Total War Battles™: SHOGUN, this year’s hit real-time strategy game for mobile, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac.Total War Battles™: SHOGUN delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with strategic building and unit management. All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.
User reviews: Mixed (202 reviews) - 50% of the 202 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2012

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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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About This Game

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN, this year’s hit real-time strategy game for mobile, is now available on Steam for PC and Mac.

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with strategic building and unit management. All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.

Key Features:

THE COMPLETE AND ENHANCED TOTAL WAR BATTLE EXPERIENCE

Total War Battles: SHOGUN on Steam is the most complete and up-to-date version of the game. Including enhanced visuals such as anti-aliasing, improved shadows and additional lighting effects. Plus a broader overview of mission-maps, all the better to plan your genious strategies.

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN on Steam also includes Steam-specific features, such as Achievements and leaderboard rankings.

As an additional bonus, on purchase the game also automatically unlocks the Sendai Faction Pack for use in Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall Of The Samurai.

COMPETE FOR THE SUPREMACY OF MEDIEVAL JAPAN

Lead your clan to battle through more than 10 hours of story-driven campaign set in the world of Total War™; winner of “Best Strategy Game of 2011” awards from Gamespot, IGN, Gamespy and GameTrailers.

BUILD YOUR ECONOMY & YOUR WAR MACHINE

Deploy and manage your bases to generate resources and recruit units including samurai, archers, ninjas and cavalry. Each victory awards XP to spend on building and troop upgrades that will make a decisive difference to your future battles.

A UNIQUE TAKE ON REAL-TIME BATTLES

Total War Battles™: SHOGUN introduces a new real-time battle system that feels both familiar and fresh. The hex-based battle map allows for quick and simple unit movements that lead to deep and cunning strategies. However, as followers of the “Bushido” code of conduct, your units can never turn back – this twist to classic RTS gameplay adds tension and intensity to the action, making each victory even more rewarding.

SKIRMISH MODE

Play through six standalone battles in Normal, Hard or Shogun difficulty. Compete against other players on the leaderboards and unlock new Skirmish achievements.

STRATEGY FOR ALL

Total War™ fans will naturally enjoy the intense, deep and rewarding action-strategy gameplay, while more casual strategy fans will appreciate the Zen simplicity of the tutorial battles, scalable difficulty level and hint system that will soon make them a tactical master.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.5 Ghz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB (Shader Model 2.0)
    • Hard Disk Space: 700 MB
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo / Athlon X2, at least 2 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB (Shader Model 2.0 required)
    • Hard Disk Space: 700 MB
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 128 MB Graphics card (Shader Model 2.0)
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo / Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB Graphics card (Shader Model 2.0 required)
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
I bought this game on huge sale mostly because I am fancy of the sceneries and battles of ancient Japan.
Only to a second extent I realised that it was a porting from a mobile game. This significantly affects the gameplay. Unfortunately, scrolling the gamescreen with the mouse is not possible and you have to use a combination of mouse and arrows, which makes your experience confused and not exciting.
Moreover, microtransaction are a consistent part of the game and is quite hard to progress at an upper level if you are not wishing to pay extra.
Overall, this ain't an horrible game, the story is enjoyable and the mechanics of the game are clever and good, but some significant drawbacks push me to advise against the purchase.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
Very disappointed in this game, it wasn't anything like Total War. The gameplay was awful!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
What the hell, microtransactions? It's a mobile game, I just have it cuz I bought the grandmaster collection, if you want it, buy/download in your cellphone
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
Not the total war we deserved...


Total War Battles: SHOGUN was orginally a ios game, developed by Creative Assembly, now ported to steam.

Good
- Audio = Combat and background music sounds are decent.
- Two game modes = Campaign and skirmish
- Artworks = You can view the designs and artwork from the game via the menu.


Bad
- Microtransactions = Wouldn't be a sega game without microtransactions. Instead new units and factions DLC like previous titles, you can buy XP which is used to upgrade your buildings and units in the game within the in game store.
- Upgrades hidden behind microtransaction = See above.
- Poor graphics = Unit models and environments look poor and really show the ios roots of the game. Animations aren't great either.
- Poor Skirmish Mode = Basically you get 6 maps which which have limited objectives such as elimnate general or certain number of enmey units. Wish it at least had more maps and customisable game modes.
- No multiplayer = You can only play by yourself.
- No trading cards = Not a big problem but still...
- Limited variety of units = You get peasants, swordsman, samurai, spearman, calvary, archers, monks, musketters and cannons.
- No faction variance = You can't choose your faction and you face foes with the same units as you.
- Poor story = Although not really important in total war games, I found the story wasn't interesting at all.
- Poor map design = Maps are small and with idestructable terrain elements (ie trees, rocks) makes building your base unnecessarilyy cumbersome.
- Poor gameplay = Mix between base bulding and tile base combat both of which aren't that interesting.
- Can't adjust game speed


Fans of total war should stay the hell away from this game as it doesn't feel anything like it. For $6.49 I might as well save up for rome 1, medieval 1 or even shogun 1 which are all much better.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Nice little simple game that is highly recommended for beginners. I enjoyed for what it had to offer despite the lack of an online aspect. Recommend getting this with the Total War Grand Strategy package for you to get maximum value out of this game.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Posative
+Runs smoothly and had not ever crash on me during two intenstive 12 hour sessions
+Very balanced units that are all very useful in their own unique ways.
+Decent soundtracks
+artstyle fits the game
+Average UI and controls
+Fun combat and tatics
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Negative
-Very short in length (Almost got all the achievements, beaten the campaign and all the skirmish modes in less than 2 days) The game is far to short just to buy all by itself.
-AI can put up decent resistence, but it is very predictable and easily abused even on Shogun Difficulty
- Repetative after all things are unlocked
-Micro transactions are present to make the game easier when it is already easy to beat (You don't need them once you beaten the campaign unless you didn't get an achievement after milking all the XP the game has to offer.)
-Only Campaign and Skirmish modes, nothing else to offer


On a side note, this is a good game to slowly introduce casual gamers strategy games.
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