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Wargroove 2 (2023) is a strategy game where you command squads of troops in tactical grid-based battles. Rather than directly controlling your troops, play focuses on assessing your enemy and terrain to send in forces that fight independently. It stands out for the mix of tactical battle-planning with a quirky fantasy world and stories.

A sequel to 2019's Wargroove, you assume control of various commanders as you defend the realm of Aurania. Rather than a single story, the game is split into three intertwining sections that can be played in any order. Each thread introduces new characters and factions in the world. As you fight invaders and repel their troops, you interact with and get to know your commanders, making unlikely allies, learning revenge and treachery, and restoring peace to the land.

Play involves moving forces, led by your commanders, around the grid-based world in a turn-based manner to engage enemy commanders and their troops. Before you engage an enemy, you must carefully consider the strengths and weaknesses of their troops, and then pick an effective battalion, with carefully selected troops, items, and special weapons, to counter them. Your commanders can use unique Groove abilities to change the battlefield and turn the tide in your favour; you need to carefully choose the best time to use these abilities, deciding whether to use them to gain an advantage or save them for when you're in a tight spot.

New to the second game is Conquest mode, where you choose a commander and build an army, then march into battle against unseen foes. This focuses you on adapting to scenarios rather than just military might. When you die, you start over from the very beginning, and the challenge is seeing how far you can get with your limited resources. You can also create your own stories and battles using the in-game editor, letting you create and share your own fantasy stories with players around the world.

The result is a game that blends strategic action akin to Advance Wars with an exuberant magical world filled with quirky characters, factions, and stories waiting to be uncovered. Whether you play with friends or by yourself, tactical battles, engaging stories, and the ability to create your own fantasy epic means there's always something to work towards.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Wargroove 2 7 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 9 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle and Strategy game with Adventure, Narrative and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. You can play locally or online with friends, working together co-operatively to defeat enemies, or can fight each other in competitive (but lighthearted) battles.

Cross-Play: Play across Nintendo Switch and PC.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 17 hours and 25 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to have good skills in terms of efficient use of units. There is also a need to understand how to pair up units with enemies they have an advantage over. These things need to be handled while the tables quickly turn against you, or the balance of resources in a battle fluctuates unexpectedly. Patience, calm thinking and resilience all play a role. Additionally, in the rogue-like Conquest game mode, you have no idea what enemies you're about to face, so need to be able to adapt on the fly, and not get frustrated when you lose.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

CostsCosts

Wargroove 2 usually costs £16.75.
 

Wargroove 2

Switch Store Switch £16.75
Steam Store PC £16.75
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 05/10/2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Battle, Strategy (Adventure, Narrative and Simulation)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Chucklefish LTD (@ChucklefishLTD)


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