Medieval 2: Total War

  • Medieval 2: Total War
87
Based on 28 scores, 31 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    16
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Great single-player campaigns.
  • Faster, tighter pacing.
  • Fun new units and factions.

Cons:

  • No major game play updates.
  • Native Americans underdeveloped.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GameZone on 83

Before there were missiles, grenade launchers and tanks, armies fought with arrows, catapults and horses… lost of them. And if you weren’t satisfied with the bloodshed in the original Medieval II, Kingdoms offers a stellar addition...

By IGN Gear on 84

Even assuming that youve played it since it was released, its a safe bet that there are still some surprises left in Creative Assemblys Medieval 2 Total War. But assuming that youve seen everything there is to see in the game, the developer is...

By GameSpy on 80

Ive always enjoyed the expansion packs for the Total War series much more than the original games. The original Medievals Viking Invasion and Romes Barbarian Invasion were smaller, more focused titles that played to the series strengths...

By GWN on 95

An excellent game for any strategy fan and a big step forward in the Total War...

By PC Authority on 100

Dare we say the near-perfect strategy game? A royal treat for history...

By V3.co.uk on 100

Lay siege to your PC and social life with this highly sophisticated strategy...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 88

Medieval II: Total war is the first Total War game I have played and I am quite impressed. The gameplay and graphics are really very good and the value is through the roof here. There are a good variety of quick battles, historical battles and your...

By ImpulseGamer on 70

Shael MillheimClassification: G7.0The game is proof that a big name tacked onto a game does not necessarily guarantee a great game. It just seems like a game trying to ride on name recognition alone. Maybe Railroad or Sid Meier fans are all a gush...

By About.com on 90

Game PlayMedieval II Total War returns the Total War series to the Middle Ages where small nations or factions are in a continual struggle for land, money and control of the continent. As with the other Total War games, game play is broken into two...

By The Wargamer on -

Is the sequel to Rome: Total War as pious as its predecessors or a blasphemous knock-off? Lloyd Sabin holds an inquisition of his own to find...

By Play TM on 88

It struck me while playing Medieval 2: Total War (ME2) that perhaps Im a bit too much of a pacifist at times. I was quite happy ruling my bit of Europe and keeping the populace safe and happy, I had fought hard to secure the whole of the UK and most...

By Pocket-lint on 80

One for the strategists, you need time and patience for this battle...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Medieval times offered a fantastic variety of troop types and technology, from peasants with pointy sticks through to rifled mortars. Little surprise, then, that Creative Assembly has returned to this era for Medieval 2: Total War. This game is...

By PC Pro on 100

This is a truly spectacular return for Total War, so prepare to lose a chunk of your life Its been six years since the first Total War graced our PCs, and in that time its redefined what we expect from a strategy game (both turn and real-time)....

By Custom PC on 90

Its been six years since the legions of animated troops from Creative Assemblys Total War series first charged across our monitors and raised the bar for strategy games. Any major update to an acclaimed game series is always greatly anticipated,...

By CNET Australia on 88

"Epic" doesnt quite begin to describe the scope and scale of the latest Total War game -- theres a lot of strategic depth, with plenty of amazing combat to enjoy....

By Trusted Reviews on 90

As far as most sensible people are concerned, the Total War series has become the gold standard for epic strategy games. Part of the secret has been an evolutionary approach to the game design. The Creative Assembly got the basics right with the...

By cnet on 88

Spec: Strategy, 1 Player, Teen

By Strategy Informer on 93

For any who were in awe of their Roman accomplishments, be prepared to see a much deeper experience. This is no simple time-line facelift; it’s an evolution of Total War.For the benefit of those new to the games series, you can choose quick...

By Atomic MPC on 80

Majestic visuals, proper strategy and clever well-rounded gameplay...