Battle friends over air, land and sea in this epic WW2-themed battle strategy game.
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Mostly Positive (29 reviews) - 75% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (3,153 reviews) - 78% of the 3,153 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2014

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About This Game

"It’s 1942, and deep in the South Pacific your platoon of crack troops lands on a tropical island, but can you defeat enemy forces and hold your ground to fight another day?

You’ll need to act quickly in this action-packed, WW2-themed battle strategy game – Control air, sea, and land forces, build your garrison, battle against friends and create powerful allegiances!

  • Control troops, jeeps, tanks, boats and warplanes over air, sea, and land as you vie for superiority deep in the South Pacific
  • Build and improve your military might, and use it to raid and pillage enemy islands and capture their resources
  • Make sure you've a strong garrison - your enemies are itching to invade!
  • Exciting Real-time strategy and combat gameplay
  • Battle against friends in the fight for supremacy


System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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1,353 of 1,526 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
TO begin with, this is a Facebook game that is a clone of the popular Clash of clans. Unlike alot of Facebook games this DOESN'T have an energy bar, what it does have is gems (or gold in this case) that can be used to speed up construction of buildings or recruitment of soldiers, this currency is rewarded for free from achivements and leveling up. While gold can't be used to buy and premium troops (who would have boosted stats), whoever buys the most gold will have the highest level and more troops to use repeatedly, so its P2W.

In the settings there are three choices (count them 3!), Music on/off, Sound Effects on/off, and Connect to Facebook so you can play with your friends because using the Steam friend sytem would be to difficult to use.... -_-

Gameplay- Exactly like Clash of Clans, boring, and meant for mobile games.

My final rating- 1/10, the 1 for not having an energy bar, if it had an energy bar I would just uninstall Steam completely, everything in game can be gotten for free but the ones who drops $100's will be on top of the leaderboards, this game should of stayed on mobile/Facebook and never brought to Steam.

Do steam a favor and not give this game any cash, because if you do, MORE Facebook games will come to Steam trying to get the same kind of money out of you people.
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966 of 1,089 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
These kind of games should never end up on steam and should just stay on facebook/mobile phones.
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548 of 619 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
This game is absolute garbage. I am getting sick and tired of seeing these Mobile-To-PC ports showing up on Steam. The developers were so lazy that they didn't even change some of the words, because there are still words like "Tap" instead of "Click". This is literally just a mobile game, with MAYBE better graphics. I wouldn't know that though since you can't adjust any of the graphics. It has all of the micro-transaction as a regular mobile game, too. And I hope you like not seeing the bottom part of the game, because since there is no way of changing the resolution, the game gets cut off by your tool-bar. Don't even waste your time with this game. It's horrendous.
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434 of 494 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
This game is the same as the mobile version and if you do not want to waste your time and sanity then do not download this game! This game was originally made for Mobile phones however they have done nothing to improve the game or even change the game by adding additional features as the Windows, Linux or MAC are many times more powerful machines than a mobile phone...

In my honest opinion you should not download this game as its a point and click game that has very small features, making you wait for hours upon completion of building and the game itself has very simple strategy mechanics that are totally boring. However this game does suit people who like clicking based games as this game introduces simple tycoon mechanics and more of a casual game-play.

The storyline for this game needs work as they are not narrated and are very basic text. The main animations and sound of the game also needs improvement as they are not very appealing for PC users, the whole game has been recoded to work on the computer but no extra features have been added! Not even graphical improvements, no improvements on the whole story and the strategy side of this game is appalling.

Thank you for the game but I do not recommend it.
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387 of 444 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
It is Pay2Win, it is a game i started hating right with the tutorial and here is why.

Build this, build that and wait, it costs resources and time to build, with "gold ingots" aka ingame currency you can build faster, skip waiting time, that's all what the tutorial ingame is about, a bait-mechanic to trigger your "i-needz-teh-gold-ingots-and-pay-for-it-if-required-to-be-l33t-faster"-sense.

There are also other buildings that require gold ingots in order to be able to build them, if you don't have them, you could earn them by reaching achievements or pay for it - let's say 300 gold ingots for 1,99$.

Uninstalled and removed from my library, be very careful when you have kids with own money, it is a game that aims for ripping younger people off or people in general.
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134 of 142 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Don't fall for cheap pay-to-win-mobile-game-conversions for PC - Save the PC games industry!
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184 of 215 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Typical Mobile game or a "facebook game" -11/10
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148 of 167 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Obviously ported straight from iPhone or Android or something like that. Just another Clash of Clans.
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188 of 221 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Tapping into that extraordinarily familiar ground that Clash of Clans first revolutionized, Battle Islands is a briefly entertaining if slow-burning freemium strategy game. It’s a little too familiar to truly warrant much excitement but those keen for a World War 2 themed title will find more enjoyment.

Set in 1942, players control a platoon of soldiers as they attempt to establish bases on various tropical islands in the South Pacific. While the theme is slightly different from the norm, the gameplay remains much the same.

