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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.


The Battle for Wesnoth Linux Campaign selection
The Battle for Wesnoth Windows This is Delfador, your tutor.
The Battle for Wesnoth Windows One of the Orc leaders.
The Battle for Wesnoth Windows Preferences screen.

Promo Images

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

Alternate Titles

  • "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 (1946)
A Tactical Wet Dream Windows Curlymcdom (47)
A desperate battle for the throne of Wesnoth, and an endless number of adventures! Windows Perfil Falso (3314)
Not that great compared to other games in the genre Windows SharkD (440)

Critic Reviews

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
Slide to Play iPad May 04, 2010 4 out of 4 100
neXGam Linux May, 2011 9 out of 10 90
neXGam Macintosh May, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 87 out of 100 87
Softonic Windows Oct 07, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cyber Stratege Windows Mar 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Tunnel Windows Apr 15, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Clubic Windows Oct 14, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 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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