Percentile Rank

A Total War Saga: TROY is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 13, 2020

Total War heads to the Bronze Age for an entertaining and evocative brand of strategy.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 13, 2020

This is a good Total War game.

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Scored Reviews

Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

With a focused approach, looking at the Trojan War, Total War Saga: Troy offers you the choice between following the story of the war or forging your own path, each time feeling different. This is enhanced by unique game mechanics for each faction within the game, though there are sadly a limited number, as well as adding mechanics that all factions work with like the favour of gods. This is backed up by a brilliant resource and city-management system, making this one of the more strategic Total War titles out there. There are some flaws, such as agents mostly feeling useless and a few small niggles with diplomacy and allied AI, but these are outshone by the aforementioned positives and a fantastically tactical combat system due to enhanced units and new terrain, as well as mythical units. Put simply, Total War Saga: Troy is an outstanding first entry from Creative Assembly Sofia and a fantastic entry to the Total War franchise, highlighting what the Saga spin-offs can bring.

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Aug 18, 2020

As a first foray, it is an incredibly impressive effort from Creative Asselby Sofia, a team that has done incredible justice to one of the most important tales of the ancient world.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is a worthy successor with significant new features, such as Divine Will, that adds depth to the tried and true franchise.

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Gamefa
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is an excellent take on the mytho-historic Trojan War. It introduces new mechanics for each of the game's eight factions that give each hero a unique feel. The art direction of the game and how they used poetry arts to create the campaign map's skybox makes the game even more stylish and exquisite. There are still some problems in Diplomacy and AI, like almost every other Total War game. Also, the siege battles are not as impressive as normal ones. With all this in mind, A Total War Saga: Troy is better than Thrones of Britannia and worth playing.

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IGN Italy
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2020

A good addition to the Total War roster. It offers some unique new mechanics and a very different playstile for each hero. Balancing issues however damage the overall experience.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 12, 2020

Splicing history with Hollywood, Troy is an exciting new take on the Total War formula. Sega's immense strategy series continues to snowball, absorbing and shedding new ideas, somehow keeping momentum despite that core gameplay remaining virtually untouched.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is a slightly different Total War game. It's commitment to the period, and all that entails is a lot of fun and well worth a look.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Aug 12, 2020

Total War Saga: Troy is a step in an interesting direction. The "Saga" distinction allows the team to try some new concepts without disturbing the main franchise, and it does while remaining faithful to the historic roots of its predecessors, with a dash of the fantastical. Some technical wobbles remain, and the game can be occasionally obtuse, but there's a lot to enjoy here.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy absolutely nails its Bronze Age setting and comes up with interesting ways to make the period work in its grand strategy framework, but its AI has trouble wrapping its head around it.

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TrustedReviews
Aug 12, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is a superb entry to Creative Assembly's strategy series, with both combat and diplomacy proving incredibly addictive. However, there have been a few tweaks to the Total War blueprint in order to accommodate the Bronze Age setting. Hardcore Total War fans may be dismayed by the lack of unit variety, but newcomers may well relish the simplified approach. The new economy system also adds a new depth to diplomacy and strategy, making non-combat play significantly more enjoyable no matter your Total War experience level. And with a smattering of Greek mythology, Troy feels one of the most distinctive entries to the series yet.

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Gamers Heroes
80 / 100
80 / 100
Aug 12, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is a good addition to the franchise, but is not recommended for new players. However, fans of the historical setting Total War games shouldn't hesitate to check this one out.

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MonsterVine
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 20, 2020

Fewer vampires and more Greeks! It’s Bronze Age Total War.

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Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 23, 2020

Total War Saga as a mini series of smaller scoped historical settings has allowed for incredibly rich myths and legends to be portrayed in a Total War game. Troy is no different. The Total War formula is able to seamlessly integrate itself into the Homeric epic, and the added mythological nature of the original story makes for a diverse range of Heroes and Kingdoms to choose from, making each campaign feel unique and purposeful.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 12, 2020

Vast, beautiful, and every bit as epic as its subject matter, Troy's designation as a 'Saga' doesn't reflect a brief spin-off, but a soaring remix of the Iliad, with just the occasional annoyance or backwards step.

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PC Gamer
75 / 100
75 / 100
Aug 12, 2020

Refreshing tactical changes and some of the best maps in the series make this an experiment worth checking out.

