Battle it out on the proving grounds and get ready for Future Wars. Similar to classic titles such as Advance Wars and Battle Isle, the game takes strategy gaming away from the micro-management overkill that it has become and using simple, proven rock-paper-scissors principles, reopens the genre to everyone.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (265 reviews) - 27% of the 265 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 7, 2010

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About This Game

Battle it out on the proving grounds and get ready for Future Wars.
Similar to classic titles such as Advance Wars and Battle Isle, the game takes strategy gaming away from the micro-management overkill that it has become and using simple, proven rock-paper-scissors principles, reopens the genre to everyone.
With a modern 3D engine providing the graphics, a proven, easy to learn, but difficult to master set of rules surrounded by an engaging plot and challenging gameplay, the game will appeal to newcomers and hard-core gamers alike.
Also available is unlimited access and infinite possibilities to mod the game through open data structure, open scripts and an easy-to-use editor.

Features

  • Modern 3D graphics & proven gameplay embedded in an engaging and sometimes, humorous plot
  • Infinite modding possibilities through open data structure, open scripts and editor
  • Novel and unique game modes such as AI vs. AI or play-by-email
  • Rock-paper-scissors principle makes Future Wars easy to learn but difficult to master
  • In-game achievements allows for hours of replay to acquire top honors

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: Pentium D 3.0 GHZ or capable processors
    • Memory: 1GB (2GB for multiplayer)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600XT or capable graphics adapter supporting PixelShader 2.0 or nVidia Geforce 8800GTS or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500MB space free
    • Sound: DirectSound® compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.13GHZ or better
    • Memory: 1GB (2GB for multiplayer)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600XT or capable graphics adapter supporting PixelShader 2.0 or nVidia Geforce 8800GTS or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500MB space free
    • Sound: DirectSound® compatible
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (265 reviews)
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lesslucid
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
I'd really like to have a good Advance Wars clone available on Steam, but this isn't it. The clunky, ugly 3D graphics are a huge step back compared to the clear and functional 2D graphics of the original, and it's far less intuitive to grasp the relative strengths and weaknesses of the units because they're not called "infantry" or "tanks" or the like. In short, it's an incompetent clone of a great game.
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MiniMiner
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
it wont work and for the 2 hours it did it sucked
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Lying_Lynx
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
Looking for a good strategy game? Well then turn away because this game is not a good one.

Reason Juan: Super slow combat
Reason Too: No big tactical difference between vehicles
Reason Tree: No resource collecting besides money
Reason For: Short story

Opinion: This game is too easy and you get no feel of accomplishment for beating it.
I would only recommend this to people who are starting turn based strategy games.
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GBNK2 Ghost | www.SkinsVault.com
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
Like who the fu*k made this game? That person might want to rethink their life. This is by far the worst game i've ever play
in my existence. This game was gifted to me, so thank Buddha that I didn't buy it.
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Knox, The cereal molestor
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
0/10 would not bang with spoons in ♥♥♥♥
does not work
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Reslain
( 18.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 11, 2015
I had hoped for advance wars, and honestly it wasn't what i got, still I'm not sure i can actually recommend the game unless you absolutley have to play every advance wars style game you can find.
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Mr. Nasty Sack
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 18, 2015
Once I figured out how to play, I enjoyed this game.
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Slash8784
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 15, 2015
Bought when it was $0.50 as a gag gift for 6 friends.
The installed it, launched it, and then had to go through the process of uninstalling and removing it from their libraries.

10/10
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❤Ady
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 14, 2015
if u like old games.. like that with strategy.. this is ur game.. i mean for waste time is the best one!
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hazenbriggs
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 23, 2015
This game is awesome! I am a big fan of both the Advance Wars games on Nintendo DS, and this game captures that experience with better graphics. I have wanted a third Advance Wars for years, and finally got it. I don't miss multi-player at all. The campaign and stand-alone scenarios are great. The only negative for me is, I'm sure when I get to the end of the campaign I'll wish there were more.
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a WolF living amongst the sheep
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17, 2015
Very, Very disappointing. I was told before release that this game was made by the same guys that had created one of the all time best turn based strategy games ever in "Advanced wars" which was made for nintendo gameboy advance.
What we received was a beat down, generic, shallow game. Lacking any polish or interest, even from the very first tutorial stage you will realize how far backwards a game of such legend can come.
Graphics are stale, units are extremely limited and generic. Whilst it "may" keep some people entertained for a short period, i surely doubt it.

