Total War is a series of strategy games developed by The Creative Assembly for personal computers. They combine turn-based strategy and resource management with real-time tactical control of battles. Rather uniquely for real-time strategy games, flanking maneuvers and formations factor heavily into gameplay. The first of the series, Shogun: Total War, was released in June 2000. The most recent major game released was Total War: Three Kingdoms on 23 May 2019. The series has sold over 20 million copies.
The Total War series let the player satisfy cravings beyond the need for sharp strategy or pitched battles. History can be twisted into the most crazy turns of events, new stories will be created and everyone is free to roleplay as his/her favorite general. Some of the most interesting Total War games are Total War: Rome, Total War: Shogun, Total War: Napoleon and Total War: Medievil. Well…, you can read it Shogun: Total War if you want to be 100% correct but I prefer to use the name of the franchise first.
Adam the Fanatic shared with us his fantastic review featuring Total War: Shogun 2, Total War: Medievil 2 and Total War: Three Kingdoms. You can see his full review in the video embeded below. This month Adam is developing four Sega-exclusive reviews.
Total War: Shogun 2 is set in the middle of the 16th century in Medieval Japan during a period of isolation and military conflict called Sengoku Jidai. Its expansion explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the last Shogun around the time of the Boshin War in 19th-century Japan, 300 years after the events of the original game in a clash of traditional Samurai culture with the power of modern weaponry. The game was released on 15 March 2011.
Medieval II: Total War, a sequel to Medieval: Total War, was released on 10 November 2006 in Europe and on 14 November in North America. The game includes much more detailed characters and features the Age of Discovery, colonisation of the Americas and the Mongol and Timurid invasions
Released on 23 May 2019, Three Kingdoms brings the Total War series to China during the rule of the Han dynasty in 190 AD where the child Emperor Xian of Han is placed on the throne as a puppet ruler by his regent Dong Zhuo. The game centers on heroes who fight tyranny but whose ambitions may break their fragile alliance and divide China leading up to the rise of the Three Kingdoms period. The game is based on the ancient Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Special thanks to Adam the Fanatic for the video review, giving a refreshing touch to our boring articles. If you enjoyed the video, be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel. If you are a samurai fan be sure to check Ghost of Tsushima’s Editions and all the new games announced by Sony. This month, we are also doing our first site giveaway with Witcher 3, Green Hell and Fight of Animals (for Steam).
Adam “The Fanatic” Butler