Domina los mares, toma el control de la tierra, forja una nueva nación y conquista el globo.
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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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Domina los mares, controla la tierra, forja una nación nueva y conquista el mundo. Empire: Total War lleva la serie Total War al siglo XVIII, el Siglo de las Luces, una época de agitación política, avances militares y pensamiento radical, capturado con asombroso detalle en Empire: Total War.
Empire: Total War introduce multitud de características revolucionarias nuevas, incluyendo un auténtico combate naval en 3D. Por primera vez en la serie de Total War, podrás llevar el mando de forma intuitiva de un único barco o de extensas flotas sobre paisajes marinos repletos de agua extraordinaria y efectos meteorológicos que tienen un gran papel en un final con un triunfo glorioso o una derrota vergonzosa. Después de bombardear al enemigo con los cañones, acercarte para apresar su barco y prepararte para abordar, toma el control de tus hombres mientras luchan en las cubiertas de estos gigantes de madera.
Además, Empire: Total War incluye mejoras para las batallas en 3D típicas de la serie Total War y el mapa de campaña por turnos. Las batallas en tiempo real presentan nuevos desafíos con la inclusión del cañón y del mosquete, desafiando a los jugadores a dominar formaciones y tácticas nuevas, como resultado del aumento de la importancia de la pólvora en la guerra. El mapa de campaña, el punto central de la experiencia Total War para muchos, introduce una variedad de elementos nuevos y actualizados, incluyendo sistemas nuevos de comercio, diplomacia y espionaje con agentes, una interfaz de usuario refinada y más eficiente, consejeros mejorados y un mayor alcance, para poder acceder a las riquezas de la India, a la turbulenta Europa y, por primera vez, al potencial sin explotar de Estados Unidos de América.
  • Toma el mando en alta mar. La nueva guerra naval en 3D a tiempo real lleva la incomparable acción de batalla de Total War a alta mar, donde los jugadores pueden estar al mando de un solo barco o de grandes flotas.
  • Conviértete en fundador. Comienza en 1700, la era de la guerra a lo largo de los océanos, la revolución y la fundación de los Estados Unidos.
  • La tecnología y el motor gráfico totalmente nuevos presentan asombrosos paisajes marinos en tiempo real, nuevos sistemas avanzados de los paisajes y la flora y un meteorología dinámica.

