Addictive turn-based empire-building with colossal, real-time battles, all set in a world of legendary heroes, giant monsters, flying creatures and storms of magical power.
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Release Date: May 24, 2016

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October 12

Total War: WARHAMMER - The King and The Warlord announcement!

The rivalry continues in Total War: Warhammer with new Lords pack, The King & The Warlord
· Two new Legendary Lords…
· …with new quest chains, magic items and skill trees
· Two new additional Lord types
· Six all-new battlefield units
· 22 all-new elite Regiments of Renown
· New Free Content

Following the recently released Grim & The Grave DLC , The King & The Warlord is the second Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER. Bolstering the forces of both The Greenskins and The Dwarfs, it introduces famous rival characters, new iconic units and new battle maps to your Grand Campaigns and Custom/Multiplayer battles.

The King & The Warlord introduces two new Legendary Lords to the game, Ancestral heir of Karak Eight Peaks, Belagar Ironhammer for the Dwarfs and Warlord of The Eight Peaks, Skarsnik, for the Greenskins. The new Lords pack also offers a wide array of new campaign bonus, new battle maps, new lords and some exciting new units including a fan favourite for the first time in Total War: WARHAMMER, Squigs! For full details on the new Lords Pack, click here
Alongside the The King & The Warlord, there will also be new, free content for all players. Stay tuned for more information on this soon.
The King & The Warlord will be releasing October 20th and is available to pre-order now via steam:

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September 1

Total War: WARHAMMER - The Grim & the Grave release!

Good afternoon everyone!

Now is the time to choose your team, make your final decision are you #TeamGrim or #TeamGrave?

The Grim & the Grave has released!

To remind you of the grim details!:

The Grim & The Grave is the first Lords Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER. Bolstering the forces of both The Empire and The Vampire Counts, it introduces famous rival characters and new iconic units from the world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles to your campaigns and battles.

  • Two new Legendary Lords - with new quest chains, magic items and skill trees
  • Two new additional Lord types
  • Five all-new battlefield units plus variants
  • Five new battlefields for custom battles and multiplayer battles
  • 18 elite Regiments of Renown

There will also be an update released alongside The Grim and The Grave will introduce a number of unique new battle maps and Vlad von Carstein as a free legendary lord for all players!

Update information here:

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“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

Total War™: WARHAMMER® comes to Mac and Linux Autumn 2016

About This Game


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, armour 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, armour, 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 armour, 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.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz/ AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB / NVIDIA GTS 450 1024MB / Intel HD4000 @720p
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: *PC Integrated graphics chipsets require 4 GB RAM, e.g. Intel HD series.
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz/ AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon R9 270X 2048MB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2048MB @ 1080p
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Total War: Warhammer is still in development and undergoing optimisation and comparability testing. These specs are subject to change.
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451 of 542 people (83%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
430.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Usually I am too lazy to write reviews. But right now I am slightly drunk and feel the sudden urge to express myself. Because of that, and since the gloomy "Mixed" on top of this page bothered me for some time now, I decided to do something about that.

If you are not a fan of reading more than five sentences at a time, better stop right now and just trust the big "Recommended" atop this review. Or decide that I am not trustworthy and smash the dislike button, I don't really care.

First off, I played every Total War game since Rome and enjoyed most of them, even the universally hated Rome II (at least after a year of patches). Usually I kept to playing campaigns; custom battles, be it single- or multiplayer, never really tickled my fancy.
On the other hand, I never really got into Warhammer before, thus I was skeptical at best when I heard about this game. But yet I bought it shortly after release as a despereate attempt to get out of my post-Witcher 3 depression. Surprisingly, I was not dissatisified.

The biggest asset of this game, in my opinion, is the diversity of the playable races. For one, each faction has some unique mechanics which nicely blend in with the whole setting; orcs accumulate "fightiness" to get free Waaagh-armies, vampires can instantly summon whole armies from the dead, etc. Secondly, each faction focuses on different unit types, far more extremely than in every previous Total War game, where I basically played all factions mostly the same. For example, dwarves feature a batch of armored units with big guns and heavy infantry but without any cavalry while vampires completely renounce ranged combat and instead rush hordes of zombies, skeletons and monsters into the enemy.
Then there is the addition of flying units and magic. I initally feared that this would be impossible to bring into accordance with classical Total War combat, but the developers somehow managed to balance those features pretty well. Magic is useful but not overpowered, flying units are dangerous if kept unchecked, yet there are effective ways to defend against them. So you basically get new possibilities to fight your battles without making traditional strategies obsolete.

