The Creative Assembly's Total War series is undoubtedly a pioneer in the strategy genre. With every new instalment the series has introduced new ideas that have since become staples of the genre, in addition to greatly improving on it's own predecessor. That why when this latest release, Napoleon: Total War, was announced for release early this year – just a year after the launch of the critically acclaimed Empire: Total War – it was met with a mix of anticipation and quiet scepticism. Could The Creative Assembly really offer such a compelling campaign and wealth of content just twelve months after their last release? As ever, the proof is in the pudding, and Napoleon: Total War is one meal that's certainly filling.