Total War: Warhammer II
Top Critic Average
Is it worth it? It is for me. Total Warhammer 2 is a complex game with deep mechanics, varied gameplay and I’ll never tire of watching my Carnosaurs thrash the filthy Skaven (Via viewing replays of course). It takes an investment of time to dig into the game but that investment pays off in spades when you know what you’re doing. It’s just a shame that you need to seek sources outside the game to truly grasp it.
In short, Total War: Warhammer II offers plenty of content for fans of strategy games, Warhammer and Total Warhammer fans, and new starters to the genre. It is easily one of the genre's finest, standing alongside X-Com 2 as one of the best PC games of the last few years.
The Total War series is more and more like a constructor with each new game. And Warhammer II became the apotheosis of this thesis. Creating a base in the form of the original game, the development team began to slowly push it highter. Yes, we do not have sea battles yet, but it's possible that with the release of another new game we will get the most ultimatum Total War among the existing ones.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Creative Assembly did something with Total War: Warhammer II that is, in my experience, quite rare in the Warhammer franchise … It followed up an excellent title with an equally (and in many ways, superior) excellent title.
We are facing a new path taken by The Creative Assembly: the detachment from the other chapters of Total War is increasingly evident, adding brio and innovation to games that left little room for storytelling. The footage is beautiful and contextualized, the longtime players of Warhammer Fantasy can not miss this piece of the saga. We're unlikely to see the whole story treated so well and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Honestly, this review could go on a lot more, but so much of it is attention to details and improvements on the prior title that it would miss the point. That point being that Total War: Warhammer II is a game where you can have a T-Rex throw down with a Wizard. There are great strategy elements, the new vortex victory is a great refresher from normal conquest types, and the new races are all great; but reading this review means missing out on the dino action. Still reading?
Total War Warhammer 2 shows once again why many developer can't keep up to the standards of this series and why its formula is unreachable for them.
Review in Persian | Read full review
All in all though, Total War: Warhammer 2 is a solid continuation on the foundations set by it’s predecessor. I don’t feel it’s enough of a technical improvement to justify the numerical release, as many of the quality of life advances could, and perhaps should have been released as a patch for the original, but it is a solid improvement on the formula none-the-less.
My complaints are fairly minor, especially when compared to the vast amount of fun I had with Warhammer: Total War 2.
Total War: Warhammer 2's inability to solve some longstanding franchise-wide issues don't really dampen the sense that this is the biggest, and one of the best, executions on the same formula. Adding that this is only the second game in a planned trilogy ends up only making me more excited to see what's in store for Total War: Warhammer 3.