Command your TOY SOLDIERS in epic, action-packed battles.
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Release Date: 27 Apr, 2012

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About This Game

The Xbox LIVE® Arcade smash hit Toy Soldiers comes to PC!

Toy Soldiers is an action-packed strategy-based game in which players command antique WWI toy soldiers vying for control of the trench-filled battlefields of Europe. Deploy an exciting arsenal such as tanks, cavalry, biplanes, and flamethrowers in vintage WWI toy dioramas. Developed by Signal Studios, Toy Soldiers allows you to take control of individual units or control the entire battlefield from a strategic view. Integrating multiple game genres and world-class visuals, Toy Soldiers is a unique and action-packed entertainment experience!

Command your Toy Soldiers in epic, action-packed battles. Position your defenses and take direct control of your artillery to bomb the enemy positions, pilot your bi-plane against the enemy trench, or maneuver your tanks across No-Man’s Land and lead your Toy Soldiers to victory!

All DLC from the Xbox LIVE® Arcade hit is included!

The Kaiser's Battle DLC

Enjoy all new French inspired content with THE KAISER'S BATTLE! Take on the new experimental boss, The K-Wagen!

Invasion DLC

The British are bringing brand new secret weapons of tiny toy mayhem in Invasion!, the second add-on to Toy Soldiers from Signal Studios! Put on your Kaiser’s helmet and command the German Army against a mad menagerie of new antagonistic toys, including flying saucers, chivalrous knights, and the “Rolls Royce of the Sky,” the WWII Mustang. Defend Germany in a new Mini-campaign topped by the most calculating, head-strong boss of all (batteries not included)! Raise your saber, soldier, and lead the charge against… is that a spaceman? The Invasion has begun!

Content Activation

To activate Toy Soldiers after your purchase, launch Toy Soldiers and select 'Redeem Code' from the main menu. Then follow the instructions to redeem your content.

Alternatively, you can redeem Product Codes for the downloadable content at

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP (Service Pack 3) *
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1 GB Dedicated Graphics Card with Shader Model 3.0 or Higher**
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 Compliant Sound Card
    • Additional:Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows – Live
    • Additional:Internet connection is required for single player mode
    • OS:Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
    • Processor:2.0 GHz (Dual Core Recommended)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:2 GB Dedicated Graphics Card with Shader Model 3.0 or Higher**
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Additional:Internet connection is required for single player mode
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Tsar Nicholas II
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 June
Boy, this Battlefield 1 game is looking really great!
Can't wait for the full release!
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( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 June
Very fun indie game port.
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Posted: 20 June
Product received for free
LOVE IT! It's really cool!
Microsoft is a good game making company, they're suposed to be making windows 99! xD
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( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 May
More like Boi Soldiers, fighting is wrong, but this game is so so right. It's a lot of fun, cool concepts, and the game was kinda cool.
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( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 May
Its just awesome.
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( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 17 May
I bought it on sale and played it for a little over an hour and it just didn't click with me.

It's a nice little tower defense game with first person elements, but because it's a tower defense game it repeats itself fairly frequently.

The level design is nice and the unit animations are very good. But I just didn't feel a sense of progression or purpose behind the levels. It just feels like I'm roughly doing the same thing each time I play.

They try and spice it up by allowing you to control towers and aircrafts, but this didn't really do anything for me.

If you really like tower defense games, give this one a go and you might like it.

For me, I just didn't really connect with it.
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( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 15 May
It's like 5 year old me with plastic army men and a drive way.
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( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 30 April
Toy Soldiers, is a single-player tower defense game released in 2012. It was developed by Signal Studios and published by Microsoft. The game is set in World War I, which I believe is historically factual, and allows you, the player, to play as the British and Germans in the two main campaigns, and the French in the smaller third campaign. The idea of the game is you defend your Toy Box from enemies of waves. This is an very simple and neat independent game fit for the casual fan. This review will cover the campaign and level design, the gameplay, performance, the issues, and other minor details.

