Total War: WARHAMMER - Realm of The Wood Elves - Buyer's Guide

Explore the mystique of the Wood Elves in Total War: WARHAMMER - Realm of The Wood Elves, with a unique blend of gameplay & Warhammer setting, but be warned: complex interface & steep learning curve
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Embark on an immersive journey into the mystical forest realm of Athel Loren in the grand campaign of Total War: WARHAMMER, now featuring the unique and enigmatic Wood Elves race. Known as the Asrai, these elves have a deep connection to their environment, co-existing with the forest spirits and protectors, adopting its creatures for their warhosts, and displaying an unrivaled mastery in archery. Their currency, Amber, is a unique feature, necessary for recruiting elite units and expanding the Great Oak - the spiritual heart of Athel Loren. The campaign’s victory condition is based on this wonder. The Wood Elves can conquer any region on the map, building Asrai Lookouts that serve as outposts. Two new playable Legendary Lords, Orion and Durthu, lead the campaign with their distinct abilities and campaign bonuses. The game also introduces new Lord and Hero types with deep-specialisation skill trees, and a comprehensive Wood Elves army roster. Additionally, the game features the ‘Season of Revelations’ Wood Elves story Campaign, with a unique map and challenging victory conditions. The Wood Elves race offers a fresh and unique campaign experience, requiring strategic use of resources, and skillful battle tactics.

Should I play Total War: WARHAMMER - Realm of The Wood Elves in 2024?

The good

The overall sentiment from reviewers is mixed, but many players enjoy the game’s unique blend of Total War gameplay with Warhammer Fantasy setting. They praise the game’s vast campaign map, engaging storyline, and detailed graphics. The battles are also praised for their complexity and the roleplaying options are appreciated.

The bad

Some reviewers complain about the game’s complex interface, which can be overwhelming for new players. Additionally, some feel that the game lacks a broad appeal, being too focused on Warhammer lore and potentially alienating non-fans of the franchise.


So, should you buy Total War: WARHAMMER - Realm of The Wood Elves in 2024? If you’re a fan of the Warhammer series or a fan of strategic combat, you’ll likely enjoy this game. The unique setting and blend of gameplay mechanics make it stand out from other titles in the series. However, if you’re new to the series or not familiar with the Warhammer lore, you might find it challenging to get into. If you’re willing to dedicate the time to learn the game’s systems, you’ll be rewarded with a rich and immersive gaming experience.

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