About this game
Developer: Chucklefish Games
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a turn-based strategy game for up to 4 players! Choose your Commander and wage war on battling factions, using your ‘groove’ to strategically sway the fight in your favor! When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is travel to new lands in search of allies. But who will she meet along the way, and what sinister challenges will she face?
Gamer Reviews103 Reviews
Critic Reviews30 Reviews
Josh Hawkins — Feb 04, 2019
Wargroove is far from perfect, but that doesn’t change the fact that Chucklefish has managed to recreate the same feeling of the Advanced War series, all while improving and making it stand out on its own. Wargroove is the closet thing we’ve seen to an Advanced Wars title in a long time and the amount of love and care put into making the title are clear from the very start.
Michael Goroff — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove might be the least original game I’ve played in a long time, but it offers fans of the Advance Wars series something we’ve been lacking for a while. Thankfully, Wargroove does add enough subtle variations on Advance Wars’ formula to create its own niche, and multiplayer is much easier than convincing your other friend with a Game Boy Advance to buy their own copy. Even if you’re playing alone, there’s plenty to see and do, as long as you’re willing to learn some hard lessons along the way.
Francesco De Meo — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove is the game fans of tactical role-playing games have been waiting for. The huge amount of content and play modes, solid gameplay almost completely devoid of RNG and excellent presentation make it a game that no fan of the genre should pass on.
Shubhankar Parijat — Jan 31, 2019
Chucklefish could have easily won the adoration of many by simply trying to make a game that panders to the nostalgic Advance Wars crowd, but they've gone above and beyond to deliver a product that is surprisingly full-featured and absolutely brimming with content. Not only is Wargroove an accomplished turn based strategy title, its suite of creation tools also makes it an infinitely replayable one.
Patrick Hancock — Jan 30, 2019
There's a lot to love with Wargroove. I definitely have my qualms with some of the campaign mission design and plot, there is so much here to love. I can't say that it's a completely innovate entry into the genre, but I think it's safe to say that Wargroove is a title that needs to be in every turn-based strategy lover's catalog.
Kat Bailey — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove takes a classic formula and repurposes it for a more traditional swords-and-sorcery fantasy setting (with battlepups). With its large number of modes and impressive suite of creation tools, it's almost enough to fill the Advance Wars-sized hole in our heart.
Scott Sullivan — Jan 30, 2019
It’s been a long time coming, but between the metric ton of single-player content, potent multiplayer, and overall polish, it’s clear that there’s a reason Wargroove was so highly anticipated. I’m a sucker for Advance Wars myself, and while that hole that Intelligent Systems has left behind is big, Chucklefish and Wargroove make a very strong case for filling that void themselves.
Tom Marks — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove is the Advance Wars successor its long-neglected fans have been waiting for. It faithfully revives the tactics I loved that series for while putting plenty of its own spins on the concept. Campaign levels do have a tendency to go on longer than they should considering its lack of mid-match saving outside of being able to quit and pick back up where you were later.
Suriel Vazquez — Jan 30, 2019
It might be easy to peg Wargroove as an imitator, but its genius is in details. With tons of modes and maps it doesn’t skimp on content, but the approachable-yet-nuanced tactics at its heart, as well as the way it deftly iterates on the genre, make it an outstanding title. It might be building on a strong foundation, but Wargroove earns its crown on its own merits.
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Jordan Rudek — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove offers a robust and content-laden package that turn-based strategy fans will adore. Because of the sheer number of customization options and modes, newcomers and more casual fans will find a lot to love here, too. Unlockable characters and codex entries, local and online multiplayer, and three different single-player modes make Wargroove the next must-buy title on Switch.
Max Roberts — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove is a delightful tactics game. Its je ne sais quoi is its ability to draw you in, teach you, and make you a better player. Chucklefish has made an approachable turn-based strategy game that carefully teaches you its rules without being cruel. You’ll end Wargroove a better commander than when you started. I love the way Chucklefish was able to teach and encourage me while I played, though the use of the game’s systems. It’s a true treat for anyone that wants to try to get their tactics groove on.
