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Shogun: Total War
Box artwork for Shogun: Total War.
Developer(s) Creative Assembly
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts, Sega
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Turn-based strategy, Real-time tactics
System(s) Windows
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB T.png Teen
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed
233 MHz
System RAM
32 MiB
Disk space
500 MiB
Expansion pack(s) Shogun: Total War - Mongol Invasion
Followed by Total War: Shogun 2
Series Total War
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This is the first game in the Total War series. For other games in the series see the Total War category.

Shogun: Total War is the first of Creative Assembly's Total War series. It is a history-based strategy game that combines turn-based provincial development with real-time battles. The player assumes the role of one of seven daimyo (Uesugi, Shimazu, Oda, Mori, Imagawa, Takeda, Hōjō) attempting to unite feudal Japan during the Sengoku period (Warring States period) and become shogun. Sun Tzu's The Art of War is central to the game; its precepts are quoted often, its strategies recommended and indeed the AI is based on it.

Shogun: Total War was followed by the Shogun: Total War - Mongol Invasion expansion pack on August 8, 2001 which added a Mongols campaign, played as either the invaders or as Japan. The Warlord Edition (August 13, 2001) was also released, containing both the original game and the expansion. The May 24, 2006 Gold Edition also included both the original game as well as the expansion pack.

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