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  • Summary: Leaving the battlefields of past eras behind, players face off against rival toy armies to determine who rules the battlefield.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Aug 21, 2015
    79
    The mix of tower defense and action still works as it did a few years back. But since the premiere of Toy Soldiers a lot of games mixed those elements. And in the end the war chest contains nothing to beat the competition once more. But then again: What you get is quite entertaining.
  2. Aug 20, 2015
    75
    Toy Soldiers War Chest is the ideal game if you were born in the 80's – 90's, but it has important technical defects and you have to pay for the best contents that the game has.
  3. Aug 24, 2015
    75
    A good tower defense game, quiet fun and a little different from the usual to enjoy especially in multiplayer.
  4. Aug 18, 2015
    70
    It may feel somehow repetitive, but it's a pretty interesting take on the tower defense genre, and it does take us back to a time where you could just simply enjoy a game without worrying too much.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 6, 2015
    60
    It's still a fair bit of fun. [Nov 2015, p.87]
  6. Sep 17, 2015
    50
    Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a decent tower defence title but is severely hamstrung by poor performance, dodgy looks, a big old paywall to character content and some odd design decisions.
  7. Aug 18, 2015
    30
    Mixing Tower Defense, third person action, and beloved ’80s toys should’ve been a recipe for success, but this bland sequel doesn’t do justice to any of its ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 14, 2015
    9
    iv'e been waiting for this installation of this game since i tried it out at the GameStop expo2014.
    there is the good bad and ugly but it is
    iv'e been waiting for this installation of this game since i tried it out at the GameStop expo2014.
    there is the good bad and ugly but it is still a wonderful game. the game play is great and as expected, with
    the new blind box system being superb. However, buying tokens doesn't really need to be there since you can get a minimum of 3,000 coins in one game. Never the less it is still great. another thing is that the cut scenes seem to be choppy and unfinished. with a gradient background could have been replaced with one of the well detailed maps that are this game. Speaking of maps, the multitude of maps in the game are well detailed and have that toy box feel to it.
    The DLC in the game is well worth it in my opinion if you grew up with any of the iconic characters and love the greatest assassin that lived, then paying that extra $15 bucks is well worth it. or if you bought the physical copy then it be worth the $30 bucks.
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  2. Oct 1, 2015
    9
    More of a grand strategy or fps gamer, but I love this game. A great blend of game types. Not taxing on the brain nor does it fire up theMore of a grand strategy or fps gamer, but I love this game. A great blend of game types. Not taxing on the brain nor does it fire up the twitch reflexes but a great way to relax. Highly recommended for the whole family. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2015
    8
    A really good tower defense game. There are multiple factions you can play as who differ in both looks and gameplay. There is a single playerA really good tower defense game. There are multiple factions you can play as who differ in both looks and gameplay. There is a single player mode that is essentially a wave survival mode where you oversee a defensive position, but can also commandeer any of the turrets or the occasional vehicle/hero character (both work in the same way gameplay wise with both a health bar and timer limiting your use. The differences being that vehicles will respaw after 2 minutes while Hero characters are tied to you directly killing units.. It doesnt get as repetitive as you would think due to the creative environments and changing enemy factions. As you progress and beat missions you get coins that you can spend in the shop to unlock new units/upgrades to your turrets.

    There are quite a few different armies to play as. WW1 Germans, Futuristic Space marines, and a few others, as well as some recognizable franchises such as GI Joe, He Man, Cobra and Assassins Creed 2 teams. I've only played as the first two so far and both are very different. IE, the Germans artillery has a longer range but the space marines have better anti-air guns.

    I'm interested in the franchise armies but they are seemingly locked behind a pay wall. I'm not anti-micro transactions or anything. But paying 1/3 of the price of the whole game for a single team isn't thrilling me I'm assuming that the $30 dollar version has all of that included, so if you are willing to put in a bit extra up front go with that one.

    The armies all have different visuals and gameplay tweaks. But they all play the same. You get limited number of spaces to build turrets, consisting of anti infantry/vehicle/air and an artillery gun. All of these units can have their health/attack/range upgraded up to 3 times. Although all of the upgraded above the first one are locked at the beginning they are quickly unlocked by playing.

    There are a few negatives. The AI on the non player controlled cannons are usually ok for handling their own unless they're overwhelmed, and they will target units that are closer to your base. But occasionally they'll let some units walk on by while it targets a unit in the back of the group, as well as occasionally not firing at full capacity (a group of units will be nearby and the gun will occasionally pause and stand there, I'm aware of the guns needing to reload, which happens, but occasionally I'll notice a gun acting weird).

