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Score Breakdown Based on 3091 ratings
  1. 10 (947)
  2. 9 (1756)
  3. 8 (288)
  4. 7 (51)
  5. 6 (14)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (14)

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  • User Rating 8.2

    Fans of the strategy genre will certainly dig this game has it is perhaps the best strategy portable game on the GBA.

    Rated on July 14, 2006 by sonicphoto

    Advance Wars brings military war soldiers on your control using strategies all around to battle your opponents. What makes Advance Wars special then other war strategy games is that even if it is port...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Rated on March 18, 2003 by AndrewN

    Advance Wars finally gives something for strategy gamers to get excited about: a good turn-based game for the road. I personally have been hungering for something like for a long time, and I’m glad t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Rated on March 19, 2003 by Cactuar1000

    Advance Wars is the only strategy game that has successfully captured my potential interest in the strategy genre. The game is a turn-based handheld strategy game, and is not slow-paced like other...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.9

    Rated on June 12, 2003 by brundlefly76

    The Gameboy Advance is a fine platform, unfortunately if you look at the list of highest-rated games, they are all ports of ancient Nintendo titles. I have nothing against these ports - they are fine ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    How did they fit SO MUCH in such a small space?!

    Rated on September 27, 2004 by sgthalka

    If you're even the remotest fan of turn-based strategy (or even tabletop strategy wargames, for that matter), this is a must-buy. I've played PC strategy games that can't rival the charm and depth of ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    A fantastic game, which while older now, has a massive cult following and is beloved of critics everywhere.

    Rated on March 03, 2012 by ViolinCalamity

    The advance wars series has been present on Western shores for a decade or so, being just part of the 'Famicom Wars' series in Japan. It is a turn based strategy game set out on a grid (think chess wi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    Rated on December 13, 2003 by -CANUCK-

    The bottom line is that you need Advance Wars. Its that good. If you can't find Advance Wars, get Advance Wars 2. It'll do. But make sure that you own at least in some capacity, one of these games. ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Turn based strategy at it's finest - probably one of the best show piece games on the GBA. Buy it!

    Rated on April 11, 2008 by Nomad0404

    Turn based strategy has never been soo much fun or had such cutesy graphics. Forget your RTSs get this and learn what fun is really all about - it's like chess in the modern era. Build helicopt...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    My review of Advance Wars

    Rated on September 04, 2004 by TheGoldenSon

    I often compare this game to the Panzer General series of games for the PC. This is just a good solid war stragety game. theres nothing new about it other than CO Powers. It can be quite hard at times...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Without a Map maker ..nothing else could compare to how great this game is ..well except for it's sequel.

    Rated on August 26, 2004 by Lanze

    Advance Wars is very fun. Despite its short story mode, it still has longer replayability than most other games mostly because of its map maker , multiplayer, and War room. Once you've beaten the stor...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.