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.
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 58 people (98%) found this review helpful
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The only flaw I see in this game is the fact that I cannot shoot my men who retreat.
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
139.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
A la guerre, il n'y a pas de substitut pour victoire.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
73.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
An excellent game overall. Creative Assembly have redeemed themselves more or less from the disaster of empire with this. The AI is a little wonky at times, and the unit sizes are far too small, but the way to combat the negatives of the vanilla version of the game is to download darthmod from modb or the total war forums and it works beautifully. Darthmod increases smoke effects, unit sizes, number of units, campaigns...with this mod, Napoleon Total War is my most played game. The vanilla is good, darthmod make good become great ;)
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
71.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Can kill French with waves of attacking highlanders. 11/10.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
133.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
fun game to play, spent a lot of time playing it and never got bored, although its world map is limited to europe and egypt, it makes up for that by having a lot of trading possibilities, and a lot of units, totaly what i would expect from a napoleon strategy game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
160.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
The first Total War game I bought and my most favourite as this game has some of the best mods out there like The Great War Mod,Darthmod and Napoleon Total War III.The only slight negative is that the campaign map is a bit small as they could have added the peninsular campaign and and a few more playable grand campaign factions.Also there is great multiplayer as there are great maps and historical units. 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
EPIC
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I think that Napoleon is a pretty nice step from Empire, even though they are both pretty good. Napoleon includes the ability to liberate nations and set up their protectorates, like Romania, Brittany, and Poland. The system of converting buildings and the nice tech tree are also pluses. Some things I don't like that much are the limits on generals. Also, no religious agents, although given the short campaign time, they would not be able to realistically and significantly convert populations. Finally, one of my favorite features carried over from Empire: national buildings. For example, the Kremlin Armoury in Moscow.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
281.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Okay so I like the game but it has a hell of a lot of flaws. First off the fife and drum music in vanilla is horrifying. It's computer generated, ♥♥♥♥ty, and is generally nowhere close to music of the period. The AI as exprcted in all games litterally accidentally walks into your lines with total disregard for any bullets flying into the from any direction. The map is downsized from that of Empire and many of Empire's good qualities are gone. I can most definitely say that this isnt one of my favorite Total War games. It seriously needs revision as well as bug fixes such as the bug where the AI units stand in place and turn from side to side over and over for about half a minute. Some positives though are the updated graphics as well as adding in some fun gameplay. Overall I personally would give it a 7.4/10 so its an okay game overall
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
778.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I consider this as one of the best Total War titles to have been released and certainly a dream come true for fans (like myself) of the Napoleonic Period. While its 18th century style predecessor boasted a wider scope in terms of campaign map, in more ways than one Napoleon TW offered a much more refined experience. Creative Assembly carried over all the good things that made Empire work whilst omitting or improving upon any irksome issues.

Napoleon: Total War concentrates more on the Emperor's military career. The 'Campaigns' menu allows the player to choose from 'Egyptian', 'Italian', or the longer main 'European' expeditions. Each of these has unique unit styles befitting the period. The Egyptian Campaign would initially prove somewhat easy as the Bedouin faction mostly consists of melee troops - however, the Ottomans are tough nuts to crack, while Great Britain has a powerful naval base and garrison in the area. There is also a time factor; for all three campaigns you must complete victory objectives before a certain date.

Historical Battles provide an excellent showcase of the Emperor's famous masterpiece engagements. Finally, it seems this option is now given more serious time and consideration by Creative Assembly; where previous titles only offered five or six, Napoleon: TW is flush with twice that many. Austerlitz, Borodino, Friedland, Waterloo.... It even includes two key naval engagements: Trafalgar and The Nile (despite Napoleon not being present, besides he hardly knew anything about naval warfare).

One improved aspect is the unit modelling: they are superbly detailed and certain factions offer a variety of different types. History fans of the period won't be dissapointed, all the familiar regiments are there alongside the shakoed Fusilier and Foot line infantry, such as Dragoons, Hussars, Highlanders, King's German Legion, Connaught Rangers, Polish Lancers and even the legendary Old Guard. And there's MANY more besides. Access to the more elite regiments requires certain fields of research combined with barrack upgrades to the highest level. Nevertheless, minor nations do suffer from a lack of choice selection thus a player may wish to play as the more prolific, for example, French or British. As before, right-clicking on a unit card displays statistics and historical information concerning that particular regiment.

The RTS battles themselves are now much more exciting and fast-paced affairs with an improved AI. Cannon balls leave tell-tale scorch marks whilst powdersmoke adds to the confusing, choking smog of war. Admittedly, sometimes units do still get stuck, while defensive infantry squares aren't quite so effective against cavalry if placed near obstacles - but thankfully neither are common anomalies. Line troops on the march are a magnificent spectacle, even though they don't match pace, while a flautist jollies the (mens' and player's) spirit. This is great, although I would have liked more variation in marching tunes as regards each regiment. And it's a shame they didn't have bagpipes for the Scots regiments. Light infantry lack the pomp of regular line troops, yet clicking on the 'guard' or 'skirmish' order buttons sets off a bugler which adds to the authenticity. Of course, we're never going to attain 'true' perfection of battle experience - and many veterans would consider us foolhardy to desire that - but every detail, small and large, contributes towards a rich experience. Perhaps VR goggles would one day further a player's lust for such an enhanced experience?

