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Release Date: Mar 15, 2011

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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

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

Buy Total War Grand Master Collection

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, 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

 

Recommended By Curators

"One of the best entries to the series and on it's own right the most game changing. For any strategy game fan a must own. "

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: 10.9.4
    • 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: 10.9.4
    • 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
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
288.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
An excellent game with good graphics, gameplay and sound. This game brilliantly mixes peace & serenity with battle & conflict. It was detailed enough for me to get immersed in Japanese culture and history and actually inspired my conversion to Zen Buddhism. It may seem drastic and far fetched but my life is better now because of this game. In my opinion the best Total War.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
619.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I know im late to the party but this game is a must have for any total war fan, the combat is fabtastic and the over veiw is even better, if you dont buy this game i will punch you in the head.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
> send ninja to assassinate rival daimyo
> ninja jumps out of a building
> dies

10/10
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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
140.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
my favourite part of the game was genociding asians with giant machine guns
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
77.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
To me, this is the best Total War to date. It is very well optimized. I could run the game at medium DX9 settings on my HD2000 Intel Laptop. I can run it at max DX11 settings on my i5 660ti Desktop. It looks great as well, and a really vast improvement in soldier models/textures over Napoleon Total War.

The campaign is the most fun, as it is really focused. At the start you can make alliances and grow in power. Once your big enough, you start the civil war where everyone is against you providing a fun late game challenge I felt other total war games lacked. The atmosphere is spot on, but troop variety is limited so the different factions only have 1-2 unique units.

The multiplayer is also the best out of the Total War Series, allowing for co-op campaigns and a clan focused completive multiplayer where your army levels up and you can customize them.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
216.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
No doubt one of the best total war game out there in the market
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
107.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
First of all, I haven't played all games of the Total War franchise, only Medieval 2 and a bit of Rome 2, but Shogun 2 was the best so far. Its really captivating and its one of those games which can tie you to your chair for hours and hours, just like Anno 1503. I'm not bad at strategy games but I think that even for strategy newbies this game will be easily understandable and enjoyable.

Pros:

-The setting. Feudal Japan is cool, Samurais are cool, Ninjas are cool, being Shogun is cool.
-The graphics. Ok, the map is not the eyecatcher here but the battles are. The details are amazing and you can follow each samurai until his death.
-Intuitive control and UI. Its impressive how easy to understand this game is. The principles and priorities are clear, you don't have to search for anything and the interfaces for diplomacy, trading and all that stuff are well done.
-Sound in general. Wether its the effects, the music or voices (the japanese accent sounds great), everything feels right.
-The campaign. Its pretty long and its full of surprises, you can always do something in a different way than you did before.
-The characters. I'm talking about the generals, daimyos, ninjas, metsukes and all these people. I got pretty attached to them and it was exciting to see how they grew with the time (plus the skilltrees are awesome).

Cons:

-After you've finished the big campaign, there ain't much to do, you can go for the DLC's like Rise of the Samurai and Fall of the Samurai, but if you want to play the campaign again I noticed that you don't get any more clans that you can play, like in Medieval 2 for instance.
-Sometimes you have to repeat battles (if you mustn't lose them) and it can get pretty frustrating after the 17th try.

Conclusion:

I highly recommend this game and if you enjoy feudal japan and strategy games, get this game. Now.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
146.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Best Total War game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1,280.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
After 1,200+ hrs on record

I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
297.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Take Faction whether it be the Oda,Shimazu, or the Tokugawa and claim your destiny thourgh diplomacy and battle in Feudal Japan and be Supreme Shogunate in the one of the best Total War Games ever to be made.

Combat is very real with ranks and discipline being the important factors here.

The AI is somewhat stupid in terms of combat but this is a problem with every Total War.

The graphics look very beautiful especially when you choose the environments you fighting in Like a Sunset in Winter while its Snowing.

Multiplayer is somewhat good, The avatar conquest throws it off a bit...

DLC is worth it here as Brings new Factions and Time Periods into the fray, Like the Satsuma and the Chosu.

I recommend this to all Master Strategist who have the will to become Supreme Shogunate in this Chaos.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
219.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
A very good game here, beautiful graphics, great music and nice voice acting. Pre battle speeches are a welcome return along with effective archers. Samurai units very cool and Ashiguru cheap but effective in the hands of a decent commander. As with all Total War games a shaky start but well fixed and in the end a very good game. Some complain of lack of unit diversity but what do you expect with a game focusing on one country. Fall of the Samurai is also very fun, modernising adds some fun guns and navy features to play with, especially bombardments during land battles/sieges. Nothing negative to say, overal 9/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Possibly the best RTS I have ever played. Much better than RTW:2. Well balanced mechanics, fairly good optimization, and fluid animations make this a very strong title in the Total War series. Only downside is the AI has some weak moments. 9.5/10 Would recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
257.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game does so much right. This is what a game should be, a polished beautiful experience.

as always with 4x games, look about for some good overhaul mods before you begin. Shogun 2 will set you in a beautiful japanese landscape in the time of the samurai, prepare to have a great time.

the ai can be annoying though, sitting on hills is a bit boring, I reccomend rushing artilary and forcing them out of their position ;)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Beautiful. Awesome. Epic.

10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
44.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
IT IS ASOME IT IS WORTH THE MONEY I RECAMEND THIS TO HOOW EVERY HAD A GAME MADE BY TOTAL WAR
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
The best Total War game! Worth buying rise of the samurai and fall of the samurai!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Love it, gives me a break from Rome 2 :)
Anyone who is a hardcore RTS player should get this , its the perfect blend of diplomacy, war, economics and obviously strategy into one awesome game! Only downside is that the A.i sometimes like to cheat a little like making a huge stacked army outta nowhere but with skill that can be easily avoided
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Very good game !!! I really love that
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Very Honorable.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
THIS IS THE BEST MILITARY FOCUSED STRATEGY GAME. Nuff said.

Beautiful graphics- check.
Insanely balanced and fun gameplay- check.
A great and supportive community- check.

If you like strategy, there is no excuse for not giving this game a shot.
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