Battalion Wars 2 Wii

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
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  1. 65
    Battalion Wars 2 flounders because it lacks both the comic mischief that make cartoons like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner so much fun and the tactical depth to be taken as a serious war game. The no-man's land in between isn't a place where you want to hang around too long.
  2. Once one gets past the controls and somewhat cold, distant storytelling, what remains makes for a pretty good time.
  3. 70
    The sheer variety of playable units combined with a lightweight, paper-rock-scissors-esque strategy component allows for simple fun without the intense learning-curve of a more sophisticated strategy title.
  4. Edge Magazine
    50
    BW2 is a strategy game that doesn't demand much strategy. That doesn't mean it's not sometimes enjoyable, but it's nothing more than an occasional diversion. [Jan 2008, p.84]
  5. A substantial improvement on the original: better-paced, a bit funnier and with the much-needed addition of online multiplayer.
  6. Rather repetitive and simple. Short with no replay incentive.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    Few games offer such an entertaining mix of action and strategy, and we’d recommend Battalion Wars 2 to all Nintendo Wii owners looking for a quick fix between the really big first-party releases. [Jan 2008, p.116]
  8. Allowing the Wii remote to more closely simulate a computer mouse would have increased the game's fun factor even more, but after spending enough time on the game's campaign, gamers are encouraged to delve into multiplayer, where the price tag pays for itself over and over again.
  9. 70
    Battalion Wars 2 is a good game with some minor issues that do not detract from its overall quality or enjoyment.
  10. Fortunately the sequel is just as good, if not slightly better than, the original game. It finds a home on the Wii and fans of the strategy genre should definitely give a spin to see how Kuju Entertainment developed it.
  11. As an action game spin-off from the highly tactical Advance Wars series, Battalion Wars II does its job, but a number of issues with the depth of the command system and the ability to rely on brute force over tactics let the game down.

Awards & Rankings

#40 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
#35 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. JosiahH.
    Jan 7, 2008
    9
    I liked the game, but you couldn't skip those frieking tacky CUTSCENES! also, durring Wi-Fi play, some cheaters would shut their power I liked the game, but you couldn't skip those frieking tacky CUTSCENES! also, durring Wi-Fi play, some cheaters would shut their power off and cut the connection 3 seconds before they lost.Cheaters. By the way if you happen to play against me on wi-fi, my screen name is "war-pig" Full Review »
  2. Aug 31, 2015
    10
    One of the best Wii games for sure. Very challenging campaign with an amazing multiplayer. One of the very few games that offered asymmetricalOne of the best Wii games for sure. Very challenging campaign with an amazing multiplayer. One of the very few games that offered asymmetrical gameplay in the MP mode "Assault". One player takes on the role of the defender (including structures) while the other one has to attack and conquer within a time limit. So one player is essentially takes on the role of the CPU in the campaign, but with maps specifically made for this mode. 1vs1 online. Full Review »
  3. Mar 3, 2012
    8
    one of the best army games ever its an awesome strategy game thats mixed in with a shooter you can control pretty much any military vehicle orone of the best army games ever its an awesome strategy game thats mixed in with a shooter you can control pretty much any military vehicle or unit the online is very fun despite wiis awful online compatibility the campaign is also awesome get this game you wont be sorry Full Review »