Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS)

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The second Advance Wars game for the Nintendo DS brings a more serious tone to the previously lighthearted take on war. The past Advance Wars characters are replaced with a new cast fighting for survival in a meteor-destroyed world.

A turn-based strategy game, the player captures cites and factories to produce more units in an effort to destroy the enemy force or capture all their buildings. Commanding Officers (COs) that used to be omnipresent are now attached to an individual unit, providing benefits to your units in the vicinity of the CO. COs also have powers that affect the entire field that are charged up by dealing damage to enemies near the CO.


Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS The main character of the campaign, Will.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS Brenner has no patience for those who prey on the innocent.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS The overhead map is where you move your units, create new units, and capture structures.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS The title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Advance Wars: Dark Conflict" -- European title

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NGamer Jan 25, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
Cheat Code Central 2008 4.6 out of 5 92 Feb 18, 2008 91 out of 100 91
Official Nintendo Magazine Jan 24, 2008 90 out of 100 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jan 29, 2008 90 out of 100 90
The Review Busters 2008 8.75 out of 10 88
IGN Jan 21, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Unlimited Mar 13, 2008 86 out of 100 86
ripten Jan 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamervision Dec, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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