Total war warhammer £13.59 (66% off) @ Humble Bundle
-38°Expired

Total war warhammer £13.59 (66% off) @ Humble Bundle

4
Found 14th Jul
Total war warhammer game 66% off at Humble Bundle as the new one gets pre-order status. I missed this on an earlier deal and never played any of the total war games but think I might like them - but never enough time / unlimited number of unplayed games in my steam-sale/humble bundle library. Another one for the collection! Any thoughts on how good it is for fans of turn-based strategy games (my real time strategy games peaked with command and conquer generals - I got stuck later on in company of heroes, think my reactions too slow now!)

3.5 day deal as Friday 14 July so guess it ends Monday midday

4 Comments

Original Poster

Total War™: WARHAMMER® is provided via Steam key for Linux, Mac, and Windows. For key redemption, a free Steam account is required.

DESCRIPTION

Reviews



“TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER is two great tastes that taste great together”
86% – PC Gamer

“It's a triumph of real-time strategy design, and the best the Total War series has ever been”
9/10 – GameSpot

“It’s just a damn good time”
8.6/10 – IGN

Summary

The Old World echoes to the clamour of ceaseless battle. The only constant is WAR!

A fantasy strategy game of legendary proportions, Total War: WARHAMMER combines an addictive turn-based campaign of epic empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles, all set in the vivid and incredible world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles.

Command four wholly different races: the Empire, the Dwarfs, the Vampire Counts, and the Greenskins, each with their own unique characters, battlefield units, and play style.

Lead your forces to war as one of eight Legendary Lords from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles World, arming them with fabled weapons, armor, and deadly battle magic; hard-won in individual quest chains.

For the first time in a Total War game, harness storms of magical power to aid you in battle and take to the skies with flying creatures, from ferocious dragons and wyverns to gigantic griffons.

Hundreds of hours of gameplay await you at the dawn of a new era. Total War: WARHAMMER brings to life a world of legendary heroes, towering monsters, flying creatures, storms of magical power and regiments of nightmarish warriors.

Lead Extraordinary Races
The valiant men of the Empire, the vengeful Dwarfs, the murderous Vampire Counts and the brutal Orcs and Goblins of the Greenskin tribes. Each Race is wholly different with their own unique characters, campaign mechanics, battlefield units and play style.

Command Legendary Characters
March your forces to war as one of eight Legendary Lords from the Warhammer Fantasy Battles World, arming them with fabled weapons, armor, mounts, and deadly battle magic as you uncover their tales through a series of unique narrative quest chains.

Conquer This World
The very first Total War game to feature a fantasy setting. Experience incredible depth and the freedom to conquer as you see fit across a gigantic sand-box Grand Campaign map. Crafted from a twisted magical landscape and populated with an incredible array of awesome and deadly creatures, this is your chance to experience fantasy strategy on a scale as yet unimagined.

Unleash the Monsters
The battlefields of Total War: WARHAMMER echo to the swoop and roar of dragons, the bellowing of giants and the thundering hooves of monstrous cavalry. Towering beasts of both earthly and supernatural origin wade into the melee of battle, bringing death to hundreds of lesser creatures at a time.

Harness the Winds of Magic
Smite your enemies with magical storms, melt their armor, sap their fighting spirit or bolster your own forces with devastating spells that split the sky and consume the battlefield. Rally wizards, shamans and necromancers to your armies and bend titanic and unpredictable energies to your whim.

Watch the Skies
Harass your enemies with Dwarfen Gyrocopters, plunge into their front-lines with terrifying Wyverns and achieve air superiority with a stunning array of flying units for the first time in a Total War game. Entirely new tactical possibilities present themselves as you deploy your winged minions in open battles and jaw-dropping sieges.

What is more, this title will go on to combine with two future standalone instalments and additional content packs to create the largest Total War experience ever. An epic trilogy of titles that will redefine fantasy strategy gaming.

Original Poster

Hundreds of hours of gameplay! Ha... I wish I had the time!!!

Not too much to worry about - the real-time battles can be paused. They have a much more forgiving rhythm generally than Company of Heroes/Dawn of War 2, which are really on the edge for me (I keep meaning to go back with Cheat Engine or shortcut switches to forcibly slow them down).

The strategy layer is fully turn based. I never found Total War a really hard min-max strategy game - they're great for atmosphere and conjuring war stories. They have a narrative flow a lot like Paradox grand strategy - gradual building up and civilizing punctuated with violence breaks. Like Crusader Kings there's usually a slice of family planning, with characters gaining and losing traits; there are agents to move around the board for skullduggery (who also level up). It's all very engaging and there's good variety.

I can't really comment much on the newer titles. I believe from reading reviews Attila and Warhammer are both something of a return to form, while for me Medieval 1 (not on sale), Rome and Medieval 2 were all terrific. I think if you want extra challenge these games are all heavily moddable and have plenty of high quality hardcore mods (as well as AI mods for the battles). Might pick up Attila though with my Humble discount, I love that setting. Or maybe get around to actually playing Warhammer

ok putting a sock in it now

Original Poster

robespeare

Not too much to worry about - the real-time battles can be paused. They … Not too much to worry about - the real-time battles can be paused. They have a much more forgiving rhythm generally than Company of Heroes/Dawn of War 2, which are really on the edge for me (I keep meaning to go back with Cheat Engine or shortcut switches to forcibly slow them down).The strategy layer is fully turn based. I never found Total War a really hard min-max strategy game - they're great for atmosphere and conjuring war stories. They have a narrative flow a lot like Paradox grand strategy - gradual building up and civilizing punctuated with violence breaks. Like Crusader Kings there's usually a slice of family planning, with characters gaining and losing traits; there are agents to move around the board for skullduggery (who also level up). It's all very engaging and there's good variety.I can't really comment much on the newer titles. I believe from reading reviews Attila and Warhammer are both something of a return to form, while for me Medieval 1 (not on sale), Rome and Medieval 2 were all terrific. I think if you want extra challenge these games are all heavily moddable and have plenty of high quality hardcore mods (as well as AI mods for the battles). Might pick up Attila though with my Humble discount, I love that setting. Or maybe get around to actually playing Warhammer :Dok putting a sock in it now



I did discover the order-while-paused feature on company of heroes which made it a lot easier - but thought it was cheating as of course you cannot do it in multiplayer! but on one mission where I'm crossing multiple bridges, repelling attacks, all in a time limit, I just cannot juggle so many things at once! AI is overtaking us

Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text