Against a darkening background of famine, disease and war, a new power is rising in the great steppes of the East. With a million horsemen at his back, the ultimate warrior king approaches, and his sights are set on Rome… The next instalment in the multi award-winning PC series that combines turn-based strategy with real-time tactics,...
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Release Date: Feb 17, 2015

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February 25

The Slavic Nations Culture Pack Including FREELC and Patch Is Out Now!

Today is the day! The Total War: ATTILA – Slavic Nations Culture Pack is officially released and just waiting for you to play: http://store.steampowered.com/app/428730/

For more information on the Slavic Nations Culture Pack, check out the latest feature spotlight video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0ICZXBfFwU

Want to play as the Anteans? Sclavenians? Venedians? The Slavic Nations Culture Pack brings three new playable factions to ATTILA, which can be used in Single or Multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer battles.

And don’t forget – to mark the release, along with a new patch, all Total War: ATTILA owners will get access to the new Garamantes faction for free.

For more information about the Garamantes and to read our patch notes, click here: http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Garamantian_Update

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February 25

Slavic Nations Culture Pack available to pre-purchase now - last chance before release!

Pre-purchase now for 10% off: http://store.steampowered.com/app/428730/

The Slavic Nations Culture Pack brings three new playable factions to Total War: ATTILA. The Anteans, Sclavenians and Venedians may be used in Single or Multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer battles.

If you need more info about them, we have it all right here:
http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/TWA_Slavic_Nations

The Slavic Nations Culture Pack is released on Thursday 25 February, at which point the 10% discount will end. You must have Total War: ATTILA to play.

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Reviews

“A damn fine strategy game”
80 – GamesRadar+

“Creative Assembly's award-winning strategy now comes in a brand new flavour, and it bears all the hallmarks of a franchise rejuvenated”
80 – DigitalSpy

“A great, harrowing campaign that sets it apart.”
81 – IGN

About This Game

Against a darkening background of famine, disease and war, a new power is rising in the great steppes of the East. With a million horsemen at his back, the ultimate warrior king approaches, and his sights are set on Rome…

The next instalment in the multi award-winning PC series that combines turn-based strategy with real-time tactics, Total War: ATTILA casts players back to 395 AD. A time of apocalyptic turmoil at the very dawn of the Dark Ages.

How far will you go to survive? Will you sweep oppression from the world and carve out a barbarian or Eastern kingdom of your own? Or will you brace against the coming storm as the last remnants of the Roman Empire, in the ultimate survival-strategy challenge?

The Scourge of God is coming. Your world will burn.

Apocalyptic destruction mechanics
Wield the ferocious power of fire in battle to set buildings ablaze and terrify defenders, or wipe entire cities and regions from the face of the campaign map with the new raze mechanic.

Legendary start position
Playing as the Western Roman Empire you will begin with vast territories under your control, but weakened by political in-fighting and threatened on all sides by enemies, your dominance will quickly become a struggle to survive.

Overhauled game mechanics
Improved core gameplay and UI through the latest optimised and modified Total War game mechanics, including politics, family tree, civic management and technological progression.

Incredible period detail
With new period-specific technologies, arms and armaments, religion, cultures and social upheaval, Total War: ATTILA delivers an authentic experience of this ominous chapter of our history.

