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  • Summary: Happy Wars is a casual multi-player action game in which a large number of players control comical characters in fun battles. In a variety of fantasy battlefields including grasslands, a dark world, and the ocean floor, players can control any of 3 types of characters: warrior, mage, andHappy Wars is a casual multi-player action game in which a large number of players control comical characters in fun battles. In a variety of fantasy battlefields including grasslands, a dark world, and the ocean floor, players can control any of 3 types of characters: warrior, mage, and cleric. Cooperate with friends to enjoy action on the grand scale, casting magic spells, attacking castles, and so on. For off-line fun, the player can take on missions in the solo campaign mode. Expand

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    Happy Wars is a simple multiplayer action game for the Xbox Live Arcade. While it is ripe with problems, it's also a free game that is worth checking out. You won't find anything original here, but the fast-paced action is both chaotic and addictive.
  2. Oct 15, 2012
    70
    There's minimal pressure to spend any money, the AI-controlled bots are intelligent enough to fool particularly stupid game reviewers, and the battles manage to be adorable and epic at the same time. Unfortunately, the repetitiveness in the sound design and gameplay makes the excitement level drop too quickly.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    The title developed by the guys at Toylogic combines remarkable qualities and defects which, unfortunately, push it away from a totally positive evaluation. On one hand the game is accessible and fun (at first glance), but on the other, it ends early, it's repetitive and the matches are not always adequately balanced.
  4. Oct 15, 2012
    65
    Free, without relying too much on purchasing in-game items and entertaining –but not addictive. This is the worst thing about it, since after a few hours the game gets boring, which we think will cause that essentially no one will pay for in-game content.
  5. 60
    Lone players need not apply: an offline campaign proves useful for learning the maps and the nuances of play, but the focus is firmly with the online game. And either way, we'd advise spending a little extra buying Awesomenauts instead.
  6. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    When your team is doing what they're supposed to be doing, besting an opponent can be extremely satisfying. There's nothing better than seeing your sworn enemies helplessly strapped to planks of wood after you've finally taken their castle. However, when you end up on the losing side you'll immediately wonder just how much cash the other team spent on its gear, or how lucky a particular player got with a high-powered weapon drop.
  7. Oct 19, 2012
    40
    With very little reason to come back after a few quick rounds, I don't foresee Happy Wars being a staple of the Xbox 360 multiplayer scene for very long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Jul 12, 2022
    10
    Its held my attention for 10 years now and I've spent five dollars on it just out of thanks to the makers. I should give them more but thisIts held my attention for 10 years now and I've spent five dollars on it just out of thanks to the makers. I should give them more but this isnt pay to win like many similar free to play games. I mean you can pay but you're goin to spend thousands to get what I have for free. You can't just buy what you want, you have to get lucky. It might take dozens of hours but once you get to top level you can be better equipped than people who have spent thousands, and some have. Love that luck aspect. Oh yeah the game is great, always a fun and different battle every time. Funny and colorful and hardcore and violent at the same time. Only flaw is they never expand it for some reason Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2013
    10
    Really good game, fun, cute, addicting and its a xbox version of dota or lol.
    Its free for gold members and very very very very very very
    Really good game, fun, cute, addicting and its a xbox version of dota or lol.
    Its free for gold members and very very very very very very very very addicting.
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  3. Aug 30, 2021
    9
    This Game Is Fun And Has A Unique Art Style And I Have Played It On The Xbox 360 And I'm Also A Long Time Fan However Today There Is SomethingThis Game Is Fun And Has A Unique Art Style And I Have Played It On The Xbox 360 And I'm Also A Long Time Fan However Today There Is Something And That is That It Takes A Long Time To Get Into A Match It Takes Over 1 Minute To Get into 1 But When You Finally Get Into The Game Its Something You Haven't Seen Before. Expand
  4. May 18, 2013
    7
    The game itself is really fun, I got really addicted with it for a long time, with great customization, to decide which way you want to playThe game itself is really fun, I got really addicted with it for a long time, with great customization, to decide which way you want to play makes the game as fun as it is. I had a problem with connection issues and disconnections way too often, way more than it should, and even though it brought down the experience for me a bit, I am not letting it affect the overall score too much. Considering this being a free game, I suggest that people should give it a try, and maybe they will have as fun as I did. Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2013
    7
    Happy wars is a free to play online game which features large scale battles in a variety of fantasy settings. The goal is to capturing theHappy wars is a free to play online game which features large scale battles in a variety of fantasy settings. The goal is to capturing the enemies castle whilst defending your own.
    Upon downloading this I wasn't expecting much. I had seen the low critic ratings and heard of the poor connectivity issues. 15 minutes in and I was hooked. The game proved to be highly addictive and fun. The large scale battles could be epic at times with each team facing off. Meteors hitting the earth around you and swordsmen trying to flank you.

    Another great part of the game is the in depth customisation. It's real fun to kit out ur little dude in everything from helmets to chefs hats. Of course though the micro transactions play a part in this game although it is possible to choose not to spend any hard earned Microsoft points. But the game is highly geared towards making you want to spend money. Players who do spend tend look cooler and be more powerful than players who choose not too, although it is possible to get great gear from just playing.
    I've heard people moan that it is hard to find rare items simply through playing but to these I say that what's the point in premium items if they are common and easy to pick up.

    The game is not without its downfalls though. The camera can be tricky at times and I have had a few connectivity problems but nothing really major. Just the odd kick from a game but this is pretty rare. The music tends to be repetitive.

    All in all this is a great game free to play or not. It's hell of a lot of fun and addictive. You will find yourself sinking hours into it at a time always thinking "one more game so I can level up my new sword/armor". I highly recommend this to anyone to try. Try it you will be Suprised and you have nothing to lose after all it's FTP
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  6. Dec 13, 2013
    6
    Happy Wars is free-to-play done wrong. Too many please purchase this and so on. The gameplay can be fun and somewhat addictive at times, whichHappy Wars is free-to-play done wrong. Too many please purchase this and so on. The gameplay can be fun and somewhat addictive at times, which is a plus. Expand
  7. Oct 21, 2012
    1
    Been really enjoying HW since launch. The game is easy to pick-up and play. It has a bit of League of Legends like elements which adds someBeen really enjoying HW since launch. The game is easy to pick-up and play. It has a bit of League of Legends like elements which adds some strategies to the fights. Also, the battles can have up to 30 players is is pretty crazy, but fun at the same time. HW is free to play and allows you to purchase items for your characters. Spend as much or as little as you want. I like this! It's worth checking out since the game is "FREE" to download and play. Expand

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