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Battle Nations features a HILARIOUS STORY and memorable cast of characters. Play MISSIONS and grow the power of your army. FIGHT other players in TACTICAL, INTERACTIVE TURN-BASED COMBAT. COLLECT 200+ UNIQUE UNITS and optimize your battle formations, taking DIRECT CONTROL of your army in battle.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2014
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“This game has a great look to it...and its roster of characters are well-written and even sometimes genuinely funny.”
Kotaku

“Battle Nations is freemium done well, offering more entertainment for your download than most of its competition.”
4/5 – TouchArcade

[PATCH NOTES] Battle Nations 4.1

To celebrate the worldwide launch of Battle Nations on Steam, we’re thrilled to announce that Team Fortress 2 has joined forces with Battle Nations! Yes, you read that right. You can now recruit iconic Team Fortress 2 characters to fight with you on the battlefield!

12 NEW MISSIONS: BLU needs our help! Embark on missions to defeat their RED rivals, and hunt down a mysterious and powerful object hidden somewhere in the Battle Nations world.

5 TF2 UNITS: In our first TF2 update you will have access to the 5 iconic characters listed below.

  • THE HEAVY: This Russian beast of a man loves sandviches. But above all else, he loves his mini-gun Sasha. He promises to wield her around the battlefield, mowing down anyone who gets in his way!
  • THE SCOUT: Don’t know of him? Don’t let him know that… He’s from Boston, solves problems with his fists, and is “kind of a big deal.” He’s quick on his feet, so don’t let his size fool you. He’s a capable fighter on the battlefield, firing a wicked shotgun and swinging melee attacks with his bat.
  • THE SOLDIER: Don’t worry about the fact that he failed every military training test in the book. His loyalty to his teammates is matched only by his ferocity on the field of battle. Using his signature rocket launcher, this would-be-hero-of-war can take out infantry and vehicles with ease!
  • THE PYRO: Silent but deadly, this madman (or madwoman) uses a vicious flamethrower to scorch enemies and a flare gun to light them ablaze!
  • THE DEMOMAN: He has a fierce temper and a fascination with all things that go BOOM! Enemies will explode with fear thanks to his trusted grenade launcher.

STEAM WORLDWIDE LAUNCH: Battle Nations has officially launched on Steam! Now you can seamlessly play on the go AND from the comfort of your PC at home! Additionally, the potential audience of over 75 million new gamers means more players to recruit for your Guild(s) and battle in PvP!

About the Game

Battle Nations features a HILARIOUS STORY and memorable cast of characters. Play MISSIONS and grow the power of your army. FIGHT other players in TACTICAL, INTERACTIVE TURN-BASED COMBAT. COLLECT 200+ UNIQUE UNITS and optimize your battle formations, taking DIRECT CONTROL of your army in battle. Play one of the BEST RANKED, TURN-BASED, COMBAT STRATEGY GAMES, with over half-a-billion gameplay sessions and counting!

**Team Fortress 2 has joined forces with Battle Nations! Recruit iconic, powerful characters from the Team Fortress 2 universe. Fight alongside Blu team to defeat the Red team and experience all new storylines and missions.**

“This game has a great look to it...and its roster of characters are well-written and even sometimes genuinely funny.” Kotaku.com

“Battle Nations is freemium done well, offering more entertainment for your download than most of its competition.” TouchArcade.com

War has broken out on the continent of Ateria. As the Commander of the Imperial Army, it’s up to you to eliminate the rebel threat. Join forces with a motley band of heroes and miscreants, and experience a dramatic, wartime story. You’re going to need to build a powerful city to defeat your enemies. Gather a powerful army of troops, tanks and mercenaries. You can also unlock more exotic units including deadly velociraptors, mammoths, sandworms and much, much more!

- TAKE DIRECT CONTROL OF UNITS IN STRATEGIC COMBAT - Optimize battle formations, attack order and deployment of special abilities.
- COLLECT OVER 200 UNIQUE UNITS - Level them up and maximize their power.
- JOIN GUILDS TO FORM POWERFUL ALLIANCES - Compete for powerful prizes!
- BATTLE OTHER PLAYERS WORLDWIDE
- HILARIOUS, WAR-TIME STORY WITH OVER 500 MISSIONS
- BUILD A POWERFUL, IMPENETRABLE CITY - Defend it from invading players.
- REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS AND CONSTANT NEW CONTENT

Tactical, turn-based combat has never been so much fun. Use your might of your army to defeat the rebels and any other players who stand between you and victory. Play Battle Nations, today!

NOTES:
Battle Nations is completely free-to-play, however some items can be directly purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. A network connection is required to play Battle Nations.

Follow us on Twitter @BattleNations or ‘Like us’ on Facebook www.facebook.com/BattleNations for the latest news, events and more! Interested in discussing Battle Nations with your fellow players or looking for a Guild? Visit the Official Battle Nation forums at: http://www.battlenations.com/forums

Have questions, issues, or suggestions? Please visit: http://www.battlenations.com/support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: x86-compatible 1.5 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GPU - Nvidia Quadro FX 2700M (Or Equivalent)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS Version - Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 or faster processor
    • Graphics: Nvidia 9800 GT (or Equivalent)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Battle Nations has a lot going for it, great art, simple combat and the Steam version Team Fortress 2 characters. On the surface this is a Farmvillian 'click harvest' sort of game that wants you to buy micro currency called nano pods. These nano pods let you finish tasks instantly instead of waiting X amount of seconds, minutes or hours. You can also buy the good units with nano pods. If you don't want to buy nano pods, you can slowly get them, maybe one or two per hour from accomplishing missions and objectives.

