Total War Attila: Release Preview


There are two existing reasons for my increasing interest in the newest Total War:

  1. The Hun used as cover art is so very Sam Winchester-esque that I lost a mouthful of perfectly heated hot chocolate.
  2. Huns! It’s the era of the Huns for Total War and I simply cannot ignore this.

Being an original Crusader Kings enthusiast, I’ve always regarded Total War as a much more laid back title. Total War tends to focus more on butt-kicking mega armies while Crusader Kings forces players to make diplomatic decisions that often lead to failure. I would know…

Speaking of mega armies, the newest Total War installment will feature one of the most feared war groups out there! Yes history buffs, the Huns! These guys are merciless and I am excited, if not a bit frightened, to lead my army against them!

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War gameplay courtesy of Total War

Features specific to Attila include the following list items found here on Total War’s official site:

Apocalyptic Destruction Mechanics

  • Wield the ferocious power of fire in battle to set buildings ablaze and terrify defenders, or wipe entire cities and regions from the face of the campaign map with the new raze mechanic.

Legendary start position

  • Playing as the Western Roman Empire you will begin with vast territories under your control, but weakened by political in-fighting and threatened on all sides by enemies, your dominance will quickly become a struggle to survive.

Overhauled game mechanics

  • Improved core gameplay and UI through the latest optimised and modified Total War game mechanics, including politics, family tree, civic management and technological progression.

Incredible period detail

  • With new period-specific technologies, arms and armaments, religion, cultures and social upheaval, Total War: ATTILA delivers an authentic experience of this ominous chapter of our history.

Outstanding visual fidelity

  • Improvements and optimisations to both campaign and battle visuals create a chilling vision of a looming apocalypse and the ruin of the civilized world.


Total War: Attila is set to drop February 17th; will you be picking it up? Tell us below!