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In this legendary age, heroes walk the earth. Yet it takes only a single impulsive act to spark a conflict that will shake the world. The Greeks set course for Troy, towards inevitable war and slaughter. For there, on the battlefield before the great city, legends will be born…

 

TROY is the latest Total War Saga title; inspired by Homer’s Iliad, it focuses on the historical flashpoint of the Trojan War, evolving the series with new period-inspired features. Through Total War’s unique blend of grand, turn-based empire management and spectacular real-time battles, Troy explores this epic conflict from both the Greek and Trojan perspectives – peeling back the layers of myth and legend to reveal the realities that may have inspired them.

 

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A Total War Saga: Troy reinvents its battles for the Bronze Age (PC Gamer)

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Two armies, all ordered into neat little rows, hold opposing ends of a battlefield. The sun's out—it's a nice day for a fight—and in the background sits a city, nestled behind stalwart walls. It's A Total War Saga: Troy's deployment phase, the calm before the storm, but any second now a man dressed up as a bull is going to smash into my troops. 

 

Luckily I've got Achilles on my team, all decked out in gold armour and hopefully sporting some reinforced sandals. Troy's legendary leaders are extremely gifted in combat. They can shrug off being attacked by multiple units, have an array of special abilities and get to show off in duels. The echo of the fantastical stuff established in Warhammer and carried on through Three Kingdom's Romance mode continues here, but it's a lot more grounded. 

 

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A Total War Saga: Troy might have the best campaign gameplay yet (PCGamesN)

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Assuming you’re starting a war rather than finishing one, what questions do you ask when considering your next conquest in Total War games? Personally, all my priorities can be distilled in one: ‘can I take it and hold it without pissing off anyone meaner than me?’ Weak neighbours with no friends trigger my conqueror’s Pavlovian response.

 

I’m excited about A Total War Saga: Troy because it’s made me think differently about this for the first time in ages.

 

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Amazons DLC to be free for Total War Access account holders

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You’ll see from the roadmap below that Amazons will be joining the game in September as our first DLC alongside EGS Mod Support (though you can still mod TROY the old fashioned way from launch), and what’s more you can grab Amazons entirely for FREE if you’re a Total War Access  account holder (although this will be a limited time offer!). We’ll add multiplayer in November and Blood & Glory in October, and plenty more before the end of the year – and we’ll have even more detail on Amazons to share with you next week. 

 

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How not to play as Sparta in Total War Saga: Troy (PC Gamer)

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Troy is shaping up to be a characterful Total War game, but I think I've been spoiled by Three Kingdoms' lavish presentation and spectacular heroes. In both games it's interesting to see Creative Assembly play with myth and legend. Three Kingdoms had two game modes to appeal to fans who prefer a grittier, more historically accurate Total War game. Instead Troy treads a middle line. No-one is superhuman in this vision of Troy. If Menelaus had taken a slingshot to the skull in that foolish invasion, the fate of Sparta would play out very differently indeed. In that sense Troy realises a core Total War promise: to give you the reins of history and let you steer fate off a cliff into a river, just to see what will happen.

 

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Game Information

Game Title: A Total War Saga: TROY

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  • PC (Aug 13, 2020)

 

Developer: CREATIVE ASSEMBLY

 

Publisher: SEGA
    

Review Aggregator

OpenCritic - 76 average - 67% recommended

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Wccftech - 9 / 10

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With a focused approach, looking at the Trojan War, Total War Saga: Troy offers you the choice between following the story of the war or forging your own path, each time feeling different. This is enhanced by unique game mechanics for each faction within the game, though there are sadly a limited number, as well as adding mechanics that all factions work with like the favour of gods. This is backed up by a brilliant resource and city-management system, making this one of the more strategic Total War titles out there. There are some flaws, such as agents mostly feeling useless and a few small niggles with diplomacy and allied AI, but these are outshone by the aforementioned positives and a fantastically tactical combat system due to enhanced units and new terrain, as well as mythical units. Put simply, Total War Saga: Troy is an outstanding first entry from Creative Assembly Sofia and a fantastic entry to the Total War franchise, highlighting what the Saga spin-offs can bring.


TechRaptor - 8.5 / 10

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A Total War Saga: Troy is a worthy successor with significant new features, such as Divine Will, that adds depth to the tried and true franchise.


Gamers Heroes - 80 / 100

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A Total War Saga: Troy is a good addition to the franchise, but is not recommended for new players. However, fans of the historical setting Total War games shouldn't hesitate to check this one out.


