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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.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2012
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About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
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32 of 49 people (65%) found this review helpful
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33 reviews
11.1 hrs on record
This game is supposed to be tactical I guess? It is more like a puzzle game than a strategy one though as I think you only play against the AI. It might stand as a mobile game, but it is an awful PC game. There are far better games to spend your time playing than this one.

If there was a choice between eating a steak and eating two steaks + playing this game, I would only very reluctantly choose the latter option. That is how bad this game is.
Posted: December 19th, 2013
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
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4.1 hrs on record
Total War Battles : SHOGUN is a simple and easy to understand , it still is a challange and its a lot of Fun.
Even though it is pretty quick over its well spend money for starters in the Total War Franchise or for people who like tactic games but dont want to play to intense or long games.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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5.3 hrs on record
I had this on my phone and always enjoyed it but it was a little difficult on the small screen, so I was glad to see it for the PC. I've played a lot further on this one. The game does get a little hard towards the end, mainly because the PC player seems to start out with a bit of a head start. I usually figure out the set up I want and then just restart the level and then once you figure out the best lane of attack it works well. You do get a chance to upgrade your abilities via EXP through extra challenges, but I don't think you can get all the upgrades without resorting to microtransactions. I don't think they are necessary to win, but I could see it being a lot easier for sure. Any way, it is a good game over all. A lot more streamlined than the main Total War experience. Pretty fun.
Posted: January 7th, 2014
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31.3 hrs on record
Total War Battles Shogun is a very deceptively named game, you might look at it and think it has something to do with the Total War franchise. Here is a hint, it doesn't.

Battles Shogun is a tug of war game made for the mobile, you play through small grid based maps where you place buildings, produce units and attack the enemy. It plays nothing like the Total War games however and even the various unit interactions from that franchise are absent here.

The game tries mostly to capitalize on the puzzle aspect of it all through a number of extra missions and challenges, can you complete this objective without losing any units and so forth. Unfortunately it's not a very deep tug of war despite the inclusion of buildings and generally just spamming one type of unit will work for 99% of the maps.

Graphics are sounds seems to have had a little effort put into them so they are decent, from a mobile standpoint, but like all games ported from the IOS onto PC everything that is even remotely related to technology falls miles short of even old PC games.

All in all it's hard to conclude that Total War Battles Shogun is anything but a money grab, an attempt by the owner of the IP to cash in the a popular name on a new platform. The fact that the metagame of buying upgrades for your units can not be maxed with in game currency but only by paying real world money seems to confirm this. It is not a particularly impressive game and one that can easily be ignored however the implications of it's existence does not bode well for the Total War franchise.
Posted: January 15th, 2013
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
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53 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
It would be nice if developers spent more than 5 seconds porting ♥♥♥♥ to PC. I'm guessing the mobile version of this was pretty much identical, and on that platform, I'd imagine this game is reasonably acceptable, maybe even considered good for the platform.

Once it made it's way over to PC though, this game is just ♥♥♥♥. The core gameplay is there, but the interface is ♥♥♥♥, and the mechanics are clearly designed around a limited interface which in turn directly impacts the longterm playability on the PC.

I don't have any problem with simple gameplay & game mechanics, in fact I generally prefer it, but this is just dumb. Again, it works on mobile devices, but on PC...I guess I just expect a little substance. I can forgive the low-res assets (it approaches PS1 3D quality to give an idea of the appearance & presentation), as they're functional, and really, no one can expect them to recreate that quantity of work for a port that will likely generate maybe 10-15% of what they made on mobile, so it's expected.

It also doesn't help that when ported to PC, there was basically no work done to accomodate some minimum expectations from PC games in this day and age (ie. hover tips on puzzling icons).

At $1, this game is worth the entry fee. Not a penny more.

Seriously, $1.01 is too much for this game, and you should move along.
Posted: July 15th, 2013
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