Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

44%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
May 11, 2018

The wait for a new historical Total War game is finally over! Sort of.

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
May 1, 2018

The first Total War Saga game tries a lot of new things, succeeding at about half of them. It improves on a few areas historical Total War games have struggled with, but at the same time falls back into some bad, old habits that other games in the series were able to rise above. The overall tapestry reads as more than competent, and I could watch hardened huskarls with their massive axes crash into a Saxon shield wall all day. But there are too many blemishes for me to place it alongside some of its truly great peers like Attila and Warhammer.

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73 / 100
Apr 30, 2018

A brilliant early game and bold experiments almost make up for the AI niggles and the boring march to the final battle.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 2, 2018

An understandable attempt to create a more accessible Total War experience, but it's been streamlined so much it offers only a small taste of the series' full potential.

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8 / 10
May 2, 2018

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia makes a hearty meal out of pig-sticking, pillaging, and politics.

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Apr 30, 2018

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia aims to focus the Total War series. Instead of a grand chunk of history to explore, it drills down to some specific decades, with a much smaller map. At the end of the day though, you still need to love the real-time strategy play for the Total War series. If you do, Thrones of Britannia is an experience that tries not to suck up all of your time and energy.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2018

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has flaws, but it condenses properly the Total War formula in a more accessible way and, before all else, carves the optimum path for the forthcoming spin-offs.

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8 / 10
Apr 30, 2018

While Total War has often focussed on the big picture, Thrones of Britannia shows there's plenty of scope for a series of Total War Saga offshoots to explore the smaller conflicts and civil wars through history.

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8.2 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2018

Thrones of Britannia is a nice new view of the Total War franchise and the changes made by Creative Assembly seems to be the future for it.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2018

For Total War fans this is likely a must-have title, but to anyone else Thrones of Britannia is a confusing mess that simply isn't welcoming to series newcomers.

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