Shogun 2 is free-to-keep this week alongside DLC sale28 Apr 2020 0
Creative Assembly have made Total War: Shogun 2 free-to-keep until May 1st. This is as a way of supporting #stayhomesavelives by giving people something to play at home, but also as Creative Assembly's way of trying to reward people for showing collective strength in overcoming the current state of hardship the world is facing.
Released in 2011, Shogun 2 sees you enter feudal Japan, taking command of a famous clan and using military might to claim the position of Shogun for yourself. It is a fantastic representation of the period, with a unit roster packed full of Samurai warriors, as well as a beautifully fleshed out map of the island nation.
Alongside Shogun 2 being free-to-keep until May 1st, there is also a DLC sale with up to 75% off, including the absolutely excellent Fall of the Samurai. Changing significant aspects of the base game, this spin-off expansion takes place in the Boshin War, facing traditional Samurai against the modern gunpowder and battle line tactics of the west.
It also has one of the best Total War trailers out there.
In their blog post about the initiative, Creative Assembly had this to say:
"The past few weeks have presented unimaginable challenges to many of us, but the remarkable collective effort being made by the global community to overcome this moment of adversity has been truly inspirational. With this in mind, we want to continue to encourage you all to stay home and save lives by extending a gift to everyone to help make this difficult situation a little bit easier."
So if you want to grab yourself an excellent game, Shogun 2 can be found on Steam, and will be free-to-keep until May 1st. If you need some pointers to help you get started, be sure to check out our guide of Total War tips.