A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Most of the woodland creatures unite for a worthy cause, but some are hostile.
Positive Role Models
Characters are well-developed with their own quirks and foibles. The fox general, for example, is condescending toward the raccoons. The main antagonists, the bears, are portrayed as heavy-handed tyrants.
Ease of Play
Gameplay is very straightforward and easy to understand for a strategy title. If players can handle a game of Battleship, they will be fine.
Violence & Scariness
During battles, players take turns shooting at each other with catapults, cannons, and so on. Violence is all non-graphic. Most of the weapons simply shoot mud, leaves, and nuts; however, a handful of weapons use live pigs as ammunition. No animals are shown being hurt.
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Products & Purchases
Certain exclusive weapons and items can only be purchased with Facebook Credits - including some items needed to complete quests.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Woodland Heroes is a charming military strategy game starring forest creatures that is played on the Facebook social network. The game is free to play, but players can purchase and use Facebook Credits to buy exclusive items that give them an edge in skirmishes. Warfare mostly involves lobbing projectiles like mud, leaves and nuts, although several weapons shoot live pigs. There is no graphic violence or blood, and no animals are depicted as being hurt or killed.
Is It Any Good?
Woodland Heroes is a fabulous strategy game that manages to feel epic without taking itself too seriously. In spite of the cute animals theme, the gameplay is rock solid and compelling, and players will enjoy exploring a sprawling world map that's full of surprises and unexpected twists. A well-developed story full of interesting characters and a fair amount of intrigue helps to keep things moving forward and gives the player motivation to keep conquering. All in all, Woodland Heroes is a winner on all fronts.
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