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Shogun: Total War - Warlord Edition Reviews (Windows)

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Critic Reviews

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92
Play.tm (Nov 22, 2001)
Which brings me crashing towards the inevitable conclusion to my review, which, as you may have notice is rather favourable towards this highly-innovative game. Quite simply the combination of Shogun and the expansion pack included in this new title, make Shogun one of the most impressive real-time strategy experiences that money can by. Fans of the genre who don’t already own the game, must make this top of their shopping list.
90
Despite this, the Warlord Edition is an impressive sequel. Fans of the original and historical strategy buffs should strap on their do, powder their katana, and meet the Mongol invaders head on.
89
IGN (Aug 23, 2001)
So my recommendation to all that have the original Shogun and enjoyed it (which really should be all of you) is to log onto EA.com and buy the Mongol Invasion expansion pack for $15.99. Unfortunately, that's the only place you'll be able to get the expansion pack by itself here in the States. If you don't have the original Shogun yet, go out immediately and buy the Shogun Total War: Warlord Edition. It contains the original and the expansion together in one so you can get all of the goodness in one tight package plus all of the bugs that hampered the original campaign mode have been fixed for an incredibly smooth ride. There's enough gaming here to keep you busy for quite a while.
85
GameSpot (Aug 24, 2001)
There are two ways you can get the expansion. It's available in stores for $40 as the Warlord Edition, which includes the full game. If you've already purchased Shogun, you're eligible for a $10 rebate, making it a relatively pricey $30 expansion. But you can also get just the expansion pack itself, which requires the original game, directly from Electronic Arts' online store. This doesn't offer the immediate gratification of plucking the box off a store shelf, but even after you factor in shipping charges, it will only cost you $20. Either way, The Mongol Invasion is easily worth the price. It's one of those indispensable expansion packs in the same league as The Conquerors for Age of Empires II or Brood War for Starcraft. For the game's existing fans, it's a must-have. And for the uninitiated, it's an ideal opportunity to see what all the fuss was about.
85
Svenska PC Gamer (Jun, 2001)
Den fullspäckade versionen av Shogun är verkligen ett måste för alla strateger. Detta är ett av de få spel där det inte bara går att kasta in enheter i striden och hoppas på det bästa. Det krävs planerande och en stor skopa is i magen för att lyckas ta sig fram. Den extra kampanjen och de nya funktionerna gör Shogun lika attraktivt som det var när det lanserades förra året.
82
ActionTrip (Sep 20, 2001)
Bottom line: you'll have a lot of fun playing the Warlords Edition, especially if you liked the original game. After all, this is an expansion pack, and not a sequel. Better interface, AI, and eye-candy, is something we should rightfully expect from Creative Assembly in Shogun 2. For now, this I guess a good enough stand-alone pack to part with your hard-earned cash.
80
Gameplanet (Oct 10, 2001)
Overall Shogun: Total War - The Warlord Edition manages to impress on many levels. The ability the game has to draw the player into the whole atmosphere makes it a true classic. With such an impressive first title (and expansion pack), expect big things to come in future from the Total War franchise.
78
Power Unlimited (Jul, 2001)
Voorts zijn er kleine verbeteringen aan het spel toegevoegd, zoals nieuwe campagnes en keurige, hisorische naslagwerkjes die dit een mooi en verzorgd geheel maken. Mocht je Shogun nog niet op de planken hebben staan, dan is dit de uitgelezen mogelijkheid om je strategiecollectie aan te vullen.
75
PC Action (Jul 06, 2001)
Die Warlords-Ausführung von Shogun: Total War ist in einigen Punkten der Standardfassung überlegen: Die aufpolierte Grafik läuft etwas flüssiger und neue Einheiten vertiefen die strategischen Möglichkeiten. Wichtigster Bestandteil ist die neue Kampagne, die auch in dem Add-on The Mongol Invasion enthalten ist: Auf der Seite Japans versuchen Sie die Horde der Mongolen zu stoppen. Lenken Sie lieber die Geschicke der Steppenreiter, brauchen Sie sich nicht mit Ressourcenmanagement und Wirtschaftsplanung zu belasten, sondern plündern einfach die japanischen Ländereien.
67
PC Games (Germany) (Jun 20, 2001)
Dabei spielen sich die gefürchteten Reiter von Dschinghis Khan erfrischend ungewohnt. Anders als die aus dem Hauptprogramm bekannten einheimischen Clans bewirtschaften und bebauen sie nicht das Land, sondern plündern gewonnene Gebiete. Ansonsten bleibt alles beim Alten, die an Shogun kritisierten Mängel (Stichwort: Steuerung, Übersicht) haben die Programmierer nicht ausgemerzt. Für den exzellenten Mehrspielermodus gibt es leider keine neuen Kampagnen. Wenn Sie auf historische Schlachten mit enormer strategischer Tiefe stehen, lohnt sich die Investition trotzdem.