Auckland is in lockdown, university is online, and we don’t know when things will get back to normal. It’s all bad news. Or is it?
Creative Assembly have just released Total War: A Troy Saga, the hotly anticipated sequel to Total War: Three Kingdoms. And the game kicks ass. Faster, bloodier, and more stylish than its predecessor, the latest entry to the Total War series more than earns its place in the pantheon of genius strategy games.
Everything you need to know about the game is in the title. Total War: A Troy Saga is (believe it or not) a war game set during the semi-historical siege of Troy. Players can choose to play on the side of the Trojans, desperately defending their city from hordes of angry Greek; or as the Achaeans, the classical-age pranksters behind the iconic Trojan Horse. To win, players will have to manage cities, control armies, and fight massive, real-time battles, with thousands and thousands of units on-screen. It’s good fun: a mix of diplomatic deal-making, tactical trading, and bombastic, bloody battle-making.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, I’ve got good news for you: Total War: A Troy Saga is currently free to download on the Epic Games Store. Yes, that’s right – this game is entirely free, but for a limited time only.
Why not get yourself a copy and try the game out for yourself? Like Civilization, XCOM, or Crusader Kings, three other strategy games renowned for their length and depth, Total War: A Troy Saga sucks up time like nothing else – in other words, it’s perfect for helping you get through this lockdown.
Say goodbye to all your free time.