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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
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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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VegeChips
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Better than No Mans Sky
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pug
356.8 hrs
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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ENVYUS NBK-
199.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
nice game.
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tobster399
297.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
i love this game it is the best total war to get
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xeEritous
80.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
You may be thinking eww this is a 2006 game with bad graphics and is probs heaps glitchy as well. well thats what i thought when i randomley found this game in my library dont remember buying it but there it was 0 hours played so i gave it a go, reluctantly. i found myself sinking day and night into my emipre only to have it crushed by some foreign lands and having to start again its worth it but you should definetely get it with kingdoms it adds alot more to the game
10/10 must have
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Algore
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
This game is bad ♥♥♥ even for 2016 it would be better if they added blood lots and lots of blood would make it 100x better.
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chazz0715
23.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
What can i really say if you dont know a game with Total War in the tital is simply amazing you need to buy one and you'll end up with them all.
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TheNerdLord
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
I started the game for the first time as England because I am a noob. I invaded france and Scotland. The pope excomunicated me and called crusade upon me. Then I got butt ♥♥♥♥ed by the Holy Roman Empire.

Huh. I wonder what it would be like it Remus started the Roman Empire rather than Romulus.
We would instead be talking about the great army of Reme. The Reman empire. In school we would be reading The Rise and Fall of the Reman Empire.

