Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

  • Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
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Based on 20 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    13
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • New game play features.
  • New units.
  • Fun figuring out the strategies required to maximize army efficiency.

Cons:

  • The occasional movement and grouping bugs during the game.
  • Too easy economy management.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSmart.co.za on -

This stand-alone expansion is amazingly entertaining and a great addition to the franchise.Pros: New game play features; new units; fun figuring out the strategies required to maximize army efficiency.Cons: The occasional movement and grouping bugs...

By GameSpy on 90

I've never controlled this kind of firepower in a Total War game before. I could feel it when delivering a point-blank broadside with a Warrior-class ironclad, all 20 guns reducing an enemy corvette to a fireball, while hostile return fire plinks...

By GameSpot on 85

Fall of the Samurai, the first stand-alone expansion for Total War: Shogun 2, is set during Japan's Boshin War of the 1860s, a civil war that began as an ideological struggle over the shogunate's pro-Western policies. Clans opposed to these policies...

By GamePlanet on 90

The Creative Assembly return with their most modern Total War release yet. As can be expected, Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is an exemplary title that offers armchair generals plenty of opportunities to practise the art of...

By New Game Network on 88

The making of an expansion that improves upon one of the most seamless strategy games of the last several years is no easy prospect. Any major changes might upset the careful balance that Creative Assembly established with last year's phenomenal Total...

By ign.com on 90

Yes, Fall of the Samurai is an expansion, but like any good expansion – even standalone expansion – it doesn't just add things to the original, it changes them. You'll get an experience much more like a Civil War-era wargame with Fall of the Samurai,...

By NZGamer on -

Creative Assembly seem to have a knack when it comes to extending their games. Given the phenomenal size and depth of their strategy titles, it's a testament to their development that they keep churning out new add-ons and additions for strategy buffs...

By HardwareHeaven on 93

It's not often we review an expansion pack but we make an exception when the new content is a standalone game which offers a largely different experience to the original. This is the case with Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai which is set...

By Cheat Code Central on 86

Last year, Total War: Shogun 2 managed to reunite the Total War faithful after a series of controversial games in the franchise. And now there's been a welcome development: Those who didn't get enough of Shogun 2 can try out a new expansion, Fall of...

By Strategy Informer on 85

To say that Fall of the Samurai, (the latest content expansion for Creative Assembly's highly successful Total War instalment Shogun 2), didn't meet expectations would be wrong. Play it, and you'll find a well-crafted experience, that's challenging,...

By VideoGamer on 80

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Review1 2 On paper, Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai reads like the ramblings of an eight year old after his first history lesson, hand stretched tentatively up into the air in class to ask who would win in a...

By Atomic MPC on -

Labelled an xpansion, this is a great full game in its own...

By PC Gamer on -

Set 300 years after Shogun 2, Fall of the Samurai is a standalone expansion covering the events of the 1868 Boshin War in Japan. The negotiation of unfair trade agreements with western powers has led to growing resentment towards the ruling Tokugawa...

By PC Authority on 83

It's a little unfair to call The Fall of the Samurai a mere expansion, though to be fair, that's pretty much how The Creative Assembly refers to it. But notably, it's a standalone game that you can enjoy without needing Shogun 2 itself; it's also a...

International Review By I Am Gamer on 85

Total War - Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - TestMit Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai entführt uns Creative Assambly zurück in eine der wichtigsten Epochen des Inselstaates Japan. Nein, wir meinen damit nicht die Gründerjahre der...

International Review By dome.fi on -

Muistatko Tom Cruisen Viimeisen samurain? Sen elokuvan, jossa Tomppa matkustaa Japaniin opettamaan samuraille kunnian merkitystä? Surkea raina, mutta sen taustalla on erittäin mielenkiintoinen kaistale Japanin historiaa.1800-luvun lopussa Japanissa...

International Review By Gamer.no on 70

Fall of the Samurai er en god utvidelsespakke til et av fjorårets beste strategispill. Det fanger essensen med industrialiseringen av Japan og avviklingen av shogunatet, og gir en verdifull historietime på kjøpet. Det er et spill som veldig godt...

International Review By Netzwelt on -

"Fall of the Samurai" erzählt die Geschichte von "Total War: Shogun 2" weiter und macht hautnah spürbar, welche enormen inneren Spannungen dem japanischen Königreich im 19. Jahrhundert zu schaffen machten. In der eigenständig spielbaren Erweiterung...

International Review By Computer Bild on -

Das Strategiemonster von Creative Assembly wagt den Schritt in die Moderne – ganz vorsichtig und doch...

International Review By Skillpoint on 60

Shogun 2 slöt cirkeln för Total War-serien, man var nu tillbaka där allt en gång började. Det var också första spelet som löste mitt kategoriseringsproblem genom att ha serienamnet först och inte tvärt om som det tidigare varit med till exempel Rome:...