GamingTrend - 80 / 100

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Total War Saga: Troy is a step in an interesting direction. The "Saga" distinction allows the team to try some new concepts without disturbing the main franchise, and it does while remaining faithful to the historic roots of its predecessors, with a dash of the fantastical. Some technical wobbles remain, and the game can be occasionally obtuse, but there's a lot to enjoy here.


God is a Geek - 8 / 10

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A Total War Saga: Troy is a slightly different Total War game. It's commitment to the period, and all that entails is a lot of fun and well worth a look.


IGN - 8 / 10

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A Total War Saga: Troy absolutely nails its Bronze Age setting and comes up with interesting ways to make the period work in its grand strategy framework, but its AI has trouble wrapping its head around it.


PCGamesN - 8 / 10

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Vast, beautiful, and every bit as epic as its subject matter, Troy's designation as a 'Saga' doesn't reflect a brief spin-off, but a soaring remix of the Iliad, with just the occasional annoyance or backwards step.


TheSixthAxis - 8 / 10

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Splicing history with Hollywood, Troy is an exciting new take on the Total War formula. Sega's immense strategy series continues to snowball, absorbing and shedding new ideas, somehow keeping momentum despite that core gameplay remaining virtually untouched.


TrustedReviews - 4 / 5 stars

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A Total War Saga: Troy is a superb entry to Creative Assembly's strategy series, with both combat and diplomacy proving incredibly addictive. However, there have been a few tweaks to the Total War blueprint in order to accommodate the Bronze Age setting. Hardcore Total War fans may be dismayed by the lack of unit variety, but newcomers may well relish the simplified approach. The new economy system also adds a new depth to diplomacy and strategy, making non-combat play significantly more enjoyable no matter your Total War experience level. And with a smattering of Greek mythology, Troy feels one of the most distinctive entries to the series yet.


AusGamers - 7.5 / 10

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Overall, it was easy to be drawn into A Total War Saga: TROY.


PC Gamer - 75 / 100

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Refreshing tactical changes and some of the best maps in the series make this an experiment worth checking out.


PC Invasion - 7.5 / 10

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A Total War Saga: Troy is limited in scope and unit variety. Similarly, its middle-ground approach between a purely historical title and one that's filled to the brim with mythological elements might not please everyone. Still, it manages to entertain owing to unique faction leader mechanics and Divine Will strategies. Grab it while it's free, but wait for a few fixes and balancing tweaks if you're planning on buying it separately.


CGMagazine - 7 / 10

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Total War Saga: Troy takes the Total War franchise to the Bronze Age and while it brings a handful of new changes, Troy is an interesting, but flawed entry in the Total War series.


Gameblog - French - 7 / 10

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It is a true pleasure to discover a beloved franchise like Total War that uses the Trojan War as a background. It is a great RTS, with some fantastic artistic value and and a few novelties that make it really interesting for this series. Nevertheless, some mechanics like the economy are a bit under-exploited, especially in mid-game until the end. Difficulty feels very odd with enemies who use and abuse the agent system to sabotage your faction.


Shacknews - 7 / 10

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It's not a perfect game, but fighting the Minotaur is too cool to pass up!


Cultured Vultures - 6 / 10

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Though technically not a bad game by any stretch thanks to great art direction, solid gameplay, and several potentially fantastic ideas for the future, A Total War Saga: TROY is still an uneven and disappointingly stagnant entry in the Total War franchise.


GameWatcher - 6 / 10

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Total War: Troy makes some curious changes to the Total War formula, but the less streamlined resource system, extra micromanagement, and weird mix of reality and mythology work against its favour to create a less than entrancing experience.


Destructoid - Unscored

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A Total War Saga: Troy is shaping up to be quite a characterful take on the franchise, and I could stand to see a number of its changes make their way over the next time Creative Assembly wanna go bigger.


Eurogamer - Recommended

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Total War heads to the Bronze Age for an entertaining and evocative brand of strategy.


Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Unscored

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This is a good Total War game.

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For some reason I had it in my head that this was coming out yesterday. I wondered why my reminder hadn't gone off as I went to download it. Then I saw the release date. :facepalm:

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Huh. This game runs a lot better than Rome 2 or Warhammer 2. 84fps in the Siege benchmark and 64 in the battle benchmarks at 4k with everything maxed (fyi, the ultra preset isn’t “max” settings :/ )

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22 hours ago, Spork3245 said:

Huh. This game runs a lot better than Rome 2 or Warhammer 2. 84fps in the Siege benchmark and 64 in the battle benchmarks at 4k with everything maxed (fyi, the ultra preset isn’t “max” settings :/ )

 

Nice!  What are you running again?  I haven't played a Total War game since Rome.

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