Conquer and Ravage in War of Colony and create the strongest empire in the entire world.
Raise and assemble your armies and plunder resources around the map to strengthen your empire.
Strengthen your walls, repel invaders, wage war, and build alliances with fellow players.
Ever wonder what it feels like being a head of a modern kingdom and having huge ambitions of turning it into a thriving empire? Well, that’s what War of Colony tries to advertise: the game wants you to feel like you’re a leader of a nation who wants to expand throughout the world. Though the promotional material makes it seem like it is set in the 1500s in the Age of Exploration, it isn’t. The game is merely a standard MMORTS and we would even go as far as to say that it appears as a reskinned version of other games. Nevertheless, it has in-depth strategy elements and may very well be worth the playthrough.
War of Colony is a new entry to the already-bloated MMORTS genre, and though the setting is rather new, it doesn’t exactly provide anything innovative. It’s a standard freemium RTS: base building, army-raising, and resource-gathering elements are present. You will be in a large, fictional world along with countless other players where you will combat each other or make alliances to further your goals. It’s not the most innovative game on the market, but it executes all the standard nuances of mobile RTS games flawlessly.
War of Colony starts by making you pick your character. These range from beautiful ladies to men who look more like supermodels than soldiers. Jokes aside, your choice does not play much of a role: you will have the same set of skills and advantages from the start, with only your appearance looking different. Anyway, regardless of your choice, you will immediately be undergoing the tutorial stage, which will guide you throughout the basic aspects of the game. For example, you will be taught how to perform missions, attack other people on the map, and of course, build structures and raise armies.
The tutorial emphasizes battles above everything else, likely because the developers know this is the game’s strongest point. Skirmishes mainly involve two opposing sides, alternately firing rounds at each other. These are animated, but the combat animations don’t show much except moving and firing. Prior to each fight, you will get to select your units for combat. There’s an option where the game can automatically select units for you which can give max power.
Apart from the combat, you will also end up being preoccupied with the base-building element. There is a lot to absorb, considering that building variety is pretty wide. However, the usual cast of resource buildings, like farms, mills, and mines are part of the game. Researching technologies are also in the cast. In turn this makes the game quite easy to get into.
Finally, War of Colony is a freemium game, and yes, it has microtransactions. Fortunately, it doesn’t shove it on your face. Unfortunately though, it gets progressively harder to strengthen your armies and fortify your base in the long run, given that requirements are much higher. This in turn may make you want to purchase premium currency. Nevertheless, you can have fun with the game without doing so.
Overall, War of Colony may simply appear to be a reskin of other MMORTS games, but it’s deeper than that. The battle animations are fantastic and there are a few games with a similar setting and theme. Barely providing anything new gives it a distinct advantage: it’s easy to get into. Try it out to see if it’s good enough for you.