Summary: a great real time strategy game that has huge scale battles of epic and cinematic preparations. Great to just sit back and watch the cinematic battles pal out. Also incorporates some light empire building that is solid but nothing innovational.
Summary: It was a truly groundbreaking game and even today it has great climate and still offers some decent strategic challenge, well balanced and simply very enjoyable. I started with this one and played every Total War game since. Won't give it a 10, because the game isn't flawless and even for 2000 is a bit limited in strategic options (no fleets, pretty insignificant castles etc.), but I gi ve it a very well-earned 9.
Summary: Wow, just wow, this game is REALLY good. Of course its lacking some of the features of later total war games (such as battles being playable that aren't ridiculously hard to play) But for its time, this was beyond a masterpiece!
Great Game, Amazing Replay Value, won't play on most new machines.
Justin A. Turner, Amazon
3 May 2011
Summary: This is really the game that started the whole Franchise, the one that started it all, it's replay value is still through the roof and it's unit selections are amazing... unfortunately it doesn't like to play on some of the newer machines so that will limit it a bit.
Summary: love it. just rebought it from online game vendor. best Â£8 i ever spent to get the gold edition. not greatly graphical but i never enjoyed the strategic battles, i just love the strategy map and moving large armies to impending doom or victory
Summary: I recently re-bought this game after learning that the developers were producing Shogun 2. I was not disappointed by my nostalgia. It really captures the troubled times for me, and even though it is dated I enjoy it thoroughly. If you are a fan of the other Total War games, or even turn based strategy in general, it's worth the price tag!
Summary: I've played zillions of video games. This would have to make my list for top 3 to take with me to a desert island (assuming my computer somehow worked there). I got it when it first came out about a decade ago and played it to death. I still love it: even now I go through one of the faction campaigns about once every five months. It has all of the fun and none of the annoyances of the later Total War outings.
Summary: Shogun: Total War is one of the best strategy games ever. The game is divided into two segments: a Risk-esque map of Japan that gives you the strategic picture and a battle simulator that lets you play out the battles you arrange on the strategic map. Going far beyond numbers, tactical decisions a player makes affect the battle significantly - for example, if it begins to rain gunpowder units are useless, while if a player seizes the high ground they can attack units...
Summary: It was great to finally get to buy Shogun, it was the original game in the great Total War series and I just thought that I had to own it. At first its strange to get used to the controls but in the end they work just the same. The graphics aren't comparable to todays' graphics but they shouldn't be. Shogun came out in 2000 and the graphics are just fine for a game from that year.