Do not buy.

Seriously, if the devs of this game put in some effort and released a modernised version of advanced wars, they would make millions. From the quirky commanders with special abilities to air and naval battles. The game was fantastic for the era. Please consider putting some effort into any future games.
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Vaporwave Michael Rosen
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30, 2015
Garbage game. Multiplayer by email. This isn't the Advance Wars clone you're looking for, it's beyond terrible and an incompetent game at that. It is false advertising.

Do not consider.
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NightOwl69
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24, 2015
Great turn-based strategy game. Love it.
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nitronuke
( 27.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
I rather enjoyed this game, how ever the playability would be greatly enhanced with keyboard hot keys. (space to end turn, arrows to change units, ect)
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Duck
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16, 2015
Could someone teach me how to turn this game on? I can't figure it out. Is there a trick to it?
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dobbs2000
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18, 2015
*Note* I got this on a coupon

This game when I first loaded it made my computer crash and have multiple errors afterwards. After that occurred, I did not hesitate to uninstall the game.

- 2 months later -

I had decided to reinstall the game. This time it actually didn't crash my computer! However, the AI had no idea what it was doing and made this game seem very unfinished to me. I never played again. Maybe some day the game will be blessed and be better, because this game has potential. Who knows when that day will come?

Overall Rating : 4/10

Recommendation : No

Reason: Has potential,but seems very unfinished

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walhi_llama
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10, 2015
I payed a dollar for this game.

I still feel like I got ripped off.
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A Weapon to Surpass Metal Gear
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1, 2015
It doesn't even have online multiplayer. I'm serious. I bought this game when it was on sale for a dollar for my friend and I, and when we tried to set up a multiplayer match it's gave us play by mail. Not even an option to set up our own server. I had to google "play by mail", because I had never heard the term, and found out that it was literally playing over mail. We were not going to work that hard for a ♥♥♥♥ game.
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ritch
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12, 2015
worst boku no pico simulator
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Patron1972
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12, 2015
The mouse interface is awful. Unplayable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
I'd really like to have a good Advance Wars clone available on Steam, but this isn't it. The clunky, ugly 3D graphics are a huge step back compared to the clear and functional 2D graphics of the original, and it's far less intuitive to grasp the relative strengths and weaknesses of the units because they're not called "infantry" or "tanks" or the like. In short, it's an incompetent clone of a great game.
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200 of 238 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
You decided out of good reasons not to have a one-session online multiplayer mode. As in more complex maps, turns can take up to an hour, it just does not make sense to us. a Dev said,

This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. If we want to spend a couple hours in a game why not let us. I know it may not be for everyone but the option should still be there. Especially since the game claims to have online multiplayer. This is borderline false advertising. As even if you are passing your save back and forth you are still only playing single player. No real time play or competitiveness. And you have to use outside software. This ruins the game. The ignorance of the developers to assume this would be enough is just that, ignorant.
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144 of 171 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Multiplayer means turn-based play-by-email or hot seat.
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121 of 140 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Just a bad rip off of Advanced wars, the game is way to easy the only mission that is actully a challenge you get stopped halfway through.
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64 of 67 people (96%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
Future Wars < Advance Wars

(seriously, the rest of this is just going to explain that point)

I enjoy the genre that this game is. I mean... is trying to be. The problem is, this game has nothing original in it. Its a copy paste of Advance Wars for the Gameboy Advance... except even more dull. Now before you get harsh on me, I actually ...kinda... like this game. Ive played it, I have tried to enjoy it. I have had people comment on why I enjoy self torture for playing it. So, I have given it a chance.