Outstanding visual fidelity
Improvements and optimisations to both campaign and battle visuals create a chilling vision of a looming apocalypse and the ruin of the civilized world. With breath-taking scale, atmosphere and improved graphical performance, witness the end of days and the rise of a legend.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista*
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT or Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: PC integrated graphics chipsets require 64 bit Windows, e.g. Intel HD series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7*
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 5870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: PC integrated graphics chipsets require 64 bit Windows, e.g. Intel HD series.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.4
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5670 or Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVIDIA GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quatro series ; AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 3000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.4
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVIDIA GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quatro series ; AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 3000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / SteamOS Brewmaster update 2.49
    • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 or Intel Core2 Quad Q9650
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: AMD graphics cards and Intel IGPU’s are not currently supported on the SteamOS + Linux version of Total War: ATTILA
    Recommended:
    • OS: 14.04 LTS / SteamOS Brewmaster update 2.49 or later
    • Processor: AMD FX 8350 or Intel i5-3570K
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: AMD graphics cards and Intel IGPU’s are not currently supported on the SteamOS + Linux version of Total War: ATTILA
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Goldy
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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TheKinkySlinky
( 210.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I fun added stuuf
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Valchoir
( 155.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A step up from Rome 2. CA believed if they changed some of the atomsphere and kept the horrible combat system of Rome 2, people would like it. CA is going the path of EA.
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Enver Paşa
( 229.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
First of all that's an ideal game for all strategy game-lovers. It's obvious that, the mechanics of game is pretty improved comparing to Total War Rome II. I recommend you to buy it since it's in the summer sale.
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美毒刷Yufei
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Winter is comming
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zpfl1590
( 92.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
NOT BAD
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Toonces the Driving Cat
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
First, I'm a lover of Total War. I've wasted countless hours on Medieval II, Shogun 2, Empire, Napoleon, and even Rome II.

This game is poorly crafted. The prologue learning curve is ridiculous. I thought it was supposed to be an introductory tutorial. Instead I'm being defeated by superior troops left and right. The Huns make you flee.That makes sense. Romans are way better than you at war. What the hell are you supposed to do??

Beyond general balance issues, the game suffers from the same dumbing down that Rome II did. Having 4 or less armies to defend an empire is idiotic, and forces you into defensive nightmares that you should have avoided. It feels like they gave up improving AI and simply made the mechanics of the game harder.

In general, I feel that Total War has been declining since Rome II, and Attilla has reinforced that opinion. I'm holding onto hope that Warhammer will return the franchise to something close to its former glory.
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ThirdEyes
( 44.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This is the most challenging, but also most rewarding, total war game. I play as the Western Roman Empire and My first playthrough I lost 99 out of 100 battles and had my entire country rebelling against my rule. My second and third playthroughs were also failures. After deleting and reinstalling the game, I started another game and had much more success. This is not a strategy game where you can simply throw your troops at the enemy and watch them run (Unless you outnumber the enemy at least 4 to 1). Strategy is a must in this game. Make A mistake and your invincible army of 700 soldiers can be destroyed in one battle. As Western Rome, you will have to constantly rush around your troops trying to defeat the Huns, the Barbarians fleeing the huns, the Barbarians who hate you because your too big, the barbarians that hate you becasue your roman, and the constant rebellions. Within the first few turns, you will probably be at war with at least 10 groups. So far, after learning how to play the game, I have managed to hold on to most of my territory and I will soon be retaking the regions I have lost. This game is frusturating to beginners, but learn how to play it and It becomes one of the greatest total war games they have made.
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phil77zone
( 318.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
AMAZING GAME!! big fan of total war series. rome 2 being best..then this got even better because of the ai and little bit better lighting system. but also of course new time periods and tons of new highly detailed units. newcomers to this genre might take a bit but after awhile this will become greatly enjoyable as far as gaming goes
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RichardMNixon
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
If you already know how to play Total War, perhaps you will enjoy this one. If you don't, then don't bother, the worthless tutorial won't teach you and the garish, symbol-laden interface with god-awful, half-working tooltips won't help.
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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
66.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Been playing Total War since Rome 1 for reference.

This game is a return to form for the Total War franchise. After Rome 2 this game feels like everything that Rome should have been.

Visually the game has imorived by adding a fire mechanic and a siege escalation that brings some life to the cities and sieges. Watching building burn and fire spreading thru ought the city is deffinitely something to see, its that extra immersion you really appreciate.
On a game play side, the AI is performing much better than before, tho not perfect, the politics system has more depth to it that Rome 2, but still not to the level we wanted. The return of the family tree is much appreciated.
The food system has been drastically overhauled definitely adding a lot more strategy to province management, specialization of provences isn't easy like in Rome 2 and definitely equires a bit of planning.
Another small but useful change is making all the provinces have three regions.

