Total War Warhammer 2 Review – A RTS Worthy of the Name

Announcing Total War Warhammer 2 wasn’t the best of ideas and the community shared its concerns over social media. However, with the release of the game we can see that developers have done justice to the sequel and they are not just asking for money in exchange for a few new factions, Warhammer 2 is much deeper than that.

There are plenty of new elements including a campaign that takes the player to fight over a Vortex. Apparently, the Vortex holds magical properties so it is crucial that you get your hands on it. You go on a magical journey where different challenges await. The campaign isn’t the only exciting new features, developers are Creative Assembly have also added four new factions – High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen, and Skaven.

All of the four new races have interesting gameplay mechanics, units, and are unique in their own way. They handle differently with unique tactics, strengths, and weaknesses.

The level of details this time around is impressive, for example, you can hear races talk for the very first time in a Total War game.

Total War Warhammer 2 is different in many ways when compared to other RTS titles such Starcraft and Warcraft. Players can enjoy a great turn-based campaign as well as a real-time combat system in PvP.

One of the best elements of gameplay is the speed of it that allows players to enjoy and gives more time to figure out how to handle each situation. Players new to this enjoy will appreciate the fact that Total War Warhammer 2 doesn’t overwhelm.

But at the same time, those who enjoy micromanagement will feel right at home. All units you use come with multiple stats so there is constant attention required in order to keep everything stable.

At first glance, all new factions in the game feel less distinct from one another. All of them are good with magic and offer different melee and ranged specialists. However, during gameplay, they are more different than one imagined.

They are mechanically distinct in both battles and campaign. For example, The Skaven spread corruption similar to the Vampire Counts. But interestingly, this affects their own troops as well as the enemy.

The Skavens move around taking down each province but they struggle with hunger as well. Food supplies will run low so the player needs to contently raid, you aren’t able to settle down.

In terms of value, Total War Warhammer 2 offers just the right amount. Between AI opponents and PvP, you have hundreds of hours of gameplay, learning new factions, and trying to come out on top.

The main campaign could become a little overwhelming if you fail to manage resources. But hardcore fans will appreciate the depth of managing resources, upgrading units, and seeing ahead.

You have to be tedious managing resources in the main campaign. Total War Warhammer 2 is a decent RTS thanks to a deep campaign, epic battles, and great fantasy units. But keep in mind that you need a hefty gaming rig to run at 1080p with 60FPS.

Sound design is pretty impressive as well and devs perfected how each faction would sound like. War Hammer 2 is for the novice as well as for hardcore RTS fans.


Total War Warhammer 2

Worth every dime.