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  • Summary: From the multi-award-winning strategy series, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia combines huge real-time battles with engrossing turn-based campaign, set at a critical flashpoint in history. Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans and Viking settlers clash for control. What Kingdom will you build?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. May 7, 2018
    90
    Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans and Viking settlers battle for Brittania and the glory of forging a great empire. A change from the usual Total War games but a potential gateway to newcomers.
  2. Apr 30, 2018
    82
    I am almost completely satisfied with the new and revised functions of the strategy card - and spend most of the game here.
  3. May 3, 2018
    80
    An interesting start to the new sub-series that will serve as a good way to pass the time until the next "big" Total War.
  4. May 14, 2018
    75
    Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is a more streamlined, sleeker and quicker Total War than those before it. However, the changes to make it like this offer new opportunities and one of the more tactical campaign maps than ever before. While it still suffers from some issues, like boring end game and being altogether too easy, there's still a whole lot to gain from playing Thrones of Britannia.
  5. Apr 30, 2018
    73
    A brilliant early game and bold experiments almost make up for the AI niggles and the boring march to the final battle.
  6. May 24, 2018
    70
    While the sameness of the factions began to bother me after a time, and will keep me from revisiting this one as much as I have the previous games, Thrones of Britannia does a fine job of shaking things up a bit. Not every change was welcome, but certain things, like army recruitment and siege battles, clearly came out better because of it. While my eyes are firmly set on the DLC releases to TW:W2, which are coming out at a steady pace, I did enjoy this diversion to the British Isles, and look forward to more Sagas when Creative Assembly wants to shake the tree up a bit.
  7. May 3, 2018
    50
    If Total War wants to be able to compete again, it needs to not only take inspiration from its greatest competitors, but seriously needs to look back to its own glory days: Rome and Medieval II.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 39
  2. Negative: 17 out of 39
  1. May 3, 2018
    10
    As a guy with 386 hours on attila i can easily say that everyone saying "this is an attila rip off" is wrong

    There's so many new mechanics
    As a guy with 386 hours on attila i can easily say that everyone saying "this is an attila rip off" is wrong

    There's so many new mechanics and old mechanics brought back from the old games. The new village system is great, the new recruitment system reminds me of the good old days of medieval 2. The battles are rather similar to attila, but that's also the only similarity between the 2 games

    over all, a great new adition to the series
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  2. Dec 17, 2019
    10
    I actually play this game more than the other total war games. And I've been playing since shogun originally released all those years ago. II actually play this game more than the other total war games. And I've been playing since shogun originally released all those years ago. I dont know what it is I just cant put it down Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2020
    9
    A very good game. A good Total War. Here's what Thrones of Britannia is.
    First officially "Saga" game, it succeeds in its objective and
    A very good game. A good Total War. Here's what Thrones of Britannia is.
    First officially "Saga" game, it succeeds in its objective and offers an interesting game with very good ideas.
    Despite the abandonment of the players, the game remains very good. The factions whatever one says about it remains very different between them and is not played at all the same. The events are cool, the map has surprisingly different landscapes and the area we are fighting has a real impact. Besides the battles are very fun thanks to these maps. Marshes, mountains, villages, etc ... it really matters.
    The game remains intense throughout the campaign unlike all Total War, and unlike Attila it is not because of constraint and penalties. It's because we can't make armies as we want, we have to think about where to go, how to move and where to make garrisons. And then the final invasion brings a real plus!
    The politics are cool without being heavy and the faction mechanics look good.
    In general, several ideas of the title were taken up later for other Total War.
    Only downside for me, it would need updates because the game still has some issues and bug that would be easy to fix.
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  4. May 10, 2018
    5
    I hate it that comparing to Total War Shogun, this game is WAY TOO SIMPLIFIED. There is almost no plot, no videos showing consequences of yourI hate it that comparing to Total War Shogun, this game is WAY TOO SIMPLIFIED. There is almost no plot, no videos showing consequences of your choices, the number of units is too low and after playing for 10 hours I haven't fought A SINGLE BATTLE in a castle - NOT EVEN ONE! I don't even know if it has been "cut out" from the series.
    Sure, they changed some of the things for better, like there are no more annoying pop-up notifications that your general has been promoted - they have been consolidated into one small window at the top of the screen, but when it comes to campaign map, framerate still drops to 5FPS, after ending a round and it still takes forever for the AI to make its moves.
    Now, add some other things other players wrote about and you will know NOT TO buy this.. half of the game. Low price of this product should give you a hint, that this is not a full Total War game as they used to make them before.
    I would pay twice as much if they made Napoleon remake.
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  5. May 7, 2018
    4
    As usual, "Critics" are idiots who know nothing about the genre they review...same with movies most of the time. This game is horrible, bare,As usual, "Critics" are idiots who know nothing about the genre they review...same with movies most of the time. This game is horrible, bare, simplified to appeal to the simpletons of this day and age it seems. CA is still milking this game engine and franchise for all they can, as with most other companies that turn into greedy sharks as opposed to actual game developers who care about their games. As of now, with TWW and TWW2 barely being pretty enjoyable, it looks as though you may as well go back from TWW2 and never buy another of CA/Sega's games. Add to that the fact they included that SCAM called "Denuvo" and you've got a super stick bomb as it deserves. Expand
  6. GJA
    Jan 30, 2020
    4
    Could have been a great time-period but the developers decided to be lazy *****. There isn't really anything special about this game.

    What
    Could have been a great time-period but the developers decided to be lazy *****. There isn't really anything special about this game.

    What it should have been: Bigger campaign map so you can raid France and England as the Vikings. Focus on religion and longboat superiority (even ability to sail up rivers).

    What we got: quick cashgrab by lazy developers. Nothing innovative and playing as the vikings is not that different than playing as the english...
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  7. Sep 20, 2020
    0
    Without doubt the worst game of all Total War games. The game has no deep, the interface and graphic design is horrible and 40€ for this trashWithout doubt the worst game of all Total War games. The game has no deep, the interface and graphic design is horrible and 40€ for this trash is a joke! Expand

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