Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai for PC
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Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai

Mar 23, 2012

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About this game

Content Rating: Teen


An independent campaign for Total War: Shogun 2, the "Fall of The Samurai" campaign is based on the Gempei War, a conflict between six legendary clans of the Taira, Minamoto and Fujiwara families. The expansion explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogunate in 19th century Japan, 400 years after the events of the original game – a dramatic clash of traditional Samurai culture with the explosive power of modern weaponry.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics card or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible card
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 32GB free hard disk space
  • Screen Resolution: 1280x1024 minimum


  • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor, or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
  • Memory: 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
  • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3)
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 32GB free hard disk space
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 minimum

Critic Reviews

17 Reviews
Tom SeniorMar 16, 2012
This is a great expansion. Shogun 2 was about taking a clan and carving out a niche in history in a time of tumultuous change. Fall of the Samurai is about being part of a larger conflict. It takes the strong narrative drive of Total War DLC such as Empire's Warpath and Napoleon's Peninsular Campaign and applies them on a much bigger stage while simultaneously taking Shogun 2's warfare to a new age with a series of smart, satisfying technological advances.
Phill CameronMar 16, 2012
The same problems that plagued Shogun 2 are present here, too, with insufferable load times, wonky pathfinding and an ever so slightly idiotic AI on the campaign map. This is all a roundabout way of saying that if you were happy to put up with those issues in Shogun 2, there's no reason that they should annoy you here. Shogun 2 was a massive, beautiful game, and Fall of the Samurai is that same massive, beautiful game, except now it's got guns and trains, and a much stronger theme that plays into the mechanics.
Robert VerBruggenApr 05, 2012
If you're a graduate of the School of Shogun 2, Fall of the Samurai will be a toybox containing countless new ways to play, along with an intriguing overarching plot. If you're a newcomer to Total War, Fall of the Samurai's status as an expansion doesn't keep it from being a great place to start. No matter who you are, if you like turn-based and real-time strategy, Fall of the Samurai ought to be at the top of your must-buy games list.

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