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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Includes 5 items: Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign

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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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    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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InstaHeagle
( 146.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
The French Win
10/10 - Alternate History
Must buy!
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shawnbarker
( 227.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
A very good game in my opinion. Both the gameplay and the graphics are spot on, as well as the sound effects that perfectly amplyfy the player expirience.

All round an amazing game, but not without it's drawbacks. One of these is the lack of unit collision, but i know that the engine restricts that feature, but I am glad with the comprmise Creative Assembly have done with this game.

It's sad that this game doesn't recieve nearly as much praise that it greatly deserve.

Overall, a solid 8/10 from me.
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animalmagic
( 140.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
disapointing
hordes of crap armies attack you then rout in all directions
so you are buried in having to pursue them
battlefields are tiny
and the ai and path finding are abysmal
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luke
( 168.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
AMAZING GAME
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Audaz
( 66.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I don't know what to write but I have to give it a thumbs up, one of my favourites total war games.
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nottoc68
( 102.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game is amazing, better than most of the later games!
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Mr Malwarebites
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Honestly between this and Rome you cant find any better ways to spend an entire night lost in countless battles :D
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Iceman
( 140.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Better then Warhammer
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Adolf Hitler
( 133.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I CAN CONQUER EUROPE BEFORE I EVEN BORN
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TheAmberFox
( 100.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
France is Nazi Germany
Napoleon is Hitler 1
You invade everyone
Everyone Invades You.

10/10 Would Cleanse Europe Again.
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Commander McTosh
( 46.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Downloaded darth mod. My cavalry saying "infantry elite" and infantry saying "horse artillery" and horse artillery saying god knows what. What a ♥♥♥♥ mod I thought, uninstalled.

Downloaded Great War Mod. Everyone is speaking in spanish, get to battle, exact same bug as darthmod. Two mods with the exact same infuriating game-breaking unplayable bug? Uninstalled Great War mod.

Downloaded a standalone Ai tweak for vanilla NTW. my troops.. of a constitutional monarhcy.. shouting "revolutionary guard!" wtf is going on here? That's 3 mods.

Came to the conclusion that it's not the mods that are ♥♥♥♥, it's the game. I guess CA is trying to put the point across that they don't want people modding or enjoying their games any more or they'll punish us by deliberately breaking the game to the point of unplayable for doing so.

game's unplayable vanilla because of crap ai, weak sound FX and balancing issues. usually CA is happy to leave it to the modding community to fix their games they've always been fine with it in the past; seems they were determined not to let that happen in NTW though. even with mods its unplayable because of the stupid voice bugs CA has boobytrapped it with.

i'll be more careful before buying another CA game again that's for sure, if a game isn't allowed to be modded then I lose interest sorry
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david.wright.14
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Found this difficult to accrue any resources in the early stages of the game, can't fault the game, possibly bad start-up for me,retreating back to Empire instead, I will get around to it, only when I've exhausted my time with the others.
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Conner
( 57.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Brilliant game, it is not a little dated however and I would recommend something newer. 8.5/10 for sure.
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nguyenhu
( 49.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Sacrebleu!
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Sir_BangsALot
( 47.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Best Total War imo. Just 2 days and it is possible Warhammer will receive that title.
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Beech
( 299.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
One of my favorite timelines in history, this game is great. I play with mods which I would encourage anyone who buys this game do the same. The vanilla game is sort of bland but nothing like Empire Total War. If you do want a mod get NTWIII or Darthmod.
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jamiekilby1
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
i mean its okay, its no rome or anything but yeah...
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game managed to fix and improve the unstable and finicky engine that it shares with Empire: Total War. That is a feat worthy of apreciation by itself. Also, Napoleon TW features well designed mini-campaigns which unravel the Emperor's story from his humble beginnings (the tutorial for this game) and all the way to his final defeat at Waterloo. Make no mistake. It is not an easy game but neither are Napoleon's achievements. Europe was never the same after his reign and neither will you after you have played this game on the only dificulty it matters. The hardest one. If you're playing strategy games on Easy or Normal, you're doing it wrong.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
274.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Absolutly the best Total War. Here's why:

- I have over 400 hours in this offline and 260 online, so I've played it long enough to know it's solid.

- Improved from the ground up: Empire's engine is used to great effect here. The map is larger, but the campaign as a whole is smaller. Not a problem though; you'll be too distracted by the enhanced strategy of it to notice this.

- Story Mode; Story mode is great for those who are after a more story driven experience. Imagine the Rome 2 Caesar in Gaul expansion, but in the 18th Century and with more scope.

