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Army of Ruin (2022) is an action shooting game where you progressively choose weapons, abilities and upgrades to defeat powerful waves of numerous enemies. Play focuses on precise movements and strategic upgrade choices as your weapons auto-fire at the swarming monsters. It stands out for its fantasy themes and the diverse array of abilities and equipment that you must carefully combine to stay alive.

You take control of a legendary hero and must fight an army of evil minions, generals and bosses in fantasy arenas such as an ancient forest, forge city or hidden shrine. Starting with weak attacks, you'll need to defeat enemies to level up, enabling you to acquire and upgrade new weapons and enhanced abilities, referred to as trinkets. Weapons fire automatically with a cooldown until they can fire again. They range from spears to flying tridents or energy beams. You gain enhancements from Trinkets you collect that offer things like increased attacks when low on health and reduced enemy speed.

As you progress, you can unlock new characters, levels and equipment by completing objectives such as surviving so long or fully upgrading a specific weapon in a single round. Each character has a unique starting weapon and special ability, for example, Saul the wizard has a magical staff and increases attack damage and speed for each active trinket. Through experimentation, you can perfect combining characters with strategic upgrade choices to maximise your damage and ensure victory.

The resulting game combines the combat challenge of managing hundreds of encroaching monsters with the tactical element of choosing how to develop your strengths. When this comes together successfully, it is both satisfying and rewarding.

Our examiner, Jake Kendall, first checked Army of Ruin 4 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Fighting game with Collecting, Sequencing and Shooting elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Because you only have to control movement, younger children can enjoy the fantasy themes and exciting visuals. Older players can seek to perfect their equipment combinations. Reading is required to understand the items and their optimal uses.


Army of Ruin usually costs £6.49 to £7.19.

Army of Ruin

XBox Store Xbox X|S £6.69
XBox Store Xbox One £6.69
Switch Store Switch £7.19
Steam Store Mac £6.69
PlayStation Store PS4 £6.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/10/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Mac, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Fighting (Collecting, Sequencing and Shooting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: Milkstone (@Milkstone)

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