One of the greatest games from the Total War franchise, Medieval 2: Total War for Mac is finally available.
Developed by Creative Assembly and brought to MacOS 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 on 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. Even after all these years, many consider it just as good as the top Strategy games for Mac available today. In fact, Feral Interactive claims they receive more requests for Medieval 2 than for any other game.
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.
The game’s minimum system requirements are the following:
- Minimum Requirement
- OS: OS X 10.11.6
- Processor: Intel 1.8 GHz
- RAM: 4GB
- Hard Disk: 32GB
- Graphics: 256MB
- Input: Keyboard & Mouse
And these are the recommended requirements:
- OS: OS X 10.11.1 or higher
- Processor: Intel 2.4 GHz
- RAM: 4GB
- Hard Disk: 32GB
- Graphics: 512MB
- Input: Multi-button Mouse
The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx Series, ATI Radeon HD2xxx Series, Intel GMA Series, Nvidia 8xxx Series and Nvidia 7xxx Series.
Note that although newer Total War games exist (such as the beautiful, yet demanding Total War: Warhammer), Medieval 2 is light on the system requirements and should be playable on older MacBooks or Mac Minis.
This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Case-sensitive.
Medieval 2: Total War Collection includes the Kingdoms expansion pack which takes the game into new territory with additional campaign maps and factions:
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