Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp Metascore Revealed

Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp Metascore Revealed

How does the remake rank against the legendary originals?

The long-awaited revival of legendary turn-based strategy from the Game Boy Advance era is here! We haven’t had Advance Wars games for a long time, even though there were a couple of sequels for the DS and Game Cube, many people recall fondly the two games released in the early 2000s on the then-new Nintendo portable system. Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp brought a full 3D remake of the original Advance Wars and the sequel Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising to the Nintendo Switch.

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The game was officially released today on April 20, and the first reviews from the gaming media have arrived – let’s see what the average score for the new Advance Wars looks like on the review score aggregate site Metacritic.

Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp Metascore Revealed

With over 50 press reviews, the Metascore for Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp is currently at a respectable 83 – which ranks it among games with generally favorable reviews and puts it in the positive category with only 5 mixed reviews.

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While this is a pretty high score, it’s quite a bit lower than the Metascore for the original games that this remake is based on. The first Advance Wars on the GBA from 2001 has a Metascore of 92, while the 2003 sequel Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising has a Metascore of 89.

As many critics have stated in their reviews, the new Advance Wars remake is excellent, but the visual style of the original remains irreplaceable – as well as the impact those games had in their time, it’s hard to compare the status of the remake today.

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Certainly Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp is worth your time if you like fun strategy games. The unique gameplay that traces its roots back to the old days of Famicom Wars from the 80s is still addictive and fun today as ever.

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Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.