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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This convenient war-based strategy adventure fits in your pocket but requires a hefty commitment to learn the rules of the game. Pocket War's interface is built for a Pocket PC handheld device. The game unfortunately has no tutorial, but does include with installation a handful of help files that take far too long to sift through. While the game has, given its format, primitive sound effects and basic 2D graphics, it's easily overcome by an interface that offers plenty of options to address various strategic challenges. To move your battle units, you set behavioral patterns (such as defend or explore) rather than simple commands to move right or left. The computer's programming is sophisticated enough that if a unit is left without direction, it will on its own shift to the most logical spot. Advanced features include the option to create your own units. One of the biggest drawbacks, aside from the game's difficulty, is the demo version's inability to save a game. Overall, for strategy fans this handheld game should provide hours of entertainment.

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Full Specifications


Publisher MetalShard
Publisher web site
Release Date December 17, 2004
Date Added December 17, 2004
Version 1.58


Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002, Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Mobile 2003
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/CE 2.x/Pocket PC/PC 2002/Windows Mobile 2003

Download Information

File Size 3.71MB
File Name pocketwar.exe


Total Downloads 198,016
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free to try
Limitations Save, multiplayer-disabled, 150 turns max
Price $24.97
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