Apparently, Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest feels like a polished Game of War title but with Warhammer. Clearly it doesn’t come up with much, simply offering another strategy-lite experience, a trend that took off on mobiles a couple years ago.

Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest
Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest, a strategy mobile title by the publisher Tilting Point.

The end of an era

It was quite a surprise to see Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest, given that Mobile Strike and Game of War have all but disappeared these days, leaving players who'd enjoy some quick strategy on the go with only a few other options such as Game of Thrones: Conquest, Clash of Clans, and Guns of Glory.

Apparently, there were clear reasons why those former games disappeared. After scratching the surface for a while, you really couldn’t find much gameplay there. It was just tapping spots, building and upgrading buildings and not much more to offer.

In addition, you built and stored your resources, recruited troops and upgraded the Warlords to improve their strength. A bit further into it, you studied general upgrades, protected your base and similar things. Whatever you build would give access to another building, which provided exactly the same thing.

About Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest

Here's the Play Store trailer of Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest.

The to-do checklist

In Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest, for sure you’ll have quests to do along the way. However, they are more of a checklist to make sure you’re not forgetting anything, instead of real challenging quests. Nonetheless, some players will still enjoy ticking off the checklist and receiving rewards in resources, and it could act as a guide suggesting what to work on next, which could be considered a plus.

Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest
The entire genre doesn't offer much gameplay. It was just tapping spots, building and upgrading buildings and not much more.

An alliance

Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest
Despite the pay-to-win factor, Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest looks incredible with the polished visual.

Soon enough you’ll find a suitable alliance to join in the game, just because you need to. The alliance lets you speed things up, earn bonuses and defend against stronger players. However, it won’t be that sociable unless you have some friends in the alliance with you. Nevertheless, the system makes the gameplay feel somehow more alive, although Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest is exactly a cash-in type of game, and you cannot escape that while playing.

"Pay is the way"

Yes, you’ve heard it, Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest is heavily pay-to-win. You’ll start the game with loads of gems, which allow you to buy boosters, upgrades and to speed up your buildings. There’s only a limit number of actions that you can do at a time, so having tons of gems really help you with that.

Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest
Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest looks stunning in-game. Maybe that's a reason to pay more for it.

However, once you visit the store within the game, you’ll soon see a huge range of gems available to purchase. Well, that might be the moment when you realize how Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest can be a total money sink. Of course, you can totally progress by yourself, through patience and persistence. It’s just that you won’t be seeing yourself in the top leaderboards. Why? Because there’s no way that would happen, unless you spend loads of real money on it.

Summing up

In general, that’s pretty much the biggest issue with Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest and titles similar to it. You don’t really need to be a mastermind of strategic knowledge or skills, because you can master the game using your credit card! The ones to win the most is the ones to spend the most, it’s as simple as that!

Well, if you like to spend your money and become that fancy top tier player, Warhammer Chaos & Conquest offers a high level of polishing look that you don’t see much in this particular genre. Additionally, the game is relatively clean, in terms of the interface. But if you don't, you won't find much to enjoy here.

All in all, Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest isn’t a title where skills and practice and strategy play a factor. Because of that, it’s pretty much only recommendable to the rich players, whoever have the finance power to become the best.