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Total War: PHARAOH

Oct 11, 2023 - PC

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80 / 100
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
8 / 10
IGN Italy
7.6 / 10
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Total War: PHARAOH - Tausret - The Strategist

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Total War: PHARAOH - Ramesses - The Paragon

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Critic Reviews for Total War: PHARAOH

Dull warfare mars a fascinating battle for supremacy during the late Bronze Age collapse.

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Total War: Pharaoh's interesting battles complement an impressively rich campaign centered on the Late Bronze Age Collapse.

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Total War: Pharaoh's battles may be limited by history, but Creative Assembly compensates for this with a complex, thematic, and highly dynamic campaign.

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Metro GameCentral

6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A Total War game proves not to be the best way to explore one of the most fascinating periods in ancient history, with boring real-time battles dragging down positive changes to the grand strategy elements.

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In the end, Total War: Pharaoh stands atop the pyramids of grand-scale RTS. It takes the franchise in a bold new direction, adding a slew of new systems and features that enhance the gameplay. Despite choosing to play it safe with battles, the new systems are a big step forward. And while it has its flaws, Pharaoh features one of the best campaigns yet in an exciting and beautiful setting.

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Pharaoh is a solid new entry in the Total War series, although it lacks some ambition. If all you wanted was some fun playing as a general in a Bronze Age setting, you'd probably be satisfied here, but if you were waiting for the next big thing, you'd have to wait a bit more.

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Total War: Pharaoh lets you play your way, and throws a lot at you to deal with. Fans will lap it up once they get to grips with its new mechanics.

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Total War Pharaoh is a fun game, but one that lacks ambition. It squanders its potential with meagre gameplay, story, soundtrack, and performance, and fails to add anything of note to the Total War series, or leave an impression of its identity.

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