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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 Campaign intro
Battle for Wesnoth Linux You won!
Battle for Wesnoth Linux Attack menu
Battle for Wesnoth Windows Your unit has gone up one level, choose what kind of unit it will become.

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 (990)
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 iPhone Jan 09, 2010 4 out of 4 100
GameHippo.com Windows Feb 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
neXGam Windows May, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GameHippo.com Windows Jan 24, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 87 out of 100 87
Meristation Windows Mar 22, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Softonic Macintosh Jun 09, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Cyber Stratege Windows Mar 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Cyber Stratege Linux Mar 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Cyber Stratege Macintosh Mar 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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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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