Total War: Rome II walkthrough talks you through the tactics of Teutoburg

There's a lot of stuff happening in this 10+ minute narrated walkthrough of Total War: Rome II's Battle of Teutoburg Forest event. By "stuff" I mean killing, stabbing, shooting, flanking, charging, lancing, burning and warhounding. Those Germanic forces aren't messing around, and here you get to see Creative Assembly attempt to survive the assault.

It's pre-alpha footage - so not fully representative of how the final game will look. But even at its early stage, it's an impressive looking battle engine, with plenty of character and drama among the individual units. You also get a look at the game's new UI, including the heavily stylised unit cards and top-down tactical overview.

Total War: Rome II is due out in October.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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