Problem 1: This game is a multiplayer turn based strategy where the single player slowly teaches you in 16 missions how to play multiplayer. ...There is no real multiplayer to play.. Also, I could probably teach you how to play in like 4 missions.. maybe if I am going slow. For those of us who have the game and have played the genre, we knew by mission 4 or whatever how to use indirect units.. we knew they couldn't move and attack the same turn, we didnt need 2 missions for the different ranges of indirect units.

Problem 2: THIS GAME IS BORING AND SLOW. I have spent hours, playing 1 single mission because the AI refuses to die even when I have 30 tanks and it has maybe 2. Everything has a damage cap of like 35% damage. I could drop a nuke (not actually in this game, but if it was it would suck) and it would do ..meh, on a good day, 50% damage. So if both sides have plenty of units (which all need selected, moved, and attacked with every single turn) it takes.. forever. I turned off the enemy turn animations and the game still takes hours. Its insane.

Problem 3: There is nothing in this game. Imagine a chess game with only pawns. Oh, you can get big pawns and cool looking pawns, but there are no queens or bishops. Wouldn't that be a boring game of chess that you'd be like "man, lets go play a real chess match" ..long story short and to cut the metaphor.. thats this game.

TL:DR - don't bother, this game sucks. ..and its sad too, because I would love to see this type of game done well.
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51 of 54 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
If you are REALY want something that is exactly like like Advance Wars you may not be fully disappointed, because this game is exactly like that only (slightly) worse in every respect. The AI is ♥♥♥♥, the story and drawings smell of cheap, the tutorial is misleading, the unit design makes no sense, the UI is ugly and unresponsive with occasional glitches, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ options menu, there are no fight or capture animations, no unit merging, I could go on and on. I myself only bought this because I got a 75% coupon and I still kind of regret the 1,25 EUR I spent on it. It has hotseat mode which is really the only positive thing I can say about it.

Bottom line:
Avoid it. Even if you are desperate for some AW-style hotseat combat don't pay more then 1.5 bucks...
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109 of 151 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
A pile of ♥♥♥♥. If you bought this cause you were longing for some Advance Wars like gameplay, TOO ♥♥♥♥ING BAD. This steaming pile of dogshit fails in every single aspect and my god the AI is awful.

0/10, regretting my purchase.
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60 of 74 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
At least my Recycle Bin enjoyed this game.
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
This game seemed to be interesting, but sadly failed on so many levels. Having been compared to Advance Wars, I was expecting a lot more out of the game than it gave me.

The plot was uninspiring, the characters at least as much. The art, animations and unit design also leads much to be desired. Complemented with bugs, and a lack of other Advance Wars features mean that even Hot Seat and Editing fail to make this enjoyable and engaging.

Much regret on my part for buying this game...
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I got this on a coupon. I can't even remember what I paid, but it certainly wasn't much. Now, I'm not going to pretend that this is the outright worst game ever made, especially amongst these other reviews, but make no mistake; This is a bad game.

There were some genuinely fun moments, and those were when the game played to its strengths, forcing me to take into account terrain, vehicle strength and driving distance. That's it.

The bad:
The AI doesn't know what to do with itself, choosing to focus on the nearest threat and hammer away, turning most battles into an endurance test where the player must repeat a working technique over and over (17 campaign missions). I wouldn't complain about this, but for strategy games, depth is needed, and there is very little to be had here, so working with a limited number of options (both in game and in the menus) as long as the game can last is just tedious. A few levels into it, I finally activated the option that removed the pointless driving animations, but everything still took so freaking long. Having to watch the enemy cycle through every one of their units, watch battles exponentially slow because health is directly tied to damage output, and having to make "selections" when there is only one option for an available action is just boring.

The campaign story cutscenes are hardly worth mentioning. The characters are vapid, their "personalities" cliché and unrelatable. However, I really shouldn't be criticizing the story, as it seems that it was just developed around the game. There is nothing wrong with that, but it can be done a lot better than this.

Normally, I'd uninstall a game from my computer when I've gotten all the Steam achievements for it. There are none for this game, thank God. Instead, the game offers in-game "achievements" for beating levels under certain conditions, which rewards the player with concept art that can be found in a few minutes on the internet. It's not amazing work, but even being the completionist I am, this gave me little incentive to keep playing. As such, and due to some things mentioned further down, this is going to be one of the few games which I will never touch again.

