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Score Breakdown Based on 3094 ratings
  1. 10 (948)
  2. 9 (1757)
  3. 8 (288)
  4. 7 (52)
  5. 6 (14)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (7)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (14)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.8

    Best in series

    Advance Wars is an fantastic game. It can get really hard at some points. But it more than makes up for it with the addictive gameplay. It takes a while to learn everything,though. Part of my review: GAMEPLAY Its a t... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:8.2

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

    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 portable it offers lots ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    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 to say that Intellige... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    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 strategy games. The... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.9

    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 games and I like to ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

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

    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 Advance Wars. At ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

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

    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 with tanks). This ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    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. Advance Wars is a c... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

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

    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 helicopters, tanks, artillar... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    My review of Advance Wars

    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, but if you want a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

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

    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 story mode (and even inb... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful