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Game of War - Fire Age
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Join the ULTIMATE battle for domination of the Kingdom in Game of War – Fire Age! PLAY FOR FREE in the most addicting, interactive Action Strategy MMO GAME! Features: - Play & chat with millions of Online Players from around the world in 32 different languages – all in real-time. - Be part of a Global Alliance where you can make friends, co-op with Alliance members & become the all-powerful King! - Train vast armies to lead into action packed battles & watch the fighting in real-time on the stunning World Map. - Attack & conquer the Wonder to become the King! Use your power to give special Titles to your Friends & Enemies in the Kingdom! - Talk & strategize with your Alliance & friends in Chat – Alliance Chat, 1-on-1 Chat, or Chat with the Entire World. - Team up & join Forces with friends or smack-talk & burn your enemies! - Forge diplomatic alliances to Conquer enemies & become the most POWERFUL Alliance in the Kingdom! - Build & Customize your Empire - Upgrade buildings, walls & weapons to strengthen your Empire. - Train, level-up and deck out your Hero – Craft legendary weapons and embed them with powerful Gems to rise above the competition! “I found Game of War – Fire Age more engaging than its closest analogue, Clash of Clans” - NY Times review 5/5 “I love strategic RPG games like this. I first started off with Clash Of Clans and wondered if there was anything as similar to this and found Game Of War. It's easy to get started with and addictive.” 5/5 “This is the best MMO and game ever. I have played other MMO games but this is the best one yet! You can battle other players and collect resources and build really cool buildings. If I had to rate this game it would be 10 stars. But, there is no 10 star rating.” 5/5 “Best real-time Strategy game I have ever played!” 5/5 “If you like games like Boom Beach, Clash of Clans or Mario I think you'll like this one!” Privacy Policy: http://www.gameofwarapp.com/privacypolicy.html Terms of Service: http://www.gameofwarapp.com/termsofservice.html Game Page: http://www.gameofwarapp.com
To Expensive
by Doris1957 on 2018/02/25 02:10
When I started this game was fun. Now it’s all about the money..you can’t grow without spending. I have given up and decided to no longer play until MZ brings back the fun!!
Law Suit Pending..?
by geh4osu on 2018/02/24 23:00
MZ has ripped off so many people in the last few years its criminal! I wouldn’t be surprised if a class action law suit was brought against them!
In app purchases are not optional
by Stickmen4 on 2018/02/24 16:04
You have to make purchases to play this game or you are just wasting your time
Beware-A Bottomless Money Pit
by feanol on 2018/02/24 09:22
The greed of MZ ruins what could have been a great game. Play it at your own wallet’s risk.
WARNING!!
by Bmyhousekey on 2018/02/24 03:11
Unfortunately, the company that owns this game, Machine Zone, has failed to listen to its loyal gamers and continues to excessively upgrade. They have made so many adjustments and paid changes that it has become near impossible to actively play without spending almost $100 a month. Please do not support this game.
Don’t download
by heyyyooo25 on 2018/02/22 21:12
Left the game long ago. Was great three years ago. All good things must come to an end..
Game of Money
by Papagalix on 2018/02/22 20:40
I used to play this game and I liked it cause with a few bucks its exciting to play. Now you better stay out of this game otherwise you would need to spend thousands to play it
Waste of money
by Don7777 on 2018/02/22 19:20
Have played for over four years. It was a game you couldn’t put down. Playing at all hours of the night or day. It was very addictive. Now the developer lost his mind and destroyed the basic concept of the game. It was a game of strategy with a focus on growing and fighting wars. Today it is a buy this, buy that every day. If you don’t spend money you can’t play. Other games of strategy have a basic game that never changes. You can play at any level and if you wanted to buy occasionally to speed up the process of growing so be it. Not with The Game of War. The game is buying to keep pace not playing the game to keep pace. They totally blew it. Have erased the game both from my tablet and phone.
No support
by Jarett H on 2018/02/22 16:48
Read all the 1 star reviews they are correct...game lag is horrible when it counts....get kicked all time when it counts....when mz has a problem it's the players fault and useless emails....support never ever has resolved an issue prepare to spend at least $50 a week just to play...and bump that to another $100 or $200 a month to actually attack someone.
Defects, lag & too many updates
by PJWSpanda on 2018/02/22 00:52
Feb 2018 Game of Wallets cause money and a credit card is required to click click click for hours to play for minutes. Free to those who have forever to click or just like the cat feature. 11 months gone and I think it’s time to spend on something useful or fun. MZ, updates and $100 packs is the cause of fewer players. But hey, I’m sure the other game developers appreciate it very much. Dec 2017 Updates are fast and furious but don’t resolve any issues even as simple as kingdom name on profile. No time to enjoy the game whether you pay to update or not. Those that pay destroy others which may be fun for some with a power complex but then the chance for ongoing play and competition were destroyed as well. Right now it’s about the people I’ve met, not the game.
MZ lies and steals
by Idontwantanickname4234 on 2018/02/21 02:10
MZ is very dishonest. You have to pay hundreds of dollars for packs just to stay ahead. However, the pack descriptions are very vague and you will not receive what you paid for. If you do pay for packs, use caution. Once you unpack and start training, your 30 day shield will drop 16 days early and you will get attacked, losing all the rss and troops you just trained. MZ has even resorted to requiring “screen shots to prove what it said. When you provide the screen shots backing your claims, they then talk down to you and tell you that they “understand how packs can be confusing to people who don't understand.” Very dishonest and money grabbing company.
Good to be rich.
by Larricus on 2018/02/20 23:02
My view is a lot like others'. If you have the money to play you'll find this game fun but even for someone like me who played for a year and a half it gets tiring to be continuously walked on by people with deeper pockets and bigger wallets then me. Oh and Machine Zone (the developers) won't care about you if you aren't a big spender. Just an FYI. I had an issue about a glitch id found that messes me up and they blew me off and sent me an email intended for someone else. I was really embarrassed for them.
Pack your cc
by Yellowbom5000 on 2018/02/20 16:55
The game was fun in the beginning, now it is hard to play due to the fact of the huge amount of money to play... if your just starting to play you may pay thousands of dollars to catch up and be powerful enuf to play. I do not have the large amount of cash needed to help my self or my clan so I now just sit and watch the game. The game has turned into a rich persons game and that is a sad thing because it was once fun and exciting to play..
Rapid Fire Changes
by Eliyahnah on 2018/02/20 12:23
I began playing GOW about 4+ years ago. I worked hard to build over the years and in the beginning it was fun. Then had to stay shielded to stay safe and build strength for about two years. Finally I got strong for about two weeks I had a blast putting my investment of time and money into play and winning kvk fights Then MZ went into high gear changes almost every other day and my years of work were obsolete in the blink of an eye. Power in Mega trillions and I was zeroed in a solo hit not a rally, while trying to reinforce alliance member. I’ve been shielded ever since. It went from a good game to pure insanity and utter discouragement
Don't waste your time
by islanddude670 on 2018/02/20 07:20
This game went from one of the best to the worst. MZ greed Update- months later I still stand by my first review, do not waste your time on this pointless game. MZ is all about the money and NEVER about the players.
Awful system and research
by Foxracingz2004 on 2018/02/19 22:28
Research talent tree is broken and I could not complete my research too many problem and bug in game!!!! Fix it please
Buggy, and garbage quality.
by Kidlink03 on 2018/02/19 22:10
Game is a buggy mess, frequent daily updates tend to introduce more bugs to the game, the game is still playable in its current state but the care and quality the developers are giving to you is simply doesn't exist. The other day Lifetime Benefits I am supposed to be getting just up and vanish, of course I contacted customer service and they took care of it, right? Wrong! Only a small fraction of the benefits I was receiving have been restored, and customer service hasn't been helpful in the slightest in attempting to restore the remaining benefits I SHOULD be getting and PAID good money for. Game is highly addictive, and as a pay to win game it is highly recommended you avoid downloading the game.
Game of war
by Sixpak3919 on 2018/02/19 22:02
Great game ! Use to be. Not anymore.....You have to spend too much money. Not worth it. I’m done.
Won’t open
by Rasirio on 2018/02/19 21:20
I tried to undownload and redownload the game a couple of times it didn’t work it loads to 84% and is stuck there
Pretty good
by ruggedaggie on 2018/02/19 20:01
Pretty good game
Game is slow when I try to open it
by Titan 1218 on 2018/02/19 02:33
When I try to open the game it is very slow. So please fix it or I am going to delete the game
All about Money
by EvilMonkey44 on 2018/02/18 17:46
This game has gone too far ... its too complicated to be fun ... you have to spend a lot of money to play ... every time you almost catch up... MZ adds a new level of Troops that are 100MTTTT% better ... you waste so much time trying to keep up ... it just not fun
Game keeps crashing
by ragingbull77 on 2018/02/18 14:59
11.2.5 update on iPhone 7plus and the game will not load.. keeps crashing after I enter my pin. Please fix. Works on my iPad with older iOS
This isn’t game of war anymore
by LordRokkhan on 2018/02/17 15:56
No, when I started this game years ago it was my life. I played everyday and every night. I played amongst the best players in the game. The rewards and sense of achievement was so strong with everything you did. Grinding and grinding to get that last set piece. I remember crying when I first unlocked tier 4 troops. This was the game to play, everyone I knew played it. But it grew increasingly costly, less of a strategy game and more who has the fattest wallet. Those who couldn’t afford to pay could make up for it with other methods. This game is simply terrible now. I’ve had the best times of my life with this game and now it angers me just to see the icon. Do not download it. You will not enjoy it anymore. It is a dead game that was once a legend.
Preys on and enhances addiction
by Michaelton, DC on 2018/02/17 11:17
I’m not one who easily falls into addiction, but I bless the bless the day I broke free of this game. The game is very parasitic on society. I’m sure the makers are among the richest game creators
Cost me over 20grand, money game if you want to play
by Eric4carpet on 2018/02/16 05:24
At first it was fun, then addictive, the credit cards love you, then credit card bill hate you. Do not start unless you have $100.00 a week or more to give to this game
Cool
by Kingslynn D on 2018/02/16 01:50
Love the game the input the buying of everything could be better but overall Best game all year
It used to be fun
by TexasMedik on 2018/02/15 04:24
2 years ago this game became very addictive, it was fun to play and the game changes were fun. Until they started coming up with new gears and new stuff, which required one to buy $99.99 packs more frequently. So for the rich people that love to spend money and feeding MZ their money, this is your game.
Nice way to stock someone’s bitcoin acct
by Coldhamer on 2018/02/15 03:41
This a pay to compete and at $99 an upgrade it is not worth the life sucking digits to blow it to hell. Game play is not about skill it’s about getting into your wallet. Learning worthless statistics that change like the wind. And the ads get stuck at the title screen so you can’t play unless you buy an upgrade.
Keeps getting stuck on “Unlock VIP” page when logging in
by Zachomania42 on 2018/02/15 03:19
Look, I enjoy this game but I am getting annoyed and upset whenever I can’t even play it. The reason is because the game keeps getting stuck on the “Unlock the VIP by buying this” ad that I can’t even close out of it. I tried restarting the whole app, redownloading it, and now I’m writing this review. I have a IPhone 8Plus so idk if it’s that but seriously it’s annoying and I can’t even play the game.
Help
by brunski35 on 2018/02/15 00:06
Won’t let me log on unless I buy a pack...help me here
The game has been destroyed by MZ
by FastJames65 on 2018/02/14 22:45
I read these reviews and ask myself why should I make comments when everything I would write is consistently stated in everyone else reviews. I paid my dues to build and was enjoying the game until it became a money pit with no chance of being able to play because MZ is constantly releasing new stuff too quickly, i.e. MORE MONEY. By the time you get up to speed everything you have just purchased is obsolete because of new releases. Customer service is terrible also. If you write a ticket they use an auto read to screen for key words and then you get a response that has nothing to do with your issue. But they always thank you “warrior”. There is no good reason to get started in this game unless you have several thousand US dollars to throw away and you don’t care. Whatever you do don’t buy into this game. It has been destroyed by MZ because of greed and a complete lack of regard to customer loyalty. I hope they go broke, Boycott MZ today!
Worse customer service in Industry!
by Nikki8237 on 2018/02/14 19:00
This game was outstanding up until a year ago when they started to accelerate the drops to the point it costs $250 a week to unshield and take a few hits and then get zeroed! MZ has no clue what customer service is! Worse in the industry for that! They should have a high roller/big spender kingdom and leave the rest as they were over a year ago! But it’s too late, no going back now! MZ ruined GOW! Audios Amigos!
Game of War use to be fun!
by Prostang78 on 2018/02/14 16:23
But now it’s all about the money. As soon as you spend money to become stronger the quicker the new releases come out forcing you to spend more money just so you can try to compete in the game. You end up casing the gold packs never getting anywhere in the game “anymore!”! When I first started, you didn’t need to be strong to win battles, you just needed a team (aka alliance) and a strategy, but now you need money and lots of it. You need $99.99 every time a new pack comes (which is once maybe twice a week) just to have what it takes to stay in the game. But that doesn’t include the know how to play the game with the new upgrades that come out every week, which isn’t available in the game. You have to do research on websites to find what is needed to be successful in the game after you have spent hundreds of dollars monthly to have the things you need to stay with the competition!! Use to be a great game but MZ became greedy!! Sincerely, HighWarLander
The Terminator
by TOPICEGUN28 on 2018/02/14 05:08
While the game is highly addictive and a good strategy game. Players make friendly contacts all over the world which makes the game more fun to play. Downsides to this game are lack of certain features that have been request by players to make the game easier to play have cause many players to be highly annoyed with programmers. Server issues have continued for months which cost players valuable time and lost of rss and troops, especially during KvKs also make players highly annoyed. Additional servers should be add to reduce lags and glitches. Key updates should be added to game. Programmers and developers should listen to players requests more carefully to enhances players needs and wants which will make the game better for all. Players are selling out of the game because the lack of concern game developers have for players requests for refunds due to lags and glitches which cost them $$$, instead the developers chose to freeze the players accts. and ban them from play. Developers should fix the problems rather then block users from playing. Overall a good game, but can be better.
Pay to Win Game
by JackSparrow🏴‍☠️ on 2018/02/14 03:05
This app is fun when you first start playing it. Once it has sucked you in, you’ll find that there is no way to grow your stronghold without throwing money at the game. A few dollars at first, that’s fine - most people don’t mind spending a few dollars for some fun. But then you find that there is no way to progress at anything other than turtle speed without buying their $50 or $100 pack. You’re addicted at this point, and surely you don’t want to waste all those hours you invested into your stronghold. So you buy the $100 pack. A couple days later when all the bonuses and perks included with your $100 pack are used up, you will find you have no significantly grown - certainly not $100 worth. You will find you spending serious cash on this money is not a one time thing (no mobile game is worth $100 anyways), it’s a regular requirement if you actually want to play the game in a fun way (i.e. not always being the lowest guy on the ladder). All those big-time strong players with huge power levels and impressive strongholds paid some major league cash to get there. It’s not uncommon for people to rack up thousands or tens of thousands of dollars on apps like these and then file for bankruptcy after having to default on their credit cards. Don’t get sucked into crap like this. At best you will lose $50-$100 for a month of fun. At worst you could easily screw up your real life due to the financial damage games like these cause. Apps like this are designed to make you want to spend your hard earned money on digital perks, and they are designed very well. It’s zero-sum, their success is literally at your loss.
Not worth it
by mikew1027 on 2018/02/12 02:01
If you really want to play, this game will demand ALL of your time and ALL of your $$. Honestly, it’s not worth it. Buy a tuner car or something. Find a better hobby. Unless you have loads of money and are tired of life in which case by all means have fun.
Mz greed took over
by Carrollton_boii on 2018/02/11 18:47
The best game ever a few years ago but now it's not even worth the time or money anymore 💯 I rather kick rocks then play this up to date game 😒 MZ GET OUT YOUR GEED and make the game great again
Need improvements
by Toddtat2 on 2018/02/11 16:24
The game itself is great but once you get to a certain level you start getting all this free stuff that helps you make your city better and to level up all your buildings to higher and higher level but once your hero gets to a high level it just stops you can’t level him up any more which makes no sense why level your city to level 1000 if you can only level your hero up to 550 and make all the upgrades at its highest level then stop but you keep getting points so you can upgrade him that is now useless!!!
Money trap game
by Hans Ginger on 2018/02/11 06:16
I started playing this game several years ago and it was fun. Made friends and had awesome alliances which made the game more engaging. Through time the game became all about spending if you even want to succeed a bit during wars. And i mean this meant serious $$$. Machinezone is merciless and heard all these complaints and will not chain business model because of some millionaires, or machinezone players, who are logged on. Please don’t waste your time and play other games that require less money spending. If you want to make impact, you have to pay $99 per pack weekly or buy several packs. Sad! Hope BBB looks into this fraudulent business
Give it a chance
by KingRiley15 on 2018/02/11 01:44
This game used to be 11/10, but then they stopped taking care of it a bit. No more monsters, atleast in my kingdom. But that doesn’t change the fact it is still the best strategy game on the market. Sure it can be categorized as pay-to-win. But I know many people who dominate the game and haven’t spent a dime. I really hope MZ picks back up on game of war, because it still has potential. Note to MZ: don’t be so greedy. People will spend money on your game if they enjoy it. Please put kingdom jumping back in the game so I can play with my friends. Thank you!!
Rip Off
by Duatt on 2018/02/10 17:58
The game not designed for the players to have fun, it’s designed to get as much money from them as possible. The game advancements are never ending, no one can keep current unless you spend large amounts of money.
Game play stinks
by neuroticboy on 2018/02/10 11:12
If your not willing to spend thousands of real dollars, don't bother. Many abusive players, no way of protecting yourself. No way of retaliating.
