Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. With all the extra options available, this is a great title for RTS fans, and castle defense fans as well. It has style, substance, and it had me smiling as soon as I turned it on.
  2. Dec 25, 2010
    88
    What we like about Swords & Soldiers is how well implemented its control scheme is. [Issue#199, p.103]
  3. Dec 29, 2010
    86
    A brilliant package. [Jan 2011, p.91]
  4. 85
    Strategy fans will find their fix here -- just don't expect as deep an experience as a traditional real-time strategy game on PC. Swords & Soldiers is an RTS that feels right at home on a console.
  5. For ten dollars, there's really no reason for a fan of real time strategy to pick this one up and experience the experiment in combining tower defense and real time strategy tropes, nor for anyone who's curious about strategy games to turn this one down.
  6. If you missed out on this when it launched on WiiWare, or if you have the WiiWare version and want to see how it can be improved, then Swords and Soldiers on PSN is an easy buy.
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    84
    We really felt the lack of a "tower defense" for PlayStation 3, and Swords & Soldiers provides an excellent fix for this gap. Sold at a very affordable price, the game offers three involving, rich and thick single player campaigns, that will keep us busy for a long time, together with an nice multiplayer mode, both locally or online.
  8. Addictive, fun, and one of PSN's best strategy games. [Issue#51, p.118]
  9. Oct 22, 2010
    80
    Indeed, with its comic visuals and light-hearted touches at every step, Swords And Soldiers wants to be this year's Plants vs. Zombies, and damn near succeeds.
  10. Swords & Soldiers is an engaging, goofy romp that takes out the complexity of other real-time strategy games but leaves in all the fun.
  11. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    Though the campaign may only take a few hours to beat, there's plenty of content resting within the multiplayer component. Casual RTS fans will appreciate the no-nonsense gameplay, and Move control scheme (which is much more comfortable and efficient than a DS3), though there is also something here for the more hardcore fans of the genre.
  12. In a lot of ways, Swords & Soldiers is like any other satisfying RTS game... just bite-sized.
  13. 67
    Though that simplicity can be an asset, in many ways it's the game's greatest weakness as well. The personality will carry you through the campaign, but repeating battles of attrition wear thin too quickly; Ronimo has some great ideas in this little package, even if the end result falls a little short of becoming an RTS classic.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 18, 2013
    7
    pretty standard stuff but it is fun. The formula doesn't change very much, but for a small price that doesn't matter much. And the game ispretty standard stuff but it is fun. The formula doesn't change very much, but for a small price that doesn't matter much. And the game is pretty short as well. Full Review »
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    8
    Swords and Soldiers is a blast from beginning to end. It DOES feel a little contrived at times, with the formula not changing very much fromSwords and Soldiers is a blast from beginning to end. It DOES feel a little contrived at times, with the formula not changing very much from mission to mission (Get new power. Use it to beat this mission. Cue cutscene). However, the action doesn't ever really feel like it stagnates, and missions can be completed quickly allowing it to be digested in bite-sized chunks, also making it a great mobile choice. It's an interesting spin on the RTS genre, with the 2D perspective. Full Review »