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Jun 3, 2016The match-up of Warhammer and Total War is as harmonious as hoped, adding tremendous faction diversity and fantasy flavour to the familiar series mechanics. It’s technically sound too, but several old flaws (like AI blind spots in sieges) remain. An invigorating addition to the series, nonetheless.
May 28, 2016Yeah, Total War: Warhammer is pretty good and a step in the right direction to boot, but I refuse to be dazzled by some stickers when the core game takes only a tiny shuffle forward at best.
May 22, 2016Total War games past have expanded, changed and morphed over time and this will doubtless be similar. As it stands, Warhammer is a worthy addition to the series, particularly as a melding of two universes we’ve long wanted to see collide. And before long, as the patches roll in, it could be even more than that.
May 19, 2016Total War Warhammer is truly a breath of fresh air. If you love The Creative Assembly's games but are tired of playing through History, you'll enjoy this game. In it, you'll be able to play as green skins and enjoy a wealth of new features (reworked AI, flying units, and more).
May 19, 2016When you walk away from Total War: Warhammer, you’ll feel like you’ve played yet another decent Warhammer game. It has the attention to detail and adherence to lore that fans of the IP look for, but without many of the compelling qualities that are needed to substantiate AAA games in a release-heavy year like 2016.
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Oct 19, 2016Make a Lord of the Rings version next if you have to. Then Conan. Then Game of Thrones. Then, I don’t know, Krull. Whatever it takes to keep injecting that old strategy vs tactics formula with cool story quirks and fantastic magical powers, I hope Creative Assembly keep doing it, because Total War: Warhammer has been a blast.
May 19, 2016None of this diminishes the fact that I’ve had a wonderful time playing Total War: Warhammer and am far from finished with it. But the more I play, the more convinced I become that this is a game that makes a devil’s bargain. It feels exactly the way a Warhammer-themed Total War game should feel, and creates tons of dramatic battles and storylines over the course of each campaign. But to reliably generate all that excitement and tension, it secretly disconnects many of the strategic systems that hold good Total War games together. So do you want a good Warhammer game, or a good Total War game? Because I’m less and less convinced that you’ll find both inside Total Warhammer.
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 829 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 581 out of 829
Mixed: 103 out of 829
Negative: 145 out of 829
May 24, 2016For anyone wondering if this will be another rtw2 kind of launch. No worries. This total war is stable and a very solid launch. ConsideringFor anyone wondering if this will be another rtw2 kind of launch. No worries. This total war is stable and a very solid launch. Considering the staggering number of new unit types. Flying units, giants, trolls etc this game is really well designed which exceeds my expections. The game does tell a brilliant story from what i have seen so far. The develops hit a bullseye with this fantasy total war mix.
Like any tw game it does have its typical total war issues. Nothing serious. The game performs great on my old gtx 780. I`m getting high/ultra settings and a lot of eye candy on. + huge unit numbers. Which is perfect for me.
Keep in mind that installing the latest nvidia driver makes the game hang on the warhammer logo. Playing steam offline helps for now. Suppose this will get fixed soon as rtw2 had the same issue.… Full Review »
May 24, 2016I'll be honest, I didn't come into Total War: Warhammer with much faith in CA. After the release of Total War: Attila, I was worried that theI'll be honest, I didn't come into Total War: Warhammer with much faith in CA. After the release of Total War: Attila, I was worried that the franchise might not rebound, but with Warhammer it seems to be on the right path, but not necessarily the right direction. What I mean is that I'm playing Warhammer, but it doesn't necessarily feel like Total War. The game has been dumbed down dramatically, in particular with managing provinces and raising armies. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it lacks the Total War feel. Of course you have to expect some give and take in that regard, but it's also the reason why I only gave it a 7 and not an 8-10.
Yes the game has great graphics, yes it runs much smoother than Attila, however it didn't really expand on the elements that made so many of us love Total War in the first place. In fact it felt like they tried to do the same things they did with Attila, for instance, there are only 4 starting races, with one bonus race if you pre-ordered. That's about the same amount of factions in the first game, as far as unique unit types. So what you can expect is numerous new factions being added, but only at a cost. The trick to appeasement is to offer new stuff, but not significant amounts of new stuff, to make us believe that they're not trying to nickle and dime us on additions to the game.
Alright, so the game play is good, simplistic, but good. The addition of a fantasy element really does make you think. Is it a bad game? By no means. Is it everything I'd hoped for? By no means. Would I still buy it knowing what I do now? Most likely, but I'd still be griping about what I felt should've been changed or kept the same. Maybe I'm just one of those people that can't be satisfied. Anyways, I hope that helped.… Full Review »
May 24, 2016Weak game. No cinematic combat. Units hit the air instead of other units.
Skip this one. Also you only get 4 factions. This is reallyWeak game. No cinematic combat. Units hit the air instead of other units.
Skip this one. Also you only get 4 factions. This is really sickening. Scam!… Full Review »