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 (266 reviews) - 27% of the 266 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 (266 reviews)
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Sucram
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Advanced Wars, but with a terrible UI, bland graphics, a dull story and all the fun removed.
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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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Choke-lahoma City Fan Est. 08'
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
201 of 239 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