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Medieval 2: Total War for Mac is Now Available

One of the best 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.

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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 considered as good as the top Strategy games for Mac available today. In fact, Feral Interactive claims that 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.

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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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  1. jfkaess

    Thanks for makng me aware of this. I bought the full version along with Kingdoms on Steam for my Windows computer a few years ago. I now have gone to an iMac and i'd love to play this great game on my iMac. Is it possible to find out if the game will come out in Steam since that means i can play it for no additional charge since i purchased it on windows?

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      Unfortunately, impossible to know.... Feral Interactive don't always support Steam and even if they do, they won't necessarily make it Steam-Play (the feature that gives you both Mac and Windows versions for the same price).

      You could ask Feral, but they are very secretive about this stuff. Your only chance is unfortunately to wait and see.

      From experience, this game does NOT feel like it will be Steam-Play... Hope this helps.

    • Ron F

      I'm not sure it is Feral's call. Most likely, it is the policy of the IP owner that matter.

  2. sad_boy22

    the graphics seem a little dated--lots of soft blurry resolution and jaggies at edges---was the game released for mac without a fresh coat of paint?

  3. Oscar Boulter

    i can only play as 6 factions, how do i play as all

    • Revan

      You must either destroy them in a normal campaign to unlock just one, or beat the entire game (small or large campaign) to unlock all of them at once. You can't play as the pope, the mongols, the timurids, or the rebels, though

      • ozzie_90

        it doesn't work, i finished the short campaign as france and i still can't play as the other factions

        • Revan

          Did you actually win the campaign, not just reach the end date? Because if you did then I have no idea what's wrong. Destroying a faction will unlock them to play as. My advice would to start a game as England and destroy Scotland in the first few turns to test it out.

  4. ozzie_90

    thanks so much

  5. ozzie_90

    Also dose anyone play online ?

  6. Eli Hurley

    Hi everyone, the system requirements in the article call for a 1.8 Ghz CPU but my Macbook Air only has a 1.7 GHz Interl Core i7... Do you think that will get me over the line?

    I meet all other requirements, MBA specs are:

    Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536MB

    Thanks for all your help/advice!

    • Mac Gamer Ric

      Hey, you should be able to. I often play games without having all the right specs (when I use my MacBook Air). The thing is, if you have a problem, they might not help you because you don't meet the requirements...
      That's why it's a little risky to buy a game without meeting minimum requirements.


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