Still, the game is definitely not flawless (as you might have already guessed reading some of the other reviews). The campaign AI is crappy as ever, always trying to get a single win but never planning two steps ahead. Diplomacy has not seen much improvement either, which is also mainly an AI problem; alliances don't mean much, non aggression pacts are broken with no repercussions, suitable trade partners are hard to come by. I nearly almost end up being at war with everyone.
Furthermore, many aspects of the campaign gameplay were simplified compared to previous Total War games, which is however not necesserily a bad thing. Being honest, Total war games were (as far as I remember) never really deep in terms of economy, city building and politics. So, if you are looking especially for those features and don't care much about the real time battles, this is probably not the right game for you.

At last, a few words regarding all the DLC hate: Yup, they are overpriced, but they still sell. Therefore big greedy Publishers like SEGA will continue this trend and ignore your pretty middle finger comments. Just don't buy them, if you don't want to support that, no one forces you. Or wait for a nice sale. The base game is nonetheless worth it and occasionally there are some free goodies.

There are many more points I could get into, positive ones (lords, heroes, quest battles, campaign map, ...) as well as negative ones (no naval combat, simplified battle maps, unaccurate auto-resolve, ...), but I have the feeling that I was getting too verbose already. There's probably a reason I don't write reviews.
All in all I will now just conclude that this is definitely my favorite Total War game so far, and, regarding the battles, probably the most entertaining strategy game I know.

So if you read all this: I am sorry. If not: Didn't I tell you to go away with my fourth sentence?
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138 of 197 people (70%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
120.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
the good
+fantasy setting for total war
+equal to shogun 2 and with time it might surpass
+every update so far has made the game run smoother for me
+fractions well done
+magic system well put together
+monsters (giants, dragons, trolls

the bad
-the dlc policy
-AI can be very bad
-for decent variety of units mod needed radius recomended
-only chaos undivided so far GRAND FATHER NURGLE DEMMANDS RESPECT
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71 of 113 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
102.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
THE game, along with my disappointment over the current console generation, that inspired me to upgrade from my old A6 powered laptop and build my first gaming PC. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

Total War is up there as one of my favorite game series, Warhammer + 40k are my favorite fictional universes. Thankfully, CA have done a good job of bringing the two together and continue to improve on the base game with some decent DLC (except the blood/gore one, this really should have been part of the base game + Beastmen is overpriced).

While the game has its issues (legendary lords are way too OP (even given the source material), AI is missile unit heavy, many overworld and diplomacy exploits...); it runs great, can be really challenging (I now save scum on EVERY turn + before EVERY battle) and is just a fun nerdy time sink.

Total War + Warhammer = Total War: Warhammer - does exactly what is says on the tin.
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48 of 76 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
70.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Last time I had so much fun with total war was Medieval 2.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Just plunge into the Warhammer-universe and lead your race to glory!
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
245.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Another insanely great game made by CA, have nothing bad to say about the developers for CA or the amazingly great game they have created, that being said, I have currently spent over 150.00 dollars buying the game and the DLC, this comment is to the corporate greedy as bleep stooges that decided to put a pay wall for all the DLC, blood effects that should of been in the base game, to now i have to get a key to get a Lord, or wait till 2017 to get it for free, oh but wait, bring out a NEW DLC for 8 bucks, but forget to include a Lord, so you get it for free the same day??? and then u have to get a key for another?? WTF are you guys smokin in yur head office? This type of corporate cash cowing is the predominent reason why people pirate games plain and simple, us the gamers that keep you all in business are getting really sick and tired of being nickle and dimed, CA devs, get yur corporate overlords in line, you guys will be the first to go, when the money stops rolling in. Do i recommend this game to others? just looking at the game, not the price tag, yes, hell yes, i totally recommend it, the best Total War title yet, but if i add the price tag, and the future price tag to other DLC, i dont recommend it, you are getting nickel and dimed for content that should be included in the base game, shame on the CA corporate heads, the Devs have made a greater game then Medieval 2, FAR SUPERIOR to Rome 2, but then the Corporate heads go and destroy the chances of it being a great game for 10 years, by putting an insanely high price tag on the game when all the DLC is added in, i have many friends that would love to play this game, but they cannot afford to do so at 150.00+. Pirating would not be a huge threat if CA heads and other Gaming Industry giants were not so greedy. Be nice and generous to the gamers that keep you fed simple as that, or you will fade to history as other more Gamer friendly companies learn from your mistakes, and buy you out. My "No" recommendation, would be a "yes" if not for the price tag, 90% of the gamer base population cannot afford to pay 150 plus bucks for a game+DLC, get yur heads out of yur asses CA, im sure almost every negative vote for this game is due to the price tag and the ignorant way these DLC are presented to us, try Bethesda's way, they offer Special edition Skyrim for free to those that have the original game, plus DLC, in two weeks, ill be leaving Warhammer to the shelf, just becuz the greatest game of all time did a remaster, for free, you guys at CA headquarters need a smack in the side of the head with the stick of "act right"
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
625.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
• An AMAZING game
• Fun and complex battle & campaign system
• Beautiful sceneries
• Rich and deep lore