A bit of replay value can be found outside of the campaign, in the form of simple maps that can just be played to your heart's content... y'know, if that appeals to you. The multiplayer, on the other hand, is outdated and dead, and that needs no further explanation.

Everything else is downright broken. I had to look on the forums for an explanation on how to get it running, which is no biggie. I've had to do that with plenty of other games. Then I opened the level editor, which should be the saving grace of any mediocre grid-based game. It crashed. Worse yet, I couldn't open the game afterward. I'm certain that looking for a solution or just reinstalling would remove that fiasco, but at this point I just don't even feel like doing it. I really do not.

In a term, it's "wasted potential". Most of the game is not worth playing, and the few moments that are worth experiencing can be found in almost any other strategy game.
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64 of 91 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
In the Future there is a War where robots knock out all the lights, leaving only lame electronic music to guide the way.

An interesting concept where the player must hold Alt and press Tab as he frantically tries to escape the blinding robots of the future, but there is no escape!
I was quickly confronted with the boss robot who had me holding down my power button in order to escape him.

A fascinating game that shows off a unique control scheme.

Rating: < 0
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
I got this game for 99 cents as a curiosity, but was very dissapointed. I'd say the biggest problem I have with the game is that it is customized for slower computers so I can't play it on my computer. Every turn feels like I'm draggng my feet through a hurricane that's pushing me backward slowing my pace to a crawl. As far as the gameplay goes, overall its not really too bad, but it is just a mediocre rts game that may have had a lot of potential if it had better game mechanics. My recomendation is not to buy this game, If its 99 cents and your curious and have some money to waste check it out, as its not atrocious just sub par and plauged by that awful issue that the game seems to move as slow as humanly possible.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
Holy crap...

I love turn-based strategy, but this game is absolutely terrrible. The interface is abysmal (all clicking...only one hotkey). I thought for sure that this game would be good or at least passable, but omfg I was wrong. Honestly, I bought it for a buck, and I still wish I could return it, just so the devs don't get their cut for a game like this.

I read the reviews and thought I would give it a chance...don't make the same mistake I did.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
What and absolute piece of crap, its so bad it would be hilarious if it werent for the 70 cents i wasted buying this abomination.
After seeing all the negative reviews i though, come on, it cant be THAT bad, well, i was wrong.
Seriously dont buy it, go and emulate advance wars instead.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2013
Imagine Advance Wars. Imagine Advance Wars with tedious controls and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ story and a fraction of the depth. You are now imagining Future Wars.

Not even once.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
Very, Very disappointing. I was told before release that this game was made by the same guys that had created one of the all time best turn based strategy games ever in "Advanced wars" which was made for nintendo gameboy advance.
What we received was a beat down, generic, shallow game. Lacking any polish or interest, even from the very first tutorial stage you will realize how far backwards a game of such legend can come.
Graphics are stale, units are extremely limited and generic. Whilst it "may" keep some people entertained for a short period, i surely doubt it.

Do not buy.

Seriously, if the devs of this game put in some effort and released a modernised version of advanced wars, they would make millions. From the quirky commanders with special abilities to air and naval battles. The game was fantastic for the era. Please consider putting some effort into any future games.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 27, 2014
Bad clone of Advance Wars ...
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
*Note* I got this on a coupon

This game when I first loaded it made my computer crash and have multiple errors afterwards. After that occurred, I did not hesitate to uninstall the game.

- 2 months later -

I had decided to reinstall the game. This time it actually didn't crash my computer! However, the AI had no idea what it was doing and made this game seem very unfinished to me. I never played again. Maybe some day the game will be blessed and be better, because this game has potential. Who knows when that day will come?

Overall Rating : 4/10

Recommendation : No

Reason: Has potential,but seems very unfinished

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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
I bought this game for 50 cents on a steam deal and I regret it. I thought it was a steal for me to buy this for 50 cents, but i was dead wrong. Don't buy this.
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