• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2015
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23

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  1. Dec 30, 2015
    8
    Pros
    probably the best dlc ever created for Attila/ Rome 2. Each campaign feels fleshed out and unique. Art style is incredible for unit cards and overall display. Campaign map very detailed though I wish the Byzantine Empire were included.
    Cons Could use new medieval music, unit diversity, and settlements are same as Attila and feel out of place sometimes. Also same drawbacks of
    Pros
    probably the best dlc ever created for Attila/ Rome 2. Each campaign feels fleshed out and unique. Art style is incredible for unit cards and overall display. Campaign map very detailed though I wish the Byzantine Empire were included.

    Cons
    Could use new medieval music, unit diversity, and settlements are same as Attila and feel out of place sometimes. Also same drawbacks of Attila still prevalent ie no population, illogical trade only between capitals. Also the game seems to be incredibly easy on both the campaign and battle side and there is very little late or even mid game challenge.

    Overall, as good of a dlc as could be made with restrictions of current iteration of engine. Would recommend.
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  2. Nov 4, 2016
    9
    If you like "Total War", you can't walk past it.

    There were great times and not so great for the "Total War" games, but "Total War: Rome II" and "Total War: ATTILA - Age of Charlemagne" show that they still can do good games. Not as good as the first Rome, but still. Only if they made the games work properly right from the start, not after a year after release. The main con is a weak
    If you like "Total War", you can't walk past it.

    There were great times and not so great for the "Total War" games, but "Total War: Rome II" and "Total War: ATTILA - Age of Charlemagne" show that they still can do good games. Not as good as the first Rome, but still. Only if they made the games work properly right from the start, not after a year after release.

    The main con is a weak AI. But where can you find better ones? Only in mods. Hope some day they will realise that if modders can make AI stronger, they can do too.

    Also the work with the game is not completely finished. But even this unfinished one is a good one. Shame on them, that they stopped working on it. Still the one important thing, one of the most - atmosphere of Age of Charlemagne is present in the game.
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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. CD-Action
    Mar 4, 2016
    75
    The expansion provides just enough improvements and new features to convince you to play through the campaign again. [02/2016, p.44]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2016
    80
    A successful expansion to TW: Attila brings new political and military situation, very different factions and funny mechanics of war fatigue. [Issue#260]
  3. Feb 4, 2016
    70
    Age of Charlemagne is a great way to improve on a Total War engine that sorely needed extra testing and bug-cleaning. Tight, attractive and challenging, it's the perfect way to prepare for the upcoming Total War: Warhammer but also a good DLC in its own right.