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 (1,440 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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November 12

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
772 of 977 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
It's essentially a Facebook game, full of shiney 'CLICK HERE TO FINISH THIS TASK INSTANTLY' buttons.
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201 of 247 people (81%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
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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262 of 361 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
it's is a facebook game on steam.
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73 of 107 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
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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74 of 113 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Its just a p2w cow clicker "game" nothing more nothing less
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60 of 90 people (67%) found this review helpful
234.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
It's like Farmville but for men.
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40 of 56 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
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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36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Early Access Review
No... just..... just..... no.... Why the hell would steam accept a browser game on here? shame....
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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
76.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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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46 of 72 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
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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29 of 43 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
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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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
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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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
104.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
not bad at all....
just forget about those premium items and play.
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49 of 85 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
no
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Early Access Review
This is a mobile "Strategy" (Tap, wait 8 hours, tap) game ported to PC. If you are OK with that, go ahead and DL this. If you'd rather not, skip it. I am the latter.

I don't know or care if it's pay to win, the genre is very boring to me and I hoped this was going to be closer to Advance Wars, but it is not.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I've been playing this game on my phone for a while, and it showed little to no bugs. However, the PC version has a ton of bugs with battles. Sometimes, I'd see invisible units (mainly the gunner) and frequent crashes. Crashes mainly happen when I view a unit's info during a battle, this can get pretty annoying to see what a unit's ability works, how much damage it does and etc.
Besides the crashes, it's pretty fun.
It's a strategy game + long term building (found in games such as Clash of Clans) + turn-based battles.

Pros
-Many different ways to earn resources (aside from "collectors" from other games)
-A lot more units to use compared to other games
-A map system, a guild (a clan-like system), and the ability to help out your friend's base
-Can be played on multiple platforms (You can log on to the computer, and play later on your smartphone)
-Free to play

Cons
-Frequent crashes (based off of my experience)
-Forced In-game purchases (A lot of frequent ads, and some builds require "Nanopods" which are the purchasable resources, and sometimes some builds would ask a heap of them.
-Some bugs that aren't very problematic, but can be annoying

Although this game was released pretty recently, they should've spent more time testing the game before release.
I recommend getting the mobile version, but this game is still playable on PC.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
130.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Battle Nations is an amazing game, I love the soldiers and vehicles you can get in it. The enemies could be a bit better considering that I've been fighting Lvl. 35 Infected since Lvl. 15, that's a bit OP and it set me back a lot. Although this is a really good game, it could go without all of the best stuff being Nanopods only, it makes it seem like a bad game making you spend real life money just to get good units and new abilities for your ranked up units. Other than that, it is a really good game that is both fun and strategic, the entire storyline of it is hilarious, they main characters are always funny. I especially loved Tronk, that guy got a lot of laughs and I'm glad to have played this game for the funny and ridiculous moments.
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31 of 55 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
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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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
196.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Battle Nations has the potential to be a very awesome game. I say potential because in it's current state as an obvious pay to cheat game it is aganozingly obvious it is skewed to suck coins out of your pocket and all teh advertising to do so is somewhat annoying. It is just enough of a tease to get you enjoying it, then when you reach around level 6 it becomes so obvious you will never go anywhere in the game without paying the high rates of extorttion in order to be able to play on anything like a level playing field. So, unless you have tons of cash to dump into this game I suggest you go buy a cheap game because you will only be waisting your time here for what is untimately going to be very dissappointing.
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