GamesRadar writes: "Talk about a journalistic conflict of interest: We're the British. Across a thin stretch of oceanic blue sits the American fleet. I'm a Brit, but I'm writing for an American magazine. There's not even time to wonder about how the Americans got hold of a proper fleet of their own. With allegiances torn, how does one proceed in such a situation? There's only one answer: as swiftly as possible. For any fan of Creative Assembly's magisterial strategy series, hands-on time with the long-awaited addition of real-time fleet combat to a Total War game overwhelms petty colonial alliances."