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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (241 reviews) - 93% of the 241 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (5,187 reviews) - 95% of the 5,187 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2006

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Medieval II: Total War™

Packages that include this game

Buy Medieval II: Total War™ Collection

Includes 2 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Medieval II: Total War™ Kingdoms

Buy Total War Master Collection Sept 2014

Includes 8 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™ - Collection, Empire: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War™, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War™: ROME II - Emperor Edition

Buy Total War Grand Master Collection

Includes 27 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™ - Collection, Empire: Total War™, Empire: Total War™ - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the West, Empire: Total War™ - The Warpath Campaign, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of America, Empire: Total War™ - Elite Units of the East, Napoleon: Total War™, Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon: Total War™ - Coalition Battle Pack, Napoleon: Total War™ - The Peninsular Campaign, Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2: Saints and Heroes Unit Pack, Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Otomo Clan Pack DLC, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Saga Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Obama Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Tsu Faction Pack, Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai – The Sendai Faction Pack, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Rise of the Samurai Campaign

 

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.
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Very Positive (241 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (5,187 reviews)
Recently Posted
Retard ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
( 1,151.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
>start campaign as egypt
>save up my shekles and buy inverness from scots
>sell my african cities to europe nations
>slowly take over all of europe, reloacate the nations into africa and middle east
>150 turns later egypt controls all of europe iberia and russia
>africa and middle east split between europeans
>england in tripoli, HRE in baghdad ETC.
>mfw africa speaks european landguages and is filled with whities
>europe and the far north speaks dune coon
> 10/10 would cultural reverse again
Helpful? Yes No Funny
thomw2o0o
( 59.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
The single game I grew up loving. In my opinion, this masterpiece built atop of the engine of Rome is the perfect game for anyone looking for Creative Assembly's take on grand strategy in a medieval setting (but who is willing to accept it's visual fidelity). 5/5
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Countersnipe
( 60.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Ok. I'm giving this one the thumbs down because there are better TW games on the market that you should buy.

Yes, I have tons of hours on medieval II. Yes, I think it's a good game. But that's because I'm:
1. A MASSIVE TW FAN
2. A MASSIVE FAN OF THIS TIME PERIOD

So for me, I'm probably adding 3 extra points on the scale out of 10 than a regular RTS/G.S. gamer will.

Now then, I want to talk about a few things here:

1. AI is BAD
- - - 1.a. Campaign AI:
Sometimes factions will go to war with you just because. This is a problem because weak factions will go to war with you, and then they will ask for a peace treaty. You can really game the system because you can demand money as part of the peace treaty. Soooooooo a weak faction goes to war with you and then pays you money to stop the war. That's a problem.

Also, the game throws stacks at you without generals. That means those stacks always lose if you have a general.

- - - 1.b. Battle AI:
Battle AI is generally bad for a few reasons. [1] The game mixes unit types in armies, but some of the unit types are super weak. Specifically archers/siege units are very weak in field battles. But sometimes the AI will have a lot of ranged/siege units and just attack you even though it has no chance of winning. [2] The AI doesn't try and use the battle field terrain. You can easily manipulate the AI to give up the high ground. Also, chain routing is easy to do in this TW game, so the AI will almost always chain route if you flank properly.

2. Game doesn't make sense!
Say you play Scotland. You become an ally of England. England betrays your alliance and goes to war with you. The Pope gets MAD AT YOU because you're fighting England, which is a Christian faction. So the AI goes to war with you and then gets mad at you because you're at war!

3. Rebellions/enemy agents show up just because.
You can have a conetent city and a rebel army just shows up. You can have a territory that's mostly your faction's religion and an evil witch/priest will show up just because. If you set campaign difficulty to max difficulty this will happen. I understand that "very hard" should be very hard.... but to get rebellions when the territories are content just doesn't make sense and seems to be something they put into the game to justify the "very hard" difficulty setting.

4. You can't customize generals.
Generals will generate their own traits as they live. Sometimes the traits are useful, sometimes not so much. You don't really have control over any of this. You could make a general fight in a bunch of battles and he will naturally gain command, but you can't fine tune your generals to fit very specific roles.

5. Generals die quickly.
You progress through the years quickly. This is kinda sucks because you usually lose your faction leader in the early part of your game due to how old he is. Characters age quickly, so you can't get too attached to generals or use them for a very long period of time like you can in TW games like Shogun 2 - where you can use your faction leader for the entire game! This kind of makes sense because you start off in the Medieval era and your late game units are early rifle units, so it would make sense for you to burn through a few generations before you got to the late game.

6. Ranged units are usually not good (not including rifles).
Archers are either useful or terrible. They're useful for using fire arrows as a moral shock/setting siege engines on fire. But, they do almost no damage to enemy units. So you're always better off trying to flank an enemy army and causing it to route rather than use ranked units. In defense, a few ranged units are OK, but overall archers just aren't that great in this version of TW with the exception of a few.

If Medieval II is on sale, yeah - give it a try. But if you're interested in TW and want a solid game I highly recommend Shogun 2. The AI is good, the combat is good, and the game is frequently on sale, as well as FOTS.

