Timelapse graph of the top Total War titles over time, as measured by the daily peak number of players on Steam, from 2008 to May 2020. Includes timeline of game and DLC releases and a few select popular mods.
The data before May 2015 is a bit patchy in places (hence numbers freezing at their last known value from time to time) but still mostly usable. The release timeline probably isn't perfect either - I haven't got round to playing a lot of these games and mods but did my best.
Elder Scrolls & Fallout series version: https://youtu.be/4euqJllEJqE
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TIMESTAMPS (Major Releases)
00:00 - Beginning
00:05 - Empire
00:18 - Napoleon
00:47 - Shogun 2
01:35 - Fall of the Samurai (Shogun 2)
02:50 - Rome II
04:17 - Attila
05:41 - Warhammer I
06:49 - Warhammer II
07:29 - Saga: Thrones of Britannia
08:41 - Three Kingdoms
Medieval 2: Total War soundtrack by Jeff van Dyck ("Destiny", "War of Kings", "Duke of Death").
Steam daily user data from SteamDB (https://steamdb.info/).
Data visualisation by me using Flourish (https://flourish.studio/).