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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Дата на излизане: 15 ноември 2006

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Препоръчано от куратори

"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"

Относно тази игра

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.

Системни изисквания

    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.
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901 от 940 човека (96%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
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199.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 16 ноември 2014
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
-France is a bunch of heretic witches with magic sticks
-Africa now speaks Italian.

And I didn't even bring up the Timurids, and their armoured elephants with cannons on their backs!


11/10 Would build self destructing Roman Empire again
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244 от 276 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3 човека намериха тази рецензия за забавна
71.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 7 ноември 2014
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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132 от 147 човека (90%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1,191.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 ноември 2014
Quite simply, the best game i have ever played!
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108.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 декември 2014
Be prepared to lose not only all semblance of productivity in the real world, but if you're Catholic, be prepared to despise the Pope.

10/10
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167.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 10 февруари
Pope launches crusade

All catholic factions join the crusade

Instead of actually marching to Baghdad we just kill each other along the way until there's not even a significant force left to take Baghdad

10/10 for realism gj CA
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121.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 март
They Exterminated my village.
I exterminated their entire country.
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316.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 декември 2014
-Started a Campaign with Scotland, easily taking over northern Europe.
-Decided to invade Poland. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s hold out.
-Being invaded by the alliance of France and Spain.
-Swear that I will one day take over Poland.
-Started a new Campaign as Scotland.
-Once again, easily taking over northern Europe.
-Ally or marry off to all neighbors to make sure I'll have peace for a little while.
-Invade Poland and take over all of its land, except for one province in North Africa.
-Man hunted every possible Polish priest and constantly blew up their religious buildings.
-Pope was angry with Poland's disbelif and excommunicated them from the catholic church.
-Started a crusade against Poland, with the Pope's permission of course.
-Now Poland's last remaining city is surrounded by multiple, fully stacked armies.
-All they have as a defence is a couple of units of Sudanese tribesmen.
-Poland is conquered and the city was slaughtered.

I can finally sleep like a baby.

11/10 would take revenge again.
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27 от 30 човека (90%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
49.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 декември 2014
You're at war with portugal, a kingdom of 4 provinces.

Price of ceasefire? Over 50'000 gold. Portugal thinks it's "Very demanding".
Price of buying 3/4 provinces? 12'000 gold. Portugal thinks it's "Very generous".

11/10
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96 от 147 човека (65%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1 човек намери тази рецензия за забавна
63.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 10 януари
I won't waste many words before I'll start with the pros and cons. I played approximately 1,000 + hours with my old retail version, but I couldn't get it running under Windows 8 (see cons). Therefore, I bought the Steam version (see cons).

PROS

1. FUN FACTOR
- The game has aged pretty well. The graphics are somewhat outdated, but there's still enough eye candy to cherish on.
- The game is fun. However, it can get boring due to restricted tactical choices and redundancy.
- There were (beware: simple past) really cool battle speeches. However, CA decided to get rid of them with the last Steam update (see cons).

2. HUGE BATTLES
- The battles can be huge, but mostly they are small skirmishes (see cons).
- Again the fun factor.

3. INTERESTING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
- Have you ever had an inbred, heavily drunken, cowardish general who hates muslims? Send him on a crusade to free Jerusalem. Do you have a priest who is a disguised woman? Send him or her with the troops. Perhaps you'll get Francis of Assisi as ancillary after the successful crusade, and that's as early as the 1090s (see cons, under historic mistakes).
- Do you ever had a general with an ugly or unpleasant wife? Hear him talk about her in one of the great battle speeches. Oh, I forgot: CA has got rid of them with their last update.
- Do you ever had a drunken or insane general? Listen to the orders he gives to the pink elephants and pixies just before the battle starts. Oh damn, that's again history thanks to CA.


