Medieval II: Total War is a strategy game developed by The Creative Assembly and launched for PC.
It is set up in the same period: Europe, North Africa and Middle East on the medieval era, between 1080 and 1530. A Multiplayer mode, battles and arms give shape to this PC game in a well-achieved historical environment.
Turn-based strategy with more factions
You can choose among 21 different factions based on real-life facts, with the same characteristics as the real battle units. At first you will only play five of them, as the rest will have to be unlocked.
When you choose a faction to start playing, the game gives you only a few settlements and you will have to conquer more as the story progresses, as similar strategy games as Age of Empires: III. Settlements are classified in two different types: castles and cities, each of them with particular features. For example, castles have more soldiers and arms but they don’t have income and buildings to provide social benefits.
Each faction has special characters who can act as diplomats to influence their enemies. Priests, princesses or spies will be in charge of negotiating for what is best for their faction.
Something new about this version is that players of Medieval II: Total War are witnesses of the conquest of the New World by Christopher Columbus.
This game has two modes, single campaign and battles. While campaign mode lets players to choose a faction and control it, second ones are multiplayer, where players can define scenarios and even choose among real battles. This game mode looks like the ones played on Rome: Total War, where you have to choose troops and finish with the enemy or conquer their settlements.
In this version soldiers are different from each other since in previous editions it was criticized they had the same appearance.
Medieval II: Total War Features
This game includes the following features:
- Two games modes: single-player campaign and battles (the last one has multiplayer option)
- Short campaign mode requires defeating some enemy faction and owning 15 settlements
- If you want to win in Long campaign mode, you will have to control 45 territories and some significant cities such as Granada, Constantinople, Rome or Jerusalem
- Two different kinds of settlements: cities and castles
- You have to build some buildings for training troops, expanding the economy or upgrading weapons and armour, among others
- Some grants provides you new units like Sherwood Archers
- Character’s actions change his attributes and how they behave
- If your character has a strong trait, it can be named ‘the Brave’, ‘the Lewd’ or ‘the Corrupt’ among others
- Seventeen factions are playable but only five from the beginning: England, Spain, France, Roman Empire and the Republic of Venice
- Some are unplayable factions such as the Mongols, the Aztecs, the Papal States, the rebels and the Timurids
- Great compatibility with some Total War games
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Medieval II: Total War is a PC strategy game in which you will be able to travel to the past and feel the pressure of being part of a real army with multiplayer battles and a wide range of civilizations.
Only some levels are playable
- Multiplayer mode
- Good graphics
- Loads of factions to take
- Weak AI