Reviewers Liked

  • New game play features
  • New units
  • Fun figuring out the strategies required to maximize army efficiency
  • Good campaign
  • New cannons
  • Modern era units add more bang to the Total War formula
  • Off shore bombardment breathes new life into navies

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • The occasional movement and grouping bugs during the game
  • Too easy economy management
  • Units seem slightly too fast
  • AI squanders cavalry and still can't assault a fortress
  • Limited replay value
  • Long load times
  • Railroads have limited utility