Total War: Shogun 2 Demo Quiz

Ends on 6 Mar 2011

Play the new Total War: Shogun 2 demo, answer some questions and enter yourself for some awesome prizes.

In 2011, the makers of Rome and Empire: Total War will release the sequel to the game that started it all. Total War: Shogun 2 will take long-time veterans and newcomers alike to the next level of strategy gaming on PC. Based on 10 years of experience in making Total War, Shogun 2 is the perfection of the series with a new Artificial Intelligence (AI), revolutionary multiplayer modes, brand new campaign map options and epic 3D real-time battles.

It is the middle of the 16th century in Medieval Japan. The country, once ruled by a unified government, is now split into many warring clans. The player takes on the role of one Daimyo - the clan leader - and will use military engagements, economics and diplomacy to achieve the ultimate goal: re-unite Japan under his supreme command and become the new Shogun - the undisputed ruler of Japan.

Set during the golden age of Samurai warfare, Shogun 2 brings to life the most turbulent period of Japanese history.

Would you like to try and win a copy of Total War: Shogun 2? It's easy and you get to get a hands-on look of the game. Play the demo, answer our questions and enter your name into a random prize drawing for one of two copies of Total War: Shogun 2 for your PC!

How to Participate

  • You must be a registered member of The Escapist. You can sign up for your free account by clicking here, or Login with Facebook.
  • You must be at least 13 years of age and currently reside in the United States.
  • In order to play the free demo, please log in with your Steam account and download the demo. You can find it by clicking here
  • Don't have a Steam account yet? It's free and easy to create an account. Head over to the Steam homepage and click on the "install Steam" tab in the top right corner of the page to begin.
  • Once you have downloaded the demo and played it, answer the 10 questions below. These questions are directly from the tutorial walkthrough, so you may even want to keep this page open while you play.
  • Once you have answered all of the questions correctly, you will be entered into a prize drawing for 1 of 2 copies of Total War: Shogun 2 for PC.
  • This event will be open from March 1st, 2011 until March 6th, 2011 at 11:50PM ET.
  • Winners will be chosen at random on March 7th and contacted via email with 24 hours to respond.
  • Failure to reply within 24 hours will negate the previous entry and another winner will be chosen.
  • The Escapist reserves the right to negate unclaimed prizes after 3 attempts.


1 of 2 copies of Total War: Shogun 2 for the PC.

More about Total War: Shogun 2

Total War redefined:
Shogun 2 is the ultimate refinement of the original formula with a new, cutting-edge AI, more polish and online functionality than ever before. The result is the perfect mix of real-time and turn-based strategy gaming that invites both veterans of Total War and new players to experience the enjoyment and depth of the series.

New character progression:
Choose from 9 different clans and compete on and offline for the undisputed supremacy of Medieval Japan. Gain experience to level up your own character-warlord as well as your generals and agents.

A complete single and multiplayer offering:
Play through the Main Campaign in single player or invite a friend online to play competitively or cooperatively in Campaign Multiplayer mode. Join 8-player multiplayer battles with your own upgradable avatar and climb the online Leaderboard to show the world who reigns supreme. Also including exciting new modes of team play for clans, a first in the Total War series.

New Generation AI system:
Developed according to Sun Tzu's principles in the Art of War, the Artificial Intelligence constantly analyses its situation and reacts to your every move with greater precision and variety.

Improved land and naval battle gameplay:
Land battles never felt so realistic with new multi-staged castle sieges and terrain features changing according to the weather and time of the day - turning each engagement into a tactical challenge. Set buildings on fire to force garrisoned troops out and use your units' special abilities to turn the tide of the battle. Naval combat also offers more variety with the addition of coastal battles. Islands can work as effective cover for your ships, while sand bars and reefs can be used as traps against an enemy fleet.


Accessible and in-depth empire-building gameplay:
A streamlined User Interface makes management of your kingdom much easier. Build and govern cities, recruit and train troops, conduct diplomacy and manage your agents - each feature is now introduced with comprehensive tutorials, gradually revealing the depth of the Shogun 2 campaign map - the heart and soul of the Total War experience.

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