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • SO: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 o Windows Vista™
    • Procesador: Intel® Pentium® a 2.4 GHz o superior o AMD® Athlon® equivalente
    • Memoria: 1 GB de RAM (XP) 2 GB de RAM (Vista™)
    • Gráficos: Tarjeta aceleradora de hardware con 256 de VRAM, 100% compatible con DirectX 9.0c y con soporte para sombreado 2.0
    • Pantalla: Resolución de 1280 x 1024 como mínimo
    • Sonido: Dispositivo de sonido compatible con Directx9.0c
    • Disco Duro: 15 GB de espacio libre en formato NTFS
    • Periféricos: Ratón y teclado compatibles con Windows
    Requisitos Mínimos del Sistema:
    • Sistema Operativo Mac: 10.8.5
    • Procesador:2.0 GHz
    • RAM:4GB
    • Placa Gráfica:256 MB*
    • Disco Duro:20 GB
    • Las siguientes terjetas gráficas NO son compatibles: series ATI X1xxx, series Intel GMA y series NVIDIA 7xxx.
    Requisitos Recomendados del Sistema:
    • Sistema Operativo Mac: 10.9.3
    • Procesador:2.4 GHz
    • RAM:4GB
    • Placa Gráfica:512GB*
    • Disco Duro:20 GB
    • Las siguientes terjetas gráficas NO son compatibles: series ATI X1xxx, series Intel GMA y series NVIDIA 7xxx.
    Requisitos Mínimos del Sistema:
    • Sistema Operativo Mac: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit)
    • Procesador: 2 GHz
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Placa Gráfica: 512MB*
    • Disco Duro: 16 GB
    • Nvidia 600 series+, AMD 6000 series+, Intel Iris Pro
    Requisitos Recomendados del Sistema:
    • Sistema Operativo Mac: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit)
    • Procesador: 3 GHz
    • RAM: 8GB
    • Placa Gráfica: 1GB*
    • Disco Duro: 16GB
    • Nvidia 700 series+, AMD 6000 series+
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jasontARNG
( 148.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 29 de mayo
I've been playing this game even before I got the steam version. I have well over 100 hours on this game and can positivley say that this game is worth the buy! Yes, as with all games, there are a few quirks. But the game makes up for this with a massive campaign map and a great list of units. Once you take over Europe, you can always look forward to expanded into North Africa, the Americas, or India. So much to do even before you start experimenting with mods!
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Guderian
( 8.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 29 de mayo
Take command over 18th Century troops and get independence for America, overthrow Europe as Prussia or whatever you like. There are not many restrictictions in what you can achieve, only your actions will determine the outcome of the Game.
Some of the Game Mechanics are rather weird, for example if you station two infantry units directly behind each other it may occur, that the second in line shoots their own troops in the back.
Same with artillery stationed behind Infantry.
But all in all a very enjoyable game!
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joselillo26
( 176.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 29 de mayo
Es un total war bien echo si te a gustado los demas este te va a convencer igualmente solo se echa un poco de menos la variedad de tropas pero eso se remedia con algun mod ; )
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Alexman
( 14.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 29 de mayo
The game is full off bugs....dont buy
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Wasit
( 33.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 29 de mayo
I dont like this. You should rather buy Napolèon: Total War almost the same but all is much better!
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TheJessAss
( 74.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de mayo
>Download darthmod
>Play as Native muricans
>Take over the Muricas
> Don't convert ports (Can only build one type of ships of natives)
>Build major fleet of screaming scalping warriors
>Invade EU
>Now i won
> Half the world is Cherroke
>the rest fears is, Finnaly shows us respect
>Now who is taking land from who
> Best game NA
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konarr
( 146.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de mayo
This is the first game I played in the series and runs best on my low graphics computer.
Second best to Napoleon Total War
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DJScarletti
( 67.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de mayo
The Great Kingdom of prussia attack saxony polond attacks take saxony west prussia and warsaw peace with poland builds
HUGE Army attacks austria after long and bloody war take vienna peace with austra Uk and russia were ally of austria take kiev the take crimea after russia took it over peace with russia the rest a stalemate britan rules the waves and I start with no fleet so I send troops to break the blockade peace with britan attack hannover ally with sweeden attack dennmark sweedan
units the baltic sea I take copenhagan to the new world invade texas ownd by cheeroke the the huron wyandot help them
take texas and buy cuba the mughal empire owns half of india I take most of upper india and take out punjab afhgan rebels
attack and kill them hmmm what to do I attack france take paris and london its been a few days and my save is corrupted
but for real 8.5/10
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rkristofor
( 50.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de mayo
what the hell have you dumb stupid morons done to this game. you redused all the battle numbers of all units to the point at which there is no point to fight with anything other than line infantry. if you take the long rang units into battle with only 40 people anyone just charges in and kills half of them in one volly of rounds therefore they retreat therefore usless. you have and option to have no time limit in battles however when you select this option all it dose is hide the clock from you and you now have to guess when the time runs out because it does run out. you also redueced the number of cannons in each battery to two so now you have to have 8 battery just to be affective which means you are just overrun by an enemy that charges in. you have changed all the things that were perficly fine with the game however you have not changed anything that needs fixing like the ability to repaire fort walls instead of haveing to tear them down and rebuild them. what have you done to this great game, you have runied it change it back
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Fill me up, Scotty
( 5.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 27 de mayo
Played as Sweden, Crushed the danish. 10/10 simulator game
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MrTheBo$$
( 25.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 27 de mayo
Good game :)
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maxistruwe
( 220.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 27 de mayo
Eines der besten Strategiespiele überhaupt! Gibt's fast für lau.
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Imperator James
( 55.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 27 de mayo
>Prussia conquered Europe
>I was a king of Prussia
>I was a tyrant
>People wanted democracy
>I sparked a revolution
>I sided with rebels
>I overthrew my ex-government
>Now I'm a dictator
>Now Prussia has true "DEMOCRACY".


11/10 would democratize again
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934587911
( 16.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de mayo
play land battle tutorial, get defeated because I sent my unit to guard a house and they don't do anything inside that house
play road to independence ep2, Washington is dead because they have more than a dozen ships and I only have two from task
play again, they got 2 stacks and I only have money for one stack so I can't finish the task
play road to independence ep3, Spain suddenly declare war on me with one full stack unit and I don't have anything to counter that

the game is too difficult for noob
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furrylover1
( 95.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de mayo
i love this game
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Oatmeal
( 52.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de mayo
The United Provinces is flourishing. They have now conquered Morocco, and have deimated the Nation of France. All of the Island territories belonging to the French and Pirates are now under their control.