And I suppose I would be talking about how I invaded France and Scotland, got excommunicated, then got butt ♥♥♥♥ed by the Holy Reman Empire.
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Khorps
115.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
Hands down the best total war game.
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gr[o]uch
172.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
This is the best game ever. I have spend thousands of hours on this game with a torrent, and finally purchased it to show support for my favorite game of all time. I recently got Rome 2 and still jump back to play this one all the time. The only downfall is once your learn the game it's super easy even on the hardest difficulty. If you want an unfair advantage turn your castles into towns so you can get higher income. Create ports in coastal cities to increase income and make everyone want to trade with you. If you really want an easy game as a catholic nation conquer a series of border settlements and gift them to the papal states (ally them early in game) this will create a border zone that will deter other catholic states from crossing papal lands to attack you. Fun fun fun. The DLC's are all worth a play, but the core game is by far the greatest. Good mod base if you want more. Buy this game it's amazing.
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64 of 74 people (86%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
70.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Now let me tell you, I am a great builder, the best in the buisness, I'm great, I know how to build things. But you know what's not great? Our country. We don't win anymore. We used to have clear victories, but we don't have them anymore. Our country's in serious trouble. I mean, when do we beat France in war? In an even battle, they kill us. When do we beat Scotland at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. We invite people from all over the world, including Syria, and we have no idea of who these people are. They are spies, they are sneaky diplomats, they are naffatunes, and some, I assume are good people. But we need a total and complete shutdown of Muslim immigration to England. We also need to build a great wall between us and Scotland, and it will be a beautiful wall with a big fat door where people can come in LEGALLY. Islam hates us, they really do. They exterminate and sack our villages, and I'll be sure to protect the Papist community from them. The pope questions my faith sometimes, but it's a disgrace to do so. I sent 4 cardinals into Ireland, I really did, and I built a great cathedral in York. Soon the Moors will declare a jihad on London at this rate. Anyways, when do we beat Venice at trade? They get 40 florins per turn on a resource, and we get 10! Let me tell you, if you crown me king, I'll bring back Blood Eagle and I'll bring back a hell of a lot worse. It'd be a pretty picture to see the Polish Queen on her knees. She's hot, just like my daughter, the future princess Ivanka. If she wasn't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her. Our country is weak! Our military is like number 20 on the turn report. At least that's what the experts tell me. I get a lot of pro players, they're calling me, they're saying "king, you're gonna do something that's gonna be so tough". And it's true. That's why I am officially running to be monarch of England, and we're gonna make our country rich again, we're gonna make it strong again, we're gonna take care of our knights, and it will all be great. Oh and I'll bombard the ♥♥♥♥ out of the Turkroaches with my trebuchets!
t. Donald John Trump
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
-buy game
-start as the empire of hungary
-take rebel settlements in East
-establish large economy
-buy a bunch of mercernaries
-fail to realize mercernaries are killing my economy
-go bankrupt
-retry campaign
-repeat steps 2-4
-Venice now hates me for stealing a rebel settlement
-meet the Holy Roman Empire
-marry my princess to their heir
-meet Poland
-marry Polish princess to my heir
-start upgrading military
-spam croat axeman
-spam bosnian archers
-first crusade called
-fail to join crusade causing pope to hate me
-Venice takes Vienna
-steal Vienna from Venice
-steal Venice from Venice
-Blockade Venice's last port
-Venice begs for mercy
-gives Venice mercy
-start trading with France, Milan and Turks
-pope dies
-elect new pope from sicily
-get my first Feudal knights
-form alliance with turks
-declare war on Byzantines
-get new crossbowmen
-start taking northern byzantine empire
-Turks take south byzantine empire
-Byzantines are ded
-I AM THE GREATEST LEADER THAT EVER LIVED
-golden age upon the sons of Hungary
-use resources stolen from venice and vienna to build a better nation
-start importing goods from the black sea, Italy and Asia
-construct St. Lazlo's cathedral in Bucharest
-Pope approves...do you?
-Hungary is a land of prosperity and plenty
-get one of my cardinals elected as pope
-start a new rivalry with Russia
-preparing to invade
-my pope suddenly dies
-BUT THEN...
-new threat in the east
-NAW can't be too bad
-Mongol invasion
-see five full mongol stacks take Kiev from Russia
-♥♥♥♥!
-start fortifying eastern border
-bring all the troops
-bring my king for morale support
-try bribing the mongols to leave me alone
-Mongols happily accept, then attack
-Mongols take Iasi wiping a full stack
-Mongols attack my three full stacks at Bran
-Mongols kill my king in the battle but they lose
-Well, looks like the worst has blown over...phew
-WRONG
-another full stack of Mongols shows up and takes Bran due to tactical incompetence on my part
-most of my army is ded
-I build more troops, and send my new king in a last ditch push against the mongols
-push the mongols back for now
-Mongols return to ♥♥♥♥ my houses and burn my women
-withdraw my battered armies
-Mongols conquer my southern territories without much resistence
-Poland dies
-in a desperate attempt of survival I begin to expand westward
-reluctantly declare war on holy roman empire
-get excommunicated by church
-Milan attacks
-start making guys with guns
-#rekt Milanese army
-steal some territories
-steal more territories
-♥♥♥♥ around
-Mongols begin following me
-Mongols conquer my capital Budapest
-I start to invade central Europe
-become overly dependent on Mercernaries again
-start losing money
-become roaming blood thirsty conquerors
-France, Milan and Holy Roman empire form an alliance
-begin last desperate push
-combine French/German/Milanese forces defeat last of my armies
-Other people march on my territory
-economy is almost gone due to mercernary abuse and lack of trade
-Fall back to Italian and remaining Balkan holdings
-lose two more cities
-beg for mercy
-begging accepted
-pope reconciles me
-but now we have to worry about Mongols
-can't expand anymore
-offer to assist HRE, France an Papal states againt Mongols
-maybe one day the lands of old will once again belong to the sons of Hungary
-take a break from campaign
-forget about campaign
-rediscover it two weeks later
-decide I'm to poor to keep playing on that campaign
-now Hungary is a disgraced, scarred and fractured empire
-Hungarians are now known as simply two-time losers
-and I wouldn't have changed a thing

11/10 would watch my empire crumble before my very eyes again!
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
- Play custom battle
- Select Timurids
- Give your team a lot of money
- Select elephants
- Fully upgrade them
- Select weakest unit for enemy
- Use elephants to make enemy juice

11/10 Would feel superior again
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
So I decided to start as France because I LOVE heavy cavalry and I doubt anyone has done it so far.

