Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms is the official expansion to last year's award-winning Medieval II: Total War, presenting players with all-new territories to explore, troops to command, and enemies to conquer.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (551 reviews) - 95% of the 551 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 28, 2007

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Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms is the official expansion to last year's award-winning Medieval II: Total War, presenting players with all-new territories to explore, troops to command, and enemies to conquer.
Kingdoms is the most content-rich expansion ever produced for a Total War game, with four new entire campaigns centered on expanded maps of the British Isles, Teutonic Northern Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. In Medieval II, you were only given a tantalizing glimpse of South America, but in Kingdoms, vast tracts of land in both North and South America have been opened up for you to conquer. All-new factions from the New World are also now fully playable, including the Aztecs, Apaches, and Mayans.
Along with the new maps in the Britannia, Teutonic, Crusades, and New World Campaigns, there are 13 new factions to play, over 110 units to control, and 50 building types, adding up to 80 hours of new gameplay. Kingdoms also offers new multiplayer maps and hotseat multiplayer, a first for the Total War series, allowing you to play one-versus-one campaign games on the same computer.
  • Four new campaigns - Britannia, Teutonic, Crusades, and New World
  • 10 new units
  • 13 new factions
  • 9 new agents
  • 50 new buildings
  • 60+ new territories across four new maps
  • 15 new multiplayer maps and scenarios
  • All-new 1v1 hotseat multiplayer campaign mode

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: Celeron 1.5GHz Pentium 4® (1500MHz) or equivalent AMD® processor. (2.4 GHz P4 Recommended)
    • RAM: 512 MB of RAM (1 GB RAM recommended)
    • Disk Space: 5 GB of uncompressed hard drive space
    • Graphics Card*: 128MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 supportand the latest drivers. Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible. (256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7300 or greater or ATI® Radeon® X1600 or greater recommended)
    • Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Input Devices: 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
    • Multiplayer: Internet (TCP / IP) play supported; Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card.
    • *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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
80.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Favourite total war. get third age total war if you buy this.
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841 of 924 people (91%) found this review helpful
364 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,065.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Played it a lil bit. S'alright.
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405 of 443 people (91%) found this review helpful
363 people found this review funny
Recommended
215.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
>Is Milan
>Mongols finaly stopped expanding after taking most of eastern europe
>Peace and prosperity finally
>Timurids invade
>Rush to make Ships and escape to new world
>Sell all cities except capital to Pope
>Leave one diplomat in capital
>Escape with entire family
>Reach Murica'
>Genocide Aztecs
>Son decides to Desert
>Murder son
>Decide to take all American lands for Milan
>Sell one city to Sicily, One to France, One to Byzantium, One to Venice and One to Russia, leaving only cuba for Milan.
>Set Cuba as Capital
>Sell old capital to Pope
>Vassalize All Countries to which i sold Cities
>Diplomat Witnesses the last years of Europe
>Come back many years later
>Noone made it alive, not even Denmark

10/10 Would escape With dear friends again.
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308 of 343 people (90%) found this review helpful
132 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,249.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
My play time says it all...
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186 of 195 people (95%) found this review helpful
176 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,114.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
Played it a little bit, downloaded a mod or two. Wait what? It's 3am?
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128 of 130 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
384.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2015
WARNING: ABOUT THE GAME'S DISAPPEARANCE FROM YOUR LIBRARY

The game is not gone from your library, they simply merged it with Medieval II. To find it follow these steps:

  • Install Medieval II
  • Go to your steam game library
  • Right click on Medieval II
  • Below the "Play Game" option there should be 4 new options with the Kingdoms campaigns.

And now, after that prologue, LET THE REVIEW BEGIN!

Kingdoms is the expansion pack (yeah, not DLC, for 20 bucks you can buy actual, sturdy, nearly endless content) of Medieval II: Total War.

It includes 4 new campaigns set on different time periods and countries/continents full of 13 new factions, 50 new building types and over 100 new units. It's just overwhelming and so much worth it.

