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  • Summary: A global conflict has reached a stalemate in the console version of the Game Boy Advance series Advance Wars. The evil Kaiser Vlad, seeking to take advantage of the standoff, has assembled an army of shock troops, forcing The Western Frontier and the Tundran Territories to ally and fight back. Battalion Wars is a real-time strategy game that lets you control teams of soldiers and vehicles and lead them through more than 20 missions, using a variety of weapons and tactics. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. At first glance, Battalion Wars may look like a cartoon with campy echoes of old suspense movies. But, make no mistake about it, in the end this game successfully grasps the full potential of the Gamecube.
  2. 88
    With tight control, mostly intuitive squad management, a wide assortment of soldier and vehicle types, great physics, and huge landscapes upon which epic wars wage, Battalion Wars is a blast.
  3. 85
    Sometimes gameplay can feel slightly repetitive, and sometimes managing all the units on screen can be more challenging than it should be. In fact, this is probably the number-one-most-challenging thing about the game.
  4. 80
    Layered with outstanding gameplay, cutesy visuals, and spot-on sound effects. It's one title no self-respecting strategy fan should be without.
  5. Its lack of any type of multiplayer support is a serious hindrance to its long-term enjoyment, but lonely strategy fans gaming on the Cube will find it a must-buy.
  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. Most of the game is as tedious and exciting as burning ants with a magnifying glass.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. AndyT.
    Sep 5, 2005
    This games is great. Best GC game I've played for a long while. A good blend of action and strategy.
  2. F.F.
    Sep 5, 2005
    +hot game.
  3. RossR.
    Jun 7, 2006
    It's Awsome but next time get Multi player installed. I think it was the best ever. ( when you sell it put a good comercial in and new allies and enimies) . Collapse
  4. JamieW.
    Oct 4, 2005
    I don't know what Game Revolution are talking about, I love burning ants with a magnifying glass!!! And BW is great too!
  5. ShinnA.
    Oct 25, 2005
    I think the biggest problem with this game is that it is incomplete. The action, presentation, and combat system are all up to par, but there is no unit creation, no resource management, and a fairly weak facility capture system. Basically you start each level with a set amount of troops, and that is it. You get everything neccesary to defeat the enemy at the begining of the level, however. In truth this is really more of an 8.5. If they make a sequel to this game and add in enough to have a persistant multiplayer mode, than it will be a triple AAA title. Still if you want to blow things up and have a good time doing it, than this game is for you. Expand
  6. FooFighter
    Mar 7, 2007
    I really enjoy this game. Fast action requiring careful planning. Fun graphics with good voice acting and appropriate music that doesn't make you mute the sound. The learning curve is decent and the missions are varied. The controls can be frustrating. The single-player will make you wish for multiplayer. Replayability is limited to trying to get better ratings at the end of a mission and unlocking a few bonus missions. Worth the $20 off the Player's Hits rack. Expand
  7. Mar 17, 2012
    [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 Expand

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