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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  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. Apr 30, 2018
    82
    I am almost completely satisfied with the new and revised functions of the strategy card - and spend most of the game here.
  3. May 3, 2018
    80
    An interesting start to the new sub-series that will serve as a good way to pass the time until the next "big" Total War.
  4. May 14, 2018
    75
    Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is a more streamlined, sleeker and quicker Total War than those before it. However, the changes to make it like this offer new opportunities and one of the more tactical campaign maps than ever before. While it still suffers from some issues, like boring end game and being altogether too easy, there's still a whole lot to gain from playing Thrones of Britannia.
  5. Apr 30, 2018
    73
    A brilliant early game and bold experiments almost make up for the AI niggles and the boring march to the final battle.
  6. May 24, 2018
    70
    While the sameness of the factions began to bother me after a time, and will keep me from revisiting this one as much as I have the previous games, Thrones of Britannia does a fine job of shaking things up a bit. Not every change was welcome, but certain things, like army recruitment and siege battles, clearly came out better because of it. While my eyes are firmly set on the DLC releases to TW:W2, which are coming out at a steady pace, I did enjoy this diversion to the British Isles, and look forward to more Sagas when Creative Assembly wants to shake the tree up a bit.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 14 out of 30
  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 10, 2018
    5
    I hate it that comparing to Total War Shogun, this game is WAY TOO SIMPLIFIED. There is almost no plot, no videos showing consequences of yourI hate it that comparing to Total War Shogun, this game is WAY TOO SIMPLIFIED. There is almost no plot, no videos showing consequences of your choices, the number of units is too low and after playing for 10 hours I haven't fought A SINGLE BATTLE in a castle - NOT EVEN ONE! I don't even know if it has been "cut out" from the series.
    Sure, they changed some of the things for better, like there are no more annoying pop-up notifications that your general has been promoted - they have been consolidated into one small window at the top of the screen, but when it comes to campaign map, framerate still drops to 5FPS, after ending a round and it still takes forever for the AI to make its moves.
    Now, add some other things other players wrote about and you will know NOT TO buy this.. half of the game. Low price of this product should give you a hint, that this is not a full Total War game as they used to make them before.
    I would pay twice as much if they made Napoleon remake.
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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 2, 2018
    0
    it seems like the AI gets worse with ever installment of Total War, somehow.

    It wouldn't be such a big deal if you could play a campaign
    it seems like the AI gets worse with ever installment of Total War, somehow.

    It wouldn't be such a big deal if you could play a campaign with other humans... but alas, Total War is once again limited to 2 player. Even with that, Creative Assembly has failed to allow the players to take their turns simultaneously while not at war (like Civilization allows).

    Either fix the AI or implement a system that lets me replace it with humans. As it stands the game is a choice between playing the AI with the intelligence of a raising or sitting through a drawn out snooze fest with one other player (and a whole bunch of dumb AI).
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