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.

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    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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MUH SHEKELS
19.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Plays as Venice first run
Makes friends with everyone, but Milan
Attacks Milan gets told of by the pope Gets attacked by best Ally holy roman empire and sicily
Attacks alot of them, but then Pope stops your onslaught
Plague and debt starts
Quits game as Venice and Keeps running my Jewish agenda to get another Jewish clan in the next game
Today was a good day.
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radiationsoap
72.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
After our victory over the English and the Danish, taking many miles of northern coastline, Scotland was settled as a new, prosperous kingdom. Many alliances, trade agreements, and marriages flourished. But the Pope called a crusade against Jerusalem, and I raised an army for the cause. My noble swordsmen clad in plate embarked for a long voyage through the Bay of Biscay, along the Iberian Coast, and then followed the North African coastline to take Cairo as a staging ground to move armies against Jerusalem. We were successful; my army took Cairo in the name of the Pope. I raised a new army and sent them northeast, deciding to take more land for the Pope. But, to my dismay, I saw that no other nations were joining the crusade. Complicating matters further, the Mongols joined the Turkish and Egyptian cause, and a three nation army destroyed my own in the field. Left with my original crusading army, in Cairo, we withstood one assault after the other. My fleet had returned home, evacuation wouldn't be here in time. After many assaults, my army broke through their coalition lines and we took Alexandira, watching Cairo fall back into enemy hands. There, we raised a fleet and sailed away from our enemies. But they pursed my fleet, and shadowed and raided us at every opportunity. Going back the original way would be too long. France had declared war, so I made the decision to invade southern France. We landed and razed the fortress to the ground. My army was thin, we wouldn't be able to hold it. We burned our ships and pushed north. We fought off raiding Frenchmen several times, and were forced to raze another fortress to the ground. Finally, my army of crusaders, diminished to less than fifteen men per unit, bloodied, muddied, exhuasted from years of combat, arrived in Caen, part of our continental territory. I put them on ships, and sent them home.

Did that actually happen? Yes. Yes it did. This is the best, most complicated, challenging, and entertaining installment of the Total War series.
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Sekrit Dokuments
8.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
I played this game since I was little on the CD version,it's an amazing game with backstabbing AI.From the pope loving me and being a good catholic I ended up allying with all the islamic factions and led a rebellion against the christians because i got excommunicated for a war that I didn't even start (me between Milan)
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SecreTPT
31.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
A physical copy costs 8 euros. 10/10
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swifty
16.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
France are ♥♥♥♥♥, dont trust ♥♥♥♥♥.
11/10 would get ♥♥♥♥ed over again
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ForestVision
141.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Short Review
Best game ever. 9.95/10. Very good for strategy fans.Fun!

Long Review
Easily my favourite and most played game of all time. Including my hours from before I had this amazing game on Steam I'd say I have 1000+, if not 2000+, hours.

PROS
  • Graphics are nice considering how old this game is. Spend most of your time zoomed out anyway so it looks good.
  • Campaigns fun. The AI are abysmal at times but it's nice to have a laugh every once in a while. Campagins usually play out differently each time although patterns do emerge. Change this by changing your playstyle.
  • Seemingly limitless possiblities. Want to try and tackle the straight away Papal States? Go for it. Want to rebild the Roman Empire? Go for it. Want to be a noble highlander reclaiming the Holy Lands and build Scottish Empire in the arid desert? Go for it.
  • Battles are fun. Crushing enemies beneath your feet is fun. Creating one empire to rule them all is fun.
  • Planning your next strike and best tagets is fun.
  • Mods can enhance you playtime by many more hundreds of hours.
  • Every con has a solution or silver lining.
  • DLC is great. Expands game time by even more! Adds interesting mechanics to mix things up.

    CONS
    • AI can be too easy to beat sometimes. Solution: Play multiplayer!
    • Gun units seem to be a bit buggy and dont work 100% of the time. Seems to mostly be musketeers. Not really much of a problem. Just use other gun units.
    • Diplomacy. AI don't make the best choices. Solution: The series is called Total War for a reason!
    • Naval battle will be lacklustre for those who enjoy naval battles. You have to auto resolve but perhaps that is a good think since most of the naval battles in the Total War series aren't great.

