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: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,338 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2006

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

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Includes 9 items: Medieval II: Total War™, Rome: Total War™, 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, Total War Battles: SHOGUN

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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
176 of 212 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
I demand Medieval 3
Posted: September 8
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84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 5
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51 of 60 people (85%) found this review helpful
415.9 hrs on record
This is a classic. It is timeless. Would love to see a remake of this.
Posted: September 1
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
271.9 hrs on record
REVIEW HAIKU

Brave men behind walls

Taunt and heckle their weak foes

Catapults roll in
Posted: September 26
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 29
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1,053 of 1,203 people (88%) found this review helpful
6,314.1 hrs on record
it was fun
Posted: April 6
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