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 (4,585 reviews) - 95% of the 4,585 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.
Helpful customer reviews
217 of 220 people (99%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
61.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
I started with Rome: Total War and it was a great game. You picked an empire to control and used diplomacy, force, and cunning to grow. You manage armies, cities, and special units (spys/diplomats) in order to conquor Europe and surrounding areas.

What Medieval II: Total War did was took Rome: Total War and made it even better. With the same mechanics and the addition of converting cities to forts and vice-versa the gameplay becomes even better. New units, new Factions, and a new map gave this series a well deserved title.

I myself consider Medieval II: Total War to be the best game in the entire Total War franchise because instead of dumbing down the game (which is becoming rampant in the game industry) they took what they had and improved upon it instead.

I recommend you buy this game if you are an intelligent person who enjoys to plan things out and act upon them with patience and coordination.

Thanks for reading.
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255 of 296 people (86%) found this review helpful
279 people found this review funny
683.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
You either have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, or you die an excommunicated scrub.
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87 of 88 people (99%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
138.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
TL;DR
An overall excellent game that I would highly recommend to anyone.

Now, for the detail. First, I'd like to say that I have played this game for far longer than my steam hours. I played the gold edition disk for about 3 years before adding it to steam. I'd estimate I have something in the 600 realm of hours, 700 if you include steam time.

On to the actual game. This game is a fantastic and educational experience about the middle ages. Even though some of it is innacurate 95% is correct, and you will most likely learn at least a few things you didn't know. To start with you have the option of 5 different factions, and by destroying other factions you unlock them as playayable. (orrrrrrr, you could just go into the files and change it so you can play as all of them straight away :)

The campaign map is a well designed and easy to look at part of the overall game, with a clear layout so that you can tell what is going on instantly. The controls and design for building and recruiting are made easy also, and the advisors are helpful to new players. (though annoying for more experienced ones) and you can get involved straight away.

Now for the best part. The battles are an overall incredible experience where you can lead an army into various types of battles; from raiding and capturing a castle to a field war of skill. As you play more, you can win fought out battles that you normally would not be able to or if the odds are stacked against you, and you become a true commander and build your empire.

The DLC (Kingdoms pack) is actually a very worthwhile DLC, bringing in 4 new campaigns packed with new factions, units and maps, however I would not recommend playing these until you have at least got the hang of the main campaign, as these are far more in depth and you will get more out of them after obtaining a basic level of experience.

To conclude, this masterpiece is my personal favourite in the series and I'd strongly recommend you play this over any other Total War title. If you are considering it, buy it. If it goes on sale, even better. Buy it as a gift. I'm sure someone will love it.
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130 of 155 people (84%) found this review helpful
141 people found this review funny
64.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Killed the pope ten times. 10/10, would kill the pope again.
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76 of 86 people (88%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
2,915.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Umm look at my hours played...Pretty much sums up my review lol...
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