Total War: Arena
Lead your army in epic battles, fight epoch-making clashes to rewrite history, collaborate, dominate, and become the master of the battlefield in Total War: Arena!
DID YOU KNOW
Did you know that strategy video games are based on famous board games and tabletop wargames like Chess, Go, and checkers? Board games like Chess, Go, and checkers require players to plan moves ahead in order to defeat opponents, and Herbert George Wells' tabletop wargames (played with miniature soldiers on a table with a customized terrain), are the basis of the first strategy video games. Invasion, which was released in 1972 for Magnavox Odyssey, was based on the board game Risk, while Strategic Simulations' 1980 Computer Bismark, was the first game completely based on history. It was followed by games like the 1983 hit, Reach for the Stars, Nobunaga's Ambition, and the Lords of Midnight. In the 1990s, it was Sid Meier's Civilization that dominated the shelves, followed by Dune II, which was based on the movie adaptation of the novel of the same name, and then Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires. Now, the field of strategy video games have evolved, as fast-paced action, real-time strategy games like Dota 2 and League of Legends have become the norm, transforming the gaming industry into a multi-million dollar eSports business. But until today, war-based games and turn-based strategy games are still hit products, with games like Total War: Shogun 2 and Star Traders 4X Empire Elite.