war-robots
Metacritic: 90/100
Release: Apr 2014
Reviewed on: iOS

Walking War Robots

Site Score
8.0
Good: Quick battles – Good customisation
Bad: Repetitive, loud and boring sound effects
User Score
8.8
(11 votes)
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Walking War Robots lets you step into your own machine on your mobile device as you battle it out against other players in MMO style. Offering a wide range of robots for you to take into battle and a steadily growing community Walking War Robots is one of the very few games offering this sort of gameplay.

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Matches take place on a variety of maps in 6v6 domination battles where you’ll want to either focus on capturing map points or wiping out the entire enemy team. This keeps each engagement quite short (around 5 minutes on average) which of course is perfectly suited to the mobile environment. These short games also ensure that its quite easy to get rewards with the end of each match giving you in game currency based on your performance and your teams.

On the gameplay front things are fairly solid in Walking War Robots, while it will take some time to master the controls they are well designed and give you enough tools to have some say in the result of combat (such as strafing, turning your head (and weapons) independently from your body or peeking in and out of the terrain). Walking War Robots also utilises a somewhat dynamic damage system that can have your individual body parts being damaged as you reach low health and impacting your play (such as crippling a leg).

Similar to other vehicle based combat video games players will manage their own robots in the hangar. Here you can house multiple robots with different layouts to give each game a different strategy depending on your mood. This could range from a fast robot focused on short ranged combat to slower more durable fighters relying on long ranged missiles instead.

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These options are left mostly up to the player who can take the basic robot models (over a dozen) and customise the two weapons attached to their liking and also upgrade them to more powerful variants.

For vehicle combat on a mobile device there isn’t an option that compares to Walking War Robots, it’s not an exceptional experience but definitely enjoyable.

Summary:

  • Customise and upgrade your own robot.
  • Battle it out in 6v6 domination style engagements.
  • Short game length makes it perfect for mobile.
  • Simple controls that still offer some depth.
  • Free to play.

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Walking War Robots, 8.8 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

1 Comment

  1. Maxp0
    April 13, 2015

    To be honest, its a good idea, but the graphics make it look like an old xbox (The first one) game i used to play…


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