If Sid Meyer’s Civilization is overbearingly optimistic, then The Creative Assembly’s Total War series is its bleak counterpart. Where most grand strategy games have several factors that can determine victory – economic supremacy, scientific progress, or even cultural influence – Total War really has only one win condition, and it’s right there in the title. You might research new technology and forge political alliances, but you do it all in service of one goal: dominance through warfare. You need to conquer foreign lands either by waging war or intimidating them into surrender. If you don’t, someone else will do it to you, and you won’t have the resources to do anything about it.
BLG writes: "I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the Total War series features some of the best strategy games ever made. And yet, not all Total War games were created equally. None of these games are necessarily bad but some are definitely better than others. Much better. With that in mind, I decided to take a look at all the Total War games released so far and attempt to rank them all from worst to best. "
From GameWatcher: "Total War: Rise of Mordor has been removed from Mod DB following a DMCA takedown claim filed by Warner Bros.. Development of Total War: Attila's ambitious total conversion mod will continue, according to the developer, who is also looking into rebranding to avoid similar issues in the future.
"... we have received word from ModDB officials that Warner Bros has sent them a DMCA takedown request to remove Rise of Mordor from their databases. We are grateful to ModDB for giving us time to put our affairs in order before the page is taken down," read a post announcing Total War: Rise of Mordor's departure from Mod DB."
Historically accurate video games are not as common as they should be, but there are still more than a few good titles to choose from.