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  • Summary: In an era of ceaseless conquest, a myriad warriors clash in epic battles as entire races wage war on one another, each led by a notorious hero seeking dominion over the world. All at your command. The courageous Karl Franz marshals the men of the Empire, looking to unite the fracturedIn an era of ceaseless conquest, a myriad warriors clash in epic battles as entire races wage war on one another, each led by a notorious hero seeking dominion over the world. All at your command. The courageous Karl Franz marshals the men of the Empire, looking to unite the fractured elector counts under a banner of strength against their common foes. Hungry for the vicious brutality of combat, the Greenskins flock to the tribe of Grimgor Ironhide; Orcs and Goblins alike filled with an insatiable thirst for carnage. High King Thorgrim helms the stoic Dwarfs forth from their mountain strongholds, marching to right the serious injustices wrought upon them over the millennia. Yet the motives of the Vampire Counts under Mannfred von Carstein are shrouded in murderous secrecy, his armies raised from the decrepit ranks of the dead. And while the Old World is torn by betrayal, war and the unleashing of unfathomable power, a rising threat still whispers in the winds from the north. The fabric of reality itself begins to rend and buckle. Expand

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  1. Positive: 72 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jun 20, 2016
    100
    An old classic and new ideas put together a great continuation of the legendary strategy series. This is exactly what Total War needed. [Issue#264]
  2. May 19, 2016
    92
    Total War: Warhammer is a dream come true. The most complex and attractive way to dive into the Warhammer Fantasy world.
  3. May 19, 2016
    90
    It's a triumph of real-time strategy design, and the best the Total War series has ever been.
  4. May 27, 2016
    90
    The gameplay is Total War at its finest, and the variety in factions and units allow for many ways to handle your short and long campaign objectives.
  5. Warhammer's enormous universe brings a fresh angle to Total War's slow and steady gameplay style. It is possibly one of the greatest ideas ever seen by the whole gaming industry. It has it's ups and downs but still, it's a great experience.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    Jul 6, 2016
    80
    A slightly flawed version of each, but still an epic combination of two great franchises. [Issue#252, p.54]
  7. May 19, 2016
    70
    When 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 154
  2. Negative: 29 out of 154
  1. Jun 1, 2016
    10
    TLDNR: This is the Warhammer game fans have been waiting for since somebody thought Warhammer and Video Games were a good idea.

    Graphics:
    TLDNR: This is the Warhammer game fans have been waiting for since somebody thought Warhammer and Video Games were a good idea.

    Graphics: Runs well. Looks good. Matched animations are gone which is a pity but they really destroyed performance so I guess it was a sacrifice that had to be made. I hope they bring them back for lords and large monsters.

    Single Player AI: AI is solid. Easily as good /better than any other TW to date on both campaign and battle levels. Agent spam is a problem but there are a multitude of mods for you to fix it how you want already.

    Races/Replayability: Only 4(or 5) but they are completely and utterly different. Better than 20 factions that are 90% the same.

    Negatives: Some animations seem to be missing (gun reloads). No river battles. Autoresolve is heavily in the players favour on harder difficulties (tempting to skip battles entirely).
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  2. May 30, 2016
    10
    As a competitive multiplayer gamer Im impressed by this game.
    I ONLY play multiplayer in TW games since NTW and im also a fairly good coh2
    As a competitive multiplayer gamer Im impressed by this game.
    I ONLY play multiplayer in TW games since NTW and im also a fairly good coh2 sc2 grey goo and moba player.

    this game knocks it out of the park.
    with 6 great multiplayer factions who are hugely different the competitive aspect is great.
    It plays great in comparison to the poor TWR2 and the removal of many bad systems combinded with the addition of some great new unit types make this game complex and not shallow at all.

    First Magic, it is a huge change and influences the game tremendously. Use your mana well as the regen depens on the amount, Fun mechanic!

    Furthermore the ''large'' units like gigants are great they are super strong and beat every other units but are hugely expensive. this makes it risk reward as every faction has access to multiple strong anti lange units. even artillery functions as it.

    Speaking of artillery, they nailed it. Art (artillery) is fun to use and relativly balanced. Cannons will shoot down hordes of skeletons but wont do **** against some scaled dragon ogers. art can now also target air which is great, using explosive rounds against dragons is huge.

    The races are fun in every way. but the new way they affect atributes is even better, Armor(the mechanic) is great, Deathblow, terror spectral units, these are all new tools that we havent had before.

    All in all I can tell everybody that the multiplayer is competitive and more complex that it has ever been.
    There for I give it a soild good, which means a 10 on this platform.
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  3. May 24, 2016
    10
    For 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.
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  4. Jun 8, 2016
    8
    Considering Rome II and Attila... a very solid experience, which I expect to be added upon with further patches and FreeLC. I'm sure I'll beConsidering Rome II and Attila... a very solid experience, which I expect to be added upon with further patches and FreeLC. I'm sure I'll be bitter every time they add a new race pack... but I am enjoying the experience so far never the less.

    It's about time we had a solid Warhammer Fantasy RTS, even if it's not perfect. Less of a true development of Total War though as some previous Total War features are not present and others have had their impact lessened. Not really a problem I care about though.
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  5. May 25, 2016
    7
    The good: Looks great, runs better at launch than the previous two titles, diverse faction warfare styles, Warhammer!

    The bad: No
    The good: Looks great, runs better at launch than the previous two titles, diverse faction warfare styles, Warhammer!

    The bad: No blood/gore, Only 4 (5)* factions (*Chaos available free for 1st week of purchases)

    The ugly: Dumbed down campaign map, stripped down barebones multiplayer, game breaking technical glitches
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  6. Jun 18, 2016
    6
    É Razoável e levemente viciante (por um tempo) e como sou fã de Warhammer adorei a adaptação para Total War. Porém é naquelas néh, parece umÉ Razoável e levemente viciante (por um tempo) e como sou fã de Warhammer adorei a adaptação para Total War. Porém é naquelas néh, parece um Tema do Windows novo, mudando o icone do mouse, o papel de parede etc... tem novas animações e missões exclusivas para cada campanha. Mas ficou o gostinho de que poderia ter inovado, não só trocado o "tema" mas sim evoluído a engine, jogabilidade, etc. Expand
  7. Mar 31, 2017
    0
    I really love the series total war. My acquaintance began with Rome 1. The series developed all these years and reached its peak at Atilla.I really love the series total war. My acquaintance began with Rome 1. The series developed all these years and reached its peak at Atilla. But, in my opinion, the warhammer, a serious step backward. Expand

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