Total War: Shogun 2

  • Total War: Shogun 2
88
Based on 43 scores, 52 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    34
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Gorgeous art style.
  • Good A.I.
  • Rewarding multiplayer game.

Cons:

  • Interchangeable factions.
  • Heavy on grinding.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computeractive on 100

Shogun 2 is a deep, enthralling experience and a must for strategy fans...

By Atomic MPC on 92

Another great effort, that will only...

By itreviews.com on 100

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...

By Diehard GameFAN on 93

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 candidate...

By New Game Network on 90

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...

By GamePro on 90

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 about half of...

By Games Radar on 90

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...

By PC Advisor on 90

The Creative Assembly reclaims its place at the head table. Matthew Handrahan...

By GamingShogun on

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 83

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...

By Gaming Age on 85

Creative Assembly is no stranger to the battlefield; with more than enough Total War in their portfolio they must understand not only their craft, but also what their mistakes in the past can teach them. After the ultimately designated stumble that...

By GamePlanet on 90

After ten years of technological advances, the Creative Assembly has returned to feudal Japan to create what it hopes will be "the Zen of the Total War series." Has it...

By Hooked Gamers on 90

As has been the case since the first Oriental themed Total War game, the game is broken into two phases – the turn based strategy phase and the real-time strategy phase. Both need to be done well if you want to gain an...

By 1Up on 94

There must be some mistake. Whatever game I've been playing lately -- the splash screen says it's called Shogun 2 and was created by Creative Assembly -- can't be from the same folks who made a spectacular mess of Empire: Total War. It's certainly not...

By GameSpot on 90

Artistic, formidable, and action packed, this remarkable strategy game is the best Total War...

By ign.com on 90

Longtime fans will surely find a lot that's familiar in Shogun 2, but will also find Creative Assembly's most polished, well-presented and playable version of its Total War franchise. Shogun 2 is an expertly tuned turn-based strategy game filled with...

By Cheat Code Central on 88

The Total War community has been waiting with bated breath for Shogun 2. On one hand, the new game continues the tale of the franchise's well-regarded first entry. On the other, its developer, Creative Assembly, has been taking risks with the series...

By Expert Reviews on 100

With none of the flaws of recent versions, Shogun 2 brilliantly blends strategy and action in a sumptuously rendered historical setting....

By VideoGamer on 90

Focus on melee combat should please majority of players, Intriguing new Avatar Multiplayer, Art style is mostly wonderful, AI still not...

By GameSpy on 80

Nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors, but I like to believe that, when the Total War developers were building Total War: Shogun 2, they had a thought process that went something like this:"Sooooo, that Empire/Napoleon thing didn't work out...