The Nordic nations have now bent the knee, with Denmark being forced to retreat to Iceland, remaining as Protectorate.

The Indian theater of war has seen bloody battles for the United Provinces. The people of Meysore have fallen, and the Marathan Confederacy are decimated. The Mughal Empire is weary, and demands a peace, to which I must agree.

Then, as nobody had expected, THE SPANISH INQUISITION. Like a swift manouver, suddenly the province of France is obtained. Morocco falls, and then the American territories fall. One by one, the Spanish Inquisition takes the United Provinces by storm. Soon, Russia invaded me in the winter. The Scandanavian countries fall, the Prussians get in on the action, and take Copenhagen.

Watching from my Palace, I see the Empire crumble. Soon the valiant men of Amsterdam must defend against the coalition. Russians, Prussians and Spanish have all joined to defeat this once proud nation. The brave men of Amsterdam try, but fail. I have been defeated. I then proceed to walk away from my computer, stand in my shower, and cry in the cold, icy water.
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Captain Inc
( 110.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de mayo
10/10 would destroy Europe with my deadily pikemen again
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Darth Fury
( 0.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
total war : loading screen
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onelung510
( 37.5 h registradas )
Publicado el 25 de mayo
love it see me
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dgrensky92
( 164.6 h registradas )
Publicado el 24 de mayo
Awesome Game! Just Wish they'd hurry up and make Total War: Civil War!!!
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192.6 h registradas
Publicado el 3 de mayo
Un salto mundial para Total War, adaptación de la saga al siglo XVIII, con innovaciones y cambios que producen mucha variedad de gustos, pero si has disfrtado con los otros Total War debes tener un sitio en tu biblioteca para éste.

Pros:
- Batallas navales ÉPICAS, solo por ésto deberías probarlo (aunque los abordajes tengan sus "fallitos").
- Juega y conquista varios continentes: América del norte y cenral, Europa, zona de la India, norte de África...mientras impones tu supremacía naval en las rutas de comercio de Brasil, Pacífico o Costa de marfil.
- Gran novedad en cuanto al dessarrollo de los territorios: según crecen en población nuevas ciudades y puertos aparecen y podremos construir en ellos, haciendo al juego crecer.
- Apartado visual notable.
- Mucha información histórica.
- Primera aparición en un Total War de los conceptos de investigación, aporta interés y desarrollo.
- Gestión de descontento: religión, clamor por reformas, industrialización etc en los territorios un poco más complicado que en otros Total War.
- Contraste entre civilizaciones occidentales y orientales o indígenas.
- La campaña indígena aporta un soplo de aire fresco a las mecánicas del juego en si.

Contras:
- Una IA indecente en batalla en demasiadas ocasiones: cada unidad ataca sola a veces, no saben asaltar fortificaciones, en ocasiones se quedan paradas o atascadas...
- Un poco caótico el sistema todavía imperante de poder hacer infinitos ejércitos de una sola unidad, pueden asolar tus estructuras y líneas comerciales. un ejemplo en el que se ve claramente es el sistema de piratería, excesivo, basta un pequeño barco en tus líneas comerciales para poderte llevar a la bancarrota hasta que llegues a él (o puede haber muchas flotas de un barco en diferentes puntos del globo).
- En línea con lo anterior, puede haber una excesiva importancia del comercio. Siempre es una fuerte fuente de ingresos pero no hasta el punto de hacer imposible el sustento del reino sin él (especialmente en las fases más tardías del juego).
- Restricciones achacables a la época en cuanto a variedad de unidades y sistema de lucha.
- Empieza la pesadilla de los mil DLC´s a precio de oro a cambio de tres unidades cada uno...juego por partes.

Nota final: 7´5/10
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-Start as Prussia
-Build an Army
-Build one brig
-Transport army of over 1000 to america on brig
-Kill native
-Now true European
-Force natives into army
-Force natives to fight in India
10/10 Would force Indians to fight Indians again
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I have been playing the Total War games for over six years. I have not only been playing that genre, but I always returned. The first game I ever brought on Steam was "Empire Total war".

