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The second Advance Wars game for the Nintendo DS brings a more serious tone to the previously lighthearted take on war. The past Advance Wars characters are replaced with a new cast fighting for survival in a meteor-destroyed world.

A turn-based strategy game, the player captures cites and factories to produce more units in an effort to destroy the enemy force or capture all their buildings. Commanding Officers (COs) that used to be omnipresent are now attached to an individual unit, providing benefits to your units in the vicinity of the CO. COs also have powers that affect the entire field that are charged up by dealing damage to enemies near the CO.


Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS Choose between single play, multi card play, check out the game records, or design your own map.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS If you aren't careful about how you position your forces, this might happen...
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS You can look up info on the Commanding Officers involved in each mission.
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Nintendo DS The first stage of most missions involves mustering your army.

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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Screenshot
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Screenshot
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Famicom Wars DS Ushinawareta Hikari" -- Nintendo 3DS title
  • "Advance Wars: Dark Conflict" -- European title

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Critic Reviews Nintendo DS Feb 18, 2008 91 out of 100 91
N-Europe Nintendo DS Feb 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Atomic Gamer Nintendo DS Jan 29, 2008 89 out of 100 89 / Nintendo DS Jan 27, 2008 88 out of 100 88 Nintendo DS Jan 31, 2008 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Nintendo DS Feb 08, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 Nintendo DS Jan 30, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Good Game Nintendo DS Mar 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Nintendo DS Jan 24, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo DS 2008 8 out of 10 80


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