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Shogun 2: Total War

Free Game Friday: Total War: Shogun 2

For this week’s Free Game Friday we have the latest installment of the Total War series, Shogun 2!

It has been quite some time since the original Shogun came to light, over a decade now. But by all accounts this latest incarnation is one of the most immersive titles within its genre. Set during Japan’s ceremonial and decorative feudal period, the wide range of art and sculpture available to the designers has helped to create a visually stunning look, vividly displayed and beautifully brought to life.

One of the key differences you’ll spot if you’re familiar with the Total War series is that it has almost scaled things down to a closer, more personal view point. This can seem like a criticism, but indeed it’s the opposite; the progression from village leader to legendary warlord is intended to pull you more completely into the reality of the game. This refinement has be well handled and it is clear that a great deal of consideration has gone into ensuring the game is accessible to new players as well as challenging to those that have followed the series. Your glorious campaign should not be tainted by any oversights in gameplay mechanics, it should be complete and a demonstration of your mastery of your, surroundings, combat strategies and ultimately your opponent.

I clearly like the game and indeed the series, but by now you’re wondering how you get your hands on this game for yourself, after all it is Free Game Friday. Well it couldn’t be simpler; for your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

Then for your second entry, all you have to do is let me know your thoughts on the following:

There are few things in this world better than a magnificent victory. With this in mind, I’d like you to reminisce over your own greatest victory from gaming. Whether it be in defeating a local rival in a football derby on Fifa, landing your first finishing move in Mortal Kombat or defeating a hideous multi-headed monster in a classic turn-based RPG.

Share your victories and accomplishments, every battle counts from any genre on any platform but the more nail biting and hard fought the better. And, there’s the added bonus of getting an extra entry to win this top game.