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Junk Battles

Junk Battles

Action-strategy game where you build vehicles out of junk parts to battle other pilots. Set in a post-apocalyptic world with cartoonish graphics. Unlike stats-based combat, in this game you line up your defensive, offensive and maintenance maneuvers during battle, matching your opponents' visible upcoming attacks. Battle for in-game prizes, parts, and better stats.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Kingdoms At War

Kingdoms At War

Browser based strategy war game set in a fantasy setting. There is also an app for your iPhone or iPad. What sets this strategy game apart is the player-versus-environment quests so you aren’t required to continually battle other players for extra gold that you need to build your production buildings (which aren’t cheap to set up). You resources are primarily gold, trained combatants and spies. Use your spies to Scout your enemies defenses, Steal gold, or Assassinate enemy troops while they are sleeping. Real-time attacks and espionage take place in the form of a live news feed, allowing you to respond quickly to actions taken against you. Choose your allies wisely and join a clan for safety. The game offers a well designed interface and strong community interaction. The name of the game is expansion. Grow your kingdom into the most powerful in the land.

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Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Kingdoms of Camelot

Kingdoms of Camelot

Kingdoms of Camelot is a browser based strategy game voted best facebook game of 2010 by IGN gamers. Grow your kingdom, attack your enemies, and become the mightiest Lord or Lady in Camelot.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Kings and Legends

Kings and Legends

Kings and Legends is a card trading game with some city building elements. It’s played in the browser. Players start with a measly deck and try getting new, better cards to duke their opponents with. Four classes and card types add greatly to the game’s diversity—and so does the lane fighting system. There’s also a storyline that can keep you interested, especially since you can get new cards in story-related PvE. The game’s city building aspect is important as it can help you get better cards. Group battles are available as well in addition to regular PvP card duels. Each player has a hero that can use skills, and the game is over once one of the heroes is dead. The game manages to mix RPG, strategy and card game elements into one coherent mass. High-level players will have to compete for godlike cards, which are very rare unless bought.

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Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Kings Era

Kings Era

Kings Era is an MMO strategy game with cash prizes. Choose a resource-specific class and endow your city with buildings, troops and heroes.

Kings Era has some quirky innovations that spice things up—building times are slow, but you can level up your heroes with board games or hunting (it’s in 3D! 3D!) while you’re waiting. The main emphasis here is on competition as servers last for up to 9 months until a winner surfaces. If you’re lucky you can loot barbarian camps and cash in rare items. Alliances are allowed and encouraged but at a certain point you’ll be left to your own devices.

Paying players will have much better odds to score some treasure and perchance even battle for the grand prize. However, if you can convince some friends to join, who knows—maybe it’s friendship, not money, that has a better chance in Kings Era.

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Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Kings of Babylon

Kings of Babylon

"Start with a single village and prove your worth. Battle other players for control of territory. Make your way up to the Royal Court and help determine the destiny of your Realm."

Free to play indefinitely.

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KingsAge

KingsAge

KingsAge is a strategy MMO set in medieval times. Players take control of a village, expand, form an army, and gain loyal followers to make a name for themselves in the world. This strategy plays similarly to Ikariam or Tribal Wars, but KingsAge doesn’t seem nearly as populated, and the beginning of the game feels somewhat slow. Just like in the games mentioned, players can hold quite a number of villages -- the management of which can get a little time consuming. To do the game justice, however, it should be noted that KingsAge, with all its weaknesses, is a fun war strategy where collaboration (and other, more violent forms of interaction) with other players becomes more rewarding past the slow start.

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Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Lacuna Expanse

Lacuna Expanse

Space strategy designed for multiplayer browser play with full support to play anywhere using an iPhone. Fantastic user interface. Robust player market full of anything your planets (or armories) can produce. Nearly 200 different buildings that develop your technology and economy. There are three modes or strategies that one can choose to play ranging from isolationism to full-fledged offense. Securely build a single city on your starter planet or build alliances and develop espionage and firepower to get more than just a corner of the galaxy for yourself.

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Free to play indefinitely.

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Lord of Ages

Lord of Ages

Real time strategy game set in a medieval fantasy setting. From a slew of resource types, build fifteen different buildings and eleven types of units to conquer other kingdoms. Build walls around your land and fortify them with archers, abatis (spikes for fast-moving inbound troops), rolling stones, and large logs to squash incoming attackers. Strengthen your forces by hiring a hero at the Inn or finding one in the surrounding forests. While heroes cannot fight alone, they gain experience and level up by leading your other troops through battle. Build stuff. Gather resources. Make alliances and loot other lands. Have fun.

