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...
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,174 reviews)
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

PC
Mac
    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
51 of 56 people (91%) found this review helpful
127.1 hrs on record
For me, this game is a complete 10/10. Especially if you download and use the Darthmod plugin, it adds a whole new dimension to the game. It makes your armies gain sometimes more than 200% unit size. From a 60-man Jaeger squad up to 200 men in your division. I would greatly recommend although you have to be a certain kind of person to like this. If you are nót that kind of person, don't buy it. You probably won't enjoy it. I have a little bit over 120 hours into this and it still hasn't become boring. The campaigns offer really versatile land- and sea warfare at tons of different locations with different strategical set-ups for every single one of them. You're in the hills? Bring infantry. You're in a flat area? Bring artillery, lots of it. Play this game and see how time slips through your fingers like fine sand.
Posted: June 26
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119 of 173 people (69%) found this review helpful
2,964.1 hrs on record
i really like it ^^
Posted: June 8
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Napoleon Total war is a brilliant game, graphics are beautiful and the campaign is intruiging. For another time The Total War series have shined. Napoleon Total contains an excelent multiplayer system, even thought it has some connection errors. But besides that I like it. Napoleon total contains many units and many ships. And the Diplomacy tab is very good too. But the most interesting is the campaign where you must leader Napoleon to Glory! I reccomend it.

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9.6/10
Posted: June 8
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
137.4 hrs on record
Fixes what Empire got wrong, but leaves out some of the things that made Empire great. If you are interested in multiplayer, I would rather recommend Empire as the game is more balanced. Napoleon suffers from balance issues online. Everyone tends to always either play England or France as they're the strongest nations, and there aren't a diversity of playing styles like there are in Empire. I also find players tend to play quite dishonorably by camping, spamming artillery, unicorns, or other cowardly tactics.

For campaign: I found Napoleon to be very fun, although slower and a bit more challenging than Empire. What I missed was the epic grandness that was in empire, however fighting in regions as opposed to countries made much more since. I didn't like how I could easily march a stack into Paris and completely take down France in ETW. The Campaign AI is also much more sensible, and you have more diplomatic options like Joining Wars, creating Trade Embargos, and Cancelling Alliances.

The battle AI is still terrible. A half-decent player will mow through battles to the point that fighting battles will get tiresome, but necesarry if you don't want to get screwed by the auto-resolve. I must admit after 3 hours, fighting armies gets downright annoying.

Still, it's an enjoyable game worth getting. However, Empire lasted much much longer in terms of replayability, grandness, and online fun. Napoleon's online experience is extremely disappointing.

Update: Still tons of bad players in this game. If there were a better community you might see me playing more often, but every game is hosted by a coward trying to tip the rules in their favor, camping in spawn/deployment with artillery, putting weather that disadvatages one army over another, just lame ♥♥♥♥. I've only had a handful of enjoyable online MP games in napoleon. It's still terribly unbalanced with a terribly poor community. So many ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ players. Most of them have memorized the maps and how to exploit them, for instance, playing ottoman on desert maps with high dust and camping in the corner so enemy will be exhausted no matter what they do. Adding an extra 30 mins to the game just so they can win without using any tactics. If you like REAL battle tactics, this is NOT the game for you get EMPIRE instead. If you like doing cowardly ♥♥♥♥ and playing like a ♥♥♥♥♥, then get napoleon and just the rest of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥s with no skill.
Posted: May 13
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
245.6 hrs on record
Very good game, with some highly skilled players.
Posted: September 2
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140 of 148 people (95%) found this review helpful
148.2 hrs on record
Having purchased this game in the glorious year of 2010, it marked my true entry into the world of PC Gaming. And for that, I thank Napoleon: Total War.

It was early in 2010, and a friend of mine had brought a Game Informer Magazine into school one day, we were in 8th Grade at the time. I was flipping through it in our Computer Class, when I noticed "Napoleon: Total War" in there. I had never heard of Total War before, but I sure knew I wanted it as I was in a bit of a Napoleon craze at the time. Of course, my teacher noticed me not paying attention on how to type with the home row keys (77 WPM without it, suck on that Home Row!) and took the magazine away from me. I swore on that moment to buy Napoleon: Total War, and to play the living hell out of it.

And I did. I bought it on Friday, August 27th. The day I joined Steam. Got home from Target with my brand new copy of N:TW and a twinkle in my eye. "What the hell is this Steam stuff?". So I spent the night getting Steam set up. Then came the instiliation. It wanted to download it, but I was getting roughly 30KB/S at the time, and that would take a long, long time. So I went to sleep frustrated. The next day I learned how to install with the disks. A useful tip. Then came the patches.

Most of Saturday, and for the morning of Sunday I waited for the patches to finish installing. They finally did. I hopped into the computer chair with glee, the moment had finally arrived. *Click* and I hit the "Play" button on Steam for the very first time.

I still remember that music in the intro, and the intro itself "My enemies are many, my equals are none". The main menu appeared before my eyes, was I really playing this? I hit custom battle - I don't remember my army composition but I was just escatic I finally got to play it. I only got to play that battle though, I had to go to my youngest brother's Football game. For the rest of my Freshman year, it was nearly all I played. Day in, and day out I was commanding armies. I didn't even have an exceptional computer. It was still like a dream come true for me.

That my friends, is just the beginning.

Napoleon: Total War is the 6th main entry in the Total War series of Turn Based Strategy and Real Time Tactics game. It takes us back to a simpler time, when the French were ruled by an Emperorer. Having the experience of the failures of Empire: Total War under thier belt, CA was able to fix many of the issues that plagued Empire. It feels much more coherent and fluid. It's a better game, with the exception of the scope to some.

The map, unlike Empire: Total War, is limited to Europe for the Coloalition Campaigns, and a few smaller maps for Napoleon's Campaigns. For some, this loss of scale is a detriment. To me, it's a plus. The campaigns feel tighter and more worthwhile, and less daunting.

The game's score is wonderful, and takes you back to the time period. With memorable pieces, you'll be sure to remember some of these tunes for time to come. It is truly a highpoint for the score of Total War.

The units are well done, and represent the uniforms of the period accurately and beautifully, The graphics, especially for 2010 are great, and have a nice feel to them.

The game is also extrememly moddable, and there are many mods for many tastes. From small mini mods, to large overhauls like The Great War mod, you'll never be bored with the game.

Overall, I give Napoleon: Total War a 10/10. It truly introduced me to the world of PC gaming, and is a real highlight in the Total War Catalouge. It is by far my favorite Total War game, and one of my favorite games that I have played.
Posted: March 27
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