Armello Reviews

Armello is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
89 / 100
Sep 24, 2015

Armello is a tabletop-style computer game that blends the two genres together in a near perfect mix.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2018

The low entry requirements and the unique nature of the game will keep you, your family and friends occupied for hours on end. Each game is a story yet to be written, an adventure of your own to craft. Fans of the traditional board experience will find a lot to love here as will those who like a good helping of strategy in their games.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2015

Despite a few matchmaking glitches and standard multiplayer connection issues, Armello is a fun, tactical, fantasy board game that should be played by all strategy fans. The game will make you ally with, or betray, your friends and family as you work to win the throne of Armello and restore order to the land. Will you control through violence, peace, espionage and deceit, or through winning favor with the king? The choice is up to you as you forge your own path through the fantasy world of Armello.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2016

Armello is an excellent staple of turn-based strategy games. With its charming aesthetic, many subtle nuances and ways to foil opponents, fans of the genre will appreciate the depth on offer here, though it may be a little too slow paced for gamers new to the genre.

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Unscored
Sep 4, 2015

Despite limited game modes, it is easy to learn while at the same time offers a deep, strategic, and satisfying experience.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

There is a certain charm to a board game; whether that is the feeling of the dice rattling in your hand, the subtle plastics and resins of the miniature units, the detailed boards, the fact that you actually play it with real people, something. While I was excited for a go at Armello, I was also apprehensive; board games are like couch co-op, better with company. Digitizing the experience, I feared, would lesson the impact of a story, the tense nature of a close game, or the excitement that comes with an excellent roll of the dice. Fortunately Armello and the great folks at League of Geeks laid my fears to rest as the board game experience is translated quite nicely (minus the shouting and making up of house rules) to the Xbox One. In reflection I think that the reason it translates so well is because of the little things, like the idea that you use the left analog stick to rock back, then forward, to roll your dice for combat, or the hex-based overworld movement; tied that into an intriguing and genuinely interesting premise and it really is a winner.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2016

Armello has many amazing qualities. It is certainly the most authentic take on digital tabletop gaming I have seen. While it could have benefited from the inclusion of a dedicated campaign, the lore and background infused into it's world make it a joy to play. Board game fans should beware - once Armello casts it's dice-dueling spell on you, going back to the tabletop will never be the same!

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8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2016

Armello is a well-done, smartly crafted turn-based tabletop strategy game. Play if you love tabletops. Pass if you can't stand games that involve dice rolls and skipped turns.

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Oct 1, 2018

Armello is a beautiful, engaging digital board game that manages to ensure that no two games feel the same. The omission of local play is a shame, but it’s one that can be mostly overlooked considering the sheer wonder that the rest of the game encapsulates so wonderfully.

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9 / 10
Oct 24, 2018

Armello has been created as a brutal and unforgiving game of chance, and, for those that want to plot and scheme to claim the throne, there’s nothing else quite like it on the Nintendo eShop. Underpinned with smart gameplay mechanics that will forever keep you on your toes, it lays an ample foundation for what I hope are many more games in its world to come.

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Oct 6, 2018

This board game RPG has complex mechanics and smooth gameply, but it stumbles in one key department.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2018

As intricate as this game sounds I found myself glued to its strategic gameplay. The character sprites are adorable and the action and adventuring keeps the story lively. This game can also be played online with others and I highly recommend choosing this option once you're comfortable playing this game as the AI's fighter tend to be predictable after many rounds. This game is no more then 45 minutes per session and has achievement that you can unlock by playing multiple playthroughs. If you complete the achievement you are given a new bonus ability that you can use before the start of your next gameplay. Armello is nothing short of charming and I will gladly give this game a rating of 9.5 out of 10.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2018

Armello is an intriguing game to play which tickled quite a few things for me in relation to its world and game style

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2 / 5.0
Dec 31, 2018

A board game that's overly complicated, doesn't really teach itself fully, and heavily based on luck. That's three strikes and I'm out. Maybe people will like this, but there's far better.

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Bit Cultures
Roderick Sang
90%
Sep 30, 2015

Over all, though, I say Armello is the perfect game to play at the end of the day with a group of friends. Each playthrough won't take more than three hours at most, and it provides lots of fun and replay value for any who are interested in finding something to play while talking with a group of your best buds. It's definitely worth a pick up, just make sure you're buying the fourpack and getting other people involved. I can see this game getting pretty lonely and meaningless without anyone there to play it with you.

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B
Sep 26, 2018

Armello has almost as many versions as Skyrim, but if you don’t already own it, it’s an interesting take on the virtual board game. The cards you use are beautifully illustrated and the battle-chess animations as the characters do battle connect satisfyingly with your chosen actions.

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GameSpace
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018

Back in 2015, League of Geeks launched a Kickstarter for a visceral, turn-based game full of anthropomorphized animals. Now, the Australian indie team brings Armello to the Nintendo Switch for those of us on the go. Join a range of animal characters as they fight, scheme, and scurry their way to the throne in a highly acclaimed table top interpretation. This is our review of Armello on Nintendo Switch.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2018

Armello is a misunderstood work of art, despite some simple flaws. It has great mechanics - in spite of a weak tutorial -, an excellent art direction and, even if it looks like a niche game, is really good and should be played by all. Being its developer's debut game, it honours its multiple genres, pleasing both older and newer players.

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