Total War Battles: Kingdom

The second installment in a spin-off subseries belonging to the Total War franchise, designed mainly for mobile devices. Both titles were created by a separate development team working under Creative Assembly. In contrast to the original game, this one focuses entirely on online gameplay and PvP competition. The game takes you back to 10th century. You become a leader of a small country, who has to take care of its development and security. Your goal is to conquer new lands and turn them into bustling, productive terrains. The game offers expanded strategic gameplay, allowing you to not only construct buildings, gather resources, and expand your army, but also use diplomacy, spies, and intrigues against your allies and foes alike. In terms of visuals, unlike the previous edition, this one looks more akin to a full-fledged Total War game.

PC / Windows
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Total War Battles: Kingdom

Total War Battles: Kingdom | PC

Total War Battles: Kingdom release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

24 March 2016 | Europe

24 March 2016 | USA

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 5.0 / 10 calculated out of 53 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 55 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
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Total War Battles: Kingdom

Total War Battles: Kingdom | iOS

Total War Battles: Kingdom release date for iOS:

game language:
English

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size:
Game score 5.0 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 3.3 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

Android OS
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Total War Battles: Kingdom

Total War Battles: Kingdom | Android

Total War Battles: Kingdom release date for Android:

game language:
English

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size:
Game score 5.0 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.  

WWW
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Total War Battles: Kingdom

Total War Battles: Kingdom | WWW

Total War Battles: Kingdom release date for WWW:

game language:
English

22 September 2016 | Worldwide

22 September 2016 | Europe PAL

22 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet

A sequel to the strategy game Total War Battles: Shogun, which originally came out in 2012 on iOS mobile devices, launching a new sub-series in the popular Total War franchise. It is designed not only for PC users, but also (or actually mainly) for mobile players. Although the two games were brought to us by Creative Assembly, the fathers of the franchise, the production was outsourced to a separate team, working independently from the main studio.

The game takes you into the medieval period, the 10th century CE. You become the ruler of your own country, whose responsibilities include taking care of the lands and citizens and waging wars against enemies in order to conquer new territories and ultimately to claim the crown of the entire realm. The strategic layer was expanded as compared to Total War Battles: Shogun. Set aside traditional resource gathering, building, and recruitment of armies - diplomacy and tactical thinking play a more significant part. There are also such aspects as espionage, deceptions, and betrayals, which you can use both against your friends and foes.

Total War Battles: Kingdom does not merely copy the ideas of its predecessor. On the contrary it is a very different game at its core. First and foremost, in contrast to the single player focused Total War Battles: Shogun, this new game revolves around online gameplay, resembling browser strategies in that aspect. Therefore, there are no battles to be fought against AI-controlled opponents, only against rivalling players. All players are a part of a shared, common world; they explore it together, conquer new lands and turn them into rich, productive terrains.

In terms of graphics, Kingdom looks much better than its predecessor, and its most characteristic element is the way it presents battles. They are now closer to epic clashes known from the main game series. The developers put much emphasis on cross-platform functionality. This means users of different platforms can play together and that the same game can be resumed on any device.

Contrary to the full-priced Total War Battles: Shogun, Kingdom is a free-to-play game featuring microtransactions. What is worthy of a special mention about its system is that the optional payments are non-intrusive, since almost all gear and bonuses for your units can be acquired in game.

Age Rating

age requirements: 16+

Total War Battles: Kingdom goes live next Thursday

News 18 March 2016 14:11

Total War Battles: Kingdom will be out on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices on March 24, 2016. This free-to-play installment in the popular strategy games series is currently available as beta on Steam.