Each campaign covers an important moment in medieval history: the war for the British Isles, the Crusades in the Holy Land, the conversion of the pagans in Northern Europe and the conquest of the Americas. Some nice new elements that improve the game are the addition of heroes, more detailed maps, new soundtracks, new opportunities to exploit in order to increase your faction's influence and more.

The best part of this expansion is: MODS! To name a few: Stainless Steel, Third Age: Total War, The Elder Scrolls: Total War. You replace one of the default campaigns with one of the modded ones, and you can switch back and forth whenever you want with some PC file management.

On the downside, AI is still a bit slow-minded, both in battles and in overworld map. Armies choose automatically the long way around, allies are not reliable at all and it's better to control them personally, etc. The graphics feel a bit old too, but still ok for a 2007 game.

Overall, it's a vital experience for those that plan to add Medieval II in their collection with tons of new content, but it can be a bit non-challenging for hardcore strategy players.

RATING:

Gameplay:
8.5/10

Presentation:
7/10

Story:
8.5/10

Unique Factor: Content:
9/10

OVERALL:8.3/10
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92 of 97 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
110.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
If only they just built and updated the concept of this game instead of shifting the Total War games that they have in recent years to different styles like Attila Total War, etc. This is by far the best Total War game and includes alot of factors that the newer ones simply drowned out.
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93 of 100 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2014
Great Graphics, Terrific Game Play, Optimization, and Battle Music. Arguably Best TW ever.
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78 of 81 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
The shining paragon of the Total War franchise. Medieval II is one of those timeless games that you have spent and will spend countless number of hours on. Coupled with one of the best modding communities for any game, this is a must-buy for anyone in the rts sphere of gaming.

Kingdoms adds four wonderful, regional campaigns which create a fully enjoyable expansion, worth hours of gameplay.
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67 of 71 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
One of the best Total War entries to date. Be sure to check the Third Age mod for an epic campaign in Tolkien's Middle Earth.
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cosmonaut
277.4 hrs
Posted: September 29
it's a lot of fun to cheat yourself a zillion bucks and then give it to random AI factions
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Lvl. 10 Wizard Stalin's Zombie
155.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
One of the greatest expansions for any single-player game, ever. This adds 4 different campaigns to play, and has stolen many hours of my life. The Teutonic campaign is my favorite, but all are well crafted and addicting. Personally, I consider this expansion the height of the Total War series. Worth every penny, unlike the countless petty DLCs CA puts out now.
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[BLUT]Goliath118!!!
237.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Don't let my playtime fool you, i've played this game for over a decade ever since 2006 and probably sunk thousands of hours into this game on disc. This game features a combination of RTS (while in battles) and TBS (displayed on the campaign map), you move your armies around on a fully 3D map authentic to the terrain of Europe and Asia, Risk style.


There are many troop types from Horse Archers to Knights to Longbowmen even Elephants and Native American braves! this game is a perfect example of a well crafted Total War game. Yes it is old, even on max graphics a graphics snob might brush this game off right away but this game captures the atmosphere, lifestyle, turbulance and religious strife of the Middle Ages wonderfully.


i would recommend this game if

* You are a Military History buff

* if you enjoy a bit of politics (The Pope mechanic)

* if you LOVE the Middle Ages

* If you love HUGE expansions that were made with care(back when CA knew what the term expansion meant)

* if you would like to take the lead in Braveheart sized battles


Would not recommend if you are a graphics snob




my only question is when is Medieval 3 coming out? =p
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swr15
153.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
Its a very fun game put alot of hours into it
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Sowilo
98.1 hrs
Posted: July 19
One of the Best Total wars Made. Its ability to be modded really extended its life but it was really well designed.
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djlee02
31.1 hrs
Posted: July 8
Is a very good worthwhile expansion.
It adds 4 great campaigns, and a good amount a content.

Its also from the great days when there was good large expansions and not tons of small tiny expensive ♥♥♥♥♥d out DLCs.
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muffin mohan
26.5 hrs
Posted: July 7
Come for the Aztec and Britainnia campaigns, stay for the Third Age Lord of the Rings mod.
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Time To Duel Jimbo!
717.9 hrs
Posted: July 2
It's ok
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dbillingsleyusmc2012
723.3 hrs
Posted: July 1
My favorite
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