A brief tutorial guides one through the basics, which mostly relate to placing buildings and training troops. A barrier keeps players protected from enemy attack for a few days in order to give them a chance to be more established, but this is easily circumvented by the bloodthirsty. Once the tutorial is out of the way, structure is offered through a series of challenges that can be completed with the bonus being that they offer up gold bricks.

Gold bricks are essential here given that they’re the premium currency that affects how quickly projects are completed, among other things. While Battle Islands might seem initially generous with the gold bricks, they vanish quite quickly – leaving one quite restricted due to the plethora of timers.

Waiting around for various tasks to complete will be a regular part of one’s sessions with Battle Islands. It’s really quite slow going. Competing with opposing players is briefly fun, but it’s nothing new for the genre and plays it very safe.

It’s the theme that makes Battle Islands slightly more noticeable, with the World War 2 theme often proving more endearing than something fantastical. That’s sufficient for a brief play session but I’d be surprised if anyone found the game truly gripping for any length of time. It’s not that it does anything particularly badly, it’s just all too familiar.

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★½☆☆
Playtime Rating: ★★½☆☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆
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151 of 173 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
This is an IOS port of a cow clicker designed to get you to spend money and nothing else.
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Teletubbie :3
39.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
I downloaded the game because I kind of enjoy that kind of games (not their pay to win side though). After like 40 hours of gameplay I've regretted even bothering checking its trailer out.

First of all the ranking system is unbalanced... AF. What do I mean? Currently I'm level 35 and I was trying to gather 4 million crates to upgrade my command bunker. After I managed to gather more than 1 million every single player in the game started attacking me. Duh I know this is supposed to happen since I have a large amount of supplies but when the average level of players attacking you is between 75-120 and you're 35.... To be honest I don't even get the point of rankings since the only thing they do is just give you some extra crates after each victorious battle.

And here comes the fun part. Did you know that you can actually hack the game with Cheat Engine?! Yes Cheat ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Engine. Gotta love it when a level 20 guy drops like 7 mortar strikes in my base and when I check his base everything is upgraded to maximum. Best of all? There's no report option so here's a huge FU to the face of all you who want to play the game without cheating.

Even though there are actually many different units in the game only a couple of them are actually useful. So if you want a strong army all you have to do is to buy: Tanks (Tanky af and have highest dps comparing to any other land unit), Submarines/Warships (Submarines = Oneshot everything in the sea / Warships = Tank everything ) from naval units and Bombers from air units. On low level's it's pretty much like who has the most bombers wins. They are too tanky early and turrets cant shoot them down fast enough.

If you need to upgrade something that requires a lot of supplies then you have to pay for camoflage because you'll get attacked from every single player in the game. Otherwise you can just wait that they may get bored and stop attacking you somewhen since this will be the only way you will actually manage to gather the supplies (eveytime you get successfully attacked from an opponent you lose a specific amount of supplies, 200k in my case which was all the supplies I was earning in one day)

The only good thing about the game is that unlike other pay to win games this one actually doesnt force you to pay. Gold is kind of useless in terms of power. The only things you can do with it is buy more engineers (builders) for you base, boost the productivity of a factory for 1 hour or complete an upgrade without having to wait for many hours or days. There's no unit's power boosting option, in-battle reinforcements by using gold etc, so in a few words paying for the game is pointless since the high ranks mean literally nothing.

1/10 if you actually wanna play that kind of a game go for Stronghold Kingdoms, it's way better and offers more things to do in game.

P.S. Forgot to mention the exit game thingy. Every single time you try to exit the game, the game will actually crush. No matter if you press the X on top right or ESC> Leave Game the game will ALWAYS crush. 4 freaking months since I've downloaded the game and they still haven't fixed that bug. ggwp 9/11 for the crush
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2.6 hrs
Posted: October 13
bad game just another boom beach just with different spawn areas.
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Not Your Typical Gamer
3.8 hrs
Posted: October 3
Fun to play though you have to wait hours sometimes multiple days to finish upgrading different buildings on your island.
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11.0 hrs
Posted: October 3
Battle Islands is a slow-faced military simulation game
I'm still in early stage of the game, but like it so far

For F2P, no complaint
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13.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Like cloud raiders but more serious, I love it so far.
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6.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
10/10 this game is awesome also however everytime I exit the game it says the game couldn't respond or something like that so please fix.
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[WB] Wacky-alien32
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 20
a friendly fun World War theme game with some nice strategic elements

thanks to this game i start to get interested on this kind of games is really
fun it have a nice art style and the comunity is open and friendly

you should give it a try is pretty balanced and challenging
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4.3 hrs
Posted: September 19
i really enjoy this game surprisingly
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343.9 hrs
Posted: September 15
a very fun game it is slow pased and easy to play only issue i have is the ammount of hackers and cheat code users there are. i also think they need to make clans chat and activity tracking of clan members easier to follow so clans dont have dead wait nonactive players .
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 12
If it sucked any more I would use it for a vacuum cleaner
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