Total War: SHOGUN 2 is the perfect mix of real-time and turn-based strategy gaming for newcomers and veterans alike.
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Very Positive (14,174 reviews) - 92% of the 14,174 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 15, 2011

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Buy Shogun 2 Collection Nov 2012

Includes 8 items: Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign

Buy Total War Master Collection Sept 2014

Includes 8 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™ - Collection, 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

Buy Total War Grand Master Collection

Includes 27 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™ - Collection, 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, Napoleon: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, 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, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign

 

Reviews

“...the best gameplay and design of any entry in the franchise.”
9.5/10 – Game Informer, Editor's Choice Gold Award
“Consistently thrilling”
92% – PC GAMER, Editor's Choice
“...one Hell of a homecoming.”
– IGN

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About This Game

MASTER THE ART OF WAR
In the darkest age of Japan, endless war leaves a country divided. It is the middle of the 16th Century in Feudal Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. Ten legendary warlords strive for supremacy as conspiracies and conflicts wither the empire. Only one will rise above all to win the heart of a nation as the new shogun...The others will die by his sword.
Take on the role of one Daimyo, the clan leader, and use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal: re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun – the undisputed ruler of a pacified nation.

Game Features

Total War: SHOGUN 2 features enhanced full 3D battles via land and sea, which made a name for the series, as well as the tactical campaign map that many refer to as the heart and soul of Total War. Featuring a brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare, the millennia old Chinese “Art of War”, the Creative Assembly brings the wisdom of Master Sun Tsu to Total War: SHOGUN 2. Analysing this ancient text enabled the Creative Assembly to implement easy to understand yet deep strategical gameplay.
  • CONQUER the islands of Japan in the 16th century. Lead vast armies of samurai and fleets of giant warships into breathtaking real-time battles.
  • BUILD your kingdom on the inviting and turn-based campaign map. Wield economic, political, and military power to amass wealth, armies, and influence.
  • SCHEME according to the "Art of War" by Sun Tzu. Use fire and siege tactics, spies and assassins to adapt to the ever-changing conditions on the battlefield and throughout your kingdom.
  • BATTLE ONLINE and experience the main campaign in two-player mode. Then join epic online battles with up to 8 players and lead your online army to glory in special campaigns.

New to Total War in SHOGUN 2

  • New RPG skills and experience for your Generals and Agents.
  • New Multi-stage Sieges - scaling the walls is only the beginning!
  • New Hero units inspire your men and carve through the enemy.
  • New rotating 3D campaign map.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor, or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 32GB free hard disk space
    • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 minimum
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics card or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 32GB free hard disk space
    • Screen Resolution: 1280x1024 minimum
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.5
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 4GB Memory
    • Graphics: 256MB*
    • Hard Drive:22GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 3xx series.

      The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD4000.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10.3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8GB Memory
    • Graphics: 2GB*
    • Hard Drive: 22GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 3xx series.

      The following cards require you to have 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD4000.
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Sultan.Vodka The Great
20.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
This one should be named as Beggers Total War. I always crash my enemies by having melee infrantries charge forward. Recruiting ranged infantries and calvaires are just meant to increase game difficulity for yourself. All you need is to smash Japan with a bunch of dirt poor farmers.
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metalloverboi
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
it wont start up at all dont waste your money till they fix this
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Ł.
151.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
IMO the best total war game of all time.
Both base game and expansion. 10/10.
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Archetype
3.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
Not as good as RTW 1
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Cole_Train
266.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
To get to the point, I think this is the best Total War game to start off in the Total War franchise.
I'll briefly explain why:
I started Total War playing Shogun 2. It was so good I tried Rome 2 and Empires.
I couldn't really get into Rome 2. I didn't explore a lot of the game besides the actual fighting, to be honest. But I just found the actual IRT fighting to not be as fun as in Shogun 2 and IRT fighting it a big part of the game. So then I tried Empires. (The fighting isn't fantastic, but the Campaign is interesting enough to keep me playing) BUT LET ME STICK TO SHOGUN 2!