      Conclusion
      This is the best Total War game ever! Everything is fun! Gametime: Price ratio it through the roof !The only real problem is lack of multiplayer campaign. I would love to play campagin with my friends. Perhaps an HD remaster with tiny tweaks to diplomacy and unit balance and you will have the perfect game!
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michaelwilkins
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
It was good when I had the demo but it deosnt work now :( I wont leave a bad review because I really loved the demo. :(
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Pawpower2002
278.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
This game is fun is many areas, but it does have a few problems. One is its simply outdated, and it crashs alot. Then the next one is DlC. I hoped that with th Teutonic campaing it would unlock a new faction on the base games, grand campinge but it doesnt do this.
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clogan723
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
suprisingly good even with the graphics being old
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Worzfunk
20.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Top game. Hours lost. Pope can be a pain but I just ignore him and get excommunicated.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
370.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
In my opinion, Medieval 2 is far more enjoyable than any Total War game that has come after it (out of the ones I have played, atleast: Empire, Napoleon, Shogun, and Rome 2). You get more of a classic sense immersion from this one. Taking a young lad to lead a meager peasant band to subjugate an independant city, having him gain experiance, a title, special traits and an army that contains hardened veterans aswell as mercenaries recruited from various campaigns all over the Meditarianian and beyond is simply pure fun. Units react more organically and tactics can truely overcome superior units, unlike some situations in newer titles.

The mod scene really makes this game shine. Warhammer (Rage of the Dark Gods), Lord of the Rings (Third Age), or maybe just an enhanced Medieval experiance (Stainless Steel) add and increase tons more playability and enjoyment to an already very good game.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Decided to play this game again started a campaign as Byzantuim. Start the game and head east taking a few cities off Turks. But then Venice attacks one of the main Byzantine cities Thessalonica and takes it. I turn my attention West towards Venice I retake the city and head West. I reach the west coast and rather than head north, I build a fleet and attack Sicily taking Naples and the island of Sicily itself. Then I head north. You can probably see where this is going. I launch a succesfull attack on Rome and march further north and take Bolonga. By this point my army is highley exprience (some have gold exprience). But then Bolonga and Rome rebel I launch a second attack on rome which is unsuccesful. Rome was the entire objective of the campaign to reclaim Rome for true Romans (not like the Holy 'Roman' Empire). My Veteran army in Bolonga attacks the HRE army but they are reinforced.

HRE - 4100 Troops

Byzantuim - 1050 Troops

This should of been the end of my Italian campaign but the 4100 strong HRE army was actually 3 armies the first army was quickly defeated and then the second came. My horse archers softened the second army up but soon ran out of ammo then the lines of infantry smash into each other my left flank had hidden troops that attacked the left of the HRE army. The HRE'S right broke and then the enemy army got outflanked they fled and we were so close to victory. And then another army came, this time roughly equal to the amount of men I had left but the last army had feudal knights, superior to my infantry who were also Exhausted. I sent every last man in... and then the HRE army completely shattered. After the defeats of the first 2 armies the 3rd army simply broke and ran. On that day 2000 HRE troops were captured and 1500 were killed but the Byzantine army took heavy casualties too. Nearly 50% of there army were killed but regardless they had won.

Yes this really happened. Oh yeah the game yeah like uhhhh 10/10 Ign.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Product received for free
- Starts game
- Makes trade agreement with France

Two minutes later...

- France has declared war!