Overall, I love Medieval II, but there are so many other better, more polished, modern Total War games you can buy and enjoy. I only recommend this game to people who are old time Total war fans like myself, or if you want to visit an older title.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Rockmeister
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Spam priests and assassins then kill all other priests simulator
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Genral Joseph R.
( 138.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Vey good my favorite best
Helpful? Yes No Funny
(((rob)))
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
fun to cheat in
Helpful? Yes No Funny
jradmini14
( 176.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This is my first time reviewing a game on Steam, but I must say the quality of this game forced me to take the time to do so. While I originally bought this game to play Third Age, I could not help but become addicted to the base game. This game made me super unproductive for a solid two weeks, however it was worth it. If you enjoy medieval warfare, then this game is definitely for you.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Naliao
( 35.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Best Total War game youll find.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
mjglenn92
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
i have only one complaint A.I is kind of dumb sometimes other then that pretty deep gets pretty over whelming at times
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
>Bought the game on steam summer sale.
>Install game
>Start Long campaign with England because badass archers
>Try to befriend Scotland, offer trade rights, they accept
>Try to befriend France, offer trade rights, they accept
>Try to befriend Spain, offer trade rights, they accept
>Be happy with my almost-EU trade association
>Scotland attacks
>Exterminate Scotland
>France attacks
>Exterminate France
>Spain attacks
>Exterminate Spain

10/10 would be friendly again
10/10 Bloody reverse Brexit
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
u like medieval history?
buy it
u like massive chaotic battles with tiny knights at your screen?
buy it
u love depth in strategy games?
buy it
u want fun?
buy it
u want to be remembered?
buy it
i have more than 1000hs offline in this game
one of best of total war series
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
126.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
The two perfect works of Creative Assembly = Rome and Medieval total war.

Probably medieval total war has the most perfect tempo i have seen in turn based strategy games. The battle scenes, the horsemen, the catapults, the merchant and diplomat actions. It's just awesome.

-The only con of this game is diplomacy is kind of too agressive. You might get betrayed by 5 nations in one turn The Pope would'nt even care. But oh?! HOW DARE YOU ATACKING THE HOLY EMPIRE AS THEY ARE PILLAGING YOUR LANDS! this kind of diplomacy i'm talking about. Execpt that. The game is perfect.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
72.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
My first Total War game, and definately the best out of them all. I still would reccomend buying it if it were $60.

Rating; 11/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
179.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Crusade/Jihad simulator. It might be old but it's still fun as heck to play. The modern warscape total war games lost some of the magic that made total war great. Definitely recommended.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
91.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
hello reviews section, my name is whiskers and im going to share you my pain
ps. crippling depression is so cool

>be me 3 weeks ago
>browse store
>see game
>"oh great, something to replace my big bad pirated rome 1"
>i decide to buy the pack (which gives you kingdoms dlc)
>leave it downloading
>fall asleep
>next day, wake up to find it downloaded
>ahyes,jpeg
>open the game
>"well time to start this off with a campaign
>inspect the sh*tty nations
>decided to play as england, because, why the ♥♥♥♥ not?
>i gaze upon my lands and start recruiting
>turn 12 marks my conquest to take the lands of the scottish
>after a successful conquest, which put the whole isle under my command, i decide to wage war against the french
>turn 29 marks my landing on the european mainland
>wage war
>i manage to take paris, french offer me ceasefire and some money
>declined
>take 3 more settlements
>offer ceasefire for 600 florins
>accepted
>"♥♥♥♥ing whiteflaggers"
>about 4 turns later, a crusade happens
>game urges me to join
>i refuse as my economy was not ready for another war
>pope dislikes me alot
>turn 36 marks the attack of the spanish
>i valiantly push them back, loosing half my army in the process
>pope tells me to stop
>me, being the idiot i am , decide to ignore the demand
>excommunated
>*sigh*
>"♥♥♥♥ing hell i want to die"
>milan and the not-so-holy roman empire declare war
>conquer my newly captured french lands
>turn 123, im left to holding the Iverness
>turn 126 marks my demise

kriffing ustase pope made me depressed again
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
173.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
In this game you can:
-Be a bad guy in a shiny horse.
-Be 2x a naked bad guy screaming nonsense.
-Be a christian and kill other christians while the pope gives you a bad look.
-Be a muslim and attack a city called ''Murica''



PROS
- Great combat
- Awesome General Speeches
- Massive battles
- Tons of mods
- Game is replayable by many different ways


CONS
- Third Age mod requires DLC
- Not that great graphcis but still playable (gameplay matters)
- Excommunication

--ALL IN ALL--
Really really 10/10 game that you must have.
Get this game if you want to be a muslim and mess up the whole Europe
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
First my childhood as a CD-ROM, but the disc version no longer works with my PC. Now one of my favorite games to play on Steam.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
286.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
For how old this game is it's still one of the best strategy games I've ever played. The game starts in the dark ages and progresses through the Renaissance. You take control of a faction (the Holy Roman Empire, Egypt, England, France to name a few) and run the trade, religion (including joining/launching Jihads and Crusades), family (via marrying into other royal families or having worthy generals married into yours), exploration (once the technology is available you can lead your faction to settling the new world) and military. When battles occur you can choose to skip them or fight them in real time which is a blast. This game has so much in it and it is so immersive that it is definately worth playing even now.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
115.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
This is hands down one of the best and most classic total war games out there. If you're debating on whether or not to get it i would highly recommend that you do.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny