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Total War: Shogun 2

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Japan's equivalent of, er, Shogun: Total War

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8 years ago

Feature: A Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of The Samurai diary

Shogun 2: The Rise And Fall Of Reginald Samurai, Part 1

Dan has been playing through Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai for us. Here’s the first diary of his attempts to restore traditionalism to an empire heading towards modernisation: a tale of betrayal, Fukushima and Project Gutenberg.

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9 years ago

Win! An Alienware M11x Laptop & Total War Games

It's a weekend, it's sunny, and that means you should stay indoors playing videogames. Or reading about videogames. Either really, just stay indoors no matter what. Another way you could do that is by entering our competition to win an Alienware M11X R3 gaming laptop, courtesy of the men of war at The Creative Assembly. They've just this week released expandalone Total War: Shogun 2…

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BAFTAs 2012: Portal 2 Takes The Prize

The British Academy Video Game Awards took place on Friday night and Portal 2 was awarded highest honours, taking home little gold faces not only for Best Game, but also for Story and Design. Congratulations to Valve, who by this point must be making plans to put up some new shelves of award-bearing load strength. The popular vote went to Battlefield 3, which also won…

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Feature: The Way of the Gun

First Look: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai

Fall of the Samurai, a standalone expansion for Shogun 2, is the most modern Total War game yet – and quite possibly one of the most fascinating. It’s the tale of what happened when Japan met the West – where the industrial revolution and social turmoil that had been brewing in other nations for centuries was suddenly played out in the space of twenty years.…

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Obscured: Total War Shogun 2 Expandalone

Videogames can expand now? Whatever is going on? And they can do it alone? I shall call this... EXPANDALONE! (You know, the last time I went on about how utterly brilliant that word is, the guy who coined it got in touch. He is my hero.) Shogun 2: Total 2 War Shogun is doing this some more, with the addition of Fall Of The Samurai:…

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Feature: "Five GoooOOOold rings!"

The Games Of Christmas ’11: Day One

What kind of game would be appropriate for the first day of Christmas on a gaming site dedicated to PC gaming? Something intelligent. Something with a modicum of resource management? Perhaps! But certainly something with a sense of history. Let's peek behind the first door on our Amazing™ Advent Calendar and found out what the first of our favourite games of 2011 actually is...

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Feature: Play it again Sam(urai)

Shogun 2: Rise of the Samurai Preview

Last week we sent Will Porter to The Creative Assembly to find out about their forthcoming campaign DLC for Shogun 2. These are his findings.Shogun 2 Total War wasn’t fascinating for its campaign map politics and tactical intricacies alone. To my mind - a mind squeezed through an entirely western-orientated educational cookie-cutter - a primary draw was olden-time Japan itself. My own historical knowledge has…

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Shogun 2 Ikko-Ikki Faction DLC Out Now

Something called the Ikko Ikki Clan Pack has just been released for beautiful grand strategy game Total War: Shogun 2, adding a brand-new faction of warrior monks to the game, as well as new skill trees, a new Ikko-Ikki monk agent, eight new units, a new hero and more for the the price of $5. You can buy it here. I'm actually prepared to call…

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Shogun 2 DX11 Patch To Land Early May

The Creative Assembly have announced that a patch for Total War: Shogun 2 adding DirectX 11 support will... oh, what's the point. You've already read the headline. A DirectX 11 patch will be released in the first week of May. Why are you even reading this? Hell, I bet nobody's reading this. I bet I could fill it with nonsense and nobody would notice. The…

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10 years ago

Shogun 2 Is Out Today, You Know

If you wanted to read a considered opinion on Total War: Shogun 2's single-player, followed by a throughful discussion by RPS readers, then you could read this. But I suppose the question now is: how good is their revamped and revised multiplayer offering? And I ask you: is anyone looking forward to that more than the single-player? Or is this one of those games where…

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Total War: Shogun 2 review

Shogun 2 is set to be released on the 15th of March. For the past week I've been playing the single-player campaign, and I've written up my thoughts on this below. What I haven't done is play any of the multi-player. While Sega did provide a multi-player test for press and other interested parties, I don't really see the point of talking about it until…

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Team Fortress: Total War

As TF2 continues its transformation into a strange hybrid of Pokemon and ultra-death, another game has revealed exclooooosive in-game items for willing pre-orderers.In this instance, it's Total War: Shogun 2 or Shotgun: Total War 2 or Total Shogun 2: War or whatever the hell the naming order is now. There are eight different hats and Japanese-themed killing tools to be had if you punt some…

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Creative Assembly Talk War In Tiny Teahouse

Morning, my salty denizens of this divided and endless land we call PC gaming. Big Download's posted a couple of fun videos with some key members of Creative Assembly talking their way through each title in the Total War series. It's quite fluffy PR, but there's some subtext to chew on, too, especially with the developers talking about Empire- "We basically added a new, third…

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Shogun 2: The Multiplayer Options Footaging

So it seems that the men of The Creative Assembly are keen to talk to us about about the resplendently buffed multiplayer features of their new strategy game, Shogun 2. With that in mind, they've gone and fashioned a trailer to outline some of said multiplayer features. The hats you can put on your general are, frankly, ludicrous, but there are more intriguing things still,…

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Let Me Introduce You To Total War: Shogun 2

Yesterday the good Jim Rossignol brought you his preview impressions of Total War: Shogun 2. Today you can take a step further toward experiencing the game, by watching its three-and-a-half minute opening CGI video mcdoodah. It's very pretty, and of course in no way representative of the game. But focus on the pretty. You like pretty thing, yes? Stare into my trailer. See it's pretty…

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