Nothing has changed
by Bgdthfdr on 2018/02/10 01:41
Below is my original review. In the intervening months the game has only gotten worse. The only reason I haven't deleted the app is to warn others: In spite of its glitzy commercials on TV featuring Kate Upton, this game isn't worth playing. Unless you are willing to spend big bucks ($100's per month) you will never be able to keep up with the hundreds of players who do. As fodder for the big players you will find it difficult, if not impossible to advance. Additionally, as the game has grown, glitches have multiplied and MZ rarely gets around to fixing them. This makes the game difficult to enjoy. There are many games available that are quite similar (if not identical) to Game of War. My suggestion... try one of the others, you'll be glad you did!
Too expensivve
by RandyC1960 on 2018/02/09 18:54
After 2 years of playing I decided to quit. If you want to play at a top level you must be prepared to spend $2000 a month. Great game not worth the money.
Do not play this game
by Bogjgghtejjirfgjdyhk on 2018/02/09 18:16
Machine zone are greedy and only care about big spenders unless you want to spend or can spend 100 dollars a day to keep up don’t waste your time. Constantly releasing useless crap just to get money not game of war game of wallets only strategy is how much mz will screw you and how much money they will take.
If You don’t spend money you won’t make it
by The1ilove on 2018/02/08 19:07
I played this game years ago and loved it. I’ve tried to play it again but as many point out, if you are not going to make it in the game. There are many dead accounts because people just can’t afford to keep up with what’s needed to play the game. Even if you diligently try to play, i you don’t spend money you won’t be able to defend yourself from others.
BullS***
by Okiecowboy2011 on 2018/02/08 05:21
There greedy and constantly releasing new crap everyday do yourself a favor and pass these greedy fools buy!!!!
Don’t bother- all they want is your money
by Sweet Chickadee on 2018/02/07 19:16
Years ago this was a good game to play with family and friends. Now it’s devolved into just a huge empty money-grubbing wallet vacuum. Old-time players are leaving in droves, and new players have no chance if they don’t spend money. Don’t waste your time here unless you don’t care about your wallet.
Great game
by Robpike17 on 2018/02/06 19:47
I was very skeptical about phone games..... I'm a true console gamer. That being said I got to admit this is a great game I have so much fun playing. The only negative I would have to say about it is that it is expensive as hell to play. Update: I quit playing this game over 2 years ago....it became ridiculously expensive to play if you wanted to be competitive.
Too expensive
by Abcdefg56790 on 2018/02/05 20:50
The game isn’t fun anymore. You need money for everything you do, which takes the whole point out. It’s not a strategic game anymore, just a money pit.
Pay to play - Impossible to keep up
by razman8376 on 2018/02/05 04:59
This game used to be so much fun. Now the updates come so fast and furious, it's impossible to actually play. It costs thousands to get your account to even GET attacked, then you lose it in a single attack. Very few huge spenders can actually attack. This is an addicting and expensive game with no return. No fun at all any longer
Money Suckers
by MZ Official on 2018/02/05 03:03
Too many updates too fast. Blah blah blah. Read the last 1,000 one star reviews. For real. Selfish greedy people. Your game is no fun.
Great game
by v Seann on 2018/02/04 21:31
Super fun with friends. Alot of detail in the game. A good play.
Serious players
by Dragon_Flyer on 2018/02/04 20:35
Fun for the Strategist
Taking over my life
by j0nx on 2018/02/04 06:05
This game is 24/7. My wife misses me. You'll spend more money than you thought possible. No developer support for problems,must be very, very careful. 2017 edit from 5 to 0 I was addicted for almost 3 years. But this game is now blatantly just a cash grab. When I quit, spending $100 dollars a week kept you up to date. Now you have to spend several hundred a day. LOL, ft. You can’t compete against oil money and developers playing for free.
It’s all about Money
by Firemanjosh28 on 2018/02/04 02:20
It starts out fun meeting new people and making friends. You didn’t have to spend a lot of money. Now it’s all about spending money to do anything. There is no reward at the end other then spending thousands of dollars and more hours then I can count. Unless you continue to spend you cannot compete. Don’t play unless you have expendable income.
Money is there only motivation 🤬
by iSnoopG on 2018/02/03 17:09
I’ve been playing for a little under a year and after the updates over the weekend it’s safe to say I won’t be playing again. After all the money I’ve spent over that time they are only offering $99 packs... I’ve did the math and thought about it hard... It’s just not worth it... Back to PS4 I go... ✌🏾
The Game is totally trash
by zeonzx on 2018/02/03 15:33
I suggest that you do not get this game, it used to be fun one of best games, now is completely trash..
Not worth money
by Sirtrouble on 2018/02/03 12:48
Mz has screwed the consumers over stay away from game all MZ wants is money heck with players they’re doing their best to kill the game MZ up to wanting $99 a pack now all that been spent is lost they’re resetting game to get more money lot players are thinking about suing MZ for money they cost them down the drain
A Ghost Town
by Redirect_App&& on 2018/02/02 13:28
With lots of glittering $99 packs, and pushing buttons hundreds of times a day so you can be a MKTTT power, yup made up numbers. The chat rooms are dead. How can this game have a 3.5 star rating, 1 star is too high. Don’t waste your time.
Don’t Download! Turn Back now! Scam Alert!
by Puppetnite on 2018/02/02 08:21
This game is a giant money draining scam! There should be a class action lawsuit against the makers of this Game! It is NOT free. I repeat NOT free. And now for those of us that were stupid enough to pay we are past out of tens of thousands! Yes you read that right! This game is highly addicting because you spend thinking there have to be done upgrading and 24 hrs later they upgrade again! I’ve learned, as have many others! Shame on MZ for being a scam!
Out of hand
by Ktpp11 on 2018/02/02 02:48
The little guy has no chance anymore. It used to be fun but now the few dominant everything
Fun
by Spade_714 on 2018/02/01 06:05
Entertaining good past time
Don't download
by Left for Taco on 2018/01/31 05:48
Don't download a waste of time and money and impossible to grow empire
kill events/packs/lags/money
by anaddictivegamer on 2018/01/31 01:52
AVOID DOWNLOADING this game. its now a truly unplayable game! please avoid downloading this game! too many releases too soon! which than makes you act irrevelant until you cough up money since evey day new releases come up! if any superbowl commercial entice you to download any machine zone game! its a pay2win game! no more strategy involved! please avoid downloading its a trap!
Horrible
by BADBMW on 2018/01/31 00:57
This game used to be a great game to play. It was a strategic game that now has become nothing but money for mz. You don’t need to think about anything, just have deep pockets. If I could give it zero stars the way the game is now I would. If you do start playing be aware that it has a high cost with all the new stuff they bring out almost daily and a lackluster game experience.
The TTTT?????
by k2tkxhoppy on 2018/01/30 04:05
I am a old player from about 3 years ago. It used to be fun Now it’s a money bath for the top 1% of players. I haven’t spent a cent, yet I am a member of the top. Every 30 minutes I get trillions times trillions of the best legendary resources in the GAME. I am stronghold 810, with 70 MT power (70000000000000000000 power). They have 100000000000000 gold packages and 90 buildings for only the top 1%. I got a stronghold 810 upgrade for free, special buildings and all main ones. When I’m inactive, they want me back with 5,000,000 gold packages. The lowliest of players DON’T stand a chance. Even my friend that’s STRONGHOLD 6 gets this stuff... Also the events are just grabs for the top 1% too. I win pretty much all the events, and sometimes score in the top 100. My alliance (now dead) kNW used to win old alliance ranks or something in the top 50 and once won #1, but now it means nothing with all the 100TTTT and VIP 1280, as well as the 4 billion day (100 million year) speedups. My speedup treasury can do 7777TT% boosts and turn 1 year of speeds into 100 million. My treasury also has TTT% boosts and turns 80K gold into 1M. This makes NONSENSE. This is the WORST CREATION of Pay2Win ever to see the light of day. Also, this game is not for 9-year-old. Wow, so unfair, devs. Bring back the old GoW and start being SANE.
Used to be balanced, now BROKEN
by King of Chipmunks on 2018/01/30 04:03
It is addicting. Back in 2014-ish, the game was balanced, you could upgrade and dominate as a free-player. There were no more than 25-ish levels. The game would give you little gifts to help you. It had some strategy. Now, there are 1000 levels (what the?) and the game is based on MONEY, LUCK, and NOT STRATEGY AT ALL. I got a Instant Level up for all things to Level 790, and I was Level 5. WHAT??? Then when I got to Level 6 (legit-ly) they gave me 800 and 810 ups. They continue giving me so much resources that I would never run out. (Trillion-Trillion-Trillion-Trillion-Trillions) All from the gifts. Back then, you got one a day, with a multi-hour expiration to get you to log on. Now, they throw at me over 200 a day, each with the crazy stuff mentioned earlier. Back then, getting 500 gold without paying was awesome, and finding a gold-gathering tile was cool. Now, the ‘treasury’ allows you to generate gold at thousand-percent interest rates in days (millions), if you get that thing that levels you up to insane levels. Wait times used to be reasonable. A day or a couple hours. At insane levels, training a army could take BILLIONS or TRILLIONS of days, or 100 MILLION to BILLION YEARS. They have these events that give you insane stuff, like those TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION resources, to me, a Level 6, not a Level 810. Also, they give these plus 10 TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION percent boosts. The game has lost its balance. Please work on being sane again. 10/10 INSANE
They ruined the game
by Swede316 on 2018/01/30 01:02
Used to be fun and competitive...now...unless you spend $500 a week...good luck...I’m done with it.
I played this game a few years back
by Maddog198525 on 2018/01/29 21:50
When I started playing it was fun it was addictive and didn’t keep you up late at night but as time went on and three years rolled by The game became more monotonous, boring and expensive with new research and development moving at breakneck speed‘s which were hard for players on a budget to keep up with. Game of war became a Pay to play game very fast. Yes it says it is free to play it is free to play until you hit level 20 then you have to constantly buy Gold packs to even try and build up enough power to fight if you’re a big spender with lots of money to put into a game it is great but for people with very little money I wouldn’t recommend
Real Money Hungry Game
by Cherie B ~ Photog on 2018/01/29 15:39
If you have tons of expendable money-you’ll be able to advance quickly and have fun. As soon as you run out of cash, you will quickly be left in the dust as updates are released sometimes multiple times a week.
Poor
by J@$0N//7 on 2018/01/29 05:58
Some years back I played this game let me tell you this unless you are willing to spend a couple grand a year and I mean real money then don’t play it.
Do. Not both
by DGentry on 2018/01/29 05:38
They don’t give a crap about you only the biggest spenders. They will try to force you to update constantly to r@pe your wallet. If you get addicted you will regret is
Money
by Jjjjjaaaaammmmiiiiiieeeeeee on 2018/01/29 03:36
All they want is your money. It was awesome when I first started. Found a good alliance. We all worked together. U could stay unshielded if u wanted. U could collect rss. Now it’s who has the most money. Not a game for everyone sadly to see it go down hill!!
Greed
by King El Jefe on 2018/01/28 20:26
Game was awesome at first but then the greed kicked in and update after update made the game unplayable and unenjoyable. They ruined a perfectly good game, at least I can save my money now that I’ve quit the game.
Banners
by La, la de da de da on 2018/01/28 16:01
I have a lot to say about this game. I like a lot of things, and dislike others. But the thing I really want to talk about are the seriously annoying black banners that pop up at the bottom of the screen. You can’t do anything with them constantly in the way!!! GAME DEVELOPERS: Please, for the love of everything good and right in the world, in the next update, remove the stupid black banners!!!
Awesome
by g92394 on 2018/01/28 12:37
I like the game a lot
Don’t download!
by AlwaysLion Kingdon 366 on 2018/01/28 03:10
Two 1/2 years ago I downloaded this app. I was addicted right off the bat by the social aspect. It was fun and events gave you purpose each player had roles to fill. Slowly over time I realized that I could never catch up cause I could never afford it. The gap between competitive/active game play and those who had to farm for their progress widened quickly. I ended up spending $$$$ to keep up. I quit finally realizing that the amount of fun I was getting per $ was depleting. Well I popped in recently to look around and realized I can’t come back if I waned too without spending cash just to be able to fill a rally. That’s not even relevant anymore. Don’t waste time dead accounts everywhere and if you find yourself miraculously in a very active kingdom it’s gonna be full of mean spenders. Even when I played the game is the equivalent of taking a baseball bat to your neighbors brand new car and then telling them oh well get a new one. Cause these accounts represent REAL MONEY! Some cost the same price as a new house. The whole point of them game when played correctly is to attack, burn, capture the opponents hero and execute it. To do that you kill troops. Troops cost money to make and so when a player is zeroed that means all troops killed .... you have effectively destroyed thousands of dollars of property. FOR REAL!!
Game of Upgrade
by ilikemassage on 2018/01/27 20:17
Game of war used to be so fun! You could rally and destroy other players. The rush was amazing. Playing the game today is much different. No adrenalin rushes, no rallies, no teams or alliances working together to burn other players and conquering wonders. It's a solo game now. Kill events are short and random if you haven't purchased latest upgrades you're shielded and doing nothing. Chat is mostly dead with the lack of rallies, so the game is no longer social. I'm very bored with Game of Upgrades and miss Game of War.
Seriously?
by xo Bella on 2018/01/27 15:32
I had to give it a full star. Not even worth THAT! MZ has ruined this game. New stuff everyday. $100 a month took you far ... now you gotta spend $100 every other day. Smh. I’d say they have no idea what they’ve done, but I’m sure they do.
MZ customer support r idiots
by Cactushead345 on 2018/01/27 07:42
I don’t think they even read the submissions for help. The responses they send back are usually not relevant to the issue and make little sense. The greed of MZ has ruined what was a fun game. Now they release new gear, troops and buildings every few HOURS so before you can use the pack you just bought, it’s obsolete. MZ promises rewards for completing events but often they don’t deliver. Which leads back to the idiot customer support......
Unplayable
by Multijoys on 2018/01/27 01:15
I didn’t play for two years to spend all my time working on upgrading things. By the time I have enough free time to do it all, I’m behind again. As many have said, it used to be fun. Levels of everything are increased regularly, items needed are only in $100 (American)packs, and when you can get it all for $15 a month or two later, you are so far behind, it still takes $100 to buy the newest pack just to catch up. And then you’re only good for a week before they add more, which can only be obtained by purchasing more packs, after you spend time upgrading. Mz wants you to spend $100 biweekly at least just to maintain enough to actually play, assuming you have your notebook next to you to make sure you are doing everything.
Numbers and releases
by Wildride24910 on 2018/01/27 00:45
The numbers are rediculous and that add new stuff every week so you have to spend weekly to even try to keep up and have to be a math magician to even understand the numbers. Mttttt really? Is 1 mttttt even a number?
Do not play! Not even a game anymore!
by Pammy22464 on 2018/01/26 18:21
Was fun at one time. Greed ruined it..
NO SUPPORT FOR PAYING PLAYERS!
by chazbzmom on 2018/01/25 19:54
I spend anywhere between $150 to $500 a month to play this game and remain competitive. I have to play a minimum of 5 hours after making a $20-$30 purchase in order to get everything up to date. No playing, just tapping upgrades & organizing purchased gear. Just 4 months ago I could keep it under $100 per month and stay current. It was fun. Now it’s too expensive. The updates are SEVERAL times per DAY, and each and every update is $. With the smallest pack at $20. 2 weeks ago, and one day, I had a glitch occur on my account. I had just spent $45 to get caught up and poof, my hero got stuck and unusable, so I cannot play. Now I am soooooo far behind, the error is “still being investigated” as of today & there is absolutely NO recourse on their end. No offer to provide any sort of compensation in order to make my account up to date, as it was just ONE hour before the glitch shut it down.
STOLE my $ - never received in app purchase
by Chazmanb133 on 2018/01/25 19:40
Bought a gold pack 2 weeks ago. Never got it. I contacted MZ who said that it was an iTunes issue. Contacted iTunes, they gave a refund and TOLD me to try again. Another $20 & still no benefit payout. MZ says they have no record of a purchase and tells me to contact iTunes. Again. I contact iTunes who says it is developer (MZ) issue & they can't do anything. Now MZ has been given $40 and I still have nothing to show for it but a charge to my credit card! My money was STOLEN. I'm not talking about the ridiculous updates recently...I'm not referring to the outrageous cost and time to play the game now, which are also issues. I AM TALKING ABOUT PURE THEFT! My money was taken. The product was not delivered & I was not refunded.
Great!
by B237 on 2018/01/25 17:12
Love the game and it only keeps getting better!
Horrible Game
by Jax9362 on 2018/01/25 15:49
This was a awesome game back in the day but now it’s not about strategy it’s about who has the most money.... What a waist to a good game.
Not fun anymore
by Ba78bronco on 2018/01/25 11:47
This game used to be fantastic!! I’ve been playing for about three years and back then it was amazing, you had a reason to login because you were building and growing all the time. Now, they have daily upgrades and it is impossible to stay up-to-date unless you purchase a pack every day. Not everybody is able to do that and so they are not able to play because if they drop their shield they will be burned. It’s just not fun anymore. I log in just to chat now. Maybe once or twice a month I will buy a pack and be able to play for two or three days until the next major update where my power is useless. MZ needs to stop the daily upgrades. Leave it alone for a few days where people can enjoy playing.
Waste of time and money
by Squirtster on 2018/01/25 01:34
I spent over$1000 on this game afraid to look at actual spend over two years. Even though I felt like I spent more than a reasonable amount of money it was not nearly enough. You should be prepared to spend many $1000s if you want to fight and have any amount of fun. All I did at the end was shield 100% of the time. If I tried to fight or even unshield for even a short time, I would be instantly wiped out. I walked away and my only regret is that I didn’t leave earlier. Good concept, but look elsewhere unless you enjoy spending $ every day on in app purchases. You have been warned!!!