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Destructoid
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy plays it safe in some slightly disappointing ways, but brings enough new to the table that I would appreciate seeing its ideas make their way over to the next mainline Total War game.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 12, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is limited in scope and unit variety. Similarly, its middle-ground approach between a purely historical title and one that's filled to the brim with mythological elements might not please everyone. Still, it manages to entertain owing to unique faction leader mechanics and Divine Will strategies. Grab it while it's free, but wait for a few fixes and balancing tweaks if you're planning on buying it separately.

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AusGamers
7.5 / 10.0
AusGamers

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2020

Overall, it was easy to be drawn into A Total War Saga: TROY.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy feels neither like an historic game, nor like a legendary tale. It stands in between, but it's an interesting gameplay experience and a spin-off that fans should try.

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Gamersky
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2020

The story of Troy is still attractive nowadays, Total War: Troy combines it with the spirit of Total War series. As a result, it is indeed interesting but not so innovative or exceeding one's expectation.

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

Epic conflict from Greek mythology in exciting campaigns, but without improvements in Total war series.

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Oyungezer Online
7.5 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Gülhis Canpolat

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

A Total War Saga: TROY will definitely attract an audience with its charming theme, that's for sure. But I can't suggest this game to hardcore strategy fans, it's too easy and simple.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
75 / 100
75 / 100
Aug 18, 2020

Based on the Iliad epic, Troy appeals to both Total War veterans and players who want to enter the series. Players looking for a good strategy game should definitely try this game.

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New Game Network
73 / 100
73 / 100
Oct 6, 2020

Troy is a good addition to the Total War franchise with an interesting setting. However, it does not capture the imagination or attention like previous entries in the franchise.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 20, 2020

There is no denying that A Total War Saga: Troy is suffering from numerous problems, as the formula that started with Rome 2 and reached its full potential with Warhammer 2 is starting to show its age, and proves that it is time for major changes in the core mechanisms of the series. All that said, Troy is still an entertaining experience if you are a hardcore strategy fan and can keep you engaged for many, many hours.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 19, 2020

A meaty, engrossing strategy spin-off with an attention to detail that is both a blessing and a curse.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 12, 2020

It's not a perfect game, but fighting the Minotaur is too cool to pass up!

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Aug 16, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is not a bad game, but some of the developers' decisions were quite controversial. However, it will always find its loyal fans thanks to unique setting. And it's possible that later it will be expanded and upgraded.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 13, 2020

It is a true pleasure to discover a beloved franchise like Total War that uses the Trojan War as a background. It is a great RTS, with some fantastic artistic value and and a few novelties that make it really interesting for this series. Nevertheless, some mechanics like the economy are a bit under-exploited, especially in mid-game until the end. Difficulty feels very odd with enemies who use and abuse the agent system to sabotage your faction.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

Total War Saga: Troy takes the Total War franchise to the Bronze Age and while it brings a handful of new changes, Troy is an interesting, but flawed entry in the Total War series.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 17, 2020

If you play it for free this is an excellent introduction to the concept of Total War, but as a paid-for product it's a sometimes awkward mix of fact and fiction, old problems and new.

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Gameliner
Aug 17, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is a solid strategy game with almost all the elements that we have come to expect from the previous Total War games. In this section there is a lot of experimentation with new features, such as the Divine Will, weight classes of military units and managing five different resources instead of just money. While one feature works out better than another, they all offer a refreshing new feature in a series that has always been great in its own right. Adding the new features does mean that it can be a bit overwhelming at times, because there are so many things to micromanage. Once you understand how it works, you can spend hours playing war.

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GaminGuardian
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2020

A good strategy war game that will be specially enjoyed by those who love both history and myth from Troya's war, with greats visuals that makes posible having a more realistic experience.

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Gamelite
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2020

A Total War Saga: Troy is a title that shows ups and downs. Without a doubt it's a better spin-off than the previous one (Thrones of Britannia), thanks to a breathtaking setting with attention to detail. The Homeric victory is infact much more interesting than the classical one. Troy relies heavily on some mechanics but then takes inexplicable steps backwards.

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The Games Machine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2020

The success of a Total War depends on the delicate balance between the turn-based portion of the game and the real-time strategic battles. While the latter are deep and with very few smudges, the former is extremely unbalanced and presents a series of issues – in some cases quite serious – that undermine the whole experience.

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GameWatcher
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

Total War: Troy makes some curious changes to the Total War formula, but the less streamlined resource system, extra micromanagement, and weird mix of reality and mythology work against its favour to create a less than entrancing experience.

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Cultured Vultures
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2020

Though technically not a bad game by any stretch thanks to great art direction, solid gameplay, and several potentially fantastic ideas for the future, A Total War Saga: TROY is still an uneven and disappointingly stagnant entry in the Total War franchise.

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