Total War: SHOGUN 2 is the perfect mix of real-time and turn-based strategy gaming for newcomers and veterans alike.
User reviews: Very Positive (13,141 reviews) - 93% of the 13,141 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

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Buy Total War Master Collection Sept 2014

Includes 9 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, Total War Battles: SHOGUN, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition

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Buy Total War Grand Master Collection

Includes 28 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 Battles: SHOGUN, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign

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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

Windows
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.
Helpful customer reviews
599 of 625 people (96%) found this review helpful
410 people found this review funny
439.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2015
I caught wind that my oldest and most loyal general was planning to defect, so I ordered him to commit honorable seppuku to preserve his honor. The fool left with half my army in the night, marching towards the lands of his new lord, the treacherous great lord hatakeyama. We ran them down like dogs, and slaughtered the cowards who deserved even less than that, but the general, and not one other man, survived the onslaught. One man with a horse? My armies couldn't catch him, so i sent my most talented assassin. At the ripe age of 63, he had single handedly shifted the tide of war in japan in my favor more times than I (aparently) had loyal men in my armies. But, he succeeded only in wounding that snake, and he slithered back to the hatakeyama capitol halfway accross the country. I would not be made a fool of. I burned cities, slaughtereed thousands, overthrew a 200 year old dynasty and declared myself ruler of the charred wasteland I left in my wake... And I never saw him again.

10/10 would feel betrayed again
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477 of 495 people (96%) found this review helpful
514 people found this review funny
1,030.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
My Japanese history professor commended me for my extensive knowledge of feudal warfare and pronunciation of historical names. But he was annoyed when I kept yelling "A shamefur dispray!" whenever my classmates left the lecture hall to go to the restroom.

10/10
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207 of 217 people (95%) found this review helpful
223 people found this review funny
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2015
I am the Daimyo of the Shimiza... I think.

I'm not sure, we're just the ones who wear green and we're less likely to betray each other, which is good enough because we are extremely similar to everyone else on Nippon, the great land of Japan. We fight the same, eat the same, use the same weapons, if we all didn't agree to strict colour codes, it would be chaos.

After hundreds of years, we have decided it is time to have a civil war. We're not too sure why, but it seems right. Some bloke turned up from Denmark, handed us Japan's first gun, and that was it; time to declare war on each other and decide who will be Emperor... No, not that, we're just going to fight for the honour of being the guy who fights for the Emperor. Okay then. Thankfully, everyone got the message and we all decided it was a grand old idea.

So I began by sending out my son and two of his best mates with 400 blokes to the nearest town, where we had an honourable of 500 vs 45 men. Naturally, we won and peacefully looted the place, and paid the locals to pick up a spear and help us do it again.

Our neighbours were honourable men who promptly got eaten by some nobody clan nearby who in half a year managed to have seven provinces; I had two. In the winter of Japan, we fought a great battle; a whole 700 people took part, a great size of blood and glory. I gave a speech in Japanese; naturally I can't speak a damn word, but rather than learn the language, life conviently provided subtitles so I wouldn't have to try and learn it. As we fought, I had an advisor shout at me in stereotypical Jinglish about the honour of my family and soldiers. We lined up, we ran at each other, and I sneezed. As I looked up, the enemy had broken and run and my advisor was now screaming at me about the honour of our win. Alright then.

I asked if we could develop our technology, to allow us an advantage. My advisor told me I could either research how to stab better, or I could research some poetry and make everyone feel happier about me ruling them.

We went with the stabbing route. They'd give some flowery prose about honour and balance, but it was just how to better stab people. My population was unhappy? Stab them. Clan unhappy? Stab them. Enemy unhappy? Stab them. We went for... Total War!

Now, war is waged not just on the battlefield, but also by cloak and dagger. We began to hire people with a certain set of skills, skills that make life difficult for our enemies. First was the ninja; after we decided to build an entire building just for him, he agreed to work for us. He began to open gates for us, but then we realised we can just climb up the hill of dirt that is our castles. Then we asked him to sabotage buildings, but then we realised we would have to repair it later. Then we asked him to kill the other leaders; after only 10 years of constantly getting caught and showing us the comics later of how he did it every single time he failed (and he only ever did the same thing, again and again), he began to kill with semi-regularity. The new recruits? We forced them to stay on the gate of each town and look for suspicious people.

Then we hired the metsuke, or the police guy. After we had to build him a whole building for himself as well (not wanting to be second best to the guy in pyjamas), he then leaves the town (and not needing the building anyway) and spends him time sending monks to jail, and telling people to quiet down when they complain about the fires and stabbings. All in all, not a bad investment.

Lastly, we built a Temple and the monks came; they had the special power of making the enemy feel a little bit bad about themselves. Ultimately, we just had them sit in towns were foreigners came. You see, if you wanted the guns, you had to get the Christianity as well (Americans, amirite?), so we had the monk walk behind the Christians and refute everything they said, seemed to do well enough. We remained sufficiently Buddist, and in the spirit of Buddism, we continued our war.

During the war, we began to trade with other countries. Now, we had an ally trading with China; they said no. "But we're friends?" Yes, they replied, but if you want us to share trading with one of the biggest countries in the world, you'll have to declare war with us. "But you only have one trade ship, how can you possibly be trading with all of China? Why don't you have Beijing, and we have Shanghai?" HOJI DOESN'T SHARE TRADE! So we went to war for some silk.

After about 30 years of conquering, making vassals, having those vassal betray us, re-conquering vassals and burning them to the ground after learning our lesson, we eventually conquered Japan. Just in time for the Americans to conquer us later in the expansion.
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143 of 163 people (88%) found this review helpful
111 people found this review funny
2,942.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
2,800 hours played.....I guess it's OK. ....... Hey you crazy game, Give me back my life!!!!!
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122 of 140 people (87%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
135.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
you know what I wish?, I wish they make Total War: SHOGUN 3 someday
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