Not a game at all
by Student of health on 2018/01/24 21:47
I played at high level at one point. Had 20K+ into my account. When I leveled my spending off to enjoy my killing spree, everyone seemed to catch me very quickly. Maybe 2 months later I went from the top castle in the realm to middle of the pack. Mind you spending still but at a reasonable level. Stopped playing because the additions came so fast and often it boggles the mind to keep up. Now after several years, I went back in the game for laughs not expecting my account to still be active. It actually was though. Now I log in and look at the packs and low and behold if MZ doesn’t give me all kinds of freebies each time. After a few months of this my account is middle road competitive with zero spending. I could even buy a pack for $15 and max out all attributes if I wanted to. Imagine if you had a castle worth tens of thousands and I could come along and burn you with $15!! Bottom line.. if you want to play, think again because MZ will screw you eventually and there are literally unbelievable amounts of stuff to the game and they will never stop adding cuz it’s only way to make money. That’s all it’s about not a game but MZ’s money Machine.
You'd be a fool to play.
by K webby on 2018/01/24 15:21
This game takes $$$ to play ! It used to be fun then the greed from Machine Zone went into full affect! When I'm saying $ I mean thousands of dollars. Even the top players have quit. You spend $ then they come out with new stuff so fast that the money you just spent doesn't even matter. Anything made by Machine Zone stay far away!! This doesn't even deserve 1 star.
Stay FAR away (you have been warned)
by Hulking Bravo 1 on 2018/01/24 07:48
If all of those other negative reviews aren’t enough, know that playing this entails: 1) Spend to win (lots, and sadly they speed up the rate to upgrade as time goes by, so what was once every few months is now every hours) 2) MZ has abysmal customer service and if you have any problems, for whatever reason, you are on your own from what I’ve seen. 3) MZ does not care about any players, even those who spend money; they care about profit and finding more suckers to feed them. 4) Even diehard players are starting to leave; what was once an enjoyable experience of building/expansion with strategy has become a toxic money grab. 5) MZ STILL hasn’t completed the alliance city after like two years, which is but one example of many promises they do not keep 6) inflation is absurd in this game (kttttt power is 5 thousand trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion. Or, something like 1x10^63😅) 7) developers lack creativity; nothing genuinely new has come to the game for a while. Same items but in a different form so they can charge you (used to just be food, ore, stone, wood, and silver, but now is stuff ranging from olives to cheese)
Hacked?
by levitating popcorn on 2018/01/23 21:04
The game made all my buildings level 750 and gave me so many free stuff also so did some others also there is now a item called meme for some reason and much more is this game getting hacked?
Literally the Definition of Captialism
by SioJr on 2018/01/23 05:44
If you don't have hundreds of dollars to throw away, don't bother downloading this game. There is no way to advanced past a lvl 21 stronghold without spending $20-$40 just for that next level. Tried for a month and half to amass 2 trillion to level up through sheer playing alone before I gave up. Luckily they only managed to get $5 from me, feel bad for the people who spend hundreds of dollars for a game that no one else plays anymore... download it and look at all the kingdoms, they are LOW population for a reason, everyone else but big spenders have left.
Fun but to much time
by Kiraorose on 2018/01/23 04:22
it take up lot of time and it feel like buy buy buy
Mz killed this beautiful game
by Nickname 1324579 on 2018/01/23 00:28
I started playing this game back in 2013 it was an amazing game of course it was really hard to grow and have real fun but you could actually do it. You could get far enough by spending a few dollars and have fun new features were really hard to get but also they didn’t add new features every day but every 2-3 weeks people could actually enjoy the features they pay for for quite some time. The game was still fair enough in 2016 but in 2017 mz got greedy and started adding new stuff more occasionally every 2 days new stuff then by a few more later they started adding new stuff every single day by the end of 2017 the we’re adding more than one stuff every day. That was crazy the game started using numbers that I never heard of before like10TTTT. But overall at the beginning the game was amazing I used to spend hours playing and never get bored of it, I was addicted to it. Thanks mz for making me quit my only addiction. Surdo503
Game of Bored
by ruckus2018 on 2018/01/22 20:33
This game used to be a bit fun. But now, a bunch of players have quit, uninstalled it or simply just does not care. Try it and see. Hopefully, you have 1120 trillions days to upgrade your troops. Regardless what are your troops, you will only see a few same men waving their arms up and down when attacking. The graphics are rudimentary. Try playing the 1980’s game of “pong”. Same concept here. This game get a “yawn” rating from me.
Meh😒
by NaSims1 on 2017/09/02 02:29
Few years ago when I started playing the game, it was fun and exciting. The game gave you a purpose for logging on and staying up late. No matter what your power level was or your alliance ranking, you wanted to log on so you can build, grow and train your army to trod the battlefield field, attack your enemies and watch them Burn. Now, it's all about money. It is no longer a strategic game. It more about who can spend the most money to upgrade their "Stronghold" then brag about it. When you joined a good alliance you were able to work together and grow. NOW, the game forces you and the alliance to spend money to upgrade and the packages are expensive. Sometimes it give you nice discount on the packages, but who wants to spend their waking moments chasing down a deal for upgrades. While I do understand that you have to spend a little money and I was aware of that when I decided to play the game, but come on guys it's getting a little excessive. I find that more people are deciding to leave the game some of which are the founding members of there alliance and this is sad. Even though we write about the issues we have with the game, it seems that it will never change. Game of Wars will continue to do what is best for them and not their loyal gamers. It's sad to say but If you are new to the game and are thinking about starting to play, I would recommend spending your money on something else
game ruined by daily updates & MZ greed
by saltfork squatch on 2017/08/27 14:22
this used to be an incredibly fun game, but has taken a serious turn for the worse in the last few months...it is not a "FREE" game...sure, you can download it for free, but don't expect to be able to play...the math used makes absolutely zero sense...they don't even use real numbers to calculate anything...what exactly is 1KTT...lol...they use these unreal numbers to complete fuse and bait people to spend money...they put stuff in their packs, and never deliver the goods...it's always "bait & switch"...advertising things in packs that you never receive...I have been playing for almost 4 years and remember when they had their "GUARANTEED last VIP level ever at VIP 20"...that was a huge lie & marketing ploy...you can now obtain VIP 200...there have to be several laws that this company is violating by fraudulent advertising...the better business bureau & fair trade commission should be contacted by anyone who ever spent money, because MZ has robbed us all & continue to lie in their advertising...also, if you have an issue, don't expect any customer service to help...they do t actually have customer service...everything is an automated response & they never address the issues brought to their attention...I used to tell everyone to play this game, but now, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone...stay away from this game & anything else MachineZone has their name on
Don’t download!
by AlwaysLion Kingdon 366 on 2018/01/28 03:10
Two 1/2 years ago I downloaded this app. I was addicted right off the bat by the social aspect. It was fun and events gave you purpose each player had roles to fill. Slowly over time I realized that I could never catch up cause I could never afford it. The gap between competitive/active game play and those who had to farm for their progress widened quickly. I ended up spending $$$$ to keep up. I quit finally realizing that the amount of fun I was getting per $ was depleting. Well I popped in recently to look around and realized I can’t come back if I waned too without spending cash just to be able to fill a rally. That’s not even relevant anymore. Don’t waste time dead accounts everywhere and if you find yourself miraculously in a very active kingdom it’s gonna be full of mean spenders. Even when I played the game is the equivalent of taking a baseball bat to your neighbors brand new car and then telling them oh well get a new one. Cause these accounts represent REAL MONEY! Some cost the same price as a new house. The whole point of them game when played correctly is to attack, burn, capture the opponents hero and execute it. To do that you kill troops. Troops cost money to make and so when a player is zeroed that means all troops killed .... you have effectively destroyed thousands of dollars of property. FOR REAL!!
Ok, but...
by Bev BV on 2017/10/22 06:53
It’s a visually stunning and complex game, I’ll give Machine Zone that. Still, you cannot play this game and make any real progress without paying a LOT of money. There is no end to the amount of spending you will have to do in order to keep up with the game as the engineers continually add more things that you will feel compelled to obtain/achieve to maintain relevance and a sense of accomplishment. This is how they hook you. The constant gaming evolution would otherwise be a gamer’s dream-come-true, save for the fact that these things are NOT attainable for free or by “waiting it out.” You MUST spend money. And not just $20 here or there... I’m talking about hundreds or even thousands of dollars. To top of it all off, despite the exorbitant amount of revenue this game generates, there is still an inexcusable amount of glitches and lag within the game, as well as slow & incompetent customer service when problems arise. Bottom line, DON’T download this game unless you are prepared to drop loads of cash to “enjoy yourself.” Otherwise, don’t even bother. Take it from me; I have played this game for several years now, and I can attest to all of this from very personal (and financial) experience.
Spenders are leaving game
by ahalia on 2018/01/18 14:29
Do not let your kid on this game it’s very expensive, vulgar, violent, mean and cruel environment. Shame on Mz and Apple for Posting this game as good for for 9 year olds and up. It should be 18+ with deep pockets and hours a day to waste. Latest updates aren’t fun at all. you buy today, setup is tedious takes a few hours all so that tomorrow your obsolete due to a new feature release that you must buy. This Flash pace of new features required to advance in game make it a game you can’t enjoy unless you spending $300 min a week plus many hours daily. You could Spend $20 a week, at that point you pay to build but can’t really play. Spend $100 a week you can play but not much you can do after a day or two. So it’s spend deep, play same day or stay shielded. This used to be the best game ever! Most players stay in game out of addiction and hope game will be as fun as it once was. For many biggest draw and why they still play is the friends made on game. There is not a single kingdom with full full alliance not even enormous gg to fill a rally. More than half of accounts are abandoned. It’s a dead game with just a few super addicted players or Mz players. Money Zapped, time wasted. Some players lost their jobs , their marriage and even their homes over this game. Be safe, stay away
Wasted days
by FredBoeheim on 2017/12/29 02:57
Update- left the game! Never again will I play a game such as GOW! Apple should be ashamed for allowing this type of model to continue to exploit their customers. This game is addictive and a horrible waste of cash and time. The only way to progress to a point where you are victorious is to expend ridiculous amounts of cash. The game freezes, crashes at the most in opportune times and customer service is worthless. It's all about the Benjamin's. The game has so much potential, but through the greed of the developers and the domination of a few players with extremely deep pockets, what once was an excellent war game has devolved into an expensive version of FarmVille. Watching the timers click off as you wait patiently for skills that take upwards on 50 days to complete, unless you purchase gold to purchase speed ups, is as much fun as mowing the yard. I expect to join the cadre exiting the game and sell my acct soon. Excellent at first, blows now. 2017 update -things have gotten entirely out of control and impossible to follow. Items gifted or purchased are measured in TTTT, what the heck is a TTTT? How long is TTTT DAYS? High priced packs, the hundred dollar packs, typically go on sale within the week, to be replaced by a new and improved $99 pack. Truly sad. Seems like more and more players are bailing.
Getting worse by the day..
by C and K on 2017/12/28 17:08
Don’t waste your time. It’s all about the money now. This game used to be fun and I actually wanted to log in to play and chat with my alliance, but now new upgrades and crap Every. Other. Day. No joke...every other day you need to buy a pack of stuff just to keep up. It’s absolutely crazy. The first year I played I never even had to buy a pack to play and enjoy, but now if you don’t then you might as well not play because you will get ruined in minutes. 90% (over 100 people) of the people I used to play with have quit the game because no one can keep up with the amount of money needed keep buying upgrades. And then let’s say you do buy a pack...the next day the same pack is cheaper and it has all the same stuff. Why would I want to buy something when I can just wait and get it cheaper? But PLEASE...If you change NOTHING else...FIX THE INVENTORY/ITEMS LISTS!!!! EVERY time I click something it puts me back at the top of the list. When you have to scroll through hundreds of items that gets really old really fast. I hate doing anything because it takes so long. And it’s only in the past couple months it’s done that. Fix the crap that’s wrong with the game and chill on the the updates and maybe people would play again. 🙄😒
Just Nasty
by Fun... But... 😔 on 2017/10/22 21:20
MZ, just stop. Your advertisements are annoying, especially when you make us not only watch a video, but actually play the "game". The game you show does not even have good graphics, and it was probably copied from a primitive tower defense game. Needless to say, this "video" advertisement is nothing like GOW at all. However, I would argue that this tower defense game is more fun than the sht MZ gives us. I haven't even gotten into the real gameplay yet! We have people here, downloading the game because they like tower defense games, only to find that it is a game like Goodgame Empires. This is not okay. And the biggest problem is is that you might want to spend your life savings on this game, but not only do the packs come late (sometimes a week later), one hit from another player and boom! Your SH is gone. This game is an absolute disgrace and is only fun if you spend thousands (trust me, people have). This game was ruined by greedy developers. Edit: If I could, I would rate it 0 stars. I thought it was bad in December of 2016 but I was wrong. MZ comes out with new updates every day and you literally have to spend hundreds of dollars a week to catch up to not even the top players, but just the medium sized players. I am just done, and I am quitting forever.
Not a game at all
by Student of health on 2018/01/24 21:47
I played at high level at one point. Had 20K+ into my account. When I leveled my spending off to enjoy my killing spree, everyone seemed to catch me very quickly. Maybe 2 months later I went from the top castle in the realm to middle of the pack. Mind you spending still but at a reasonable level. Stopped playing because the additions came so fast and often it boggles the mind to keep up. Now after several years, I went back in the game for laughs not expecting my account to still be active. It actually was though. Now I log in and look at the packs and low and behold if MZ doesn’t give me all kinds of freebies each time. After a few months of this my account is middle road competitive with zero spending. I could even buy a pack for $15 and max out all attributes if I wanted to. Imagine if you had a castle worth tens of thousands and I could come along and burn you with $15!! Bottom line.. if you want to play, think again because MZ will screw you eventually and there are literally unbelievable amounts of stuff to the game and they will never stop adding cuz it’s only way to make money. That’s all it’s about not a game but MZ’s money Machine.
Over 2 years playing GOW
by Jaydomina on 2017/12/02 08:19
$$=win, No $$= no win, Glitches all the time(especially during major events) This due to the fact that their IT team does not understand networking or don't care enough to purchase correct number of servers and NOS ( Network Operating System) When you contact support, you get ridiculous answers. You can explain an issue clearly to GOW and there answer is always "checked your account and the numbers are good" (put clearly not) or "sorry we can't reverse the damage, but here are some free resources" (these resources don't even fix 5% of the damage caused by their glitches) Packs that offer free packs are not clearly labeled (you think your getting certain number of free packs, only to be disappointed with less than that) . GOW keeps adding new game changers but you spend hours trying to implement them and get a very short time to use or new stuff comes out before you can setup the stuff you just bought!! Basically you end up paying & setting up, but not playing!! Only thing I like is chatting on game, but I can do that on free chat apps. So if you like throwing money away and chatting...this game is for you!!👍
The Terminator
by TOPICEGUN28 on 2018/02/14 05:08
While the game is highly addictive and a good strategy game. Players make friendly contacts all over the world which makes the game more fun to play. Downsides to this game are lack of certain features that have been request by players to make the game easier to play have cause many players to be highly annoyed with programmers. Server issues have continued for months which cost players valuable time and lost of rss and troops, especially during KvKs also make players highly annoyed. Additional servers should be add to reduce lags and glitches. Key updates should be added to game. Programmers and developers should listen to players requests more carefully to enhances players needs and wants which will make the game better for all. Players are selling out of the game because the lack of concern game developers have for players requests for refunds due to lags and glitches which cost them $$$, instead the developers chose to freeze the players accts. and ban them from play. Developers should fix the problems rather then block users from playing. Overall a good game, but can be better.
Stay far away
by schwa298747 on 2018/01/07 15:49
Pathetic.. Today we are at sh850 with tier 43 troops... multiple new heroes each week. Read back a month or so and see people complaining about a new drop or two per week. It is now 3-4 new $100 drops per day. Tonight the game is unplayable because they aren’t even checking their ridiculous releases because they don’t have the time to.. such a waste that a great game that was the top grossing daily and weekly app, has gotten to this point. They don’t listen to their customer and if they spent 5 minutes talking with them they could easily turn it around and make millions per day again... stay away from final fantasy as well, same company different name. Looks like they are using their business model and spinning new apps trying to capture what they had. They could hand me the reins and within a day or two I could easily make this the #1 app again. That’s how much they care about the people that pay their salaries... so pathetic and very disappointing.. they ran the top players out of the game, and we are talking people that spent $1000’s per week.
Glitchy money pit
by LadyAnna1 on 2017/10/13 16:43
The game used to be fun. I've played since it was released! The good old days. In July 2017 a stronghold 40 was max... now it at 305. In line with the speed of all new releases... at troop level 18 now from t4 . You HAVE to buy to play this game... you cannot play without buying a minimum of $500 a month at minimum. But if you the money it's fine right? WRONG.. for a software company the have horrible programmers that can't keep the game functioning as intended😆. For a YEAR now the game has been plagued with glitches so bad your purchases cannot even be used! Ticket after ticket to MZ support and no fix in sight. They don't care about their players or the gaming experience at all... it's all about making money and customer service is nonexistent. This company should be sued for their false advertisements and not providing the game capabilities PURCHASEd by players... myself included. Today I quit because I realize the game will never work properly and the company doesn't care,., as long as people keep buying they keep profiting
Just a money grab now
by HickeyBE on 2018/01/19 14:46
I’ve played GoW for a long while now. It was fun with some strategy and teamwork necessary back when it first came out and the highest Stronghold was level 21. Now they don’t hide the fact that they’re squeezing you to spend money to get anywhere in the game. The highest Stronghold level is about 1000 and it goes up every few weeks so you need to spend more money to maintain your dominance. There’s no way to catch up in the game. If you don’t spend money then you’re stuck with weak, low-level troops. You can get level 4 troops without the need for any extra items. Now they have level 46 troops available and there is now way to get anywhere close to them without spending money. I now have more locked buildings that require you to spend money than I have normal buildings. It’s perverse. The game has become no fun to play. It has become impossible to grow. You can’t complete new quests because you haven’t spent the money to get the items necessary to compete. You build a little and train some more only to get swatted like a bug by the bigger players. Do yourself a favor and don’t download this if you don’t want to feel the pressure to spend money every time you play. Literally every time you open the app, you are presented with the “Buy Gold Packages” page. And then again when you collect some of the meager gifts they throw at you. There is no way around their barrage of messages to spend money.
