History is as yet unwritten. Napoleon: Total War™ is the new chapter in the critically acclaimed Total War™ series and opens up a new narrative layer to the genre-defining franchise. From the early Italian campaign to the battle of Waterloo, Napoleon covers two decades of relentless battles, a backdrop of a world in flames against which...
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2010

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About This Game

History is as yet unwritten.

Napoleon: Total War™ is the new chapter in the critically acclaimed Total War™ series and opens up a new narrative layer to the genre-defining franchise. From the early Italian campaign to the battle of Waterloo, Napoleon covers two decades of relentless battles, a backdrop of a world in flames against which the story of an extraordinary military career unfolds.

Whether you play as the legendary general or against him, the outcome of war can never be guaranteed. The course of history relies on your ability to lead your troops through the most intense battles as never seen before in a Total War game.

  • The genre-defining franchise brings Napoleon to life —
    Napoleon: Total War defines a new standard within the genre with exciting characters and a cinematic narrative, mind-blowing battle sequences and an unrivaled mix of turn-based and real-time strategy.

  • Three new episodic campaigns —
    Take command and lead your armies on land and sea over three campaigns: Italy, Egypt and Mastery of Europe. The seamless mix of objective-based missions and sandbox experience makes this the most complete Total War experience to date.

  • Cutting-edge multiplayer —
    Napoleon features fully integrated multiplayer modes and a complete set of online functionalities: Steam achievements, gameplay bonuses, uniform editor and voice communications.

  • All new Napoleonic battles and units —
    Advanced weaponry enables new tactical options and even more exciting real-time battles on an epic scale, while the highly detailed environments and improved battlefield buildings guarantee a realistic recreation of famous historical battles.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows Vista®/XP®/Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz CPU with SSE2
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista®/Windows® 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c shader model 2b compatible GPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 21 GB free space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista®/XP®/Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM (XP), 4 GB RAM (Vista®/Windows® 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c shader model 3 compatible GPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 21 GB free space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:4GB Memory
    • Graphics:256MB*
    • Hard Drive:26GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI X2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.3
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:4GB Memory
    • Graphics:512GB*
    • Hard Drive:26GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI X2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
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Bear Denn
( 25.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Started Campaign.
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10/10 would play Napoleon: Total War again and then write a really small review again
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GarrbearGaming
( 20.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
In only 18 hours of gameplay I can say I reccomend this game fully. The campaign is completly emersive and beuatifly crafted. If you enjoy strategy I gaurentee you will enjoy this!
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Deus vult !
( 23.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Great ♥♥♥♥ing game ! The campaigns and the graphics are awesome!
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Gh0stW4r ♻
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A good game for strategy. This game requires a good computer like Empire. The graphics are good if your computer can handle ultra. The gameplay is somewhat dull only having 5 nations to play as and less fractions than before. Although the map of Europe has more provinces than in Empire. The campaigns are good as usual and are backed with historical deadlines. The end turn system has changed for something a little more realistic from 2 weeks instead of 6 months. Overall this game has not changed a lot from the previous in terms of graphics and gameplay in fact I don't think it has really changed at all except research of some new technologies for your nation.
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Stefan
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Do you like killing power hungry midgets? Do you like setting ablaze wannabe Captain Jack Sparrows? Do you want to practice your 'tearing down Trump's wall' techniques? Search no more! This is the game for you!

(My play time was not configured due to compatibility mode.)
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ben
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
♥♥♥♥ THIS ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥ GAME
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NutmegWarrior
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
great fun game. Shame hardly anyone plays multiplayer but great fun to play with a friend!
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jgnunn
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I CAN NOT EVEN GET THIS GAME TO RUN!!! I HAVE SEARCHED GOOGLE ALL DAYAND PEOPLE WITH THIS PROBLEM NEVER FIND A SOLUTION. i UNINSTALLED IT, REDOWNLOADED IT, CHECKED GAME CASHE, NOTHING WORKS.
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JGaming
( 46.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Just bought it, pretty good.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Product received for free
Napoleon: Total War is the 6th game of the Total War Franchise and is released at 2010. Napoleon: Total War is a historical turn-based strategy game. The game is really fun to play and with your volume button it sound more realistic. I am a great fan of historical strategy games. I've played a lots of strategy games and I must say; Napoleon: Total War is my favorite (for now). Napoleon was one of the greatest emperor and general in history. The game lets you play a lot of generals and even Napoleon in his campaigns.

At the beginning I've started with the tutorial, but after a several minutes I got bored so I started with the Italy campaign on easy mode. When I played the Italy campaign I started with recruiting soldiers for the France Empire, but you need to wait several turns. In the main time the enemy was approaching my lands. When I sent all my armies to enemy countries to capture them the crisis started for France I lose more money then I get. Because of the bankruptcy I couldn’t recruit more armies or upgrade buildings to make profit. I've started the campaign over and tried it again but with better tactics.