With that out of the way, this game sets itself apart from other click to harvest games by having simple tactical strategy combat. Its your army vs enemies. Before each battle, you pick X amount of soldiers and place them on the battle grid. For the most part, each grid seems to be 3 rows of 5 with the last row only having 3. Each type of unit / soldier has a different attack range and pattern. Some troops can only attack the first row of enemies. Others can attack up to two rows. Some units can attack the entire row or every enemy on the grid as long as its not being obscured. There are fire units that cause burn damage as the battle goes on.

Once the battle starts, the units cannot be moved. When a row of units has been cleared, the rows move up. So when the front line dies, the next line becomes the new front line. Combat is turn based. You go, then the enemy goes, then you go. Each attack has a cool down that lasts one or two turns. Its a very simple system. Easy for kids, easy to play. The enemy AI seems random. They won't make intelligent attack patters like this unit is hurt, let's finish him off!

When a unit is 'injured' (finished off), you will need to visit your hospital and admit them into the hospital. Its not just automatic. It just feels like an extra clicking process, when really the game could just have a courtesy to put them into the hospital for you even if it takes X number of minutes to fully heal them.

If you'd like a real combat challenge, eventually the game will let you post a battle flag so you can have Player vs Player. There are two downsides to this. The first downside is the game will allow you to be raided in X amount of hours, driving you back to the game over and over again so it becomes a chore. The other downside is that once you've used a unit in a Player vs Player battle, you can no longer use that unit for 24 hours. I guess this prevents dominant players from being unstoppable, but for nano pods, you can get to use those 'away units' again before the 24 hours is up. This makes a need to buy more units from your barracks and pay nano pods for the better units.

Now that I've covered the actual game part, let me cover the 'click harvest' half of the game. It feels like every other click harvest game. You have an 'Outpost' and several types of buildings. You have expand your land, setup military buildings, shops, homes, resource gathering and place decorations. Homes (camps, houses) will increase your worker capacity and get you gold from 'taxes.' Decorations will boost resources you gather from nearby buildings. Such as flowers will get you 8% more gold from surrounding homes. Military buildings like Barracks, factories and so on will build units. Resources will let you gather things like stone, lumber and oil. Having gardens, raising crops, tool shops, building tools and bakeries baking goods will all get you gold. The problem is you need to click to harvest the output of ea in X amount of hours.

All buildings can be upgraded, but you can only upgrade one building at a time, unless you use nano pods. Upgrading buildings makes them more efficient and gives higher output. Clicking things seems a lot like busy work and that's part of the fun of building your own outpost, because you took the time to get it. Sure you can sink a lot of time into this game, Farmville or the Simpsons, but there's a certain point where it becomes too demanding like a bad habit.

I've been playing 3 hours and I still haven't gotten to any Team Fortress 2 characters. They reserve those characters for level 10 players. Want to know how I know? It will tell you with full screen billboards. Not just billboards for those characters, but full page ads saying for $5 you get X amount of nano pods and we'll throw in 10,000 gold! These billboards appear frequently and I need to click 'no thanks.'

The character art is a high point of this game and goes a long way to make me enjoy it anymore. With every new objective, you'll read short lines of dialog from them and after you complete an objective, you'll read more brief dialog and see what you earned. To be honest, I didn't read the dialog when there's an easy to follow objective list bluntly telling you, build this, upgrade that, visit here and battle that. The dialog seems needless and just more clicking even if they could be reciting the best lines you've ever heard. The mission list is easy to follow, but after you click a mission, to open the objectives, then you need to close the list and do it, when the game could easily just have a button to instantly do it so you don't need to exit and find it. Of course if there was some easy click button it would cost nano pods.

In all, there is an actual game here its not just click to harvest, but there are other click harvest games and other tactical strategy games that seem deeper with better AI. It will keep you coming back day after day to harvest things and play, but make you feel like you're missing out when you don't have the better units that cost nano pods. The game gives you good units, but if you want more of those good units, you'll need nano pods. Without the potential for Team Fortress 2 characters, I would have lost interest.
Posted: September 21
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24 of 48 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Play it on your phone or facebook, don't waste your time with it on steam.

Posted: September 19
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21 of 50 people (42%) found this review helpful
114.8 hrs on record
I cannot believe so many people don't like this game. Battle Nations is my favourite game of all time, it has hundreds of units from you to choose from so every battle can be different. The game has these things called Nanopods which are 'premium currency'. You can choose to buy these to get special units, get limited-time units that become available every few weeks or the more wasteful option, use them to speed up production. Yes, this game requires you to wait a day for some things to build, but im sure patient people can wait for that. For all those people who have played for less than 2 hours at least and just decide, "Oh I dont like this game after five minutes, im gonna give it a bad review" you should not be allowed to review this game until you give it a chance. If you dont like waiting or turn-based strategy games this is not the game for you. Everyone else come and get some!

P.S. The most recent update added some Team Fortress 2 characters as units to make the gameplay that extra bit more fun.
Posted: September 20
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6 of 20 people (30%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Did not start the race, already lag
Posted: September 21
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6 of 34 people (18%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
i like the game because you can build on your own instead killing real players

im more killing bots than killing players :)


Posted: September 20
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373 of 470 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
It's essentially a Facebook game, full of shiney 'CLICK HERE TO FINISH THIS TASK INSTANTLY' buttons.
Posted: September 18
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