Experience even more adventure and exploration with this expansion pack for Medieval II: Total War. Make your way through up to 80 hours of new content, including more than 60 new territories and four new maps that cover vast tracts of lands in North and South America. There are never-before-seen factions, agents and units to play as or interact with, providing an enthralling gameplay experience. See if you can successfully dominate these strange new lands with powerful armies at your disposal.
Choose from the campaigns of Britannia, Teutonic, the Crusades and the New World, and then prepare for battle. You'll control more than 110 units and command multiple armies at the same time. As you travel through each location, you'll discover 13 new factions, such as Aztecs, Apaches and Mayans, and encounter nine new agents. Settle your newly conquested territories and set up colonies with 50 building types. Play alone or enjoy the new One-Versus-One mode, which enables you to play hotseat multiplayer campaign games on the same computer.
Requires full version of Medieval II: Total War (not included)
Choose from four new campaigns: Britannia, Teutonic, the Crusades and the New World
Play as a member of 13 factions of the New World, such as Aztecs, Apaches and Mayans
Provides 80 hours of new content featuring lands from North and South America
Four new maps and 20 new custom maps help you navigate each area
Enjoy more than five new multiplayer scenarios for intense multiplayer action
Select from 50 building types to settle the conquered lands
Also includes 110 new units and the ability to control multiple armies in a single battle
For 1 player or for 2 to 8 players via LAN or online
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® 4 processor, AMD Athlon 64 processorPC Processor Speed1.5GHzPC Operating SystemWindows 2000, Windows XPPC System Memory512MB RAMPC Video128MB DirectX 9.0c-compatible hardware-accelerated video card with Shader 1 supportPC Drive Type and SpeedDVD-ROMPC Additional RequirementsInternet service required to access online featuresScreenshots
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