The Rich prey on the Weak
by MCAS77 on 2017/09/29 05:31
I've been playing for 4 months now. I feel it's time to leave a proper review. Please. Don't. Stop... do not download this app. 1) it's addictive... fun right? No! Like an illegal drug you will spend money, wanting to advance to become the biggest and baddest kingdom in the land. Well... packages to upgrade start at $4.99. You buy one thinking oh that's not bad. From there they hit you with $19, $59, $79 and oh yes, $99 packages to upgrade! Don't be like me and think oh I'll just buy the $19 packages... it adds up! At a certain level, you HAVE to pay to upgrade!!!! There are players in this game that PAY $100's of dollars to become level 125! Only the RICH can do it! Plus, to upgrade buildings, it takes multiple days sometimes it takes a billion trillion trillion days!!! I AM NOT LYING. They give you speed up Day tokens, you have to pay for them of course. So many have stopped playing. A lot of castles sitting around without peace shields. They can't afford it and neither can I! Shame on you MZ!!😡
Game is a scam
by Seannw1 on 2017/12/01 23:00
This game is literally a scam and I honestly can not believe that Apple allows this piece of garbage to infest the App Store. I played this game for a long time, at first it was a pretty good game and I made great friends and even met my future wife while playing. Over the last 12-18 months the game has turned into a scam. Mz releases 1-3 new expensive updates a day and on some of these updates you will literally lose everything if you don’t cough up $99 the second it’s released. There isn’t any strategy in this game anymore, it’s all about who is willing to spend more. I would give this game no stars if apple would let me. I honestly don’t know why Apple hasn’t banned this company. Also don’t bother to play Mobil strike or final fantasy because they are the same as this game, just rebranded and skinned. They are so hated as a company that they can’t even use the same name in all of there games. They have to change it to Deceive people. You have been warned, steer clear of this game.
The game has been destroyed by MZ
by FastJames65 on 2018/02/14 22:45
I read these reviews and ask myself why should I make comments when everything I would write is consistently stated in everyone else reviews. I paid my dues to build and was enjoying the game until it became a money pit with no chance of being able to play because MZ is constantly releasing new stuff too quickly, i.e. MORE MONEY. By the time you get up to speed everything you have just purchased is obsolete because of new releases. Customer service is terrible also. If you write a ticket they use an auto read to screen for key words and then you get a response that has nothing to do with your issue. But they always thank you “warrior”. There is no good reason to get started in this game unless you have several thousand US dollars to throw away and you don’t care. Whatever you do don’t buy into this game. It has been destroyed by MZ because of greed and a complete lack of regard to customer loyalty. I hope they go broke, Boycott MZ today!
Once upon 3 years ago..
by D3w4eva on 2017/09/28 04:35
3 years ago I played game of war religiously. I loved the game, my alliance was fun to talk to and we became a second family of sorts. The gameplay was simple, play wisely to unlock higher level troops to participate in a fun kingdom kill event each month. As the game grew it turned into kingdom vs kingdom which was pretty neat. Then something changed. It became a complete pay to win and almost pay to play with 100$ purchases thrown at you to make you one of the big boys. Now after a 2 year break it has gotten worse. The 20$ packs are just for show, you still easily throw down 100$ a month on this game because new content that you HAVE to buy— no possible way to earn it in game— comes out almost literally daily. It’s ridiculous. The kingdoms are full of dead accounts of people who have long since given up trying to catch up and I’m on the verge of the same... again. Was a great game hence 3 stars. But be warned, it is pay to play now.
GOW Player Very addictive!
by Gale J on 2017/11/27 22:32
Great game but addictive! Love the game but something's cost to much. Plus somethings like the leaders has to much power over. No one should have the power to turn my alerts off from a main button but not change how I have those alerts set! Please take that away bc we all spend money sometimes so why play with people like that. Please take that button away from there! Please stop changing so much money for this game. I rather play and not spend any money now. Plus these mega wars that split alliances up or scatter them to other places is not that great of a feeling. Then someone else takes your Alliance over and some players are blocked from chat or they have their very on chat line but a person can rack up all kinds of points for the alliance and no one in that alliance ever talk to you. I just want to attack my own cities!
Used to be fun.....😪😪
by Liddylu on 2017/12/14 13:57
I started playing this game when it first came out. I was an R5 in one of the top alliances in the top kingdom (386). We couldn't wait for new updates and the price to pay was cheap. It was all about strategy and getting to know your kingdom. Then all of a sudden you had to spend $ to play,,, lots of money. Then even more money. I remember a time years ago I would stay up all night to rally people. We had a great time. Then it became ridiculous with new updates. I saw people that were maxed out, zeroed within hours of a new update. It was no longer about strategy. Cores used to be customizable for defense and attackers. Now it's all about the gear you buy. Hero level 550. Is crazy. I miss when SH were only level 21. That was when the game was actually fun. Don't download this game. You will lose your house and your wife/husband after the money you spend just to keep up. MZ took a fun game and ruined it. Clash Royale is much more fun and inexpensive.
Mz killed this beautiful game
by Nickname 1324579 on 2018/01/23 00:28
I started playing this game back in 2013 it was an amazing game of course it was really hard to grow and have real fun but you could actually do it. You could get far enough by spending a few dollars and have fun new features were really hard to get but also they didn’t add new features every day but every 2-3 weeks people could actually enjoy the features they pay for for quite some time. The game was still fair enough in 2016 but in 2017 mz got greedy and started adding new stuff more occasionally every 2 days new stuff then by a few more later they started adding new stuff every single day by the end of 2017 the we’re adding more than one stuff every day. That was crazy the game started using numbers that I never heard of before like10TTTT. But overall at the beginning the game was amazing I used to spend hours playing and never get bored of it, I was addicted to it. Thanks mz for making me quit my only addiction. Surdo503
MZ has gone insane
by Decadave on 2017/08/08 20:18
I started playing GoW a while ago, and the developer used to have updates every week or two. You had time to get caught up on all of the new research/building levels/troops between updates. Additionally, the updates were modest in how much improvement they gave to a player. If you didn't purchase a new pack, it wouldn't mean that you were irrelevant...it just meant that you weren't going to win the big battles. Over the last month, MZ has literally been offering new releases every day. If you want to be a strong player, you have to spend money daily. These new releases make players stronger by an order of magnitude. You can go from being the ruler of your kingdom, to a player that has all of his troops killed by a single attack two days later, if you don't buy new packs. MZ is running people out of this game at an incredible pace, because they can't afford to pay. It was a fun game, but now it just costs too much.
MZ is a joke
by BraveTala on 2017/12/06 03:24
When I start playing this game it was soooo much fun. Now like the others have said it has gone down hill in the last few months. If you have a problem in the game customer service doesn’t care. All mz cares about is the all mighty dollars the upgrades for your stronghold have gotten WAY out of hand ever single day there are more upgrades and things going on. If you don’t spend you might as well not play because you won’t last long. The people that I started play with a few years ago have almost all quit. A lot of the alliances are dead and not too many of the even rally anymore. You can be 300KTTTT and be rallied and be zero’d in one hit. But you’d think that MZ would get a clue. But nope. The only reason I’m still playing is because I have sunk soooooo much money into I can’t stand giving up and throwing so much money away. MZ doesn’t care about the customers at all they care a bout is how much money the can make off of you. Stay way
Extreme spending required to play
by NTJedi on 2017/08/09 04:40
A growing greed is the only focus of these developers. There's literally "zero" creativity with game updates and features... as every single one requires big spending and only adds increased attack types or defense types to your stats. Lots of dead features like forging items, treasure maps and killing monsters give old worthless rewards... VERY BORING. Game events also are old worthless rewards. You literally have all troops die with a single enemy attack even if you've spent hundreds in the game! Advertisements to buy packs spam your game mail too! LOTS of players spreading the news to avoid any games from Machine Zone such as Final Fantasy because the developers don't bring new ways of gaming fun, they only add higher stats costing more money. The only people still playing are the ones who spent lots of money in the game... and MZ pushing them away with the constant new updates needing more money from gamers.
Used to be fun
by CBKBGB on 2017/10/29 22:21
This game WAS fun and exciting till about 8months ago when the game developers decided to remove all strategic gameplay and make it all about how much and how fast you can spend. ‘Free to play’ is long gone, just a different version of FarmVille. Actual gameplay requires weekly, if not daily, in-app purchases. I’ve been back and forth with MZ customer service, which is a joke, and they pretty much confirmed this. Big shame, was an exciting fun game. Logging in these days is just to reload shields to protect the investment I already made into this game. I’ll have to let it go at some point since MZ doesn’t care about their loyal players that helped get them to where they are now with their game platform. Stay away from this game unless you have extra money that you really don’t want because 1 pack purchase will only last 48hours max. Should also note, images listed here are nothing like the actual game graphics
NO SUPPORT FOR PAYING PLAYERS!
by chazbzmom on 2018/01/25 19:54
I spend anywhere between $150 to $500 a month to play this game and remain competitive. I have to play a minimum of 5 hours after making a $20-$30 purchase in order to get everything up to date. No playing, just tapping upgrades & organizing purchased gear. Just 4 months ago I could keep it under $100 per month and stay current. It was fun. Now it’s too expensive. The updates are SEVERAL times per DAY, and each and every update is $. With the smallest pack at $20. 2 weeks ago, and one day, I had a glitch occur on my account. I had just spent $45 to get caught up and poof, my hero got stuck and unusable, so I cannot play. Now I am soooooo far behind, the error is “still being investigated” as of today & there is absolutely NO recourse on their end. No offer to provide any sort of compensation in order to make my account up to date, as it was just ONE hour before the glitch shut it down.
Think twice
by MZ needs professional help on 2017/08/28 07:44
Before installing Game of War. Once a fun game, it's now nothing more then a ticking time bomb. The summer of 2017 has brought about endless updates, that are almost daily.(Once monthly, then biweekly then weekly in the days of yore.) Miss even one and you won't enjoy the results. Unless you just won the lottery to spend ridiculous amounts of money, you won't be able to play for long. MZ has lost their mind and decided to see just how much cash they can squeeze from this cow before it becomes their next burger combo. The thing about daily updates are all the bugs introduced that often go unfixed. This includes the game packs you can purchase. Don't believe what the pack offer reads, it's a crap(50/50) shoot if you'll actually get what's advertised. Forget about customer service, its automated and they seem to delight in ignoring you every way possible. Except your money, they'll gladly take all of that.
MakivliGost
by MakivilGOST on 2017/10/23 03:42
I’ve been playing this game for over 3 years. It was an excellent game at first. I took 3 years to build my city and troops, and witching less than 10 seconds it was all wiped away because I refuse to spend on another $20-$99 for another pack. Now I only log on to say hello to friends from my alliance to say hello. Besides, you can spend $99 today and tomorrow you can get a similar pack for $20 but the pack is now ancient after they update the game regularly and when they do they add another feature that forces you to spend more money or become obsolete as a player. I actually do not mind spending a few dollars for packs but this is becoming ridiculous. I’m too far in to quit but I rather become obsolete than give MZ another dime. I’ll probably spend $20 every six months to stay obsolete but I will never spend $20-$40 a week to stay current. I hope MZ is reading this because you just lost another loyal customer.
Not free anymore
by Jennifer P 1979 on 2017/10/29 23:25
I have been playing for 3 years and in the last few months MZ has been dropping new releases almost on a daily basis. Our kvks are barely once a month. They tend to bring a new release prior to a kvk without the ability to utilize the release. I was a rally leader and have a trap. As of April 28, 2017, hero 81-85 was released along with 4 new gem sets, new core and a defense gear. All within days of each other. We barely had the chance to adjust with t6s and the new VIP and now pretty much everyone is quitting and soon I will be one of them. I just wish MZ would stop with the releases and bring back the weekly kvks and give everyone time to adjust. We don't need any more releases for at least a year. Since August the hero and VIP has more than doubled along with the buildings. You need to be able to afford this game to play now as you need to be maxed just to play. It is no longer fun anymore. Do not download the game.
Lag issues effects ability to play
by RCS001 on 2017/12/01 04:54
Great game but now it is very expensive to keep up with. If you don’t pay for the way too frequent upgrades, you are basically playing a high dollar FarmVille... forget trying to take the Wonder or winning an attack on another city. Severe server lag and constant crashing is a daily event and the extremely poor response from customer service, speaking to you like you are an idiot is aggravating at best. The constant insistence that the problems are because of your device or internet connection instead of truthfully stating that their lack of QC before releasing the way too many upgrades/updates and poor server bandwidth will surely disappoint you. If they fix this, it is excellent game play and will be an absolutely excellent game. Please fix these issues and let us get back to the enjoyment from 3 years ago MZ😊
Don’t waste your time
by Sosa916 on 2017/09/28 20:06
I started playing this game 5 years ago with my son and was fun he social aspect. The battles. And slow growth. It took them 3.5 years too give us T5’s Troops and now we have T13’s with different gear dropping daily and no time to even learn new troops, new gear. It is all about greed now more then letting your loyal gamers have fun and battle. Everything has gotten out of hand so much do that you can a ridiculous amount of troops which take money and resources to build gone in just 1 attack. It’s sad to say after I was zeroed my son told me it’s time to quit. And as hard as it is I must say I have to agree with him. It has become To expensive to enjoy or even try.. I miss the good old days. So with a heavy heart of saying goodbye to dear friends it’s time to walk away.. and messaging machine Sind dies nothing as they don’t care and give generic responses.. signing off ArcanumLove
GoW-the biggest $$$$$ trap ever
by DiGeister64 on 2017/08/05 15:11
I played GoW for 2 years, grew with the game, took over a clan as leader... now I avoid this game like the plague it is. To keep from having others attack you and take everything from your supplies to your hero, you'll need to stay shielded. To stay shielded you'll need shields, and they cost. You can earn some, but not enough to stay safe. If you don't and just get zeroed, you'll likely be talked to by your leader about not bringing the attention to the hive, or kicked out of the clan to survive alone. It's all about the money. Money in exchange for the latest research and skills ladder they build (expect these regularly), money for shields, money for... everything. One of my players racked up $10,000 in debt in one year on this game, and he was a modest spender. If you're not rich, this isn't the game for you. I had to go cold turkey and just walk away.
Can't succeed at this game without going broke.
by :()$&@ on 2017/09/16 17:45
I used to play years ago and did great and belong to a top team. I was a level four and enjoyed playing. Than my IPad broke. I recently got a new one and downloaded the game and my profile. I had thousands of chests and upgrades from my city just hanging out. Everything was gone so I put up a week long shield and used all the stuff that had accumulated to build and upgrade for the week. Right when my shield expired I was attacked, destroyed and my hero taken. There are just to many massive players who spend tons of money, to accomplish anything in this game. You work all hard at it and ultimately become a farm for bigger fish. There should be some kind of levels or something, how do you defend when you're a level 18 city and a level 80 comes along and wipes the floor with you? No fun, not worth the time...
A big thumbs down
by Ts246 on 2017/11/30 21:46
MZ hasn’t even attempted to fix this game, all they care about is taking your money and giving you crap in return. Customer support, except for canned messages, is non existent. I wish there was a lower rating. MZ has been more concerned with making big money, than with the product they put out. They continuously add items for you to buy that make the items you just bought obsolete. The program is poorly written, dumps the players many times every day and the lag time is terrible. When you go to battle you get dumped or the game freezes and when you get back, you have been defeated and lose much of your investment. Knowing what I know now, I wish I had never downloaded this game. Ps: they tell you it's free but the only thing that's free is downloading the game, after that they have it set up so you must spend hundreds of $$ to play.
Might as well just flush $$$$$$$ down the toilet…….
by Dirtè on 2017/08/06 19:29
Unless you do nothing but spend money in this game, you are destined to lose. Sometimes MZ (the developers) will drop your shield while you’re sleeping, and in turn lose all your troops/power. Played for a year, spent around $1200……last night they must’ve dropped my shield…..woke up completely dead (yet somehow my shield was still active; Hmmmm - money making scheme?) Basically, last night I lost $1200 with nothing to show. With heavy hitters spending $50k+++++ on it, just expect to spend money and be killed. If I’d known this from the start, never would have downloaded it (don’t even get me started on the CONSTANT updates they do, so you’re forced to spend more money to keep up). Sooooo, DO NOT DOWNLOAD/PLAY this game…..you will hate yourself for it later on, and will have a much lower figure on your bank statement.
