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 (15,102 reviews) - 92% of the 15,102 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

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.
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lukeharden
( 26.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I am no longer able to play total war shogan under unknown circumstances, it doesnt get past the first loading screen. Only played 26 hours on this game, all my other total war games work.
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Adam Calzone Chronicles
( 225.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Best Total War of all time
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kentuckywildcats-1
( 77.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great combination of old units and new units for great combat. Love this game!
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✪ Shifty
( 66.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Best Total War ever.
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Elreezy
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Total War Shogun 2 is an awesome and kick-♥♥♥ game so, I would recommend it to anyone who likes Turn-Based Stategy Games!
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SoulReaperX89
( 88.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game is a life drainer and i just played one campain play through on normal. so if your at school or working playing this game is a bad bad idea where u wont be able to sleep cuz of the 1 more turn addiction situation. I love this game and its the best total war game still in 2016.
9.5/10
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Manimal
( 215.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Pros:
Bad ♥♥♥ units with awesome animations
Characters have loads of personality to them as you level them up, especially generals
great looking UI and art style
time settting is very atmospheric, and there is a lot of historical accuracy
a lot of fun battle mechanics to play with
good music
use of tactics is pretty legit, not just a cluster ♥♥♥♥ all the time
good graphics

Cons:
annoying agent actions RNG
Poor dipolmatic AI - will sometimes backstab you for no reason (even vassals)
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Master Baiter
( 96.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Rushing through those Yari Ashiguru spear walls with my horses like it's nothing...

7/10 because of the fun gameplay loaded with things that don't seem right (not sure if bugs)
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nikki666rae
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Product received for free
just good.
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Ripfin
( 76.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
One thing i love about shogun 2. is it keeps the aspect of the scaled down map makes for better province managment and more injoyable battles.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
First sorry for my english. Sotto la recensione in italiano.


Total War Shogun 2 is a game released in 2011, remake of the first chapter, and is
a mixed real-time strategy and turn-based strategy. Exponent of the series
developed by The Creative Assembly is set in feudal Japan era
(2 different era in total with dlc), and has the best online multiplayer of all total war.
This game is mainly based on the military part of both land and sea.


Pros
  • Many languages ​​available
  • Mod support and Steam Workshop
  • Steam cards, cloud and achievement
  • Good tutorial
  • Pleasant encyclopedia
  • Present demo
  • Outstanding multiplayer
  • Graphics and excellent sound
  • Replayable and high longevity
  • Fun naval battles
  • Valve Anti-Cheat and Statistics
  • RPG elements and agents
  • Introduction heroes
  • Improved ia
  • More tactical in combat
  • Diplomacy and management phase
  • Complete options
  • Unified launcher
  • Atmosphere and interesting period
  • Pleasing ui
  • Few bugs

Cons
  • High price
  • Heavy graphics
  • Download and occupied significant space on disk
  • Long loadings
  • Linux and steam OS not present
  • Dlc not always useful
  • Variety of units
  • Easy to learn hard to master
  • Multiplayer access is difficult for newbies
  • Sieges improvable
  • Pathfinding inaccurate


It 'amazing game, stands out in the whole francise total war. The mods are a side dish to a game already with a solid foundation and the multiplayer is particularly rich and attended by many veterans.
The dlc recommended to buy with reserve is the dawn of the samurai, the others could be free dlc.
You have to be passionate of Japan to enjoy it fully.
Very nice in all its parts presents an encyclopedia and many feutures of steam, but
the loadings can be frustrating.
An advice , as usual try the demo, because the game is atypical for the series, with reduced maps to Japan
and all factions have roughly the same units.
The graphics are still great and the bugs are very few.
The artistic and stylistic rendering is excellent. Hard to find major flaws; the variety of combat tactics is commendable.
Finally the historical period is interesting and little explored.




graphics 8.5
sound 8.5
longevity 9
gameplay 9

Rating 9/10 vote with mod 9.5 / 10


Shogun 2 campaign voting base: 9 (this is the basic game, totally awesome)
Vote campaign Dawn of the Samurai: 7 (is the poorest campaign set in the XII century Japan)


Purchase price recommended under $ 5 per base game (note that the game was released in a bundle) and $ 10 per collection and under $ 0.80 for Blood Pack DLC (not present in the collection).

Mod recommended:
"Radious" (improves the game in all the main areas and adds a number of units) in particular is divided in 2 versions for each game period (for each era installed base mod ,and the package that adds more units).
"DarthMod: Shogun II SW" that does the same; very customizable.






ITALIAN:


Total War Shogun 2 è un gioco rilasciato nel 2011, rifacimento del primo capitolo, ed è
un misto strategia in tempo reale e strategia a turni. Esponente dell'omonima serie
sviluppata dalla britannica The Creative Assembly è ambientato nel giappone dell'epoca feudale
(2 epoche differenti in totale con i dlc), ed ha il migior multiplayer online di tutti i total war.
Questo gioco si basa principalmente sulla parte militare sia di terra che di mare.


