Medieval 2 is a Total War game for those who love armoured knights, and the complex combination of politics and religion that gave Medieval Europe its unique flavor. But what if you’ve seen all it has to offer? Then you should check out our list of mods. Whether you’re enhancing your base game, taking the fight somewhere new, or leaving Europe entirely and heading to Middle Earth, we’ve got the mods for you.
Yes, it’s that man again. Modder Darth Vader has released a series of mods for the Total War games aimed at improving the in game AI and battles, each one is always one of the best mods available for the game. This one includes new formations and battle tweaks, making battles far more tactical. The Medieval edition of DarthMod is especially focused on improving castle battles, improving AI, and tweaking wall health for more satisfying sieges.
The Third Age: Total War
The biggest and best Middle Earth mod for Total War, the Third Age transforms Medieval into the Lord of the Rings strategy game you’ve always wanted. The new Middle Earth campaign map is populated by all the classic factions: Gondor, Rohan, Silvan Elves, High Elves, Dwarves, Dale, Eriador, Arnor, Isengard, Orcs of the Misty Mountains, Orcs of the Gundabad, Mordor, Harad and Rhun. It’s the best LOTR game I’ve ever played.
Lands to Conquer
Lands to Conquer does a little bit of everything, tweaking gameplay, improving AI, adding new units. Best of all it also offers three new regional campaigns based on historic conflicts. There’s a Hundred Years War campaign, another depicting the Spanish/Moor conflict and a third based around the wars between Italian city states.
Renaissance: Total War
Renaissance does exactly what you’d expect. It brings Medieval forwards in time to the Renaissance era. The mod starts in 1493, the ‘late’ period by Medieval’s standards, so you’ll be relying on halberds and muskets instead of bows and spears. The mod also makes the Timurids and Mongols fully playable, plus it even integrates DarthMod’s AI improvements.
Broken Crescent shifts Medieval’s focus to the middle east between 1174 and 1400 AD, depicting the conflict between Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Pagan factions at that time. It adds a whopping 250 new units, created from scratch. If you were ever a fan of Medieval’s crusades, then this is the mod for you.
Stainless Steel is one of the most comprehensive and professionally produced mods Total War has ever seen. It changes every single aspect of Medieval, expanding the map, changing the factions, adding new units, tweaking AI and battles. The list of changes is enormous, but all in keeping with the spirit of the original game. It’s the perfect mod for those who want just want an expanded and tweaked version of the European warfare Medieval is so famous for.