Total War Battles

Total War Battles


(4 stars)


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50,000 - 100,000 downloads

  • Music
  • Ninjas
  • No trial, lite or demo version.
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Expert's Review


Reviewed by / Oct 04, 2012

TW Battles is a military strategy board game

So here we are. $5 and 273Mb of additional download later, let's review one of the most expected games landing on Android. The first thing that you must keep on mind, especially you Total War gamers, is that SEGA has not ported any Total War game over to Android, but the essence of the franchise itself. Translated to more understandable words it would mean that, as real time strategy games so far are quite unplayable on touchscreens, they have chosen to unearth that old concept of hexed grid wargame and cap it all under the Total War brand.

This TW Battles is based on "Shogun" settings and it seems the first title in an upcoming franchise in which we hope we will also be able to play in Greek and Rome, Medieval and Empire settings. Excuse me, but Ancient Japan hasn't ever be my favorite place to show my strategist skills. Graphics and cinematics have also been adapted to a younger audience and have what we would call 'Facebook' or G+ game style, so expect not geishas beheading noble daimyos or whatsoever.

Game can be played hotseat, this is, two players on the same device; or through a beautiful solo campaign about betrayal, vengeance and several other cliches. It should be remarked that, even though it's a strategy game, gameplay is quite fast, something between checkers and stone-paper-scissor on steroids. Don't forget to long tap any icon to learn more about it, as they are explained in a pros and cons system that somehow reminds an AndroidZoom review.

Units can't move backwards and you must manage your wood, iron and honor resources wisely. In the end, gameplay is easily explained in the tutorial levels. Just have for sure you will like it, though senior gamers can find it too simple, even when there's an experience system to upgrade stuff and so. On the other hand, there are some voluntary in-app purchases to boost your progress if you don't want to clear all stages, something that should be abolished in paid apps.

If music in the original PC series was great, here it has been taken into account too. Game comes in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, so in this regard we must praise Sega's localization effort.

In summary, a great game for any strategy lover out there. Battles last for five-ten minutes and there are a lot of combinations to fulfill every stage, so this game can be enjoyed for a long while before getting boring.

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Developer's original description available here
Specifically developed for touchscreen platforms, Total War Battles™: SHOGUN is a new real-time strategy game from the makers of the award-winning Total War series.
Total War Battles™ delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with intuitive building and unit management. All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.

“This high-quality production dramatically streamlines the RTS genre for mobile play, while making sure it's packed with enough tactical depth to make its many skirmishes tense and exciting” – 90% Gold Award

“Total War Battles is a surprisingly beautiful and engaging mix of war gaming and puzzles.”
Slide To Play – 4/4

Lead your clan to battle through more than 10 hours of story-driven campaign set in the world of Total War™: SHOGUN 2; winner of “Best Strategy Game of 2011” awards from Gamespot, IGN, Gamespy and GameTrailers.

Deploy and manage your bases to generate resources and recruit units including samurai, archers, ninjas and cavalry. Each victory awards XP to spend on building and troop upgrades that could make a decisive difference to your future battles.

Total War Battles™ introduces a new real-time battle system that feels both familiar and fresh. The hex battle maps allow for natural unit movements and deep strategy. However, as followers of the “Bushido” code of conduct, your units can never turn back – this twist to classic RTS gameplay adds tension and intensity to the action, making each victory even more rewarding.

Introducing an interface designed specifically for touchscreens – drag and drop buildings and troops, swipe across the battle map with a flick, and pinch to zoom in and out.

Play against a friend in real-time on a single device in three different multiplayer modes.

Play through six standalone battles in Normal, Hard or Shogun difficulty. Compete against other players on the leaderboards and unlock new Skirmish achievements.

Total War™ fans will naturally enjoy the intense, deep and rewarding action-strategy gameplay, while more casual strategy fans will appreciate the Zen simplicity of the opening tutorial battles, scalable difficulty level and hint system that will soon make them a tactical master.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 1.0.2
Fixed previously broken update.
Some speed optimisations.
Minor bug fixes.
Additional devices support.

Version 1.0.1
Significant performance increase across all devices.
Improved stability across all devices.
Google Nexus 7 now fully supported.
Added support for more devices.

Known Issues
On some devices: loading screen disappears for a few seconds before reappearing.

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Comments and ratings for Total War Battles
  • (67)

    by Mark Phillips on 05/01/2015

    I like this game but the lack of space to put buildings is annoying and the troops can you make less expesensive cause by the first u few men I put out I am broke

  • (67)

    by teddy Torres on 05/01/2015

    And the guns swag bra and can u make a update to play with a other player and another device

  • (67)

    by cold9312 on 27/12/2014

    I love Total War games

  • (67)

    by Dan Silanskis on 22/12/2014

    Almost no strategic depth here. If you've played the PC games just skip this.

  • (67)

    by Jack Tate on 11/12/2014

    You took my money!!!!! Scamers

  • (67)

    by Carlos Carlos on 05/12/2014

    Runs smooth, Nice graphics, good difficulty, and easily one of the best Mobile games.

  • (67)

    by Phuc Le on 04/12/2014

    The game is stopped suddenly when i just began playing

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