Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,746 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 3, 2009

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Includes 6 items: Empire: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the West, Empire: Total War™ - The Warpath Campaign, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of America, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the East

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Includes 9 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, Empire: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War™, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition, Total War Battles: SHOGUN

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Includes 28 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, Empire: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the West, Empire: Total War™ - The Warpath Campaign, Napoleon: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of America, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the East, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Saga Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Obama Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Tsu Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Sendai Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Total War Battles: SHOGUN, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC

 

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"This is one of the most playable, important and accomplished games ever created." 94% PC GAMER
"...deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the greatest names in gaming history." 9.5/10 IGN

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About This Game

March 31, 2010 - Update
Update 1.6 for Empire: Total War is available today. The update introduces a large number of revisions to the Artificial Intelligence in real time battles. Amongst many other improvements, the Battle A.I. now maintains its lines more rigorously, has better army movement and engages in melee more tactically. It is also better at protecting its own advance and engaging opponents with flanking attacks.
 

October 5, 2009 - Update
Performance and other general improvements to Empire: Total War have just been released, in conjunction with the new Warpath Campaign DLC. Read on for a full list of features included with this update.
 

September 22, 2009 - Update
This update, now available on Steam, adds two new historical battles: Battle of Rossbach and Battle of Fontenoy. Both are available in single player and multiplayer game modes. Read on for a full list of features included with this update.
 

June 22, 2009 - Update
Empire is expanding. With its latest update now available on Steam, Empire: Total War adds 14 free new units along with numerous updates and game enhancements. Read on for a full list of features included with this update.
 

ABOUT EMPIRE: TOTAL WAR


Dominate the 18th century on land and sea. Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe. Empire: Total War takes the Total War franchise to the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment — a time of political upheaval, military advancements, and radical thought, captured in stunning detail in Empire: Total War.
Empire: Total War introduces a host of revolutionary new features, including true 3D naval combat. For the first time in the Total War series, you will be able to intuitively command single ships or vast fleets upon seascapes rich with extraordinary water and weather effects that play a huge role in your eventual glorious success or ignominious defeat. After pummelling your enemy with cannon fire, close in to grapple their ship and prepare to board, taking control of your men as they fight hand-to-hand on the decks of these wooden behemoths.
In addition, Empire: Total War will see further enhancements to the Total War series’ signature 3D battles and turn-based campaign map. Real-time battles will pose new challenges with the addition of cannon and musket, challenging players to master new formations and tactics as a result of the increasing role of gunpowder within warfare. And the Campaign Map — for many, the heart of Total War — introduces a variety of new and upgraded elements, including new systems for Trade, Diplomacy and Espionage with agents; a refined and streamlined UI; improved Advisors; and a vastly extended scope, taking in the riches of India, the turbulence of Europe and, for the first time, the untapped potential of the United States of America.
  • Take command on the high seas. New real-time 3D naval warfare takes Total War's unparalleled battle action to the high seas, with players commanding single ships or vast fleets.
  • Become a founding father. Starting in 1700 — The era of warfare across oceans, revolution and the founding of the United States.
  • All new graphics engine and technology features staggering real-time seascapes, new advanced landscape and flora systems, and dynamic weather.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista™
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® or greater or AMD® Athlon® equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP,) 2 GB RAM (Vista™)
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
    • Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels
    • Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB free hard disk space formatted as NTFS
    • Peripherals: Windows compatible mouse and keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:4GB Memory
    • Graphics:256MB*
    • Hard Drive:20GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, Intel GMA series and NVIDIA 7xxx series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.3
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:4GB Memory
    • Graphics:512GB*
    • Hard Drive:20GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, Intel GMA series and NVIDIA 7xxx series.
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,133.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I think my hours say everything there is ti say,
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
The Ottomans tried to overwhelm my army of regulars with a few farmers wielding pitchforks. We almost lost.

10/10.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
*sniff* i ♥♥♥♥ing love redcoats *sniff* i love them man

but those ♥♥♥♥ing minutemen *sniff*

walk around thinking they can *sniff* get away with ♥♥♥♥ing anything

and no one taking any notice

cunting pricks
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
224.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Product: Empire:TotalWar

Rating: 8.5/10

Recommended amount to pay: I would say this game is worth about $29.99 to $34.99

Personal thoughts of game:
Pro-A large campaign that spans from the america all the way east to the indies
Con-Lacks variety of units

Why I recommend this: I like this total war title mostly for the campaign Connecting the large areas of the americas and its resources aswell as the indies to europe offers a much more enjoyable stagetic approach to commerce as you lead your empire throught the years were technology is improving every form of life. If your a fan of the series or new to the seires and looking for a first title to try out then this is a very good choice.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
It is rather amusing to watch volley after volley of bullets mow down your enemies.
I should seek help

8/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
The Second-Best Strategy game that I have played! Empire: Total war let you go into the past time and control armies. That include the French, the Indians, America, and English Red Coat army! The graphics are excellent, and the gameplay is smooth, no errors !The game is totally epic! I reccomend playing this ultra awesome game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
130.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
It's kind of like dust II but muskets
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Absolutely fantastic game. The only downside is it draws me away fro the homework im meant to be doing. The combat is excellent as are the graphics
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
386.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Awesome strategy game. I suggest purchasing the special units pack.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
131.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
As a Portuguese, all that I can say is: "10/10 muh Empire, muh colonies, muh superpower"
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Started as Prussia , made a Prussian Empire by invading india and making it German India. I have surpassed what other people couldn't do in history which is to invade Moscow during the winter, I blitzkrieg through Europe like there was no tommorow. 10/10 would India again with germans
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
112.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Hella addicting bro. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
313.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
It's not the strongest entry in the Total War series, but there's something unsettlingly satisfying about ordering thousands of soldiers to march in formation to the beat of a drum as canon fire rips them to shreds...the ranks are formed, and after a few devastating volleys the bugle sounds and the lines begin to charge, bayonets fixed. The oder of battle is lost, and the carngae of war is revealed, the field running red with blood of men sent die in a faraway land, their last thoughts being of a home they shall never see again. Hope that trade agreement was worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
best of the series.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
126.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
In History you learn about how George Washington defeated the British Army under Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. Relive this battle in all of its splendor............................................... Or:
+Invade Sweden with Elephants
+Conquer the Carribean with Hordes of Ottoman Warriors.
+Launch an attack on Canada with Spanish Recruited African Militia.
with the exception of strange a.i. and some small bugs, 8/10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
267.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This is yet another awesome game in the Total War series. All total war games are worth purchasing in my opinion, but this one in particular was the first total war to truly introduce the use of large scale firearms as apposed to melee combat. The game looks very nice, and like all modern Total War games it has an extensive modding community that can increase your overall enjoyment of the game. I highly suggest you buy this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Outstanding. This is one of the most advanced, one of the best strategy games I have ever played. If it had custom empires/custom maps, it would be my favorite game. Ever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Play as glorious Holland
Take all Western Europe and then all of India
10/10 would VOC again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
335.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Very amazing game :]
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
397.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
update for darthmod please
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