• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2015
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  • Summary: Set against backdrop of starvation, disease and war, a new power is rising in the East. With a million horsemen supporting him, the ultimate warrior king approaches, and he's got Rome in his sites. Total War: ATTILA thrusts players back to 395 AD world. A time of apocalyptic turmoil at theSet against backdrop of starvation, disease and war, a new power is rising in the East. With a million horsemen supporting him, the ultimate warrior king approaches, and he's got Rome in his sites. Total War: ATTILA thrusts players back to 395 AD world. A time of apocalyptic turmoil at the very dawn of the Dark Ages. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Feb 12, 2015
    93
    Dynamic flames during battles is one of the major improvements of Total War Attila. The negative point is the need for very powerful hardware to enjoy it. The Creative Assembly has created the best strategy game of the year, again.
  2. May 21, 2015
    88
    For the uninitiated, Total War: Attila does a good enough job introducing a very detailed world and mechanics.
  3. Total War: Attila clearly goes beyond the usual add-on, but it hardly can be considered as sequel. Despite the serious work on the bugs and several significant innovations it is almost the same Rome II. This is what Rome II should have been from the very beginning – with hard, dynamic and diverse gameplay which is equally alluring both to green neophytes and hardened professionals. [Issue #195, p.58]
  4. Feb 12, 2015
    80
    By combining an improved UI with deeper strategic gameplay, Total War: Attila increments on Creative Assembly’s formula to deliver a strategy game (almost) worthy of its namesake.
  5. Feb 16, 2015
    80
    Total War: Attila is as painstakingly difficult as it is rewarding.
  6. Feb 16, 2015
    78
    Total War: Attila is a lot like Rome 2, but it adds a few fun new elements like nomadic tribes. The political defense system can be seen as a nice add on as well. Too bad this game makes you wait, a lot.
  7. Feb 16, 2015
    60
    Attila is a small evolution of what we received in Rome 2 - Total War as a whole clearly needs a more distinct changes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 138
  2. Negative: 33 out of 138
  1. Feb 17, 2015
    10
    Attila is awesome. I couldn't stop giggling while I lost my first battle it was amazing fire arrows raining people dieing in the ditches whileAttila is awesome. I couldn't stop giggling while I lost my first battle it was amazing fire arrows raining people dieing in the ditches while Norsemen chopped at each other in a boat battle. The burning buildings in the sight of the setting sun and the general carnage are an amazing up from rome two. Its makes rome look like sims, and the whole coloring is like those visceral nineties medieval movies with spit and blood. Sadly you'll have to wait for the blood dlc because ratings and what not, but it already is brutal. As for the campaign it hasn't been out that long but already I can see a lot of quality changes. neighbours readily do diplomacy with you and attack you in the back and they generally use every option thats aviable to the player.
    Other random points: Boat battles are fun finally really fun. Your troops will fight to the end if they get a moments rest after each time they break thus making the roman chess board formations useful. This is same for your enemies need to finish them utterly or they'll come back suddenly. Towers are strong now. Game is generally harder than rome 2, think shogun 2. Battles do not feel like a chore as I had to use more tactics in just my first few than in half a campaign for rome. also you won't really have time to use battle animations, but I'm sure that some people will come and say how easy it is for them and unlike "random other rts from the rose tinted past". This is not a dlc or expansion this is a standalone TW game that happens to be in Europe. Them battles are the most cinematic I've seen from a TW game yet. Also I dont understand why 39 people (at the moment of writing this pulled the score down when I haven't read a single negative review from those who played it...
    This is my first ever review I felt motivated to write, go figure... :D
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  2. Feb 23, 2015
    10
    Better than most Total War Games that have come before it. They've really improved alot from the issues that plagued Rome II and the newBetter than most Total War Games that have come before it. They've really improved alot from the issues that plagued Rome II and the new family tree system is better than it ever was. They essentially gave people everything they wanted from Rome II. Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2015
    9
    Creative assembly has truly taken to heart the criticism leveled at the previous title, and the result is an enthralling portrayal of the fallCreative assembly has truly taken to heart the criticism leveled at the previous title, and the result is an enthralling portrayal of the fall of Rome that has by far surpasses the most recent games in the series.

    This is a return to Total War at it's best
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  4. Mar 8, 2015
    8
    Sega’s Creative Assembly has added another great addition to its Total War strategy game series. Total War: Attila takes you back to the DarkSega’s Creative Assembly has added another great addition to its Total War strategy game series. Total War: Attila takes you back to the Dark ages, way back to 395AD. Total War: Attila is what Rome II should have been, with its dynamic gameplay, this add on is so much more compelling.

