PC - Windows
Shogun: Total War
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About this game
Developer: Creative Assembly
Content Rating: Teen
Japan, 1542, a country in turmoil. The last shogunate has collapsed, leaving a nation divided into numerous factions, each led by a daimyo, a feudal warlord. Each daimyo is out to scheme, murder, and wage war to become supreme ruler. The emperor is powerless, a puppet of whichever faction controls Kyoto. Into this melting pot come the first European explorers; bringing guns, religion, and disease. Out of this chaos will emerge only one daimyo, he who will master all the varied skills that make up the art of war; Politics, economics, subterfuge, strategic warfare, and battlefield tactics.
- OS: Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, Windows 8
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 2 GB available space
- Additional Notes: 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- OS: Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
- Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 9 graphic card
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 955 MB available space
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Shogun does have a smattering of problems, but it easily makes up for its shortcomings with its great design and engrossing gameplay. Since many recent strategy games have emphasized instantly gratifying tactical battles, it's refreshing to play a game that also rewards more long-term planning and tactical thinking. No matter which type of strategy game you prefer, you owe it to yourself to try Shogun.
Shogun is a remarkable game and definitely worth getting. So many historical wargames are inaccessible to the casual gamer. They're usually so complex that only hardcore grognards have the patience and understanding to get anything out of them. Shogun is the exception. It proves that a wargame can adhere to standards of realism and fun. It's a great change of pace from the genre's usual offering of Civil War or Second World War games.
The scope of this program is fantastic. The period detailed is rich, not only in the mode of battle, but in the surrounding aspects - from the intrigue of geisha assassins, to the introduction of Jesuit priests who try to convert you from Buddhist teachings to Christianity. In the realm of RTS games, Electronic Arts has produced, well, the Shogun - at least for now.