Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by magicman382006 Two negative postings are full of it
I read the 2 negative posting listed on the site. They just about scared me out of buying this game. I bought it anyway and yes, it does take about 35 minutes for the game to install after the 5 (yes, that's FIVE) minute "steam" update and install. Once you get it installed, be prepaired for a THRILL. I've played 3 of the Total War games now and in my opinion, this by far is the best one. It's a visual work of art. I've only played it for about 4 hours and haven't ran into ANY flaws or glitches. To the 2 negative posters, I suggest you READ your minimum system requirements or make certain you have enough free HD space before you decide to buy a PC game as those are the ONLY problems I believe you could have had. This game installs and runs FINE!!!! If you're a Total War gamer, BUY IT!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExcellentGamer The coolest
I read the other reviews but when i put the game in it installed quickly! The game is so realistic I would recommend this to anyone!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Droidek74415 A great edition to the series
This game dose have installation problems, it took me 1 and a half days to fineally install it, but i am not going to review the game based on this problem because the game itself is just simply stunning the graphics are great and the gameplay is even better in both land and sea battles, this game unlike in previous total war games has a focus on guns and cannons as opposed to swords, bows and seige equipment, this will change the way you play the game and adds new stragity to the series, this is for sure a great game. So if stragity is your thing and your PC can handle it, then i would pick up this game.
Rated 1 out of 5 by clientades Do not Buy.
This is the worst product I ever bought from Sega. They let a company called Steam to have total control of what you do with IT. Definitely unprofessional y 100% vendor oriented. I suggest to avoid BUYING this product ALA this company is in charge for the following reasons.
I bought this game as a present to my father. In old Sega games you used to take your CD and install the game, no problem no intermediates in between. having a CD in your PC was good enough assurance for us to protect the company's product. Well. Download goes through Steam website, not through your CD. To do you MUST CREATE an account with STEAM and provide a password, which is given one time, UNTRANSFERABLY and which is not always RECOGNIZED!!!
Well, my father with poor english and unexperienced with this type of commercialism, could not cope with the demands of STEAM. He had the disadventure of borrowing a slow internet connection (he was on vacation with a laptop). After more than 7 hr of download, the system failed. He count not download it afterwards. His acount was not recognized either. He created another onether account but the effort was shortlived as Steam do not allow two accounts (surprisingly, in that case it works). After that, you have no options left. these are the reasons
1. STEAM IS ADAMANT ABOUT NOT RECREATING A NEW ACCOUNT TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME.
2. STEAM DOES NOT DILINGENTLY RESPOND TO QUESTIONS (IT'S BEEN THREE DYAS SINCE i POSTED ONE AND NO RESPONSE)
3. STEAM DOES NOT OFFER A PHONE LINE TO TALK TO A REPRESENTATIVE TO HELP YOU COPE WITH A 50 DOLLAR, I REPEAT 50 DOLLAR PRODUCT.
Finally, steams operates in such a way that it sounds that we owe them too much for this product. And remember it's a 50 dollar purchase. Ah let's not forget that there is no discretionary advice anywhere in the box regarding the ordeal that is to come.
SEGA, PLEASE GET INVOLVED!!!!
Well the password is not always recognized and do not forget it not always recognized when you
Rated 1 out of 5 by gamer5631 never again
I will never buy a product using steam again. I started installing this game around noon it had to download an update to the steam program before it started to install the game. It was still updating when I shut the computer off to get some sleep around 10:00PM. I tried to start the game in the morning and started the updates from 0%!! Steam will not let me run the game without the update. This is the only company that has done this to me. I recommend you never buy a steam product.
Rated 1 out of 5 by ngstorm5 horrible
this review is simple dont buy this product. I started to install this game and it said i had to install steam so i did. well once i got started it said the estimated finish time would be the next day for the game to install and i just freaked out. well i wanted to play so bad i waited. The next day it said 100% so i started it and it didnt even work. so i waited a few days and tried it again and it finally worked, but it was sooooo slow it was agonizing. I have never had this problem with any other games. So to summarize do not buy this game
Rated 1 out of 5 by rcragsdale Frustrating Mess!
I have been playing PC games since 1984 and this game has been a disaster! As the other reviewer stated I was unable to get the game to install with this whole Steam fiasco they have created. Do not buy this game! I will try to return it to Walmart. I have played all the other Total War games and never encountered anything like this!