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Battle for Wesnoth

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The Battle for Wesnoth is a graphically lush reimagining of hex based strategy games of the 80s and 90s such as the launded Panzer/Fantasy General. Say goodbye to tired WWI and WWII imagery and step into a carefully sculpted and vibrant landscape that evokes a high fantasy theme. And kudos to the team for including more than elves, orcs and humans, the campaigns in the package include a variety of unusual but charming alternative races such as merfolk, dragonkin and an affable necromancer trying to survive. This game is very well balanced and the interface is clear, presenting pertinent information via mouse overs and a helpful index accessible in game. Should you clear all the included campaigns or long for new creatures to do your bidding then let me mention about the in game mod browser that is both easy to use and brings an instant wealth of user created new monsters (Factions) and new game rules (Eras). Many free games are lacking in features, graphical quality or are otherwise incomplete, but the Battle for Wesnoth stands triumphantly above the crowd and is a worthy contendor for all your free time.

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