The campaign has four campaigns. The first is the main original campaign featuring 12 missions. You play as the British that defend your position against the attack Germans and their units. The second campaign is 12 missions and encompasses the same maps as the first campaign. The only difference is after the completion of the first campaign as the British, you play as the Germans that attempt to retake those positions in a tower defense manner. The third campaign is 3 missions and you play as the French defending against the Germans. The fourth is an additional 3 mission campaign that you defend against the Germans, which have alien-like units. The campaign's basically recount battles in World War I with backstory, meaning there is no original story. This is nothing bad as it is refreshing to have a game set in WW1. I particularly enjoyed the first and third campaign. The first campaign was very good primarily because it was original and enjoyable. For instance, the campaign had a variety of level designs that fit the historical aspect. The third campaign was fun as you were allowed to play as the British with different level designs. As you can tell, I highly liked this game as two campaigns out of three had various levels. Furthermore, the second campaign was sound, however it became very boring as it progressed that I did not finish it because it featured the same maps as the first campaign. While it was refreshing to have night battles and have it be more challenging, I found it highly repetitive. Also, it continued based off the first campaign. For instance, the first campaign required the British to defend against the Germans. The second campaign required the Germans to retake those British-held positions from the first campaign and then defend against a counterattack. I found that to be thoroughly well done. Lastly, I do commend the layout of all the maps, as it added to the game.

Toy Soldiers featured beautiful artwork alongside light-hearted animations of characters, which captured the overall bubbly feel of the game despite being set in WW1. Furthermore, the game allows you to control the units you build. For instance, I took screenshots in the battles and I had an artillery unit that I controlled and when it shot, one of the little troopers fell off the platform and had to climb back up, which was funny. The game features playable aircraft and tanks. This is a brilliant and immensely fun feature because one wave will have aircraft, so instead of having Anti-Aircraft units defend against the aircraft, you can launch your airplane and dogfight. It is limited to an extent as these aircrafts are not scripted to attack you, rather always attack your toy box and units. The controlling of units fits with the destruction graphics, as buildings, walls, trees, so forth can be destroyed, adding a layer of realism into the game. There are features in the game that I felt could have been expanded on or features that could have been added in the game. For instance, the first wave of every map has an army of your soldiers running onto the battlefield and attacking the enemy units. While this makes for a very cool visual, I felt this could have been expanded upon, just to add some variety into the gameplay. Furthermore, I assume the playability of tanks and aircraft was to counter the limited number of units in the game, as there were only five units in the game with three upgrades. I do somewhat like this approach as playable aircraft and tanks mix up the gameplay of the game, but maybe one-two more units would have benefitted the game. Lastly, the game would have highly benefitted from a feature that is normal in the tower defense genre, the ability to choose what soldiers our units should attack. For example, I should have the ability to 'tell' my mortar team to attack the last units in its range. I felt this slightly hurt the game.

The game has a very nice soundtrack that expresses the nature of WW1 and the music within the years of WW1. Within the game, the soundtrack does frequently glitch when controlling units and through the animations. This is nothing too damaging, though it can get annoying.

I had very little performance issues with the game. For the most part, I had a solid 60 FPS. Only one occurrence I dropped to 55+.

There are some minor issues with the game other than the ones already documented. Things that made the game much more harder was the bug where I could not build a unit on a very important placement. Moreover, there was no saves while in battle, which is very annoying, as things like crashes and little mistakes in-game would have required you to start from the beginning.

Toy Soldiers is a simple and nice game. It features fun gameplay elements and enjoyable campaigns. It correctly executes the little things that spice up the game like the animations of soldiers, the playability of aircrafts, and the soundtrack of the game. This game is good, but it has potential to be even better by fixing the issues, expanding on the core gameplay, and differentiating the second campaign. I played most of this game in 10 hours, though I would say with finishing all campaigns and achieving the extras like achievements, a person can probably get up to 20 hours with the game. At $9.99, I would recommend this game, however, I do not because there is a sequel titled 'Toy Soldiers: Complete'. The Complete edition has Toy Soldiers and the sequel Toy Soldiers: Cold War, and more and is priced at $15. I totally recommend skipping this and buying the Complete edition.

