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  • Summary: From the multi-award-winning strategy series, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia combines huge real-time battles with engrossing turn-based campaign, set at a critical flashpoint in history. Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans and Viking settlers clash for control. What Kingdom will you build?
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. May 7, 2018
    90
    Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans and Viking settlers battle for Brittania and the glory of forging a great empire. A change from the usual Total War games but a potential gateway to newcomers.
  2. May 15, 2018
    82
    Although it's not expansive enough compared to other games in the franchise, Thrones of Britannia does make a great progress because of the depth of strategy.
  3. May 6, 2018
    80
    Though the gameplay does suffer from feeling too easy at many points, the depth of the game mechanics and excellence of the visuals help carry Thrones of Britannia to greatness.
  4. Jun 2, 2018
    75
    Despite a lack of real novelty, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia shows how experienced Creative Assembly is when it comes to wargames. Epic battles and good gameplay mechanics do the trick.
  5. May 12, 2018
    74
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. games(TM)
    Jun 15, 2018
    70
    An interesting but limited spin-off. [Issue#201, p.84]
  7. May 3, 2018
    50
    If Total War wants to be able to compete again, it needs to not only take inspiration from its greatest competitors, but seriously needs to look back to its own glory days: Rome and Medieval II.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 14 out of 29
  1. May 3, 2018
    10
    As a guy with 386 hours on attila i can easily say that everyone saying "this is an attila rip off" is wrong

    There's so many new mechanics
    As a guy with 386 hours on attila i can easily say that everyone saying "this is an attila rip off" is wrong

    There's so many new mechanics and old mechanics brought back from the old games. The new village system is great, the new recruitment system reminds me of the good old days of medieval 2. The battles are rather similar to attila, but that's also the only similarity between the 2 games

    over all, a great new adition to the series
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  2. May 8, 2018
    10
    Bad Reviews are ten year olds, one is even saying this game cant be played in 4k, sure buddy thats why i am playing it on 4k with a gtx 1080Bad Reviews are ten year olds, one is even saying this game cant be played in 4k, sure buddy thats why i am playing it on 4k with a gtx 1080 and a ryzen 5 1600 few settings on high instead of ultra and there you go great performance.

    Siege battles are Beast and Beautiful. Played 10 hours straight dont think a bad game can achieve that. Not to mention got it for 23 euros on release day. What a bargain.

    It has over Average 20 fps more then Attila. If you say CA is Lazy you are a spoiled kid, updating and getting better performance out of an 32 bit Engine is not easy.

    Its a good game tons of fun Campaign Map is Huge as it should be in such a game and the most detailed also in the Series so far.

    You love Ragnar,Ivar, Alfred well thats kinda all in in the Story.
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  3. May 28, 2018
    9
    An excellent Total War with refined mechanics, although many aspects are very minimized in terms of policy and treaties. Undoubtedly remindsAn excellent Total War with refined mechanics, although many aspects are very minimized in terms of policy and treaties. Undoubtedly reminds me of Shogun 2, a specific geographical part where it develops, the units are very similar as in shogun 2 but nothing that excellent existing mods improves to 100%, I hope we do not bleed to the point of DLCs. I recommend it 100% very good. Expand
  4. May 4, 2018
    5
    It's got some pretty neat campaign features, but it's not enough to hide the fact that CA is still milking this game engine for all they can,It's got some pretty neat campaign features, but it's not enough to hide the fact that CA is still milking this game engine for all they can, which really holds the game back. CA showcased the awesome siege battles, and they do indeed seem like fun. And although the game performance is better than Attila- which isn't saying much- it's still really bad during sieges and large engagements overall. It turns in to a slide show. It really takes away from the enjoyment of the game and often find myself autoresolving sieges because I dont want to deal with it.

    CA, you guys have GOT to come up with a better game engine.
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  5. May 8, 2018
    4
    after hours of trying to like this total war saga game i come to the final conclusion it's a stripped down shallow heartless mess i wrote aafter hours of trying to like this total war saga game i come to the final conclusion it's a stripped down shallow heartless mess i wrote a proper review on steam worst total war to date and i love the series Expand
  6. May 13, 2018
    3
    The engine is dated. No optimization improvement over attila. A game that is still not fixed 3 years later. Bland units.
  7. May 10, 2018
    0
    The worst game in the series, which in fact is an addition to Attila, to simplify everything to impossibility, all factions are the same,The worst game in the series, which in fact is an addition to Attila, to simplify everything to impossibility, all factions are the same, removed the destruction of settlements, removed agents, removed the march mode. The worst game in the series. Dumb artificial intelligence is also attached to the aggravated schedule. Expand

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