I started my campaign by absorbing the nearby rebel settlements into my empire. The first battle goes poorly, I only just barely win and only from capturing the center of the town, I am beginning to doubt if France was the right choice. The second battle, however, goes very well. I use proper cavalry tactics and completely descimate the rebel settlement, adding it to my glorious French empire. After that I begin dominating the map, settlement after settlement, battle after battle. Finally, My empire is the largest, the strongest, the richest, the most advanced, and the most populated in the world. I have also allied with the British, the Polish, and the Holy Roman Empire, with dreams of conquering the British Isles.

I am soon given that chance when I recruit a mercinary fleet of ships. I get Military access from the foolish British and set my armies in key strategic locations. The next turn, I execute order 66. The British are taken off guard and I kill all but two of their generals, king included. I then turn my eyes to their last territory, where their pretender king awaits. My king's army marches forth to this English coward, and just when we have our siege equipment ready and our swords drawn, the other British general attacks us from the west. Nevertheless, we have the advantage and as my my ballistas are aimed for their gate and my horses crush their western army and my troops storm their city and kill their king, but at a cost, my king is bravely killed as well. Which is good, because we had been excommunicated from the church just prior and were finally let in at news that my "heathen" king had been killed.

Just as I make preperations to incorporate these accursed Islands into my empire I am betrayed. As it turned out, HRE actually hated my Polish allies and decided to attack me as well. I am enraged to see their sorry yellow and black hides besiege my forces in Metz. I quickly show these traitors whose boss and wipe out their troops. But then, their leader, alone, attacks some of my forces near Metz. I am surprised he beat me with few casualties as he charged DIRECTLY INTO MY LINE OF SPEARS! He then retreated directly into the stygnian depths of Germany where I could not reach him. No matter, revenge can wait till he's watched his country burn. I begin hitting him, hard, and end up splitting their empire in half. Unfortunately, In my viscious assault I am, again, excommunicated from the church. Thankfully the pope dies and I am reconciled, and to top that, the new one is polish so HRE is then excommunicated. Sadly the pope calls a crusade on Cairo, and if I don't send my leader, I'll be excommunicated. So, I do what I must, and before too long, have a crusading army worthy of many gasps.

The crusade goes poorly, to put it mildly. I end up, for no reason, having my men continuously desert to "find another party that will be more on track to the destination". So I end up wasting thousands of florins on disloyal mercinaries who constantly desert me. By the time I make it to Cairo, the crusade is over and I am lacking in any reasonable army. So I start back to paris. On the way there I reach Constantinopel and notice it is lacking in any good military, and just can't resist taking it from the Byzantines. Back in Europe I have finally taken over the British Isles and was attacked by Spain, who happened to be allied with the HRE. Now I am in a war on three fronts and have the number one military in the entire world. And one more thing. Word has reached me that the mongols have risen so now I have quite a bit to look forward to.

---------------------------------------------TO BE CONTINUED---------------------------------
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
202.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
If you want the definitive Total War experience Medieval 2 is it. Unlike new Total War games, Medieval 2 is much more complex in its gameplay mechanics. From maintaining merchants and diplomats to army management. Medieval 2 feels more of an empire building simulator than newer games such as Rome 2.

Battles feel much heavier and units tend to react more realistically to commands. The sense of weight makes battle feel much more organic than Shogun 2, Rome 2 or even Fantasy Warhammer.

If you do choose to buy this game, be sure to install Stainless Steel as it provides a much more historical early and late game era campaign. You can check out some footage of it on my YouTube channel.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
One of the very best games ever made. Some of the old, great games perhaps do not age very well, but a few are timeless simply because of their quality. No frills, no gimmicks, no set pieces, no cover systems or achievements - just gameplay and game design in it's purest, most endearing form. Medieval II is one of these games.

The game, in typical Total War fashion, involves economy, politics and army management with the ultimate aim of meeting certain victory conditions, which will vary for each faction. A world map acts as the main user interface of the campaign, but the majority of gameplay will happen in the series' trademark - the battles.

