Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 15, 2018
    83
    Despite some camera issues and a low longevity, Wartile is an enjoyable game and a perfect mix between two worlds: RTS and board games. Even if you love just one of them, you should give it a chance.
  2. Mar 21, 2018
    80
    If you’re a fan of real-time strategy and role-playing games or a lover of miniatures combat immersive dioramas, then I think this would make a great addition to your game library.
  3. Feb 17, 2018
    80
    WARTILE is a fascinating mix between an RTS and a board game. Unfortunately, it is as beautiful as it is short.
  4. Mar 7, 2018
    75
    It’s a very ambitious direction to take strategy games, with a more concentrated experience to offer than broader real-time strategy titles. But this focus needs some polish.
  5. Mar 22, 2018
    70
    Wartile presents a beautiful, strategic concept not only with action figures, but also convincing gameplay mechanics and a good progression system. Unfortunately, its nordic ambience deserves a more important narrative and engaging characters, and it lacks both.
  6. Feb 12, 2018
    70
    Wartile’s strategy better reflects the reality of strategy; that you don’t have unlimited time to sit back and contemplate the minutiae of every action, often the most real strategy is spur of the moment, about reaction and improvisation. This is very much the realm that Wartile exists in. I also rarely see strategy games trying so hard to emulate board-games and I think this adds an almost stripped down/rustic feel to the gameplay. But Wartile also doesn’t go full-blown RTS, the cooldown periods still act as small turns in a way. With this in mind, Wartile could be the perfect game for turn-based strategy players looking to get into RTS, or even table-top players, looking to get into strategy video-games. Wartile is a solid addition to the genre, perhaps niche in terms of what it’s trying to do, but still certainly more innovative than most.
  7. Feb 9, 2018
    70
    It has some flaws like a weak story and a brash art design. But it also has some innovative ideas and stages the strategic battles of minatures in glorious dioramas.
  8. Apr 3, 2018
    66
    Tabletop tactics game with a half-baked mix of real-time-gameplay and card decks. Overall it looks unfinished and has too much idling.
  9. May 1, 2018
    60
    If you’re looking for something different as a fan of tabletop games and have the patience to bear with the controls, you’ll likely enjoy WARTILE.
  10. Apr 24, 2018
    60
    Wartile looks untraditional. However, underneath the shell of unseen mix of mechanics and lovely visuals it hides gray gameplay and content void. It will make you busy for one afternoon - and yet, the more time you spend with it, the more you will realize that you can do something more entertaining.
  11. Mar 29, 2018
    60
    The final result, even after a year in Steam Early Access, is a far cry from the promised “living, breathing tabletop video game”.
  12. Feb 15, 2018
    50
    While Wartile is a gorgeous and beautifully sounding game, the lack of challenge or depth in its gameplay and the risk of severe crashing problems holds it back from being something greater.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 3, 2019
    6
    The game surely looks good, that's for sure. Each map is full of tiles where your figurines fight it out against a number of (Norse) enemies.The game surely looks good, that's for sure. Each map is full of tiles where your figurines fight it out against a number of (Norse) enemies. And the game allows you to control a maximum of 7 figurines (3 on every level) in a viking inspired world. It mixes reality with myth from Norse legend. Its a decent concept considering there are better viking games around (Ancestors?). You can equip you warriors with a number of weapons or tokens which enhance their abilities.

    The game rewards progress. You get better weapons and cards as you advance. The soundtrack is good too and makes you feel like a Viking.

    What makes the fun limited is that the figurines do not level up and the focus is on the use of buff giving cards in each level. Each level has 3 tiers of difficulty and you are playing the same map over and over again, albeit with altered enemies and increasing difficulty. There is no proper story-line either and there is no difficulty setting except the 3 tiers on each map. It is also a strategy game but does not feel like one because there is little strategic thinking involved.

    its a decent effort, but not one of the best games out there. If you like tile, card and figurine based strategy games you will like this game but it does not have many customization options and is lacking in many departments.
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