Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 85
    Dragon Quest Wars may not offer the kind of epically lengthy role-playing experience that most gamers would commonly associate with its brand, but what it does offer is superb.
  2. If you can somehow curb your expectations of Dragon Quest Wars being a typical Dragon Quest-style RPG experience and accept it for the simple, yet enjoyable strategy title it is, then you're likely to find a very fulfilling and playable DSiWare title that will provide you with many hours of fun.
  3. Dragon Quest Wars is like chess, simple in theory, but hard to master....For just 500 Nintendo Points, is one of the most solid experiences in the virtual platform.
  4. With a simple concept, Dragon Quest Wars is a surprisingly deep turn-based strategy game, specially taking into account the prejudices about digital content.
  5. Dragon Quest Wars is yet another great game ser on purpose for the DSiWare service. It's basically an strategic RPG based on the popular figures of the franchise, with cute graphics and a very interesting gameplay style. A very interesting offer if you like the genre.
  6. Easy and quick, perfect for the multiplayer experience.
  7. If you can forgive the occasional slip of the stylus, though, Wars’ easy-does-it approach makes the game a good way for enthusiasts to share the charms of turn-based combat with novice.
  8. A smart, addictive strategy offering that's among DSiWare's very finest games. [Christmas 2009, p.102]
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AaronB.
    Oct 2, 2009
    8
    Great strategy game based on the Dragon Quest series. It even has online multiplayer so it's a great value for $5.