Mitch Vogel — Jan 30, 2019
As far as strategy games are concerned on the Switch, Wargroove is one of the best titles you can find on the eShop. Extremely deep and diverse strategy gameplay, ridiculous amounts of replayability, and charming presentation all combine to make this one an easy recommendation to anybody looking for a deep and cerebral experience for their Switch.
Chris Pereira — Jan 30, 2019
That's good news, because Wargroove is a delight to play, and the possibility of an endless supply of content for it is a tantalizing prospect. Chucklefish could have offered up a prettied-up take on Advance Wars with online multiplayer and called it a day. Instead, it's made meaningful improvements that make this both a satisfying answer to starved Advance Wars fans' wishes and a genuinely great experience on its own merits.
Alex Santa Maria — Jan 30, 2019
Unlike a lot of indie-level titles, Wargroove is truly fully featured. It’s got a solid story mode, but that’s just the start. The side modes and especially the map editor give you a lot of bang for your buck. Add on the impressive presentation and you’ve got a damn fine way to whittle away the hours until Nintendo decides to revive one of its long-dormant IPs.
William Murphy — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove is the best turn-based strategy RPG that's come out in ages. With a near limitless content pool, a solid single-player campaign, and addictive multiplayer options, it should be around and entertaining its fans for years. Here's hoping it's the start of a new franchise, because I already want more.
Dominic Leighton — Jan 30, 2019
In a world bereft of a new Advance Wars, Wargroove is a worthy successor. Its fantasy retro strategy stylings mark it out as a wonderful amalgamation of the classic Fire Emblem and Wars games, and while it doesn’t revolutionise the genre in the way that the modern Fire Emblem games have it nails the feel of Intelligent System’s best games – while standing proudly on its own.
Jon Mundy — Feb 04, 2019
A loving tribute to Advance Wars that's generous with its time and skilful with its execution.
Evan Norris — Feb 27, 2019
No Advance Wars, no problem. With its gratifying gameplay, sizable campaign, worthwhile online and offline modes, flexible map creator, and attractive assets, Wargroove is a perfect replacement for the dusty turn-based tactics franchise. A few narrative contrivances and a mid-game difficulty spike are minor flaws in one of the deepest, most substantial, most polished productions of 2019.
Anders Baad Mai — Feb 15, 2019
Wargroove is a love letter to Advance Wars, and it's both something new, yet also something very familiar. It's a reminder that there's an Advance Wars shaped hole, and there's still a place for this sort of game in today's gaming landscape. Here's hoping Wargroove is here to stay and that there's more to come.
Cole Watson — Jan 30, 2019
Wargroove is a deeply engaging strategy game that has the potential to continue to thrive and develop for years to come with a dedicated player base of creators. While I’ve already enjoyed much of the rich single-player content Chucklefish Games has developed for the base experience, I’m very excited to see what new campaigns and scenarios I’m going to be able to play when I revisit the game after launch.
Miguel Moran — Feb 03, 2019
Head to toe, Wargroove is packed to the brim with quality content. Single player offerings are lengthy and varied, although some punishing mission design led to more frustration than I would have liked. Combined with the beefy multiplayer and the jaw-dropping customization tools, Wargroove is one of the most impressive strategy games I’ve seen in years. Fans of Advance Wars will be right at home with Wargroove, but don’t be surprised if you end up becoming an even bigger Wargroove fan
Steve Farrelly — Feb 12, 2019
On the whole, however, players who don’t mind the long game, and have a soft spot for the turn-based tactics games of old will find a lot of value here, even beyond its charm. There’s also multiplayer and a map editor with all the tools required to upload and share those creations, which is a massive added bonus to the basic product, and at less than 5GB to download, but with how much you get out of it, it’s hard not to recommend it.
