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.
User reviews: Mixed (1,536 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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February 9

Anytime PvP Rules Update

Our latest Battle Nations update features gameplay enhancements to Anytime (asynchronous) PvP battles.

These include:
● Maximum of two of the same unit in defensive and offensive battles
● Matchmaking improvements for level 70 players

Thank you for your continued support. See you on the battlefield, Commander!

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November 12, 2014

Battle Nations 4.5 - SHIP JUST GOT REAL, COMMANDER.

Naval warfare has landed in Battle Nations. Strengthen the might of your military with naval units including deadly battleships, gunships, destroyers, submarines and more. Destroy enemies with new attacks including depth-charges and torpedoes. Never leave the thrill of battle, in addition to live combat, you can now fight in all new, asynchronous player vs. player mode. Take to the seas and participate in all new, explosive NAVAL WARFARE!

This powerful new update includes:
• All new humorous cast of naval characters and storyline missions;
• Naval attack and defensive units
• Naval buildings and decorations to strengthen your cities
• Defeat the powerful new Boss, the Dreadnaught
• Always find an opponent to challenge and earn endless rewards in an all new asynchronous player vs. player mode

Note: All new Naval content and campaigns unlock at level 25.

Unleash the might of your army on any who dare oppose you. See you on the high seas, Commander.

This update also includes performance updates & behind the scenes improvements. To read full update details, please visit: http://www.battlenations.com/whatsnew.

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Reviews

“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

About This 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!

“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
893 of 1,124 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
It's essentially a Facebook game, full of shiney 'CLICK HERE TO FINISH THIS TASK INSTANTLY' buttons.
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266 of 333 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Battle Nations has a lot going for it, great art, simple combat and the Steam version has 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 per level you achieve.

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, on your side, 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. If all of your units are out of ammo or 'cooling down,' you can 'pass' a turn.

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 once, then the enemy goes, then you go. Like a game of chess where you only do one attack instead of a RPG that might have your entire party take a turn before the enemy gets its turn. 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. Units that are not 'injured' get full health for the next battle, which is great. It seems like a courtesy when everything is click heavy.

When units get enough experience from battles, they can be promoted (leveled up), which takes X amount of hours. Once upgraded, they have improved stats, other bonuses and even additional attacks. It adds some nice depth to a simple game and rewards players who put in the time or nano pods.

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. In PvP each player gets 20 seconds to take a turn, which keeps the battle active. When you've used a unit in a Player vs Player battle, you can no longer use that unit for X number of hours until they 'return,' but if you use nano pods... This makes a need to buy more units from your barracks and pay nano pods for the better units. If you accomplish a mission while in a player vs player battle it kicks you out of the battle, denying you a victory bonus. The plus side is that if a unit dies in battle against another player, you don't need to restore them from the hospital. They just come back with the others fully healed.

It is player vs player that I enjoy, that keeps me coming back every 2+ hours to play it. Facing real people and having to chose, do I make an A+ team to take on an unknown team and have only C units for my next team? Or do I make two B+ teams for two battles? Usually I can win the first two battles, before my good units are used up. The good units are the ones that cost nanopods, but the game gives you one or so of each good unit, so you know just how good they are compared to the rest. When those good units die outside of player vs player, they cost a lot of gold + metal to heal them in the hospital. With that in mind, I rarely use my good units in non PvP.

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 5+ 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.' I started taking screenshots of them and I wonder if Steam will bust me for screenshots of spam, when its in game.

The game also seems a little crash heavy, I've got 3 computers that I play this on and while some crashes seem to be random, it crashes pretty consistently when I try to view detailed information on a unit. If others are having this problem, it can prevent them from getting beyond level 6.

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 the future I'd appreciate easier clicking so I don't have to scroll around to find everything and click on it. Any developer could easily make a long list of 'countdowns' so that I can easily see what's doing what and a harvest everything button that has been cooled down, but again that would probably cost nano pods to do something so courteously easy for the player. I guess being convenient for a player doesn't generate revenue.

