Hello, what are the top 5 best, of the best Total War games?
I would rank them
1. Shogun 2 (including expansions)
3. Rome: Total War
4. Medieval II
Admittedly haven't played the Warhammer titles, I do hear these are good. Or several of the newer titles like Troy, Nostalgia also plays part, objectively, Rome has very clearly been superseded.
I ranked Shogun 2 at the top because 1) Setting 2) It strips everything back 3) It has a strong focus on making the soldiers characters through RPG mechanics 4) The map size is perfectly paced 5) The music score is epic sweeping bla bla 6) The expansions morph an already great game into a godly one 7) The historical battles are argubly the best
The AI is fucking stupid, but always view them as an optional action visual spectacle among the real meat gameplay, the turn based stuff.