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  • Summary: Rewrite history as you take control of the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs or the crafty Chinese in their global quest to win the favor of the Gods! Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling strategy game that lets you control an entire army and lets you wield devastating magical abilities. Demolish your enemy's castle at the end of these two-dimensional battlefields and lead your troops to victory! Featuring hours of single-player campaign gameplay, challenging skirmishes and frantic local multiplayer matches that let you take the fight to your friends! If that still isn't enough for you, there are several compelling challenge modes to unlock that will test your abilities to their limits in a bid for that one glorious high score! Collapse
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  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. 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.
  5. Addictive, fun, and one of PSN's best strategy games. [Issue#51, p.118]
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. 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 is pretty short as well. Expand