    Total War: Attila focuses on the fall of the empire, the player chooses from a selection of tribes, each tribe representing different campaigns, which means each tribe offers their own challenges and advantages for the player. With the chosen tribe,the player must try survive and profit from the collapse of order. Trouble comes in many forms, bad weather, court intrigues, diplomatic crises with others and plagues, all of which makes surviving a struggle. The life like battles are thrilling.

    With this new add on comes some cool new abilities. It’s now possible for horde tribes to survive out on the road without having to have a static base. The life like battles are thrilling, there are quite a few menus and screens, which take a while to get used to. Even though Creative Assembly have worked on their menus to shorten and simplify them, they are still quite complicated and can be frustrating at times.

    There are some technical difficulties and we had trouble getting the game to run smoothly as its such a large game but as soon as we got past this, it was a great, fun game and definitely the addition to this brilliant series that we’ve been waiting for. It can be very difficult and frustrating at times but overall we did enjoy playing Total War: Attila.
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  5. Feb 25, 2015
    8
    If you are buying the game to play the campaign then its a must have. Campaign is amazing. Some may its the same exact game as R2. I would sayIf you are buying the game to play the campaign then its a must have. Campaign is amazing. Some may its the same exact game as R2. I would say its not true, so many new features, slick ui, and a brand new way of playing total wars. You need to survive to win and not conquer the entire world!!
    However, if you are gonna buy it for the online games and quick battles then you are at the wrong game. The battles barely last any time giving u no real tactics to finish off. Quick battles are filled with droppers and wannabees. Every single F***** faction have the same exact unit roster. You would think the huns are good but no they are useless. Known for their cav power you would expect them to have a strong cavalry advantage.
    But no!! Their cav is so bad they cant even compete with other faction's cavs. Yet, their infantry is very powerful. WTF???? Sassanids are also so bad its quite unbelievable considering they were a powerhouse back then. They have ele, which cost 1/4 (!!!!!) of ur army but barely do anything. Tagmeta cav can kill them without losing more than 15 soldiers. WTF???? You can even recruit units that cost less and completely decimate more expensive units of the same kind. And to add to all this pile of ****, every single online game consist of cavalry charge at the beginning, its so f***** repetitive, and battles barely last for more than 5 minutes. How the hell does an entire army route in 5 minutes???
    This doesn't mean u cant have fun at some times, but u would have to know people before to find some fun battles. Im in a clan so I can find them battles but for newbies, I wouldn't recommend joining the mpo scene.
    Basically the mp is so unbalanced, so repetitive, so lackluster, so boring, so stupid that I would never recommend players to buy this game for the multiplayer. Considering the amazing campaign, i see no reason why anyone would play online battles.
    In all, I would give an 80 over 85 for the campaign mode and a 2 out of 10 for the multiplayer side of the game. Adding 5 points for the replayability of the game and the nice historical battles included, that would make a total of 87.
    However since CA f*ckn loves money and have their eyes stuck on gold with their f*kn DLCs, (not even 1 week and we have more faction DLCs?????) i'm taking off 10 points for a GRAND TOTAL of 77.

    p.s. I have always purchased DLC like a dumbass but this is going way too far. At this pace, we are gonna see more than 50 (!!!!) factions in the game. Adding the useless unit packs and the short campaigns, this game will turn out to cost around 200$. 200$????? WTF??? This needs to stop!
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  6. Jun 12, 2015
    5
    I really tried not to buy into the hype of this game but at the last minute I pre-ordered it on steam. Unfortunately I was right to beI really tried not to buy into the hype of this game but at the last minute I pre-ordered it on steam. Unfortunately I was right to be skeptical. I've found rome 1 and every tw game since to be quite enjoy-able. I keep reading reviews saying it is just a rome 2 re-hash but I disagree. This game has serious OP cavalry and pathetic arty units (lack of ammunition and power). The missile units are decent is you can manage to keep them from dying or retreating (like all other units).The infantry units are total push overs for the most part, especially at the beginning of a campaign. That leads me to my next point, your men die waaaaay to fast and route waaaaay too soon, making for really short battles (especially compared to other TW games).Speaking of campaigns, I just can't bring myself to follow through a campaign with Attila, no matter how hard I try, It feels like more of a burden than a pleasure. It's not too hard for my skill level, I just don't have fun with this game. The campaign gameplay and graphics are why I'm giving this game a 5 instead of a 1-3 rating. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2015
    0
    It still has turns... in XXI century... and those turns take about 1,2-3 minutes on high end pc. If you are to lazy to make real time pausableIt still has turns... in XXI century... and those turns take about 1,2-3 minutes on high end pc. If you are to lazy to make real time pausable game (like europa universalis or battles in your own game) then least you could do is to pre-process turns when human player plays and then only change those affected by human plaher actions (about 95% ai actions are not affected)
    unreadable map, terrible ai both on battlefield and on global map. bad upgrade system for military units. You will complete whole game with basic ones. Bad system for civil unrest and so on and so on.
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