Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. One of Wiiware's strongest pick-up-and-play titles, with a lengthy story mode, added game types, and even achievements, this ten-dollar download is hard to beat.
  2. Swords & Soldiers will certainly make you laugh, but it’s also just as likely to give you a serious hand cramp from the many hours of your time it will commandeer.
  3. 87
    There is nothing else like this on WiiWare, and the production values are much higher than most other games on the service. Strategy fans should find their fix here – just don't expect as deep an experience as some of the better-known real-time strategy games on PC.
  4. Although not very deep and sometimes inclined to chaotic action, Swords and Soldiers is an original and ironical take on the RTS genre. A little short, but still one of the funniest strategic game ever released specifically on console.
  5. A delightfully light-hearted take on the strategy genre.
  6. A strategy game that anyone can get into and enjoy, Swords & Soldiers is the best WiiWare game of the year so far.
  7. If Ronimo Games' first game on WiiWare has a con, it's its short duration. Campaigns are like that and can only entertain the player for a few hours. Fortunately, there is the multiplayer, giving a bit more durability to the game. Aside from that, Swords & Soldiers is a great way to obtain great amounts of quick fun on Wii.
  8. If you crave a unique RTS with the motion control experience, then you need to play Swords and Soldiers.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 27, 2011
    Swords and Soldiers (WiiWare, $10) - Brief Review. (B+)

    For a inexpensive, fun action game in a fun and silly package, look no further. In a
    game that can oddly be described as a 2D Side Scrolling Real Time Strategy Game - S&S packs in some fun for a low cost. With the three factions you get plenty of gameplay, plus challenge modes and achievements. If you have younguns, they may like the Versus modes, but for me it was a little too clickfesty - but I didn't play much with this mode. Here's the IGN review, check it out. I give it a solid B+.
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  2. Sep 2, 2010
    This is one of the best WiiWare games available and one of the best console RTS games ever created. It is simple, yet hard to master. The design is terrfic and offers up a lot of strategy and depth even though it is only 2-D. The 3 factions are very different but also very balanced. The controls are perfect on the Wii system. The graphics are fresh and creative. If you love strategy games, you'll love this game. It is just a fun game that you can pick up and play at any time. Full Review »
  3. ShawnLaib
    Aug 11, 2009
    Swords&Soldiers is great fun and probably one of the best RTS games you could play to introduce someone to the genre. It is very simple yet still very challenging at times and the colorful, cartoon like graphics add a lot to the fun as well in one of the best games WiiWare has to offer. Full Review »