A open source turn-based strategy game first created in 2003. It has been updated ever since by an active community.
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Pro Single-player and multi-player
Battle it out against the game's advanced bots or go the online/hotseat route.
Pro Endless replayability
A large assortment of maps, classes, units and campaigns. Community addons available ingame for download, as well as a random map generator.
Pro Well established
BfW has been around since 2003 and is a firm favourite within the FOSS community.
Pro Great graphics
Easily one of the most beautiful FOSS TBS games around.
Pro Immersing storyline
BfW comes with an entire lore which adds depth and variety to the playing experience.
Pro Active development
BfW gets updated frequently.
Dozens of languages available to choose from.
Pro The strategy for individual campaigns really forces you to think through available strengths and weaknesses, especially given the hex-based terrain
Pro Unique Play Style
The unique combination of LoC, hex-based map, terrain defence and movement, and map type, with damage types and resistances varying between units, gives a refreshingly unique play style.
Con Doesn't explain game mechanics well
It should have more information on its battle mechanic, job change when leveling up, and traits/skills.
Con Hefty download
The current download size approaches 400Mb.