11/10 would get rekt by France again
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
191.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
-Start campaign as glorious english empire
-Spam churches to get popes glorious attention
-Get best relations with pope
-Declare war on french
-Take them over without pope excommunicating me
-Spams churches again to please pope
-Declares war on Spain and Portugal
-Takes over spain and portugal w/ out getting excommunicating
-Is unstoppable english empire
-Fear me
-Mongols invade
-Start militarizing borders and expand to HRE
-Has strong relations with pope still and takes HRE no problem
-Relations are getting low now that HRE ded
-Spam churches
-Relations get higher
-Starts wrecking everything in my path
-Glorious english empire,taken over all of europe and a quarter of asia
-Byzantine empire and the turks are ded
-Fear my might
-Mongols invade my city
-Defends from mongol
-They attack more cities
-Eventually gets overwhelmed with armies
-Cries as my best armies are defeated and thousands of hours of work are thrown in the fire as mongols take over everything
11/10 would watch my empire crumble before my eyes again

the english empire rises again
I started my game as England. Knowing betrayal can lurk in this game, I simply war against all and trust none.

My first conquest was britannia. Scotland put up a good fight, however fell to England's power. The rebels were taken care of quite early.

Now with the british isles under my control, I set my eyes on France. They owned a large deal of land, however were bankrupt and didnt have enough money for a good military force. I took this as my chance. I send a few armies over to deal with the French, and proved successful. The french king was slain by the blade of mine.

With France under my control, I set my gaze upon Spain and Portugal. However, they would be more of a problem. They have the advantage in seas. Therefore, I sent multiple of my general's armies over to deal with them. We proved successful and eventually cut down spain. Portugal denied becoming a vassal, and was therefore absorbed into our glorious English Empire.
Now with most of Western Europe under my control, I set my eyes upon the Holy Roman empire.

They were taken down, however we took a good beating from the HRE. The pope calls a crusade upon one of our major military cities. Luckily, this place was already heavily guarded by my men. We were able to last through the crusade.

Feeling angered from the Papal State's foolish act, I set my eyes away from the last 2 cities of HRE and onto the Papal States. The pope was going to die.

The papal states were weak, being small to begin with either way. Now, I have the papal states under my control, and the Holy Roman Empire left in a glimpse of its former self. I finished off HRE, and realized the mongols were invading. I swiftly remembered the mistakes of my past, and garrisoned my heaviest armies onto my borders, expanding it cautiously.

The mongols were close to us when the Byzantine Empire fell. Now i have quite a bit to look forward to.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
132.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Medieval II: Total War is the absolute pinical of the Total War series, I'll just sum up my experiences as all the factions....

England - Kill Scotland within the first 10 turns, take over the British Isles, go into near bankruptcy because of the amount of Mercenaries I bought, get kicked out of the Church because I wouldn't stop attacking France, Caen gets besieged by Spain, Spain and France ally, France sends reinforcements to Caen, I lose Caen, Robert tragically dies in the process, Willam the Conquerer dies cause he's morbitly obese, my kingdom crumbles, but I'm taken back into the Church so atleast I can spread the word of Christ across the British Isles

Scotland - Get r*ped by England and die within 60 turns

France - Get attacked by angry Germans and angry Italians then get invaded by England then get booted out of the church then a crusade gets called on my captial, King Louis gets r*ped by angry Christans, I go bankrupt and I give up

Holy Roman Empire - Die within 30 turns due to economic instability

Russia - Spend 24 turns trying to find civilistion and completely demolish the Hungarians, the Mongols invade and before you know it Russia is sucking Gangis Khans left testicle and civil disorder breaks out amongst my settlements

Milan - Take Venice and Eastern France, King Louis and his crossbow army besiege my capital, I rage quit lol

Spain - Take out Portugal within 14 turns, invade southeren France and take over Egypt *to be continued* *EDIT* I died lol

Denmark - TAKE OVER BRITISH ISLES AND R*PE THEIR WOMEN

Egypt - Lol get invaded by all of Christendom

Moors - Get sh*t on by Spanish troops

Turks - Get skull f*cked by greeks

Hungary - Ew

Poland - Ew

Silcy - NORMAN KNIGHTS KILL EVERYONE

Venice - Get eaten by Milan

Portgual - Get skull f*cked by Spain and the Moors

Greek dudes(I can't spell it lol and I'm too lazy to copy and paste) - Conquer most of Eastern Europe but fail to discover gunpowder and get blown to pieces by everyone cause they have cannons....
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
"The Great Total War Review Collection" Part 2/6

Read the first review here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/valkyrensaga/recommended/4760/

Introduction

As a huge fan of the Total War game series, i decided to write a review about every game, starting from Rome and ending to Rome 2. As far as i've seen from the research i did, there has never been any other "Collection" of Reviews about the Total War games on Steam and thus this will be the first ever Collection of TW Reviews on Steam.

