• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2017
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  • Summary: Prince Tyrion, Defender of Ulthuan, guides the High Elves in their desperate efforts to stabilise the vortex as it roils above their home continent. Atop his palanquin-throne, the Slann Mage-Priest Mazdamundi directs his Lizardmen war-hosts as they surge northward from Lustria. He, too, isPrince Tyrion, Defender of Ulthuan, guides the High Elves in their desperate efforts to stabilise the vortex as it roils above their home continent. Atop his palanquin-throne, the Slann Mage-Priest Mazdamundi directs his Lizardmen war-hosts as they surge northward from Lustria. He, too, is intent on preventing cataclysm, though the methods of The Old Ones must prevail. The Witch King Malekith and his sadistic Dark Elf hordes spew forth from Naggaroth and their labyrinthine Black Arks. He tastes great weakness in the vortex -- and great opportunity in its demise. Meanwhile a fourth, secretive race stirs, their motives obscured by sinister plots and machinations. The time for revelation is nigh... The second in a trilogy and sequel to the award-winning Total War: WARHAMMER, Total War: WARHAMMER II brings players a breathtaking new narrative campaign, set across the vast continents of Lustria, Ulthuan, Naggaroth and the Southlands. The Great Vortex Campaign builds pace to culminate in a definitive and climactic endgame, an experience unlike any other Total War title to date. Playing as one of 8 Legendary Lords across 4 iconic races from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, players must succeed in performing a series of powerful arcane rituals in order to stabilise or disrupt The Great Vortex, while foiling the progress of the other races. Each Legendary Lord has a unique geographical starting position, and each race offers a distinctive new playstyle with unique campaign mechanics, narrative, methods of war, armies, monsters, Lores of Magic, legendary characters, and staggering new battlefield bombardment abilities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2018
    100
    An innovative, original structure built on the solid foundations of the first game has exceedingly succeeded. Who was afraid that at second Warhammer developers will lose their breath, was terribly mistaken. [Issue#279]
  2. Sep 25, 2017
    92
    A worthy sequel, visually gorgeous and strategically engaging, that could have been even better if CA embraced a stronger drive to innovate.
  3. games(TM)
    Nov 3, 2017
    90
    It's easily one of the best Total War experiences yet, which in turn makes it one of the best RTS games available. [Issue#194, p.73]
  4. Total War: Warhammer 2 is an amazing combination of Warhammer and Total War for all of us to enjoy for a long time.
  5. Oct 16, 2017
    85
    The areas in which Total War: Warhammer 2 improves on its formula are plentiful, resulting in one best put together Total War games to be released. While the fantastical Warhammer setting won’t appeal to some, particularly a few of those who’ve enjoyed Total War’s previous historical releases and were expecting more, it’s wonderful to see the wonderful world of Warhammer come to love so expertly and vividly. If you’ve played and enjoyed Total War: Warhammer 1, then it’s a near given that you’ll love what’s on offer here.
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 7, 2017
    84
    The problem of Warhammer II’s campaign is that it’s not a grand-campaign. Traditionally, numerical Total Wars offered an expansionist gameplay, while intermediate games experimented with things like special victory conditions and new mechanics – and stuff that works best found its way into next numerical installation. With Warhammer II, Creative Assembley eschews that practice in favor of from drawing board straight to the game approach. [Issue#224, p.64]
  7. Sep 25, 2017
    70
    I’d like to see more of what worked in the first Total Warhammer, though. Less world-spanning disaster, more localized enmities and backroom politicking. I don’t just want factions to play differently in pursuit of the same goal—I want them to be different. That’s undoubtedly a hard trick to pull off, especially when it comes to balancing strengths and weaknesses, but I think it made Total Warhammer a much stronger game than this more traditional sequel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 12 out of 50
  1. Mar 17, 2018
    10
    Best RTS i have played, awesome graphics, attention to detail. Will give you thousand of hours worth of game play, many different factions toBest RTS i have played, awesome graphics, attention to detail. Will give you thousand of hours worth of game play, many different factions to choose from with own strengths and weakness. AI needs to be improved and also balancing between new and old factions , however community mods can help you take care of this problems. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2017
    10
    Skavens. Overall, good story. Was enjoying this one. Very long, big map. New races. Spend 3 days till the final battle. And this was a lot ofSkavens. Overall, good story. Was enjoying this one. Very long, big map. New races. Spend 3 days till the final battle. And this was a lot of fun. Best Total War I played. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2017
    10
    Very fun game, compared to Total War: Warhammer this game has a better introduction to beginners as it goes through the basic steps that i hadVery fun game, compared to Total War: Warhammer this game has a better introduction to beginners as it goes through the basic steps that i had to learn through googling for the first game.

    The models and animation of the game is a lot better than the first one, also the dragons look and animate so much better than the first game.

    Overall they improved from their last game and made it a lot more beginner friendly with their introduction.

    The only complaint i have with this game is the performance, it's worse than the first game. But it will probrobly be improved over the next few patches.
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  4. Oct 6, 2017
    9
    Total Warhammer 1 was great, this game is even better. From the moment of release a challenging game with stunning visuals, good gameplay andTotal Warhammer 1 was great, this game is even better. From the moment of release a challenging game with stunning visuals, good gameplay and great tutorial. Absolutely love it! Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2017
    7
    AIfter all these years and TW games, the AI is still gamy
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    Elves/dark elves destroy everybody without any effort - Lizardmen were a huge
    AIfter all these years and TW games, the AI is still gamy
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    Elves/dark elves destroy everybody without any effort
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    Lizardmen were a huge disappointment. no range + no speed = easy target (they're okayish against AI)
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    Buildings & units are unbalanced. The only "strategy" is figuring out which to build and which to ignore.
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    Battles basically involve kiting with ranged units and charging with cavalry. Not very deep.
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    Still an above average game but needed more playtesting. Typical publisher shortsightedness.
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  6. Oct 3, 2017
    5
    This game is essentially a $60 DLC with a few new mechanics. Activision is getting more and more greedy. The Total War series in the pastThis game is essentially a $60 DLC with a few new mechanics. Activision is getting more and more greedy. The Total War series in the past would usually release standalone expansions like the Fall of Samurai and Attila that cost consumers 30-40 dollars. But this time, Activision decided to market the expansion like a brand new game by calling it "Warhammer II." However, this "new" game fails to address the flaws of the previous game and there are not a lot of innovations in it. All you get is the vortex mechanic and the beautiful reskins of the old units. I would not recommend this game at $60. You could pick it up after Activision offers a huge discount. If you decided to skip this game, you would not miss anything. Expand
  7. May 3, 2018
    0
    This full priced dlc is worth playing If you don't have Totalwar :Warhammer

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