Parents' Guide to

Total War: Warhammer III

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

The epic fantasy strategy series gets a Chaotic sendoff.

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They say that all good things must come to an end, and such is the case with the Total War: Warhammer series. That said, Sega and Creative Assembly have made sure that Total War: Warhammer III sends the series off with a bang. The game's just about bursting at the seams with various content and gameplay tweaks. There are now eight playable factions, more than either previous entry. And the world map is more than twice the size of any previous entry, with battles taking place in the Eastern Lands and deep into the Realm of Chaos. The characters, the environments, and all the other visuals are polished and detailed, making this the best looking game in the series. The story is surprisingly engaging as well, turning the campaign into a sort of love letter to Warhammer fans.

Total War: Warhammer III continues the series' trend of complex gameplay and cranks it up to an eleven. This strategy game's not for the faint of heart. There's an insane amount of micromanagement involved in the gameplay, controlling troop types, battlefield aftermath, resource routes, and more. Each faction also plays substantially different than each of the others, almost requiring a complete relearning of the mechanics. The Daemon Prince in the new Daemons of Chaos faction exemplifies this by mixing and matching both body parts and units resulting in literally thousands upon thousands on unique combinations to experiment with. The whole thing can be intimidating for even hardcore players, overwhelming for more casual players, and almost impossible for newcomers. Even so, for Warhammer fans willing and able to invest the time and patience into it, Total War: Warhammer III is a daunting but fulfilling end to the Warhammer saga.

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