Swords & Soldiers II

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

53%

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Based on 17 critic reviews
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9 / 10.0
May 20, 2015

Although Swords and Soldiers II has a limited appeal for those of you who like to only game solo, it's a fine strategy title, and a perfect mix of brevity and depth. I'm likely still going to be learning the ins and outs of each army months down the line, which is a really great thing.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2015

Swords and Soldier II is a fantastic experience. It is filled with terrific gameplay, beautiful visuals, great music and sound, and laugh out loud moments. The lack of online is disappointing, and there are a few frustrating levels, but all things considered this is a must have for any Wii U owner with an interest in quality experiences – indie or otherwise. It is not a game everyone will love, but if you have even a passing interest in the genre, you owe it to yourself to give this game a second look.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2015

Swords & Soldiers II is a follow-up that is exciting for lovers of the original. With three factions containing fresh new faces, this game delivers at being fun solo or with your pals. While the single-player campaign could have longer and the game really deserves online multiplayer, there are still good times to be had for all. You will be in awe with the game's various mechanics and just how well this adventure looks.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2015

Swords and Soldiers II is an entertaining RTS game that doesn't take itself too seriously.  That being said hardcore RTS players might find this one a bit too "silly" for their tastes, though players new to RTS games might find it enjoyable, especially with the option to go through any stage on Easy Mode.  Either way, while not the best RTS game out there, it is an enjoyable one.

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May 20, 2015

Thanks to a hearty stew of old-school gameplay mechanics and a funny story, "Swords and Soldiers II,"is a worthy addition to the series and a solid RTS for any hungry for something different on the Wii U.

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8 / 10
May 21, 2015

Swords & Soldiers II is the sequel that the WiiWare classic truly deserves, and it represents a new-gen upgrade that shines as an example of genuine quality on the eShop. Its blend of 2D strategy remains fun and frantic, with just occasional moments where the pieces don't add up perfectly, while the whole title is polished and constructed with detail and care. With a hefty range of units and the freedom to tackle an entertaining campaign or create custom battles, it also offers plenty of premium value.

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8 / 10.0
May 28, 2015

Swords and Soldiers II is a unique take on real-time strategy gameplay that permutes the established formulas equally as much as it simplifies them. The result is an accessible—yet satisfyingly challenging—game which feels just as frenzied as the typical RTS title, but which can be enjoyed in bite-sized portions.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 3, 2015

Swords & Soldiers II has something to offer RTS veterans as well as those with zero experience with the genre. It's accessible without sacrificing depth, and varied without being needlessly intricate.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2016

Swords & Soldiers II is a game of beautiful graphics and a great charisma, accessible both for fans of the genre of real-time strategy and for those who have never ventured into this type of experience

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7 / 10
May 19, 2015

It's light on features, but Swords and Soldiers II is successful at boiling an RTS down to its entertaining essentials.

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