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Shogun: Total War was well received critically, though complaints surfaced regarding glitches in the game.
The game holds scores of 84 % and 87 % on the review aggregator sites Metacritic and GameRankings respectively.
An expansion pack, The Mongol Invasion, followed in August 2001, adding a playable version of the Mongol invasions of Japan.
The game's positive reception paved the way for the development of successive Total War releases set in different times and regions, leading it to become a well known franchise.
Shogun 2: Total War is a sequel which returns to the Sengoku period albeit with all the improvements in graphical technology and gameplay since the first game.