Gorgeous art style.
Rewarding multiplayer game.
Solid historical base.
Stylistically gorgeous and brimming with character.
Avatar Conquest mode encourages repeat play.
Japanese castles spawn novel siege battles.
Great cooperative campaigns.
Improves upon previous Total War games in every way.
Heavy on grinding.
Multiplayer frontend needs work.
Indepth play will be tough for casual gamers.
Rare crashes haunt multiplayer campaigns.
Occasional AI issues in realtime battles.
Some of those innovative multiplayer additions aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Wonky morale/fatigue model.
By Computeractive on June 05, 2011
Shogun 2 is a deep, enthralling experience and a must for strategy fans...100
By Atomic MPC on May 17, 2011
Another great effort, that will only...92
By itreviews.com on May 10, 2011
Creative Assembly has used its ten years of experience to craft the finest Total War game yet, with astonishing levels of detail and a broad expanse of gameplay challenges that will engross newcomers and veterans...100
By Diehard GameFAN on May 05, 2011
Shogun 2 is a great step forward for the Creative Assembly in streamlining the engine that they’ve accumulated over the game and is, in this reviewer’s opinion, the best Total War title since Rome: Total War nearly seven years ago and is a...93
By New Game Network on April 11, 2011
I should mention initially that this is the first Total War game I have played, so this review will be from the perspective of a new comer to the series. The Total War series is fairly unique in how it combines epic real-time and turn based strategy...90
By GamePro on April 01, 2011
Strategy games expert Rob Zacny wraps up his three weeks of play, and gives his official verdict on Creative Assembly's feudal wartime epic.EDITOR'S NOTE: Be sure to check out Week One and Week Two of Rob's in-depth review coverage. With...90
By Games Radar on March 28, 2011
In all its many incarnations, the Total War series has never been known to have much of a gentle learning curve. Micromanaging entire civilizations and conducting massive armies comprising a few thousand warriors in staggering real-time battles always...90
By PC Advisor on March 28, 2011
The Creative Assembly reclaims its place at the head table. Matthew Handrahan...90
By GamingShogun on March 25, 2011
Total War: Shogun 2 is the latest installment in the amazing Total War series that has kept arm chair historians trying to outsmart the greatest leaders of many different periods in an effort to make their own world order. Does the latest...-
By Gameplay Monthly on March 24, 2011
With Shogun II: Total War, we return to the war-torn country of Japan during its greatest time of crisis; a time when clans strewn across the entire length of the country all vied for complete dominance and leaders fought for the coveted title...83