- Darthmod Napoleon. There is no better TW mod. You'll hear fanboys saying this, but it really is true; try it for yourself. The ai will stun you. The stability will awe you. DM Multiplayer is also still very much alive, though you do always have the option of switching to Vanilla on startup.

- Polished; it is second to only Shogun 2 in terms of polish; graphics, gameplay; it just works. I also have yet to have a single crash in this game.

- Naval combat; pretty much the apex of Naval in the series imo. Great selection of ships, tactics and variety of battle possibilities. Quite simply superb.

- Versatility; runs on any system; OSX, PC, Old, New.

- Re-Playability; I find myself keep returning to NTW. Sure, new ones come out and i'm distracted. But I always find myself back with Musketeers and Jagers.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Install Darth Mod, start with Greece.
Get fiece attack from Russian side and French side, even the smallest nation sail to my land to beat me.
Start again, alliance with Russia. Russia declare war agianst me after several rounds. Failed again.
Never count with Greece. Never trust Russia.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
142.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Great job on the setting. Some of the usual flaws and irritations about Total War, but very good overall and easily the best Napoleonic game I've found in years.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Napoleon total war is a decent game though i have played empire total war first and feel like Napoleon is just dlc with better graphics compared to the other total war games the campaigns are gutted though gameplay is decent you just don't get a large pallet of factions you either play as britan austria prussia or russia in the coalition campaign or there are 3 Napoleon campaigns. so you can't just be a nuetral nation watching from the sidelines while you go off and destroy someone else. all in all it's a 6/10 barely making a yes for me
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I learned so much history from this game, it really showed me how Napoleon was a great general and how he actually won his battles. Great game with a great campaign, another great total war game.

7/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
727.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I don't know how it could be better. Even the multiplayer is fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
91.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Next to Shogun 2 this is the best Total War I've played out of all of the releases. The battles are simply beautiful and the campaigns are fun as well, only negative is the small scale and lack of alternate factions you can play as, though this game is really centered around France, Spain, and the Coalitions so its understandable. Also this is one of the few games based on the Napoleonic Wars and they did quite well with the attention to historical details which for me is a big plus in any video game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This game is pretty good.

It's like a continuation and improved Empire Total war with some different mechanics and factions, the playstyle also differ a little. I liked it a lot but didn't play that much as I did the first one.

I really love the Total war Series and i'm kinda guilty on recommending them. They ♥♥♥♥ing sucked the life out of me lol.

Overall Score 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
275.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Its good! if u like games this genre.. :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Colorful vibrant visuals, I must say.

You have alot more regions in Europe. But of course no Americas or India like in empire.

There's also a mod called "The Great War" which is a complete conversion from napoleonic era to WW1
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
536.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Excellent campaign, and multiplayer. The best Total War CA made.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
The thing with this game is that it is unique. It is one of the only strategy or total war games set in this period. What? Empire total war? Please don't buy it get this one instead. Furthermore Napoleon offers some excellent mods. Just try the Great War or the American civil war it's so much fun. Base game is nice as well as it is challenging enough in the end game but easy enough for beginners to get in touch with the mechanics. Last but not least, it is a fun way to learn a bit of history.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
173.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This Game is great i cant stop playing it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
174.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I really liked Napoleon Total War. It is one of my favorite total war games, along with Shogun 2.

Things I liked:

I like the individual city based approach as opposed to the newer 3 cities in a province approach.

I'm a fan of the Napoleonic era, and have played many strategic boardgames set in this timeframe. This game has a similar feel to Empires in Arms, and other strategic Napoleon era games.

I like the cav vs. artillery, infantry vs. cav, artillery vs. infantry matchups.

AI for all computer games is somewhat suspect. This AI is ok on defense, but lacking on offense. For best results, the player should be on offense and the computer AI on defense.

The objectives and victory conditions are good.

Technology tree is ok, but nothing special.

I've played several campaigns: Egypt, Italian, and Grand Campaign (1805-1812, both Napoleon or an allied power (UK, Russian, etc.). My preference is the grand campaign because of diplomacy, trade, technology, etc., but the other campaigns are also pretty good.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
It's like Empire with French Bread
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
147.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Stunning game with very good graphics.Works perfect on an i3 and a gtx 960 2gb.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
I learned so much history from this game, it really showed me how Napoleon was a great general and how he actually won his battles. Great game with a great campaign, another great total war game. 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
133.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I CAN CONQUER EUROPE BEFORE I EVEN BORN
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