Toy Soldiers: Cold War review round-up: The pros and cons

By Posted 15 Aug 2011, 18:24

Signal Studios’ action-strategy game Toy Soldiers received quite a positive reception from critics when it was first launched on Xbox Live Arcade back in March last year. In fact, it even went on to become the top selling XBLA game of 2010. Judging by the early review scores it’s been receiving, it looks as though the sequel, Toy Soldiers: Cold War, is heading in the same direction.

We thought we’d take a look at some of the early reviews that have started coming in, just to see what the pros and cons are about the upcoming game. Craig Baker from the wedonetwork.co.uk website gave the Toy Soldiers: Cold War game – which takes place in a number of different settings – an overall score of 93 percent out of 100, describing it as addictively fun.

One added feature that Craig was definitely pleased to see was the co-operative mode throughout the game’s campaign. The only downside in Craig’s opinion is the fact that the Toy Soldiers: Cold War game only comes with eleven levels. Meanwhile, Nick from the gamersaffinity.com website gave the Toy Soldiers: Cold War game a perfect score of ten out of ten.

Nick says that although the sequel plays pretty much the same as the original Toy Soldiers game, it does come with some brand new features that make it stand out a bit more. According to Nick, Toy Soldiers: Cold War is one of the best Summer of Arcade games. Gavin Gaddis from the gamebreakers.co website on the other hand gave the game an overall rating of 4.5/5.

Gavin also describes the game as one of the best Summer of Arcade titles. One feature that improves over the original game in Gavin’s opinion is Wave List Rewind, which enables players to rewind the game back to any of the previously completed waves on the map. The final review comes from Dan Lee at thesixthaxis.com, who gave the game an overall score 9/10.

According to this reviewer, the campaign is lots of fun and the mini-games are extremely addictive. However, he did go on to say that there was a feeling of déjà vu after a couple of hours of play. You can read the full reviews via the links that we’ve provided. Will you be buying the upcoming Toy Soldiers: Cold War game?