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Headup Games, HandyGames
Nov 30, 2016 - PC

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7 / 10
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7.5 / 10
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Niche Gamer
7.5 / 10
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3 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Townsmen

Townsmen is a good game that will keep strategy fans happy for a good while, but it's held back by some awkward controls and its basic aesthetic. Despite this, it gets a solid recommendation if you enjoy the genre and especially if you are itching for some town building on the train.

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Overall, I enjoyed my time with Townsmen. It is a fun game, a great time-waster, and it really made my brain work, which is always a plus. It looks and plays very well. I enjoyed getting my medieval game on and I am confident others will as well.  The complicated controls and learning curve may turn newer players off, but if you enjoy strategy games, you will have a good time building and maintaining your realm in Townsmen.

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Townsmen offered a decent medieval management experience on mobile and tablet, it's reiterated in this Switch version,

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I would say it is well worth the price you will pay. I have had fun with this game, and I think you will too.

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Townsmen does nearly everything right. It is the definition of an indie underdog that has a real chance to become something special next time the developers go to town.

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Over and over again some truly baffling decisions let it down, and while the scenarios justify the asking price in themselves, for any of us that prefer the sandbox mode of the simulations that we play, Townsmen is a complete misfire.

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Veterans of city planning sims won't find anything revolutionary in the gameplay, but what they will find is a pleasant, engaging experience.

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Townsmen on Switch is surprisingly good, but UI and controls should be improved to have a better experience on Joy-Cons/Pro gamepad.

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