Feral is gonna get Medieval on your Mac…this time on Steam
William Tecumseh Sherman stated around the time of the Civil War that, “War is hell.” I imagine it was even worse in medieval times, when medicine was pretty much relegated to the stars and mud, and when you had to deal with elf-shot on the way to battle.
Thankfully, neither death-by-bleeding nor healing-by-leaches factor into our Mac gaming sessions, which means that fake war is fun, especially when it’s Total War: Medieval II from Feral Interactive, which is now available on Steam.
A classic entry in the widely popular Total War series, the Medieval II Collection offers real-time battles and turn-based strategy in which you create your empire across a continental campaign map, building cities and opening trade routes, mastering the art of diplomacy, and leading your armies into history-defining clashes.
In the Total War: Medieval II Collection, you will:
- Embark on an empire-building mission of immense scale and ambition as you lead one of 17 factions through five centuries of Total War across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
- Master sophisticated turn-based strategy as you enforce public order, deploy spies and assassins, make peace with your neighbors…or send your armies after them.
- Embroil yourself in heady real-time clashes as you command infantry, cavalry and siege engines. Strategic placement of units, cunning use of geography, and exploitation of enemy weaknesses are key to victory.
- Immerse yourself in the four campaigns of the Kingdoms expansion: colonise or defend in Discovery of the Americas, revolt or quell rebellion in Britannia, wage holy war in Crusades, and fight for Christianity or paganism in the Teutonic Campaign.
It being an older entry in the Total War series (about a decade old, in fact(, Medieval II has some modest system requirements that should work on most modern Macs. You can check them out, learn more about the game, and pick it up for $24.99 at www.feralinteractive.com. You can also grab it from the Mac App Store and the aforementioned Steam.