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Medieval II: Total War

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This game takes place during the Middle Ages starting in the year 1080. There are 17 different cultures in the known world. The player's goal is to bring the culture of their choice to world domination in the course of 500 years - through the High Middle Ages through the Late Middle Ages until the Renaissance, complete with the exploration of America.

Like Rome: Total War, players manage their cities and move their units around on a world map in a turn-based mode to conquer new cities or defeat enemies threatening their land. Players always need to watch after their people, in order to avoid them getting angry with their rulers and starting a revolution. Players also need to fulfill goals set by their religious leader, such as going on a crusade for the Pope.

When a battle starts and the player chooses not to have the AI calculate the outcome, the game switches to a full 3D battlefield where he must command his units as squads in real-time on the battlefield. There players need to use tactics like sending the cavalry into the nearby woods for a surprise attack at the enemies' flanks and making use of the overall terrain, like high ground, which are good for bowmen to overcome the enemy. Players will also have to conquer enemy castles, or successfully defend their own.

For players who have mastered the single-player campaign, up to 8 players can go head to head in multiplayer matches.


  • 全軍破敵Ⅱ - Traditional Chinese spelling

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1001 Video Games

Medieval II: Total War appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2007 - #8 Game of the Year 2006
  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – PC Non-RTS Strategy Game of the Year (Gamers' Vote)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2007 – #2 Best Strategy Game in 2006

Information also contributed by Bhatara Dewa Indra I.

Related Games

Empire: Total War
Released 2009 on Windows, 2014 on Macintosh, Linux
Medieval: Total War
Released 2002 on Windows
Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion
Released 2003 on Windows
Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms
Released 2007 on Windows, 2016 on Linux, Macintosh
Medieval II: Total War - Gold Edition
Released 2007 on Windows, 2016 on Linux, Macintosh
Rome: Total War
Released 2004 on Windows, 2016 on iPad, Android

Related Sites +

  • Total War
    Medieval II: Total War official website.
  • Total War - Zone
    German site containing information about the Total War series (only for "Rome" and newer games in the series). Also hosts many mods for these games.
  • Total War Wiki
    Medieval II: Total War at the official Wiki.

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  • MobyGames ID: 24995


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Sicarius.

Linux, Macintosh added by Charly2.0.

Additional contributors: PCGamer77, Rebound Boy, UV, Paulus18950, Cantillon, Patrick Bregger, Sasu, FatherJack.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.