Total War: Warhammer (PC)
Strategy 24 May 2016
Next installment in the epic strategy game series, introduced by Creative Assembly in 2000. After a series of titles set in different historical periods, the developers decided to take players into one of the most famous fantasy universes, created by the Games Workshop company. In the dark universe of Warhammer, different races constantly fight for power and world domination, unaware of the fact that the real threat comes from a mighty force from the north. The game lets become the leader of one of several races, including humans, orcs, goblins, dwarves, vampires, and others. Disregarding the fantasy elements, the gameplay does not differ significantly from the previous games in the series, with epic real-time battles lying at its core. Between the battles the gameplay switches to a turn-based mode, where on a world map you develop your country, its economy, and establish diplomatic relations with other nations.
Total War: Warhammer II (PC)
Another installment in a popular series of strategy games created by Creative Assembly. Unlike the first part of the subseries, which was set in the Old World, this time the players travel to the west, where they wage a war across four continents: Ulthuan, Naggaroth, Southern Realms, and Lustria. Four races take part in the conflict, i.e. the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Lizardmen, and the Skaven. Each of these factions fights for control over the Great Vortex, which they can heal or disperse using various rituals. Once more, gameplay in Total War: Warhammer II is based on two pillars. In a strategy map view you move your armies, manage economy and expand cities (all this in turns), while battles are waged in real time on 3D battlefields. Each race has its unique mechanics, units and heroes. Besides, owners of the first and second game can download a huge map that combines both game worlds. This way you can play a campaign of truly epic scale while controlling any of the factions available in Total War: Warhammer and its sequel.
Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide (PC)
Action 23 October 2015
Set in the Warhammer universe, a co-op multiplayer game developed by Fatshark, the company known for such games as War of the Roses/Vikings and Escape Dead Island. The action takes place in and around Ubersreik – an almost completely destroyed city overrun by rat-men species called the Skaven. Players assemble a team of four daredevils with the objective of breaching through subsequent districts and taking them back from enemies. Generally, mechanics resemble those in the popular Left 4 Dead series. The action is seen from the first-person perspective. The heroes assume one of five classes, each having a different story and abilities. During combat, the defeated enemies leave their equipment that can be picked up and used in subsequent battles. The game features dark and gloomy colors which create a distinctive atmosphere of terror.
Total War: Warhammer - Realm of The Wood Elves (PC)
Strategy 08 December 2016
A large add-on for Total War: Warhammer, introducing a new playable race: Wood Elves. In order to introduce the new faction, a playable mini-campaign was added, in which the new race fights against Bretonnians, and repels the invasion of army of beastmen led by Morghur. The new race is led by two legendary leaders: an immortal half-god Orion, and one of the eldest of the treefolk, Durthu. Aside from them, Realm of The Wood Elves is represented by Glade Lords and Ancient Treemen, as well as three types of heroes: Spellsingers, Branchwraiths, and Waystalkers. Additionally, a number of standard units were introduced, including eagle and stag riders. Wood Elves also have a unique technology and construction tree. Conquered areas can only support guard posts, while more advanced structures are built only in Athel Loren, their home forest. A new currency – Amber – had been introduced, necessary for recruiting elite units.
Total War: Warhammer - Call of the Beastmen (PC)
Strategy 28 July 2016
The first large DLC expansion to Total War: Warhammer, another installment of the renowned series of strategy games developed by Creative Assembly. The expansion titled Call of the Beastmen allows the players to take control of a completely new playable faction of Beastmen in a new story campaign dedicated to them. The titular race of humanoid beasts was created due to mutation of humans under the influence of Chaos. The Beastmen have a very aggressive way of fighting. They have their own unique buildings, technologies, abilities, tactics, units and heroes, and are considered to be masters of guerilla warfare and a nomadic tribe which can easily move its infrastructure from one place to another. As a race marked by Chaos they can poison conquered regions and use the help of dark forces. Their gameplay style is supported by bonus units that appear depending on player’s performance in battles.
Mordheim: City of the Damned (PC)
Strategy 19 November 2015
A tactical RPG with turn-based combat set in the popular universe of Warhammer. The game is a debut project of the Canadian studio Rogue Factor, founded by veterans of the video game industry. This title is based on a classic tabletop battle game Mordheim, which, in contrast to most of the games set in this universe, did not feature grand battles but small clashes of individual units. The game is set 500 years before the Warhammer’s main story, in the titular Mordheim City. After being struck by a comet, the city becomes a fighting ground for numerous conflicting factions. As a leader of one of them, you explore vast districts of the metropolis, undertaking various story missions and fighting enemies. Turn-based battles take place on 3D arenas of different shapes and layouts. Interestingly, your soldiers can become crippled, e.g. lose limbs.
Man O' War: Corsair (PC)
Action 19 April 2017
A video game adaptation of Man O’ War – a popular tabletop game from the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Man O’ War: Corsair is an action game developed by Evil Twin Games, giving us the opportunity to command our own pirate ship. The game is focused mainly around the exploration of an open world – aside from lengthy naval travels, we can visit various ports and engage in trade, or battle enemy vessels. The battles see us employ various ships and cannons, as well as different crew compositions, including shooters or sorcerers. During our travels, our way will be crossed by numerous opponents, including orcs, dark elves, or various sea monsters living in its depths. The developers introduced a number of other immersive features, including a dynamic weather system or a day and night cycle.
Blood Bowl II (PC)
Sports 22 September 2015
A sequel to a fantasy sports game, in which various races from the popular Warhammer universe compete in an extremely brutal version of American football. The game was developed by the creators of the first part, Cyanide Studio. The story mode features a new, extensive campaign, in which you take the role of a manager of one of the oldest and most successful teams of the Old World – Reikland Reavers. General gameplay rules remained unchanged, however, the creators heeded to the fans’ suggestions and included lots of innovations and improvements. A brand new graphics engine was designed solely for this game, introducing enhanced visuals and animations, as well as a dynamic camera system. The game follows the distinctive convention of a show broadcasted on Cabal Vision, the official Blood Bowl television, and the matches are casted by a likable duet of a vampire and an ogre. Of course, the developers did not forget about competitive multiplayer.