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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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

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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

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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.
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simpolplan
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game.
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Grobgit
( 630.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
In my opinion the best TW so far (post TW Warhammer). Why? The Units are fair balanced, the campain is not to long and not to short, the difficult is very challenging and i like the setting and the music/sounds. The downside of the game are the very boring navy battles and the relam divide could be very hard, but this is the only major complain i have.
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owenyeoh1998
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
i can't lunch it...
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Astraea
( 48.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Highly Polished and well worth the money.
Just make sure to play smart (aka, don't just rush your entire army head on) or:
"General, your men are running away! Shamful display!"
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chaputenator
( 276.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Fantastic strategy game in a great setting. Play at your place, your way.
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娃蛤蛤
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
could not launch
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Simple (feat. Jim)
( 58.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
yari ashigaru gozaimasu
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FreakyDropDead
( 512.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I run 20 units of Yari Ashigaru into a lone general.
I don't care.
I love it.
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Henro
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Is good game
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naithein
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The best Total War to date.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
60 of 61 people (98%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
108.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
So, after nearly inputting almost 100 hours into this game over the span of a year and still unable to beat the game according to its victory conditions...I have a story to share. (First total war experience, also I was a noob at the time)

As the Hojo, I felt indestructible, with cheap siege units and cheap castles, I conquered the lands and elimanted clan by clan....no one could stop me as Japan was in civil war amongst one another.

...until, the realm divide.

This is where the game truly shines. As I reached turn 93, I had half of Japan conquered and I was officially declared Shogun.

The AI does a decent job of putting up a fight in the late game. But, with my decent warfare tactics, I truimphed over my foes.

However, by turn 117. My empire was crumbled.

It was not the wars I was fighting at the time. It was the war within myself...

In the difference between turns many things had happened:

Peasants grew restless, taxes were too high, soldiers constantly fighting for land, attrition... and eventually, civil war formed amongst my glorious empire.

Independent and familiar clans reformed amongst my Hojo Empire. I struggled to gain food, to find shelter for my people, a place to call home amongst the oncoming rebellions.

In the end, the Hojo empire was literally split in half. A major gap in my provinces, ruled by rebel scums.

I had no choice, but admit honorable defeat.

This was as far as I had gone in a year worth of almost 100 hours (which consisted of many re-trys)

I never forget my glorious Hojo empire.

As a matter of fact, I still have the saved file at turn 93, just before things went south.

Should I claim glory once again?

...

Personally feel that this is the BEST Total War Game (as of 2016, even better then Warhammer! & Better then Attila which is my second favorite!)

Great game, although, the loading times (and pretty much its only weakness) is the loading times. Unless you have a SSD, then your out of luck like the rest of us.

Multiplayer is fantastic as well.

Thank you for reading this, I hope you enjoyed my review as much as I have enjoyed writing this!




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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
257.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Phenomenal installation of the Total War series. Shogun 2 exceeded all expectations and will forever be a "golden age" for the series. Utilizing the unique history of Japan and the time period while incorporating necessary RTS components is pulled off flawlessly. This is a game I spend a lot of time with for good reason. The historical knowledge gained from playing is always fun. Plays how you would expect a Total War game to play. If you're a fan of turn based strategy games or RTS battle games, This might be for you. ***warning can be found to induce addiction***

Gameplay 9.5/10. Exceeded expectations. Very easy to get lost in "Just one more turn" Many in depth aspects that make your ability to either get extremely involved with every decision or let the AI take over some for you.
Visual effects 8.5/10. A wall of flaming arrows is a thing of beauty.
Graphics 8/10. Any RTS/TBS game on this scale will struggle to make each individual unit/building visually pleasing let alone a thing of beauty. Shogun 2 has in depth units and great castle design. Above average.
Controls 9/10. As always I am a big fan of Total War in battle and campaign map controls. Very genre appropriate.
Story 8.5/10. Total war games will always take a hit in this category with reason. You influence every aspect of the game with every choice from turn one. You either follow or re-write history. Sega and Creative assembly does everything they can to give you a historical perspective/background. The rating is given due to that.
Replayability 10/10. This is a game you can play however you'd like. Dump hours into quick battles, hours into grand campaigns. Play as one faction three times, three factions once. If you enjoy multiplayer this Total War shows us how great of a multiplayer experience one can get from a TBS/RTS game.

9/10. Beautiful.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
138.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I really like the game, to me its the best total war. The singleplayer is AMAZING and the multiplayer is......Meh. I say this because whenever i try to play mulipayer , it always has mostly Fall of the Samuri people who mow down my troops with their fancy guns. No matter WHAT i try, they always beat the crap out of me.but besides that, tht game is literly the best total war title out there. 10/10 single player 7.5/10 muliplayer.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
471.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The last great total war game, see for yourself
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Game is lovely done, but since you have a zillion options and don`t really have a clue where to start it gets tough to get into the game.
But graphics, battles, music, strategy and history are well done.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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
  • Not very high price
  • 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
  • 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
  • prezzo non molto elevato
  • 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


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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
296.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
One of the, if not THE best Total War game, but more than that, just a great strategy game. Almost impossible not to love.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
I love japanese war
i love this
i love the warrior monks
i like .........
SAMEFUR DISPRAY
#OTOMO_PACK_IS_THE_BEST_CATHOLIC_PACK
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
59.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I startet with the original Shogun: Total War. It blew me away. I was always a fan of the samurai stuff.
I have to add that I got this game fully patched and will all DLC, so I can´t say anything about launch state.

It´s awesome!
Gameplay 10/10
You can play diplomacy (trade, payments, hell you can even marry your daughters or give your children as hostages if you´re desperate enough) You choose how every province specializes (economy or military). You will plan your steps or you´ll regret them. The stories you make yourself in your campains are so awesome. (I once gave my youngest son hostage in the hope to extend a peace treaty with an mighty ally who was close to declaring war to me...he killed my son the next season. So I killed him in a furious revenge :)
And them real time battles. It makes a huge difference on how you plan your moves. You can easily loose while having twice as many men if you are stupid...and you can win if you are smart while having half as many.

Grafics 9/10
If you run it on ultra it looks amazing. It is glorious watching your army march towards a fortress. Ground textures are not that great, tho.

Music 10/10
Simply fitting, calming and awesome. That song after a victorious RTS battle always makes me dance.

I have to go down by one point for how bad it utilizes CPU. The loading times are still pretty long

So overall 9/10. Get it. Play it. Period.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
995.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
One of the best strategy games ever made.

The style and quality of the art and music are still unmatched 5 years later.

Arguably the most difficult game in the TW series with the Realm Divide which sets it apart as well.

Even after winning many campaigns at the highest level it keeps me coming back. The real time battles are epic, no other game provides such an enriched experience.
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