war-of-mercenaries
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Mar 2013
Reviewed on: iOS

War of Mercenaries

Site Score
7.5
Good: Available online – Great for beginners and veterans – Nice soundtrack
Bad: Many game elements feel too generic – Too much social push
User Score
8.6
(20 votes)
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Note: This game has been shut down and is no longer available.

Want a browser based game like Clash of Clans? War of Mercenaries is one of the most popular online alternatives and can be played through Facebook or on your Android/iOS device.

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War of Mercenaries is all about building a huge empire, training up your own unique army of mercenaries and then raiding other players for their resources and to show your dominance. Players can even team up with friends and make a clan to team up and attack as an alliance. The game has plenty of similarities to other games in the genre but has enough charm in various areas that keep it from being too much of a straight up clone. The game is set in a medieval style world but also has elements of fantasy and myth sprinkled into building and unit designs.

For those unfamiliar with this form of strategy, War of Mercenaries is split into several different aspects which all support each other. Your foundation is your kingdom which is mostly a city building style experience where players build up a kingdom with the resource and unit generating buildings they need. In addition to production focused buildings players need to build up defences around their city as other players can attack their city and claim their resources for themselves. By mixing walls, towers and other defensive structures players need to be able to repel attacks from other players by killing all of their troops.

On the combat side of gameplay players will recruit units using resources they have gathered (or previously raided from other players). There are plenty of different unit types which each have their own uses on the field of battle, with careful balance playing an important role in your chance of success.

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Once you’ve mix and matched troops to your liking you can search for another player to battle. From here you’ll be able to drop your troops on the outskirts of their kingdom as you watch them attack their structures and hopefully destroy them before you lose all your troops. Depending on the result you’ll gain some resources and the cycle starts all over again.

War of Mercenaries is one of the best Facebook games in the genre and its more recent jump to the Android platform (originally exclusive to iOS) has proven to be just as successful.

Summary:

  • Play on Facebook or on your iOS/Android device.
  • An endless cycle of gathering resources, building troops and attacking enemies.
  • Good troop variety and several unique beasts to train and bring into battle.
  • Simple to learn makes it very accessible for beginners.
  • Plenty of depth at the higher levels for veterans.

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War of Mercenaries, 8.6 out of 10 based on 20 ratings

1 Comment

  1. pretty baloch
    July 25, 2014

    nice game


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