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Aug 20, 2019

With a complex array of systems and mechanics, Wargroove is a deep and challenging strategy game, full of beautiful and colorful pixel art. The campaign, various multiplayer modes and other single-player options result in a huge content, making it one of the best independent games of the year.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Jan 30, 2019

Care, generosity and love have gone into this attempt to recreate some legendary tactics games, but is it enough?

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Tom Marks

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Wargroove's brain-teasing tactics and impressive level editor make it the Advance Wars successor fans have been waiting for.

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78 / 100
Jan 30, 2019

Brimming character and imagination, Wargroove occasionally loses its groove over long-winded core gameplay.

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9 / 10
Jul 23, 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.

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9.3 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Wargroove offers several ways to get your turn-based strategy fix, whether it's playing through an hours-long campaign, creating your own scenarios, or playing online

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8 / 10
Feb 5, 2019

Wargroove doesn't shy away from its Advance Wars inspiration, but it proves to be much more than a mere copycat.

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Jan 30, 2019

Wargroove takes a classic formula and repurposes it for a more traditional swords-and-sorcery fantasy setting (with battlepups). With its large number of modes and impressive suite of creation tools, it's almost enough to fill the Advance Wars-sized hole in our heart.

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Jan 30, 2019

Unlike a lot of indie-level titles, Wargroove is truly fully featured. It's got a solid story mode, but that's just the start. The side modes and especially the map editor give you a lot of bang for your buck.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

There's a lot to love with Wargroove. I definitely have my qualms with some of the campaign mission design and plot, there is so much here to love. I can't say that it's a completely innovate entry into the genre, but I think it's safe to say that Wargroove is a title that needs to be in every turn-based strategy lover's catalog.

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9 / 10
Jan 30, 2019

In a world bereft of a new Advance Wars, Wargroove is a worthy successor. Its fantasy retro strategy stylings mark it out as a wonderful amalgamation of the classic Fire Emblem and Wars games, and while it doesn't revolutionise the genre in the way that the modern Fire Emblem games have it nails the feel of Intelligent System's best games – while standing proudly on its own.

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8 / 10
Feb 4, 2019

There’s a lot on offer here, and while it does lose itself in the grind sometimes, the sheer amount of content here more than makes up for the negatives that you’ll encounter, especially if you’re a fan of the games that inspired it.

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8.9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2019

Wargrove is a strategic game made with great passion and considerable knowledge of the subject: a must-have for lovers of the genre, but also an excellent starting point for any newcomers.

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8.9 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Wargroove is going to become in its own right the spiritual successor of Advance Wars.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2019

Wargroove is one of the best games I've played on the Switch and the perfect tactical game to get deep into while waiting for Fire Emblem Three Houses.

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Unscored
Jan 30, 2019

In summary, it’s good and I like it.

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70 / 100
Feb 6, 2019

Wargroove has the confidence to stick to simple, familiar gameplay with a few twists, rather than try to wow you with its novelty. While its charming graphics might make it look cute, it offers a vicious challenge that gets a bit uneven at times. If you get into its slower pace and high difficulty, it also offers plenty of alternate game modes and custom campaign creation tools to extend the fun.

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Josh Wilson

Top Critic

Feb 15, 2019

From the moment I started the first mission in Wargroove I was instantly transported back to my childhood and hours spent huddled around a Game Boy with friends marching tanks across the screen in Advance Wars.

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7 / 10
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.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2019

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.

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