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Total War: Three Kingdoms reviews round-up - all the scores

Total War: Three Kingdoms, the next major historical title in the franchise, is out next week and early reviews have hit.


Sega and Creative Assembly will release the next entry in the Total War series May 23. Along with a launch trailer, some earlier reviews for  Total War: Three Kingdoms have landed and we rounded them up.

The game is set in ancient China were the various kingdoms are struggling to unite the country under “a single banner.” It is the first game in the series to explore this particular era of history.

Here's the synopsis:

“It is 190CE and China is in turmoil. The Han Dynasty crumbles before the child-emperor, who is a mere puppet for the tyrant Dong Zhuo. The brutal and oppressive regime’s power grows as the empire slips further into anarchy. Yet hope blossoms in the form of three heroes, sworn to brotherhood in the face of calamity.“Warlords of great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo’s remorseless rule. The future of China will be shaped by their hands, but personal ambition threatens their already crumbling alliance.”

Total War: Three Kingdoms will be available next Thursday on PC, after originally set for release in fall 2018.

All scores below are based on 10 being the highest unless noted.

Total War: Three Kingdoms reviews

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