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.
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340 of 465 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
it's is a facebook game on steam.
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117 of 171 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Facebook game on steam does not work they basicly copied the code of the iphone game and put it on a computer crashes are non stop and they did not even change the text of the iphone game instead of it saying click to do this thing it says tap to to this thing it sucks you in with its TF2 characters inside it and punches you across the face with its extremely boring and repetitive gameplay mehcanics they need to masively update this for computers or they should cut they're loses and remove this from steam. 1/10
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109 of 169 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
Its just a p2w cow clicker "game" nothing more nothing less
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60 of 91 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Ok really, game crashes, yells at me that 'session changed', logs me out, and when i try to relog with my user - it throws same messages at me. It's a bugfest, then again - what do you expect from a facebook game developer.
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37 of 52 people (71%) found this review helpful
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Early Access Review
Game is rigged so you have to purchase the nanopods for extra troopers or the enemy attacks get so strong as to give you no way to win - you end up have your best troops defeated time and time again (even when you outnumber then in a sure victory - they get multiple critical hits, destroying your units. When advancing troop levels, researched new abilities but couldn't use them (thus wasting the cost of the research) until the unit could use a new ability (which has yet to unlock and there is no user guide to give you any indication on how to do it or when it will happen.

Game is being deleted
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38 of 55 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
76.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
At first the game feels really demanding with the premium content, but you can actually live without it for a certain time, but if you actually want to enjoy the PvP system the game is 100% pay to win.
How to get fun in this game: Forget about PvP if you arent going to waste up to 50 dollars.
I can understand most of the cooldowns of this game, but waiting 2 hours for each fight betwen friends and random pvp games its just pathetic.

Im seriously sad about the amount of time invested in this sad game.....
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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
This game is a nice strategy game, but I never see any point in playing it. It tries to get you tied in with the story, but I can never connect with it. The game is better fit for IOS devices, and should try focusing their attention there.
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59 of 101 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
I expected at least an average game. This game was mediocre at best. 0/10, this game is horrid. Everything from the UI to the combat mechanics sucks. Those 2 topics are also just about the only aspects of the game.
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42 of 70 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
this game suck and no one should play this creep of pay to win game and play a good free to play like tf2
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Turning out to be a bit of a con. this is a good idea spoiled by greed. Nanopod prices are daylight robbery.you want to make money from a game you don't charge silly money for what is basically nothing. I am going to delete this game and i would not recommend it to anyone until they stop charging the earth for their most important currency in the game and constantly creating situations that means you have to buy it if you want to progress in the game. If you were to spend £69.99 on any other you would get the full game with the rewards built in and a season pass as well. You would have to be incredibly gullible to spend the excessive amounts of money these developers are asking for so you could enjoy the game . If they slashed the prices they would get more players staying and not getting pissed off at these shabby obvious tactics.
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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
299.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
While I enjoy playing this game, there are many issues with it on Steam client. Support for this game is slow to get to issues and often time ignore requests for help in the support forums. Crashes are frequent and new patch (4.5) cannot be uploaded at this time for me. Have spent two days trying to uninstall then install game and it does not work.
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33 of 57 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
I think there is a bug, I can even change troop when in a battle on the first battle against the raiders.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
the game dont let me select an trooper and its just kept staying on the first trooper and i have to keep skipping turn till i hit to no ammo. I never been given any controls for direction on selecting an troop and attack. That game is broken.
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22 of 37 people (59%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Its a very fun game but it crashs WAY TOO MUCH
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96 of 178 people (54%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
234.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
It's like Farmville but for men.
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35 of 62 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Play it on your phone or facebook, don't waste your time with it on steam.

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59 of 109 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
no
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
I'll start by saying that this is not my type of game but I gave it a shot due to TF2 characters being in it.. yeah probably not the best of ideas. The game is basically a Facebook or mobile game where you have to pay to speed up the progress or wait X amount of time before you can advance by earning more "nanotechs". A few of the missions even require that you use the nanotechs in order to finish the mission, well guess what, if you don't have them available and you want to advance you can always pay this small fee to buy them.. Gee Thanks! The TF2 characters aren't unlockable until you're a lvl 10 or roughly 5.5 hrs into the game. I decided that even though I love TF2 I can't sink more time into this trite game than I already have. The gameplay isn't completely bad and I could see it being somewhat fun but I refuse to succumb to the "pay to play" mechanic that has been plagueing games since Devs/Publishers learned they can suck people dry by adding microtransactions. I can't believe Valve even agreed to let their characters be in this game.
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