    Another issue is that despite having good visuals, some units, especially planes can be really hard to find, the worst case being on the space level or airplanes flying against a similarly colored background, the characters are given bright colors to stand out but especially when there's a lot going on it can be real hard to figure out what's happening.

    Another issue I have is that while most campaign levels are really well designed, there are a couple that I really didn't care for. Eventually I figured out most of them although the one I am presently stuck on is proving to be more frustrating then being a genuine challenge.

    One last thing that kinda bugs me is that the hit detection in this game isn't great. Even when targeting enemy towers I've had my shots go right through due to being at an odd but not really that difficultnof an angle. Probably the worst case I've had has been trying to shoot down airplanes from my own plane. There is a degree of challenge with air vs air combat, but even when you take leading your targets and such into account it still feels like your shots are not registering when they should.

    I haven't played any multiplayer at this point.

    If you're a fan of tower defense games this is definitely worth picking up. It has it's problems, but none of them get in the way of having a good time.
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  4. Aug 12, 2015
    8
    So I've never taken notice into the toy soldier franchise until war chest came out so this is from a noobie. For 15$ this game is way worthSo I've never taken notice into the toy soldier franchise until war chest came out so this is from a noobie. For 15$ this game is way worth its asking price even the 30$ for the premium stuff which I bought still felt like 30$. I've also never been into tower defense games until this game. How the game got me is because of it's feeling and design of how you get to control the turrets and hers when guarding your toy box. The campaign is also very cool with each mission being a different unique place although I have not finished the campaign yet so idk. I do also like how you can play online and locally with your friends which I found very cool, and even though there are micro transactions in the game it doesn't feel like a pay to win game. It's also incredibly easy to get into the game because the mechanics are so simple yet feel so awesome. However there were some flaws in the game, such as in the opening tutorial when I summoned my hero (which I found to be the coolest part in the game) there was a huge frame rate drop but so far later in the game I haven't encountered anymore drops. Another thing I found annoying is that when I went to the pack store after doing a mission it says I've got 999,999,999 coins and the game is frozen. My other complaint is ubisoft's **** selling practice of this game. I felt really discouraged after buying the 15$ game that if I wanted to use the cool armies such assassins creed brotherhood, gi joe, cobra or he-man that means I would have to spend another 15$. One last thing to acknowledge is that if you are a hardcore tower defense player you ay find that there's not enough stuff for you but it is 30$ and I felt that it was worth it. So overall this game is incredibly fun and has a lot of cool unique features however there is meat on the bone but not a ton of it. Expand
  5. Aug 14, 2015
    8
    If you liked the previous games your love this.My only gripe would be that the graphics are very last gen but game play is solid.Toy soldiersIf you liked the previous games your love this.My only gripe would be that the graphics are very last gen but game play is solid.Toy soldiers war chest is a fine addition to the series. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2015
    8
    Don't listen to the poor reviews, I was hesitant about this game too but I love the series. People will not shut up about the pricing when itsDon't listen to the poor reviews, I was hesitant about this game too but I love the series. People will not shut up about the pricing when its 15 bucks or more, people do realize you don't have to spend the money right?...The graphics are not the greatest but I ended up spending the 30 bucks to get all the additional packs and I am still happy with my purchase. You do gain money for playing matches and that builds up to spending the cash on basic or deluxe random boxes that improve your army. I played co-op with a friend and had a blast with it, it takes time to manage your strategies but thats what I love, it can be challenging but once you get the feel of the map you can dominate. I especially like the weekly war events they have every week when, once completed, you can get a deluxe pack they show off every week. I think if you want a game that is pick up and play alone or with a buddy and you liked the previous versions of the game, you will not be disappointed. A con that i had was there was no challenge mode like in Cold War, though this is not a huge deal breaker, it would have been nice to see the feature. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2017
    5
    I love playing this game with my son but the game has been so poorly implemented that I cannot rate it higher than a five. Ubisoft clearlyI love playing this game with my son but the game has been so poorly implemented that I cannot rate it higher than a five. Ubisoft clearly have no interest in supporting the game, as the forums have been empty for two years. There are significant issues in particular with the game being epicly slow and with co-op multiplayer being glitchy, dropping the second player or randomly selecting a different army. Overall this game had great promise but was treated with contempt. Expand

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