Factions in Medieval II: Total War
There are twenty-two factions in Medieval II: Total War. In the Grand Campaign game seventeen factions are playable. Of these, only England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and Venice are available from outset. The other playable factions may be unlocked all at once by winning a campaign (short or long) as one of the five initially available factions. Alternatively, they can be unlocked, one at a time and regardless of whether the campaign is won or not, by conquering all their settlements (including occupied temporary forts) or by killing their entire royal family.