Summary: About a decade ago Shogun: Total War was the masterpiece that launched one of the best Strategy simulation franchises in gaming history. It was a perfectly balanced game that combined turn-based strategic decisions with real time battles in a beautiful interface made in the style of medieval Japanese artworks.
Summary: A leaner, meaner return to the game that started it all. Shogun 2: Total War pulls out all the stops and stands out as the most refined Total Wars to date. An excellent achievement and a fine addition to the franchise which I will gladly dedicate hundreds of hours of my valuable life to. The Creative Assembly have done it again, well done guys.
Summary: Been playing since release, what can i say...i havnt slept...its pretty awesome, best total was since medieval 2! Looks amazing even tho theres no dx11 untill they patch it, then it'll be a 11/10!
Summary: Totally immense. Been waiting for this ages for ages, at last it is here and I just can't put it down! The graphics are sensational, out of this world! The siege battles were just amazing, probably the best bit of the whole game! I literally cannot put it down, I don't think I will be leaving the house for the next few weeks!
Summary: Gosh, I say this game is rather fantastic! I'd been anticipating its arrival for months now and practically ripped it from my butler's hands this morning, feverishly unwrapped it and inserted the disc into one of my personal computers, and was it worth the wait? The answer is a resounding "RATHER!" . Being an avid historian, and a gentleman rather acquainted with Asian history, I found the game to be absolutely delightful and a feast to all the senses!
Summary: Best Total War title since MW2, arguably since Rome. Everything that was keeping the previous entries from being amazing was fixed. The AI has gone from ridiculously stupid to surprisingly clever. They'll lure you into traps and they know when to push and when to retreat. Naval battles are much more straightforward than in Empire/Napoleon, and so are significantly more action-packed. This is helped by land masses and coasts, which provide a much more dynamic battlefield.
Summary: Had many hours of fun out of this already and not even started on the expansions. The key advantage is it's almost 2 games in one with a turn based strategy layer and a RTS style tactical layer. If i had to say something bad it would be that the city options are a little limited although that can be a good thing also as you need to make choices as to what you make each city into rather than just having everything everywhere.
Amazing mods for Vanilla game, superb edition of the Total War series
D Thalaber, amazon.co.uk
12 May 2014
Summary: I am long time fan of the TW series, having played all editions from the original Shogun to Rome 2. Based on the emotional connection and sheer enjoyment, this installation is the best, of what TW has to offer. Yes, the original Rome was ground breaking, but in Shogun 2 both graphics and gameplay come together.