[PS4] Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon Review

by Tracey

Side-scrolling strategy game Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon is now available on PS4. Learn more about this fun release in our Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon review!

Ronimo took Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon to Kickstarter earlier this year to try and secure additional funding that would allow the team to add additional content to the game that was cut during the development of Swords and Soldiers 2 for its Nintendo Wii U release. This would have included extra multiplayer maps, leaderboards for mini-games, extra Steam achievements and PlayStation 4 trophies for the game, and more. The campaign did not manage to gain enough traction for the team to consider it would make it to their €50,000 goal, so they canceled the campaign and moved on with their plan to release the game on Steam and PS4 while also adding the Nintendo Switch as a platform on which they’ll be releasing the game.

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Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon has a pretty decent single player campaign, and its story takes you from the Viking lands to the hot sweltering deserts of Persia. There is quite a lot of content to enjoy on your own, plus online multiplayer so that you can take on players around the world. You can also play multiplayer locally if you’re up for some couch 1 vs. 1 battles. If you are a speedrunner, then the game has you covered as it features several objectives for those with a need for speed. Depending on your skill, the main campaign can take you around 6-8 hours to complete, but that’s only for completing each of the stages and not for completing all additional objectives.

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In this latest version of the series you will be commanding a horde of Vikings, and later on, you’ll get your hands on the Demon and Persian factions. As you complete each level of the main campaign, you will have access to multiple objectives to complete. As I said before, some of them favor those who are fast at completing target goals, but there are other objectives as well so that all players can start to work towards completing 100% of the game. It’s not mandatory, but it does add some extra replay value if you’re the type of gamer who likes to finish all available objectives.

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If that’s not enough you can customize your experience, and this includes picking out the units that will be part of your army as well as the spells you will have at the ready to cast upon your opponents since you can also go head to head with your friends in a custom game thanks to the solid matchmaking functionality included in Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon.

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As you play each stage, you will need to gather money and resources which you will need to spend to send out your units to defeat the enemies who are trying to do the same thing. Sometimes you’ll need to use spells to take out larger groups of enemies or stronger enemies that can take a beating before collapsing. Some spells can wipe out entire groups of enemies if timed just right! The graphics ooze charm, with its wacky and fun characters which are displayed with colorful designs complemented by funny dialogue with a lot of jokes.

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Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon is a great 2D sidescrolling strategy game on PlayStation 4 that offers a single-player campaign of a decent length as well as local and online multiplayer that will keep you coming back for more. It improves on everything that Swords and Soldiers did and then some. Get it today!

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This Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ronimo Games.

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