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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"An almost biographical game, NTW follows the campaigns of Napoleon from his rise to fall. Fans of TW games and especially historians will love this one."
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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

Windows
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.
Helpful customer reviews
250 of 304 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
>Buy Game
>Get Darthmod (Vanilla 2 easy 4 me)
>Start campaign as glorious Belgium
>Get declared war on by Batavian "Republic" 2 turns in; they don't stand a chance against mighty Belgian war machine!
>Build up armies - finnally have one whole stack
>Invade Oldenberg
>Blitkrieg with Hussars
>Oldengerg nubs last 16 minutes against superior Belgian general Wouters
>Ally with France to avoid painful anal penetration
>Everyone goes mad; 4th coalition as first coalition?
>Invade Denmark, Pommerania, Norway, and Sweden. Belgium now controls sound! All shall bow down to superior Belgian seamanship and classical music! (That's a geographical pun, son!)
>Get wrecked by English navy
>360 cannons on one ship is 2 OP 4 me
>Invade England with two army stacks and one trade ship
>Take England in 2 turns: seperate army takes Prussian capitol simaltaneously.
>Bust out powdered whig and start to dance behind computer screen at 3 o'clock on a Saturday night by myself
>Get peace with UK. King of UK now Prince of Wales...literally....they only have Wales. Scotland and Ireland begin ridiculing England. Invade Scotland. No more laughing. Ireland becomes faithful ally of mighty Belgium.
>Still at war with Ruskies
>NotGood.jpg
>Repel 4 stacks of Russian hordes with 2 mighty Belgian stacks led by general Wouters and less significant general
>None compare to mighty general Wouters...except Schimmelpinink
>Invade Russia like Napoleon never could
>Take Moscow...in winter
>General Wouters is General Winter
>IlluminatiConfirmed.jpeg
>MFW - Mighty Belgian lion defeats puny Russian bear(must've been too drunk to fight properly)
>Belgium controls Lowlands, Scandinavia, Russia, and Sicily
>Why does Belgium control Sicily whilst only holding Pommerania in Central Europe?
>Cus' muh' spices bruh!
>24,000 in trade per turn
>MFW Belgium makes more selling bearskins to Norwegian hunters than Saudis do selling oil to Americans
>Belgium has biggest navy in world(That's what she said)
>This is after 20 hours of play: Worth every second(Belgian troops be sexy af)
>Next, Belgium will conquer mighty French empire to south
>Then: THE WORLD!(Europe that is, becuase Europe is the world)
>Eendracht maakt macht!
>Leve de Koning! Leve general Wouters! Leve 19 eeuwigse oorlogsmethode en tactieken!

>As for game; 10/10 would conquer world with unusually stable and for some reason dominantly Dutch Belgium agian.
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229 of 289 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Killed Napoleon twice, but he came back to life. 10/10
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51 of 53 people (96%) found this review helpful
681.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
The Total War series has always experienced pressure to create historically correct games. It is all too often difficult to create a turn-based grand strategy game that is on point with history. This is because the game must inevitably deviate from the historical timeline at some point in order to appease players' wishes for open-ended gameplay. That is, make that nation their own through conquest.

Well, Creative Assembly managed to hit the nail dead on with Napoleon: Total War. With Napoleon, there's great gameplay without sacrificing much of the beautiful graphic work or experience. You also get historical content mixed into your play. What I mean by this, Is that you will be required (or asked) to follow in the footsteps of the nation you choose to play as. Also, just as in Empire you will find snippets of Inventions or famous happenings from that time.

Gameplay
This installment to the TW series was very important in terms of what it added to the Total War family. The gameplay is incredible, but some do complain about that infamous Total War AI, which isn't too bad in Napoleon, but is still a bit annoying sometimes. The battles are the best part about this game hands down. Playing single battles, online matches, or just enjoying the battles of the campaigns is what this game is about to me. Napoleon brings some of the most realistic combat to the battle maps. The guns and artillery effects will blast you away (pun intended) and you'll immedietaly notice the change in the beauty and accuracy of the battle maps.

