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There hasn’t been a medieval Total War game in about ten years now, and Total War: Warhammer is still a few months off, so why not revisit the past? Long-time Mac publisher and recent Linux publisher Feral Interactive is due to release the Medieval II: Total War Collection tomorrow on Steam for, what else, Mac and Linux platforms.

As with all Total War games, the potential content is enormous. Medieval II: Total War has a vast selection of units from that period participating in huge real-time battles. Between battles is a turn-based campaign map where diplomacy and subterfuge help contribute to keeping each game fresh and dynamic. Also, the battle speeches are the stuff of legend. The Medieval II: Total War Collection contains the base game and the Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms expansion with the Americas, Britannia, Crusades, and Teutonic campaigns.

The Managing Director of Feral Interactive David Stephen had this to say:

“We’re delighted to bringing one the best-loved Total War games to Mac and Linux. Medieval II: Total War Collection is a bona fide strategy classic and our most-requested port.”

It sure is, Dave. May I call you Dave? What does it matter, you can’t hear me anyway. Something Mac and Linux owners could have trouble with is the extensive treasure trove of mods which may need converting to those platforms. It’s sad to think of players not being able to command the mighty Gorons in Hyrule: Total War, or experience the continent of Middle-earth through The Third Age mod.

The Medieval II: Total War Collection retails for US $24.99/£18.99/€22,99 on Steam, the Feral Store and other third party stores. Medieval II: Total War and Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms are also available separately via Steam and retail for US $19.99/£14.99/€19,99 and US $11.99/£8.99/€11,99 respectively. For more information check out the Feral Interactive minisite dedicated to the game.

Mark Richard

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