CONS

1. POOR CAMPAIGN AND BATTLE AI
- The campain AI is bad. AI factions cannot wage wars on more than one front; their recruitment is ridiculous (some armies entirely consist of ballistae); the AI army movement is a mess; even with 1000+ hours of gaming experience you won't see any massive, organized attack performed by the AI.
- The tactical options on the campaign map are pretty poor: attack, alliance, annexation. You won't see any more depth. not even to speak of the complicated medieval and Renaissance system of foreign politics and shifting alliances.
- The battle AI is a mess. Admittedly, it's not that bad as the one in Rome 2, but it's still pretty bad. Enemy archer units capable of using stakes can't use them, units shot at by artillery hardly move, or, if they move, they're running around like frightened chicken. In addition, many units break off their attack right in the middle of a charge when shot at by archers. CA just hasn't been able to come up with a functional AI here.
- Pathfinding on the battle maps, especially in the towns and cities, is a mess. Be prepared for constantly checking the movement of your troops.
- Due to the poor AI recruiting, you're mostly fighting against small, poorly balanced enemy armies. Most of the fighting are sieges with enemy troops not being able to break your siege or act in a strategic way.

2. NUMEROUS MISTAKES IN TEXT FILES
- Have you ever asked yourself why you cannot recruit Dismounted Gothic Knights in the grand campaign? Because CA has forgotten to include them in the export_desc_buildings file. Just open the file and add them manually.
- The Pope can recruit the Papal Guard, an elite unit. But after reaching huge city status he cannot recruit them anymore. The reason is CA has again forgotten to include them under large_stone_wall city in the same file. Just open the file again and add them.
- When your pike units get into melee, they suddenly draw their swords and become useless. Why that? Because CA has decided to give them swords as secondary weapons. Just open your export_desc_unit file and change that: only then do your pike units act like pike units.
- When your musket or arquebuse units get into firing distance, they start to shuffle like mad instead of shooting. Why that? Because the CA guys came up with a totally messed up fire by rank script. Open your export_desc_unit file, see under attributes and remove the fire by rank entry. Only then do your musketeers fire appropriately.

3. HISTORICAL MISTAKES
- Many units as such haven't existed at all or are poorly researched. An example for the first are the Sherwood Archers, an example for the latter are the Forlorn Hope troops. The first belong to legend, the latter are a mixture of the "Verlorener Haufen" as opposed to the main battle, the so-called "Gewalthaufen", and the "Doppelsöldner". The unit as described in the game did never exist.
- The distribution of pike units among the European powers is plain wrong. Again there's more fantasy than history to be found here. Admittedly, it's better than in the original Rome game, but it's still a bad joke.

4. GREAT, WELL RESEARCHED MODS HAVE BEEN BROKEN BY CA
- There were great mods such as Stainless Steel. Why then do I list this under cons? Because CA decided to get rid of them with the last update. As they say it was to support multiplayer battles (the same reason why they got rid of the funny battle speeches), but many players see it as an attempt to make gamers buy new CA games instead of playing the older ones with mods that are way better than the upcoming CA games. In fact Stainless Steel was seen as the way Medieval 2 was supposed to be, but now it doesn't work anymore.
- You probably can get the old mods running under STEAM, but be prepared to read a lot in the forums. It won't be that easy, especially when you've never modded before. Be prepared to CTD and worse and always have fun with modding.

5. ABYSMAL COMPANY POLICY
- My old retail version doesn't work anymore under Windows 8. CA hasn't published a patch for that. Why should they support the ones who've already bought their product? They've already ripped them off, so they can forget about them. Always address possible customers, always make people buy your products! Guess why CA hasn't come up with a patch adding the Dismounted Gothic Knights even 9 years after game release. Why should they? Critics, who probably never played the game, came up with great praise of it, so many gamers bought it. CA already has our money, so why should they listen to our complaints?
- If it's true what many gamers think, CA has broken great mods on purpose to make the gamers buying their new products such as the broken Rome 2 or the comparatively poor Empire.
- Quite a few gamers have started to advocate pirating CA games instead of buying them due to the way CA treats its customers and the gaming community. Given the poor company policy I start to think the same way.

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RECOMMEND IT OR NOT?

This game used to be great. Admittedly, it always suffered from bad scripts. But this is CA: they've never came up with an intelligent AI or good scripts. Besides, they're totally useless when it comes to historic accuracy. But the game was fun. I give 8/10 points to the old retail version.