Always was pay to win
by hate family guy on 2017/09/09 18:05
To all the people saying it used to be play to win...it's always been pay to win. If you've been playing long enough you'd know that back in the day (at least when I first spent money) it would cost at least $1,000 to get tier 4 troops and good gear. The cost hasn't changed other than if you wait a week you can max out your account for like $30. The people in your alliance make it fun. Want to destroy people? Spend $1,000 or more a month, want to trap, spend $200 a month. Research isn't as important anymore as good gear and a ton of troops are. It used to be that with the right research you would ruin the day for the biggest spenders. Now you have to max research, current gear and more troops than the galaxy has particles
Incredible Masterpiece
by Mikethenike48 on 2017/12/04 23:27
I have been playing for two years and whenever I pick up my phone I am drawn to this app. It always has something new to offer. Had some problems learning at first but now I am a little better. I am not gonna lie, the more you spend, the better you will get faster, but if your in an alliance that can not take itself way to seriously and care about the people inside it, you will have a lot of fun. You have to be active. This is not something you put down for five days and cone back to. People are depending on you to do your part so millennials and x'er's don't apply😀! Just kidding.
Extremely frustrating
by Fhzdjncxxh on 2017/10/31 03:04
I started this game back when a level 21 stronghold was the best anyone had, and that's when this game was the most fun. You didn't have to spend a ton of money to actually make progress. Now it's 2017 the day before Halloween and the stronghold level is 300 and the game has lost everything that made it fun. Don't get me wrong I'm willing to spend a little money here and there but it's absolutely ridiculous at this point, don't even bother with this game. Also almost everyone is afraid to drop their shield because they'll get zeroed by someone who spent more money then they did, and no one wants to lose their investments hence the shielding. MZ if your reading this which I doubt, just stop now no more update designed to take people's money, we cant stand it anymore.
Prepare to be a victim, unless your rich...
by jlucs_96 on 2018/01/20 14:32
I played this game for 3 years, started when building cap was 21. Now we’re at 950 I believe, and the only way to stay up on it is to drop(if your lucky) is a 100 a week. If you wait till that cap drops to a 20$ pack, they don’t include one of the umpteen hundred ridiculous items you need to upgrade each type of building. So in the end, your always stuck behind. My main account is sitting out 1.37kt gold, and troops look more like 247 mmmttttttt% boosts and what not. Developers have lost site of wha made this game fun. If I were you I’d move on to something else. I’ve personally gone to Kingdoms of Heckfire. Yea..it still has a shop and what not, but a 5 dollar pack here and there is more then enough to help you stay on top of it, but at the same time completely not necessary. Move along, nothing to see here.
Don't download...
by Basiaczek on 2017/09/13 13:27
I'm an uber rational, careful spender. Peaceful woman. New mother. Serial budgeter (with a fat account, still, frugal...). Seriously. If somebody told me the amount of money I'd spend on GOW a year ago, I would never believe. In two months I had spent four figures and then - in a split second of rational thinking - I asked MZ to kill my account rather than sell it or give it away. That game is super fun, terribly addictive and unbelievably expensive. You'll likely meet great people who you'll fall in love with. You will think about this game ALL THE TIME. You will check every hour if there's a rally going on to join in and have fun... And you'll spend your kids college fund... I left in May and I still have an urge to log in and start a new account just to check on my alliance mates and see where they are. Anyone here from Calandria? Any updates? Sheesh...
Constant charge issues!
by IrritatedConsumer on 2017/08/13 07:28
I enjoy playing the game but yes MZ is constantly coming up with high dollar packs required to progress through the game then when you buy packs you better watch your charges very closely. Itunes or MZ seems to wait days before charging your account and other times it's charged immediately! So when you buy a pack suddenly you'll find charges for 2 packs and if you don't watch your account closely you won't notice it..even after contacting support and giving them the dates and charges to my account they continue to tell me it's a delay charge for up to 10 days! Sometimes it is delayed but I watched every charge closely and I was being double charged on certain instances. I say watch your account closely. Good luck!
Money pit
by Jblair41 on 2017/08/10 13:09
Gow is a great game, or at least it used to be before it turned into a money pit. To stay competitive and up to date, takes at least $100 a week. You used to be able to play at a decent level without having to spend at all, but now in order to do almost anything worth your time, you have to be completely up to date. If you have not started playing, DON'T. If you haven't spent money yet, Delete the app now before you are lured into MZ's trap. There are far to many variations of this game from other developers to warrant spending anything on this game, unless you are already hooked and invested in this game, as many of us who have been playing for a very long time are.
This game is a scam
by Bahzad123456 on 2017/10/19 15:54
This game is a complete scam, other than taking your money they will not care about anything. The only good thing is the friends you make in this game. My advice is, don’t download this game, but if you do, don’t ever buy anything they offer, just stay in there and make friends. Logical issues: 1 - while this game is a money hole for mz, don’t expect to just pay a one time fee, you are expected to spend an average of $500 per day just to be able to play. 2- packs that are being sold don’t even make sense, you would have everything in a pack and just as in bedazzled you will be missing something all the time too. 3 - as soon as you touch that buy button your money is gone, no refunds and mz won’t care. 4 - what would be sold for $1000 in any given day, it will be $10 the next day. Technical issues: 1 - game crashes, freezes all the time 2 - chat freezes all the time 3 - game is slow as hell 4 - game does crazy things for no reason 5 - there is no technical support, whatever you tell them, they will still give you no answer. Who am I? I have played this game for over a year, one of the top and was famous in the game, my game name is deepimp4ct, you can ask around.
DO NOT PLAY
by 38:'k&/!2 on 2017/08/08 19:36
I started the game near its beginning. It was the first of its kind, it was such a fun game to play. It's always been pay to play, but in the beginning you could become powerful without paying... just took time. Now, the game has made a complete 180. Resource tiles are useless now because the requirements to upgrade buildings or do research and train troops are outrageous. For example, a tile may have a few million resources on it, but to train a good amount of troops, you will need at least 5TT resources... 5 Trillion Trillion resources... And now, they have new research that cannot be completed without buying... IT IS LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ADVANCE IN THESE NEW RESEARCHES FOR TROOPS WITHOUT BUYING BECAUSE THE REQUIREMENTS ARE ONLY FOUND IN PACKS. People spend 1,000s of dollars per week to be good. People have dropped 100k's and even a million dollars to be the best. That is unbelievable. The statistics are insane now, with people having gear that gives them BT% attack... unbelievable. And not to mention terrible graphics and game lag. The only thing good about the game is the social aspect. Have made some great friends throughout my time playing . My advice... unless you want to spend your hard-earned money on a digital game, DO NOT DOWNLOAD
Money Pit! AVOID!
by David in Pittsburgh on 2017/09/03 05:33
This is NOT a free game. It is now at the point where you must buy to progress. I have friends who have spent thousands of dollars a month on this game and for nothing. MZ has complete new releases every week making all the money spent on prior upgrades worthless. It is very common practice in strategy games like these for players to "max" their accounts. And in this one it costs so much money - due to all of the upgrades to stay current that MZ is now dropping each week. Major upgrades that cost quadrillion's of resources and upgrade days where a year ago it was on a normal scale of hundreds to billions. How do you keep track of 12 BTTTT? I mean what number is that? It's a joke. And it's time as a game has come to a close. Avoid this game as well as Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy as they too, are run by Machine Zone (MZ)!!!!
Great game but...
by Tsupps on 2018/01/21 04:36
Initially a really fun game. Get to meet a lot of great people and work as an alliance to take down enemy alliances, and, furthermore capture your territory/enemy wonder. All by strategy. But this company is money driven. This game is constantly updating at rate now the game is ridiculous!! They force you to spend to keep up with the latest or your city will just get burned by someone with deep pockets and your hours and hours of hard work.....out the window. Beware, if you don’t plan on dropping THOUSANDS of dollars MONTHLY you won’t won’t be able to partake in this game. This game will easily consume 12 hours + of your day with events (kill events) that occur. You will become glued to your phone. This game can ruin real life relationships. If you decide against this warning...good luck to you.
Used to be a great game
by MusicMan/ on 2017/10/31 15:26
Old Review: I've been playing this for years and it keeps getting better and better. New review: I've been playing this game for over 4 years. Back when it first came out it was a really fun game where people would build up their empire to compete, and whoever spent time in the game would become powerful. Now it's not about spending time in the game it's about spending money. Any new player could come on, spend a couple hundred bucks and become more powerful than me, even though I have years more of experience. Mz is trying to grow too fast by putting new troops and new ranks in the game every week, and they try to make money by making so the only way you can have these new things is to spend money.
$$$$$ - You've Been Warned
by Billiard Fan on 2017/12/09 14:09
Unless you want to sit with your kingdom shielded every single day to keep you from getting destroyed and lose all your progress, you will need to spend $$$$. Would you like to know what kind of fun you can have shielded? You can harvest tiles of resources.....but, be careful, you can be destroyed on the tile. You can kill monsters, wooo. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, you can port around the kingdom too. I have spent over $500, by choice to keep up with the updates and still couldn't keep up with others in the kingdom or MZ and their scam. They know what they're doing. People fall for it hook line and sinker. If you have money to burn, more power to you. If you don't, then stay away from this boring, overly expensive "game". Plenty of other ones out there more competitive and less of a waste of time.
Money?
by annonymoustrex225791 on 2017/09/12 13:53
This game is great things are locked to money though. Remember this game does not have ads at all. It only puts tiny ads to advertise itself on the screen. So of course they have some expensive and some cheap stuff. They need the money to run. It will never be free because it needs a revenue. I'm just happy that when I bought two packs the first was 10 dollars then the next was 20. I was worried that the price would increase to 30 dollars but they keep things at 19 dollars and also have more expensive stuff. I'm glad they considered people's price range.
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Game of War - Fire Age
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Join the ULTIMATE battle for domination of the Kingdom in Game of War – Fire Age! PLAY FOR FREE in the most addicting, interactive Action Strategy MMO GAME! Features: - Play & chat with millions of Online Players from around the world in 32 different languages – all in real-time. - Be part of a Global Alliance where you can make friends, co-op with Alliance members & become the all-powerful King! - Train vast armies to lead into action packed battles & watch the fighting in real-time on the stunning World Map. - Attack & conquer the Wonder to become the King! Use your power to give special Titles to your Friends & Enemies in the Kingdom! - Talk & strategize with your Alliance & friends in Chat – Alliance Chat, 1-on-1 Chat, or Chat with the Entire World. - Team up & join Forces with friends or smack-talk & burn your enemies! - Forge diplomatic alliances to Conquer enemies & become the most POWERFUL Alliance in the Kingdom! - Build & Customize your Empire - Upgrade buildings, walls & weapons to strengthen your Empire. - Train, level-up and deck out your Hero – Craft legendary weapons and embed them with powerful Gems to rise above the competition! “I found Game of War – Fire Age more engaging than its closest analogue, Clash of Clans” - NY Times review 5/5 “I love strategic RPG games like this. I first started off with Clash Of Clans and wondered if there was anything as similar to this and found Game Of War. It's easy to get started with and addictive.” 5/5 “This is the best MMO and game ever. I have played other MMO games but this is the best one yet! You can battle other players and collect resources and build really cool buildings. If I had to rate this game it would be 10 stars. But, there is no 10 star rating.” 5/5 “Best real-time Strategy game I have ever played!” 5/5 “If you like games like Boom Beach, Clash of Clans or Mario I think you'll like this one!” Privacy Policy: http://www.gameofwarapp.com/privacypolicy.html Terms of Service: http://www.gameofwarapp.com/termsofservice.html Game Page: http://www.gameofwarapp.com
To Expensive
by Doris1957 on 2018/02/25 02:10
When I started this game was fun. Now it’s all about the money..you can’t grow without spending. I have given up and decided to no longer play until MZ brings back the fun!!
Law Suit Pending..?
by geh4osu on 2018/02/24 23:00
MZ has ripped off so many people in the last few years its criminal! I wouldn’t be surprised if a class action law suit was brought against them!
In app purchases are not optional
by Stickmen4 on 2018/02/24 16:04
You have to make purchases to play this game or you are just wasting your time
Beware-A Bottomless Money Pit
by feanol on 2018/02/24 09:22
The greed of MZ ruins what could have been a great game. Play it at your own wallet’s risk.
WARNING!!
by Bmyhousekey on 2018/02/24 03:11
Unfortunately, the company that owns this game, Machine Zone, has failed to listen to its loyal gamers and continues to excessively upgrade. They have made so many adjustments and paid changes that it has become near impossible to actively play without spending almost $100 a month. Please do not support this game.
Don’t download
by heyyyooo25 on 2018/02/22 21:12
Left the game long ago. Was great three years ago. All good things must come to an end..
Game of Money
by Papagalix on 2018/02/22 20:40
I used to play this game and I liked it cause with a few bucks its exciting to play. Now you better stay out of this game otherwise you would need to spend thousands to play it
Waste of money
by Don7777 on 2018/02/22 19:20
Have played for over four years. It was a game you couldn’t put down. Playing at all hours of the night or day. It was very addictive. Now the developer lost his mind and destroyed the basic concept of the game. It was a game of strategy with a focus on growing and fighting wars. Today it is a buy this, buy that every day. If you don’t spend money you can’t play. Other games of strategy have a basic game that never changes. You can play at any level and if you wanted to buy occasionally to speed up the process of growing so be it. Not with The Game of War. The game is buying to keep pace not playing the game to keep pace. They totally blew it. Have erased the game both from my tablet and phone.
No support
by Jarett H on 2018/02/22 16:48
Read all the 1 star reviews they are correct...game lag is horrible when it counts....get kicked all time when it counts....when mz has a problem it's the players fault and useless emails....support never ever has resolved an issue prepare to spend at least $50 a week just to play...and bump that to another $100 or $200 a month to actually attack someone.
Defects, lag & too many updates
by PJWSpanda on 2018/02/22 00:52
Feb 2018 Game of Wallets cause money and a credit card is required to click click click for hours to play for minutes. Free to those who have forever to click or just like the cat feature. 11 months gone and I think it’s time to spend on something useful or fun. MZ, updates and $100 packs is the cause of fewer players. But hey, I’m sure the other game developers appreciate it very much. Dec 2017 Updates are fast and furious but don’t resolve any issues even as simple as kingdom name on profile. No time to enjoy the game whether you pay to update or not. Those that pay destroy others which may be fun for some with a power complex but then the chance for ongoing play and competition were destroyed as well. Right now it’s about the people I’ve met, not the game.
MZ lies and steals
by Idontwantanickname4234 on 2018/02/21 02:10
MZ is very dishonest. You have to pay hundreds of dollars for packs just to stay ahead. However, the pack descriptions are very vague and you will not receive what you paid for. If you do pay for packs, use caution. Once you unpack and start training, your 30 day shield will drop 16 days early and you will get attacked, losing all the rss and troops you just trained. MZ has even resorted to requiring “screen shots to prove what it said. When you provide the screen shots backing your claims, they then talk down to you and tell you that they “understand how packs can be confusing to people who don't understand.” Very dishonest and money grabbing company.
Good to be rich.
by Larricus on 2018/02/20 23:02
My view is a lot like others'. If you have the money to play you'll find this game fun but even for someone like me who played for a year and a half it gets tiring to be continuously walked on by people with deeper pockets and bigger wallets then me. Oh and Machine Zone (the developers) won't care about you if you aren't a big spender. Just an FYI. I had an issue about a glitch id found that messes me up and they blew me off and sent me an email intended for someone else. I was really embarrassed for them.
Pack your cc
by Yellowbom5000 on 2018/02/20 16:55
The game was fun in the beginning, now it is hard to play due to the fact of the huge amount of money to play... if your just starting to play you may pay thousands of dollars to catch up and be powerful enuf to play. I do not have the large amount of cash needed to help my self or my clan so I now just sit and watch the game. The game has turned into a rich persons game and that is a sad thing because it was once fun and exciting to play..
Rapid Fire Changes
by Eliyahnah on 2018/02/20 12:23
I began playing GOW about 4+ years ago. I worked hard to build over the years and in the beginning it was fun. Then had to stay shielded to stay safe and build strength for about two years. Finally I got strong for about two weeks I had a blast putting my investment of time and money into play and winning kvk fights Then MZ went into high gear changes almost every other day and my years of work were obsolete in the blink of an eye. Power in Mega trillions and I was zeroed in a solo hit not a rally, while trying to reinforce alliance member. I’ve been shielded ever since. It went from a good game to pure insanity and utter discouragement
Don't waste your time
by islanddude670 on 2018/02/20 07:20
This game went from one of the best to the worst. MZ greed Update- months later I still stand by my first review, do not waste your time on this pointless game. MZ is all about the money and NEVER about the players.
Awful system and research
by Foxracingz2004 on 2018/02/19 22:28
Research talent tree is broken and I could not complete my research too many problem and bug in game!!!! Fix it please
Buggy, and garbage quality.
by Kidlink03 on 2018/02/19 22:10
Game is a buggy mess, frequent daily updates tend to introduce more bugs to the game, the game is still playable in its current state but the care and quality the developers are giving to you is simply doesn't exist. The other day Lifetime Benefits I am supposed to be getting just up and vanish, of course I contacted customer service and they took care of it, right? Wrong! Only a small fraction of the benefits I was receiving have been restored, and customer service hasn't been helpful in the slightest in attempting to restore the remaining benefits I SHOULD be getting and PAID good money for. Game is highly addictive, and as a pay to win game it is highly recommended you avoid downloading the game.
Game of war
by Sixpak3919 on 2018/02/19 22:02
Great game ! Use to be. Not anymore.....You have to spend too much money. Not worth it. I’m done.
