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The Best Total War Games | Expert Recommendations

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Total War Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Three Kingdoms

This product was recommended by Alexander Reeves from DiceCove

Even though it doesn’t have the powerful graphics and smooth dynamics of the saga’s latest release, in my opinion, Total War: Three Kingdoms remains to be the best Total War release to this day. The game takes place during the legendary Three Kingdoms period in China around 220 AD, and the players are given the task to take control of one of 12 factions and work toward unifying the country under one kingdom once again. I’ve really loved this game since the day it was released because it brought plenty of innovation and pretty much marked a before and after in the Total War saga; it had improved graphics, a new battle system, and a more realistic game mode called Romance, which many have described as a more fun and creative way to play the game. In essence, it’s safe to say that Three Kingdoms is the most strategically varied historical Total War game to date, which makes it a must-play for enthusiasts of the saga.

Total War Gold Edition – PC

This product was recommended by Phillip Villegas from Three Pedal Mafia

Rome: Total War and its expansion, Barbarian Invasion, are included in the Gold Edition of Total War. You will lead one of three noble Roman families on a century-long journey to capture control of the Roman Empire in Rome: Total War. In Barbarian Invasion, you’ll see Rome’s collapse as it faces barbarian hordes and a bitter internal conflict.

Total War Empire

This product was recommended by Morgan Lilker from Watches of Today

Why? By land and by sea, it’s the definitive Total War game that allows you to conquer the known world and build your own Empire, your own way. It’s a game that removes the blinkers and pits its players against the ravening hordes and only ends when the greatest army and the most powerful Empire eventually reign supreme

Doctor Who – War Games (Classic)

This product was recommended by Jason Cordes from CocoLoan

Atrick Troughton’s final expedition as Doctor Who is epic by Doctor Who standards. The War Games comprises ten episodes and allows one of the most lovable and popular performers to play the titular part in an appropriate, frightening, send-off. The War Games is the final Doctor Who adventures to be shot in black and white, and it finds the Doctor, along with companions Jamie and Zoe, ostensibly in the trenches of World War I.

WCW War Games: The Most Notorious Matches

This product was recommended by Jason Cordes from CocoLoan

Take one part Royal Rumble, one part Survivor Series, and combine them with two punishing steel cages for a war that spanned two rings and sealed a legend as one of the most unexpected and recognizable matchups of all time: War Games. WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, the mastermind behind the mayhem, introduces some of the most memorable War Games matches (including Ric Flair, Sting, the nWo, and others) and provides fans with an in-depth look inside the NWA/most WCW’s inventive idea that transformed sports entertainment.

Total War: Warhammer 2

This product was recommended by Daniel G. Leone from NJ Law Results

I love how much time you can invest in this Total War game – its average gameplay time is 37 hours, but with all of the extra features you can definitely spend at least 50 hours exploring the world. While some people may dismiss it as a sequel to the original Warhammer release, I do think it is better than the first one. The creatures are stunningly depicted, the story is well fleshed out, and the content packs are addictive!

Napoleon: Total War – Gold Edition

This product was recommended by Rachel Scott from Nationaltasc

Nobody is better at war than Napoleon. This game will take you to the wars battled by Napoleon like the Austerlitz, Waterloo, and the Battle of the Nile. Practice your strategy as you command thousand of troops and defeat all the enemies in the game. Make sure to make wise decisions in order to lessen the damage to your troops and win the war.

Medieval Ii (2) Total War – The Complete Collection

This product was recommended by Mimi Paul from Starkflow

This is my favourite of the war games. Works via steam really well. Has many interesting segments to enjoy along for the player. If you like turn based games, then this game is a must for you for sure. The characters are interesting and it’s quite fun and engaging to play. Totally recommended.


This product was recommended by Michael Jan Baldicana from bidetsPLUS

Total War: WARHAMMER III is a strategy game that features an impressive and detailed campaign map, where players will be able to take control of one of the four playable factions. It has been praised for its historical accuracy and attention to detail. This game is known for its complex gameplay and deep simulation of warfare.

Total War: Shogun 2 Gold

This product was recommended by Benjamin Morsell from Miquido

Superb improvements in the strategic layer and awesome tactical layer result in a must-have item not only for Total War fans. Additional plus points for me are great graphics, stylization for the Sengoku period, which I am very interested in, and the atmospheric, epic music.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from Searchpeoplefree

As Elite operatives, you’ll be on the trail of Perseus, a shadowy figure on a mission to disturb the global balance of power and alter history’s destiny. Descend into the heart of this worldwide conspiracy with famous characters like Woods, Mason, and Hudson, as well as a fresh cast of operatives, to foil a plot that has been in the works for decades.

Encore Mortimer Becket and the Lost King

This product was recommended by Lorie Carson from RealPeopleFinder

This restore parallels a mysterious kingdom in this exciting new installment in Mortimer Beckett’s Hidden Trials series. Bob follows Mortimer’s point of view and uses his wits to hunt down the lost king of Zantya. Search for pearls, restore your crown and find critical mysterious items that each region has something to hide.

God of War Hits

This product was recommended by Steve Anderson from Junk-Yard-Near-Me

Actual battle over the shoulder free camera brings the activity closer than in recent memory. Struggle in God of war is very close, frantic, and courageous. Kratos’ Axes, strong, enchantment, and diverse is a ruthless weapon and a flexible device for investigation.

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