Given that CA hasn't come up with proper patches over the last nine years and that they presumably ruined great parts of this game in an attempt to make consumers buy newer, more expensive products instead of playing this gem (probably the best title in the Total War franchise), it's pretty hard for me to come up with a final assessment. I love this game, but I hate what CA has done to it. In addition, I got so far into modding that I'm able to adapt my version to my own tastes and get rid of the more annoying mistakes CA has committed, but not everyone can or is willing to do that. Therefore, I give the STEAM version of the game in its current maimed state 5/10 points.


SHAME ON YOU, CA! STOP RUINING GAMES CUSTOMERS HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED. RESTORE THE RUINED GAME CONTENT (BATTLE SPEECHES). COME UP WITH A USEFUL PATCH! RESTORE THE OPTION TO USE MODS! IF THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE, YOU'RE RIPPING OFF YOUR LONG-TIME CUSTOMERS. FINALLY, YOU'LL LOSE THEM. I OWN EVERY TITLE OF THE TW FRANCHISE, BUT I WON'T BUY ANOTHER ONE IF YOU CONTINUE YOUR ABYSMAL COMPANY POLICY. SHAME ON YOU, CA!
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262.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 7 ноември 2014
Fit for a king
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308.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 13 декември 2014
Try out Third Age mod.
Best mod ever made.
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73.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 22 ноември 2014
Soo good, will not be easy to make better
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22.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 февруари
This game is pure awesomeness, its a masterpiece brings back soo many memories of this its one of the best total war games.It has a grand campaign which you can play with a unique and complex faction to play on a military,economic,strategic scale.The battles are just EPIC,the people at Creative Assembly should consider to make Medieval 3.
Score 11/10
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87.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 януари
Great Strategy game. I think this is the best of Total War series.
This is your chance of redemption your sin for who played this game in crack version before.
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16.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 март
This game has stood the test of time. In an age of decline and ruin in strategy gaming, one's mind wanders back to the glory of the past, and that glory is Medieval 2 Total War. Forget for a moment, the horror of poor optimization, leave behind the decadance of overpriced DLC, and remember the greatness of heroic men battling on fields of Medieval Europe. From the rocky crags of Scotland to the sands of Arabia, this game has it all. You ask for unique factions? Medieval 2 has many. Want a good campaign without horrible AI and bad diplomacy? This game delivers. Do you desire frenetic Free-for-all battles? This game has those too.

Now, take your mind back to the present. Total War is not what it once was. Mourn for our dying franchise, for there was greatness once. There once was a light in the civilized world, and this was it, this was our finest hour.

11/10. Master of Total War and High Emperor of Creative Assembly.




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Публикувани: 25 февруари
Definately has to be one of the best strategy games I have ever played.
First of all, the gameplay offers a massive choice of nations and units each with their own traits. 17 different factions on top of long and short campaigns give a lot of room for different story paths and immense replayability. The mix of battles, diplomacy, family traits and strategy AI create a truly realistic and immersive game that offers an infinate number of choices to your next move, although the turn-based elements often feel oversimplified. It does have a solid real time combat foundation, but the AI is either really good or really bad depending on the difficulty setting. There is no middle ground. If you are new to real time strategy games, this one has a pretty steep learning curve. Even seasoned players may feel overwhelmed.
One campaign can take days, even months of play time. However, sometimes the game can become a bit taxing to less motivated players (not that I'm complaining) and the AI during battles can often glitch. Whilst these glitches are mostly minor, they nevertheless break your immerson in the game and can be quite annoying when your soldiers glitch about instead of doing as they're told. Despite all its weaknesses, Med 2 is still a briliantly crafted game, its strategy mixed in with impressive graphics and cinematic music will keep you wound up in the Medieval age for thousands of hours.

It's one of CA's best (Total War) games. It beats Empire, it beats Napoleon (which was rather a pile of garbage so that wasn't hard) and it beats Shogun2. I still like Medieval 2 better than anything that came after it.
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Публикувани: 28 февруари
look at my hours. i think that's a review in itself.
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91.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 20 ноември 2014
This is a good game.
The music is pretty good too.
Tons of mods.

yes/10
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Публикувани: 25 март
A brilliant game.

The only one in the series to enable you to play in Hotseat by PBEM with other players so you can enjoy true multiplayer campaigning.

The pinnacle of the TW series and a solid game with mod enhancement.
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Публикувани: 17 ноември 2014
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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