It’s not often you see a tactical strategy game sitting just underneath the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 on the Steam charts.
The reception for Total War: Warhammer has been, well, pretty good. There were plenty of concerns for the franchise given the state that Total War: Rome 2 was released in. And then there was the ferocious backlash last year when Creative Assembly announced that the Chaos Warriors — those annoying buggers who invade every campaign game without fail — would be gated off for DLC and pre-orders.
Andif that wasn’t enough, there was also the concern that Total Warhammer would only have four playable factions at launch. That’s not a great deal for a Total War game, considering the myriad of factions and the size of the world map at play.
Still — and despite almost 1500 negative reviews on Steam at the time of writing — people are lapping the strategy game up.
Things aren’t looking good for Creative Assembly just on Valve’s front page either. The latest estimates from the Steam Spy tracker puts the total number of owners at just under 290,000, a number likely to rise over the coming days.
It doesn’t put Total Warhammer in the same kind of territory as Empire: Total War or Total War: SHOGUN 2. But considering the game’s reception, including Luke’s fawning review, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Games Workshop collaboration pays off handsomely for the British developer.