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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 You can look up info on the Commanding Officers involved in each mission.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS The main character of the campaign, Will.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS It doesn't take long for conflict to break out.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS After you complete your mission, your performance is evaluated.

Alternate Titles

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

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AceGamez 2008 9 out of 10 90
NintendoWorldReport Feb 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Official Nintendo Magazine Jan 24, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Mar 13, 2008 86 out of 100 86
ripten Jan 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GamingEvolution 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Jan 30, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Jan 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Snackbar-Games.com Feb 08, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Video Game Talk Jan 24, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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SanMadJack (1299) added Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS) on Feb 18, 2008