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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“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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Celtic Mercenary
32.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
10/10
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Tom Hunter II
100.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
I heard a lot of hate going into this game, but its plain and simple, some classic Total War. I really enjoy the challenge of dealing with all these evil roaming hordes. It makes fighting on different fronts much more challenging. You never know where Attila and his horde will show up and raze your cities to the ground. Especially if you're taking cities that don't belong to your faction. You could invest so much into a city and then watch it all burn. It really makes you feel the loss and revenge threfore is so much sweeter. If you like previous total war games, its great. If you've never tried total war before, its as good a place to start as any other. Fantastic RTS.
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★Snowman★
83.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
absolutely stunning to play with a 1080, they optimized it perfectly. awesome game other than that too.
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klironomos.john
35.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Amazing game, the mechanics are spot on and it seems really balanced. One thing that could be added is province exchange unless it makes the game too easy. I would strongly recommend this game to anyone as I would any other Creative Assembly game.
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Gilliam
537.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
I just got the game and I'm two hours in and its.... oh wait has it really been 500+ hours? So thats where my life went. Overall if you dont have a life buy this if you do have a life prepare to lose it
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Teh Neko
116.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
Atilla is a good Total war game but it lacks, for instance I don't like playing as any of the western factions because you'll end up going against the Western Roman empire and when you do that 95% of the other western factions love you no matter what, you have too many allies, and so does the other factions, everybody bands together in a huge alliance and you end up having to fight about 8 different factions all at once, and get owned.

Although the setting is very good, playing as the huns is alot of fun, but there's alot of factions who feel like reskins of another for instance the Saxons and the Franks, these two factions are way too similar and I would have liked playing as somebody who is a bit further away.


The DLC is stupid the only one I bought was the Empires of sand, and even then they all feel the same, so many good factions that could've made the game so much better were put behind a price tag so CA could make some more money but also upset their loyal fans.


Atilla is a game I like but it's too much of the same thing over and over. 7/10
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Hey b0ss, I have a cancer!
304.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
A Classic
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SuperFastHand
43.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Please optimize this game, because it's immpossible to play it, all game lagging
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robszym
178.9 hrs
Posted: August 22
The game is great in terms of grafics, gameplay and challenge.
It was my first total war game and after beang a noob for a long time
i finally underatand it. However i played rome 2 emperor edition and must say
that its gameplay was much worse than in attila
as was the challenge . I steamrolled as rome on veary hard and had to
reload once just becuse a civil war broke out and i didint check for it
still attila is far supierior to rome in terms of just about everything aside from
rome legioneries.
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Varangon
308.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
The goods:
+ The end of Rome atmosphere.
+ Playing Rome or any faction is challenging at first and every battles count !
+ Variety of units, factions are truly different from each other.
+ Family tree and meaningful politics.
+ Well supported mods that are freely available on steam.
+ Agents are less annoying and will not systemically sabotage your armies.

The bads:
- Annoying AI.
- Annoying allies.
- Annoying enemies.
- Annoying units getting caught and that will not pull back.



I recommend this game because that is the game TW players were looking for since the release of the disastrous ROME II:

Finally we have factions that are truly different from each others !

Finally we have an acceptable politics system.

Finally we feel there that there is a real eco system of waring factions and the danger of Huns will remind of the Mongols and the Timurids !

However do not expects miracles, the AI is still cheating and annoyingly stupid. Long term alliances do not really exist except for the two empires. But when you forge an empire, you know it’s just going to be for a couple of turns and the AI will never help you. And even if it does the AI sends armies from incredible routes or lose itself on the map. Before they could even do something your enemies are all dead or you are a dead man already. Another problem is the cavalry units. They are still stupid and will not pull out fight when you order so. They are still making weird formation sometime and if 1 horseman is caught by the enemy, all the rest of your cavalry is annoyingly throwing itself in the fight, even if you order them to pull out (Btw you can use this strategy to decimate enemy cavalry, notably Hunnic cavalry ,if 1 enemy cavalry gets caught by your spearmen, the entire enemy cavalry will engage them and die)

Thank god you will find mods that improve the game. Diplomacy mods, economy mods, units mods etc.


Conclusion:
Ok I am very harsh about this game it’s because I am such a fan. Normal people will find the game really good because it is a good game. Do not hesitate to buy the game during sales and you could also indulge yourself and buy it at anytime because it really worth it
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
201.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This game is one for the Hall of Fame. got it launch day, and it has made its way to the top of my most played.
I have played every nation, except the newest DLC - And I have loved every moment of it.
It even beats Shogun 2 (which was my prior personal fave)

From the climate change, fire spread & destruction, to the politics and story events.
The units play exactly how they should, and tactics are more important than army size in most cases. (which leads to very long and unique battles). You always have to be on your toes and ready to drop your current battle plan and ready for a secondary one.

After playing every single total war, including Warhammer, I have to say this by far takes the cake....
I cannot stop coming back to it, and I recommend it to anyone

Though I must add, the AoC DLC it what really makes it for me. It may be even better than the base game.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
While I liked this game, a thumb down is necessary. Not for the overpriced DLC... It's ok, nobody force you to buy them (and I think that they are worth it during discount, especially Empire of Sand). But for day-one bug still not solved. I mean, seriously, CA had the time to pump out countless DLC and it is not able to solve a known, stupid bug (some things that should give bonus EXP to trained troops are not working, items like Pankration Gloves, ecc)?

