Join 2.5 million gamers in this award-winning, BAFTA-Nominated turn-based strategy game.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (19 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 28, 2012
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December 18

Winter Sale Now On - 75% OFF

After just sneaking in under the deadline, GBWG is now available in the winter sale for 75% off. Happy Holidays from everyone at Rubicon...

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December 11

We're back!

Hi guys, Paul Johnson here from Rubicon.

Following the demise of our publisher, GBWG has been off the store for quite some time now. However, Valve have graciously allowed us to take over the reigns on Steam, so here we are. And a nice place it is to be!

Now that there's someone in charge who actually cares about this game, we'll be happy to field questions, take suggestions and generally provide (we hope) some good quality customer support...

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Reviews


95% “Just buy it, plain and simple.”
IGN

100% "an incredibly addictive strategy game that is difficult to tear away from"
DGA


92% "Great Big War Game is an essential download for any fan of the strategy genre"
Gamers Temple

About This Game

Taking military "advice" from the ridiculous generalissimo, can you battle your way through this truly massive, content-packed military campaign? Plan your missions, deploy your forces, try not to fall off the sofa laughing!

You've plenty of units to play with, covering land, sea and airborne combat. Be warned though, these funny cartoon troops are not exactly the right stuff.

Playing as "Jenkins", the hard done to lieutenant, you will need to complete the Generalissimo's wide variety of mission orders - collect resources, assassinate enemy generals, invade territory, evacuate your forces, do a bit of enemy base ownage, etc.

40+ hours of campaign mode not enough? There is also unlimited skirmish play vs the AI for quick fixes, on a wide variety of custom maps.

And there's still more - Multiplayer. You can Pass & Play on your PC, or join our thriving online community, playing head to head at an asynchronous pace that suits you. Online play is cross-platform, so you can play and/or transfer your account to other supported platforms.

Key Features:

  • Control armies of 30 different units on land, sea and air
  • 50+ hours of gameplay in the story campaign
  • 70+ skirmish/multiplayer maps
  • Online asynchronous multiplayer – challenge others on PC, iOS and Android
  • Units can collect battle points through play to be used to give tactical boosts and rank-ups
  • Each level mission has unique challenges, introduced each time either a new playing piece, new terrain, new buildings or different tactics to achieve a win
  • Use height advantage and choke points to dominate your enemy
  • Play in the jungle, desert, polar, rocky & temperate terrain
  • Replay value to achieve higher rankings
  • Your game account for online play works on PC, iOS and Android - swap around at will.

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Pentium 4 1.4 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DirectX 9.0c compliant video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 Compliant
    • Additional:Internet connection required for online play.
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
I dont know but ive been told. Great big wargame gets real old.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2013
A very fun turn-based game. It's a simple enough story, blue against red, no real bioware-like writing, but the game is a lot of turn-based, unit building fun so if you like that, that's great. Unfortunatly, after a while it does get a little old, especially with no actual storyline or anything else to keep you invested and it goes on for 50 missions which may not seem much, but being a turn-based game it takes soooo long.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2012
While on the surface this game may appear simple, the way it uses it's
rock-paper-scissor mechanic adds so much to it's depth and competitive strategy.

The game has many many skirmish maps as well as a long story-based camaign.
The skirmish maps are balanced, whereas the campaign puts you in various positions that you have to work your way out of as well as easing you into the game so you can learn the units a few at a time.

There are a good variety of units, each with different strengths and weaknesses, to be used in different situations. Grunts, the standard infantry, are relatively cheap at $75. But should they come up agains a Sniper ($200) which has superior range, they can be one-shotted. Sending a Scout Tank ($100) could have the speed to get close enough to take out the Sniper, unless there's a Bazooka ($100) nearby, which could one-shot the Scout Tank.
There's such a complexity between all the units, divided into land, sea, and air; I could go on forever. Worth the $10.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2013
Great fun. The multiplayer lets you play multiple games at once against iOS and ANdroid players as well.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2013
A cute lil no brainer to relax with. A great game to introduce a kid to the turn based strategy genre. My 7 year old son loves it. This game is a great way to spend some quality time with your child and get some chuckles while doing it. The multi-player system IS dated, you send data packets back and forth to each other via a lobby chat room type thing ... you take a turn, upload your turn to the server, the opponent Downloads your turn, takes his own turn and uploads it back and this continues until the game is over ..... it doesnt take long to take the turns and it isnt that bad once you get used to it. This harkens back to the early days of Multi-player over the internet and a game called "Empire" on the Amiga 500 where you did this exact thing ... take a turn ... upload it (or save it to a floppy disk back then) or e-mail the turn to a friend ..... not sure why they did it this way other than lazy programming or a lack of knowledge on the Devs part as to modern day programming techniques but it is what it is. I still think it is a great way to introduce kids to the TBS genre and my son and I love it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
i like this game its ♥♥♥♥ing epic
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Ignore the snarky reviews of this game. If like me you've been waiting for a game that's like XCOM for years, then look no further. The game plays like a mixture between Command and Conquer and XCOM, with a busty woman and an insane General to spice things up. Is it graphically impressive? No. Does it matter? No. It was never meant to be like stepping into the computer room in Minority Report. It's a hex tile tactical game with cartoony graphics and cheerful little soldiers who, if they're not lollygaggin', they're out seeing Uncle Jasper. I loved it and wish they'd make another.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Love this game! recommend to anyone who likes to kill time and enjoys turn based combat
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Lots of fun...WARNING!!: Can destroy Friendships :P
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16 of 31 people (52%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
turn based strategy game.

very basic graphics and sounds, annoying and repetitive npc commentaries and music.

the game was developed for android / ios.
maybe its fun to play on a tablet, but its sure an insult for your hardware if you play it on a pc.

anything positive? oh yeah: cross platform multiplayer!
(implying that there is anyone playing it...)

my conclusion:
instead of wasting 10 bucks for this, better buy the 5 cheapest games on steam and i swear, all of them will be better than the "GREAT big war game".
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Its like a ghetto advance wars...Without powers. So i guess its very balanced.

Only recommend if 2.50 or 5 bucks. may be 5.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2012
Don't waste your money D:
It like Advanced Wars if it was really really bad.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
lame comedy .. poor controls .. too linear
wish I never bought at all .. even for a few bucks

This may be one of the worst games I have ever bought on steam, and somehow 9 out of 12 people like this game? The rating system on steam is loaded with fake reviews. Stay clear
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