Total War: Warhammer

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.

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Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer | PC

Strategy, fantasy, RTS, turn-based, multiplayer, war strategy, Warhammer

Companies responsible for Total War: Warhammer

Creative Assembly | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Total War: Warhammer release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 May 2016 | Worldwide

24 May 2016 | Europe

24 May 2016 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 546 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 1023 players' votes.  

Total War: Warhammer is the tenth installment in the famous strategy game series created by British developer Creative Assembly. This time around, we are dealing with a game set in the universe of Warhammer Fantasy, created by the Games Workshop company.

Story

In this universe, several different races wage war against each other to take control over the Old World, while keeping at bay the demonic forces of Chaos that invade the realm. There are four playable factions in the game, each one with a powerful leader. Humans from the Empire are led by the emperor Karl Franz, whose aim is to unite the broken forces of Prince-Electors. Grimgor Ironhide leads a cruel army of orcs and goblins. High King Thorgrim commands the dwarves, armed with advanced technology based on gunpowder and steam. Finally, the cunning vampires, leading their undead armies, are under the command of Mannfred von Carstein.

Gameplay

Gameplay is not much different from what we saw in recent Total War games. The turn-based gameplay revolves around managing your territories – gathering resources, expanding cities, developing new technologies, trade, diplomacy, recruiting troops and moving armies, etc. At least, that's how the game looks in the model case (the humans), as each race requires a different approach. For example, while playing as the orcs the infrastructure development fades into the background, and the key aspect of "economy" becomes the so-called Waaagh! – the primal battle cry of the greenskins, which becomes an ersatz resource. The often you engage in combat and win, the more warriors will flock under your command, however, if you start slacking off and lose most of your battles, your armies will melt like snow in spring (e.g. your warriors will pick up fights with each other out of boredom). Each faction has its agents, who serve an important role on the world map. These are the special units, coming in different sorts. They can move around on their own, develop their skills as they succeed in their tasks, and can also take part in battles.

The battles are the second pillar of Warhammer: Total War. They are very spectacular and fought in real time – the visuals have been significantly improved, in comparison to the previous installments in the series. Not only thanks to the advancement in technology, but also the increased variety of units taking part in battles. Depending on the chosen faction, you can use numerous types of infantry and cavalry, more or less conventional siege weapons, artillery, as well as giant beasts and flying creatures. Another novelty are heroes, who can now take part in battles (the abovementioned agents), with heavy emphasis being put on spellcasters, who can utterly change the situation on the battlefield with their devastating magic.

Game modes

The game is not set in any particular moment in history of the Warhammer universe. The campaign has a sandbox-like structure, and the player shapes the game's story by completing selected missions. Missions can also represent some canonical events that happened in the history of the Old World (e.g. the Storm of Chaos) and often provide your heroes with powerful artifacts or aid your faction in other ways.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4570 3.20 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760/Radeon R9 270X or better, 35 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450/Radeon HD 5770 or better, 35 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

Total War: Warhammer Bretonnia

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Zwiastun kolejnej grywalnej frakcji w grze Total War: Warhammer. Królestwo Bretonni zadebiutuje 28 lutego, w ramach darmowego DLC.

Total War: Warhammer Game Guide

game guide 15 June 2016

A guide to Total War: Warhammer – the tenth title from the well-known series from Creative Assembly studio.

Total War: Warhammer review – Old World in new garments

Review 31 May 2016 17:20

Warhammer + Total War is among the most basic mathematical equations – come to think about it, it’s actually surprising that it took that long for Creative Assembly to finally make this game. Today we know that it was totally worth the wait.

Total War: Warhammer – Old World Edition announced for February 2017

News 09 November 2016 15:32

In February 2017 Sega will release Total War: Warhammer – Old World Edition, a repackaged version of the best-selling strategy game. This new boxed release is going to offer another playable faction – Bretonnia – and an exclusive novella.

Total War: Warhammer gets The Grim and the Grave DLC and a free Legendary Lord Pack

News 02 September 2016 10:58

The Grim and the Grave is the newly released paid DLC for Total War: Warhammer. Besides, the game has also received a free Legendary Lord Pack.

Total War: Warhammer might get a Beastmen DLC soon

News 12 July 2016 13:01

Beastmen as a playable faction may be the content of next DLC for Total War: Warhammer. This has been teased on the game's Facebook page by Creative Assembly.

Total War: Warhammer Update 1 live; Blood Knights and DX12 beta added

News 30 June 2016 18:30

The first update for Total War: Warhammer has been released today. It brings a considerable amount of new content into the game and introduces a myriad of changes.

Total War: Warhammer launches today; see the new 4K 360° trailer

News 24 May 2016 13:00

Total War: Warhammer launches today. On this occasion, Creative Assembly has released a new 360° trailer with resolutions of up to 4K.

Total War: Warhammer global launch times

News 23 May 2016 12:50

Creative Assembly has confirmed the exact time when Total War: Warhammer will be unlocked and playable.

Total War: Warhammer to offer mod support since day one

News 06 May 2016 14:20

Players will be able to install and create Total War: Warhammer modifications since day one, revealed Creative Assembly.

Total War: Warhammer post-release content plans revealed

News 13 April 2016 12:00

Creative Assembly has shared their plans on Total War: Warhammer post-release content. The grand strategy game is going to receive both paid DLCs and free content packs.

Chaos Warriors showed off in a new Total War: Warhammer gameplay video

News 08 April 2016 11:05

The latest commentary gameplay video from Total War: Warhammer shows off a battle against Chaos Warrios – the most vicious faction in the game.