Yes they are, but they don't care about their product, they dont care about their customers.

Such a shame, because overall Attila is full of good ideas and deliver an interesting experience. But I have to thumb down until CA demonstrate that it still support its game after their release.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
82.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game is fun; it has a large variety of factions (some admittedly with considerable overlap but less so than usual), the battle gameplay is much improved and the AI is far more difficult to trick and indeed defeat than ever before. However, the usual DLC issues aside, there are a few things that really irritate me. Towers have much too high an attack, siege weapons are ludicrously accurate and the building cap is the real reason I wrote this review. Please please can CA scrap this! It makes absolutely no sense - cities expand in the real world to meet the needs of their populations. I understand this is supposed to force players to make 'tough' choices but this is ridiculous because the state of your food, sanitation, economy, happiness (integrity), and military already do this. It's time to go back to the days of Medieval 2, where you were limited by money and time not space. Food and sanitation are nice additions and add complexity but the building cap means that these buildings take up precious slots that are needed for military and cultural buildings. In addition, since when has building a large farm instantly made the whole population utterly furious? Again, Total War has always placed emphasis on balancing the happiness of provinces, but the building cap means that players can't combat unhappiness by building entertainment buildings because they have no building slots left. All this does is discourage investment in high level buildings to keep happiness balanced. Luckily, some of these issues can be modded out but only insufficiently and the most important ones not at all. Please remove the building cap for future games; it makes the game far less enjoyable and has apparently facilitated the removal of sanitation and food in Warhammer, two things I'd far rather have than an arbitrary number of building slots.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
It is a very fun and injoyable game. When i play a game it isnt to find every small problem with, and as a whole it is a very well thought out game which requires many different tactics and army combinations. I think anyone who likes thinking games will very much injoy this game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
176.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
My favorite campaign map to date, with fun/enriching story campaigns (Charlemagne and Last Roman) with the same ***DLC scheme since Rome 2. You have the decline and fall of the Roman Empire at your finger tips, with many legendary leaders scheming to make their people the supreme. You have many groups running west, fleeing the rising Hun menace, and old barbarian tribes finally seeking conquest as opposed to survival. And, in the wake of such wanton conquest and the tragic demise of the great empire, The Scourge of God has been born: Attila, King of the Huns, has come to turn this world into ash. If you know the history, the map and factions are so awesome. If you don't know the history, the map is great with a plethora of factions to see and be where you can put many hours into the game.

Hordes are a revolutionary addition to Total War, with some not so savory parts to it, yet still very fun. The new sacking mechanics are a good step up from prior games, as is the new raze function. You can spend many years just roaming and looting and have a lot of fun.

Battles remain more or elss the same, with the same development that occurs in each game, but with an increased focus on skirmish cavalry. Naval battles are still the same, with land and sea battles/sieges still a thing. Navies are hefty on upkeep, and kinda not worth it considering few factions use boats or have to embark and travel via the sea.

The refined family system is great, with some new emphasis on characters and familial/tribe actions. I like it.

This game, it's good. The best single player Total War that ever was or will be (sorry Warhammer, not really interested). Multiplayer still remains in the hands of Shogun 2, sorry Attila.

***Yes the DLC factions are ridiculous, don't buy them. The base factions are good, plus, with each faction dlc they release one free faction for all players. The game itself is great, don't downvote because you don't like DLC purchases. Plus Charlemagne and Last Roman are great.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
444.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I played this game for many hours............. They have not introduced anything new to the game play, the graphics are better, but the game imersion is less. At the end of my campaign I felt like there was no reason to waste so many hours playing as the rewards during play were absent and the videos for end game lazy and lacking. Lazy is the best description for this game as a whole. Could be awesome like medival2, but they never put the work in. So If I were you avoid new games from these developers, let someone that is wlling to put the work in come up with something better and more innovative, quit reskinning and just buy medival 2 unless you feel like you need the graphics. Disapointed!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
412.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Fantastic game. Spent way to many hours on it. If you like Strategy, and big battles. Pick it up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
201.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Its an awesome game but the cause why I'm writing this review is: I need chariots! or something like in rome 2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Definitely YES!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
113.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Beautiful look, detailed throughout. Yet not quite hitting the heights of M2, R1, SHG2 or even Napolean.
Probs are as follows: Battlefields are tiny, mechanics such as collisions and single soldier vs multiple foes STILL unresolved (Grrr). I wanna see three saxon axes beating down, and eventually coercing a single pimped out Roman spear to yield, only to be mercilessly hacked into what resembles an overcooked haggis. Also, easy routing is a simple enough problem to fix you would think. Don't care about my men. My brothers would have some backbone and i'd expect the same from my honorable opponents. Oh, and bring the old arrow animations back, tracers? really? Maybe for the first few feet, if it's been raining. AI does largely rely on stacking, though more intelligent in battles, playing more to the individual strengths of an army.
Overall. Good effort. Tougher campaign in the first few years. Yet not polished.
Enjoy the mods, good work as usual from the greater community.
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