Spanning the most turbulent era in Western history, your quest for territory and power takes you through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and even onto the shores of the New World.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (4,970 reviews) - 95% of the 4,970 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2006

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About This Game

Take command of your army and expand your reign in Medieval II - the fourth installment of the award-winning Total War series of strategy games. Direct massive battles featuring up to 10,000 bloodthirsty troops on epic 3D battlefields, while presiding over some of the greatest Medieval nations of the Western and Middle Eastern world. Spanning the most turbulent era in Western history, your quest for territory and power takes you through Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and even onto the shores of the New World.
You'll manage your empire with an iron fist, handling everything from building and improving cities to recruiting and training armies. Wield diplomacy to manipulate allies and enemies, outsmart the dreaded Inquisition, and influence the Pope. Lead the fight in the Crusades and bring victory to Islam or Christianity in the Holy War. Rewrite history and conquer the world. This is Total War!
  • Bigger and better real-time battles. Improved combat choreography, larger armies, quicker pace, and spectacular finishing moves make this the most visceral and exciting Total War ever.
  • New epic campaign. The ambitious single player campaign will span three continents and let players sail across to the Americas to confront the Aztecs on their home soil.
  • Greater accessibility. An enhanced user interface and optional shorter campaigns make the Total War experience faster and easier to enjoy than ever before.
  • Over 40 new features. An advanced terrain system, enhanced weather effects, and more will help you divide and conquer.
  • Intense Multiplayer Battles. Wage war against other players in 8-way multiplayer games across the Internet and LAN.

NOTE: Because the Kingdoms expansion uses core game elements from the Medieval II: Total War game, it is required that you use the same method for purchasing Kingdoms as you did in purchasing Medieval II: Total War. If you purchase Medieval II: Total War from Steam, then please use Steam to purchase Kingdoms.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum System Requirements:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
    • Celeron 1.5GHz Pentium 4® (1500MHz) or equivalent AMD® processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • 11GB of uncompressed free hard disk space
    • 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound cardand latest drivers
    • 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse,keyboard and latest drivers
    • DirectX® 9.0c
    • 128MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers. Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible
    • 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
    • Internet (TCP / IP) play supported; Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card.
    Important Note: Some cards may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Medieval II: Total War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatibility.
    OS: 10.10.5
    Processor: 1.8 GHz
    RAM: 4 GB
    Graphics: 256 MB
    Mac OS: 10.10.5
    Hard Disk: 32 GB
    Input: Keyboard & Mouse

    The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
    OS: 10.11.2
    Processor: 2.4 GHz
    RAM: 4 GB
    Graphics: 512 MB
    Mac OS: 10.11.1
    Hard Disk: 32 GB
    Input: Multi-button Mouse

    The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.
    OS:
    Ubuntu 14.04
    Steam OS 2.0 (NVIDIA & Intel Only)
    Graphics Card:
    Nvidia 600 series+ with Driver Version 352.55
    AMD R7 with Mesa 11.2 driver*
    Intel Iris Pro with Mesa 11.2 driver*

    *IMPORTANT: AMD GPUS may require Ubuntu 15.10 or later. Mesa 11.2 driver still in active development.
    OS:
    Ubuntu 15.10
    Steam OS 2.0 (NVIDIA & Intel Only)
    Graphics Card:
    Nvidia 700 series+ with Driver Version 352.55
    AMD R9 with Mesa 11.2 driver*

    *IMPORTANT: AMD GPUS may require Ubuntu 15.10 or later. Mesa 11.2 driver still in active development.
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[SC] ha suh dude
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Fun game until your 200+ turn saves get corrupted because 'Lol ♥♥♥♥ you'
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S0me r4nd0mer
( 159.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
without a doubt one of the all time best total wars.

-Being the last game on the old engine, collision detection actually works and units feel like they have actual mass to them. There is some genuine variety in the factions (although european ones do share lots of the same units) and the game has some surprisingly good rpg elements with your generals and faction leaders.

-The game's full of personality with outrageously stereotypical accents, an awesome soundtrack, and epic scale battles. While not as arcadey as more recent total wars, the game takes a more realistic approach (mostly) leading to slower gameplay (not necessarily a good or bad thing).

-The ridiculous squalor system from rome 1 is gone, and a ton of new features have been added to the main campaign (especially with the kingdoms expansion). These include crusades, the pope, mongol invasions, and so much more.

