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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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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Strong Arm
( 45.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Overall this is a great game. All the factions are unique and provide their own challenges, progression is fun, large campaign map, and lots of elements (Crusades, Jihads, and New World) make this game playable for hours. The one HUGE NEGATIVE issue with this game is diplomacy. It is complete trash and makes you feel like you have no control. The Pope for Catholic nations is the single most unreasonable NPC I've witnessed and really limits the fun in this game. Example as Milan I am invaded by Venice and The Holy Roman Empire, caught unaware I win 2 Heroic victories, launch a counter attack that captures Venice and besiege Bolonge. Popes responce? Excommunicates me for winning a war I didn't start (which f**** you) and I end up not playing the rest of the campaign (wasted 8 hours). Long story short? Play a non-catholic faction and this is a great game.
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Pvt Popcorn
( 56.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
good game love it so much played it heaps as a kid. could do with better diplomatic sysystem but still very good 10/10
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ICA_PyromaniacOrk
( 87.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Perhaps my second favourite Total War ever created. An absolute wonder, and some brilliant mods for it. An absolute must-buy for Real-Time Tactics/Strategy gamers.

Edit: Thanks, Zann. Favourite's Rome: Total War.
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Teddy Broosevelt
( 39.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Disagreed with the pope.
Murdered the old pope.
Installed my own cardinal as his successor.
Used new pope to declare a crusade against neighboring Muslim empire.
Conquer.

10/10, would commit mortal sin for gold and land again.

My favorite Total War game is still Rome 1, but this is still phenomenal.
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Pete
( 35.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Hours of fun, hold up well over the years
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★ MaitreKorda ★
( 1.8 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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Khalkedon
( 95.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Good Game
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Barack Osama
( 235.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
.STarts war as england
. pope excommunicates england
.England destroys papal states
.Pope starts crusade on england
.England gets gang banged
.Loses capital
9/11 would die again
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Tlacuache
( 111.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
DEUS VULT all over the place
ALLAH AKBAR all over the place
TLACAXIPEHUALIZTLI all over the ♥♥♥♥ING PLACE

PROS
-Modifications
-The most epic and dramatic battles ever
-Racial/cultural cliches simulator

CONS
-Are you kidding me?

Do yourself a favor and buy it
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69 of 74 people (93%) found this review helpful
68 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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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
299.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Total War: Warhammer just came out huh?
Total war: Medieval 2 Warhammer End times just came out as well, all you need is M2TW and Kingdoms, and now you have the entire Warhammer world, instead of just a small patch of it.
Perhaps your not into Warhammer? How about Lord of the Rings? Want to play as the orcs of morder, and bring back the one ring and see what happens?
Perhaps you want to just relive the medieval times as a loyal Crusader, or warmongering Jihadist?
Then Medieval 2: Total war is what you want.

The modding community for this game is INSANE! There are mods which allow you to improve upon the base campaign significantly, to completely overhauling the game. This is something no other Total war in the franchise has nearly achieved. This game's modding community can beat anything CA puts out, the new Medieval 2: Warhammer End times mod that came out roughly around the same time Total War Warhammer came out, proves this.

Buy this game. NOW. (Be sure to buy Kingdoms!)
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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
215.6 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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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
20 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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
One of the best total war games out there!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 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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