Just keep in mind that the Reviews will not be like the reviews you see usually but they will have a personal sense. By that i mean that they will be reviews/guides for the game which i think is the ultimate combination for anyone who wants to knows every perspective of a game before he purchases it.

In this review you will read a few common lines with my previous review about Rome Total War as the games are based on the same principles.

About the Game

Medieval 2 Total War is the title which introduced modding massively into the TW series. The game was released in 2006 by Sega, developed by Creative Assembly. In comparison with Rome, it introduced a fair amount of number and variety of new features in every category in comparison with the previous TW titles (Shogun and Medieval TW). It is a turn based strategy game with real time elements in the land battles.


Concept

Many common things here with RTW. In the Grand Campgaign the player is allowed to pick among a variety of factions. Your goal is to drive your faction to victory and success through the conquest of other factions' areas. A faction is a group of medieval people. The game is set in the Middle Ages of 1080 AD to 1530 AD in Europe. The factions you can control are the historical medieval people of that period. You can control the Byzantine Empire, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, the "Holy" Roman Empire, Hungary, Milan, Moors, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sicily, Spain, the Turks and Venice. The number of factions, the different units of your army, the types of your agents and the types of your settlements are by far greater in numbers than the ones found in RTW. In M2TW you can choose whether your settlement will be a castle or a city. The castles hold better on defence, can create stronger units but deliver lower income from the taxes. On the other hand, the cities are easier to be conquered, offer weaker than the castles units but will give you far greater income. As the ruler of your faction you need to create a great army along with a strong economy to support your cause in order to conquer every other nation. In your effort you will face treacherous allies, sneaky agents and a clever Al which will be proven to be a worthy opponent.
In the beginning of the game you will be allowed to play with a few factions only and the rest of them will be unlocked as soon as you complete your first campaign. This has been done to help you understand the game better as the starting factions are the easier and most powerful ones. There is a way to overcome this legally but i wouldn't recommend it to newcomers.


More about the Campaign

As soon as you choose a faction, you begin by controlling a few settlements. These settlements are the capitals of the areas of the game. Each area has its own settlement. As soon as you conquer a settlement, you conquer the area it controls along with every useful and important resources it may have. The settlements are also commercial and administrative centers of the area they belong to and the place where units and agents are being created. You should always try to maintain the balance of the money on each settlement you own in a positive level in order to have a healthy economy.

There are many different types of land units. Each of them has its own traits and its own offensive and defensive values. Consider to check them all and decide which you will use to guard in your settlements, which you will use to attack settlements and which to defend them. In addition, there are 2 or 3 naval units (depending on the faction you choose) for the sea battles.

Then we have the Generals. Generals are the leaders of your empire and your army. Each of them has his own traits (some are positive, some are negative). Some are good at commanding armies, some at commanding settlements while others ... well they aren't good at anything. :) Use your Generals as leaders of your armies in order to give to your army the traits the assigned General has. It's very crucial the pick the appropriate General for your attacks and to keep behind in your capital or other important settlements the Generals who are good with administration. The addition from Rome is the fact that you can create new generals by winning battles. In order to create a new general take a flag of decent units and send them to attack the enemy. Pick an easy target (as without a general the battles are harder to be won due to the lack of morale from your troops) and win the battle. As soon as you win two battles with that army, the game will suggest you the adoption of a new General in your family. That General will be the one who had just won the two previous battles. This way you do not have to wait for your family members to grow up and take their position in the army.

