Command an army, customize battlefields, and challenge your friends, in this richly detailed return to retro turn-based combat!
Wargroove is an indie strategy game made and published by Chucklefish. When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is to travel to new lands in search of allies game your own using in-game editors. The possibilities are endless; from creating your own story-driven missions with sub-quests, plot twists, ambushes, and hidden secrets, to easily changing the rules of the game without any mods or external tools. Share your own maps and campaigns or download content built by other players!
Release Date: 1 Feb, 2019
Genre: Indie, Strategy
Steam Download – Wargroove
OS: Win 7
OS: Win 10
- Get into the groove! Commanders can use a special move called a ‘Groove’, activated only when their Groove meter is filled to 100%. Every Groove is unique to each Commander and changes up the battlefield in an entirely different way.
- Outwit the enemy in Puzzle mode, using all of the strategic skills in your arsenal. Take on a series of tricky challenges where the goal is to win in just ONE turn.
- Send your units to victory in both local and online multiplayer skirmish battles, with competitive and co-op play, as well as complete rule customisation.
- Earn stars to unlock special content. You might even stumble across some hidden game features – old school style!
- Learn more about each character you encounter through a trial of boisterous bouts in Arcade mode, where you’ll fight 5 different opponents in quick succession.
Wargroove is the Advance Wars successor its long-neglected fans have been waiting for. It faithfully revives the tactics I loved that series for while putting plenty of its own spins on the concept. The strategy is deep and challenging, leaving little room for error while also feeling fair and balanced even in the worst situations. The story will leave you wishing for something with actual depth, but the gameplay more than makes up for those deficits with meaningful choices and beautiful design. Wargroove, on the other hand, is faithful to not just the spirit but the body of its inspiration, keeping both the pleasures and some pains of the old toy war game, pointedly refusing to change most of the basics, and instead simply adding extra layers: online multiplayer, map editing, a “puzzle” mode. Chucklefish have a proven record of publishing great games and making great games and Wargroove is no exception. If the modding community takes hold then I can see this becoming one of my new favourite tactics games. And if you’re a fan of Advance Wars, you owe it to yourself to check it out.