A Total War in every sense of the word – Total War: Warhammer III Immortal Empires Impressions

Posted on September 8, 2022 by David Rodriguez

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Developer – Creative Assembly

Publisher – Sega

Platforms – PC, Gamepass

Total War: Warhammer III was a revelation upon its release earlier this year. A game that completely consumed me for months on end.

The combination of the Total War gameplay and the Warhammer time period created something unique. The sleek interface and refined hero units created compelling, long-lasting, and satisfying campaigns.

Now Total War is no stranger to DLC or expansions, often releasing several for all of the mainline Total War titles. The Warhammer was no exception, and every game in the trilogy has been well supported with new factions and legendary lords. Warhammer II also saw a feature that combined the maps and factions from both games into something new, promising more to come in the future.

“Every battle looks like a heavy metal cover”

Immortal Empires is fulfilling a promise before the first Warhammer spinoff was released. A trilogy of Warhammer and Total War, with a world matching the audacity and sheer size the Warhammer universe demands.

This free update adds all of the Warhammer 3 factions, and all returning factions have been touched or adjusted in one way or another. Factions have several unique leaders each. Alongside the new factions come new mechanics, sea lanes, and a new world comprised of elements from the trilogy.

Mastery of these new mechanics is how you will either expand your rule or collapse under the weight of the sheer number of mechanics and enemy armies to worry about.

“The map is absolutely epic in scale”

Even though Warhammer III is the new game, the returning leaders aren’t outdone. Every returning faction from Total War: Warhammer is also updated as well. You can play as the Wood Elves and face off against Kislev or the Tomb Kings as you fight the Ogre Kingdoms. It’s a sandbox with everybody invited to play, and the possibilities are endless.

The expanded mechanics and the new starting positions aren’t a complete game changer, but the balance changes make everybody feel better to use. It all adds up to making the campaign cohesive and expansive from the beginning to the end and is easy to recommend for new or returning veterans.

Immortal Empires is a free update that brings several excellent quality of life changes alongside the Blood Gods pack, which paints every battle with a fresh layer of glorious crimson. It also hosts a bevy of new features, units, and gameplay styles to enrich the strategic elements of the campaign map and battles alike.

The Immortal Empires campaign is a rich, complete expansion-sized update with exciting new playstyles, commanders, and variety. This is the definitive Total War: Warhammer experience and worthy of the time investment.

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David Rodriguez is a former writer at Rectify Gaming.