"Empire: Total War" and "Napoleon: Total War" are two different computer games created by game developer Creative Assembly. "Empire: Total War" was released on March 3, 2009, and "Napoleon: Total War" was released on Feb. 23, 2010. Both games are real-time strategy games in which the player races against the clock while managing an army and doing battle against either the computer's artificial intelligence or other human players.
"Empire: Total War" is set in the 18th century and adds 3-dimensional naval combat into the mix. Players command large fleets or single ships in battles on immense seascapes with realistic weather effects; how the player deals with these threats determines the chance for victory. "Empire: Total War" also introduces the cannon and musket. These additions challenge the player to master new formations and incorporate new tactics to deal with the increasing role of gunpowder.
"Napoleon: Total War" expands on the prior "Total War" games and takes them one step further. In this game, players choose between playing as either French general Napoleon Bonaparte or one of his opposing factions. It is a standalone chapter and includes three new campaigns that take the player through Europe and ultimately to the Battle of Waterloo.