Finally, there are the Agents. As a new addition here, there are not 3 but 5 types of Agents: the Spy, the Assassin and the Diplomat are already known from the previous game. Now there are also the Merchant and the Priest. You will use your Spy in order to spy the enemy's armies and settlements. Your Assassins will be used for the assassination of enemy Generals, destruction of certain buildings in the enemy's settlements or for the cause of casualties to enemy armies. The Diplomats are being used for diplomatic purposes such as the trade agreements, the NAPs, the Alliances or the exchange of Map Information. The Merchant is used to bring revenue to your faction by trading valuable goods which are spread around the map and to also take another already used valuable good from a foreign Merchant or to counter one who tries to throw you away from a resource you already take advantage of. Finally, the Priest is there to spread your religion. The religious buildings are no longer capable of spreading your religion in your areas by themselves. You are now in need of Priests. Create priests and send them to spread the religion of your faction in your areas. Once you have are done, consider to send them to your enemy's areas in order to have them influence the areas of your enemy. An area which has the majority of its population believing in a different religion from the faction that controls the area will become unrest and will eventually cause a rebellion.


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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Deus definitely vults it.

Significantly better than Rome 2 in terms of battles, playability, load times, concise campaign experience. Seriously after retrying Rome 2, getting frustrated, uninstalling, reinstalling this, it's amazingly stark in terms of gameplay just how much better a game 7 years older is. Battles are waaaay less infuriating (clicking a unit to move makes them start walking, not immediately running - I had no idea how much this bugged me until now), get a line of units to walk towards the enemy, when they make contact, they start fight IN BATTLE FORMATION - no individually clicking each units specific attack orders. I could go on...

It's just better. Why are you still reading? Go buy it and wash away those sins with the blood of infidels!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
-Start game
-Choose England
-invade/take York and ireland
-say hi to the scots
-Invade rest of normandy and western france
-spam trade agreements with everyone
-alliance and marry princesses to france
-France declares war
-crush scots just because why not.
-spam longbowmen
-every french city now looks like a prchupine from longbows
-win every battle with only longbowmen and peasants

11/10 - would spam arrows again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Best game in TW-Series
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
157.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Decided to start a game a england. Easy peasy i thought. In a 200 years i was already in control of the British Isles,all of France and even lil Scily. I was also one of the most christian of all the christain kingdoms. I could've called a crusade on ANYONE i didn't like. All was good right. Then the Milanese attacked. See during my entire game these spaghetti eating ♥♥♥♥s would constantly antagonize me. Whenever they attacked i would smash through their puny armies and march right up to Milan itself, sometimes taking it and forcing them to relocate to Venice or Genoa. I've killed more Doges then i could count. But i've never been able to completly rid myself of them. See for some reason that litteraly god only knows, the pope would demand i end my war with them whenever i was about to finish them off. So for about 50 or so years we played this game of mudering each other until the pope forced us, mostly just me, to stop.

Eventually i just had enough. My kingdom was begining to fall and i could not handle to pay my way out of another war i could have won. The plague was ravaging its way across europe and i feared the french Nobility might have been planing to rebel. So when Milan attacked like they always did i played the game right up to where it always ended. With their remaing forces cowering behind the walls of milan or Venice as my galliant Generals prepared to storm the city and fly the banner of the three Lions from its walls. Like always the pope decided that i had my fun and i should apologize to milan like usual. But not this time, no this time i said ♥♥♥♥ you Pope and took milan, Killing their doge and destroying their entire army. Now you'd think this is where the story would end right? The good guys defying the odds and finally defeating their age old rival right? sadly this isn't the end nor will the end be so Romantic.

See after taking Milan, the Pope excomunicated me for defying him. Which made me public enemy Number 1 to even my closets allies. On top of that the Milanese regrouped in venice and trapped my men in Milan. If they went to take venice then they would lose milan to a greater force but if they stayed in milan then the Milanese would have more the time to rebuild. I was prepared to counter this by sending more forces into italy. But right as my men begin to enter italy from southern france, i get invaded. See my age old ally and undisputed ruler of Iberia, Spain, Decides to launch a full scale invasion over the mountains. Destroying what little resistance remained.

So here i stand. Ruler of a heretical empire that's barely holding together and being betrayed by its closest allies hoping to carve out part of it before it collapses like vulchers circling a dying animal. All becuase the Pope refused to let have justice.
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