Advance Wars: Days of Ruin DS

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
Buy On
  1. If you’re a fan of turn-based strategy, don’t let my little multiplayer rant deter you from picking up this game; it’s definitely a fun and interesting title, especially if you’re actually going to utilize the multiplayer modes.

Awards & Rankings

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#4 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
24
#24 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. JamesK
    Jul 15, 2009
    10
    Soooooo good, amazing in every way. These are exactly the kind of gameplay changes that I was desperate for in AW 2 and 3, but now Soooooo good, amazing in every way. These are exactly the kind of gameplay changes that I was desperate for in AW 2 and 3, but now they've done it in an awesome post-apocalyptic setting. Full Review »
  2. AlexB.
    Feb 17, 2008
    5
    Another example of the now all too familiar decision to cull so much of what was brilliant about a previous release, then say "but it's Another example of the now all too familiar decision to cull so much of what was brilliant about a previous release, then say "but it's got multiplayer" as some cheap excuse for a lack of ideas and a lack of effort. it's half the game dual strike is, less CO's, less modes, less options. I've racked 80 hours on dual strike, yet there is nothing here to keep me beyond the campaign. For those of us without the necessary online access, a crushing, crushing disappointment. Full Review »
  3. Dec 21, 2011
    8
    This is essentially the Advance Wars series perfected. In terms of gameplay, it is not such a major difference, but all the details are nailedThis is essentially the Advance Wars series perfected. In terms of gameplay, it is not such a major difference, but all the details are nailed and it is easily the best balanced game in the series, and the best turn based strategy game ever made, for that matter. Too bad they don't release it for iPhone, as I have essentially outgrown DS. Full Review »