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Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Lord of Ultima

Lord of Ultima

Lord of Ultima (LoU) is a surprisingly fun strategy MMO, played in the browser. The story isn’t much, but its fantasy setting does hold some allure. The game starts with you holding a city with a set amount of resources, and using them efficiently is a hard task. LoU isn't especially original, as the basic gameplay isn’t different from similar games – Evony, Ikariam, and others -- at all. However, the game is full of opportunities for clever strategic tricks, for example, with the city layout or the army unit mix. The military strategy is thought-through and adds further depth to this game which can indeed become more than a simple time-sink.

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Lords Online

Lords Online

A browser based epic strategy war game with rules similar to Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. Develop heroes to lead your armies into battle, and control every aspect of combat.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Metal Knights

Metal Knights

"Build, conquer and rule your empires ONLINE! Use your dreadful forces to capture your opponent's Medals. Climb the Hall of Fame, Let your name be feared, and only whispered on the lips of the other players..."

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Might and Magic Heroes Online

Might and Magic Heroes Online

Might and Magic Heroes Online (MMHO) is a 2.5D MMORPG/Strategy played in the browser. It’s developed by Ubisoft and features the original HOMM world of Ashan.

MMHO has the player choose between two classes of two factions (so there are four classes altogether) and battle it out with NPC and player opponents in turn-based battles that demand quite some skill. Players have a hero and some basic units to start with and later on get a town for producing new types of units. Players progress fairly linearly, with quests introducing them to the various parts of the game. The greatly detailed world looks stunning and atmospheric, with some random loot lying around as well; however, the detail sometimes takes its toll on the UI, which responds slowly at times.

MMHO is definitely a title worth trying; especially so if the desktop Heroes of Might & Magic games saw you ladder with your friends for weeks on end. The cash shop seems quite democratic as well, as you can really do without it if you’re not dead set to reach the top ranks on your server. Other than the lack of player customization and the clunky UI, there’s surprisingly little bad that can be said about this game.

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Ministry of War

Ministry of War

Ministry of War is a strategy MMO, set in ancient history. Players start either as Persians, Egyptians, Romans, or the Chinese, and expand their lead by building their city and conquering enemies. The ancient civilizations are well-detailed, and each playable nation has its own ‘feel’. That’s not to say the nations are different in terms of troops or buildings, though. The combat system is unusual among strategy MMOs, as combat is real-time if you opt for manual fights. The game is time-intensive, but has the player progress through four ages, thus justifying the time spent in-game. Again on the flip side, the player base doesn’t seem very large, and the translation is rough at times. That being said, however, those who like similar games should at least give Ministry of War a try – the game is fun, even with its slow pace and linguistic peculiarities.

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My Lands

My Lands

My Lands is a fantasy-themed strategy MMO. Players can choose from four races and engage in expanding their empire, conquering other territories, forming alliances, etc. Players earn real money through My Lands, by hunting Black Gems. In order to do that, however, players have to purchase a paid subscription. The game has some innovative features like mentorship, which encourages experienced players to aid newbies; moreover, My Lands promotes social play through social quests and alliances. The developers probably wanted to spark competition (and earn more money) by introducing cash prizes, and rightfully so, as it seems that the cash incentive has made the game fiercely competitive – within the paying community, at least.

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Neopets

Neopets

Create your own pet, play games, join the Battledome to flaunt your skills to other players worldwide. Make sure you feed and nourish your pet.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Netrek

Netrek

"Netrek is a multiplayer battle simulation game with a Star Trek theme. Up to 16 players are divided into two teams representing the Empires that fight for dominion over the galaxy."

Free to play indefinitely.

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OGame

OGame

"You start out with just one undeveloped world and turn that into a mighty empire able to defend your hard earned colonies. Create an economic and military infrastructure to support your quest for the next greatest technological achievements. Wage war against other empires as you struggle with other players to gain the materials."

