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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:
Release Date: 13/06/2000, updated in 2019
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
Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Total War. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Total War.
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
Hearts of Iron IV is a strategy game that recreates the Risk board game with a broader scope and grander scale. Along with managing your country's military, you build a cabinet, manage politics, and build up infrastructure to help maintain your...
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...
Release Date: 28/09/2022
Out Now: PC
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,...
Release Date: 28/11/2023
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead
Last Train Home is a strategy game where you command of a legion of soldiers as they travel home by train after the Great War. You guide them in battle, issuing commands and developing strategies, then upgrade and fortify the train you use to travel...
Release Date: 06/08/2019
Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
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...
Release Date: 01/01/1994, updated in 2017
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
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...
Here are our hand-picked long list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Total War. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Total War.
Release Date: 02/02/1998, updated in 2023
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS2, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
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...
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...
Release Date: 12/09/2017
Out Now: Mac, PC and PS4
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Open World and Pixels
Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game about anthropomorphic animals. Before each match, you choose a commander from four factions and six units from a pool of twenty. You then use these units to build farms, lookouts and gather resources.
Release Date: 01/04/2019, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (known as TABS) is a fighting game where you choose different armies and troops to battle each other in an automatic simulation that models their offensive and defensive abilities. Once set up, the fight is largely...
Release Date: 21/10/2016, updated in 2019
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Grid and Open World
Sid Meier's Civilization is a long-running strategy game where you develop a society from hunter-gatherer to space travel. There are many ways to approach this challenge; socially, militarily, politically or perhaps by building wonders to impress other...
Release Date: 17/07/2020
Out Now: PS4 and PS5
Components: 3D First-Person, Open World and Weather
Ghost of Tsushima is a stealth and action adventure set in 13th century Japan, where you play as a clan leader and samurai warrior trying to protect your people and the Tsushima Island against Mongol invaders.
Release Date: 02/08/2012, updated in 2013
Out Now: Android and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Persistant World
Clash of Clans is a cartoony strategy war game played on smartphones and tablets. Set in a fantasy world, you take charge of a village and must build defences against attacks from other players. Likewise, you gain resources by attacking others.
Release Date: 29/10/2020
Out Now: Android, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon
Barbearian is a hectic action game where you fight through three-level missions by hacking and slashing hundreds of tiny enemies, collecting cash and rescuing minions to add to your army. It's a role-play game you can take on in bite-sized portions each...
Release Date: 29/08/2017
Out Now: Switch
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a chess-like strategy game where you control cartoon rabbits (the Rabbids) and Nintendo characters in turn-based battles with fantastical weapons through four different worlds.
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: PC
Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night, Pixels and Weather
Sons of Valhalla is a strategy base building game. You play the son of a Viking Jarl aiming to conquer England and save the love of your life. Like Kingdom, you incrementally upgrade your fortifications, farming and armies to defend...
Release Date: 01/02/2019
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Wargroove is a fantasy war game, similar to Advanced Wars from the Gameboy era, where players take turns in a variety of battles. Computer-controlled and human opponents compete to achieve objectives and be the last player remaining.
Release Date: 08/06/2021
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
Chivalry 2 is an online sword fighting game that recreates epic medieval movie battles. It's the sequel to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and thrusts you first-hand into huge battles where you must survive clashing swords, storms of flaming arrows and...
Release Date: 23/08/2013, updated in 2021
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made
Death Crown is a minimalist strategy game where you play Death commanding her legions and punishing humanity. You play in a world of hexagons to place buildings and send troops to attack or defend as you try and defeat the opposing castle.
Release Date: 06/12/2016
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a stealth strategy game set in Japan, where a new Shogun employs five recruits to use assassination, sabotage and espionage to enforce peace in the country. Play involves commanding a team of specialists to sneak...
Release Date: 10/06/2022
Components: 2D Overhead, 2D Side-On, Grid and Pixels
Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga is a strategy battle game where you build an army to take on rebel forces. Play draws on Fire Emblem's tactical turn-based battles, here though, you choose and arrange units into battalions more like Advance Wars. This...
Release Date: 17/08/2023
Out Now: PC, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew is a stealth strategy game set in a fantasy golden age of piracy. You play by controlling a crew of pirates with different abilities, on a ghost ship with a living soul.
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