Heute erschien Total War: Shogun 2 und damit auch einige Tests und internationale Wertungen.Shogun 2 hat bislang fast immer 90 % oder besser erhalten, am Besten waren 95 %.Gelobt wird meist die Grafik, der Sound und das Gameplay, manch Tester spricht vom besten Total War - Titel aller Zeiten. Die Spieler sind bis jetzt ebenso zufrieden.Game Informer: 95 ProzentHeft April 2011, Seite 92
Less truly is more when it comes to Total War. Shogun 2, with a smaller scale and tighter focus, boasts the best gameplay and design of any entry in the franchise. I can't imagine a realistic way that The Creative Assembly could have made a better case to win back fans put off by Empire.
Best Total War Ever. That should say enough about how great a game this is. It's incredibly deep, complex and magnificent to look at. Still, take into consideration that it's not exactly the most accessible strategy game around, and that you need a ballsy computer to enjoy the game to its fullest. A great return for one of the greatest strategy series ever made. Bravo The Creative Assembly.
PC Gamer UK: 92 Prozent
It's a tighter, more focused experience than the continental sprawl of "Empire" and "Napoleon", sacrifices none of their intricacy, and brings improved AI to the battlefield. In the final count, it's consistently thrilling, grand in scope, surprisingly atmospheric, and bloody hard to put down.
NEU - Vandal Online: 91 Prozent
This is a wonderful strategy game, one of the best we've ever seen. A logical evolution of the concept of the veteran series that has achieved great results.
NEU - Metro GameCentral: 90 Prozent
A brilliant reinvention of the series that maintains the epic of scale of battles and yet increases the accessibility and focus.
Total Video Games: 9/10
A homecoming for The Creative Assembly; an opportunity to show how far the series has come in the ten years since its inception and, as far as we're concerned, it's a homecoming of ticker-tape parade proportions. This latest Total War marks a peak in the series not so much for its landmark features but for the amount of love and sheer dedication that's been applied to the setting. Truly, it's a beautiful recreation of Feudal Japan with gameplay to fit that billing.
Strategy Informer: 9/10
This is the most fully featured Total War to date, and a great homage to the game that launched the series.
Those expecting revelatory improvements in areas like AI may be mildly disappointed by Shogun 2. Those after a sumptious, weekend-whittling strategy epic heaving with flavour and challenge can reach for their uchi-bukuro with confidence. This is a corker.
Shogun 2 is like a melting pot for all the ideas, gameplay and concepts we've seen in the previous games of the Total War series. Its pillars are quite similar to Empire's, but this game has improvements in many areas, and the setting is so charming, that it feels like something unique.
Shogun 2 isn't revolutionary, but it improves upon its previous Napoleon iteration. Its new focus helps give the game a little extra innovation, however the campaign feels limited.