This is the Napoleon: Total War Imperial Edition with Steam exclusive "Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars" pack included!
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2010

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The Napoleonic era was a time of political unrest and epic battles played out on an unprecedented scale. It revolutionized the organization and size of European armies through the use of levée en masse (mass conscription.) But the strength of an army finds its roots within every soldier's individual skills.

Napoleon: Total War Imperial Edition on Steam includes the exclusive "Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars" pack. This pack gathers the most superb infantry and cavalrymen who fought during the great Napoleonic battles: 10 exclusive units, which will all make a difference during key engagements, whether using formidable weapons or exceptional tactical skills.

These exclusive elite units become available on the campaign map once you have made a specific technological advancement or own the relevant territory.

The following elite units are included as part of the Napoleon: Total War Imperial Edition on Steam. These elite units will appear in both single and multiplayer game modes.

7th Lancers (France) — These cavalrymen are armed with lances that make them particularly deadly when charging. The lance allows the user to put all his weight, and that of his charging horse, behind one very sharp point.

Brandenburg Uhlans (Prussia) — They are some of the most experienced cavalrymen in Europe and can persuade their steeds into breathtaking acts of speed.

1st Hussars (Austria) — The 1st Hussars are, without exception, superb horsemen, and all have a certain independence of spirit that makes them ideal for chasing down widely scattered men.

15th Hussars (Great Britain) — The 15th Hussars are made up of veteran cavalrymen, deadly in close combat and at the charge. Their speed makes them ideal for chasing down skirmishers and for dealing with artillery units.

1st East Prussian Grenadier Battalion (Prussia) — Only the largest, bravest men can become grenadiers; this size and strength makes them an impressive sight in a charge, and gives them an edge in melee.

6th Regiment d'Infanterie Légère (France) — Historically, the 6th Regiment saw action in over forty battles during the Napoleonic Wars and were awarded seven battle honours for their achievements.

17th Jäger Regiment (Russia) — Able to fight in loose skirmish formation or fire a massed volley when organised in line, the Jägers are an adaptable response to enemy tactics.

1st Regiment Emperor's Own (Austria) — The 1st Regiment “Emperor’s Own” is made up of battle-hardened Czech troops, as deadly with their bayonets as they are excellent marksmen.

18th Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne "The Brave" (France) — The 18th Regiment are revered by their fellow countrymen, who know them as "The Brave." They are experienced soldiers and that makes them valuable on the battlefield.

Moscow Musketeers (Russia) — Formed into a disciplined line, they can unleash a massed volley into an enemy then, while the enemy is reeling, follow it with a decisive bayonet charge.


System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Microsoft® Windows Vista®/XP®/Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz CPU with SSE2
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista®/Windows® 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c shader model 2b compatible GPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 21 GB free space

    Recommended:

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista®/XP®/Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM (XP), 4 GB RAM (Vista®/Windows® 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0c shader model 3 compatible GPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 21 GB free space
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apple
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
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Dirge
( 37.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
A great stratagy game and historical setting. Was very pleased with the World Domination Campain, though the time limit for "Victory" or "Defeat" seemed a little pointless because you can keep playin after the set year it "ends".

Mechanics are beutiful, easy to pick up and figure out - and leaves a lot to the stratagy side. Balancing range of weapons, moral, weather, hills or obstructions.

A very detailed and well loved game.
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Comrade Iosif Stalin
( 35.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Ive played this game for 19 hours and have had 3 crashes so dar, great game. Too unstable. Wouldn't reccommend to buy unless dirt cheap (Which is how I aqquired it)
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...
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
It Wont Load Up the game and just crashes instead
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Master Baiter
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
When playing it is the same as Empire Total War just with different units etc.
Feels like a Empire Total War campaign DLC.
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Mr Fish | deathheater5
( 260.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
It's like Empire but focused on Europe. Its ok.

The one thing I absolutely hated about this was the that the AI could just sit there in a town in the fog of war and the units would level up. It was not uncommon to face large armies against an AI that had never been to war with battle hardened units.

Other than that it's great.

I played as Portugal with the Nepoleon Total Factions mod.
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pig
( 37.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
It is a very good game. It is almost the same game as Empire: Total War (The most similar game in the series in terms of battle style) except from the different time period.

Napoleon: Total War has superior graphics and animations but contains many UI bugs that are not present in Empire: Total War. It also does not give the player an option for a grand campaign. Instead it gives a 'Campain of the Coalition' and a 'Peninsular Campaign' which both allow the user to play a small campain in parts of Europe. The downside is that the amount of playable countries is very limited. Empire: Total War also has a better combat system and more upgrade options for troops such as 'Fire By Rank' which, in my opinion, improves the amount of fun had in the game dramatically.

If you are not too fussed by the time period then Empire: Total War would be a better choice for but if you already own Empire: Total War, or would prefer a game set in the early 19th Century, nobody is stopping you from buying this game.