Pro
  • molte lingue disponibili
  • supporto mod e steam Workshop
  • steam cards, cloud and achievement
  • buon tutorial
  • enciclopedia piacevole
  • presente demo
  • multiplayer eccezionale
  • grafica e sonoro ottimi
  • rigiocabile e longevo
  • battaglie navali divertenti
  • Valve Anti-Cheat e Statistiche
  • elementi rpg e agenti
  • introduzione eroi
  • ia migliorata
  • più tattica nei combattimenti
  • diplomazia e fase gestionale
  • opzioni complete
  • launcher unificato
  • atmosfera e periodo interessanti
  • ui gradevole
  • bug poco presenti

Contro
  • grafica pesante
  • download e spazio occupato su disco significativi
  • caricamenti lunghi
  • linux e steam OS non presenti
  • dlc non sempre utili
  • varietà delle unità
  • facile da imparare difficile da padroneggiare
  • multiplayer di difficile accesso per i neofiti
  • assedi migliorabili
  • pathfinding impreciso
  • prezzo elevato


E' gioco fantastico, spicca nell'intero francise total war. Le mod sono un contorno a un gioco già con solide basi e il multiplayer è particolarmente ricco e frequentato da molti veterani.
Il dlc consigliato con riserva è l'alba dei samurai, gli altri potevano essere inseriti come dlc gratuiti.
Bisogna essere appassionati del Giappone per goderlo appieno.
Molto curato in tutte le sue parti presenta un'enciclopedia e molte feutures di steam, ma
i caricamenti possono essere frustranti.
Un consiglio, come al solito provate la demo, perchè gioco della serie atipico, con mappa ridotta al Giappone
e tutte le fazioni possiedono all'incirca le stesse unità.
La grafica è ancora ottima e i bug sono pochissimi e tralasciabili.
La resa artistica e stilistica è ottima. Difficile trovare grossi difetti; la varietà di tattiche di combattimento è lodevole.
Infine il periodo storico è interessante e poco esplorato.



Grafica 8.5
Sonoro 8.5
Longevità 9
Giocabilità 9

Voto 9/10 voto con mod 9.5/10


Voto campagna shogun 2 base: 9 (è il gioco base, semplicemente meraviglioso)
Voto campagna l'alba dei samurai: 7 (è la campagna più povera ambientata nel Giappone del XII secolo)


Prezzo di acquisto consigliato sotto 5€ per gioco base (da notare che il gioco è uscito in un bundle) e sotto 10€ per collection e sotto 0,80€ per Blood Pack DLC (non presente in collection).

Mod consigliate:
"Radious" (migliora il gioco in tutti gli ambiti principali e aggiunge numerose unità)in particolare è divisa in 2 versioni per ogni epoca di gioco (per ogni epoca installate la mod base e il pacchetto che aggiunge più unità).
"DarthMod: Shogun II SW" che fa altrettanto; molto personalizzabile.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
270.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Having played this game for like 200+ Hours i gotta say i'm giving it a 100% good review and i will explain why i recommend this game to anyone who has interest on Japanese History.

Pros
- The game has an authentic array of units at its disposal
- The campaign is so realistic than anyone who controls Kyoto shall be involved in the Realm Divide wherein all the family clans in Japan will become your worst enemies
- The best thing about Shogun is the agents. Why? is because they can make a difference in the game like Sabotaging Armies, Committing Arson and Assasinating Generals and Faction leaders. Aside from that they can administer settlements and apprehend spies from other factions
- The movement points that you can build a railway to easily transport armies across Japan
- The General can rally and inspire wavering troops that are falling back
- Lastly offcourse no Total War game would be complete without the battle. The battle has a new animation system that you can even see Samurai decapitating enemy warriors and blood splurting all around the battlefield.

Cons
- I can't think of a bad review for the game the only thing that bothers me is the price of the DLC's so if you want to play this game better buy it on Sale just like what i did.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
The biggest thing you need to fear in this game is the god damn christians.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
In my opinion this is the best game from the Total War collection
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This game can be used as a rehab for drugs. Once you are into it theres no escape.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,054.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
All in all absolutely excellent. Maximum replayability of any total war, and with the best multiplayer of any total war. I have over 1k hours on it after 2 and a half years. Definitely reccomend over Rome 2, Attila, or Warhammer.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
513.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is the My One of the best games.
It is very nice to play it becaue of very comfortable and evolved interface.
Its game way is also very interesting and simple. Yeah not complicated.
Plus you can use the mod by Steam Workshop.
If you like Historic game, It will be the good choice.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The best total war game.
9/10
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Recommended
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
One of my first game on steam ! so much fun and very addicting 11/10 Vodka
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