Total War: Shogun 2

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Take the art of turn-based strategy back to Japan

Total War: Shogun 2 is an epic turn-based strategy game that takes the long running series back to Japan, where clans are struggling for control of the islands. View full description

PROS

  • Excellent presentation
  • Involving strategy

CONS

  • Japanese army unit names can be hard to remember!

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Total War: Shogun 2 is an epic turn-based strategy game that takes the long running series back to Japan, where clans are struggling for control of the islands.

Through the Roman Empire, Middle Ages, the Napoleonic Wars, Total War: Shogun 2 leaves Europe for action in 16th Century feudal Japan. Use your military, diplomatic and economic resources to expand your power and influence. Beat neighboring powers to enlarge your territory. Total War: Shogun 2 is more than just a numbers game, as in battles tactics are extremely important and you'll have to learn to use the landscape and the weather to your advantage.

Total War: Shogun 2 looks fantastic, with detailed graphics that really bring the game to life. The world map is really well designed and there are excellent touches like cinematic cut scenes when a ninja spy infiltrates the enemy. The animation and effects throughout are stunning and make the game even more involving.

Total War: Shogun 2 is an excellent strategy game, and while the gameplay is nothing new, the production values are high and fans of the series will love being able to jump right back into the action.