Total War Series

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Total War Series

Total War Series Logo
Total War Series Logo. © Sega

The Total War series of grand strategy games for the PC, developed by Creative Assembly, combine elements of both turn-based strategy and real-time strategy genre. Management of your faction, resources, and armies are performed in the turn-based mode while combat and battle tactics are done in real-time. The Total War series is also well known for having huge battles that can include thousands of units on either side. To date, there have been five full game releases, five expansion packs, and six combo packs.

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Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer. © Sega

Release Date: May 24, 2016
Developer: The Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn Based Strategy
Theme: Fantasy
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Total War: Warhammer is the tenth game in the Total War series and the first game that will not be based on historical fact. Set in the Warhammer fantasy game world, the game will feature the tried and true gameplay of previous Total War series with a new twist. Factions will include races of the Warhammer universe including Men, Orcs, Goblins, Dwarfs and Vampire Counts. It is also the first of three planned Total War games set in the Warhammer universe. Each faction is said to have it's own unique units and campaign. Total War: Warhammer is scheduled for release in 2016.

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Total War: Atilla

Total War: Attila
Total War: Attila. © Sega

Release Date: Feb 17, 2015
Developer: The Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Total War Attila is the ninth full release in the Total War series of PC strategy games. It is set during the Dark Ages beginning in the year 395 AD and bridges the gap in the timelines of the Rome and Medieval Total War games. At the start of the game, players control the Western Roman Empire and fight against the Huns. As with other Total War games, there is a grand strategy mode which allows players to choose any of the playable factions and try to conquer the known world. There are a total of 16 playable factions each of which has their own units and benefits. Total War: Attila also introduces a new religious conversion aspect that provides bonuses depending on the religion. Another new feature not found in previous Total War games is the fertility of regions play a role in settlement, growth, and migration of population and regions.

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Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II
Total War: Rome II. © Sega

Release Date: Sep 3, 2013
Genre: Real Time Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Total War: Rome II is a historical strategy game and eighth game in the Total War series of video games by Creative Assembly. The game comes with a total of 8 playable factions including the Roman Republic, Carthage, Macedon, and others. In total there area 117 factions that can be encountered during game play. As with other Total War series of games, a game play is split between the campaign map where players managed and plan their empire and a battle portion where you control and take part in massive battles with thousands of combatants.

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Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2. © Sega

Release Date: Mar 15, 2010
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn Based Strategy
Theme: Historical - Japan
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Total War: Shogun 2 is the sequel to the very title from the Total War series, Shogun: Total War. In Shogun 2 players will take on the role of the leader of a province in feudal japan as they try to eliminate all other factions and gain control over all of Japan. Total War: Shogun 2 features character leveling, hero units as well as single and multiplayer game modes. Screenshots for the game will give you an idea of just how big the battles can be in Total War Shogun 2.

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Napoleon Total War

Napoleon: Total War
Napoleon: Total War. © Sega

Release Date: Feb 2, 2010
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Full Game
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Expansions: None
In Napoleon: Total War players will be able to choose to control Napoleon himself or one of the many generals/nations that fought against him. The game will use an updated and improved Empire Total War game engine. The single-player portion of the game includes three full campaigns covering Napoleon's Italian, Egyptian and European military campaigns.

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Empire Total War

Empire: Total War
Empire: Total War. © Sega

Release Date: Mar 3, 2009
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Full Game
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Expansions: None
In Empire Total War players command factions through the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment as they attempt to conquer the globe. For the first time, players will be able to command real-time 3D naval sea battles with individual ships and large fleets of 18th century galleons. The screenshots for Empire: Total War provides a good view into some of the naval battles that can be encountered during play.

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Medieval II Total War

Medieval II Total War
Medieval II Total War. Sega

Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Full Game
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Expansions: Kingdoms
Medieval II: Total War is the fourth game in the Total War franchise of strategy games. Part turn-based part RTS, be ready to take part in epic medieval battles across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the New World with literally tens of thousands of units. While it was released a number of years ago, Medieval II: Total War is still regarded as one of the best strategy games and one of best Total War games. Screenshots detail how both the real-time battles as well as the more strategic map mode.