I fell in love with this game at first sight. So many possibilities with everything. You are the leader of your own nation. You have total control, which can lead to the rise of a mighty empire or the fall of a small.

Keep good relations with the major nations and keep your economy in check. I myself have played this a lot, so I always play at at least hard difficulty. This will give you a feeling of really fighting for every land, instead of just conquering like if it was a piece of candy in a candystore.

Most of historic games today are about the 20-century, so I really apreciatted this game. It is really cheap now, and even through it is a little old now, then it is still a classic. If you want the graphics and gameplay to fit the new times, then download the mod "Darthmod" to the game. It makes it better than before <333

I rate this game 1933/10
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Remember that one time India invaded and subjugated Persia, America and Greenland with an army consisting entirely of pitchfork wielding villagers? Me too.
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started ww2 200 years before it actually happened

10/10 would hitler again
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The ship battles in this game are better than any other game I have played.
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1. Play Prussia
2. Invade Poland & Russia
3. Hitler is happy
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Best Total War Game

Empire: Total War™ takes place in the 18th century 1700's Although inaccurate Empire territory,
Flags. & musket sounds, SEGA™ delivered on a full scale map with multiple Empires that control a vast amount of territories
that cover 3 continents, Europe, North America & the Caribbean & India The continents can be traversed via the
impecable naval system that can easily give you access to amphibious 18th century cross-continental campaigns.

There is a tutorial section taking place during the American revolutionary war that gives you control over the United States faction, it also has its own campaign that allows you to fight that particular war in its entirety.
Although everyone knows Grand Campaign is where its at
In Grand Campaign
You are given the choice to control muliple Empires in the world map, this includes;
Great Britain, France, Spain, Prussia, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Sweden, the Dutch Republic, the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania, the Austrian Empire, plus two factions in India.

This game offers you the challenging task of making the economic, technological, & military decisions, down to the movement of armies & regiments of these Empires in Grand Campaign, with the options to have historical objectives, or world domination. The AI in the Vanilla is extremely difficult. Once war is declared, peace is impossible to sue for unless you have a significant territorial advantage over the enemy, which takes many turns.
Vanilla Empire: Total War™ also has many unfixed bugs with an embarrassing battle interface/visual effect.
I personally recommend that you install a mod created by a dedicated member of the Total War™ community.

Which brings me to the best part of Emire: Total War™
My favourite mod, Darth Mod.
  • Darth Mod re-vamps the game & makes it playable.
  • Changing the visuals of the battles, uniforms.
  • Making the AI more agreeable in Diplomacy Which relates to a hilarious bug.
  • Giving the game a soundtrack more fitting to the time period.
  • Giving you access to amazing x40 unit battles with saved games for every faction.
  • DarthMod gave me 300+ hours of gameplay for Empire: Total War™ and it can be found
  • Here

There are bugs in the game, even for Darth Mod, although the mod offers fixes for them, like the broken diplomacy in the campaign, it creates a new one. This bug is absolutely hilarious. As you choose a major Empire, you will witness the other major powers slice up the map to their will. Defeating one another and crushing smaller nations. One of them decides to make these small nations their Protectorate Which in the game, means this nation has full miltiary access, & will declare war on anyone who declares war on them. This empire is Dagestan
TLDR
Pick up this game if you're a fan of fighting wars on a grand scale in the 1700's.
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Bringing the Total War series to the gunpowder age, Empire really nails the "line of battle" style of warfare. It had the biggest map in the series to date, with three massive theaters to conquer and several small trade areas ripe for naval control. Diplomacy was massively overhauled, bringing much-needed improvements and making negotiating actually viable for once.

It also introduced several completely new features, including epic playable naval battles and a tech tree to progress through the campaign, both of which have become staples of the series. The historical battles, while great, are less polished than normal and lack the intro cutscenes that are usually featured.

There's a mini-campaign included that allows you to play as the USA through four stages of history - Jamestown, French & Indian War, American Revolution, and finally as the USA on the Grand Campaign. It's a special version of the Grand Campaign that starts at 1783 and is incredibly challenging.

The biggest downside to the game, by far, is that the DLC unit packs are more or less required to have rosters that feel complete. This was CA's first game to experiment with DLC packs and they left many elite units off of the vanilla rosters, to be included in the DLC. If you get the DLC packs, then the game is amazing, but I fear for the experience of anyone trying to play it vanilla.

