Battalion Wars GameCube

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. The game isn't bad, but it's really nothing special.
  2. 71
    But, if you can get past the unnecessarily complex controls and obscene difficulty of said missions, you'll be rewarded with a rank based on the speed with which you completed your objectives, the damage inflicted on your enemy, and the number of letters you're gonna have to send home to your troops' families.
  3. 70
    The strategic elements that are firmly in place seem to be working against the action elements, when they should be working together: that is to say, it's difficult to be both General and Private in the same fight.
  4. 70
    Another one of those games with a lot of good ideas and solid gameplay which just lacks that extra layer of polish needed to make it an A class title.
  5. As a game, Battalion Wars is good; as an experiment in genre cross-breeding and subtle, hand-free franchising, it's very nearly a triumph. [Dec 2005, p.96]
  6. Despite the odd camera and control niggle, it stands out an unpretentious and largely unique example of how to blend strategy and action in a relentlessly entertaining way.
  7. Action-packed, but with thought behind it. [Christmas 2005, p.106]
  8. Those expecting a fully featured console iteration of Advance Wars, one containing the same strategic might that the handheld titles possess, are bound to be as disappointed as a rather plump gentleman who can't lay his hands on a nice pie.
  9. Battalion Wars has his problems. Map overview; save options; irritating voices; no multiplayer mode. However this game also has a lot of potential.
  10. It's real-time-strategy warfare made simple, complex, and messy, all at the same time. [Nov 2005, p.152]
  11. Before it was called Battalion Wars, this game was slated to be named Advance Wars: Under Fire. I'm glad they changed the name. Fans of the Advance Wars series would have blindly picked this game up, and found out how badly executed this console wartime strategy turned out.
  12. I can't think of a single part of this I'd like to see again - unless it's the graphics engine being reused in a completely different game. [Oct 2005, p.136]
  13. this isn't likely to be a disk you'll have in your GameCube for more then a few days. [Dec p.89]
  14. While Battalion Wars is a fun game for those looking to almost mindlessly blast their way to victory, trying to use any kind of strategy is difficult and troublesome thanks to the way the game controls.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    Battalion Wars happens to be my first video game, and even after playing a number of WII, Xbox and PS2 games, this one is still my favorite!Battalion Wars happens to be my first video game, and even after playing a number of WII, Xbox and PS2 games, this one is still my favorite! Even after playing it for nine years, I still find ways to challenge myself by playing each level with a new strategy. Full Review »
  2. Mar 17, 2012
    8
    [Spanish] Battalion Wars es un juego que o gusta u odias, pero vamos, que no deja indiferente a nadie, la estética de dibujos animados[Spanish] Battalion Wars es un juego que o gusta u odias, pero vamos, que no deja indiferente a nadie, la estética de dibujos animados trae consigo una crítica bastante potente a las guerras actuales con un guion soberbio, todo metido en un gran juego de estrategia en tiempo real, de lo mejorcito de Cube Full Review »
  3. Jan 8, 2011
    9
    The story mode of the battalion wars is intriguing, and the gameplay is active and fun. Introducing war in a cartoon way seems to work withThe story mode of the battalion wars is intriguing, and the gameplay is active and fun. Introducing war in a cartoon way seems to work with Battalion Wars. New, exciting gameplay. A must have! Full Review »