Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  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. The quality of the presentation, action-oriented battles, and solid multiplayer mode all add up to a game that is worth a recommendation. With little on the Wii these days aside from ports and mini-games, Battalion Wars 2 is a breath of fresh air.
  4. 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.
  5. With some pretty innovative and solid graphics, great sound and the inclusion of online support, this game is pretty much a must buy, especially for strategy fans looking for their fix on the Wii.
  6. 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]
  7. A substantial improvement on the original: better-paced, a bit funnier and with the much-needed addition of online multiplayer.
  8. The lack of off-line multiplayer is a shame. The presentation isn't perfect either but holds together just fine, with lots of explosive pandemonium.
  9. Rather repetitive and simple. Short with no replay incentive.
  10. Despite such tactical bugbears, this really is a fun game to play, and the lively atmosphere will keep you coming back for more.
  11. 75
    Battalion Wars 2 is a solid title with a hearty single player mode, a decent amount of unlockable content and a fun online component.
  12. Battalion Wars 2 is, just like its predecessor, a decent game which has good online functionality next to its single player mode. The controls are smooth and the developer has made its own graphic uniqueness. The largest disadvantage about the game is that everything could be a bit more challenging.
  13. There's an awful lot wrong here, so respect to the good bits for being so enjoyable. [Feb 2008, p.61]
  14. 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]
  15. This sequel to Nintendo's console wargame wages a much more successful campaign on free time.
  16. 80
    Battalion Wars 2 boasts enjoyable storylines and presentation along with killer weapons and a dose of strategy. That gets a gold star in our book. Four, even.
  17. 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.
  18. 80
    Everything gels when I approach Battalion Wars 2 the way it’s meant to be played--slowly and methodically, like a real-time strategy game.
  19. Fans of the original can expect a bit more depth and look forward to testing their skills online, but it’s a shame that the single-player campaign amounts to skirmish, and not a war.
  20. 80
    I really think that in terms of overall storyline, not to mention the variety of missions, soldiers, weapons and vehicles, this sequel has really one- upped its predecessor. When you additionally consider the mostly- intuitive controls, sleek presentation and fun online modes, you have the recipe for a great new installment to the sleeper franchise.
  21. 75
    In the end, the formula is shallow and the experience marred by too many small problems. That said, it is a likable and fun Wii title that merges qualities from the action and RTS genres into a one hybrid genre.
  22. The simplicity of all its elements is kind of a trademark for this Battalion Wars. But that can also be held against the game, because it could use a little more depth. But if you think of it for what it is and not for what it could have been you can enjoy it properly. [Jan 2008]
  23. An improvement, but not quite enough. [Issue#17, p.78]
  24. Fan of the first? You'll probably have a blast online. [Jan 2008, p.38]
  25. The series' transition to the Wii has produced mixed results. [Dec 2007, p.82]
  26. The game could stand to be fleshed out in the areas of multiplayer and including something for single players to do after the campaign is through, but what Battalion Wars includes out of the box is still quite fun to play.
  27. 70
    Battalion Wars 2 is a good game with some minor issues that do not detract from its overall quality or enjoyment.
  28. 90
    Its presentation is some of the best on the Wii and will silence those who feel that Nintendo doesn't know modern production values. However, at the same time the gameplay remains the simple and accessible stuff that has sold the console to the masses.
  29. Good old-fashioned strategic action. [Mar 2008, p.68]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  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. 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 »
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    5
    This game is worth a rent... but not a buy. Its rather good but gets old quickly. It seems to have no replay value what so ever (as opposed toThis game is worth a rent... but not a buy. Its rather good but gets old quickly. It seems to have no replay value what so ever (as opposed to advance wars). I was kinda hoping for something like army men or something like that but.... it didn't really suit me. Full Review »