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Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf (Windows)

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.5


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85
GameStar (Germany)
Für jede der vier Parteien aus Battle Realms gibt es zwei frische Einheiten. Der Gräber der Wölfe buddelt sich etwa an sonst unerreichbare Punkte auf der Karte. Apropos Karte: Die neuen Schneelandschaften bekommen Sie erst sehr spät zu sehen. Zu Beginn des Spiels quälen Sie sich etwa fünf Stunden lang durch langweilige Höhlen, bevor es an der Oberfläche an Basisbau und große Schlachten geht.
85
GameZone
I liked the multiplayer aspect of the game better than the game itself, but both present their own challenges. I think the real beauty behind the battle AI is exposed through playing with other humans. The campaigns are dynamic to an extent, but it’s very similar to many other “destroy everything” games such as Warcraft. Like that’s bad. Warcraft is one of the most successful games out there, but WOTW is a better kick butt game.
84
4Players.de
Die Erweiterungs-CD Winter of the Wolf zeichnet sich durch eine ausgezeichnete Hintergrundgeschichte aus, welche die Zusammenhänge vor den Ereignissen im Hauptprogramm erzählt. Die neue Einzelspieler-Kampagne verbindet die typischen, spannenden Gefechte aus dem Hauptprogramm mit dem neuen Szenario. Vor allem der Beginn der Kampagne, als Ihr Euch aus der Mine rauskämpfen müsst, ist durchweg gelungen, wenn auch manchmal etwas langatmig und trist, weil der ausgezeichnete Basis-Bau halt fehlt. Die neuen Einheiten fügen sich prima in das ohnehin schon komplexe Gameplay ein und auch das Balancing überzeugt. Das Team von Liquid Entertainment hätte trotzdem aus der Grafik noch etwas mehr rausholen können. Trotzdem: Kein Battle Realms-Fan wird an diesem rundum gelungenen Add-On vorbeikommen!
81
ActionTrip
If you're not the kind of player that's maddened by challenging AI's, Winter of the Wolf might have something for your stomach. Eventually, I am sure that this game will appeal to every RTS fan. So, if you ever decide to put aside your copy of Age of Mythology, give this one a chance. Oh yeah, and do not miss it if you loved the previous game.
81
PC Action
Der Spielverlauf der Battle Realms-Erweiterung Winter of the Wolf ist wie eine Computec-Weihnachtsfeier: Anfangs gähnt man sich vor Langeweile die Mandeln aus dem Hals. Doch später geht so richtig die Post ab. Ergo: Sie stromern als Grayback - Anführer des Wolf-Clans - zunächst stundenlang durch die Gänge einer Mine, befreien versklavte Mitglieder Ihrer Sippe und treten gemeinsam den Schergen der Lotus-Riege in die Knospen.
80
Stratos Group
I must say, overall I am extremely pleased with this title. I would have been elated, in fact minorly obsessed even, but the horrid networking bugs just hold this game back something fierce. Then again, if you are a single player only guy then I can definiately say that I recommend this game whole heartedly, you won't be disappointed. And hey, it ships with the original game too, so if you haven't played Battle Realms, then you'll be getting more than just an expansion pack!
78
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Winter of the Wolf is een redelijk geslaagde uitbreiding die echter te weinig vernieuwing biedt om het geheel opnieuw boeiend te maken.
75
IGN
While I wasn't really entirely thrilled by Winter of the Wolf, it does have something really good going for it. The package comes complete with the original Battle Realms, meaning you'll have a lot more good gaming hours ahead if you have yet to take a plunge into this fantastic Asian influenced world. Regardless of what I think of the expansion, I still believe that original title to be well worth the time and effort!
73
GameSpot
Last year's Battle Realms was a great game that featured a lot of unusual, even innovative features and some truly impressive graphics. Winter of the Wolf doesn't make any huge changes to the original, and therefore inadvertently illustrates just how far the real-time strategy genre has come along in the last year. Fans of real-time strategy gaming who might have missed Battle Realms amid last year's busy holiday season may still do well to give the game a look at this time, though the circumstances are such that they're liable to miss out on the game once again, especially since they have plenty of alternatives.
70
Joystick (French)
Bourré de qualités et d'innovations, Battle Realms était passé inaperçu ; les joueurs se réservant pour un WarCraft III qui mettra finalement bien plus longtemps à sortir que prévu. Revoici le jeu complet plus un add-on, le tout à un prix budget... Mais il est difficile de revenir en arrière quand on a goûté à WarCraft III.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Si cet add-on nous laisse au final une plutôt bonne impression, c'est surtout dans la mesure où il permet de nous faire redécouvrir un jeu qui n'a rien perdu de son potentiel stratégique et ludique. Le contenu de cette extension est pourtant relativement maigre, mais il donne une certaine profondeur aux courageux guerriers du clan du Loup, et constitue une bonne occasion de relancer l'engouement des joueurs pour les parties en réseau.
70
Game Chronicles
I have been fairly harsh on this game, but it is a nice respite from the usual RTS title. The only problem is that the innovations are usually a hindrance to my enjoyment of the game, so instead of appreciating the originality in it, I end up just frustrated by everything from my limited options and lack of wiggle room to the slowness of troop production and the overwhelming power of buildings and peasants to stand up to punishment and the computer’s annoying habit of having to be chased down and nailed to the floor. With a sledgehammer and railroad spikes. Anyway know what you’re getting into and you should enjoy this title, otherwise stick to Warcraft or something you’ll save money on keyboards and aspirin bottles.
60
ESC Magazine
So, for those who have already worked their way through the hot RTS titles of the year and are looking for a fresh challenge, or those who simply can't get enough of the Battle Realms universe, Winter of the Wolf is a good choice. However, casual fans of the original title, or those looking to get their feet wet in the real-time gaming arena, would be better off giving it the cold shoulder.
40
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
When I reviewed Battle Realms, I said that it was a dazzling presentation wrapped around an empty shell. A year later, the presentation isn’t dazzling anymore, and the shell is even emptier.