SG: The Total War games are the heavy metal of the 4x games. They’re some of my favorite games ever made. I’m already on board for Shogun 2. Let me tell you why: They have the best real-time combat of any war game made. You can assault to-scale castles, use real life tactics to press an advantage and save the day. Total War games have spanned time itself. From Roman times to the Napoleonic Era, from Gladius swords to Infantry of the Line, Total War means exactly what it says.