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Battle for Wesnoth

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Windows
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Description

Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based fantasy strategy game. Various races - humans, elves, dwarfs, drakes and undead - and various factions battle for the control of the land of Wesnoth in various eras.

The strategic gameplay is similar to games such as Master of Monsters and Warsong. The players, represented in game as high-level commander units, recruit new units, who then fight, advance in experience and eventually turn to another units.

There's both a multiplayer mode, which typically involves wiping out the enemy (or at least their commander). For single player games, there are several campaigns as well as ability to play multiplayer mode against the computer. Also included is a map editor and a scripting language to construct new campaigns.

Screenshots

Battle for Wesnoth Windows Your ally attacking an orc.
Battle for Wesnoth Linux Preferences screen
Battle for Wesnoth Windows Your unit has gone up one level, choose what kind of unit it will become.
Battle for Wesnoth Linux Campaign selection

Alternate Titles

  • "The Battle for Wesnoth" -- In-game title
  • "Battle for Wesnoth HD" -- iPad title

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User Reviews

Flipping a coin is not much of a tactic, is it? Windows Alex Z (930)
A Tactical Wet Dream Windows Curlymcdom (47)
A desperate battle for the throne of Wesnoth, and an endless number of adventures! Windows Perfil Falso (3331)
Not that great compared to other games in the genre Windows SharkD (415)

The Press Says

Slide to Play iPad May 04, 2010 4 out of 4 100
Linux For You Linux Sep 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameHippo.com Windows Feb 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
neXGam Macintosh May, 2011 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Windows May 30, 2010 88 out of 100 88
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 87 out of 100 87
Clubic Windows Oct 14, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Tunnel Macintosh Apr 15, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Tunnel Windows Apr 15, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Krawall Gaming Network Windows Apr 22, 2008 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Development

The game was originally designed by David White and a first version was released in July 2003.

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