Total War: Warhammer II is a game released on September 28, 2017, for Microsoft Windows. It is a real-time and turn-based strategy video game developed by Creative Assembly and launched by Sega. This is a part of the Total War game series that follows the 2016 release of the Total War: Warhammer.
About Total War: Warhammer II
The game, just like the first, is set in the fictional universe Warhammer Fantasy – a creation of Games Workshop. This world takes places across five different continents. These are the Naggaroth, Lustria, The Southlands, Nehekhara, and Ulthuan. The whole game centres around the Great Vortex that is in Ulthuan. Or at least, who will take full control of it.
The five races in the game try to cast rituals that will either give them control or stabilize the Great Vortex. Whoever wins will result in a different ending for the fictional universe.
In the Total War: Warhammer II, players will notice how the game will be more reliant on narrative compared to the previous version. The first game concentrated on either saving or destroying the Great Vortex. Your task will depend on the race you have chosen to play.
There are new game modes that players can choose to play.
You have the Eye of the Vortex – a new campaign that is available in this version and it spans 4 continents. Another game mode is called Mortal Empires that involves a combined campaign of the first and the second installment of the Warhammer game. This was not part of the original launch but was added shortly after.
Another game mode that was added after the launch is The Laboratory that is actually an experimental battle mode. A multiplayer game mode is also available under the Free For All.
The Total War: Warhammer II also comes with new features like the Climate. It is a new climate system that races can use to conquer areas they want to. It will help them win bonuses or even penalties. There is also the Treasure hunts where the player can look for treasure amidst shipwrecks and ruins. This is like a “choose your own adventure” type of game. There is also a new feature wherein AI factions will roam the map – called the Rogue Armies.
After its release, the game ranked 10th in the Top 50 Games of 2017. It also won various awards like the Best Strategy Game (PC Gamer’s 2017 Game of the Year Awards). The game was also nominated for Game of the Year and also the IGN’s Best of 2017 Awards for Best PC Game and also Best Strategy Game.
Main characters in Total War: Warhammer II
The Total War: Warhammer II have a couple of characters that you might be interested in to play. But before that, there are various races that you need to be aware of.
This is a young race in the Warhammer world. They have no idea who the Old Ones are or what the Chaos is all about. They are the ones expected to help save the world. This race includes The Empire, The Kingdom of Bretonnia, and other minor human nations.
This race had been in existence since the beginning of time. Composed of the High Elves, Dark Elves, Wood Elves, Drawfen Kingdoms and the Lizardmen. Their kind came from the Old Ones and are more resistant to the enemies. The notable characters include Tyrion and Teclis (High Elves), Malekith and Morathi (Dark Elves), Mazdamundi and Kroq-Gar (Lizardmen), and Queek Headtaker and Lord Skrolk (Skaven).
Forces of Chaos
This race is the one that the players have to destroy. They have hardly been destroyed and they are poised to reign terror once more in the Great Vortex is destroyed. This race is composed of the Warriors of Chaos, Norscan Tribes, and Beastmen.
This race is composed of the Vampire Counts and the Tomb Kings. These are the dead that are plagued by long and somewhat bitter memories.
These are the rat-men. They are scheming and treacherous and they rule the underworld. They are constantly battling with the dwarfs, goblins, and other races.
This race is at war is basically at war with anyone that moves. They come in big and small sizes, but all of them are quite mean.
The Total War: Warhammer II is a great game to play and it promises hours of playtime for everyone. You can opt to play on your own or play with others.