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Battle for Wesnoth

MobyRank MobyScore
iPad
...
4.5
Macintosh
80
4.5
Linux
84
4.3
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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 Linux Title screen
Battle for Wesnoth Linux An orc attacking one of your allies.
Battle for Wesnoth Linux You've completed the main objective for this mission.
Battle for Wesnoth Windows One of the Orc leaders.

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 (977)
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
Slide to Play iPhone Jan 09, 2010 4 out of 4 100
GamePro (US) iPad Apr 30, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Softonic Windows Oct 07, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Softonic Macintosh Sep 27, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Oct 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Softonic Macintosh Jun 09, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Meristation Windows Mar 22, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Clubic Macintosh Oct 14, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Tunnel Windows Apr 15, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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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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