In my campaign on Very Hard as Himyar I found it challening to expand into Egypt and squaring off against the Eastern Romans, many battles had to be fought before I could get a single settlement and the AI moved its armies in strategic ways that actually withheld me frrom going forward, something that impressed me.
Public order isnt that easy to manage either, before I could go on my conquering rampage maintaining region control was important, while defending the same territory from the AI armies.
Playing in Europe is like racing against the clock in preperation for the Huns and if you can't stop em, then you better move, a sense of tension that is really engaging.

Agents are still very important but not as OP as in ROME 2, Spies definitely got nerfed and you won't see alot of poisining going on which I am ok with.

All in all the game requires more strategic thought than before wether you play as a nomadic tribe or not and that is something I appreciate.

There are still somethings that could have been done better and more features could have been added, diplomacy is still the same as before and I would really like the re-introduction of region trades but its probably not happening, AI is good but nor perfect but overall the positives far outweigh the negatives.

The game gets a solid 9/10 as both a Total War game and a strategy game.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
333.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Cleanest, most intuitive total war game I've played.
In an interesting era I didn't know much about before hand.
Never had any bugs and undeserving of the mixed reviews.

Lacks a good soundtrack however
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
205.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Not well optimised, needs a monster PC if you want to run it at 60fps maxed out, otherwise like myself your going to have to tone down the graphics a fair deal if you want to get nice frames.

Otherwise, it is a decent Total War game that covers an interesting period of history. If the history doesnt interest you that much, go for Warhammer Total War. Personally I really like this period, and the game captures the almost apocalyptic spirit of the age pretty well. The dlcs are good too, Charlemagne has an excellent campaign and Belisarius was for a long time a forgotten hero and its nice to see him get some recognition.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
150.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
People have been giving this game a bad rating mainly because of a collective outrage at CA's DLC-policy. That is a shame in my opinion, as I think this is one of the very best Total War titles in history - and I've been around since Rome I. It's even more shameful that Rome II has a better rating than Attila, as the former remains an unfinished wreck of a game. I suspect Rome was more aggressively marketed.

Attila takes place in a very intriguing and apocalyptic atmosphere where you basically choose whether you want to save the Roman world order or destroy it. At this point, it is a very polished game that will not disappoint anyone. Therefore, If you're unsure which Total War title to buy from the ones published the last 10 years, I highly recommend this game.
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34 of 58 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
67.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Honestly, I want this game to be good. I tried so hard to make myself believe that it is but no matter how hard i tried it still ended up being sub-par. It feels like strategy is removed from the game campaign and multiplayer. In the campaign deployment is basically non existent. So if you wanted to play strategically; for instance, pairing one nation against the other and watch them destroy each other, you can't. Nor is there any other clever ways of playing. The only way to play is to directly attack your enemies in which your allies will do nothing or little to help. As far as the multiplayer goes theres is very little strategy. It's basically whoever has the most units wins; which causes for some pretty frustrating gameplay. I've tried playing vs strategically, looking up guides and tips yet I still get crushed. Maybe i just suck but i have never been this bad at any of the other Total Wars. It does look nice and runs pretty well but for me it just lacks dimension. It just falls flat compared to the older Total Wars.
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24 of 40 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
108.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I've bought every TW thats exists to date. This one is excellent just like everyother one, however.....
I've played over a hundred hours and have never been able to finish a campaign.
I'm also a sucker and bought all the DLC... can't get through either of these campaigns either without it crashing.
After this game destroyed my GTX 760 I upgraded it to the GTX 970(with added fans) and I still have these crashes! (i7-4790)
Even TW Warhammer and TW Rome:2 run excellent on my rig with Ultra settings.
It's my opinion that CA are not going to re-optimise or fix any of the bugs or crashes now that they've moved on to new iterations.
Great game and all the DLC is great as well but CANNOT recommend purchasing it unless fixed; which is highly unlikely.
Buy TW ROME:2 or TW:Warhammer if you want a modern TW iteration.
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27 of 46 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
In short, it's horrendously repetitive on harder difficulties and plagued by frankly ridiculous design choices.

