I’ve reviewed many games on this blog, all share a similar concept: being freeware or open source.
Honorable mentions include: Streets of Rage 5, Rocks’n’Diamonds, Mario 2012, Tux Cart, Kega Fusion (Sega emulator), Fix it Felix remake, among other games
What is a Turn-based Strategy?
What makes Wesnoth so special?
Also there is a great community backing this game since it’s first release in 2003, providing huge support and even making custom campaigns for users to download and enjoy!
Setting and game play
How to play this game?
Battle for Wesnoth is rated 9 / 10 on Steam, 4.5 / 5 on SourceForge, and 4.5 / 5 on Freewarefiles.com
For Windows users you have to download the installer from here. Latest version 1.14.5
Mac users can download from this mirror.
Wesnoth is in the Ubuntu repositories by default (Version 1.12 for Ubuntu 16.04), but alternative repositories can be added to be able to download the latest version to date 1.14.3 (1.14.5 isn’t compiled for Ubuntu yet), and for other distros packages can be found of this link.
Repository for Ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/wesnoth
sudo apt-get update
I highly recommend adding the repository to the software list and downloading the latest version, as it brings many bug fixes, a partial redesign and added campaigns.
You can also use Lutris to download this game.
Specifications needed to play Wesnoth
4GB of ram, 2GB of disk space, a dual core processor and 1024 * 768 screen resolution.
It’s been a while since I’ve came across a game that I enjoyed like this! If you are looking for a strategy game to lose yourself in, this is a great candidate. A great way to spend the time and unwind from life’s stress.
Do you enjoy strategy games? What are your favorites, do you want to see more of these on this blog? Let me know in the comments section below!