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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Put your foot soldiers, snipers, cavalry, and fighter pilots to the test in Toy Soldiers. Poised to be a smash hit on Xbox LIVEĀ® Arcade, Toy Soldiers is an action-packed strategy-based game in which players command antique WWI toy soldiers vying for control of the trench-filled battlefields of Europe. Deploy an exciting arsenal such as tanks, cavalry, biplanes, and flamethrowers in vintage WWI toy dioramas. Developed by Signal Studios exclusively for Xbox 360, Toy Soldiers allows you to take control of individual units or control the entire battlefield from a strategic view. Integrating multiple game genres and world-class visuals, Toy Soldiers is a unique and action-packed entertainment experience. [Xbox.com] Expand
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  1. I always appreciate it when a game that touches on some cultural commentary, whether it's obvious or not. And given how entertaining it is to "play war" in the setting provided here (and believe me, it is) is proof that sometimes violence isn't as much about what is shown-in a game as much as anything else-but what isn't.
  2. This XBLA game signals a shift into something more hardcore video gamers could get behind: an action game that requires an itchy trigger finger to complement an itchy brain. With some exciting shooter action, solid strategy gameplay and a uniquely satisfying art style for the overall presentation, Toy Soldiers is proof of what XBLA was meant to do: bring us casual games in a hardcore games package.
  3. The breadth and depth of this title is outstanding. To have it offered as a 1200 point Xbox Live Arcade title is stellar.
  4. After Plants Vs Zombie, Toy Soldier is one of the most intriguing Tower Defence of this generation.
  5. 80
    Toy Soldiers is a unique game no matter what way it is sliced.
  6. Overall, Toy Soldiers is a fantastic effort at making war games more appealing to the masses.
  7. A wonderful Tower Defense concept in a disappointing package. There's a lot of strategic potential here, but the levels often end when you are getting the grip on things.

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  1. Sep 19, 2011
    10
    who could actually say no to this game because they are literally like your own toys :) but I wished they made it some of it a tiny bit easier. why not have a game of it, it will make you happy Expand
  2. Dec 30, 2010
    10
    Easy 10. Spanks most other arcade games hands down. The unique atmosphere and art direction really set the game apart for me. If you are tired of the artsy-fartsy indie flash game ports that seem to get all the attention...give toy soldiers a try instead! Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2010
    10
    Perfection in a Tower Defense game, absolutely blows every other game in the genre I've ever played out of the water. Toy Soldiers puts you in a beautiful and realistic fully 3D battlefield, with excellent camera controls. But what really sets this game apart is the interactivity in the battlefield. Like every other TD game, you place upgradeable towers to defend your base. But in Toy Soldiers, you can actually get in the towers and shoot control them yourself! For towers like the cannons, you can even hold the firing button to enter a "shell cam", and steer or slow down the shell as it flies through the air for precision lobs! In many levels, you can send out your own tanks into the fray, and even fighter and bomber planes which can fly over the battle and rain down death below! Really a mind-blowingly fun game, well-worth the $15. Sets the bar for console Tower Defense games. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2011
    10
    i can't stop playing it! it's so awesome and i have to get the add-ons. everyone with an xbox has to at least get the trial.
  5. May 13, 2012
    9
    Now it's only 800 msp. Easily worth it if you're looking for a different experience set in a different era. Game captures the feel of the era with it's unique art style and music. That coupled with this not being a generic experience which you find with most games makes it a no brainer. If you're tired of the same here you go....going to be checking out Cold war later. Expand
  6. Jul 25, 2011
    8
    Intuitive , a different strategy game based on placing the artillery, soldiers etc . For instance it may sound hard, when I say that hordes of Nazis or whatever aren't stopping in an specific place, they don't do that, they come directly to you , so you need to stop them before they sabotage or enter your Toy Box. Heck, there's a Cold War game right now. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2013
    8
    Entertaining game, albeit somewhat short. A mixture of tower defense, strategy and vehicle action (you can't control any troops). I love the World War 1 theme as it's hardly ever done in games. Fun game on easier difficulty, it gets very difficult as you ratchet up the degree of difficulty. Right now it is 400 points on XBOX live, great value. Expand

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