After I finally completed this campaign I started to play multiplayer, but I can say the multiplayer is dead except you’re a high rank. I tried to find online campaign games for the achievement, but there wasn't any except some locked servers. So I started to host one after some minutes someone joined and I started it, but there was one problem: the game crashed and windows said there was some unexpected error and closed it. I were not able to achieve the achievement.

My impressions of the game.

The game is sure fun at single player, but I can't say if you get the same fun with the single player campaigns. I sure liked the sound it gives you the feelings to play more and more.....

Pros and Cons.

Pros.

- The game is fun
- The game isn't easy to complete, even on easy mode
- The sounds gives you more feelings to complete the whole game (at least for me)
- The game has trading cards
- Amazing graphics
- Choices you make decides your empire
- Variety in historical characters, like generals and soldiers

Cons.

- Multiplayer sessions are hard to find
- Multiplayer crashes
- Achievements are hard to get

The game is fun and amazing, but I don't recommend the game for achievement hunters or people who wants to play multiplayer. If you just want to play alone then I recommend you the game for sure. This review is part of the Steamified Community Review program. For similar reviews and fantastic giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com/.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
1st move - Declare an allience.
2nd move - Ask for military access.
3rd move - Move in ALL your troops into your allies territory.
4th move - Declare war.
5th move - Attack each of it's cities, one by one.

10/10 would destroy a whole nation in 5 moves again.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
145.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Best $5 I've ever spent.
Unlike any other strategy game I've played, Napoleon Total War blew my mind. After my first few hours of gameplay, this quikly became my favorite game of all time. The campaigns are enjoyable and make sure to include important points of Napoleon's career. The battles are always exciting and immersive, and the attention to detail is wildly impressive.
For someone that would like to give Total War a try, this is your game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This is defintely one of the good total wars, with so much beauty and glory in each battle. The only thing I wish is that there were more units for diversity in armies
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
One of the best Total War game, but the campaigns are really short. You will not really find a "Grand Campaign" that lasts forever.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
TL;DR
Great game to watch epic battles unfold without having to think too much about them, but not one to expect any challenge or strategy out of.

The Good
+Great visuals
+Good sound design for its time
+Battles are epic to watch

The Bad
-Some bugs, such as audio glitches and units not following orders, but nothing game-breaking
-Very little variety and replayability, there's little choice in what to build at any given place, only a few buildings in general, and every faction plays basically the same
-Very little challenge, even on higher difficulties

The Review

I've been a fan of Total War for a good few years, but Napoleon slipped past my radar until a year ago when I bought it on sale and for some reason I just couldn't get myself to play it. Well, today, with a bit of free time, I decided I was going to start a campaign. I never would have guessed that today I would also finish it.

I'm by no means a great Total War player. It takes me around 100-200 hours to take over every province on the map in most games in the series. Most of these games have early hours of figuring everything out, building up a bit of a base so I can afford to expand out and carefully picking out weaker targets that I can claim without upsetting our larger, more powerful neighbors, trying to create the best armies that can adapt to varied situations and create new tactics on the fly, winning some hard fought battles with bare-minimum units, establishing a pattern of stretching my borders and then building up infrastructure to support the expansions and taking a little bit to restock my armies and pacify the locals before starting the cycle all over, each time a bit bigger and a bit more efficiently until what begin as a bunch of dudes in tshirts with sticks has become an armoured, trained fighting machine backed by a growing culture and economy and somewhere a point comes towards the end where my economy really starts booming beyond what I can even spend and suddenly countries are falling left and right to my juggernaught of economic and military might as I storm across the rest of the map, so powerful that even if everyone banded together they could not stop me. It's a culmination of a hundred hours, hundreds of turns of planning and pacing and careful execution that feels cathartic as I realize the whole world belongs to me.

That final push is what Napoleon is all about.

A big part of the Total War experience is the struggle at the beginning: starting from nothing and building up, but Napoleon gave me everything to begin with. I didn't really have to put any work in. The units you start out with are fantastic. Indeed, my first recruits were winning my final battles. There aren't many upgrades, and it's debateable whether the new units you can research are even better at all, and there's very few technologies to research either, further giving the impression that you've begun at the end with all the build-up completed for you. The building in this game is also incredibly restricted to the point where it felt token and unnecessary, like how some FPS games give you the opportunity for a health upgrade or two and call themselves RPGs. There's generally only one, maybe two options that you can build at any given place, so even in this area the game has set up everything for you. You just have to click the picture to build what they've decided should go there (you can also set the computer to manage the building automatically, which at this point might just remove some of the tedium, though I never tried it for fear something interesting might pop up at some point. Nothing ever did.). You begin with such a strong infrastructure that it's more a matter of holding the unbeatable hand you were dealt than fighting your way to the top.

