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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unoven005
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Napoleon ultimately feels like the more successful younger brother to Empire. It fundamentally shares its DNA, for better and worse, but has learned from its mistakes, and has stayed trim and buff.
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Blanchflower
16.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
A classic strategy game. It got me hooked. The tutorial is helpful too. A must buy for strategy fans.
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King_Sauce <TWM>
17.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
Napoleon: Total War is a grand strategy game where you play as Napoleon's allies and enemies. It is not a game where you don't think and just shoot. This total war game is probably a good game for people who are just starting the series. I personally like it a lot, however there are some bugs in defending seige maps and some hill maps. Don't say I have a crappy computer I have a awesome desktop. If you are having some trouble starting to play, watch Pixelated Apollo's youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC45a_j76kNDwJvbc2ufOkJg) and look at some of his videos, they are great. Overall this deserves a 9.8/10 the .2 just because of some bugs.
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xeEritous
10.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
very good game i felt awesome playing as napoleon or as his enemies but crash every 3-4 hours but i really couldnt care less its still a good game and it lets me have breaks and relise that its 2 in the morning
10/10
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Eraserhead
10.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
Very good strategy game. But i think the map is a little bit too small (compared to Medieval 2, Rome). Often you can travel from city to city in one round.
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vagon
18.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
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Romakh
172.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
One of the best Total War games. Great performance (I am looking at you Empire Total War), great gameplay, and interesting campaigns. This game is my go-to gunpowder strategy game. Only drawback is small-ish campaign map, at least in comparison with Empire Total War.
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Insanity
26.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
Every Single Hour I Used Playing This Game, I Don't Regret It.
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slartibartfasts
43.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
It's a rare thing for a group of games to just keeping getting better but the Total War games are just exceptional and keep getting better.
I do have to add that Empire may not be as smooth or as pretty but it's still my favourite.
If you haven't played any of the Empire games, where have you been and why haven't you.
Think of the best game you have played and it's probably Total War Empire but this comes a close second.
I have decided to rate games by comparing them to pizza, this is a pepporoni meat feast presented well but they forgot the mushrooms, still lovely but would of liked the mushrooms as well.
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mar
42.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
loving the multiplayer not a very big fan of singleplayer and I got kind of dissapointed about that some factions only have four different infantry units
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I got this game, I have not played it very much, but I do have one story for you. Gather round children.

I though, "Yeah, I've studied the Napoleonic wars, I'll be good at this game!" so I hopped on multiplayer.

At first I thought I would be good.

I lost all of my Cavalry and most of my Infantry within fifteen minutes. The only reason I was still alive was because of my artillery.

Then I realized something: I was going to be Wellington. I was going to recover and route all of his infantry.

With the rest of my Line infantry, I ran, leading them into my artillery on a hill. With a combination of cannister shot and Volleys, they were breaking. Then, his cav charged and killed most of my infantry.

But I have forgotten about three units.
Three units that I had moved into the trees at the start of the round and forgotten about.
My rifles.

I quickly moved my rifles into position. They quickly killed many of his militia, causing a route. His cav tried killing them, buy my riflemen were not fazed. They killed almost all of the cav as they charged. When they met my brave riflemen, we lost one man. His cav was dead by my brave riflemen.

Then, in a last ditch effort, he sent in his Grenadiers. His elite infantry against my rifles. They outnumbered them, and they were stronger.

But my Brave riflemen did not run. They fired on them from afar, then, without giving the grenadiers a chance to recover, the brave riflemen, who were full with energy, charged against the tire, wavering grenadiers.

My brave riflemen killed all of the Grenadiers.

The brave riflemen, the last men on the battlefield, the only men to have not routed or died, had won the battle.

Heroic Victory.

10/10, would forget about riflemen then say ♥♥♥♥ it and charge again.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
A classic strategy game. It got me hooked. The tutorial is helpful too. A must buy for strategy fans.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
472.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Start fort defense
Men on the walls firing
Breach in walls
Men ordered to plug in breach
Every man in the regiment has a heart attack upon touching the ground

10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
108.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
-play as Great Britian
-I talked to other countries that I can make trade agreements with
-I amz richz! yay
-recruit foot soldiers in London and bring one general to my general Arthur Weasly to make one big army for a few turns
-I combine 2 navies into one navy and then i transport my giant army to invade france
-I besiege Caen and demand surrender
-the town watch surrenderd and I captured Caen
-I plan to invade the neighboring cities/towns but I gotta recruit militias
-A couple turns later, a french indianman trade ship blockades my most profitable trade harbor near by london
-I got bankrupt for 6 turns
- :(
- :(
- :(
10/10 would get bankrupt again
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
86.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This game is absolute joy to play if you are experienced in strategy games. If you are not good with turn-based campaigns, strategy-driven battles, then this game is not for you. The AI is bad but that can be remedied with mods such as DarthMod. However, getting to grips with the interface can be tiring and time-consuming and can only be accomplished by the more patient of us.

