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Rewrite 400 years of medieval warfare - from the first Crusade in 1095 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Rule your kingdom and guide it through conflicts and upheavals. With 12 playable factions and 100 different unit types, laying siege and expand your empire throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Prove yourself worthy in the shoes of a famous historical figure (Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Saladin and Frederick Barbarrosa). Choose alliances well, and enemies with care, Total War shows no mercy.
  • 3D battles featuring over 10000 troops;
  • Different battlefields, from the lush farmlands of Western Europe to the arid deserts of Northern Africa;
  • Command medieval armies of knights, men-at-arms, archers and siege weapons to make their royal family the masters of Europe;
  • Castle Sieges, with a vast array of siege weaponry, like siege cannons, mangonels and ballistae;
  • Over 100 different unit types each with different playing styles including: the English, German, Byzantine, French and Turkish Empires;
  • Engage in historical campaigns including, The Hundred Years War, The Crusades and The Mongol Invasions.


Medieval: Total War Windows The defeat in numbers
Medieval: Total War Windows Attack enemy
Medieval: Total War Windows Tactical screen
Medieval: Total War Windows I'm being beaten up by a bunch of dromedaries?!?!

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Alternate Titles

  • "中世纪:全面战争" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Crusader: Total War" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Great game which emphasizes much on tactical a g (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Age Sep 26, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pelit Sep, 2002 95 out of 100 95
Strategy Gaming Online Oct 24, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Worth Playing Dec 27, 2006 9 out of 10 90 (UK) Sep 19, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2002 88 out of 100 88
ActionTrip Aug 29, 2002 87 out of 100 87 Sep 27, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 27, 2002 82 out of 100 82 Oct 02, 2003 16 out of 20 80


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1001 Video Games

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


  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2003 (Issue #148) - #8 overall in the "10 Best Games of 2002" list
  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 2004 (Issue #243) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – PC Strategy Game of the Year

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Lady_of_Magick (260) added Medieval: Total War (Windows) on Dec 08, 2002
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