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Total War: Shogun 2 PC

Seventh main installment in the popular series of strategic games and the sequel to Shogun: Total War. Once again, the action takes place in the 16th century in feudal Japan.

Strategy | RTS | turn-based | war strategy | Samurai

PC / Windows
Total War: Shogun 2 cover

developer: Creative Assembly

publisher: SEGA

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1 - 8

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


Total War: Shogun 2 is an epic strategy game created by Creative Assembly. It continues the tradition of the series by combining turn-based strategy with tactical battles in real time.


The action takes place in the 16th-century Japan, in feudal era when the country was torn apart by clans fighting with each other. You become one of ten Daimyo (clan leaders) who all want to rule the entire Japan as a new shogun.


In order to accomplish that goal you need to take care of diplomacy, economy and war. Statistics of your generals and units in armies are improving with your progress in conquering the realm. Whatís important, there are complex tutorials for each aspect of the game so that even amateurs can quickly learn basics and start playing.

Veterans will appreciate the fact that an AI system was created from scratch and it is now based on Sun Tzuís The Art of War. Real time battles are even more realistic than in previous Total War games. Up to 56 thousand units can be displayed on map at the same time. The weather may have a significant impact on the battlefields. Sieges are split into several stages and give many options, such as setting fire to buildings in order to flush out hostile troops hiding inside. Also the naval battles have been improved. It is now possible, for instance, to fight by the shore; it allows to hide fleets behind isles or to set traps for enemy ships on shallows.

Game modes

You can play the campaign alone or with a friend. In the second case you can fight with each other or join forces against AI. Also the multiplayer mode has been enhanced. Before you start playing, you need to create your general (an avatar). As you make progress in matches, he collects experience points which can be spent to improve his skills. The centre of the multiplayer mode is presented in the form of a strategic map divided into several regions. Victories in each section give access to specific special abilities and new units. Up to 8 players can take part in online matches. Usersí accomplishments are also marked in leaderboards.

Game score 8.97 / 10 calculated out of 2906 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 1465 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium IV 2.6 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM - Vista/7)
  • graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 6800 or better)
  • 20 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
Total War Shogun 2 Available for Free Next Week [Updated]
Total War Shogun 2 Available for Free Next Week [Updated]

news 07 April 2020 19:54

It looks like SEGA is preparing to make Total War: Shogun 2 available to players for free. This strategy from Creative Assembly will be available next week.

Total War Shogun 2 for Free on Steam
Total War Shogun 2 for Free on Steam

news 27 April 2020 11:05

Today, Steam will launch a promotion enabling us to get the full version of Total War: Shogun 2 for free and to buy several other games from this series at a reduced price.

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