Battle of Beasts

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Genre mix – Lengthy campaign – Plenty of depth for those that want to dig deeper
Bad
  • Not enough buildings at launch
8

Battle of Beasts combines monster training with city building as players design their own mythical realm and recruit monsters to battle it out in the campaign portion of the game or against other players.

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The game is playable entirely in your browser and easily one of the best games to come from the Upjers studio, it’s got a nice eerie soundtrack, plenty of sound effects and strong graphics that bring your gruesome creatures to life.

Players will start by focusing on the building elements of Battle of Beasts as you create your first habitat, recruit your first hero (a simple imp) and create a farm to generate food for your creatures which plays an important role in keeping them in fighting shape and helping them level up.

The creatures that you can hire and the buildings available to you quickly expand as your account levels up to eventually include various economic buildings like the mill and bakery while more powerful creatures also become available such as the wasp and scorpion become available to join your horde.

Each of these creatures is very unique having their own habitant requirements, stats and special attacks and preferred meal. This requires carefully balancing as you create a strong team of fighters but also satisfy their needs in your settlement.

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Much of the combat with your team of creatures takes place during the lengthy campaign mode which slowly puts you against more powerful enemies (in terms of level and numbers) Battles range from 1v1 to 3v3 encounters. Combat itself is turned based similar to the Pokemon franchise with players giving commands to their creatures to either use a basic attack or their special move on one of the opposing creatures.

The interesting blend of creature combat and realm building elements are very addicting in Battle of Beasts and the ability to play in your browser from anywhere ensures the game is extremely accessible. Upjers has also done a great job of avoiding the usual pitfalls of these games with a huge amount of depth for those that want to dig beyond the surface of gameplay and very minimal wait times across the board.

Summary:

  • Create a team of creatures and complete a lengthy campaign.
  • Manage your realms resources and build habitats for your creatures.
  • Battle in term based combat that gives you strategic control.
  • Unique creatures with their own requirements, special skills and stats.
  • Play for free in your browser.

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Review Platform: Browser

This review was first published on December 13, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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