National Prestige is a gameplay mechanic in Empire: Total War and Napoleon: Total War
Prestige Chart

Prestige chart in Empire: Total War. Picture from

Empire: Total WarEdit

National prestige is the aggregate of notable military, naval, economic, and enlightenment achievements a faction has achieved. It can be accessed by clicking on the Objectives & Prestige tab.

Only major factions have their national prestige shown.

Generally speaking, the higher the prestige a nation has, the more influential and powerful it is.

Prestige Victories require that the player's faction to have the highest national prestige of all major factions at the conclusion of the Grand Campaign.

Napoleon: Total WarEdit

National Prestige returns in Napoleon: Total War, and operates in an identical fashion as in Empire. However, as there is no option for prestige victories, it serves no practical role.