GLWG is the hit 3D turn-based strategy game that everyone's talking about. With a unique comical style and plenty of laughs and excitement, you'll keep coming back again and again for "just one more go."
▶ Campaign mode
▶ Multiplayer mode
▶ Skirmish mode
▶ GameCenter achievements
▶ Four difficulty settings
▶ Lush visuals, esp. on iPad 2
▶ Full 3D terrain affects gameplay
▶ Simple control method
▶ Lots of units
▶ Lots of terrain types
▶ High replayability
▶ Extra campaigns via cheap iap
▶ Tons of humour
▶ Absolutely no birds or zombies
Take command of your army and battle the foe on land, sea and air but be sure to make wise decisions as you go. You want to deploy your soldiers to take full advantage of the higher terrain, natural choke points, ambush spots and defensive walls. Get it right and the bad guys will lose to your superior strategy skills.
See what the critics are saying:
▶ TapScape review: 10/10
"Great Little War Game is just that: a well-designed and enjoyable tactical war game perfect for those who enjoy the lighter side of virtual warfare."
▶ Touch Arcade review: 5/5
"I'll call Great Little War Game "great" without hesitation" ... "the kind of game you can really sink your teeth into, which is rare enough. So I'm delighted to discover that it's also rich in features, good looking and full of humor."
▶ Top10.com: First place (march)
"The lavish production values of the game, incredible attention to detail and excellent animation gives you a sense of aerial, naval and land warfare that gets as good as you can expect on a small screen"
▶ Infinipixel review: 9.5/10
"Between the improved AI and wonderful new modes, I'm going to have to give GLWG a solid 10 in this category. It features the best gameplay I've found in any mobile turn based strategy game I've played to date."
Varied missions are the order of the day here - capture the enemy HQ, escort the Generalissimo to safety, guide small squads behind enemy lines, defend your base...you get the picture. There are 20 missions included, so it's going to be one crazy ride if you decide you’re brave enough to give them a try.
What are waiting for? Right now, as you sit reading this, there is a battalion of soldiers just waiting for your command. Download Great Little War Game now and take your place alongside your troops. Lead well, live long and have fun.
* Fix for a crash occurring when language on device is set to French.
Ratings and Reviews
What an amazing game! It's really a turn-based tactics game at its core, but it's got great style and a good balance of units and levels. I think this is a great game that I will be playing for a long time, and also really scratches the itch from FF Tactics or Shining Force, without the overarching Role Playing aspects.
The game play is really 5 star. I took off one star, however, for two reasons. One is the insufficient explanation of how the game is played. There are a few icons that tell you tidbits about how things work, but without knowing how unit movement is calculated and damage and such things, how firing range is affected when aiming uphill, etc., you can feel pretty lost for a few levels. Combined with that, the first few levels are very limited in scope so you don't get a sense of what the game really is. I actually put this down after 2.5 levels, regretting my purchase. Someone then said you have to get to level 4 before the game makes sense. I got to level 4. And this is one of the best games I have bought.
Secondly, they say you have to review to get one of the units? I hate it when they do that. I haven't gotten that far, but it's regrettable.
Anyway, unless you are really principled about the rate-for-a-freebie ruse, or really impatient with figuring out mechanics (they make sense over time), this is a must have game.
Exactly want an iPad game should be...
iPad apps are a bit "wild west" right now. You have a lot of worthless content available, other stuff that falls short, and some that is okay but overpriced.
This game fits into that elusive fourth category - a great app with good content at the right price. The free lite version will give you a good idea what to expect. There you get three levels that demonstrate gameplay very well. The main app offers 20 total levels, which are each pretty challenging and have moderate replay value. The one complaint I had is that you have to work completely through each level of difficulty before opening the next tier - I was ready to try "ridiculous" right away, but you have to earn it through some tedious grinding. Not a deal killer, but slightly annoying.
I'm also happy to see there are packs of 10-15 levels on sale at the 99 cent price point. This allows you to continue the game as you like, spending on add'l content as you see fit. I have two add-on packs right now, and am really happy with them. All levels on these are large, challenging maps...no phoning it in for the adds.
The game works great, looks great and is set at a value price. Highly recommended.
Well thought out
Note: I'm not rating this for the grenadier since I've already finished it.
This game was flat out awesome. Great turn-based fun with exceptional variety with each level. You start with a few potential resources but by the time it's over, you leverage attack helicopters, bombers, destroyers, ferries, artillery, three-levels of tanks, anti-aircraft weapons, even Rambo-like commandos, each with their specialty and way to deal with them.
At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I thought this game actually did a good job equating some of the strategy of a real war and the choices one has to make to win. I found myself having to constantly sacrifice less-valuable 'grunts' in order to keep more valuable bazooka-wielding soldiers or snipers alive. Or take a wounded soldier and place him in front of a tank to keep it from advancing while I built enough money to get a bazooka or tank to finish it off. the point being, the game play maps well to the themes of the game.
The only downside is how addicting it is. Each level takes some time and it's hard to put down in the middle of a mission (though the game picks up where you left off almost perfectly).
Would buy 20 more levels!
- Rubicon Mobile
- 38.6 MB
- Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2011 Rubicon Development
- In-App Purchases
- All Out War, additional mini campaign $2.99
- Holiday from Hell $2.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.