-And finally, last but not least the mods for this game are spectacular. Whether you want third age (best LOTR game out there imo) Broken crescent, hyrule total war, westereos or my favourite mod stainless steel. Stainless steel in particular solves many of the bugs and balance issues in vanilla (especially the slightly broken two-handed weapon and pikemen glitches)

-so TLDR-if you like total war, especially rome 1, buy this game.
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pielord525256
( 50.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
OMG BEST GAME 100/10 WOULD GET GOT PLAY AMAZING
GET IT!!!!! GET IT NOW!!!
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augeezer
( 400.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is probably one of the BEST RTS games out there. It's definitely my favorite Total War game. It is old, but the community is still thriving, and I've spent so many hours on this game just screwing around. Definitely a buy, and if you get into it Medieval II: Kingdoms is an amazing expansion pack.
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Cpt_Wolfy
( 108.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Possibly the best game for the Total War franchise. Great modding community, DLC is extremely worth it, everything is in the game but you have to unlock them. It's pretty easy to do so aswell. Great fun.
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Legionary
( 280.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
*plays as holy roman empire (germany)*
















*gets invaded by poland*
10/10
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texasAAD
( 24.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Huge battles. Managing an empire. Going on crusades for the pope. An entire continent of allies (and enemies) What more do you want?
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comrade komrade of Stalingrad
( 338.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is one of my favorite games ever.after 10 years this game isn't in its prime anymore , their is around 100-1000 people online per day which is sufficient.The reason people love this game is because of its simplicity and ease to master. I have put about 1500 hours. The1300 was before I has steam and was basicly just campaign this shows to the point of how good it
8/10
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Nindew
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A amazing game but be aware that if you're going to get this to play with your mac or linux friend. You can't only windows with windows, mac with mac, linux with linux.
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Janissaryhalberd
( 137.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game best total war ever
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
123 of 131 people (94%) found this review helpful
111 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
- Be HRE
- Decide not to blitzkrieg Europe like a good German
- Trade with neighbours
- Ally with Poland and Hungary
- Poland betrays me
- France attacks
- Hungary betrays me
- Denmark attacks
- Venice attacks
- Milan attacks
- Pope tells me to not kill christians
- Try to make peace treaties
- Fail horribly
- Get excommunicated for defending my lands
- Crusade on my capital
- Dead

10/10 would be a pacifist again
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59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
221.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
- Played as Scotland.
- Became bros with England.
- Conquered Ireland.
- Norway declares war, pope tells not to fight or we get excommunicated.
- My ship and Norways's ship sit next to each other not able to attack.
- See German Papal favor is low, persuade pope to call crusade on them.
- Take multiple German cities.
- Help England conquer france.
- Denmark declares war, pope excommunicates him for attacking me.
- Send crusader army through Germany and into ships in Meditteranean.
- Send ships to Egypt.
- Take most of Egypt.
- Germany gets destroyed.

To this day the Scottish ships just stand next to the Norwegian ships, unable to attack.
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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
152.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
exommunication simulator
"no more moves,sire"simulator
genocide simulator
plague simulator
♥♥♥-kicking simulator
ransom rejection simulator
rebellion control simulator
Hitler simulator
pretty much sumed up the game.
10/10 was fun af
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
My first game:

Play Danemark.
Reform Calmar Union, because Norway and Sweden are just stupid rebels.
Unholy Not-Roman Germanic Empire declare war.
Epic battle at Hambourg, 4/7, I still win.
Counterattack 2 turns later.
Wipe them out.
Start attacking new neighbours randomly.
Meet Russia attacking Poland while I was taking it for myself. <- Realism.
Pope say I'm a heretic, my king reaction: Meh.
Now I'm apparently on Satan's side, I don't need to hold back anymore.
Manage to take France, finifsh Russia. Huge invasion fleet destroyed by England. <- Realism.
Suddenly, Black Plague. Lost 2/3 of my people. Can't have armies anymore.
Suddenly, Mongols, not enough troops in the East, I retreat.
I take Rome and kill the prisonner pope. New one is British. He don't like me. Every other Christian Nation hate me, I'm apparently the Anti-Christ. I got Crusades.
I lost a lot of cities. Rebels everywhere. My kings are assassinated.

Europe is now at open war as some nations decide to keep for themselves the towns, original owner declare war.
Pope excomunicate everyone.
"Christian" Kingdoms wage war against each other.
Mongols laugh and go forward to the west.
Heresy, the whole world is plagued with Heretics. And Inquisitors too.
I manage to hold the Mongols away, but now I feel alone on Scandinavia.
Pope finnaly forgive me... 2 turns before he get killed my mongols.

Whole World speak mongol now. But I'm happy because I'm Christian again.

10/10 would plunge the world into chaos again.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Product received for free
Took Rome
Was excommunicate
Killed the pope
Elected my cardinal as new Pope with the support of my 12 other Cardinals
Now the Pope love me like never before
10/10 would be catholic again
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
The only time i saw scotland become independent from england was in this game.
After they destroyed the faction and conquered the whole island.






10/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This truly was the golden age of Total War, Medieval II, may you not get a worthy opponent until Medieval III comes of age.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
61.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Reconquered Western Europe with Byzantine Empire: Checked
Held up the Mongols long enough for English reinforcements to come: Checked
14/53 would fictionalized history again
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Extremely good game, if you love total war you should buy it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This game made me fail my Medeival History class... Apperently writting an essay on how England took over the majority of Europe, held Russia\'s king hostage until his son paid ransom, and ethnically cleansing the Middle East is \"Utterly rediculous\" and "Insanely racist\"
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