5 Games to Keep You Busy Until Total War: Warhammer 3

By Jamie Good

September 8, 2021

Creative Assembly’s next hotly anticipated title is Total War: Warhammer 3. Whilst still without an official release date, these five games will keep players satisfied for the time being. 

Total War: Warhammer 3 is the next addition to the Warhammer series of games made by Creative Assembly. The game will introduce new factions and armies for players to wage war with and achieve victory in battle. 

Before players can conquer their deamons, these games will give fans plenty of to do whilst they are waiting.

The Silence & The Fury Release Trailer | Total War: WARHAMMER II

The Silence & The Fury Release Trailer | Total War: WARHAMMER II

Total War: Warhammer 2

Although most fans of the Warhammer series will have already played through this entry in the franchise at least once, since release, Creative Assembly has been adding to the game via both free and paid DLC up to July 2021.

If players want an experience as close as possible to the upcoming Total War: Warhammer 3. Going back to Warhammer 2 is a good option for those who have not played the game for a while since release.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Keeping within the Total War franchise, Three Kingdoms is a perfect game for the Total War: Warhammer series players. Releasing in 2019 and being the most recent full-scale game within the Total War franchise, Three Kingdoms will give players an idea of how the systems and mechanics of the mainline games have been progressing.

Additionally, the setting of the Three Kingdoms period of China allows for fantastic visuals, utilising a romanticised and mystical view of ancient China to its full advantage. Whilst it may not be the true fantasy style of the upcoming Warhammer 3. Total War: Three Kingdoms remains a visual and mechanical joy to play.

Crusader Kings 3

Fans of the grand strategy gameplay of the Total War series should find many aspects of Crusader Kings 3 to their taste. Crusader Kings 3 does not have the real-time battle gameplay that the Total War series is known for, however, it does have incredibly in-depth management systems that will keep fans enthralled.

Crusader Kings 3 allows players to take control of any royal house, spanning a significant amount of time throughout the middle ages. The player will have total control over their domain. From there, you can choose the direction your house will take. Playing until your family line no longer holds power for one reason or another.

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition

Following on from Crusader Kings 3, with the complete opposite style of game, Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition. Taking control of a civilisation to build, gather resources and fight in real-time.

While the scale may not be comparable to the Total War games, the focus on real-time management will give waiting Warhammer 3 fans the battles they have come to enjoy.


To cap off this list, we have Stellaris. This game is quite similar to Crusader Kings 3 in terms of the scale of the game. However, Stellaris takes place in an interplanetary setting, which sets it apart from the other games on this list.

Asking the player to create a race, they can expand and interact with other civilisations and colonies of different races set within this game however they see fit.

Stellaris is a dense game due to its tremendously deep content, mechanics and systems to experience and learn, which means that players that get stuck into it can find almost unlimited playtime within this one game alone.

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Jamie Good

I enjoy playing and keeping up to date with the professional competitive scenes of League of Legends and Valorant amongst others. Additionally, I have a great interest in following the advancements of PC and gaming hardware. When not playing reading about or watching videos on games or technology, I am often playing or watching volleyball.

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