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Battle for Wesnoth

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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.


Battle for Wesnoth Linux Preferences screen
Battle for Wesnoth Windows Preferences screen.
Battle for Wesnoth Windows Your ally attacking an orc.
Battle for Wesnoth Windows Galdrad, one of your allies, engage a battle.

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 (1514)
A Tactical Wet Dream Windows Curlymcdom (47)
A desperate battle for the throne of Wesnoth, and an endless number of adventures! Windows Perfil Falso (3328)
Not that great compared to other games in the genre Windows SharkD (419)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) iPad Apr 30, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Softpedia Linux Aug 31, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
neXGam Windows May, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Abandonia Reloaded Windows Aug 04, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
GameHippo.com Windows Feb 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameHippo.com Windows Jan 24, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Meristation Windows Mar 22, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Softonic Windows Dec 21, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Softonic Macintosh Jun 09, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 18, 2009 16 out of 20 80


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

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