The Wars Review

By , on July 1, 2009

The Wars - defence nation through the ages of time
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3 out of 5


  • Simple and easy to use controls.
  • Varying difficulties give players a challenge.
  • Engaging and addictive gameplay will bring players back.


  • No multiplayer modes, which would be a great addition to this title.
  • Gameplay may be a little too slow for some people.
  • Sound can be annoying or too full on.


This strategy game is a great choice for buffs of the genre and also fans of the tower defence genre. This game is worth the current price and would be a good addition to your iPhone collection.

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The Wars is a strategy game where players must advance from the Stone Age through to the Space Age in order to attack and destroy the enemy base opposite you. You produce units to attack and fortify your base to defend against enemy troops while earning cash and slowly progressing to the next technology age.

The game is controlled by tapping the screen to produce units, upgrade towers and make other choices. The units will march towards the enemy base on their own, so all you need to concentrate on is producing more units. Players will also have a special civilization attack that will kill any enemy soldier on the field of battle, and once used must recharge before using again.

The visuals are a little too simple and don’t really leave an impression. The sound can be either too loud or just plain assaulting when the field is full of enemies, so you may want to turn the sound down. Players can also use their iPod during gameplay, so that may be a better option. There is no multiplayer, which is a shame for this game, but a local highscore board is available.

The Wars is a fun and addictive and is a great game for fans of strategy games. The simple gameplay mechanics and controls mean anyone can play and there is enough difficulty options to suit any player. Some elements let the game down slightly but players should definitely find something that interests them in The Wars.


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