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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 Windows Attack menu.
Battle for Wesnoth Windows Your unit has gone up one level, choose what kind of unit it will become.
Battle for Wesnoth Windows This is you, Konrad.
Battle for Wesnoth Windows Delfador casting a lightning spell.

Promo Images

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Battle for Wesnoth Screenshot
Battle for Wesnoth Screenshot
Battle for Wesnoth Screenshot

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? Alex Z (1668) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A Tactical Wet Dream Curlymcdom (47) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
A desperate battle for the throne of Wesnoth, and an endless number of adventures! Perfil Falso (3296) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Not that great compared to other games in the genre SharkD (418) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

neXGam May, 2011 9 out of 10 90 Feb 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Abandonia Reloaded Aug 04, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
RPGFan May 30, 2010 88 out of 100 88
Softonic Oct 07, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nov 18, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Softonic Dec 21, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Clubic Oct 14, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Krawall Gaming Network Apr 22, 2008 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2010 Unscored Unscored


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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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