Shogun 2 blows both of those away on first impressions. Which makes me think this is the Perfect game to get into TOTAL WAR.
I prefer the Fall of The Samuri DLC. That is my go-to when I played this game.
PRO:
    |*| The units are very interesting and diverse, given how you can play using modern units or traditional. |*| The IRT fighting is very fun because of the units. |*| The camera options are very nice during fighting, (You won't appreciate it until you play Emprires)|*| Being able to control a cannon when fighting is fun, but also helpful to yourself if you are better than the AI. Most useful when attacking castle walls. You can also have your unit direct fire on an object, while you do your own thing.
Really, nothing in this game is overwhelming. I think everything is balanced enough that you can have a good fight almost all the time. And the economics and other features in running your territories are not overwhelming either. Also, since diplomacy is basically if you are with the Emperor or the Shogun, it makes that part easier. So it just furthers my arguement that this game maay be the best to get into the series. And IMO, actually the better Total War game I've played.

CON:
    |*| The only thing I really wish this game had more of is map size. There is only a couple dozen or so territories, and most of the map is 2-3 territories wide, which makes conquering Japan feel a little linear. -I can't think of much else.
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☢Bob333
54.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
Beautiful game
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RCM™
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
OUR MEN ARE RUNNING! SHAMFUR DISPRAI!!!!!!!
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zeeb
108.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
This is TOTAL WAR, where it began and where it died.

R.I.P. Total War.


Shogun 2 forever!
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ObsessedEddie
56.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
GOOD
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SnackBar
29.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
funny
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
>Playing as the Saga in Fall of the Samurai
>Fiercly loyal to the Shogun.
>At first, I follow traditional bushido; not using guns, railroads, telephones, keeping to tradition.
>Nothing of great interest happens, I conquer a few provinces...
>All of a sudden, someone I'm fighting has Line Infantry equipped with modern musket rifles, and parrot cannons.
> Steel my men, Bonzai charge. They're cut down by a hail of gunfire and cannonballs.
>Dishonored forever, I see the writing on the wall; the old way is no longer viable, I must be victorious.
>Begin modernising, building factories, mines, commercializing my farming, and yes, adopting rifles.
>I switch my loyalties to the Pro-Modernization Emperor.
>I control the only port permitted to trade with the West.
>I use that to my advantage. I import British marines and even buy an Ironclad Warship.

>This is it, the final battle between the Shogun's Forces and the Emperor Loyalists.

>The Shogun is using elite katana samurai, cavalry, and expert bowmen. They're much more experienced than my men. They've dedicated their lives to perfecting the Art of Bushido, the Samurai Code.

>The Shogun's men charge my line.

>My Gatling guns begin to crank, filling his flanks with bullets, Samurai begin falling in a giant cloud of blood.

>My main line lifts up their muskets and fire, peppering their entire army with rifle fire.

>I order my Armstrong Cannons to begin punching into their main force.

>It's a massacre.

>I win, easily.

>Get up from my computer, contemplating that I was willing to give up my integrity in the name of victory, but in the end, I lost moreso than the enemy I had just defeated.

>Spend the next thirty minutes smoking a cigarette outside on my padio, looking at the trees and the sky.

>I have dishonored myself forever, and this game has shown me that I was willing to betray who I was, what I cared for, just so I could win. I vow to change myself.

>10/10 would change my entire life around again.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,079.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
The game deserves its name because indeed it is shogun of the all total war games.Neither Rome II nor Warhammer could beat this game.The game is the best game of the series which make you feel the times of Medieval Japan.The other games are not in balance between battlefield and gameplay on the map.However, in Shogun II you can enjoy equally from gameplay on the map and battlefield.In addition, you learn many things from the game which only a native Japan could know.The armours, arms, units even the diplomacy is more real than the other games.For example, you cannot buy or sell your lands to another daimyo contrary to the other Total War games, because the lands are scarce and limited, thus you could not sell your precious lands another daimyo.There are many things should be mentioned about the game.Maybe I can claim exaggeratedly the game is the best game in gaming history.

I do not need to praise its multiplayer.The game bringed together many different types of total warriors whose best total war game is Napoleon or Medieval or Rome.Nevertheless, the other games do not have this capacity and unfortunately, the best total war players leaved the series or in the realm of Warhammer which I think destroyed the content and mentality of the series.Anyway, the series was already destroyed by hands of developers of Rome II...
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
439.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Shogun 2 Total war is really a star among the others. Maybe the best one.

Pros: -beautiful graphics and japanese-themed textures
-godly music
-nice AI, the enemy rarely does dumb moves in battlefield and sometimes carries out nice tactics
-very well crafted units
-interesting and lasting multiplayer gameplay

Cons: -moderate city-building
-some unit dlcs are worthless(the add trivia units for their price)

Very good game overall, definitely 9/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
160.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Great game
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
The Pepsi Man is the true SHOGUN
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
106.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Beautiful art style.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
350.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Eh... Its ok
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