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Flipping a coin is not much of a tactic, is it? Alex Z (1949) 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 (3312) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Not that great compared to other games in the genre SharkD (440) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
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Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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90 (Feb 15, 2007)
All in all, The Battle for Wesnoth is an amazing game that I'd much rather play over the majority of commercial strategy games available today. The strong emphasis on strategy and vast amount of units always keep me coming back for more. The only thing keeping this game from a 10/10 rating are the bugs that occur when playing online. There are often these pestering messages about how players are going out of sync when playing with bots in multiplayer games. This is overlookable, as it's not serious, but there are also bugs that will crash the game entirely by doing something as simple as attacking a specific unit. Although it's pretty rare for something like this to happen, it has ruined a good few wars I was having with friends.
90 (Jan 24, 2009)
All in all, Battle for Wesnoth is a very good game and it deserves to be played.
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!!
RPGFan (May 30, 2010)
Battle for Wesnoth is one of, if not THE, best independently developed games I've encountered. Even the older campaigns are constantly rebalanced in such small, seemingly meaningless ways, so that the game can appeal to everyone, novice or High Lord. The developers have even made it so alternative coding languages can be used to create Wesnoth campaigns. A near-obsessive attention to detail, and pure, untainted knowledge for what its audience wants make Battle for Wesnoth one of the best strategy RPGs available, commercial or otherwise. Just make sure you have a lot of time set aside to explore the yellowed pages of Wesnoth's history.
Softonic (Oct 07, 2011)
Battle for Wesnoth es un videojuego desarrollado totalmente bajo licencia Open Source a la vez que multiplataforma (Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, FreBSD, Solaris, y BeOS), con un patrón basado en los tradicionales juegos de estrategia a la vieja usanza, con el que viajaremos en el tiempo, aunque sólo sea por unas cuantas horas, a la época medieval.
Softonic (Dec 21, 2010)
Gratuit, graphiquement proche de certaines éditions des "Heroes of might and magic", Battle for Wesnoth vous promet des heures de jeux à la conquête de terres lointaines, inexplorées et parfois inhospitalières...
Softonic (Oct 07, 2011)
As far as open source RPG fantasy games go, The Battle for Wesnoth is an excellent effort.
Meristation (Mar 22, 2007)
David White y sus más de 300 colaboradores, en mayor o menor grado, quisieron un día crear un juego sencillo pero altamente jugable. Si nos hubieran prometido que lo conseguirían, a día de hoy nadie podría quitarles ni un ápice de verdad a aquella promesa, y aunque no nos hicieron tal, hoy, casi un millón de jugadores, pueden agradecerles sinceramente que nos hayan llevado durante un instante a ese fantástico mundo que es Wesnoth. Ojalá sean muchos años los que podamos disfrutar de este título y sus mejoras, porque pocas veces se consigue lo que parece más sencillo, pero es verdaderamente lo más complicado: fijarse un objetivo y cumplirlo tan fielmente que sea posible mirar un juego, a simple vista tan poco sofisticado, y decir con la cabeza bien alta, no le falta, casi nada. Nos vemos en Wesnoth.
80 (Nov 18, 2009)
The Battle for Wesnoth est un jeu qui plaira aussi bien aux fans de stratégie que d’héroïc-fantasy. Même s’il accuse des défauts évidents, le titre se révèle plaisant à jouer et ses multiples qualités ne manquent pas de nuancer le tableau. Gratuit, le jeu se veut accessible malgré un gameplay poussé. Dans son ensemble, le soft ne manque pas de créativité et de personnalité, et c’est tout ce qu’on aime !
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.
Clubic (Oct 14, 2010)
Battle for Wesnoth est un peu vieillot dans sa conception mais très soigné. Les graphismes sont agréables et le gameplay intuitif. Le jeu est jouable en mode solo ou multi ce qui garantit de nombreuses heures de fun.
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.
Krawall Gaming Network (Apr 22, 2008)
Fans der Rundenstrategie sollten „Battle for Wesnoth“ unbedingt anspielen. Alle anderen: ruhig mal reinschnuppern! Technische Raffinessen darf man natürlich nicht erwarten.
GameStar (Germany) (Dec, 2010)
Der Motivationssog des durchdachten Spielsystems ist beachtlich, und dank des beiliegenden Editors gibt’s zahlreiche exzellente Kampagnen. CS