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Ondarun 2

Ondarun 2

Manage a racing team in international tournament competitions. Choose from 950 cars and win some of the 32 tournament cups. This game has minimal graphics but is a fun strategy challenge.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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One Piece 2

One Piece 2

Follow the exploits of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates in Joygames's One Piece Online 2: Pirate King, their second browser game featuring the popular Japanese manga. Explore the treacherous Grand Line with your very own pirate crew, in search of fame, fortune, and the legendary One Piece.

At its core, One Piece Online 2 is a team-building, character collecting browser game with squad combat. It also looks and plays like every other Chinese-developed browser game out there — complete with a cluttered interface, auto-pathing, endless quests and an overwhelming array of bells and whistles. A slowly regenerating stamina bar limits your activities per session, which can be a good or bad thing depending on the player's gaming habits. Combat is turn-based, with a focus on strategic placement of party members and team synergy. Certain skills can be used during battle, so learning when to use them is essential to victory as well. As with most browser games of this caliber, PvP is a central part of the gameplay, so players are more likely to progress towards that endgame. Be prepared to spend cash if you want to participate at the higher tiers of the PvP ladder, though.

Overall, One Piece 2: Pirate King is a mostly generic, "same old" browser game painted in the hue of the popular franchise. Fans of the series might find appeal in collecting their favorite characters, forming their "dream" pirate crews, and defeating other players with them. Non-fans, however, might want to steer clear of these waters.

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Pirate Crusaders

Pirate Crusaders

Crimson Games's Pirate Crusaders is a strategic, fleet building, naval combat browser game set in a medieval fantasy world. Players build and upgrade ships, manage fleets, and even get to occupy an island stronghold.

Combat in Pirate Crusaders is tactical and turn-based. Players initiate skirmishes on a grid-based battlefield with the occasional obstacles. Captains can be trained in various skills that can be used to turn the tide of battle. PvE is the main mode of progression, and players can challenge the harder content by teaming up.

As the game features two-sided factional PvP, players are given the choice to ally with the pirates or with the navy early on. Siding with a faction allows the player to engage in territorial battles with the opposite side. Other PvP modes, such as arena matches, are available as well.

The game's interface is as cluttered as the typical Chinese-developed browser game. Clunky English dialogue and translation errors abound as well. Graphics are dated, and eerily similar to the old Heroes of Might and Magic single player games. The music is a plus, at least, when compared to other browser games out there.

No doubt, Pirate Crusaders's main attraction is its large-scale, factional PvP warfare. If you're into that kind of gameplay, then this is the pirate ship game for you. Otherwise, it's best to sail away to bluer seas.

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Pirate Galaxy

Pirate Galaxy

Take on the role of a space pirate as you set to fight off the invading aliens, the Mantis. Explore the galaxy, complete missions, and enhance your ship using stolen alien tech.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Pirates: Tides of Fortune

Pirates: Tides of Fortune

Pirates: Tides of Fortune is an MMORTS game played in the browser in which you become a pirate—albeit a resource- rather than blood-hungry one—and build a city of your own, hire cutthroats to do your bidding, upgrade technologies, build ships and trade with others.

Pirates: Tides of Fortune has a stunning presentation. The graphics look great and sport vibrant colors supplemented by a convenient interface. There are multiple voices in different languages, all speaking in the tilting “pirate accent”. While the gameplay is fairly typical of RTS games (and it’s as well polished as the production elements), just like the goal of the game is (acquiring resources and building stuff), the game is just too slow unless you choose to pay up. So, for example, just to get through the tutorial you have to spend at least a few days. Battles cannot be controlled directly.

Pirates: Tides of Fortune is, it cannot be stressed enough, a professionally made game that impresses with its looks and the way developers paid much attention to detail. The game does, however, have flaws in terms of speed and, yes, the way it handles its premium currency.

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Pokemon Indigo

Pokemon Indigo

"Start catching wild Pokemon, set up your team with up to 6 Pokemon and start battling online with more than +73770 trainers from around the world! Meet new friends (and rivals) and show that your Pokemon team is the best on the battle field!"

Free to play indefinitely.

