Medieval II: Total War is a Mac App Store exclusive
Well, it is for Mac gamers, anyway, and that should suit them just fine. Originally released for PC in 2006, the Creative Assembly’s combination of real-time strategy and turn-based battles continues to entertain with its immense scale spanning five centuries of the middle ages.
Medieval II: Total War Collection encompasses the Crusades, the spread of plague, and the proliferation of gunpowder. Across it all, players will lead one of 17 factions to supremacy with a mix of diplomacy, commerce and war.
On the campaign map, players will build their empire’s infrastructure, cities and trade routes, then master the art of diplomacy to disarm enemies, empower allies and gain the favour of the Pope. On the battlefield, they will conduct siege warfare, command thundering cavalry charges and lead their armies into epic clashes that will bring entire kingdoms to their knees.
Now, we’re nearly ten years on since the original release, and that’s bad, right? Of course it isn’t…we’ve been over this before. Great games are great games even if technology has moved on a bit, and there’s the additional benefit of getting all extras for free. The Medieval II: Total War Collection contains the Kingdoms expansion, which includes four standalone campaigns: Discovery of the Americas, Britannia, Crusades, and the Teutonic Campaign.
That, and according to Feral, you all wanted this one pretty badly, anyway. “We receive more Mac requests for Medieval II: Total War than for any other game,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “We’re thrilled to be able to the reward the strategic loyalty and tactical enthusiasm of Mac gamers by bringing it to the Mac App Store.”
Meanwhile, I still continue to wait for my 5k Retina compatible update to Sheep.
Medieval II: Total War Collection is available now for $24.99 in the Mac App Store. For more information, including system requirements (you should be fine, there), head over to www.feralinteractive.com.