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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Very Positive (242 reviews) - 93% of the 242 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,176 reviews) - 95% of the 5,176 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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.
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Very Positive (242 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,176 reviews)
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jradmini14
( 162.8 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.
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Naliao
( 35.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Best Total War game youll find.
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mjglenn92
( 15.0 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
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|Nejtro|
( 24.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Very cool game, enjoying it and playing it with friends is best part, you can download mods like Third Age: its and Lords of the Rings mod for Medival II.
Cool game, i recommend it
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⚦ CoolDoc The Lich ⚥
( 276.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Best Total War Game. I have Played A lot and Own A lot Medieval II is the one that keeps me coming back. To the simple Mods like stainless steal to something Like lord of the rings or warhammer this Game as it all. To the Ai attacking more then one stack and using its brain well if it had a Brain. Its the best Ai but it sure beats Rome II Ai by a long shot. Its not perfect game as everyone says but it sure allmost takes the cake. It has flaws like everygame. The flaws being the Ai being too passive and making it hard or very hard does not change anything but so buffs for it, However mods do help but even then Ai is well not so smart. However Unlike most of the total wars theis one sure does take the take of trying to be human, but still fails. However Hotseat is a lot of fun with players with mods. The Game Also does a good job of showing you how to play unlike most total war games that i have played. I also love how you need to wait and slowly build you're army up to make the game more balance. So if I want to have Knights it takes a long time to make the buitings and a long time to make make them so its a late or med game if you want a whole army of them. Unlike Rome II. This of corse was the 2ed game of me geting into first being Rome 1 and Rome 1 to medieval II is the POP of units and if you dislike that then this is a far better system and the rome 1 players will surely beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of this system because its far more easy to get into. Because in rome 1 sometimes you would kill 1/2 you're nation and i mean using you're pop as meat shieds and bam you're nation is dead by war. I mean there are many reviews on this game and its fairly said that this game is realy good and say its worth the full price or get it at GTA for a good deal for like 5$ thats with the DLC too. Everything about this game is great with just a few flaws that any player can get used to without it being a big probem.

Simple list if you did not want to read the whole text which i can say is most of us.
Not to self Edit more of this review the English is bad because I played to much Medeieval II Total war

Good Gameplay
Easy to get used too
Cheap
balance
Not Rome 2

Flaw
Easy Ai

I would rate it a 9/10 no Game is a 10/10 sense Every game has a flaw.
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Stefan
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Still better than 90% of the recent Medieval themed games, and after all these years still worth buying, if you're into that obviously.

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Segiusgs
( 231.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Great idea for game 10/10. You must play it
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Sultan Saladin
( 228.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Starts campaign as Sicily
"This is going to be so much fun!"
I take over Durazzo
Next turn I get lost money up to -1487
"What the f**k?!!!!"
I send le diplomat to talk to Papal States
Accepts trade and alliance
Le pope honors me mi sa happy
Mi sa try to call crusade ok Jerusalem pope declines
I start taking over cities and Milan and Venice start war with me
Pope no like me that much
Pope say I have to stop fighting
Mi sa try to ceasefire but they attack me so I defend
Alliance in tatters with Papal States and excommunicated
Me yelling f**k repeatedly at 2 in the morning
Mi sa lose money up to -3988
Mi sa rlly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off
Mi sa gets attacked by Papal States
Mi sa gets crusade
Hre attack me Denmark attack me
Poland
Then I saw ♥♥♥♥ this and hit a wall rlly hard with my fist
Me break hole in wall
Me fist is very hurt
Me turn off total war and delete Sicily campaign
Me pay $600 for repair

15/10 would break a wall again
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ElitePancake233
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I'm always a big fan of total war games, this one game is a good one and i love the battle's!
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TalkativeHalo98
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game is a great starter game for someone if they are lookiong to get into these types of games. i would highly recommend it
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.3 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
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 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
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
400.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is probably one of the BEST RTS games out there. It's definitely my favorite Total War game. It is old, but the community is still thriving, and I've spent so many hours on this game just screwing around. Definitely a buy, and if you get into it Medieval II: Kingdoms is an amazing expansion pack.
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9 of 10 people (90%) 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.
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8 of 9 people (89%) 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
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
88.0 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
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
168.2 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.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
16 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
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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.
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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.
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