In my opinion, this is the greatest game in the Total War franchise. Rome I had more varied unit rosters and was truly groundbreaking for it's time, but Medieval II is just Total War perfection. Hitting the "sweet spot" for complexity, political obstacles and size of the campaign map, the game has, whether by design or accident, remained the most (obssessively!) playable Total War to date. The difficulty levels of the campaign feel "just right", whether you are new and play on easy or normal, or want more of a challenge and pick legendary. This was the first Total War game I played, and increasing the difficulty felt organic and like a real progression.

Everything just comes together in a way which will be evident if you have played any other Total War titles, but regardless of that fact, the campaign is the best experience Total War has to offer. Battles are at their best in the series, with a level of strategic depth which keeps a dedicated online battling community alive to this day, but with an accessibility and satisfaction which makes you want to learn. Winning a campaign, defending a castle against the odds and winning online battles are some of the most rewarding feelings I've ever felt in games.

The battles here are Total War at it's best. Every unit has a purpose and a counter, and winning a battle feels truly tactical. Unit speeds feel perfect, and units engaging each other feels crisp, unlike the floaty cluster effect seen in later games in the series. Losing a battle will always be down to a tactical error which will have you wanting to learn and coming back for more. If they managed to break your infantry lines with a clever charge strategy, you will feel like you were outsmarted. There are no gimmicks.

The atmopshere of the game is good - the medieval setting and campaign map match the visuals and the soundtrack well. Despite being an old, outdated game, there is a certain charm to the graphics, which makes it stand the test of time as opposed to Rome I, which has poor visuals to the point where it intrudes on the gameplay. Very few games have charming visuals which can stand the test of time, and this is one of them. To illustrate what I mean, others might include the Pokemon series and the Jedi Knight series. Whilst not the strongest point of the game, it does not, however, detract from the gameplay, which is the important part.

The only one gripe I can think of is that the armored knights and cavalry might be too cliché and similar for some. A conquistador in full plate armor and an English Knight in full plate armor look similar, with only the heraldry and colours making them identifiable. Personally, however, I never minded this, but it is one issue people have when discussing why Rome I might be better - Rome I had very varied and visually distinct units.

An extremely engrossing game, one of the best of all time, I can't hesitate to recommend this. While not as groundbreaking for it's time as Rome I, which is the darling of the series, this is the better, more refined and perfected title.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Offers:
Alliance
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Single Payment: 1000

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20 turns later:
I took one of their castles

360/10
would betray again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
939.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
SUPER FUN. hours upon hours of gameplay as you can see from my hours and ive only just started multiplayer.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
328.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
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cut and paste army you want to play from unlockable to playable (keep in alphabetical order, not sure if it makes a diffrence but best to play it safe)

300 + hours of Danish campaign, on diffrent difficulties.

10/10 Smashing thousands of vikings against thousands of mongols fighting for the holy land.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
220.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Don't be fooled by my hours, I've played for much much longer offline. In my first campagin as England, I ended up losing, but I didn't care, I had a blast with the battles, politics and everything else. I've had so many different adventures and scenarios, from a French invasion of England, culminating in a fatal last stand across the River Tent outside Nottingham, to a battle between my Spansh Musketeers, Conquistadors and Sword and buckler men against a massive Aztec army, ending with a mass route of the Aztec army after my cavalry charged down the side of a hill, Lord of the Rings style, into the Aztec's flank. And this was basically before I tried the mods. Stainless Steel adds a bigger map, more factions, more units, and tons more content, adding even MORE adventures and scenarios. How about a Russian conquest of Eastern Europe and Asia Minor circa 13th century, with a medival NATO of England, France, Denmark and Germany allyign to stop you? I've done it, and still haven't finished it yet. Rebuilding the Roman Empire with the Byzantine Empire? Was easy at first, until the Mongols showed up. I've got so many campaigns to get back to and start, I don't see myself ever deleting this game off my machine if I need space, or even out of boredom. If anyone offers you this game, it's cheap, or you're just thinking "Looks pretty cool", pick it up. You will not regret it. This is easily one of, if not the greatest, strategy games I've ever played in my life. Just one word of advice; prepare for the Mongol inavsion before hand, or you're going to have a BAAAD time :)
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