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Medieval II Total War: Kingdoms

Medieval II Total War Kingdoms
Medieval II Total War Kingdoms. © Sega

Release Date: Aug 28, 2007
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Expansion Pack
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Medieval II Total War Kingdoms is the first and only expansion released for Medieval II Total War. In includes 4 new campaigns as well as 13 new playable factions including many Native American civilizations. In addition, there are more than 150 new units, hero characters, multiplayer maps and more.

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Rome Total War

Rome: Total War
Rome: Total War. © Sega

Release Date: Sep 22, 2004
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Full Game
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Expansions: Barbarian Invasion, Alexander
Rome Total War takes players through the history of the rise of the Roman republic and Roman Empire. The main faction is, of course, Rome but the game also includes plenty of playable, unlockable and non-playable factions. These include barbarian factions such as Gaul and Germania as well as Greek, Egyptian and African factions. The gameplay in Rome Total War and attention to detail in design and graphics helped set the standard for the series in all the games that followed.

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Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion

Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion
Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion. © Sega

Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Expansion Pack
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Rome Total War Barbarian Invasion was the first expansion pack released for Rome Total War. This expansion pack picks up some 350 years after the timeline of Rome Total War and goes until about 500 A.D. and goes through of Rome into the Eastern and Western Roman Empire. The expansion includes new maps, new playable factions and there is even a demo that allows you to try out the expansion.

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Rome Total War: Alexander

Rome: Total War Alexander
Rome: Total War Alexander. © Sega

Release Date: Jun 19, 2006
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Expansion Pack
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Rome Total War: Alexander was the second expansion pack released for Rome Total War. This expansion is set during the reign of Alexander the Great around 300 B.C. Alexander is not a typical expansion pack as it's played on a slightly different map and has different unit types that the original. Rome Total War: Alexander includes only one playable faction, Macedon, and seven non-playable factions.

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Medieval Total War

Medieval: Total War
Medieval: Total War. © Sega

Release Date: Aug 19, 2002
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Full Game
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Expansions: Viking Invasion
Medieval Total War is the second game in the Total War series and is set in Europe during the middle ages. With 3 different game modes, you have the ability to select one of 12 factions or nations to play in the campaign for European conquest. Battles can include thousands upon thousands of troops across large battlefields. A demo can still be found which allows you to try out the game.

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Medieval Total War: Viking Invasion

Medieval: Total War Viking Invasion
Medieval: Total War Viking Invasion. © Sega

Release Date: May 6, 2003
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: Activision
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Expansion Pack
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Medieval Total War Viking Invasion is the expansion pack for the first Medieval Total War. It includes new factions, units, and weapons for players to control as well as historical characters such as Edward the Confessor, Leif Erikson and more. The game uses a campaign map centered on the British Isles and Scandinavia, players can command the Viking faction or one of the several factions in Britain.

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Shogun Total War

Shogun: Total War
Shogun: Total War. © Sega

Release Date: Jun 13, 2000
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn Based Strategy
Theme: Historical - Japan
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Full Game
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Expansions: Mongol Invasion
Shogun: Total War was Creative Assembly's first game in the Total War series in which players take on the role of a Japanese daimyo trying to conquer feudal Japan. It features all the early hallmarks of the Total War series from the turn based province map to the massive real-time battles with thousands of troops. There was one expansion release for Shogun Total War titled the Mongol Invasion.

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Shogun Total War Mongol Invasion

Shogun: Total War Mongol Invasion
Shogun: Total War Mongol Invasion. © Sega

Release Date: Aug 8, 2001
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc
Genre: Real Time Strategy, Turn Based Strategy
Theme: Historical
Rating: T for Teen
Type: Expansion Pack
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Shogun Total War: Mongol Invasion is the first and only expansion for the historical based Shogun Total War. Mongol Invasion adds new units, training schools, new multiplayer maps and upgraded graphics. In it players have the chance to battle against or take control of the great Mongol hordes of Kublai Khan.