InsightBits writes, "For once a game lives up to its name. Napoleon: Total War indeed! Right from the get go this is one of the most intense total war games we've ever played. Napoleon: Total War picks up where Empire left off. It is the late 1700s, a young artillery general by the name of Napoleon is making waves across Europe with victory after victory over what seem to be an endless stream of foes and armies. But it is only when he becomes Emperor that the rest of Europe really starts taking notice. That's where the fun really begins."