Pros:
Cinematic, enjoyable battles
Turn-based campaigns, fun to run in and invade a small country such as Saxony
Looks great on maxed out graphics
DarthMod Ai makes battles even better.
Realistic Gunshot sounds.
Heaven for strategy game lovers.

Cons:
Vanilla AI is bad
Interface takes time to learn, only works if you are patient enough
Some of the uniforms aren't accurate, (eg. The Russian ones)

Overall, the game is great, but people who aren't experienced with complex interfaces might get frustrated with the amount of patience and practice it takes to win a battle. I would recommend this to any history buff or strategy fan.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
127.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Having absolutely routed the French in Campaign mode as the Prussians, I took my troops on a victory march. It was a proud day for the Fatherland. As we crossed the French fortifications, the finest general in all of Prussia leapt over a row of anti-horse spikes, but suddenly game physics took their toll and he plummeted to his death, along with half of his escort. In the words of your military advisors, "it was a black day."


11/10 would play again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
403.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
The Total War Series is my most beloved gaming title on the PC, and this game was a huge step forward for the series at the time of its release.
Napoleon: Total War touches up on features from Empire:Total War but also adds more of a in depth look into the combat of the Napoleonic Wars Era.
I'd say this game has by far the best depiction of musket and line infantry combat on a large scale.
You can have literally control thousands of troops and depending on how you win or lose battles, the generals commanding those troops will gain traits and retainers. Coming from Shogun 2 however, this feature lacks to me only because they are auto asissigned traits, where as in Shogun 2 and Rome 2 you can choose the type of traits, behavior and entourage you want your generals to have.
This game (like Empire in my opinion) focuses more heavily on the combat as opposed to being focused on building up cities, having a repuation to keep up with or decisions to be made based on your actions.
The AI in Napoleon is up to par but is still un-polished and buggy in some areas,
you also have to remember this is a relativly old game
(4 new total war games have been released since this game)
SINGLE PLAYER & CAMPAIGN-
The campaign is fun being very much different pending on the battle and campaign difficulty you choose and has much replay value, on top of that there is plenty of DLC to download/buy.
In total there are 4 diffrent campaigns to play (Europe, Spain, Italy and Egypt)
You can play these in single player or multiplayer ether being enemies or coop or both throughout
There are a huge variety of units to choose from in this game, if you have the right technology of course. You will notice that alot of the units look the same with similar uniforms and hats, but that is how it was in the time period, again i highly recommend the DLC's because you will acquire over 30 + more units and it will help very much in both single and multiplayer.
MULTIPLAYER-
For me this game is all about the multiplayer. There is a ranking system which is what keeps me playing. Although you will come across lots of slight or big lag, people quitting and people lagging out,
I truly wish they would re master this game. You have to repeat rules in lobby constantly and you can't restrict units to certain rules you want to apply, so new players or trolls choose units not allowed.
You will get frustrated if you care about rank, but if you are playing for fun there is plenty to do :).
Siege, Naval, Land And Historical battles are available for both single and multiplayer.

Pros+
-Stellar graphics for a 2010 title
-Awesome Single Player & Multiplayer
-Unit Variety
-Historical Accuracy & Realism
-Runs on High - Ultra graphics smoothly on low end PC's
-High Replay Value

Cons-
-Multiplayer games crash fairly often and lag, needs to be remastered 0:)
-Some bugs when it comes to garrisoning in houses and firing on certain positions (Hills, Corners etc)
-Outdated AI








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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Vive la france as the french would say it Napoleon is the 6th Total War game and is fun if you want to change history around aka break time completely theres barely any mp lobbys open but if you are like me get a few buddys that have this game and there you go 10/10

P.S if you really find this easy get DarthMod and if you don't like napoleon's era then get The Great War as that mod is fun
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
pew pew pew boom boom boom 10/10





what are you waitng for







buy it already
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Very good strategy game. But i think the map is a little bit too small (compared to Medieval 2, Rome). Often you can travel from city to city in one round.
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