Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    Wargroove manages to overcome Advanced Wars as its spiritual successor. It is genuinely fun and ridiculously pretty to look at. Its simple to get into, but hard to master in the best way possible.
  2. 90
    Wargroove is the sort of game that brings back a feeling people had long forgot. Advance Wars has been absent for years and, while there were similar sorts of games like Tiny Metal, they didn’t quite capture the same magic. Wargroove does.
  3. 90
    Beautiful, bright and bold. Wargroove is a fun, tactical war title with a lot of content. It's deep, rewarding, and never overwhelming. Its art style is something to die for and the presentation is beautiful. It does a great job of explaining everything gradually to the player and drip new content and features. Wargroove is a must-buy for fans of the strategy genre.
  4. Jul 22, 2019
    The best Advance Wars game never made, whose post-launch update smooths out the rough edges and creates a strategy game that’s more accessible and fun than ever.
  5. Sep 12, 2019
    It's great to have a strategy game like Wargoove these days, it's looks simple on the outside but it's a deep game. it's definitely a wonderful experience that you don't want to miss.
  6. Aug 6, 2019
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 27, 2019
    Without a doubt, Wargroove has captured the genre on PS4. [Issue#166, p.84]
  8. Aug 13, 2019
    The multitude of troop types, various win-conditions, and resource management offer complexity, while its turn-based nature and well-explained rules lend an air of approachability. A few bad apples aside, the lengthy story mode presents an abundance of diverse missions that feel challenging but surmountable. Successfully funneling your opponent’s troops into a carefully curated ambush, or coming up with the perfect counter to a particular enemy charge is always deeply rewarding, and the diversity of mission setups keeps the experience interesting throughout. Wargroove successfully revitalizes a largely abandoned style of game with its own unique sense of charm and mechanical innovation.
  9. Aug 2, 2019
    Wargroove definitely took a while to grow on me since it starts so slow but once it did, I was very happy with what is has to offer.
  10. Mar 26, 2019
    Wargroove is the indie pearl that you do not expect but that was missing. A strategic stratified, deep, fun and humorous turn that will not cease to amaze.
  11. Jul 30, 2019
    Wargroove is finally on PS4, and despite launching with practically no fanfare, it's very much worthy of your attention. The pixelated exterior houses surprisingly deep tactical gameplay that's easy to grasp but will soon give your grey matter a workout. With highly customisable difficulty and a vast range of modes to enjoy, this is a decent turn based strategy game that fans of the genre shouldn't pass up -- although we suspect many will have played it to death already.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Aug 8, 2019
    Wargroove is a wonderful strategy game in the spirit of Advance Wars. The storyline has a lot of heartwarming moments, the art style is brightWargroove is a wonderful strategy game in the spirit of Advance Wars. The storyline has a lot of heartwarming moments, the art style is bright and beautiful, the music is well-made, and it's clear that the developers poured a lot of love into every part of the game. There are two common complaints I've read about Wargroove. First is that the missions are too lengthy and difficult. In earlier versions of the game, this was true because of the lack of a checkpoint system. However, The developers have patched the game and now players can save mid-battle. I've found that this is extremely helpful. Another common complaint is that levels feel more like puzzles. There is a grain of truth to this, given that there are better and worse ways to get through the levels. Still, I have managed to get many lower scores, indicating that higher scores are possible and that there isn't just one way to play many of the levels. If you are new and haven't played Advance Wars, the difficulty of this game will seem brutal at times. The AI, after all, is tricky and well-designed compared to many strategy games. I'm a veteran of turn based strategy and, on a few early levels, found myself defeated at least a few times. Thankfully, the developers include options to turn down the difficulty without much of a penalty. My main complaint with the game is that some battles seem a little unfair. This is only because enemy units can appear out of nowhere from outside of the map, making them impossible to anticipate. I'm not a fan of this design choice, but it isn't the end of the world either. If you're in the mood for something new and appreciate a quality strategy game that isn't too complex, I wholeheartedly recommend Wargroove. Full Review »