Medieval 2: Total War, one of the best games from the Total War franchise, is now available for Mac.

Originally developed by Creative Assembly and brought to the Mac by Feral Interactive, Medieval 2 is a strategy game that combines real-time and turn-based gameplay mechanics. And just like the rest of the games from the series, it features battles at a huge scale.

Originally released in 2006, many see Medieval 2 as one of the finest Total War games to date, mainly because of its authenticity and realistic historical events. In fact, Feral Interactive claims that they receive more Mac requests for Medieval 2 than for any other game.

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From Feral Interactive’s official announcement:

The Medieval II: Total War Collection combines thrilling real-time battles and sophisticated turn-based strategy in a vast campaign that spans five centuries and encompasses the Crusades, the spread of plague and the proliferation of gunpowder. As a warrior king, players will lead one of 17 factions to supremacy in the medieval world with an artful 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.

You can see the game’s official Mac trailer below:

The game’s Mac system requirements call for a 1.8Ghz CPU with at least 4GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.10.5 or later. The game also requires as a minimum, an AMD 4000 series graphics card or better, NVIDIA 9000 series or better and Intel HD3000 series or better.

You can find Medieval 2: Total War Collection on the Mac App Store. The Collection includes the Kingdoms expansion pack which takes the game into new territory with additional campaign maps and factions:

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