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Favourite Mainline Total War Series?

Attila 6 1.22%
 
Empire 15 3.05%
 
Medieval 50 10.16%
 
Napoleon 10 2.03%
 
Rome 66 13.41%
 
Shogun 63 12.80%
 
Three Kingdoms 27 5.49%
 
Thrones of Britannia 5 1.02%
 
Warhammer 34 6.91%
 
Other/None/Not Played Any 216 43.90%
 
Total:492

Whoo boy, having played them for thousands of hours and even working on mods for some of them, this is a difficult thing to answer. 

- Rome Total War

The one that got me into the franchise. The time it came out I had tried out the demo where you play as Hannibal. This demo made such an impression on me, that I continued to play the game for 3 years solid every weekend and some schooldays.

It was this demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=203P0lBzqGA 

- Medieval II Total War

Crusades? Mongols? I mean come on. It was fucking awesome and fully improved upon previous iterations. I love all its expansions. Especially the Teutonic campaign was incredibly fun. NA'AM SULTAN!

- Empire Total War

This was the one that really got me deep into it. So deep that I started making mods myself. Portrait/name changes, new units, colour corrections and some texture changes. My god I loved it. I also loved the American Revolution angle to it and how it was a big big campaign map. 

- Napoleon Total War

This came out in a period where I got really into the whole French revolution leading up to the Napoleonic wars. Played for thousands of hours and again working on mods. To be fair, this game is best with some of the mods out there that frees up more factions in campaign. 

- Shogun 2 Total War

Criminally underrated game, it got especially good during the later turns of campaign when more modernized weaponry are introduced. Kinda gave me hope for a possible WW1 game. Also, who wouldn't choose the Satsuma clan with their Triforce flag?

- Rome II Total War

Pretty crappy launch, missing family trees and lots of bugs. Kinda lost faith after this one although... I did revisit the game a year later when they had finally fixed most of the problems I had with it. After that had a blast with it. 

The rest... I kinda lost interest because the settings didn't do much for me. I like Warhammer but honestly I like it more for space battles and whatnots. The newer ones.. same thing. Not interesting in the era.





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I don't think I can answer this. I've only played Rome, Shogun 2, Attila, and Three Kingdoms, so no Medieval for me (yet). Rome is fun at first but once your empire grows, it gets pretty tedious. Shogun 2 is very nice but real divide is an extremely poor mechanic and it's ridiculous how everyone's spamming naval threats all the time. I especially hate the naval threat because you can either let armies land and then have to deal with them, or you have to chase them around at sea, which requires very annoying micromanagement. Attila seems very good, but I'm still not far enough in the campaign to be able to make a proper judgement. Three Kingdoms is very good in many ways, but there are some flaws too that make me think that Medieval 2 might be better (judging by what I've heard).

From the games I've played, I suspect Attila is the best but I can't be sure just yet, Three Kingdoms is probably my favourite from the ones I can judge, but I suspect Medieval 2 is the best but I haven't played it yet.



I only played Shogun and Rome. I thought both were great, but I don't play PC games often anymore. I would love to check out the series again if it came to console.



Haven't played any of those.



I hate them all because all of them have "Total War" at the end of their names rather than at the start. That makes it so annoying to find these on the greatest games spreadsheet!



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It's a toss up between Rome and Shogun, but I went with Rome since it was my first ever Total War game and it blew me away back in the day... I also really enjoyed Empire though, that was some good fun for sure!



mZuzek said:
I hate them all because all of them have "Total War" at the end of their names rather than at the start. That makes it so annoying to find these on the greatest games spreadsheet!

That's not true though. They switched to having Total War at the start of their names a few entries back. IIRC Rome 2 was the first to have Total War at the beginning rather than the end.



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Ka-pi96 said:
mZuzek said:
I hate them all because all of them have "Total War" at the end of their names rather than at the start. That makes it so annoying to find these on the greatest games spreadsheet!

That's not true though. They switched to having Total War at the start of their names a few entries back. IIRC Rome 2 was the first to have Total War at the beginning rather than the end.

Fair enough. The mess is already done, though.



Rome Total War was my first love of the series, but Medieval 2 Total War was the greatest love of all... my prom date!

Of course, I dropped that series like an old high school group of girlfriends once I graduated and moved exclusively into relationships into the realm of higher education and more sophisticated fashion style with Paradox Games grand strategies, especially Crusader Kings 2. Significantly more complex and rewarding love there.



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