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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About This Game

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


    • 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


    • 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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Anders K.
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
It is so hard to navigate your units, cities and everything.

Too hard to get used to, I gave up after 2 hours only.

A game need to be simple to play, and not a labyrint to figure out.

A game needs to be so simple that you dont need to use hours to learn how to avigate your arms, cities, where to move to finish a quest and things, KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid so even a kid could do it!

The older games was so good and simple mangement!
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( 163.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Great Game!! Offers the same experience you lived in Empire TW but with better graphics and tactics, the online mode is highly recommended with a lot of competitive action involved. Must Have if you are a true lover of Strategy.
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comrade komrade of komrade
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is like m2tw except melee is quirky and guns don't act like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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( 98.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I started playing the campaign completly skipping the tutorial (not too intelligent) but I still manage to figure it out)
I beat the first campaign I decide Im ready for more I start playing as prussia and declare war on every1 except the soviets ^-^ (soviet storm impossible to beat) I deafeat france austria great brittian and the ottomans. preparing to declare war on russia revolution happens and my german reich falls apart

10/10 would have revolution again.
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Mashishi the Italian chef
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
4/10 Napolean is too tall
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Kitties Before Titties
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
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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( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
In my opinion, this game has the best multiplayer experience than all total war games.
Would totaly reccomend you get this game if you are looking for a fun strategy game to play with your friends.
I just wish it had more variety, for example more factions and more units but its still really fun as it is.
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Tity Boy
( 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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( 144.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
+ Very challenging objectives in the campaigns
+ Graphics and sound perfect
+ Many oppurtunities to play multiple nations

- Loading time
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Playin' with dark1dark
( 406.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
One of the greatest strategic games i ve ever played :D
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45 of 51 people (88%) found this review helpful
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107.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
How I conquered and ruled the Entire Europe:

Step 1: Pick France
Step 2: Make peace with Great-Britain.
Step 3: Fully Annex Austria and German States.
Step 4: Attack and conquer Prussia and its Nordic Allies.
Step 5: Backstab Spain.
Step 6: Conquer Russia and the remnants of the Turkish Balkans.
Step 7: Declare war on GB, build an enourmous fleet,and place all your armies in there just to be sure.
Step 8: Lose the naval battle.
Step 9: Watch as the Brits invade motherland France.
Step 10: Finnally enrage as you witness hundreds of hours turned to nothing.

11/10 would make you waste your time again
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42 of 53 people (79%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
103.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
>choose france
>build up 40 unit army for napoleon
>crush prussia and austria
>invade moscow and win
>kill admiral nelson
>take over british isles
>o ♥♥♥♥ did i prevent ww1
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Alright, let me get this out straight. This game is fantastic! I recommened you buy it, it's so good. The singleplayer is massive and allows you to play battles your way. The multiplayer is there if you had been bored to much by bots, and finnaly skrimish mod that allows you to play battles with your perception as the genral, you can buy soliders and play it on land, sea or siege :D GREAT GAME, 10/10 IGN, WOULD GO KILL PRUSSIANS AGAIN
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
125.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Fun game. Includes operations, strategy, and tactics. The battles are smaller than they should be historically but are a good size to manage.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
111.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
One of the best Total War games in my opinion and still competes with newer total war and RTS titles today.

+ Huge variety of historical units and regiments, like the Old Guard or the Blackwatch.
+ Awesome Combat
+ Great balance overall between units and unit types, Cavalry can kill light infantry easily, but line infantry kills cavalry and so on.
+ Alot of Nations to pick from, who all bring different units and "focuses" to the table (for example: Russia has very good melee stats)
+ The maps are very big and dont feel too clumbed up like in newer titles.
+ Most Maps provide a variety of strategy you can use
+ Siege Battles feel great and pretty balanced, which is hard to do

- Minor Nations (Like the Dutch or Denmark) dont have alot of unit variety and their units are practically worse than the units of big nations in every department
- Some maps encourage camping due to 2-3 choke points that have to be pushed through
- Artillery has infinite ammo
- Most Players dont allow Artillery which leads to constant camping/skirmishing fights

Overall, I highly recommend you buy the game (especially when it is on discount). It is one of the best Total War titles out there and definitly worth your money.
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5.2 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.
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138.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Started playing Napoleon Total War again and i would say it has stood the test of time. Yes Total War Warhammer's graphics look far better and there are so many new things, but compared to Rome Total War 2 and it's problems it is a really enjoyable game. There are a few AI issues, but overall i would buy again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Awsome 10/10 great adventures and tons of battles
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