Game Groups > Shogun: Total War series

Shogun: Total War is a series of strategy games set in the Sengoku Jihai (Sengoku period) of Japan and was originally developed the Creative Assembly Ltd. The player controls one of the many warlord families during that period and aims to conquer Japan through military might, diplomacy, and subterfuge. Features may also include western influences of the Dutch, the Portuguese, Christianity, and the introduction of gunpowder units.

The series, as with other Total War games may share the following features: * Political Map

The political map is a top-down perspective of the whole or partial map of Japan, viewing all factions involved as well as figurines symbolizing samurai generals and troop units. All non-combative strategy actions occurs in this area, which includes troop and resource management, troop movement, diplomacy, and subterfuge using emissaries or ninja.

  • Warfare

Total War introduced one of the first realistic semi real-time 3D medieval army battles in third person perspective, consisting of troop formation, troop fatigue, shock troops, geographical cover, and most prominent of all, battlefield morale. The player may pause battle at any time (inapplicable during multiplayer) to manage troops or do it while in real time.

Unlike many strategy games, the purpose in battle is not to achieve complete victory by totally annihilating all enemy forces. Rather, it is to force the enemy to retreat or flee from the battlefield. This is done by (a) killing the enemy general or (b) killing a lot of enemy units (from the rear or the flank). Accomplishing this will severely effect the morale of an army which in return may provoke a mass retreat, allowing opposing units to freely decimate enemies fleeing from the battlefield.

Related Game Groups * Rome: Total War series* Total War series

Related Setting * Setting: Japanese Sengoku Period

Related Genre * Genre: Grand strategy

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RTS Trilogy 2001 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Shogun: Total War 2000 Windows Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Shogun: Total War - The Mongol Invasion 2001 Windows Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Shogun: Total War - Warlord Edition 2001 Windows Compilation
7.6
box cover thumbnail Total War Battles: Shogun 2012 iPhone, Windows (+3 more) Strategy / tactics
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 2011 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
8.8
box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 (Collector's Edition) 2011 Windows Special edition
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Total War: Shogun 2 (Grand Master Edition) 2011 Windows Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 (Limited Edition) 2011 Windows Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Blood Pack 2011 Macintosh, Windows DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack 2012 Macintosh, Windows Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai 2012 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
8.4
box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai: The... 2012 Macintosh, Windows DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai: The... 2012 Macintosh, Linux (+1 more) Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai: The... 2012 Macintosh, Windows Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai: The... 2012 Windows, Linux (+1 more) Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Gold Edition 2013 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Otomo Clan Pack 2012 Windows, Macintosh Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Rise of the Samurai 2011 Windows, Macintosh Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Saints and Heroes Unit Pack 2012 Macintosh, Windows Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack 2011 Windows, Macintosh Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - The Hattori Clan Pack 2011 Windows, Macintosh Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - The Ikko Ikki Clan Pack 2011 Macintosh, Windows Add-on
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box cover thumbnail Total War: Shogun 2 - Zakat samuraev... 2012 Windows Special edition
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