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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin review

The purest DS tactical game yet


  • Endlessly fun
  • Tuned and polished to perfection
  • Multiplayer with voice chat


  • Simpler than previous entries
  • Music ain't great
  • Will make you forget other games

This is a complete reboot for the Advance Wars series. Forget all those cheery day-glo tanks, female officers in skirts no bigger than dental floss and the pantomime COs; they%26rsquo;re all gone, buried under several feet of dust and asphalt. All that remains is a barren wasteland, shorn of structure, rules and regulations, the survivors cowering in makeshift communities as impromptu gangs loot and pillage the land. This isn%26rsquo;t the Advance Wars you know and love- Intelligent Systems%26rsquo; baby is all grown up, but retains the childlike charm that drew you to her in the first place.

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DescriptionThis is the complete package of tactical glory with a solid multiplayer and revamped gameplay that puts even the original to shame. A must-own for DS devotees.
Franchise nameAdvance Wars
UK franchise nameAdvance Wars
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor rating12+
Release date:23 January 2008 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:DS
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