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Total War franchise
The official logo of the series
The official logo of the series
Developer(s) The Creative Assembly
Publisher(s)
Activision
Sega
Platform(s) Windows-based PCs
First release Shogun: Total War
2000
Official website www.totalwar.com

Total War is a strategy game series developed by the Creative Assembly. Its games combine turn-based strategy and resource management, with real-time tactical control of battles. On 30 June 2006 a box set of the first three Total War titles and their expansion packs was released called Total War: Eras. This box set also included "exclusive limited-edition content" such as a making-of-documentary and the Rome: Total War expansion Alexander, previously only available via download.[1]

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Games

Shogun: Total War

Shogun: Total War is set in feudal Japan. The expansion pack, called Mongol Invasion, was released with the original in the Warlord Edition. It is different from the more familiar Western settings of later Total War games. In the single player game, the role-playing done by the clans and players of Shogun was unrivaled by any other games in the series[citation needed], and included interactive videos that represented possible decisions by the player, such as converting to Christianity. The original Shogun was not quite a mainstream product, but attracted a dedicated fan base.

Medieval: Total War

Medieval: Total War is set in medieval Europe. The expansion pack is Viking Invasion, and the combined edition is called the Battle Collection. In the multiplayer world, Viking Invasion was considered the most balanced and complete version of Total War throughout the whole series. Shogun was faster and arguably more taxing on the individual playing skill, while MTW/VI added new elements to online battles. It was one of the best-selling games in the Total War series.

Rome: Total War

Rome: Total War is set in the Roman Republic. The first expansion pack, Barbarian Invasion, was released on 27 September 2005. Rome: Total War Gold Edition, which combined the fully patched versions of the original game and its first expansion into one DVD (instead of the original game's three CD-ROMs) was released on 14 February 2006, though a CD-ROM version (a total of four CDs) was also produced for those without DVD drives. A second expansion pack, Rome: Total War: Alexander, was announced on 10 May 2006. It was released on 19 June 2006 as a download and afterward as retail. A compilation of the original game and the two expansions, Rome: Total War Anthology was released on 16 March 2007.

Medieval II: Total War

Medieval II: Total War, a sequel to Medieval: Total War, was released on 10 November 2006 in Europe and on 14 November in North America. This game includes much more detailed characters and features the Age of Discovery (and colonization of the Americas) and the Mongol and Timurid invasions. An expansion pack, Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms was announced on 30 March 2007.[2] It was released on 28 August 2007. The Gold Edition of the game, containing the original game and the expansion pack, was released on 1 February 2008.

Empire: Total War

Empire: Total War was announced on August 22, 2007 by Sega.[3] It had been secretly in development since the release of Barbarian Invasion.[4][5] It is set in the 18th century to early 19th century, and includes features such as the Industrial Revolution and America's struggle for independence. For the first time in a Total War game, players have the ability to play real-time 3D naval battles. Empire: Total War was released on March 3rd in North America and March 4 in Europe 2009.[6] The expansion pack Empire: Total War Warpath was released in October 2009. Warpath is set in The Americas where you can control five different Native American Nations. While the game was critically acclaimed due to its innovative game play, the game has been subject to most of the criticism of the Total War series by many critics and fans after its release due to bugs; Sega claims nearly all issues have been presently resolved. The issues have been publicly explained by Creative Assembly several months after the game's release[citation needed].

Napoleon: Total War

Napoleon: Total War was released in North America on 23 February 2010, and in Europe on 26 February. The game focuses on the politics and major military campaigns at the beginning of the 19th century. Napoleon was released with several editions: the Standard Edition (as well as a limited edition version of the Standard Edition), Imperial Edition, and the Emperor's Edition (available in Australia and New Zealand only). Players assume the role of Napoleon Bonaparte, or one of his major rivals, on a turn-based campaign map and engage in the subsequent battles in real-time. As with its predecessor, Empire: Total War, which included a special United States storyline, Napoleon features a separate campaign that follows the general's early career.

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Shogun Total War | Mongol Invasion

Medieval Total War | Viking Invasion

Rome Total War | Barbarian Invasion | Alexander

Medieval 2 Total War | Kingdoms

Empire Total War

Napoleon Total War


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