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Total War is a series of strategic turn-based war games. Each game has a different historical or fantasy setting where multiple armies battle and compete for territory. You can win by military force, religion, diplomacy, espionage and economics.

Unfortunately, Total War is not available on PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme, and at a lower age rating:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/06/2000, updated in 2019

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Battle, Simulation, Strategy (Action and Fighting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: CA Games (@CAGames)

Costs: Free. In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

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Release Date: 06/06/2016

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Release Date: 25/10/2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a strategy game where you raise an army and fight in large-scale medieval warfare. You build up your troops and complete missions, then place battalions and siege engines where they'll be most effective before heading...

Foxhole

Release Date: 28/09/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Open World, Persistant World and Weather

Foxhole is a strategic battle, where you play with hundreds of others to manage not only the front lines of war but also the infrastructure behind your offensive. From your overhead view, you collaborate to devise strategies and build bases, railways,...

Last Train Home

Release Date: 28/11/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Release Date: 06/08/2019

Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Components: 3D Third-Person

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a turn-based strategy game with a large strategic map that leads to multiple turn-based battles. You build your empire with one of six unique factions, progress through each faction’s missions using your wits, military...

XCOM (Series)

Release Date: 01/01/1994, updated in 2017

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

XCOM is a science fiction strategic battle game where you control units to stop an alien invasion. The long-running series has come in many forms, but always has in common the finely tuned turn-based ground combat where you control a squad of soldiers...

 

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Age of Empires IV

Release Date: 02/02/1998, updated in 2023

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS2, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Open World

Age of Empires IV is a strategy game where you command an ancient civilisation in real-time and must develop from hunter-gatherers to advanced forms of defence and war. This is similar territory to Civilization but focuses on...

Kingdom (Series)

Release Date: 21/10/2015

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night and Pixels

Kingdom is a retro-look strategy game where you must defend your town from the nightly attack of zombies as you develop your technology and civilisation day by day. But unlike other tower-defence games – where you set up defences and fend off waves of...

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Release Date: 12/09/2017

Out Now: Mac, PC and PS4

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Open World and Pixels

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Release Date: 01/04/2019, updated in 2022

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

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Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

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Release Date: 17/07/2020

Out Now: PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person, Open World and Weather

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Clash of Clans

Release Date: 02/08/2012, updated in 2013

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Persistant World

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Out Now: Android, Switch and iOS

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Out Now: Switch

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Sons of Valhalla

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night, Pixels and Weather

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Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

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Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid

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Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Components: 3D First-Person and Open World

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Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made

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Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person

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Out Now: PC

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Components: 2D Overhead, 2D Side-On, Grid and Pixels

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Out Now: PC, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

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13 Younger Content Rating than Total War

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