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: Very Positive (1,607 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2006

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"A unique game for the series due to the castle and city mechanics. The campaigns are very fun and the units are very complex and unique for the factions"

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

    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.
Helpful customer reviews
217 of 225 people (96%) found this review helpful
182.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
My Medieval 2 Campaign as Milan:
-Start campaign
-Have Milan and Genoa, making tons of money
-Ok, ally with Venice
-No nearby rebels, what to do...
-Venice attacks Genoa for ABSOLUTELY no reason
-Kill Venetian faction leader
-March huge army to Venice, Venice falls
-Take Zagreb, Ragusa, and Durazzo from Venetianse
-Crusade called on Cairo
-Pope thinks I am a threat to Catholicism and demands Duke Puccio joins the crusade on Cairo
-Join Crusade
-Exterminate Cairo
-France excommunicated for having 8 heretics in their borders and 12% Catholicism in Paris region
-Pope takes Marseille, makes it their capital
-A new threat in the East? Shouldn't affect me...
-Trade Cairo for Rome

And then it all went South...

-I own Milan, Genoa, Venice, Bern, Florence, Staufen, Innsbruck, Vienna, Thesslonica, Durazzo, Corinth, Ajaccio, Tripoli, and Nuremburg.
-France reconciled
-French declare war on me
-French attacks an army of 8 broken lances with their king ONLY
-French take Marseille from Pope
-France excommunicated
-Milan excommunicated
-Mongols come out of nowhere and take Corinth, Constantinople, Durazzo, and Thessalonica
-Black Plague breaks out
-Kills off 2/3 of my empires population
-Cairo rebels
-Pope is homeless
-HRE declares war
-HRE takes Staufen and Bern
-Armies crippled Borders shrinking, economy failing
-Use what little I have left to buy a city off of the Moors
-Italian Penninsula falls

End Result

-Milan has become a one city faction based in Timbuktu


11/10 Would build self destructing Roman Empire again
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266 of 308 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
I demand Medieval 3
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106 of 113 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
I have clocked over 1000 hours on this game on the old retail DVD version. And all i can say is this is the best Total War game CA has released - and will probably ever release. Shogun and later games have their good sides but this one is still the best. Kingdoms expansion adds some 200-500 hours more of gameplay should you run out. Stainless Steel and some other unit expansion mods adds some hundreds more.

Graphics are getting old and the good ol' AI is not that splendid. Not even with mods - but this game along with it's older brother in arms Rome Total War got things right on some things that CA persistently cannot reproduce anymore: pure fun, paper rock scissors -type of strategy that enables exciting and interesting meta-campaigns. (who cares about official campaign goals - these games are always more or less open ended). And lets not forget those exciting long battles.

Later games brought more crashing and complexity and lost something on the road. Fun and entertainment value being the first ones who took a fatal trebuchet cow carcass shot to the neck.
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117 of 131 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,329.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
My general rabbled to the men about how bad his wife was.
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71 of 76 people (93%) found this review helpful
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Reasons why to buy this:

- Venice's leader is named Doge. Much Leadership.
- Realism.
- Good animations in battles.
- Fun.
- Awesome random events that occur at times.
- It's just plain awesome.


Reasons why to not buy this game:

- You might get frustrated easily if you aren't that good at planning battles out.
- You simply can't afford it.

Overall: 10/10.
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333 of 459 people (73%) found this review helpful
210.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
stop reading the god damned negative reviews AND BUY IT!!! best total war game aside from shogun 2.
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71 of 78 people (91%) found this review helpful
271.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
REVIEW HAIKU

Brave men behind walls

Taunt and heckle their weak foes

Catapults roll in
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63 of 73 people (86%) found this review helpful
440.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This is a classic. It is timeless. Would love to see a remake of this.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1,083.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This game is easily one of the best in its genre. Medieval 2 will provide you with endless hours of entertainment as you struggle to make a name for your country.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,167.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Quite simply, the best game i have ever played!
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I actually can't believe how good this game is. I always put off buying it because it was old but don't let that put you off, it's a great game with a smooth campaign map, pretty cool battles and units look cool.
9/10.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
573.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Medieval 2 is an amazing game set in the period of the middle ages. You play both on the campaign map and command your forces in battles. It is an old game (made in 2006) but it's definitely worth it.

Pros:

- Religious wars - Crusades and Jihads where every faction puts aside it's differences and unites under it's religious banner.
- The management of state economical, religious, political and military matters. Mostly the military ones.
- In-depth custom battles which demand the use of strategies and tactics.
- Hotseats - 2+ players multiplayer campaigns lost in the latest SEGA offerings.
- All your generals and agents have their own characters - they can be chivalrous, dreadful, loyal, pious, they can be great generals, great governors, great diplomats and more.
- Many mods to try out - including Third Age Total War (based on LOTR), Stainless Steel etc.
- Various council messages, rebellions and more.

Cons:

- Once you figure out how to play single player, it gets too easy. Even on very hard.
- Poor diplomacy with the AI - everyone hates you, allies often backstab.
- Some historical inaccuracies.

Overall, it is a very good game and I recommend it even if you aren't a history buff.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
72.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
If you're deciding on Total War Rome 2 or This... I would strongly recommend this! Far more fun and you can sell your daughters to other kings 10/10
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1,265.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
After 1200 hours in this game and it seems like half my life wasted this game is very good for how cheap it is!
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
117.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Medieval II Total War, Yes it may not have GREAT graphics but it is amazing for when it was made aka, 2006. This game did have a few glitches and all but was an amazing game, using the Rome One Engine, and also having an amazing Modding community for which expanded the Total War series, from different Genres, for which when you look at this now Total War era, you see the ability not allowing Modders to change the game full way but only about Half way. Medieval II Total war shows a mix from the past to the Present day, and I think THIS game was the gateway from old Total War to the new. I love this game and its mods, like Stainless steel, Third Age, And if your a games of Thrones, there is a mod for that too! So if you love the Medieval Era, You love Total War Series, I recommend this game for you, I rate it 8/10!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
229.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
This game is worth your money! If the orginal content begins to get boring just pick from any of the amazing mods that are out there for this jewel of a game. 11/10
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
245.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
The best RTS/Medieval Political Simulator/Time Waster of its Era.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Played a while a go , got it now again .

Graphics - Still looking awesome
Sound - Those flaming peasants screams ... Delightful
Gameplay - Large scale massacre , Conquest , Dead bodies all over ... Yeah

The speech of general at the start of the battle , Priceless ...
There are some things Creative Assembly can't remake .
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Soo good, will not be easy to make better
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
A great TW Game, with very good grahics, good campaign map, and many other cool features. Gameplay is easy, and simple, with little experience in other TW games needed, though it does help to have a knowledge of TW games in general when playing *any* Total War game. Diplomacy is greatly improved, giving the feture of seeing what the proposal's strength is(a HUGE plus, when compared to Empire's rather un-responsive AI Diplo), and the Campaign Map is of excellent quality(obviously not Rome II quality, as i is some years older, but still very good, and very detailed) Battles are great, with a good UI allowing full control of the battlefield, and immersive maps that truly do the game justice. Again, the graphics here are great, and very detailed in the city/castle making. Another big plus is the inclusion of the Family Tree, later removed, which is great for viewing whom is within an ever growing family, and who should be king(a great plus over having to kill off the un-desired heir in the previous Medieval: Total War XD).
I cant give this game enough positive reviews, and have yet to come across anytihg negative.
10/10 for me, well worth the purchase. Highly recommend during the currant Total War Weekend, and still after.
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