Introduction of New Systems to Total War
Napoleon was the first game to add the now popular Attrition system, where your armies will take slow damage from extreme weather. It is simply a realistic thing as opposed to being able to march your army over the Alps in the dead of Winter and suffering no losses, as in the past. Attrition is now seen in all Total War games. The technology tree for this game is also more simplified than Empire's and the diplomatic features are more interesting. If it is one thing that I know gamers like to see out of a grand-strategy game, it's diplomatic options. The choice of "Liberating" a country and ruling over it, the choice to threaten your enemy and make them concede defeat, or the many, many others that Empire and other TW games are lacking in. The newest TW games include great diplomatic systems, but it wouldn't have happened without Napoleon: Total War.

DLC
I love the DLC options that are available for this game because it was at a point when games preferred quality DLC over quantity. There is a small amount of DLC for Napoleon and they are all worth the experience. These include The Peninsular Campaign, an add-on featuring a British campaign against the French in the Iberian Peninsula. Playable factions include Britain, France, and Spain. There is also a great extra 'Propoghanda' element to this game, where you can win over populaces of territories simply with your nations' influence.
There are also three Special Unit packs which are all great to improve on your existing armies. These include the Coalition Battle pack, Imperial Eagle pack, and Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars pack.

Pros:
- Historically accurate objectives, troop units, ship, maps, and battles.
- Inclusion of Napoleon's Italian and Egyptian campaigns and most famous battles. These are great plays.
- Graphically breathtaking
- The best and most realistic gun/artillery work that I've seen in a Total War game (More realistic than even Fall of the Samurai)
- Introduces Attrition, new Diplomatic features, and new military management mechanics (i.e., auto-refresh troops, 'wounded' Important General such as Napoleon or Blucher, etc.)
- Educational

Cons:
- The AI, as in most of the Total War games, is a bit lacking. However, it's still a major improvement from Empire's AI.
- Vanilla game only allows you to play as Austria, Prussia, Russia, England, or France. With modding you can play about a dozen other small nations.
- The scale of the theatre covers Europe and the mid-Mediterranean, but still feels a bit cramped. Also, the edges of the ocean are treated as Trade Posts to other areas of the world.
- Regional Online Play (as with many of the Total War games)

Verdict?

8/10

I can't not recommend this game. It is a pillar in the Total War series, whether you love it or hate it. Napoleon satisfies a battle-map junkie's dream while also giving the player a rewarding experience in the campaign theatre. While the game tends to be historically correct and a great learning experience as well, it almost forces your nation in the footsteps of that country with objectives. You don't have to perform these objectives, but you are rewarded greatly for doing them. The battles are the best experience in Napoleon, hands down. The gun and artillery mechanics are finally done justice and the battlefield in general just has a more realistic feel to it than Empire or previous games. The feature 'Napoleon's Campaigns' also gives you access playing the Italian, Egyptian, and European campaigns which are incredible fun.

All around I would recommend this game to anyone interested in the Total War series. If not simply for the realism of the battles and the fantastic graphics/effects. The features of this game are pretty great and represent to me a game-changer in the Total War series.
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194 of 284 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
202.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
>stroll into a game store
>find napoleon total war on disc
>grab the game and take it to the charming maiden at the register
>"Pardon me, milady...but could you ring me up? A shame I don't have your number or I'd ring you up instead..."
>she giggles and takes the game, blushing as her fingers brush mine due to my fingerless gloves
>her eyes widen as she reads the game's title
>"Wow, I've never seen anyone buy this before! You must have special taste!"
>I smile and ready a witty response when suddenly a voice rings out from behind
>"lel ♥♥♥♥♥♥ buying a total war game buy civ 5 u noob thats where the real ♥♥♥♥ is at!"
>I quickly turn around, and look for where the voice came from
>dude with a call of duty shirt is standing there smiling
>"Excuse me sir...you may disparage my person if you wish, but it is untoward to swear in front of a lady."
>"strategy ♥♥♥♥♥♥"
>I smile quietly and tip my fedora low across my eyes, concealing them
>"As you wish..."
>I quickly swing my cane into his kneecap before he can react
>he bellows and charges forward
>I expertly sidestep him and the cashier screams as he crashes into the counter
>I draw my sword-cane and drive it deep into his back
>"square formation noob"
>As I clean my blade the girl walks out from behind the counter, twirling her hair with her fingers
>"So...maybe you'd like to play a no-art match on that game sometime...?
>"No thanks, milady, I prefer to play the Campaign as Prussia by myself.. Besides..."
>I sheath my sword
>"I'm pro at these games, noob."
>skate away on my Heelys

I didnt make this by the way
so much for originality
but yes this game is great
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
163.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
European Deathmatch 1815.
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