Dead & Forgotten
- Sep 5, 2018
Game Title: Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
- PC (May 23, 2019)
- Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Zheng Jiang In-Engine Trailer
- Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Sun Jian In-Engine Trailer
- Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – E3 Gameplay Reveal
- Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Cao Cao In-Engine Trailer
- Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Announcement Cinematic
OpenCritic - 82 average - 88% recommended
Wccftech - Chris Wray - 10 / 10
Total War: Three Kingdoms is as close to flawless as you'll find, with a fantastic balance of 4X strategy and character-focused development and emergent storytelling. The battles are frantic, with increased tactical opportunities through duelling. City development is more intuitive and less restrictive, though still requires thought and all of this takes place on a China that looks downright fantastic, where even the UI and menus look great. This is the Total War experience and a new high for the series.
CGMagazine - Preston Dozsa - 9 / 10
Total War: Three Kingdoms is another excellent entry in Creative Assembly's fantastic strategy series.
PC Invasion - Jason Rodriguez - 4.5 / 5 stars
Total War: Three Kingdoms captures the spirit and essence of the time period. It's filled to the brim with unique and thematic detail, with aesthetic beauty that's a wonder to behold.
Gamersky - 北方凛 - Chinese - 9 / 10
Creative Assembly successfully combines Three Kingdoms with Total War, and using the brand-new Romance Mode, bringing us to that chaos times. For those who love Three Kingdoms or Total War series, this is no-doubt a must-try game.
Digitally Downloaded - Matt Sainsbury - 4.5 / 5 stars
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IGN Italy - Claudio Chianese - Italian - 8.6 / 10
Three Kingdoms is one the best, if not the very best, historical Total War games. The strategic gameplay is especially compelling, and almost Paradox-like in depth. Still, the lack of variety caused by the limited setting widens the gap with the much more spectacular, and overall enjoyable, Warhammer 2.
IGN Spain - Javi Andrés - Spanish - 8.6 / 10
Creative Assembly Studio knows a lot about strategies of war and fun. Total War: Three Kingdoms is a clear and sophisticated evolution. The series will continue on this path and lovers of the genre can be happier than those players who have never been in Total War.
The Games Machine - Daniele Dolce - Italian - 8.5 / 10
Total War: Three Kingdoms collects the legacy of the previous chapters related to the Warhammer universe, presenting many noteworthy innovations that show how that formula can also be applied in a historical context. There are also some good new mechanichs on the espionage and diplomacy side, too bad that the artificial intelligence hasn't been retouched accordingly, representing once again the weakest part of the entire offer.
GamingTrend - Codi Spence - 85 / 100
Total War: Three Kingdoms is a fantastic addition to the series, taking place in the Three Kingdoms period of China's history. The gameplay requires patience and strategizing, but is satisfying when successful. With plenty of aspects to manage, you won't be wanting for something to do, although it may be too much for some gamers.
GameSpot - Ginny Woo - 8 / 10
Three Kingdoms is the most ambitious that Total War has ever been, featuring an impressive variety of experiences thanks to its hefty source material.
Hardcore Gamer - Jason Bohn - 4 / 5
With an ever increasing amount of games getting console releases, the PC gamer can typically only point to having the best version of a title.
Guardian - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - 4 / 5 stars
The battles are as gripping as ever but it's the character-driven melodrama that truly enlivens this first-rate strategy game
God is a Geek - Chris Hyde - 8 / 10
Cold, hard battle strategy meets the warmth of human interaction and politics to create an engaging and addictive experience.
GameWatcher - Marcello Perricone - 8 / 10
Three Kingdoms is a good game, and it feels like relearning an old game – it sticks to the Total War formula, but changes so many things around that everything feels different.
Shacknews - Chris Jarrard - 8 / 10
While I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never been a big fan of the series, I found a lot to like in Three Kingdoms.
GamingBolt - Ravi Sinha - 8 / 10
Total War: Three Kingdoms could have scraped by with minimal new features. Thankfully, it combines the Three Kingdoms universe with a bevy of compelling features and improvements to deliver a worthy follow-up in the series.
MMOGames - Phil DeMerchant - 8 / 10
Despite its reduced scope from Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia, Three Kingdoms still remains deep and engaging.
PC Gamer - Jody Macgregor - 78 / 100
Not the best Total War game but not the worst by a long shot.
Spaziogames - Italian - 7.8 / 10
Total War: Three Kingdoms maybe has the best campaign ever seen in the series, but it misses the point with the tactical phase.
Merlin'in Kazanı - Furkan Sakoğlu - Turkish - 77 / 100
Total War: Three Kingdoms is a definetly a Total War game. It has all the diplomacy, blood and intrigue inside. The game is a hard one if you are just getting into series, but a good step forward for fans.
PCGamesN - Phil Iwaniuk - 7 / 10
Changes on the battlefield don't make for a Total War experience to match historical and Warhammer entrants, but there's still a deeply involving strategic layer in Three Kingdoms that sits well with its licence.Phil Iwaniuk
TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 7 / 10
Three Kingdoms is another solid instalment in the Total War franchise, but lacks a certain wow factor. Creative Assembly has made some clever refinements around the edges of that enduringly addictive strategic core, allowing fans to steep themselves in yet another historic saga. However, there's a chance that some won't gel with this new setting or the way Guanzhong's epic has been adapted. It's another fun and rewarding take on the series, though we'd struggle to call it a must-buy.
TrustedReviews - Jake Tucker - 3.5 / 5 stars
For Total War fans, there's lots here to enjoy. It's the best historical Total War game since Shogun 2, and one of the finest this series has seen thus far. However, for those drawn in by the bombast and spectacle of Total War: Warhammer, this game can feel flat by comparison.
Eurogamer - Chris Tapsell - Recommended
Ambitious and sometimes overwhelming, Three Kingdoms does a great job of capturing the complexity of China's vivid past.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Denis Ryan - Unscored
It’s the best Total War game, the best historical strategy game released so far this year, and its stories are so compelling I’m as excited to read about other people’s anecdotes as I am to create more of my own.