Advance Wars: Days of Ruin DS

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 96
  2. Negative: 4 out of 96
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  1. GuylianP.
    Mar 14, 2009
    3
    If they didn't used the name 'advance wars' it would have been a 7, but now they misused this name. Advance wars had it's own style and character list, which they completely ignored when they made this game. So in my opinion, it's rubbish because the name 'Advance wars' indicates a new part in the series, and this game is certainly NOT a new part in the If they didn't used the name 'advance wars' it would have been a 7, but now they misused this name. Advance wars had it's own style and character list, which they completely ignored when they made this game. So in my opinion, it's rubbish because the name 'Advance wars' indicates a new part in the series, and this game is certainly NOT a new part in the series, it's completely different. Expand
  2. MarkF
    Nov 1, 2009
    4
    I ask you, Is this TRULY advance wars? advance wars was a bright, cutesy, colourful turn based strategies with quirky characters and wierd and wonderful units to command. This has the same gameplay changed slightly (which makes it worse in my opinion) and puts everything in a dreary brown/grey outlook. Good gameplay, but the look of the game is a disappointment

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#4 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
#15 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Nintendo Power
    85
    If there were anything like the gaming equivalent of comfort food, Advance Wars would be it. [Feb 2008, p.86]
  2. 86
    Nintendo has removed some previous features and added a few new ones, but when it's all added up I miss the old more than I like the new. Days of Ruin still delivers the fun, though, and strategy fans will once again have their hands full.
  3. 85
    Days of Ruin offers plenty new, but it's possible it got rid of too much of the old. But just like with our ol' buddy Jake, we're OK with trading up all those bonus modes in Dual Strike for more tactically oriented units and real online play (though it'll still take us some time to get used to this new CO gameplay). Advance Wars has finally advanced.