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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.1
Overall User Score (11 votes) 4.3

Critic Reviews

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Softpedia (Aug 31, 2011)
Battle for Wesnoth is a beauty and a must have for all the fans that love a great strategy game. There is no comparison, at least not on Linux distributions, and I hope this game gets a lot more attention and the fan base it deserves.
Linux For You (Sep 01, 2009)
The Battle for Wesnoth is a game that every strategy fan should play at least once. Though it is turn based, its heavy emphasis on combat keeps the game moving and avoids the boring lulls that other turn-based games are susceptible to. It also boasts a unique set of mechanics that allow for a much broader range of conflicts, far beyond the typical “kill everyone” or “survive for X minutes”– objectives that are common to most strategy games.
Abandonia Reloaded (Aug 04, 2005)
Battle for Wesnoth is a fantasy turn based strategy game in the land of Wesnoth, in which you command your troops on hexagonal tiles. Most turn based strategy games play on a regimental level, where each unit consists of a number of soldiers, artillery, or aircraft, and the player may order units to change formations to suit different circumstances. Battle for Wesnoth, however, operates on an individual scale where one unit is one soldier.
neXGam (May, 2011)
Schwierigkeitsgrad, Kartengröße, Einheitendesign oder Musikuntermalung. Alles passt und ist stimmig. Abgesehen von den designtechnischen Vorzügen macht Battle of Wesnoth aber einfach Spaß und fesselt Mission um Mission vor den Rechner. Seit langem habe ich nicht mehr bis halb fünf Uhr morgens gezockt, so wie es beim ersten Anspielen von Battle for Wesnoth der Fall war. Und auch nach Wochen unterhält Battle of Wesnoth mit guter Strategiekost - ein besseres Argument für ein Spiel gibt es wohl nicht!!
It's excellent. Unit development, interesting missions / maps and an intuitive interface (which is even elaborately explained in an in-game tutorial) all come together here which is all the more impressive in a freeware game.
Cyber Stratege (Mar 11, 2009)
Un bon petit jeu gratuit, simple, convivial mais pourtant d’une extraordinaire richesse tant par son aspect ludique que par les possibilités d’extension et de création offertes.
Game Tunnel (Apr 15, 2006)
The Battle for Wesnoth may not be for everyone, due to its quirky nature and retro style of game play. It may seem like a game that belongs in the nineties, but it is engaging and very well put together.