Having artillery comprise half your army will make short work of fort walls and enemy troops manning the battlements, while any breaches will become bottlenecks guarded by the foe. My advice is have at least one light infantry unit to wear these down from a safe distance. Then, dispatch two or three line infantry to fire several volleys before charging in. Another handy tactic is to attack in this way then suddenly pull back - the hot-headed enemy will then be drawn upon the waiting muskets of two or three other units and catch them in a deadly crossfire. It's a reversal made upon the defenders' position; think about what happened to the Saxons at the battle of Hastings....

However, although sieges aren't at all bad, they could have been better. Certainly, no match when compared against the vast cities and sprawling streets of Medieval 2 and the original Rome. For some reason, such monolithic moments were dropped during development of Empire and Napoleon, almost as if the developers had become bored or even dubious about reintroducing seriously fortified settlements in the age of enlightenment. And it would have been nice to have variation in defences and layout of key cities or even towns. There is always a barracks and armoury, but after a while it seemed too sparse, too generic. In Napoleon, I found seiges something of a chore without the enjoyability nor intense excitement prevalent in Medieval and Rome. Shogun 2 did a little better (not forgetting the Japanese favoured pitched battles and hardly used fortifications in warfare) while Rome 2 faithfully returned to fully fledged fortifications of all types. In Napoleon TW, siege engines such as ladders, battering rams, and mines are abandoned in favour of artillery and troops now automatically equipped with rope grapples to climb the walls. Some towns even lack defences aside from natural barriers and chokepoints - although at least this is true to life. Fortifications are a negative point in Napoleon (and the previous title Empire).

Napoleon: TW's expansion came in the form of the excellent Peninsular War - fans of Sharpe will know and enjoy this theatre of the conflict. It introduces a revised (albeit smaller) reasearch tech tree and some further additional unique units for all four (British, French, Spanish and Portugese) factions. As in reality, the British war effort presented a combined challenge of campaigning with limited funds, strategic maneouvering, and maintaining a careful diplomacy with an unnatural ally. Failure in even one of these could spell disaster for the player's chance at victory. And again, a crucial time factor influences a speedy yet well-planned offensive. Playing as the French means you'll have to maintain authority on a certain number of provinces and hold out until a certain date. Being the Spanish adds a sense of vengeance as you begin to recruit and reinforce Coalition efforts to eject the invader from Spanish shores forever!

You're probably familar with all those superb battle scene paintings by Lady Butler, seen countless documentaries on Napoleon, or even possess the film 'Waterloo' from 1971? Well now it's brought further to vivid life where such fans themselves can interact by stepping into the digital boots of Napoleon Bonaparte and marching across Europe to defeat rival nations in a blaze of glory. Certainly, one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. Well done, Creative Assembly!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
199.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
fantastic game the i have played and played. one of the gems of total war.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,802.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
also my first total war game, realy fun to play as you can see from time playing I have a bit of experience
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This Game is easily one of the best strategy games I have ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Yet another excelent game from Total War Series.
I usualy don't write reviews,but i must for this game.

Like name said Napoleon: Total War is game setted in Napoleon-Musket era.
It's simlar to Empire-Total War,but it's better.Graphic,even now isn't bad at all.Hovewer it's really good (game supports shader modell 3).But if you have mid-end pc you can always play it on Shader model 2 or Shader model 3 (low)
Campaginc is excelent (you can play as a Napoleon or as a one of the other Big factions).Still,i wish if you able to play more nations and to support rebeling countries.
Campagin map is kinda small (only Europe and Egypt (i wish that there is Asia and hopefully rest of Africa,i really wish.But maybe this is better.It's more accuate to that time period)),but will still give you dozens of hours playing.
Quick battles are really good,specialy if you play one of the historicaly battles all around the Europe.
Naval battles are really good.Still,ship responce is really slow,but maybe its better that way,cause it's not easy to turn huge ship fast.
And there is good mods.For example ww1 mod called The Great War.It's really accuate,and really good.

Rating: 9.5/10
I highly sugest you to but this game,if you haven't.For me,15e is not much for good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
221.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
I love this game, for it's attemept to be historicaly accurate whilst not detracting for actual gameplay. I find this one of the best games of it age second only to rome total war.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,439.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Play only with Napoleonic Total War III mod, it makes this game amazing!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
135.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Slightly old and outdated now, still a great game.
HOOZA!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
118.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Hey people, My NTW audio isn't working at the moment and I thibk it may be due to the fact that I installed a mod called 'ACW North & South'. Now, I have sinced removed this mod as it bored me however the sound on NTW has stopped for no apparent reason. The sound for the Sega and Napoleon intro still work bu then silence. Also before people tell me the usual way I don't have the 'Creative Assembly' folder on my PC so the only way I can access NTW is by doing the following; This PC - Local Disk (C:) - Users - Fierce PC - Steam - SteamApps - common - Napoleon Total War. And so I don't know what to do, so please any help would be great! :D
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Best game I've ever played beside European Ship Simulator. 10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
92.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Made Mainland Europe into my female canine while playing as England.
01/01 Game of the Day
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