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  • Summary: A Total War Saga: TROY is the first in the award-winning strategy series to focus on the Bronze-Age Mediterranean and the legendary twenty-year conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece, known as the Trojan War.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Aug 18, 2020
    90
    As a first foray, it is an incredibly impressive effort from Creative Asselby Sofia, a team that has done incredible justice to one of the most important tales of the ancient world.
  2. Aug 12, 2020
    80
    A Total War Saga: Troy is a slightly different Total War game. It's commitment to the period, and all that entails is a lot of fun and well worth a look.
  3. CD-Action
    Nov 16, 2020
    80
    A mix between Three Kingdoms and Thrones of Britannia, Troy is a solid game that has a lot to offer and guarantees many hours of addictive fun but might disappoint loyal Total War fans with some of the changes (e.g. diplomacy). If you’re new to the series, be prepared to power through the overwhelming beginning, fortunately with the help of one of the best tutorials I’ve ever seen. [11/2020, p.60]
  4. Aug 24, 2020
    75
    A Total War Saga: Troy plays it safe in some slightly disappointing ways, but brings enough new to the table that I would appreciate seeing its ideas make their way over to the next mainline Total War game.
  5. Oct 7, 2020
    73
    Troy is a good addition to the Total War franchise with an interesting setting. However, it does not capture the imagination or attention like previous entries in the franchise.
  6. Aug 17, 2020
    70
    If you play it for free this is an excellent introduction to the concept of Total War, but as a paid-for product it’s a sometimes awkward mix of fact and fiction, old problems and new.
  7. Aug 12, 2020
    60
    Total War: Troy makes some curious changes to the Total War formula, but the less streamlined resource system, extra micromanagement, and weird mix of reality and mythology work against its favour to create a less than entrancing experience.

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  1. Positive: 37 out of 110
  2. Negative: 46 out of 110
  1. Aug 15, 2020
    10
    Superb game. Very well optimised and interesting dynamics between the heroes. I got this for free on epic but I would have paid for it had ISuperb game. Very well optimised and interesting dynamics between the heroes. I got this for free on epic but I would have paid for it had I missed the deadline. I have to say I really don't understand why people are marking this game down for no other reason that it was released first on the epic store rather than on steam. You got a free game for gawds sake, If somebody offered you a free car would you complain because it wasn't offered by your usual car showroom?

    I hope the saga franchise continues in this direction!
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  2. Aug 15, 2020
    9
    A complete surprise in terms of both quality and quantity of content, every single faction, even brothers Paris and Hector, have unique unitA complete surprise in terms of both quality and quantity of content, every single faction, even brothers Paris and Hector, have unique unit rosters unlike "mainline" TW 3 Kingdoms where everyone shared the same list of units. Game overall takes some of the best aspects of 3K but avoids its downside of pretty boring battles.
    Main improvement however is performance. Holy heck, the supposed B-team of Creative Assembly seems to put A-team coders to absolute shame. If you always wanted to get into total war but worried about FPS count, then this is the perfect game for you to get in.
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  3. Aug 19, 2020
    8
    The negativity surprises me. It runs great, looks good and to me, combines the best elements in the series. I do wish they had gone fullThe negativity surprises me. It runs great, looks good and to me, combines the best elements in the series. I do wish they had gone full mythological with the special units and abilities, but that's a small gripe in the scheme of things.

    The diplomacy is good and important. I like the resources as it gives varying importance to the difference provinces. The balance between the units feels good and the AI actually gives some fight.

    The heroes feel better balanced than 3K. They aren't game-winning but they are important units that can turn a close fight.

    If you don't care about the strategic layer, and just care about fights, Warhammer is probably a better bet. It has more unit variety. If you really like Romance of the Three Kingdoms, then that one is an obvious pick, and you will probably prefer that to this. But as someone who didn't like 3k that much bc I don't know the lore (and the game doesn't help you in that regard), this game is a nice midpoint.
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  4. Aug 15, 2020
    5
    This is the first Total War game I don’t like. I still play older games, some, like Empire and Rome 2, I played over hundreds of hours. ThisThis is the first Total War game I don’t like. I still play older games, some, like Empire and Rome 2, I played over hundreds of hours. This game feels... messy. To many things going on, yet many elements rarely contribute to the game like the gods mechanic. The economy is oversimplified yet makes you cringe in many aspects - when you’re low on grain for instance and you have to secure it from other leaders, working on it for 15 mins, only to realize ot expires in 10 turns and you can do it manually over again. I likes the heroes loyalty system at first, but it’s really annyoing after a while. Anyway, played for 12 hrs and uninstalled. Maybe it’s for some people, not for me though. Expand
  5. Aug 23, 2020
    4
    This game was about the times of Troyan Wars and its historical time. Well, I think this has more to do with the 2004 "Troy" film. A strategyThis game was about the times of Troyan Wars and its historical time. Well, I think this has more to do with the 2004 "Troy" film. A strategy game that lacks of strategy and all the value rests on the hero. The armies have little value; you can send a hero against an entire unit of medium spearmen and your hero will beat them alone... The general, which in other historical TWs has a huge importance, is reduced to an all-mighty demigod.
    Comparing with the TW: Rome II (2014) graphically, battle IA, map campaign AI... this game is worse. Once again, I fell further than Rome I: TW and Medieval II: TW.

    If you are an History and militar-history fan like me, you will experience the same disappointment as me
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  6. Aug 21, 2020
    3
    If you have played three kingdoms then this is a major step back. Terrible UI, Three Kingdoms had excellent UI, they should have justIf you have played three kingdoms then this is a major step back. Terrible UI, Three Kingdoms had excellent UI, they should have just improved that instead of that trash they released Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2021
    0
    Great game, with great mechanics. If you love Total war, strategy games, Troy, just go and check it out.

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