• 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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  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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  1. Positive: 63 out of 91
  2. Negative: 16 out of 91
  1. Mar 1, 2020
    10
    1800 hours on steam.

    the sandbox gameplay and the constand updates make this a gread game. that can be played endlessly. just 1 campaign
    1800 hours on steam.

    the sandbox gameplay and the constand updates make this a gread game. that can be played endlessly. just 1 campaign can take up to 100 hours. and if you start the same campiagn agian you wil stil have a differend expirians
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  2. Sep 28, 2017
    10
    92 / 100
    es una secuela de nombre, realmente es el mismo juego con mismo motor grafico, con mismo universo, con mismas mecánicas, ¿es acaso
    92 / 100
    es una secuela de nombre, realmente es el mismo juego con mismo motor grafico, con mismo universo, con mismas mecánicas, ¿es acaso un DLC del primero? que no lo quieren cobrar a precio de juego completo.
    Por que razón lleva el 2 entonces, es parte de una plataforma, que trata de unir tres juegos en uno, las ventajas son de que podrás peleas contra cualquier facción del mundo existente sin la necesidad de comprar los otros 2 juegos, esto nos da una libertad para poder escoger las razas de nuestro agrado, y así conquistar el nuevo mundo. dicho eso comencemos con las partes buenas y malas del juego.

    cosas malas primero:

    si llegas nuevo a esta saga te parecerá que te venden una intima parte de lo que la plataforma, pero esto tiene una justificación (ojo no quita la sensación de producto cortado) divido a los tiempos de desarrollo decidieron entregar 3 partes que funcionaran en conjunto un ejemplo pokemon sol y pokemon luna, misma región diferentes pokemon exclusivos, así es esto diferentes regiones diferentes facciones que se unen en un mismo mega mapa con cientos de facciones.

    otro punto malo y este no tiene justificación, es la estrategia de DLC que tienen, si bien van liberando contenido gratuito de excelente calidad, el contenido de pago en la antigua entrega era mayor al que traía de base, en pocas palabras un juego a la mitad, lo cual hace que me quede con la duda de si repetirán los errores del pasado o esta ves darán menos DLC y mas FLC

    por ultimo los servidores mas bien la falta de ellos, el multijugador es entretenido y no e tenido problemas de conexión muy grandes (ojo si ay problemas y pueden llegar a ser muy molestos) esto se debe que la partida toma un anfitrión y si este tiene mal pc o un pésimo internet, la partida se va por la coladera, debido al gran esfuerzo que les pide a las maquinas promedio, sumado a las diferencias de regiones, logran una experiencia, de un gameplay excelente, pero un Lag del infierno

    cosas buenas puedo decir que tanto la jugabilidad como la variedad, están aseguradas, el numero de posibilidades entre una facción y otra son casi ilimitadas y bien balanceadas.

    los gráficos son excelentes y bien optimizados, si bien es un juego difícil de mover, los PC que puedan moverlo, lo pondrán mover a mas de 60fps a una resolución de 1080p, e juego esta muy bien optimizado y se agradece, entrando a fondo, es fantástico ver las animaciones tan detalladas, los efectos de partículas impresionantes, los efectos de física al destruir edificios, los efectos de iluminación, sin duda uno de los mejores gráficos en juegos de estrategia de los últimos tiempos

    multijugador es estupendo salvo por unos errores de conexión antes mencionados, nos presentan facciones bien balanceadas con diferentes estilos de pelea, pero dentro de esos estilos una infinidad de ejércitos para crear que irán desde el aire hasta el subsuelo (invocaciones) poniendo en nuestras manos un juego fácil de jugar difícil de dominar, desde una estrategia vertical hasta una horizontal que incluye hechizos habilidades y sinergias que aran que la pelea comience desde antes que entres en el campo de batalla.

    y que mas puedo agregar que no sepan ya de los total war un juego sobresaliente, que se gana la posición de secuela que es mas del que ofrece cualquier expansión, con gráficos geniales jugabilidad muy buena y su propia identidad

    muy recomendable para los amantes del genero
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  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. Jul 14, 2020
    9
    An amazing strategic game in a fantasy scenario. It's unbelievably well balanced considered the number of different races. The number of racesAn amazing strategic game in a fantasy scenario. It's unbelievably well balanced considered the number of different races. The number of races and how different they make it very replayable. you can play with and you can basically play it forever without getting ever tired of it.
    The game isn't perfect though. The load screens take far too long and the story quest battle could be more explored, there are two few of them and if you are not into the Warhammer world you might not even understand those quests.
    Another issue is the reliability system of the game. In some situations, it doesn't make much sense, situations completely out of your control may make you lose reliability.

    8.7/10
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  5. Aug 11, 2020
    8
    The game itself is fantastic. The DLC is overpriced for what you get. $22 (CAD) for the Beastmen? Another $22 for the Wood Elves. Repeat forThe game itself is fantastic. The DLC is overpriced for what you get. $22 (CAD) for the Beastmen? Another $22 for the Wood Elves. Repeat for each non-base game faction... Oh, and you need to own the first game to have access to a lot of what the second game has to offer... So two full price games plus all of the DLC? You're looking at well over $200. For that price, you better be certain this is the type of game for you. Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2019
    7
    优点:天马行空的想象力;气势恢宏的战争场面;
    缺点:无聊的经济与外交系统;空洞的人物背景;令人忽视的音乐;
    优点:天马行空的想象力;气势恢宏的战争场面;
    缺点:无聊的经济与外交系统;空洞的人物背景;令人忽视的音乐;
  7. Jan 11, 2020
    0
    This game is a waste of time. They could have done better. This is no better than total war was 10+ years ago. I can whole heartedly say ****This game is a waste of time. They could have done better. This is no better than total war was 10+ years ago. I can whole heartedly say **** TOTAL WAR! THIS IS THE WORST TOTAL WAR GAME EVER MADE. PREDATORY AND GREEDY! FAME IS RIGGED WHERE KILLING A FACTIONS WHILE ARMY AND ALL BUT 1 SETTLEMENT, THEY CAN MAKE A GIANT ARMY LARGER THAN YOURS AND TRANSPORT IT ACROSS THE SEA ALL IN 1 TURN. WARHAMMER 2 IS RIGGED! Expand

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