Drone Tactics DS

  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: May 12, 2008

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. 75
    Drone Tactics may look like Advance Wars with giant mechanical bugs and an absurd plot, but it's challenging and fun. Just watch out for those damn centipedes.
  2. Adult players may find the story a tad on the horrendous side, but Drone Tactics easily holds its own in the strategy and gameplay departments.
  3. It's definitely a superior example of turn-based strategy, and certainly the best insect-based example of the genre. And, in a slightly tenuous attempt to tie the end of this review back in to our opening trivia, it's definitely more fun than counting to 10 quintillion.
  4. Drone Tactics is functional and occasionally fun, but it never gets exciting.
  5. To put those complaints into perspective, it'll take you 40-plus hours to finish the story mode. Longer if you try to complete all of the optional badlands missions. That's 40-plus hours worth of awesome battles and addictive customizing.
  6. Only kids will likely get much out of the game's storyline, but anyone who enjoys a good turn-based strategy-RPG will find plenty to like about this game.
  7. 74
    If you consider yourself a fan of turn-based strategy games, though, you may find the engaging insect mech combat to be worth it.
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    Genre fans won't find much challenge here but it's diverting enough while it lasts. [Aug 2008, p.68]
  9. Nintendo Power
    The result is a storyline that will elicit nothing but eye-rolls and nasal snorts from anyone over 12, but the game at the core of Drone Tactics is surprisingly well-made. [June 2008, p.87]
  10. The card subsystem in Drone Tactics is interesting and unique, and it helps set the title apart from other similar games.
  11. 81
    Don't hesitate to try this one!
  12. A solid title with a lot of shine on the core gameplay. Anyone looking for something new in the genre should give this a test run.

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User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. MattS.
    May 29, 2008
    Played a few hours so far, and it comes across as a somewhat sillier version of Advance Wars. Sure, the giant bugs thing is kind of goofy,Played a few hours so far, and it comes across as a somewhat sillier version of Advance Wars. Sure, the giant bugs thing is kind of goofy, but the tactics gameplay is light and fun, for the most part. Not anywhere near the top of the "tactics" genre, but worth playing if you've played the rest of the crop. Full Review »