Alberto Pastor — Feb 01, 2019
No es ese ansiado Advance Wars por el que claman los aficionados de Nintendo, pero Wargroove se presenta como la mejor alternativa para amenizar la espera. Divertido, desafiante y muy adictivo, el videojuego de Chucklefish va más allá de ser un simple homenaje presentando un trabajo de gran calidad que destaca por su inteligente diseño de misiones, su emocionante acción y la enorme variedad de contenidos adicionales que acompañan a su modo historia. Si te gusta la estrategia por turnos no deberías dejar escapar este videojuego.
Carlos Leiva — Jan 31, 2019
Puede que WarGroove no llegue a los niveles de excelencia de Advance Wars, pero es un más que digno heredero de una de las mejores sagas de estrategia por turnos que existen. Un título accesible, profundo, satisfactorio y muy completo que es capaz de ofrecernos multitud de horas de diversión, ya sea en solitario o en compañía. Si echabais de menos esta fórmula no os lo penséis: es una apuesta segura.
Jörg Luibl — Feb 05, 2019
Aber dafür ihr könnt offline oder online mit bis zu vier Spielern inkl. Crossplay antreten oder im Editor eigene Karten und Kampagnen erstellen. Gerade aufgrund dieses Multiplayer-Fokus' kann sich Wargroove weit genug von seinen Vorbildern emanzipieren. Wer Rundentaktik und Pixelstil mag, wird hier richtig gut unterhalten.
Julien Inverno — Jan 30, 2019
Il aura fallu une décennie pour que le vide laissé par l'absence d'Advance Wars soit comblé, non par un nouveau jeu de la série mais par Wargroove, un titre indépendant qui en a toutes les qualités. La différence tient au ton et à l'aspect plus amusant que les derniers jeux Nintendo, à l'univers de fantaisie plutôt que militaire aussi, mais pour le reste, Wargroove est le jeu de tactique au tour par tour que les amateurs du genre espéraient, en particulier sur Nintendo Switch évidemment.
Anagund — Mar 27, 2019
Wargroove n’est pas juste un successeur spirituel à la série Advance Wars. Il pousse le concept plus loin grâce à un éditeur de maps et de campagnes des plus permissifs. Avec un gameplay très efficace, des animations et une direction artistique travaillées, et un contenu initial complet, il est difficile de trouver un défaut au jeu de Chucklefish Games, surtout après la mise à jour qui a corrigé les rares problèmes. Si vous appréciez les tactical, on ne voit pas comment vous pourriez faire l’impasse !
Biagio Etna — Feb 06, 2019
Wargroove segue con umiltà le lezioni dei propri maestri, e come i migliori allievi arriva quasi sul punto di superarli: con tre modalità per giocatore singolo, un multiplayer profondo ed equilibrato e un magnifico editor, lo strategico di Chucklefish si presenta come un serio concorrente per il blasonato Fire Emblem. Gli amanti del genere dovrebbero drizzare subito le antenne e non farsi scappare questo piccolo classico.
Aligi Comandini — Jan 30, 2019
Non sarà il più originale degli strategici, visto che ricalca con fedeltà quasi assoluta le meccaniche della storica serie a cui si ispira, ma Wargroove è davvero un'ottima trasposizione fantasy degli Advance Wars, ed è in grado di offrire un'esperienza davvero soddisfacente a chi ama le sfide. vero, il bilanciamento della difficoltà nel gioco non è perfetto, e specialmente le fasi finali possono venire a noia per la loro brutalità, ma si tratta di un titolo che non fa volutamente sconti, curatissimo, e ricco di passione e rispetto per le opere degli Intelligent Systems.
DottorKillex — Feb 16, 2019
Wargroove è sì un prodotto furbo, che colma il vuoto che Nintendo ha colpevolmente lasciato con la mancanza di nuove iterazioni del franchise di Advance Wars, ma, soprattutto, è un prodotto che trasuda cura per i dettagli ed una passione sconfinata per gli strategici a turni.