The Warpath DLC is interesting, but a rather disappointing expansion campaign when compared to the others in the series.
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Great game. If you get it find Darth mod and watch your spare time vanish
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>Prussia conquered Europe
>I was a king of Prussia
>I was a tyrant
>People wanted democracy
>I sparked a revolution
>I sided with rebels
>I overthrew my ex-government
>Now I'm a dictator
>Now Prussia has true "DEMOCRACY".


11/10 would democratize again
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very interesting and fun game but can get boring at time, campaign is very good
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I believe Empire: Total War is the greatest Total War game of all, with a few qualifications. Of course the undeniable best TW game for me was Rome: Total War the First, which revolutionised the series and whatever genres you might want to identify in the wider title, a game which I have dumped huge amounts of hours into - amounts which grow even to this day by the occasional intense, weekend-long binge.

That opening paragraph may sound a bit contradictory - to begin with I call Empire the greatest TW title of all, then I immediately state that RTW is of course the best, but I am trying to work on a distinction, here.

What I'm trying to say is that ETW was a perfect storm, if you will, a game which came at just the right time, featured just the right shift in scenery and era, brought in just the right technologies and got just the right feel of UI, interaction and general gameplay. I said before that some qualifiers exist and they do - the game is not a perfect TW title - but it gets certain things very, very right.

To elaborate then, I start with the game's position in the series. If memory serves (and really how wrong could it get) the game came after Medieval 2 and the Kingdoms expansion thereof and somewhat logically endured an advancement through the ages to the Age of Empire - but it also came at a perfect technological moment that allowed it to be a true quantum leap over it's direct predecessor in many ways. The upgrade in graphics, UI, gameplay (the introduction of smaller settlements and such on the map) and the addition of naval combat - not to mention the introduction of guns, en masse (more on the flaws of this system a bit later) - all went together to make this game feel many years ahead of the earlier titles in the series, and usher in the later era that we are now enjoying.

The Age of Empire just seems to perfectly lend itself to the Total War idea. Warefare by gun is just that bit more tactical, that bit more impactful and rhytmic. The battles - especially the open battles, far from fortresses and the select range of infuriating consequences to trying to breach walls - have real breadth for elaboration and intrigue...

My lasting memory of a battle in Empire: Total War occured when my Dutch army, emboldened by the easy capture of Norway from the Swedes, marched on their home province only to be met by all the soldiers that should have been guarding Norway on top of the standard garrison. My army consisted of a general's body guard, two run down groups of Cavalry, and three groups of riflemen - we were up against at least twice that number - and many of those units were perfectly respectable, dangerous foes with little militia riff-raff mixed in.

I had retreated from battle once after blindly commiting my army to a seige and pulling out - but that very turn the Swedes marched out to put me to the sword. Terrified, I put my troops to the rear of my deployment zone, on top of a shallow hill with a small but dense wooded forest crowning it, a vague crescent of extra-steep terrain, halfway from the crest and facing towards where the enemy would come from, and another scattering of trees further down the slope but quite a way off to a flank. I arranged two groups of cavalry - including my captain - in the dense forest, and a third group off to the opposite flank behind the scattered trees, while I lined my riflemen along the top rim of the steep section, as best as I could - the rim wasn't wide enough for one group, let alone three.

The battle commenced, and a broad force of enemies set off towards my small group of men. Hanging on by the seat of my pants, I noticed a group of cavalry making a run for the flank of my riflemen that was overlooked by the dense forest, and instantly shot out both of my hidden horse groups to intercept the charge, resulting in a very quick sortie between the advancing lines and my steady riflemen. The banner of the enemy horse group flashed, marvel of marvels, and I took that as a sign to instsantly wheel around and send my horsemen back to the dense forest. briefly pursued, the opposing horse group wheeled away at the line of trees under pot shots from my riflemen, but the battle had only just begun as I sent the horses right back out again more or less instantly to counter-charge into the flanks of a huge unit of footsoldiers who had engaged my left flank. In the mean time I had done more or less the same manouver with my other flanking horsemen, breaking into the flank of a group of riflemen before wheeling away for a second charge to counter the opposing captain as they attempted to augment their advancing rifle troops with a charge by the general's bodyguard. The battle would see-saw mightily as my riflemen gamely held the high ground, wheeling this way and that to stave off probing groups of gunners, while my ragged cavalry units darted this way and that, charging, extracting themselves and charging again, trying always to lock units in pincer movements and circle around behind them to force them to flee.