The problem with higher difficulties is something that CA has struggled with. The AI does not strategize or perform better. Rather, higher difficulties just enable it to mass-produce large armies of cheap and worthless units, then relentless toss them at a single settlement of yours. Let me highlight that last part: relentlessly attacking one particular settlement of yours. During a war, your AI enemy becomes absolutely fixated on one single city that you own. It doesn't matter if they've lost three, four, or five whole armies at this one city; they will come back. In terms of gameplay, this is depressingly repetitive. In terms of historical strategy, you would think they'd try something different (like attack a different city of yours or try to isolate the one they want).
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
127.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
A really good Total War game. The soundtrack is great and the main menu is the best the series has had in a while. The new mechanics work great (except possibly that the AI has a tendency to leave half the map a barren wasteland by the end). There is a good variety of cultures and factions with plenty of units to keep the game interesting. My one main gripe is that enemy factions seem to tunnel vision on the player and send large armies to chase the player around the map rather than defend their borders from more immediate threats. Overall a great game.

Good:
+Faction/unit diversity
+Razing
+Time period and immersion
+Captures end of the world feeling
+Age of Charlemagne is brilliant
+Hordes
+Soundtrack

Bad:
-Requires a monstrous computer to run well
-AI tunnel vision/funky AI
-Diplomacy still sucks
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I really love the Total War Series and Attila is a great game as well. I really recommend using several mods this beautiful community has provided because the Vanilla version has some minor flaws though.

Fall of the Eagles and Europa Perditas for example, even more so a mod called "Raze = Sacking" because the AI can´t handle the razing mechanic too well which results in 30 % of the map is just an unused wasteland after several turns.

Beside this the AI is very good compared to other Total War games, the scenario is very dark and kind of realistic and the factions differ very much.

Graphics need a strong CPU but if you have a decent hardware this is a very strong and fun game of the series.

It´s on sale at the moment, definitely worth a shot.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
353.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
TotalWar: ATTILA + All DLCs

Alright so this is the successor of Rome 2. The next TW Title right after Rome 2. The next big thing after Rome 2.
I think it has delivered everything it was supposed to. ( I know many people disagree ) But its the small things that make this TW Title interesting. For instance, Political System Overhaul, Family Tree UI is back!, New Horde Gameplay Mechanics, Beautiful Graphics Improvement, and the platform for a dark and dying world where the Roman Empire is divided ready to be ravaged by foes from all sides. Great setting I say. However there are some issues I found that were a bit annoying, like Tier 1 and Tier 2 Units have low morale, like really low, one charge from the rear by a ShockCav and it would send them wavering like crazy. Also the campaign map difficulty has been revamped to be so hard, like Food requirements and PublicOrder are a chore to maintain, which is a good thing because nobody wants to steamroll everywhere. But for players who start out with Attila may find a long learning curve in front of them especially when it comes to Campaign Map Gameplay. But its all for the greater good anyway, and that is to create a new experience in the world of TW:ATTILA. So the factions are quite rich in setting and cultures do have interesting traits to start out with. DLCs are okay as well, I would like to commend the DLC AoC, nothing but fun there. It is also tooltip paradise for people wanting to get info on this and that. Oh and btw, the mod support for this game is stunning! Gives the game so much hours to play with. Mods like Medieval Kingdoms 1212 AD or Divine Roman Empire Mod are excellent examples. Ultimately its a solid addition again to the franchise. Good AI (on Very Hard Settings), Excellent ModSupport, Diverse Campaign Sessions, Beautiful Graphics and freaking Vikings! What else can I say :)

Overall Rating: 9/10
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