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PoxNora

PoxNora

A fantasy strategy game of magical battle where you will discover different kinds of monsters, items, and abilities.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Prime World

Prime World

Prime World (PW) is a Multiplayer Battle Arena (MOBA) game with castle building elements. Prime World follows the same basic structure of other MOBAs – players’ heroes get pitted against those of their enemies to duke it out and gain the game’s prime resource (called Prime, incidentally), much like in League of Legends or Dota. The game has two clients – a social one that allows players to customize their castle, giving their hero new abilities and gaining resources, and a PvP client that hosts the PvP pits. There are numerous twists to PW that make it different but might also raise an eyebrow: there’s a mini-game played during combat that gives players scrolls; players get bonuses on native terrain (a nice touch really); and characters of opposite sex can give each other bonuses. The actual combat is OK and PW could serve as an entry-level MOBA since no items exist and the game sports a good tutorial.

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Quantum Legacy

Quantum Legacy

Real time strategy set in the future. Command units on the attack and attempt to destroy the enemy's drop ship.

Free to play indefinitely.

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Rail Nation

Rail Nation

Rail Nation (RN) is a browser-based railroad simulator by Travian. Players lay down tracks, buy new trains, research technologies and associate with other players in order to be a part of the best-travelled city in the world.

RN looks nice, cartoony and professional, with a friendly tutorial guiding you through the basics of the game. Players then compete in a timed game world, trying to make their city flourish in order to get to the end game where 10 top cities compete for the top spot. RTS elements come as a city view that houses buildings for researching new engines and producing tracks. Planning the best route can be frustrating at times, but maneuvering the perfect one for your engines to take does bring a sort of a fuzzy warmness to one’s tummy.

RN is perfect if you have a knack for these sorts of games. On the flip side, though, the tutorial doesn't cover enough ground for newbies, plus competitive players will find the game rather cash hungry in higher levels of play. Other than that, RN is a solid & professional game that’s ‘different’ just enough to make it stick.

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Red Fire

Red Fire

Red Fire is a strategy MMO with RPG elements, set during the Third World War where three factions, not unlike those of Command & Conquer, struggle for power. The graphics are also reminiscent of earlier C&C titles. The gameplay is far from perfect; besides that there are clumsy combat animations and short, bland campaign missions. There isn’t much to do in Red Fire, either; raiding other players is fun at the beginning, but the pleasure doesn't last. The base setup is interesting – it’s cooldown-based. Besides that, though, there’s nothing particular to note about this game – Red Fire isn’t especially good or bad, it’s just another typical title among many of this type.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Rich$tate

Rich$tate

Richstate is an online business simulator with some RPG elements. In this game you can start your business in five different industries, and each industry has 10 sorts of stores in it. Richstate isn’t a hard business simulator, yet you’ll probably have difficulty with hiring the right employees as you’ll have to invest R$D (the game’s currency) for recruitment. The game’s most interesting aspect is the car-racing system – we all know that businessmen always drive fast cars – which adds PvP and PvE to the game, as users can gain experience fighting against ‘cars on the loose’, compete with other players, and purchase upgrades for their cars. Other notable strong points are graphics and the awesome car part system. Although the game isn’t hard at the first glance, it can serve as prime entertainment for more than an evening or two.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Rise of Mythos

Rise of Mythos

Rise of Mythos (RoM) is a fantasy MMO trading card game. It has a total of four classes – mage, ranger, warrior and priest – and boasts a friendly user interface with cartoony graphics. The tutorial helpfully and gradually introduces the four-lane, turn-based combat, which is surely the best thing about RoM, ND features seven card types of different elements along with hero items and card desk assembly. Two maps are available to the player: the story map and the city map. The story map is for leveling up and exploring while the city map hosts PvP and the card auction house. The numerous social features in this game are helpful in making friends. An extra degree of complexity is added with strategy-game-like upgrades to your town hall and buildings. Of course, this all comes with a price—it’s free to play, but scaling the heights is next to impossible without paying.

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Robostrike

Robostrike

"Welcome to Robostrike online: a real-time online free game. This flash game offers strategy and action and lets you compete against other online players. Here, you take control of a robot, slugging it out for survival with other players and trying to catch all the computer chips scattered over the game board. And if you want, you can even custom-build your own game board playing environment."

Free to play indefinitely.

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Saga

Saga

A persistent world MMORTS in a fantasy setting. Collect troops, build armies, conquer lands and build up kingdoms. Complete with resource collection, city building and peasant management.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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SeaFight

SeaFight

A pirate ship strategy game with thousands of players. Equip your ship and crew, and take to the high seas. You can also earn some booty, in the form of cash prizes. Arrr!