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Thin Badger
( 279.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
A truly fantastic game in which historical accuracy and attention to detail combine to create a game for both history lovers and gamers alike. I bought this game when it wasn't on offer and even then it was a 100% great deal. This is by far the greatest total war game ive played and so if youve been put off by others, believe me it gets better.10/10 would recommend.
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Asian Doctor Who
( 287.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
If you've got at least a GTX 750, this game is going to look great. Smoke clouds from muskets, dust from soldiers marching, bodies of fallen soldiers all over the field; this is as good as Napoleonic era games get. Campaign is kinda slow of a start though, it takes a while for you to build your economy to the point to where you can have a decent strength army with a net income still being produced. Every turn takes 2 weeks, it takes me about a year with the UK to have a strong enough economy where I can start producing quality soldiers.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I cannot give a real review because the first thing I did after installing it is download the great war mod.

Edit: When the mod doesnt make me crash it is amazing!
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Product received for free
Napoleon: Total War is the 6th game of the Total War Franchise and is released at 2010. Napoleon: Total War is a historical turn-based strategy game. The game is really fun to play and with your volume button it sound more realistic. I am a great fan of historical strategy games. I've played a lots of strategy games and I must say; Napoleon: Total War is my favorite (for now). Napoleon was one of the greatest emperor and general in history. The game lets you play a lot of generals and even Napoleon in his campaigns.

At the beginning I've started with the tutorial, but after a several minutes I got bored so I started with the Italy campaign on easy mode. When I played the Italy campaign I started with recruiting soldiers for the France Empire, but you need to wait several turns. In the main time the enemy was approaching my lands. When I sent all my armies to enemy countries to capture them the crisis started for France I lose more money then I get. Because of the bankruptcy I couldn’t recruit more armies or upgrade buildings to make profit. I've started the campaign over and tried it again but with better tactics.

After I finally completed this campaign I started to play multiplayer, but I can say the multiplayer is dead except you’re a high rank. I tried to find online campaign games for the achievement, but there wasn't any except some locked servers. So I started to host one after some minutes someone joined and I started it, but there was one problem: the game crashed and windows said there was some unexpected error and closed it. I were not able to achieve the achievement.

My impressions of the game.

The game is sure fun at single player, but I can't say if you get the same fun with the single player campaigns. I sure liked the sound it gives you the feelings to play more and more.....

Pros and Cons.

Pros.

- The game is fun
- The game isn't easy to complete, even on easy mode
- The sounds gives you more feelings to complete the whole game (at least for me)
- The game has trading cards
- Amazing graphics
- Choices you make decides your empire
- Variety in historical characters, like generals and soldiers

Cons.

- Multiplayer sessions are hard to find
- Multiplayer crashes
- Achievements are hard to get

The game is fun and amazing, but I don't recommend the game for achievement hunters or people who wants to play multiplayer. If you just want to play alone then I recommend you the game for sure. This review is part of the Steamified Community Review program. For similar reviews and fantastic giveaways please visit http://www.steamified.com/.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
138.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Best $5 I've ever spent.
Unlike any other strategy game I've played, Napoleon Total War blew my mind. After my first few hours of gameplay, this quikly became my favorite game of all time. The campaigns are enjoyable and make sure to include important points of Napoleon's career. The battles are always exciting and immersive, and the attention to detail is wildly impressive.
For someone that would like to give Total War a try, this is your game.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
1st move - Declare an allience.
2nd move - Ask for military access.
3rd move - Move in ALL your troops into your allies territory.
4th move - Declare war.
5th move - Attack each of it's cities, one by one.

10/10 would destroy a whole nation in 5 moves again.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This is defintely one of the good total wars, with so much beauty and glory in each battle. The only thing I wish is that there were more units for diversity in armies
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
102.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
My favourite Total War by far. Although the diplomacy isn't as advanced as the more recent titles, the battles more than make up for it.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
TL;DR
Great game to watch epic battles unfold without having to think too much about them, but not one to expect any challenge or strategy out of.

The Good
+Great visuals
+Good sound design for its time
+Battles are epic to watch

The Bad
-Some bugs, such as audio glitches and units not following orders, but nothing game-breaking
-Very little variety and replayability, there's little choice in what to build at any given place, only a few buildings in general, and every faction plays basically the same
-Very little challenge, even on higher difficulties

The Review

I've been a fan of Total War for a good few years, but Napoleon slipped past my radar until a year ago when I bought it on sale and for some reason I just couldn't get myself to play it. Well, today, with a bit of free time, I decided I was going to start a campaign. I never would have guessed that today I would also finish it.

I'm by no means a great Total War player. It takes me around 100-200 hours to take over every province on the map in most games in the series. Most of these games have early hours of figuring everything out, building up a bit of a base so I can afford to expand out and carefully picking out weaker targets that I can claim without upsetting our larger, more powerful neighbors, trying to create the best armies that can adapt to varied situations and create new tactics on the fly, winning some hard fought battles with bare-minimum units, establishing a pattern of stretching my borders and then building up infrastructure to support the expansions and taking a little bit to restock my armies and pacify the locals before starting the cycle all over, each time a bit bigger and a bit more efficiently until what begin as a bunch of dudes in tshirts with sticks has become an armoured, trained fighting machine backed by a growing culture and economy and somewhere a point comes towards the end where my economy really starts booming beyond what I can even spend and suddenly countries are falling left and right to my juggernaught of economic and military might as I storm across the rest of the map, so powerful that even if everyone banded together they could not stop me. It's a culmination of a hundred hours, hundreds of turns of planning and pacing and careful execution that feels cathartic as I realize the whole world belongs to me.