Won’t open
by Rasirio on 2018/02/19 21:20
I tried to undownload and redownload the game a couple of times it didn’t work it loads to 84% and is stuck there
Pretty good
by ruggedaggie on 2018/02/19 20:01
Pretty good game
Game is slow when I try to open it
by Titan 1218 on 2018/02/19 02:33
When I try to open the game it is very slow. So please fix it or I am going to delete the game
All about Money
by EvilMonkey44 on 2018/02/18 17:46
This game has gone too far ... its too complicated to be fun ... you have to spend a lot of money to play ... every time you almost catch up... MZ adds a new level of Troops that are 100MTTTT% better ... you waste so much time trying to keep up ... it just not fun
Game keeps crashing
by ragingbull77 on 2018/02/18 14:59
11.2.5 update on iPhone 7plus and the game will not load.. keeps crashing after I enter my pin. Please fix. Works on my iPad with older iOS
This isn’t game of war anymore
by LordRokkhan on 2018/02/17 15:56
No, when I started this game years ago it was my life. I played everyday and every night. I played amongst the best players in the game. The rewards and sense of achievement was so strong with everything you did. Grinding and grinding to get that last set piece. I remember crying when I first unlocked tier 4 troops. This was the game to play, everyone I knew played it. But it grew increasingly costly, less of a strategy game and more who has the fattest wallet. Those who couldn’t afford to pay could make up for it with other methods. This game is simply terrible now. I’ve had the best times of my life with this game and now it angers me just to see the icon. Do not download it. You will not enjoy it anymore. It is a dead game that was once a legend.
Preys on and enhances addiction
by Michaelton, DC on 2018/02/17 11:17
I’m not one who easily falls into addiction, but I bless the bless the day I broke free of this game. The game is very parasitic on society. I’m sure the makers are among the richest game creators
Cost me over 20grand, money game if you want to play
by Eric4carpet on 2018/02/16 05:24
At first it was fun, then addictive, the credit cards love you, then credit card bill hate you. Do not start unless you have $100.00 a week or more to give to this game
Cool
by Kingslynn D on 2018/02/16 01:50
Love the game the input the buying of everything could be better but overall Best game all year
It used to be fun
by TexasMedik on 2018/02/15 04:24
2 years ago this game became very addictive, it was fun to play and the game changes were fun. Until they started coming up with new gears and new stuff, which required one to buy $99.99 packs more frequently. So for the rich people that love to spend money and feeding MZ their money, this is your game.
Nice way to stock someone’s bitcoin acct
by Coldhamer on 2018/02/15 03:41
This a pay to compete and at $99 an upgrade it is not worth the life sucking digits to blow it to hell. Game play is not about skill it’s about getting into your wallet. Learning worthless statistics that change like the wind. And the ads get stuck at the title screen so you can’t play unless you buy an upgrade.
Keeps getting stuck on “Unlock VIP” page when logging in
by Zachomania42 on 2018/02/15 03:19
Look, I enjoy this game but I am getting annoyed and upset whenever I can’t even play it. The reason is because the game keeps getting stuck on the “Unlock the VIP by buying this” ad that I can’t even close out of it. I tried restarting the whole app, redownloading it, and now I’m writing this review. I have a IPhone 8Plus so idk if it’s that but seriously it’s annoying and I can’t even play the game.
Help
by brunski35 on 2018/02/15 00:06
Won’t let me log on unless I buy a pack...help me here
The game has been destroyed by MZ
by FastJames65 on 2018/02/14 22:45
I read these reviews and ask myself why should I make comments when everything I would write is consistently stated in everyone else reviews. I paid my dues to build and was enjoying the game until it became a money pit with no chance of being able to play because MZ is constantly releasing new stuff too quickly, i.e. MORE MONEY. By the time you get up to speed everything you have just purchased is obsolete because of new releases. Customer service is terrible also. If you write a ticket they use an auto read to screen for key words and then you get a response that has nothing to do with your issue. But they always thank you “warrior”. There is no good reason to get started in this game unless you have several thousand US dollars to throw away and you don’t care. Whatever you do don’t buy into this game. It has been destroyed by MZ because of greed and a complete lack of regard to customer loyalty. I hope they go broke, Boycott MZ today!
Worse customer service in Industry!
by Nikki8237 on 2018/02/14 19:00
This game was outstanding up until a year ago when they started to accelerate the drops to the point it costs $250 a week to unshield and take a few hits and then get zeroed! MZ has no clue what customer service is! Worse in the industry for that! They should have a high roller/big spender kingdom and leave the rest as they were over a year ago! But it’s too late, no going back now! MZ ruined GOW! Audios Amigos!
Game of War use to be fun!
by Prostang78 on 2018/02/14 16:23
But now it’s all about the money. As soon as you spend money to become stronger the quicker the new releases come out forcing you to spend more money just so you can try to compete in the game. You end up casing the gold packs never getting anywhere in the game “anymore!”! When I first started, you didn’t need to be strong to win battles, you just needed a team (aka alliance) and a strategy, but now you need money and lots of it. You need $99.99 every time a new pack comes (which is once maybe twice a week) just to have what it takes to stay in the game. But that doesn’t include the know how to play the game with the new upgrades that come out every week, which isn’t available in the game. You have to do research on websites to find what is needed to be successful in the game after you have spent hundreds of dollars monthly to have the things you need to stay with the competition!! Use to be a great game but MZ became greedy!! Sincerely, HighWarLander
The Terminator
by TOPICEGUN28 on 2018/02/14 05:08
While the game is highly addictive and a good strategy game. Players make friendly contacts all over the world which makes the game more fun to play. Downsides to this game are lack of certain features that have been request by players to make the game easier to play have cause many players to be highly annoyed with programmers. Server issues have continued for months which cost players valuable time and lost of rss and troops, especially during KvKs also make players highly annoyed. Additional servers should be add to reduce lags and glitches. Key updates should be added to game. Programmers and developers should listen to players requests more carefully to enhances players needs and wants which will make the game better for all. Players are selling out of the game because the lack of concern game developers have for players requests for refunds due to lags and glitches which cost them $$$, instead the developers chose to freeze the players accts. and ban them from play. Developers should fix the problems rather then block users from playing. Overall a good game, but can be better.
Pay to Win Game
by JackSparrow🏴‍☠️ on 2018/02/14 03:05
This app is fun when you first start playing it. Once it has sucked you in, you’ll find that there is no way to grow your stronghold without throwing money at the game. A few dollars at first, that’s fine - most people don’t mind spending a few dollars for some fun. But then you find that there is no way to progress at anything other than turtle speed without buying their $50 or $100 pack. You’re addicted at this point, and surely you don’t want to waste all those hours you invested into your stronghold. So you buy the $100 pack. A couple days later when all the bonuses and perks included with your $100 pack are used up, you will find you have no significantly grown - certainly not $100 worth. You will find you spending serious cash on this money is not a one time thing (no mobile game is worth $100 anyways), it’s a regular requirement if you actually want to play the game in a fun way (i.e. not always being the lowest guy on the ladder). All those big-time strong players with huge power levels and impressive strongholds paid some major league cash to get there. It’s not uncommon for people to rack up thousands or tens of thousands of dollars on apps like these and then file for bankruptcy after having to default on their credit cards. Don’t get sucked into crap like this. At best you will lose $50-$100 for a month of fun. At worst you could easily screw up your real life due to the financial damage games like these cause. Apps like this are designed to make you want to spend your hard earned money on digital perks, and they are designed very well. It’s zero-sum, their success is literally at your loss.
Not worth it
by mikew1027 on 2018/02/12 02:01
If you really want to play, this game will demand ALL of your time and ALL of your $$. Honestly, it’s not worth it. Buy a tuner car or something. Find a better hobby. Unless you have loads of money and are tired of life in which case by all means have fun.
Mz greed took over
by Carrollton_boii on 2018/02/11 18:47
The best game ever a few years ago but now it's not even worth the time or money anymore 💯 I rather kick rocks then play this up to date game 😒 MZ GET OUT YOUR GEED and make the game great again
Need improvements
by Toddtat2 on 2018/02/11 16:24
The game itself is great but once you get to a certain level you start getting all this free stuff that helps you make your city better and to level up all your buildings to higher and higher level but once your hero gets to a high level it just stops you can’t level him up any more which makes no sense why level your city to level 1000 if you can only level your hero up to 550 and make all the upgrades at its highest level then stop but you keep getting points so you can upgrade him that is now useless!!!
Money trap game
by Hans Ginger on 2018/02/11 06:16
I started playing this game several years ago and it was fun. Made friends and had awesome alliances which made the game more engaging. Through time the game became all about spending if you even want to succeed a bit during wars. And i mean this meant serious $$$. Machinezone is merciless and heard all these complaints and will not chain business model because of some millionaires, or machinezone players, who are logged on. Please don’t waste your time and play other games that require less money spending. If you want to make impact, you have to pay $99 per pack weekly or buy several packs. Sad! Hope BBB looks into this fraudulent business
Give it a chance
by KingRiley15 on 2018/02/11 01:44
This game used to be 11/10, but then they stopped taking care of it a bit. No more monsters, atleast in my kingdom. But that doesn’t change the fact it is still the best strategy game on the market. Sure it can be categorized as pay-to-win. But I know many people who dominate the game and haven’t spent a dime. I really hope MZ picks back up on game of war, because it still has potential. Note to MZ: don’t be so greedy. People will spend money on your game if they enjoy it. Please put kingdom jumping back in the game so I can play with my friends. Thank you!!
Rip Off
by Duatt on 2018/02/10 17:58
The game not designed for the players to have fun, it’s designed to get as much money from them as possible. The game advancements are never ending, no one can keep current unless you spend large amounts of money.
Game play stinks
by neuroticboy on 2018/02/10 11:12
If your not willing to spend thousands of real dollars, don't bother. Many abusive players, no way of protecting yourself. No way of retaliating.
Nothing has changed
by Bgdthfdr on 2018/02/10 01:41
Below is my original review. In the intervening months the game has only gotten worse. The only reason I haven't deleted the app is to warn others: In spite of its glitzy commercials on TV featuring Kate Upton, this game isn't worth playing. Unless you are willing to spend big bucks ($100's per month) you will never be able to keep up with the hundreds of players who do. As fodder for the big players you will find it difficult, if not impossible to advance. Additionally, as the game has grown, glitches have multiplied and MZ rarely gets around to fixing them. This makes the game difficult to enjoy. There are many games available that are quite similar (if not identical) to Game of War. My suggestion... try one of the others, you'll be glad you did!
Too expensivve
by RandyC1960 on 2018/02/09 18:54
After 2 years of playing I decided to quit. If you want to play at a top level you must be prepared to spend $2000 a month. Great game not worth the money.
Do not play this game
by Bogjgghtejjirfgjdyhk on 2018/02/09 18:16
Machine zone are greedy and only care about big spenders unless you want to spend or can spend 100 dollars a day to keep up don’t waste your time. Constantly releasing useless crap just to get money not game of war game of wallets only strategy is how much mz will screw you and how much money they will take.
If You don’t spend money you won’t make it
by The1ilove on 2018/02/08 19:07
I played this game years ago and loved it. I’ve tried to play it again but as many point out, if you are not going to make it in the game. There are many dead accounts because people just can’t afford to keep up with what’s needed to play the game. Even if you diligently try to play, i you don’t spend money you won’t be able to defend yourself from others.
BullS***
by Okiecowboy2011 on 2018/02/08 05:21
There greedy and constantly releasing new crap everyday do yourself a favor and pass these greedy fools buy!!!!
Don’t bother- all they want is your money
by Sweet Chickadee on 2018/02/07 19:16
Years ago this was a good game to play with family and friends. Now it’s devolved into just a huge empty money-grubbing wallet vacuum. Old-time players are leaving in droves, and new players have no chance if they don’t spend money. Don’t waste your time here unless you don’t care about your wallet.
Great game
by Robpike17 on 2018/02/06 19:47
I was very skeptical about phone games..... I'm a true console gamer. That being said I got to admit this is a great game I have so much fun playing. The only negative I would have to say about it is that it is expensive as hell to play. Update: I quit playing this game over 2 years ago....it became ridiculously expensive to play if you wanted to be competitive.
Too expensive
by Abcdefg56790 on 2018/02/05 20:50
The game isn’t fun anymore. You need money for everything you do, which takes the whole point out. It’s not a strategic game anymore, just a money pit.
Pay to play - Impossible to keep up
by razman8376 on 2018/02/05 04:59
This game used to be so much fun. Now the updates come so fast and furious, it's impossible to actually play. It costs thousands to get your account to even GET attacked, then you lose it in a single attack. Very few huge spenders can actually attack. This is an addicting and expensive game with no return. No fun at all any longer
Money Suckers
by MZ Official on 2018/02/05 03:03
Too many updates too fast. Blah blah blah. Read the last 1,000 one star reviews. For real. Selfish greedy people. Your game is no fun.
Great game
by v Seann on 2018/02/04 21:31
Super fun with friends. Alot of detail in the game. A good play.
Serious players
by Dragon_Flyer on 2018/02/04 20:35
Fun for the Strategist
Taking over my life
by j0nx on 2018/02/04 06:05
This game is 24/7. My wife misses me. You'll spend more money than you thought possible. No developer support for problems,must be very, very careful. 2017 edit from 5 to 0 I was addicted for almost 3 years. But this game is now blatantly just a cash grab. When I quit, spending $100 dollars a week kept you up to date. Now you have to spend several hundred a day. LOL, ft. You can’t compete against oil money and developers playing for free.
It’s all about Money
by Firemanjosh28 on 2018/02/04 02:20
It starts out fun meeting new people and making friends. You didn’t have to spend a lot of money. Now it’s all about spending money to do anything. There is no reward at the end other then spending thousands of dollars and more hours then I can count. Unless you continue to spend you cannot compete. Don’t play unless you have expendable income.
Money is there only motivation 🤬
by iSnoopG on 2018/02/03 17:09
I’ve been playing for a little under a year and after the updates over the weekend it’s safe to say I won’t be playing again. After all the money I’ve spent over that time they are only offering $99 packs... I’ve did the math and thought about it hard... It’s just not worth it... Back to PS4 I go... ✌🏾
The Game is totally trash
by zeonzx on 2018/02/03 15:33
I suggest that you do not get this game, it used to be fun one of best games, now is completely trash..
Not worth money
by Sirtrouble on 2018/02/03 12:48
Mz has screwed the consumers over stay away from game all MZ wants is money heck with players they’re doing their best to kill the game MZ up to wanting $99 a pack now all that been spent is lost they’re resetting game to get more money lot players are thinking about suing MZ for money they cost them down the drain
A Ghost Town
by Redirect_App&& on 2018/02/02 13:28
With lots of glittering $99 packs, and pushing buttons hundreds of times a day so you can be a MKTTT power, yup made up numbers. The chat rooms are dead. How can this game have a 3.5 star rating, 1 star is too high. Don’t waste your time.
Don’t Download! Turn Back now! Scam Alert!
by Puppetnite on 2018/02/02 08:21
This game is a giant money draining scam! There should be a class action lawsuit against the makers of this Game! It is NOT free. I repeat NOT free. And now for those of us that were stupid enough to pay we are past out of tens of thousands! Yes you read that right! This game is highly addicting because you spend thinking there have to be done upgrading and 24 hrs later they upgrade again! I’ve learned, as have many others! Shame on MZ for being a scam!
Out of hand
by Ktpp11 on 2018/02/02 02:48
The little guy has no chance anymore. It used to be fun but now the few dominant everything
Fun
by Spade_714 on 2018/02/01 06:05
Entertaining good past time
Don't download
by Left for Taco on 2018/01/31 05:48
Don't download a waste of time and money and impossible to grow empire
kill events/packs/lags/money
by anaddictivegamer on 2018/01/31 01:52
AVOID DOWNLOADING this game. its now a truly unplayable game! please avoid downloading this game! too many releases too soon! which than makes you act irrevelant until you cough up money since evey day new releases come up! if any superbowl commercial entice you to download any machine zone game! its a pay2win game! no more strategy involved! please avoid downloading its a trap!
Horrible
by BADBMW on 2018/01/31 00:57
This game used to be a great game to play. It was a strategic game that now has become nothing but money for mz. You don’t need to think about anything, just have deep pockets. If I could give it zero stars the way the game is now I would. If you do start playing be aware that it has a high cost with all the new stuff they bring out almost daily and a lackluster game experience.
The TTTT?????
by k2tkxhoppy on 2018/01/30 04:05
I am a old player from about 3 years ago. It used to be fun Now it’s a money bath for the top 1% of players. I haven’t spent a cent, yet I am a member of the top. Every 30 minutes I get trillions times trillions of the best legendary resources in the GAME. I am stronghold 810, with 70 MT power (70000000000000000000 power). They have 100000000000000 gold packages and 90 buildings for only the top 1%. I got a stronghold 810 upgrade for free, special buildings and all main ones. When I’m inactive, they want me back with 5,000,000 gold packages. The lowliest of players DON’T stand a chance. Even my friend that’s STRONGHOLD 6 gets this stuff... Also the events are just grabs for the top 1% too. I win pretty much all the events, and sometimes score in the top 100. My alliance (now dead) kNW used to win old alliance ranks or something in the top 50 and once won #1, but now it means nothing with all the 100TTTT and VIP 1280, as well as the 4 billion day (100 million year) speedups. My speedup treasury can do 7777TT% boosts and turn 1 year of speeds into 100 million. My treasury also has TTT% boosts and turns 80K gold into 1M. This makes NONSENSE. This is the WORST CREATION of Pay2Win ever to see the light of day. Also, this game is not for 9-year-old. Wow, so unfair, devs. Bring back the old GoW and start being SANE.