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Shadowland Online

Shadowland Online

Shadowland Online is a strategy MMO with RPG elements. Humankind has been all but annihilated by the undead that have entered through a break in space, and it is up to -- of course -- the player to save humanity. The story is nice actually, and combines real history with fiction: for example, you can win over the Spartan hero Leonidas as a quest reward. Choose from three races and three main unit types; build up your city; form alliances, and, finally, muster up enough strength to get rid of the undead once and for all. Lots of social features and some in-game events also help. Although the game is somewhat complicated once you’re out of the tutorial, it is very rewarding in the later levels, and is surprisingly fun.

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Shattered Galaxy

Shattered Galaxy

A massive squad strategy game. Graphics and game play similar to StarCraft. War, Chaos, and Stratigy. A cross between RuneScape and StarCraft.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

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Siegelord

Siegelord

Siegelord is a MMO Strategy with RPG elements. It’s set in a medieval fantasy universe where the player’s kingdom has come under attack. It’s up to you to fend off the attacks and expand at the same time.

There are three factions to choose from, and they all have some vaguely unique characteristics. Combat can be controlled, and, although having more troops is what usually counts, strategy can in fact make it or break it during battle. PvP, an integral part of the game, opens up pretty late, but you’ll be kept busy with instances and quests until you can find some real enemies. Battles are faction-based. As far as production value goes, Siegelord looks and feels and plays great. There’s even a community radio, which accepts players’ requests.

Siegelord is definitely trying to do something unique, and even though the game doesn’t succeed at some things—like the rather hazy storyline or the mindless clickety-click-click of the early-to-mid game—it’s definitely a refreshing title you’re likely to enjoy.

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Skyrama

Skyrama

Skyrama is a browser-based airport simulator with nice, cartoony graphics. Players start with a simple plane runway and expand their airport with service bays, passenger towers and warehouses; decorations can also be built, and they actually do something -- they increase the passenger flow. There are daily and story-driven quests and a social system which allows you to earn both you and your buddies some extra aircoin, the main resource in Skyrama. You have to service and maintain your planes (your planes act quite like pets) and as well as other players’ planes which arrive at your airport to get gold. Skyrama is pretty fun for a casual game, and exploring the game’s numerous features and buildings just might get you hooked.

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SmashMuck Champions

SmashMuck Champions

SmashMuck Champions is a fast-paced MOBA with a simple gameplay, cartoony graphics and numerous game modes.

It’s quite different from other MOBAs: matches are seldom longer than 15 minutes, team play and cooperative strategy is encouraged more heavily, and the game is easy to learn. The heroes are controlled using WASD, with skillshots and regular attacks controlled with the mouse. SmashMuck offers considerable variety, featuring: 26 unique champions, 600+ items, 8 maps, and 5 game modes ranging from classical tower defense to capture the flag to control point capture, plus two game modes new to the genre—survival and crystal gathering. The client can be a bit buggy at times, but generally SmashMuck runs smoothly. Plus it’s a delight to look upon, sporting colorful, Team Fortress-like graphics.

Altogether, SmashMuck definitely seems more casual, more play- rather than success-oriented than other MOBAs. This can be a bad thing, because it discourages competitive play and the exciting coverage that comes from it. Most players, however, will be happy there’s finally a MOBA without excessive pressure from competitive or simply ill-mannered teammates.

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Soldiers Inc.

Soldiers Inc.

Soldiers Inc. is a military strategy MMO, played in the browser. It was developed by the same people behind Total Domination, a strikingly similar title.

Soldiers Inc. plays quite like your average strategy MMO. Set in Africa of the turbulent year of 2019, the game has players start off with a square base, build it up, produce units and eventually wage war against other players or NPCs. The soundtrack fits the game perfectly, and the voice acting beats most Facebook titles, as does Mr. Black, the player’s cryptic and slightly menacing advisor. Largely the decision to skip or try this game depends on whether you value these kinds of paraphernalia, because otherwise there’s not much to discuss: it’s all been seen before, and too common to be interesting, at least to the veterans of the genre. Battles proceed as statistics, and are not visual; players form alliances for mutual protection; and so on.

To the credit of the developers, there are bi-monthly events where players can amass premium currency without paying, but overall the game falls into the ‘pay to win’ spectrum of F2P games. Soldiers Inc. is solid overall, but the standards for similar games have risen too much for it to keep up.

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