= Everything I want from a fantasy strategy game!

I am a huge fan of both Total war & Warhammer, and I have now played almost 600 hours on one of the most amazing strategy games ever made. The world has not witnessed such an incredible masterpiece in the Total war series since Shogun 2.

First, the only question I feel is worth asking: Is this game fun and will you spend time on it?

Answer: YES, this game gives an incredible deep and rewarding experience. It is incredibly fun and surprisingly addictive. Total war Warhammer is the first game to give same feeling of “just one more turn” since Civ 5. There is allot of different aspects of the game due to the 6 playable races and the countless legendary lords you can start with. It combines many new aspects during battle, like varied units, lords, heroes, magic, beast and monsters which adds up to a fantastic and varied experience. Plus, the game features fun campaign systems accompanied with great graphics and beautiful sceneries. I spend almost half my time just watching reviews of battles and going through the lore. In addition, the game is really difficult and complex (which is a must for me at least).

Second, I must mention the negative aspects of this game:

It's expensive with terrible DLC policy (which is the only reason for negative reviews on this game). If you are a casual gamer that only plays a game for a month or two and then buy a new one, this game is not for you.

Non-the-less, you will without a doubt spend hours and hour on this exhilarating game! And the best part is that the Warhammer universe contains countless new races, lords, units, magics, continents and features that will be included in the future.

So please consider buying this amazing game if you want a complete fantasy strategy-game experience that will last for many years.

I can highly recommend Total war: Warhammer!
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47 of 81 people (58%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
245.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Finally CA got most of the things right this time around!!!!
Few things are still missing or have been downgraded, such as the siege battles but i'm willing to look past those shortcomings.
Overall this is NOT a typical TW experience. TWW is a new kind of TW game. As it should be.
DLC is still a major problem. But i'm not ashamed to say that: I'm a sucker for Warhammer Fantasy Universe and i've bought every single one of 'em!
But that does NOT mean that i condone that sort of underhanded business moves...
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13

A dream come true!
The last hurrah of the original and best Warhammer: Fantasy Battles universe.
Wish it wasn't so!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
To simply put it, it's one of the best strategy games I've played in years. Leaving aside the DLC part, it's a game worthwile.
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122.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
Got hooked on the original Rome total war when I was a kid, They dont make em like that anymore. TW in a nutshell now Lets overly simplify an already pretty straight forward game to bein with to get it out to the masses (Honestly I think they just got lazy) backed by a blatent GIVE ME MONEY philosophy im surprised its doing as well as it is. I'd rather see my favourite game series (TW) burn then become the Cash grabbing monster it has become
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210.8 hrs
Posted: October 25
Best Total War ever.
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36.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
It's not worth the money. It's worth $20 at most.
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28.4 hrs
Posted: October 25
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87.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
This is the pinnacle of RTS/Grand Strategy, and the pinnacle of high fantasy. I have stopped eating and sleeping because this game is now the only thing that matters to me. The DLC is worth every penny, and I find myself checking the store daily to see any news about upcoming releases. If you want to have a great time playing an excellent game, you should definitely buy this, and never look back.
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305.9 hrs
Posted: October 25
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709.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
Amazing game, 600 hours of fun and counting, if you like strategy, buy it
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125.8 hrs
Posted: October 25
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26.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
The game itself is good. Total war style and fantasy characters with spells and all. Looks great and is pretty fun, however I can no longer support the egregious DLC insanity. They have a constant DLC release schedule for months! Every month it's something else.

Personally, I refuse to play the game any more until the DLC train has slowed enough that I can catch up with discounted DLC. I would have been a lot better off just not buying the game until it was more complete and cheaper. As of right now the DLC rivals the base price of the game.
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48.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
Iv played nearly all Total war games and this brings the best of all them together!
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