Rewrite history as you take control of the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs or the crafty Chinese in their global quest to win the favour of the Gods! Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling strategy game that lets you control an entire army and lets you wield devastating magical abilities.
User reviews: Very Positive (239 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 2, 2010

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About This Game

Rewrite history as you take control of the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs or the crafty Chinese in their global quest to win the favour of the Gods!
Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling strategy game that lets you control an entire army and lets you wield devastating magical abilities. Demolish your enemy’s castle at the end of these two-dimensional battlefields and lead your troops to victory!

Featuring:

  • Hours of single-player campaign gameplay.
  • Challenging skirmishes and frantic multiplayer matches that let you take the fight to your friends!
  • Several compelling challenge modes to unlock that will test your abilities to their limits in a bid for that one glorious high score!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
I got this from someone, as a trade. Totally worth it. I'm a indie lover and this is exactly what I love. It's simple, really cartoonish, and you don't get bored fast. The price I think is a little too big. Just wait for a 50-75% off and buy it.

Achievements are challenging, which is great. Not too easy, not too hard.

There aren't so many players who still play this game, but at a reasonably hour, you usually find a guy after a few minutes. They always beat the living shit out of me.

No cons.

9.7/10.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Cool little game, got it for free but I would have bought it :D
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2013
I expected very little of Swords and Soldiers (S&S), as it was an extra, unknown game in a Humble Bundle that started its life as a console game. I was pleasantly surprised!

S&S is a curious blend of two genres I don't usually enjoy: 2D side scroller and RTS. However, five minutes into the game, I could see through the cutesy graphics and I found a game of surprising challenge and deep gameplay. S&S is now available for tablet play, but it's far more challenging than the average casual tablet game.

Without going into the game mechanics, I'll briefly say that the challenge of S&S is about recruiting the right balance of each unit type into your army to make your forces competitive in groups. Also, staying focused on the big picture while also assisting your units at the strategic level. The game plays at a very brisk pace, which makes it difficult to manage all aspects of your forces at once.

The levels are bite-sized; about 5-15 minutes each, perfect for a game that was born as a mobile app. But the levels become increasingly more complex. A couple of hours into S&S, and you'll find a staggering number of things that you have to manage simultaneously. You have to juggle more and more types of units and one-off attacks to reach victory in each new level.

S&S also includes an online mode for playing competitively against friends.

If you like RTS games, give this a go. It's a pretty good game at a budget price.

As for me? Lesson learned: Play every game. I expected little, but Swords and Soldiers impressed me.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
a nice tug-of-war casual game :
+ cute art and animations.
+ funny (but silly) story.
+ a mission is only about 5-15 minutes.

with one BIG minus :
- cannot buy units / use skills with keyboard.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2012
Swords and Soldiers HD is another of these mobile-like games that's made it onto PC and it's immediately apparent when you play it that it was not created for any kind of sophisticated controller. Even this incredibly simple gameplay is in sore need of a keybinding or two.

That being it's not a terrible game. The simplicity does have some advantages and the cutesy humor helps you endure it.

It is however, not a game I'd recommend anyone buy at anything remotely close to what they're asking for it, it is basically a flash game made with the simplest of tools and there are many better alternatives in actual free flash games and mods for various strategy games.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I can honestly say this is an awesome game, only thing I wish it had was voice or ingame chat for online play... Sadly can't talk to those you are against to my knowledge unless I'm missing something. Either way, FUN. The humor itself is just hilarious.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2013
There are more axes then swords. I will let it slide this once.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Very cute, simple tower defense game that's easy to pick up and play.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2013
I had fun for a while, but the start of the second campaign really turned me off. If you already own it from a bundle, I'd say give it a shot and see if you like the gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2012
Addictive, intense and great replayability. Great for hardcore or just casual players.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2012
good game 6/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Time killing machine. Amazing graphics, funny story, great game. Also have multiplayer, so buy 1 copy for friend and kill your work time with him. One of the best "tower defence" games. But it's not right call this game "Tower defence", because defending it's a part of game. Other part it's offence.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Nice game...
Not bad at all. You get to play as 4 different factions and to conquer the Pepper :P

Nice graphics and mostly and awesome free skin for Awesomenauts for Voltar

6/10
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2013
This game is nothing more than an over priced flash game. For the campaign the AI doesn't even count it's gold income so you can suffer from a lack of gold, but the computer never will. This game offers little strategy, hope your troops will gather into a giant death ball and watch them clear the field. Would not recommend at all even on a sale.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2011
If you like real time strategy games but hate hate HATE clicking then I guess maybe this game's for you, it's kinda dumb as hell but at least you don't have to micro so hey there's that.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Buy it play it, laugh a lot. Classic Viking silliness.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2011
Swords and Soldiers is a ton of fun. It combines simple base building with fastpaced action. Your units have to fight incoming enemies and, most commonly, destroy the enemy base. You can't control your units yourself, but you can aid them with upgrades, spells and other specials. Things get intense pretty fast and it really keeps you on your toes, though it never gets unfair. The cartoon style and the humour add to the fun atmosphere of the game. Check it out, it's worth the money!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2010
Made by the original creators of de Blob, Swords and Soldiers is an extremely funny game that offers a great time forever. I had this on the WiiWare and it was a blast.

In short, I love this game and so will you. That's a Billy Mays guarentee.

Verdict: BUY IT!!!!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2011
Actually lots of fun, great for playing on the laptop while on the move.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2011
A fun 2D RTS that's simple. However TOO short in single player. Make sure you know friends that also have the game, it's pretty much unplayed online. The challenges modes are very hard but not impossible. Features a scoreboard to compare with other players.

Overall: 6.5/10(8/10 if it was longer)
1/10 online(...pretty much dead, would've been fun otherwise)
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