Used to be balanced, now BROKEN
by King of Chipmunks on 2018/01/30 04:03
It is addicting. Back in 2014-ish, the game was balanced, you could upgrade and dominate as a free-player. There were no more than 25-ish levels. The game would give you little gifts to help you. It had some strategy. Now, there are 1000 levels (what the?) and the game is based on MONEY, LUCK, and NOT STRATEGY AT ALL. I got a Instant Level up for all things to Level 790, and I was Level 5. WHAT??? Then when I got to Level 6 (legit-ly) they gave me 800 and 810 ups. They continue giving me so much resources that I would never run out. (Trillion-Trillion-Trillion-Trillion-Trillions) All from the gifts. Back then, you got one a day, with a multi-hour expiration to get you to log on. Now, they throw at me over 200 a day, each with the crazy stuff mentioned earlier. Back then, getting 500 gold without paying was awesome, and finding a gold-gathering tile was cool. Now, the ‘treasury’ allows you to generate gold at thousand-percent interest rates in days (millions), if you get that thing that levels you up to insane levels. Wait times used to be reasonable. A day or a couple hours. At insane levels, training a army could take BILLIONS or TRILLIONS of days, or 100 MILLION to BILLION YEARS. They have these events that give you insane stuff, like those TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION resources, to me, a Level 6, not a Level 810. Also, they give these plus 10 TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION percent boosts. The game has lost its balance. Please work on being sane again. 10/10 INSANE
They ruined the game
by Swede316 on 2018/01/30 01:02
Used to be fun and competitive...now...unless you spend $500 a week...good luck...I’m done with it.
I played this game a few years back
by Maddog198525 on 2018/01/29 21:50
When I started playing it was fun it was addictive and didn’t keep you up late at night but as time went on and three years rolled by The game became more monotonous, boring and expensive with new research and development moving at breakneck speed‘s which were hard for players on a budget to keep up with. Game of war became a Pay to play game very fast. Yes it says it is free to play it is free to play until you hit level 20 then you have to constantly buy Gold packs to even try and build up enough power to fight if you’re a big spender with lots of money to put into a game it is great but for people with very little money I wouldn’t recommend
Real Money Hungry Game
by Cherie B ~ Photog on 2018/01/29 15:39
If you have tons of expendable money-you’ll be able to advance quickly and have fun. As soon as you run out of cash, you will quickly be left in the dust as updates are released sometimes multiple times a week.
Poor
by J@$0N//7 on 2018/01/29 05:58
Some years back I played this game let me tell you this unless you are willing to spend a couple grand a year and I mean real money then don’t play it.
Do. Not both
by DGentry on 2018/01/29 05:38
They don’t give a crap about you only the biggest spenders. They will try to force you to update constantly to r@pe your wallet. If you get addicted you will regret is
Money
by Jjjjjaaaaammmmiiiiiieeeeeee on 2018/01/29 03:36
All they want is your money. It was awesome when I first started. Found a good alliance. We all worked together. U could stay unshielded if u wanted. U could collect rss. Now it’s who has the most money. Not a game for everyone sadly to see it go down hill!!
Greed
by King El Jefe on 2018/01/28 20:26
Game was awesome at first but then the greed kicked in and update after update made the game unplayable and unenjoyable. They ruined a perfectly good game, at least I can save my money now that I’ve quit the game.
Banners
by La, la de da de da on 2018/01/28 16:01
I have a lot to say about this game. I like a lot of things, and dislike others. But the thing I really want to talk about are the seriously annoying black banners that pop up at the bottom of the screen. You can’t do anything with them constantly in the way!!! GAME DEVELOPERS: Please, for the love of everything good and right in the world, in the next update, remove the stupid black banners!!!
Awesome
by g92394 on 2018/01/28 12:37
I like the game a lot
Don’t download!
by AlwaysLion Kingdon 366 on 2018/01/28 03:10
Two 1/2 years ago I downloaded this app. I was addicted right off the bat by the social aspect. It was fun and events gave you purpose each player had roles to fill. Slowly over time I realized that I could never catch up cause I could never afford it. The gap between competitive/active game play and those who had to farm for their progress widened quickly. I ended up spending $$$$ to keep up. I quit finally realizing that the amount of fun I was getting per $ was depleting. Well I popped in recently to look around and realized I can’t come back if I waned too without spending cash just to be able to fill a rally. That’s not even relevant anymore. Don’t waste time dead accounts everywhere and if you find yourself miraculously in a very active kingdom it’s gonna be full of mean spenders. Even when I played the game is the equivalent of taking a baseball bat to your neighbors brand new car and then telling them oh well get a new one. Cause these accounts represent REAL MONEY! Some cost the same price as a new house. The whole point of them game when played correctly is to attack, burn, capture the opponents hero and execute it. To do that you kill troops. Troops cost money to make and so when a player is zeroed that means all troops killed .... you have effectively destroyed thousands of dollars of property. FOR REAL!!
Game of Upgrade
by ilikemassage on 2018/01/27 20:17
Game of war used to be so fun! You could rally and destroy other players. The rush was amazing. Playing the game today is much different. No adrenalin rushes, no rallies, no teams or alliances working together to burn other players and conquering wonders. It's a solo game now. Kill events are short and random if you haven't purchased latest upgrades you're shielded and doing nothing. Chat is mostly dead with the lack of rallies, so the game is no longer social. I'm very bored with Game of Upgrades and miss Game of War.
Seriously?
by xo Bella on 2018/01/27 15:32
I had to give it a full star. Not even worth THAT! MZ has ruined this game. New stuff everyday. $100 a month took you far ... now you gotta spend $100 every other day. Smh. I’d say they have no idea what they’ve done, but I’m sure they do.
MZ customer support r idiots
by Cactushead345 on 2018/01/27 07:42
I don’t think they even read the submissions for help. The responses they send back are usually not relevant to the issue and make little sense. The greed of MZ has ruined what was a fun game. Now they release new gear, troops and buildings every few HOURS so before you can use the pack you just bought, it’s obsolete. MZ promises rewards for completing events but often they don’t deliver. Which leads back to the idiot customer support......
Unplayable
by Multijoys on 2018/01/27 01:15
I didn’t play for two years to spend all my time working on upgrading things. By the time I have enough free time to do it all, I’m behind again. As many have said, it used to be fun. Levels of everything are increased regularly, items needed are only in $100 (American)packs, and when you can get it all for $15 a month or two later, you are so far behind, it still takes $100 to buy the newest pack just to catch up. And then you’re only good for a week before they add more, which can only be obtained by purchasing more packs, after you spend time upgrading. Mz wants you to spend $100 biweekly at least just to maintain enough to actually play, assuming you have your notebook next to you to make sure you are doing everything.
Numbers and releases
by Wildride24910 on 2018/01/27 00:45
The numbers are rediculous and that add new stuff every week so you have to spend weekly to even try to keep up and have to be a math magician to even understand the numbers. Mttttt really? Is 1 mttttt even a number?
Do not play! Not even a game anymore!
by Pammy22464 on 2018/01/26 18:21
Was fun at one time. Greed ruined it..
NO SUPPORT FOR PAYING PLAYERS!
by chazbzmom on 2018/01/25 19:54
I spend anywhere between $150 to $500 a month to play this game and remain competitive. I have to play a minimum of 5 hours after making a $20-$30 purchase in order to get everything up to date. No playing, just tapping upgrades & organizing purchased gear. Just 4 months ago I could keep it under $100 per month and stay current. It was fun. Now it’s too expensive. The updates are SEVERAL times per DAY, and each and every update is $. With the smallest pack at $20. 2 weeks ago, and one day, I had a glitch occur on my account. I had just spent $45 to get caught up and poof, my hero got stuck and unusable, so I cannot play. Now I am soooooo far behind, the error is “still being investigated” as of today & there is absolutely NO recourse on their end. No offer to provide any sort of compensation in order to make my account up to date, as it was just ONE hour before the glitch shut it down.
STOLE my $ - never received in app purchase
by Chazmanb133 on 2018/01/25 19:40
Bought a gold pack 2 weeks ago. Never got it. I contacted MZ who said that it was an iTunes issue. Contacted iTunes, they gave a refund and TOLD me to try again. Another $20 & still no benefit payout. MZ says they have no record of a purchase and tells me to contact iTunes. Again. I contact iTunes who says it is developer (MZ) issue & they can't do anything. Now MZ has been given $40 and I still have nothing to show for it but a charge to my credit card! My money was STOLEN. I'm not talking about the ridiculous updates recently...I'm not referring to the outrageous cost and time to play the game now, which are also issues. I AM TALKING ABOUT PURE THEFT! My money was taken. The product was not delivered & I was not refunded.
Great!
by B237 on 2018/01/25 17:12
Love the game and it only keeps getting better!
Horrible Game
by Jax9362 on 2018/01/25 15:49
This was a awesome game back in the day but now it’s not about strategy it’s about who has the most money.... What a waist to a good game.
Not fun anymore
by Ba78bronco on 2018/01/25 11:47
This game used to be fantastic!! I’ve been playing for about three years and back then it was amazing, you had a reason to login because you were building and growing all the time. Now, they have daily upgrades and it is impossible to stay up-to-date unless you purchase a pack every day. Not everybody is able to do that and so they are not able to play because if they drop their shield they will be burned. It’s just not fun anymore. I log in just to chat now. Maybe once or twice a month I will buy a pack and be able to play for two or three days until the next major update where my power is useless. MZ needs to stop the daily upgrades. Leave it alone for a few days where people can enjoy playing.
Waste of time and money
by Squirtster on 2018/01/25 01:34
I spent over$1000 on this game afraid to look at actual spend over two years. Even though I felt like I spent more than a reasonable amount of money it was not nearly enough. You should be prepared to spend many $1000s if you want to fight and have any amount of fun. All I did at the end was shield 100% of the time. If I tried to fight or even unshield for even a short time, I would be instantly wiped out. I walked away and my only regret is that I didn’t leave earlier. Good concept, but look elsewhere unless you enjoy spending $ every day on in app purchases. You have been warned!!!
Not a game at all
by Student of health on 2018/01/24 21:47
I played at high level at one point. Had 20K+ into my account. When I leveled my spending off to enjoy my killing spree, everyone seemed to catch me very quickly. Maybe 2 months later I went from the top castle in the realm to middle of the pack. Mind you spending still but at a reasonable level. Stopped playing because the additions came so fast and often it boggles the mind to keep up. Now after several years, I went back in the game for laughs not expecting my account to still be active. It actually was though. Now I log in and look at the packs and low and behold if MZ doesn’t give me all kinds of freebies each time. After a few months of this my account is middle road competitive with zero spending. I could even buy a pack for $15 and max out all attributes if I wanted to. Imagine if you had a castle worth tens of thousands and I could come along and burn you with $15!! Bottom line.. if you want to play, think again because MZ will screw you eventually and there are literally unbelievable amounts of stuff to the game and they will never stop adding cuz it’s only way to make money. That’s all it’s about not a game but MZ’s money Machine.
You'd be a fool to play.
by K webby on 2018/01/24 15:21
This game takes $$$ to play ! It used to be fun then the greed from Machine Zone went into full affect! When I'm saying $ I mean thousands of dollars. Even the top players have quit. You spend $ then they come out with new stuff so fast that the money you just spent doesn't even matter. Anything made by Machine Zone stay far away!! This doesn't even deserve 1 star.
Stay FAR away (you have been warned)
by Hulking Bravo 1 on 2018/01/24 07:48
If all of those other negative reviews aren’t enough, know that playing this entails: 1) Spend to win (lots, and sadly they speed up the rate to upgrade as time goes by, so what was once every few months is now every hours) 2) MZ has abysmal customer service and if you have any problems, for whatever reason, you are on your own from what I’ve seen. 3) MZ does not care about any players, even those who spend money; they care about profit and finding more suckers to feed them. 4) Even diehard players are starting to leave; what was once an enjoyable experience of building/expansion with strategy has become a toxic money grab. 5) MZ STILL hasn’t completed the alliance city after like two years, which is but one example of many promises they do not keep 6) inflation is absurd in this game (kttttt power is 5 thousand trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion. Or, something like 1x10^63😅) 7) developers lack creativity; nothing genuinely new has come to the game for a while. Same items but in a different form so they can charge you (used to just be food, ore, stone, wood, and silver, but now is stuff ranging from olives to cheese)
Hacked?
by levitating popcorn on 2018/01/23 21:04
The game made all my buildings level 750 and gave me so many free stuff also so did some others also there is now a item called meme for some reason and much more is this game getting hacked?
Literally the Definition of Captialism
by SioJr on 2018/01/23 05:44
If you don't have hundreds of dollars to throw away, don't bother downloading this game. There is no way to advanced past a lvl 21 stronghold without spending $20-$40 just for that next level. Tried for a month and half to amass 2 trillion to level up through sheer playing alone before I gave up. Luckily they only managed to get $5 from me, feel bad for the people who spend hundreds of dollars for a game that no one else plays anymore... download it and look at all the kingdoms, they are LOW population for a reason, everyone else but big spenders have left.
Fun but to much time
by Kiraorose on 2018/01/23 04:22
it take up lot of time and it feel like buy buy buy
Mz killed this beautiful game
by Nickname 1324579 on 2018/01/23 00:28
I started playing this game back in 2013 it was an amazing game of course it was really hard to grow and have real fun but you could actually do it. You could get far enough by spending a few dollars and have fun new features were really hard to get but also they didn’t add new features every day but every 2-3 weeks people could actually enjoy the features they pay for for quite some time. The game was still fair enough in 2016 but in 2017 mz got greedy and started adding new stuff more occasionally every 2 days new stuff then by a few more later they started adding new stuff every single day by the end of 2017 the we’re adding more than one stuff every day. That was crazy the game started using numbers that I never heard of before like10TTTT. But overall at the beginning the game was amazing I used to spend hours playing and never get bored of it, I was addicted to it. Thanks mz for making me quit my only addiction. Surdo503
Game of Bored
by ruckus2018 on 2018/01/22 20:33
This game used to be a bit fun. But now, a bunch of players have quit, uninstalled it or simply just does not care. Try it and see. Hopefully, you have 1120 trillions days to upgrade your troops. Regardless what are your troops, you will only see a few same men waving their arms up and down when attacking. The graphics are rudimentary. Try playing the 1980’s game of “pong”. Same concept here. This game get a “yawn” rating from me.
Meh😒
by NaSims1 on 2017/09/02 02:29
Few years ago when I started playing the game, it was fun and exciting. The game gave you a purpose for logging on and staying up late. No matter what your power level was or your alliance ranking, you wanted to log on so you can build, grow and train your army to trod the battlefield field, attack your enemies and watch them Burn. Now, it's all about money. It is no longer a strategic game. It more about who can spend the most money to upgrade their "Stronghold" then brag about it. When you joined a good alliance you were able to work together and grow. NOW, the game forces you and the alliance to spend money to upgrade and the packages are expensive. Sometimes it give you nice discount on the packages, but who wants to spend their waking moments chasing down a deal for upgrades. While I do understand that you have to spend a little money and I was aware of that when I decided to play the game, but come on guys it's getting a little excessive. I find that more people are deciding to leave the game some of which are the founding members of there alliance and this is sad. Even though we write about the issues we have with the game, it seems that it will never change. Game of Wars will continue to do what is best for them and not their loyal gamers. It's sad to say but If you are new to the game and are thinking about starting to play, I would recommend spending your money on something else
game ruined by daily updates & MZ greed
by saltfork squatch on 2017/08/27 14:22
this used to be an incredibly fun game, but has taken a serious turn for the worse in the last few months...it is not a "FREE" game...sure, you can download it for free, but don't expect to be able to play...the math used makes absolutely zero sense...they don't even use real numbers to calculate anything...what exactly is 1KTT...lol...they use these unreal numbers to complete fuse and bait people to spend money...they put stuff in their packs, and never deliver the goods...it's always "bait & switch"...advertising things in packs that you never receive...I have been playing for almost 4 years and remember when they had their "GUARANTEED last VIP level ever at VIP 20"...that was a huge lie & marketing ploy...you can now obtain VIP 200...there have to be several laws that this company is violating by fraudulent advertising...the better business bureau & fair trade commission should be contacted by anyone who ever spent money, because MZ has robbed us all & continue to lie in their advertising...also, if you have an issue, don't expect any customer service to help...they do t actually have customer service...everything is an automated response & they never address the issues brought to their attention...I used to tell everyone to play this game, but now, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone...stay away from this game & anything else MachineZone has their name on
Don’t download!
by AlwaysLion Kingdon 366 on 2018/01/28 03:10
Two 1/2 years ago I downloaded this app. I was addicted right off the bat by the social aspect. It was fun and events gave you purpose each player had roles to fill. Slowly over time I realized that I could never catch up cause I could never afford it. The gap between competitive/active game play and those who had to farm for their progress widened quickly. I ended up spending $$$$ to keep up. I quit finally realizing that the amount of fun I was getting per $ was depleting. Well I popped in recently to look around and realized I can’t come back if I waned too without spending cash just to be able to fill a rally. That’s not even relevant anymore. Don’t waste time dead accounts everywhere and if you find yourself miraculously in a very active kingdom it’s gonna be full of mean spenders. Even when I played the game is the equivalent of taking a baseball bat to your neighbors brand new car and then telling them oh well get a new one. Cause these accounts represent REAL MONEY! Some cost the same price as a new house. The whole point of them game when played correctly is to attack, burn, capture the opponents hero and execute it. To do that you kill troops. Troops cost money to make and so when a player is zeroed that means all troops killed .... you have effectively destroyed thousands of dollars of property. FOR REAL!!
