Medieval II: Total War is coming to Mac and Linux, nine years after first arriving on Windows. The port is being handled by Feral Interactive and will be released on Thursday January 14th. The pack includes both the base game and its expansion, Kingdoms.
Here's a trailer:
Our own Rob Zacny recently ranked every Total War game released in order from best to worst, and Medieval didn't fare so well, coming in 7th place in a list of 9 games. Rob wrote that:
While it may be a better game than Rome, it’s not memorable like Rome. Rome is a tragic hero, fatally flawed and hugely ambitious. Medieval 2 is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
As many people took to the comments to say however, Medieval 2 was transformed by its mods. The Stainless Steel mod for Medieval II: Kingdoms is still often considered better than any of the official games as a result of its various additions and AI improvements, and Third Age remakes Total War as a Lord of the Rings game where you can play as humans, dwarves, elves, orcs and more.
Unfortunately for those of you who already own the Windows version, it looks as if you'll have to buy it a second time to get it on the newly supported operating systems. Good news! It's a Steam Play title, which means if you already own the game for Windows, you'll be able to play it on Mac and Linux for no extra charge. If you do want to buy it though, Medieval II: Total War Collection costs £18.99/$24.99/€22.99. The base game and expansion will also be sold separately for £14.99/$19.99/€19.99 and £8.99/$11.99/€11.99 respectively.