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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.


Medieval II: Total War Windows That is one troublemaker less.
Medieval II: Total War Windows Whoever loses, I win.
Medieval II: Total War Windows Decisions, decisions...
Medieval II: Total War Windows Guild buildings are special buildings, that can't be chosen by the player. They are offered by the guilds for a special "playing style".

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Alternate Titles

  • "全軍破敵Ⅱ" -- Traditional Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

Major Downgrade from MTW Windows Professor (107)
I know I am not that good at strategy, but I can't be this bad. Windows Asinine (1006)
[v3.0] Superior in strategy but disastrous in Total War Windows Indra was here (20853)

Critic Reviews

IGROMANIA Windows Jan 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Windows Nov 15, 2006 9 out of 10 90
FZ Windows Nov 18, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Windows Nov 13, 2006 90 out of 100 90
PC Powerplay Windows Oct 25, 2006 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 18, 2006 88 out of 100 88 Windows Nov 07, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Windows Dec 15, 2006 B+ 83
Games Finder Windows Jun 24, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Out Of Eight Windows Jan 17, 2007 5 out of 8 62


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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 Web Sites

  • Total War (Medieval II: Total War official website.)
  • Total War Wiki (Medieval II: Total War at the official Wiki.)
  • 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.)
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