Miraculously, with only medium losses to ground troops and only about 50% losses to my cavalry units, I eventually forced the entirety of the enemy army to sound a hasty retreat, barring their captain! Noting that I only had one enemy left on the battlefield, I threw everything I could at him - all of my remaining horses charged his larger group from two sides,w hile up the middle charged the remainders of my three groups of riflemen, swords drawn, for the kill. A heroic victory was won that day, and with it my everlasting affection for this title.

Of course, as I have hinted at, this is the greatest and grandest of the TW games in my estimations - mirroring the pomp of the setting - but it is simply not the best because of a couple of isolated by serious flaws.

A) Battle Bugs
Sadly, this game suffers from a few bugs in battle situations.

At one point while I was trying to mop up some pirates in the Leeward Islands my dutch riflemen refused to open fire on pirates crouching behind a wall, despite being well in range and themselves fired upon - a group of natives who I had sent creeping around behind and sprinting along the interior of the wall likewise refused to fight the 'dug in' enemy troops unless I simply told them to run through the enemy position, forcing them to automatically swing swords at them. Likewise a group of horsemen - I love me some flanking - who had circled around the other way had to sweep through and jump over the wall in question, heading for an empty space in the middle distance, in order to finally extricate the enemies from that wall and open them up to uninhibited, bug-free slaughter.

At another point, funnily enough also against pirates but this time at Port Royale, my troops of the Maratha Confederacy (I was trying to carve out some trade routes in the Caribbean) turned up with five groups of cannon and laid waste to the city walls - but not until I had lots two cannon and crew to invisible walls which forced them to walk in mid air, and this was just a prelude to the catastrophe that would be my attempt to enter into the town through the breaches in the walls - my riflemen just about struggled through in a completey buggy way, as did my elephants and such, but then half a platoon of elephants was cut down by the enemy captain, who despite being the last surviving member of his bodyguard was enjoying some kind of god mode bug as a result of being wedged between the invisible wall of the city gate and that of a section of ruined wall. I ultimately won that battle, but the unmitigated annoyance of trying to seige that settlement put my off seige battles for the remainder of my campaign - autoresolving any town that boasted fortifications.

B) Unplayable Factions
I must end now, word limit, but the fact that you can only play the 'major factions' available at the start of the game kills my inner completionist.9/10
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The best Total War game ever.
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I am an American, and purchased this while living in Europe. I have spent hours upon hours lost in this game world. It was for me such an amazing experience - my introduction to Steam, the introduction of sea battles in the Total War franchise, the historical period.

It was a step down in some aspects - the "clone" armies vs the unique variations in Medieval II (my favorite Total War to date), the bugs at launch, but the sheer scope and size of it all is absolutely fan-f-ing-tastic. This Total War was the first one that really gave me the feeling of being in control of an alternate history; the leader of a world power.

One of the things that I miss a bit was the length of the battles. It's sad to go into a game of the wonderful Attila, such a step up from Rome II (which almost brought me to tears at launch it was so disappointing), and have two massive armies decimate each other in 10 minutes. I played Empire last night, 2v2, and the battle lasted 45 minutes. Half-way through the battle my teammate and I were winning, and then the French overpowered my overly aggressive enemy without me noticing while I defended against the Cherokee, and in the last 10 minutes our enemies completely overcame us. Such a lengthy, brutal battle is typical in Empire, while most confrontations in Rome II and Attila seem like 10-minute-long skirmishes. +1 for Empire: TW.

Sieges too were a bit disappointing with focus on forts vs towns, but the towns you do get to fight in usually make for exciting urban combat situations.

Overall, not my favorite Total War, but heads-and-shoulders above anything else out there for this time period. Thank you Creative Assembly - you're not perfect, but your games have been my favorite for over a decade.
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awasome war game
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good game!
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I love it :D
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This is the game that warmed me up to the Total War series (and Turn-Based games in general). Glad I played it and I will continue to play this series (not just Empire), cant wait for Warhammer!

Great fun and the graphics still hold up pretty well!
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If you can get past the AI being mentally ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ at times, this game is definitely worth playing. Darthmod makes it 10x's better. 8.4/10
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