Battle for Wesnoth

Battle for Wesnoth 1.10.7

Turn based fantasy and strategy adventure

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme where your task is to build a great army in order to regain the throne of Wesnoth. View full description

PROS

  • Great depth and complexity
  • Completely open source
  • Create your own tribes and stories
  • Over 200 units

CONS

  • Complex to learn

Very good
8

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme where your task is to build a great army in order to regain the throne of Wesnoth.

If you've ever played Dungeons and Dragons then you'll be familiar with the sort of territory that The Battle for Wesnoth covers. It's surprisingly complex and not a fantasy game that you can immediately get into but The Battle for Wesnoth has many treats hidden in its depths.

For a start, the amount of roles you can play gives the game great variation. Regaining the throne is but one scenario - you can also guard a frontier outpost, take on a load of undead warriors and guide elves to make a new home in the kingdom.

There are more than 200 units to take control of with 16 different tribes and six major factions. And if that's not enough, you can even create your own maps, scenarios and unit types. This ability to create your own style of game is really impressive for an open source RPG.

The Battle for Wesnoth is also a highly tactical game, requiring you to move units around in order to outfox your enemies, which takes some doing with several units on the go at once.

As far as open source RPG fantasy games go, The Battle for Wesnoth is an excellent effort.

Changes

  • Language and i18n:
  • Updated translations: British English, Chinese (Simplified),
  • Chinese (Traditional), Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian,
  • Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Vietnamese.
  • Multiplayer:
  • A New Land:
  • Award correct amount of research to units.
  • Don't show team labels to observers.
  • User interface
  • Added a new version of multiplayer chat log history dialog.

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.

Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host against whom none can stand! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

Wesnoth has many different sagas waiting to be played out. Fight to regain the throne of Wesnoth, of which you are the legitimate heir... step into the boots of a young officer sent to guard a not-so-sleepy frontier outpost... vanquish a horde of undead warriors unleashed by a foul necromancer, who also happens to have taken your brother hostage... guide a band of elvish survivors in an epic quest to find a new home.

200+ unit types. 16 races. 6 major factions. Hundreds of years of history. The world of Wesnoth is absolutely huge and limited only by your creativity - make your own custom units, compose your own maps, and write your own scenarios or even full-blown campaigns. You can also challenge up to 8 friends - or strangers - and fight in epic multi-player fantasy battles.

Battle for Wesnoth

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Battle for Wesnoth 1.10.7

— User reviews — about Battle for Wesnoth

  • ndtdcu

    by ndtdcu

    "Almost flawless free computer game; far better than most payed ones!"

    Been playing this since 2004; about a year after it was initially released. I'm a hardcore fan who has been playing it p... More.

    reviewed on December 29, 2014