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 (1,447 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
143 of 188 people (76%) found this review helpful
193.5 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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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
179.6 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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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,079.0 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
26.9 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
490.2 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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
87.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Just buy it already. Its cheap, its a fantastic game and it has hundreds of hours of gameplay.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
467.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
amazing
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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
118.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
.....Best Strategy game EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Very good game ))
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Soo good, will not be easy to make better
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
260.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Fit for a king
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Never gets old
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This is my favorite childhood game, it is and will be the best Total War Game ever if you want to buy it, DON'T HESITATE THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST GAME EVER.
The fun fact is that if you get bored you can find mods, there are all king of mods for this game.

P.S: If you buy the game my suggestion is to buy the Medieval 2: Total War Collection 3 euros don't kill you, and you will need Kingdoms for some mods ;)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
extremely fun and has high replay value, its a must have for fans of the total war franchise, also recomend getting the kingdoms dlc
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game made me change my point of view of strategy games

10/10

i do recommend you to buy this game.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This is a good game.
The music is pretty good too.
Tons of mods.

yes/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I played this on CD to the point that the disk stopped working. I don't have an hour total, but I can assure you I spent a good two or three years putting about as much time into this as I did my full time job.

Probably the last really well thought out Total War game, and one of the least buggy. There is no stupidly awkward city management system (Empire), most of the factions are reasonably well balanced (with the exception of the Italian States, who are crushingly overpowered in a player's hands - still better than pretty well all the other total war games out there), and things move at a pace that doesn't feel to relaxed or too rushed (shogun, napolean).

It's not a masterpiece by any means, but now that I revisit them, I don't think any of the Total War games really are. It is a pretty fun game though, and certainly worth getting if you've played some of the others.
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