That final push is what Napoleon is all about.

A big part of the Total War experience is the struggle at the beginning: starting from nothing and building up, but Napoleon gave me everything to begin with. I didn't really have to put any work in. The units you start out with are fantastic. Indeed, my first recruits were winning my final battles. There aren't many upgrades, and it's debateable whether the new units you can research are even better at all, and there's very few technologies to research either, further giving the impression that you've begun at the end with all the build-up completed for you. The building in this game is also incredibly restricted to the point where it felt token and unnecessary, like how some FPS games give you the opportunity for a health upgrade or two and call themselves RPGs. There's generally only one, maybe two options that you can build at any given place, so even in this area the game has set up everything for you. You just have to click the picture to build what they've decided should go there (you can also set the computer to manage the building automatically, which at this point might just remove some of the tedium, though I never tried it for fear something interesting might pop up at some point. Nothing ever did.). You begin with such a strong infrastructure that it's more a matter of holding the unbeatable hand you were dealt than fighting your way to the top.

That's not to say the game is all bad, though. The fights look and feel intensely cinematic right from the start, with muskets and rifles and canons blasting and smoke filling the air and men dying by the hundreds from battle #1. It was awesome to watch the fights unfold, and the game is beautiful both visually and in terms of audio. That's great, because there's really not a lot for you to do during the fights besides watch things unfold. Every battle I partook in I won easily with the same simple strategy. Every fight went the same way. The enemy always reacted exactly the same. Every faction used basically the same units and fought in exactly the same way which meant that the country divisions were basically meaningless and every battle melded in my mind so that I can't describe any single battle, but rather just what "the Napoleon battle" is. My PC really didn't like the naval battles for some reason, so I just ignored it, and yet still came away with the strongest navy in the world: it was, according to the game, twice as powerful as the next strongest navy on the map. Likewise, my army was composed of basic units throughout the entire game that all used the exact same strategy for every single battle and always won, even though some units, especially cavalry, would decide not to follow orders but instead to make up their own galavanting across the map instead of taking a few steps to the side, or charging at enemies to the left instead of ones on the right I had targetted. My spies never failed in their missons, my gentlemen always won their duels (though the effects your spies and gentlemen can have are so insignificant and unnecessary that it wouldn't matter had they all lost), everything always turned up my way. It felt like someone else had played the first hundred and fifty hours of the campaign and then decided to let me have the last 10 once they felt like it was too far gone for me to mess anything up.

And that's all it took. 10 hours to beat my campaign, and a good part of those 10 I wasn't even at my computer, though really it felt like the game should have just played itself while I was away for all it expected of me. When I looked at the "prestige" screen to find that the only nations left were my unnecessary allies and that I was more than twice the prestige of the next strongest group even in areas I had given no thought to, all I could think was that there really was no other way this could have gone, and that was a disheartening thought. Even Napoleon himself fell while I watched a video on YouTube after setting up my men in their basic formations, assured that they would win without my help.

If you love the endgame of Total War and find the early- and mid-game a chore, you'll love this game because it really is just a ready-made endgame set up and waiting for you. But for me those early stages are where the challenges really lie and the necessity for thought and strategy and planning is what entices me to keep playing. For me, the endgame rush is only satisfying in light of the beginning, and with that gone it feels pointless and hollow. I struggled to find motivation to keep playing even for one day, where before these games have lasted me for months. I tried other campaigns as well as the historical battles and was met with more of the same, easy, mindless victories.

I could see potentially how this could be a good starting point for people looking to get into strategy games or the Total War series because it does a great job of holding your hand and leading you down the path to victory, but for those who want a challenge I cannot recommend this game. The victory of a Total War game rests on the knowledge of the struggle you went through to get there, and this game takes out the struggle. It delt me a pair of aces, and as I watched the dealer some how turn over 5 more aces, I couldn't feel accomplished or proud of myself when none of my opponents could beat the hand I'd done nothing to win.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
One of the best Total War game, but the campaigns are really short. You will not really find a "Grand Campaign" that lasts forever.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Amazing game if you like the Total War Franchise and strategic games, I always play as England, France or Spain and destroy everything in my path, I always do this when I'm playing the campaign and always get the militia units, I never get the hardcore amazing OP units, Maybe 2 grenediers and one Guard unit to protect my general, I always do the realistic stuff with this game! It's quite fun doing the hardcore stuff though.

This is probably the best Napoleonic Strategic game out there in the whole world, I absalutely love it!

- Very Good Optimisation
- A lot of options / setting to configure
- Realistic Napoleonic Wars Formations
- Real time battles, Such as water loo battle and lots of realistic campaigns that Napoleon, France, Austria & Spain did!

I see no downside to buying this game, It's awesome! Probably the best Total War Game (my opinion)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Any Total War game is good.
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