While it might not be coming to Xbox consoles today, Total War: Warhammer 3 still serves as a major addition to PC Game Pass, launching day one into the service. And so far, the reviews from the critics have been outstanding.
Below, we've picked out some of the highlights from the 40+ reviews of the game on Metacritic, where it currently holds a very impressive score of 88. It's getting unanimous praise, and here are the reasons why:
The Guardian - (5/5)
"The continual design evolution of one project split over three full games and dozens of expansions makes me hesitant to call Warhammer III a landmark strategy game in its own right. But looking back now at that very first trailer, it does feel like a promise kept."
PC Gamer - (90/100)
"I've already sunk nearly 100 hours into Warhammer 3, which should give you an inkling of how much I'm digging it. And while I'm no longer as eager to go through the Realm of Chaos campaign again, that's only a slice of what Warhammer 3 is."
IGN - (9/10)
"With interesting campaign mechanics that build up rivalries between its memorable main cast and several new armies that don't play like anything we've seen in Total War before, it excels on just about every level, strategic and tactical. And a collection of little quality-of-life changes carried over from other recent Total War games tie the single-player campaign up with a nice little bloodsoaked bow."
Windows Central - (4.5/5)
"If you've played the past two games and enjoyed them, grabbing this is the easiest choice ever. If you're new but find yourself intrigued by what's on offer, I still recommend jumping in. All these improvements add up to what is already one of the best PC games for strategy fans right now. It's a phenomenal experience for Warhammer veterans and newcomers alike."
TheGamer - (4/5)
"Overall, Total War Warhammer 3 is a gift to its fans, a fitting send-off to the trilogy. The real going-away party arrives whenever Mortal Empires shows up, but for now, you can delve into the twisted Chaos Realm and get lost in sprawling battles and text-heavy menus, like any Total War fan."
VG247 - (4/5)
"Warhammer 3 is, frankly, an incredible package. It somehow manages to deliver multiple unique and satisfying campaigns, mostly without sacrificing their quality and depth in the process. Campaign and combat are expertly balanced – demanding but fair – with enough variety to make playing more than one faction worthwhile. More variety would be welcome in both faction characteristics and map design, but Warhammer 3 is still one of the most gratifying strategy games in recent years."
Total War: Warhammer 3's 88 rating on Metacritic places it into second position of the best games of 2022 so far, only losing out to Sony's God of War port. It's available to try right now on PC Game Pass, so what are you waiting for?!
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