Toy Soldiers: War Chest
Top Critic Average
Mixing Tower Defense, third person action, and beloved '80s toys should've been a recipe for success, but this bland sequel doesn't do justice to any of its ideas.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a fun tower defense game marred by paywalls and glitches.
It's more Toy Soldiers, which is cool. So, by default, this is cool, too.
The variety in game modes doesn't quite make up for the lack of heroes, but Toy Soldiers: War Chest provides some quality entertainment for tower defense aficionados. Even those who typically avoid the genre might appreciate the ability to control turrets and heroes.
I have problems with the way Toy Soldiers: War Chest is packaged, but thankfully it does uphold the same classic focus on strategy and action. You'll have to foot the bill for those costly licenses, but it's mostly worth it, warts and all.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest brings its unique brand of tower defense to the new generation, and though there are some wrinkles caused by slight performance issues and questionable DLC practices, this is more of the same classic Toy Soldiers gameplay. There's a lot to enjoy here in a well-rounded package, with plenty of replay value thanks to the range of different heroes, collectibles and high-scores to aim for, as well as the online and offline multiplayer options.
Indeed, Toy Soldiers: War Chest does a very good job of mimicking the godlike feeling that drives kids to wage huge wars on basement battlefields – all the more so because of the game's full embrace of its toy motif.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest could've been a great followup to Cold War, but technical issues and questionable DLC practices hold it back from reaching its full potential.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a good game marred by some questionable business practices.
[S]ome game mechanic issues and maxing out your armies, coupled with an undercover pay-to-play issue, keeps it from being a great investment. Regardless, if you're old enough to remember playing with the toys found in this game, or you just want a good tower defense game to play, this is definitely one to check out!