Campaign: 7.5/10
Gameplay: 7.75/10
Sound: 7/10
Performance: 10/10
Replay ability: 6.5/10
Overall: 7.75/10

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83 of 100 people (83%) found this review helpful
100 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: 17 September, 2015
this is the part of toy story they never told you about.
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: 11 May, 2014
My all time favourite tower defence game! it's really fun and the WW1 setting is great, you can direct control of towers or individual unites eg tanks! there are 3 campaigns, you can play as Britain,France or Germany. the game also has some bonus missions.
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52 of 64 people (81%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: 17 February, 2015
this is the part of toy story they didnt tell u about
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: 21 November, 2014
this game got me off guard :D i was placing it into my cart awaiting a simple Tower defence game... it is AWESOME some vehicle controls are clunky but the overal idea of placing turrets and at times manning your favorites is AWESOME and actually the battles are EPIC. the first time your enemy charges your lines makes you forget these are only toy figures. the fight is visceral and the whole has a real good war feeling.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: 5 September, 2013
This game surprised me by how much fun it is. A simple strategy played with toy soldiers that somehow just reels you in. Very easy to pick up, yet it also provides a great challenge. You have three campaigns you can do, each with their own special perks in them. You also have the ability to control airplanes as well as sniper towers and tanks to help yourself out when things get a little overwhelming. It's a fun and quite frankly adorable game with a humorous story and loads of action. Without a doubt one of my favorite strategy games.
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: 8 April, 2015
I could never really sum up how great this game is. I was one of the first people to buy this on the xbox, i even read the article that gameinformer posted pre-launch. I loved the idea and i played hours and hours of this game on the 360. Now i can play even more on the pc regardless, this game is so crafty and the soundtrack is absolutly BEAUTIFUL! I loved it so much i made a playlist in windows media player for when i feel old-timey. This game is just great and i highly suggest you get it. Its a great casual and strategic game :)
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: 1 January
Gameplay is 10/10. an awesome Tower defense game with challenging hoards of enemies and very Neat levels. Trench warfare is always Legendry and the artilary and Weapons you have and are able to control make this a fun game. The game is also Very Strategic at a harder difficulty and it isn't just mindless Shooting. So purchase This game m8s !!!
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: 20 June, 2014
This game is awesome!!! I bought it on sale for the heck of it and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. There is a lot of variety. You can control your turrets to mow down advancing enemies, fly plains, drive tanks, and snipe from watch towers. The game has a lot to offer if you have 6 bucks to spare buy it now. You won't regret it.

-Heart of Stone
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: 23 November, 2014
I'm going to say it. I Hate Tower Defense. However, I loved this game. It is a new spin on the tower down Tower defense. You have the ability to take control of your turrets leading to hours of fun by hitting groups of infantry with a massive howitzer shell. The match starts you with a few seconds to a minute to prepare then the whistle is blown and both sides infantry charge. You have the ability to take control of the default defense, a Sniper tower, which provides a great overview, and chances to pick off pesky stragglers. On top of that, you have the ability to control authentic tanks, each equipped with a main cannon and Nossles on the side that fire gas or flames, or control Fighter-Bombers to shoot bomb enemy planes, Barrage balloons or bomb enemy formations. You can even control authentic looking Bombers with forward and backward facing machine guns. The bomber is equipped with a massive amounts of bombs that replenish after around 5-10 seconds. Great for taking out columns of infantry...or enemy artillery positions. That's right. On some missions, the enemy will have tower defense just like you, making building yours or destroying there's a lot more difficult.

Now let's get to the boss. This game has some interesting bosses, that keep in the time period. Some are failed products, some are only concept some are straight out of the developers minds.

With 10 hours plus, and I still haven't beat the other campaigns, this game is always fun, whether replaying old levels on Elite, where turrets you control only fire to playing just for fun, this game will be hours of fun.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: 15 June, 2015
What more can you want from a game? This was one of those rare moments of buying something out of the blue, and genuinely enjoying every moment.

Get this if you want some strategic fun.
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