That's not to say the game is all bad, though. The fights look and feel intensely cinematic right from the start, with muskets and rifles and canons blasting and smoke filling the air and men dying by the hundreds from battle #1. It was awesome to watch the fights unfold, and the game is beautiful both visually and in terms of audio. That's great, because there's really not a lot for you to do during the fights besides watch things unfold. Every battle I partook in I won easily with the same simple strategy. Every fight went the same way. The enemy always reacted exactly the same. Every faction used basically the same units and fought in exactly the same way which meant that the country divisions were basically meaningless and every battle melded in my mind so that I can't describe any single battle, but rather just what "the Napoleon battle" is. My PC really didn't like the naval battles for some reason, so I just ignored it, and yet still came away with the strongest navy in the world: it was, according to the game, twice as powerful as the next strongest navy on the map. Likewise, my army was composed of basic units throughout the entire game that all used the exact same strategy for every single battle and always won, even though some units, especially cavalry, would decide not to follow orders but instead to make up their own galavanting across the map instead of taking a few steps to the side, or charging at enemies to the left instead of ones on the right I had targetted. My spies never failed in their missons, my gentlemen always won their duels (though the effects your spies and gentlemen can have are so insignificant and unnecessary that it wouldn't matter had they all lost), everything always turned up my way. It felt like someone else had played the first hundred and fifty hours of the campaign and then decided to let me have the last 10 once they felt like it was too far gone for me to mess anything up.

And that's all it took. 10 hours to beat my campaign, and a good part of those 10 I wasn't even at my computer, though really it felt like the game should have just played itself while I was away for all it expected of me. When I looked at the "prestige" screen to find that the only nations left were my unnecessary allies and that I was more than twice the prestige of the next strongest group even in areas I had given no thought to, all I could think was that there really was no other way this could have gone, and that was a disheartening thought. Even Napoleon himself fell while I watched a video on YouTube after setting up my men in their basic formations, assured that they would win without my help.

If you love the endgame of Total War and find the early- and mid-game a chore, you'll love this game because it really is just a ready-made endgame set up and waiting for you. But for me those early stages are where the challenges really lie and the necessity for thought and strategy and planning is what entices me to keep playing. For me, the endgame rush is only satisfying in light of the beginning, and with that gone it feels pointless and hollow. I struggled to find motivation to keep playing even for one day, where before these games have lasted me for months. I tried other campaigns as well as the historical battles and was met with more of the same, easy, mindless victories.

I could see potentially how this could be a good starting point for people looking to get into strategy games or the Total War series because it does a great job of holding your hand and leading you down the path to victory, but for those who want a challenge I cannot recommend this game. The victory of a Total War game rests on the knowledge of the struggle you went through to get there, and this game takes out the struggle. It delt me a pair of aces, and as I watched the dealer some how turn over 5 more aces, I couldn't feel accomplished or proud of myself when none of my opponents could beat the hand I'd done nothing to win.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Amazing game if you like the Total War Franchise and strategic games, I always play as England, France or Spain and destroy everything in my path, I always do this when I'm playing the campaign and always get the militia units, I never get the hardcore amazing OP units, Maybe 2 grenediers and one Guard unit to protect my general, I always do the realistic stuff with this game! It's quite fun doing the hardcore stuff though.

This is probably the best Napoleonic Strategic game out there in the whole world, I absalutely love it!

- Very Good Optimisation
- A lot of options / setting to configure
- Realistic Napoleonic Wars Formations
- Real time battles, Such as water loo battle and lots of realistic campaigns that Napoleon, France, Austria & Spain did!

I see no downside to buying this game, It's awesome! Probably the best Total War Game (my opinion)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
very gud game for oggo memers
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game is a change up for me in terms of genre. To have it simply put this game is what I (if I was a hard RTSer) would want to show other people when Im trying to introduce them to the genre of Real Time Strategy. The setting is beautiful. The battles scenes are glorious. Makes we wish I was born around that time just to admire the style more intimately. The game is decently optimized as well . Ive heard things about the total war games and this game hasnt been the negative stuff that I have heard- which is good. Im pretty late to this series but I also recently bought the atilla and rome 2 total wars because I like this one so much. Ive played a little of those as well and I really like those too. Total war overall is just a great series. TWN would be a great tota war title for newcomers to the series to jump on to. I highly recommend this game especially if yourre into history as well.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
great game.

If you like intense moments, movie moments, or last stand moments this is the game for you.

You will have really cool moments in this game like if your outnumbered by 700 and your only resort is to set up on a hill and somehow you end up winning those are some of the coolest moments i have had in this game so far.
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