Ok, but...
by Bev BV on 2017/10/22 06:53
It’s a visually stunning and complex game, I’ll give Machine Zone that. Still, you cannot play this game and make any real progress without paying a LOT of money. There is no end to the amount of spending you will have to do in order to keep up with the game as the engineers continually add more things that you will feel compelled to obtain/achieve to maintain relevance and a sense of accomplishment. This is how they hook you. The constant gaming evolution would otherwise be a gamer’s dream-come-true, save for the fact that these things are NOT attainable for free or by “waiting it out.” You MUST spend money. And not just $20 here or there... I’m talking about hundreds or even thousands of dollars. To top of it all off, despite the exorbitant amount of revenue this game generates, there is still an inexcusable amount of glitches and lag within the game, as well as slow & incompetent customer service when problems arise. Bottom line, DON’T download this game unless you are prepared to drop loads of cash to “enjoy yourself.” Otherwise, don’t even bother. Take it from me; I have played this game for several years now, and I can attest to all of this from very personal (and financial) experience.
Spenders are leaving game
by ahalia on 2018/01/18 14:29
Do not let your kid on this game it’s very expensive, vulgar, violent, mean and cruel environment. Shame on Mz and Apple for Posting this game as good for for 9 year olds and up. It should be 18+ with deep pockets and hours a day to waste. Latest updates aren’t fun at all. you buy today, setup is tedious takes a few hours all so that tomorrow your obsolete due to a new feature release that you must buy. This Flash pace of new features required to advance in game make it a game you can’t enjoy unless you spending $300 min a week plus many hours daily. You could Spend $20 a week, at that point you pay to build but can’t really play. Spend $100 a week you can play but not much you can do after a day or two. So it’s spend deep, play same day or stay shielded. This used to be the best game ever! Most players stay in game out of addiction and hope game will be as fun as it once was. For many biggest draw and why they still play is the friends made on game. There is not a single kingdom with full full alliance not even enormous gg to fill a rally. More than half of accounts are abandoned. It’s a dead game with just a few super addicted players or Mz players. Money Zapped, time wasted. Some players lost their jobs , their marriage and even their homes over this game. Be safe, stay away
Wasted days
by FredBoeheim on 2017/12/29 02:57
Update- left the game! Never again will I play a game such as GOW! Apple should be ashamed for allowing this type of model to continue to exploit their customers. This game is addictive and a horrible waste of cash and time. The only way to progress to a point where you are victorious is to expend ridiculous amounts of cash. The game freezes, crashes at the most in opportune times and customer service is worthless. It's all about the Benjamin's. The game has so much potential, but through the greed of the developers and the domination of a few players with extremely deep pockets, what once was an excellent war game has devolved into an expensive version of FarmVille. Watching the timers click off as you wait patiently for skills that take upwards on 50 days to complete, unless you purchase gold to purchase speed ups, is as much fun as mowing the yard. I expect to join the cadre exiting the game and sell my acct soon. Excellent at first, blows now. 2017 update -things have gotten entirely out of control and impossible to follow. Items gifted or purchased are measured in TTTT, what the heck is a TTTT? How long is TTTT DAYS? High priced packs, the hundred dollar packs, typically go on sale within the week, to be replaced by a new and improved $99 pack. Truly sad. Seems like more and more players are bailing.
Getting worse by the day..
by C and K on 2017/12/28 17:08
Don’t waste your time. It’s all about the money now. This game used to be fun and I actually wanted to log in to play and chat with my alliance, but now new upgrades and crap Every. Other. Day. No joke...every other day you need to buy a pack of stuff just to keep up. It’s absolutely crazy. The first year I played I never even had to buy a pack to play and enjoy, but now if you don’t then you might as well not play because you will get ruined in minutes. 90% (over 100 people) of the people I used to play with have quit the game because no one can keep up with the amount of money needed keep buying upgrades. And then let’s say you do buy a pack...the next day the same pack is cheaper and it has all the same stuff. Why would I want to buy something when I can just wait and get it cheaper? But PLEASE...If you change NOTHING else...FIX THE INVENTORY/ITEMS LISTS!!!! EVERY time I click something it puts me back at the top of the list. When you have to scroll through hundreds of items that gets really old really fast. I hate doing anything because it takes so long. And it’s only in the past couple months it’s done that. Fix the crap that’s wrong with the game and chill on the the updates and maybe people would play again. 🙄😒
Just Nasty
by Fun... But... 😔 on 2017/10/22 21:20
MZ, just stop. Your advertisements are annoying, especially when you make us not only watch a video, but actually play the "game". The game you show does not even have good graphics, and it was probably copied from a primitive tower defense game. Needless to say, this "video" advertisement is nothing like GOW at all. However, I would argue that this tower defense game is more fun than the sht MZ gives us. I haven't even gotten into the real gameplay yet! We have people here, downloading the game because they like tower defense games, only to find that it is a game like Goodgame Empires. This is not okay. And the biggest problem is is that you might want to spend your life savings on this game, but not only do the packs come late (sometimes a week later), one hit from another player and boom! Your SH is gone. This game is an absolute disgrace and is only fun if you spend thousands (trust me, people have). This game was ruined by greedy developers. Edit: If I could, I would rate it 0 stars. I thought it was bad in December of 2016 but I was wrong. MZ comes out with new updates every day and you literally have to spend hundreds of dollars a week to catch up to not even the top players, but just the medium sized players. I am just done, and I am quitting forever.
Not a game at all
by Student of health on 2018/01/24 21:47
I played at high level at one point. Had 20K+ into my account. When I leveled my spending off to enjoy my killing spree, everyone seemed to catch me very quickly. Maybe 2 months later I went from the top castle in the realm to middle of the pack. Mind you spending still but at a reasonable level. Stopped playing because the additions came so fast and often it boggles the mind to keep up. Now after several years, I went back in the game for laughs not expecting my account to still be active. It actually was though. Now I log in and look at the packs and low and behold if MZ doesn’t give me all kinds of freebies each time. After a few months of this my account is middle road competitive with zero spending. I could even buy a pack for $15 and max out all attributes if I wanted to. Imagine if you had a castle worth tens of thousands and I could come along and burn you with $15!! Bottom line.. if you want to play, think again because MZ will screw you eventually and there are literally unbelievable amounts of stuff to the game and they will never stop adding cuz it’s only way to make money. That’s all it’s about not a game but MZ’s money Machine.
Over 2 years playing GOW
by Jaydomina on 2017/12/02 08:19
$$=win, No $$= no win, Glitches all the time(especially during major events) This due to the fact that their IT team does not understand networking or don't care enough to purchase correct number of servers and NOS ( Network Operating System) When you contact support, you get ridiculous answers. You can explain an issue clearly to GOW and there answer is always "checked your account and the numbers are good" (put clearly not) or "sorry we can't reverse the damage, but here are some free resources" (these resources don't even fix 5% of the damage caused by their glitches) Packs that offer free packs are not clearly labeled (you think your getting certain number of free packs, only to be disappointed with less than that) . GOW keeps adding new game changers but you spend hours trying to implement them and get a very short time to use or new stuff comes out before you can setup the stuff you just bought!! Basically you end up paying & setting up, but not playing!! Only thing I like is chatting on game, but I can do that on free chat apps. So if you like throwing money away and chatting...this game is for you!!👍
The Terminator
by TOPICEGUN28 on 2018/02/14 05:08
While the game is highly addictive and a good strategy game. Players make friendly contacts all over the world which makes the game more fun to play. Downsides to this game are lack of certain features that have been request by players to make the game easier to play have cause many players to be highly annoyed with programmers. Server issues have continued for months which cost players valuable time and lost of rss and troops, especially during KvKs also make players highly annoyed. Additional servers should be add to reduce lags and glitches. Key updates should be added to game. Programmers and developers should listen to players requests more carefully to enhances players needs and wants which will make the game better for all. Players are selling out of the game because the lack of concern game developers have for players requests for refunds due to lags and glitches which cost them $$$, instead the developers chose to freeze the players accts. and ban them from play. Developers should fix the problems rather then block users from playing. Overall a good game, but can be better.
Stay far away
by schwa298747 on 2018/01/07 15:49
Pathetic.. Today we are at sh850 with tier 43 troops... multiple new heroes each week. Read back a month or so and see people complaining about a new drop or two per week. It is now 3-4 new $100 drops per day. Tonight the game is unplayable because they aren’t even checking their ridiculous releases because they don’t have the time to.. such a waste that a great game that was the top grossing daily and weekly app, has gotten to this point. They don’t listen to their customer and if they spent 5 minutes talking with them they could easily turn it around and make millions per day again... stay away from final fantasy as well, same company different name. Looks like they are using their business model and spinning new apps trying to capture what they had. They could hand me the reins and within a day or two I could easily make this the #1 app again. That’s how much they care about the people that pay their salaries... so pathetic and very disappointing.. they ran the top players out of the game, and we are talking people that spent $1000’s per week.
Glitchy money pit
by LadyAnna1 on 2017/10/13 16:43
The game used to be fun. I've played since it was released! The good old days. In July 2017 a stronghold 40 was max... now it at 305. In line with the speed of all new releases... at troop level 18 now from t4 . You HAVE to buy to play this game... you cannot play without buying a minimum of $500 a month at minimum. But if you the money it's fine right? WRONG.. for a software company the have horrible programmers that can't keep the game functioning as intended😆. For a YEAR now the game has been plagued with glitches so bad your purchases cannot even be used! Ticket after ticket to MZ support and no fix in sight. They don't care about their players or the gaming experience at all... it's all about making money and customer service is nonexistent. This company should be sued for their false advertisements and not providing the game capabilities PURCHASEd by players... myself included. Today I quit because I realize the game will never work properly and the company doesn't care,., as long as people keep buying they keep profiting
Just a money grab now
by HickeyBE on 2018/01/19 14:46
I’ve played GoW for a long while now. It was fun with some strategy and teamwork necessary back when it first came out and the highest Stronghold was level 21. Now they don’t hide the fact that they’re squeezing you to spend money to get anywhere in the game. The highest Stronghold level is about 1000 and it goes up every few weeks so you need to spend more money to maintain your dominance. There’s no way to catch up in the game. If you don’t spend money then you’re stuck with weak, low-level troops. You can get level 4 troops without the need for any extra items. Now they have level 46 troops available and there is now way to get anywhere close to them without spending money. I now have more locked buildings that require you to spend money than I have normal buildings. It’s perverse. The game has become no fun to play. It has become impossible to grow. You can’t complete new quests because you haven’t spent the money to get the items necessary to compete. You build a little and train some more only to get swatted like a bug by the bigger players. Do yourself a favor and don’t download this if you don’t want to feel the pressure to spend money every time you play. Literally every time you open the app, you are presented with the “Buy Gold Packages” page. And then again when you collect some of the meager gifts they throw at you. There is no way around their barrage of messages to spend money.
The Rich prey on the Weak
by MCAS77 on 2017/09/29 05:31
I've been playing for 4 months now. I feel it's time to leave a proper review. Please. Don't. Stop... do not download this app. 1) it's addictive... fun right? No! Like an illegal drug you will spend money, wanting to advance to become the biggest and baddest kingdom in the land. Well... packages to upgrade start at $4.99. You buy one thinking oh that's not bad. From there they hit you with $19, $59, $79 and oh yes, $99 packages to upgrade! Don't be like me and think oh I'll just buy the $19 packages... it adds up! At a certain level, you HAVE to pay to upgrade!!!! There are players in this game that PAY $100's of dollars to become level 125! Only the RICH can do it! Plus, to upgrade buildings, it takes multiple days sometimes it takes a billion trillion trillion days!!! I AM NOT LYING. They give you speed up Day tokens, you have to pay for them of course. So many have stopped playing. A lot of castles sitting around without peace shields. They can't afford it and neither can I! Shame on you MZ!!😡
Game is a scam
by Seannw1 on 2017/12/01 23:00
This game is literally a scam and I honestly can not believe that Apple allows this piece of garbage to infest the App Store. I played this game for a long time, at first it was a pretty good game and I made great friends and even met my future wife while playing. Over the last 12-18 months the game has turned into a scam. Mz releases 1-3 new expensive updates a day and on some of these updates you will literally lose everything if you don’t cough up $99 the second it’s released. There isn’t any strategy in this game anymore, it’s all about who is willing to spend more. I would give this game no stars if apple would let me. I honestly don’t know why Apple hasn’t banned this company. Also don’t bother to play Mobil strike or final fantasy because they are the same as this game, just rebranded and skinned. They are so hated as a company that they can’t even use the same name in all of there games. They have to change it to Deceive people. You have been warned, steer clear of this game.
The game has been destroyed by MZ
by FastJames65 on 2018/02/14 22:45
I read these reviews and ask myself why should I make comments when everything I would write is consistently stated in everyone else reviews. I paid my dues to build and was enjoying the game until it became a money pit with no chance of being able to play because MZ is constantly releasing new stuff too quickly, i.e. MORE MONEY. By the time you get up to speed everything you have just purchased is obsolete because of new releases. Customer service is terrible also. If you write a ticket they use an auto read to screen for key words and then you get a response that has nothing to do with your issue. But they always thank you “warrior”. There is no good reason to get started in this game unless you have several thousand US dollars to throw away and you don’t care. Whatever you do don’t buy into this game. It has been destroyed by MZ because of greed and a complete lack of regard to customer loyalty. I hope they go broke, Boycott MZ today!
Once upon 3 years ago..
by D3w4eva on 2017/09/28 04:35
3 years ago I played game of war religiously. I loved the game, my alliance was fun to talk to and we became a second family of sorts. The gameplay was simple, play wisely to unlock higher level troops to participate in a fun kingdom kill event each month. As the game grew it turned into kingdom vs kingdom which was pretty neat. Then something changed. It became a complete pay to win and almost pay to play with 100$ purchases thrown at you to make you one of the big boys. Now after a 2 year break it has gotten worse. The 20$ packs are just for show, you still easily throw down 100$ a month on this game because new content that you HAVE to buy— no possible way to earn it in game— comes out almost literally daily. It’s ridiculous. The kingdoms are full of dead accounts of people who have long since given up trying to catch up and I’m on the verge of the same... again. Was a great game hence 3 stars. But be warned, it is pay to play now.
GOW Player Very addictive!
by Gale J on 2017/11/27 22:32
Great game but addictive! Love the game but something's cost to much. Plus somethings like the leaders has to much power over. No one should have the power to turn my alerts off from a main button but not change how I have those alerts set! Please take that away bc we all spend money sometimes so why play with people like that. Please take that button away from there! Please stop changing so much money for this game. I rather play and not spend any money now. Plus these mega wars that split alliances up or scatter them to other places is not that great of a feeling. Then someone else takes your Alliance over and some players are blocked from chat or they have their very on chat line but a person can rack up all kinds of points for the alliance and no one in that alliance ever talk to you. I just want to attack my own cities!
Used to be fun.....😪😪
by Liddylu on 2017/12/14 13:57
I started playing this game when it first came out. I was an R5 in one of the top alliances in the top kingdom (386). We couldn't wait for new updates and the price to pay was cheap. It was all about strategy and getting to know your kingdom. Then all of a sudden you had to spend $ to play,,, lots of money. Then even more money. I remember a time years ago I would stay up all night to rally people. We had a great time. Then it became ridiculous with new updates. I saw people that were maxed out, zeroed within hours of a new update. It was no longer about strategy. Cores used to be customizable for defense and attackers. Now it's all about the gear you buy. Hero level 550. Is crazy. I miss when SH were only level 21. That was when the game was actually fun. Don't download this game. You will lose your house and your wife/husband after the money you spend just to keep up. MZ took a fun game and ruined it. Clash Royale is much more fun and inexpensive.
Mz killed this beautiful game
by Nickname 1324579 on 2018/01/23 00:28
I started playing this game back in 2013 it was an amazing game of course it was really hard to grow and have real fun but you could actually do it. You could get far enough by spending a few dollars and have fun new features were really hard to get but also they didn’t add new features every day but every 2-3 weeks people could actually enjoy the features they pay for for quite some time. The game was still fair enough in 2016 but in 2017 mz got greedy and started adding new stuff more occasionally every 2 days new stuff then by a few more later they started adding new stuff every single day by the end of 2017 the we’re adding more than one stuff every day. That was crazy the game started using numbers that I never heard of before like10TTTT. But overall at the beginning the game was amazing I used to spend hours playing and never get bored of it, I was addicted to it. Thanks mz for making me quit my only addiction. Surdo503
MZ has gone insane
by Decadave on 2017/08/08 20:18
I started playing GoW a while ago, and the developer used to have updates every week or two. You had time to get caught up on all of the new research/building levels/troops between updates. Additionally, the updates were modest in how much improvement they gave to a player. If you didn't purchase a new pack, it wouldn't mean that you were irrelevant...it just meant that you weren't going to win the big battles. Over the last month, MZ has literally been offering new releases every day. If you want to be a strong player, you have to spend money daily. These new releases make players stronger by an order of magnitude. You can go from being the ruler of your kingdom, to a player that has all of his troops killed by a single attack two days later, if you don't buy new packs. MZ is running people out of this game at an incredible pace, because they can't afford to pay. It was a fun game, but now it just costs too much.
MZ is a joke
by BraveTala on 2017/12/06 03:24
When I start playing this game it was soooo much fun. Now like the others have said it has gone down hill in the last few months. If you have a problem in the game customer service doesn’t care. All mz cares about is the all mighty dollars the upgrades for your stronghold have gotten WAY out of hand ever single day there are more upgrades and things going on. If you don’t spend you might as well not play because you won’t last long. The people that I started play with a few years ago have almost all quit. A lot of the alliances are dead and not too many of the even rally anymore. You can be 300KTTTT and be rallied and be zero’d in one hit. But you’d think that MZ would get a clue. But nope. The only reason I’m still playing is because I have sunk soooooo much money into I can’t stand giving up and throwing so much money away. MZ doesn’t care about the customers at all they care a bout is how much money the can make off of you. Stay way
Extreme spending required to play
by NTJedi on 2017/08/09 04:40
A growing greed is the only focus of these developers. There's literally "zero" creativity with game updates and features... as every single one requires big spending and only adds increased attack types or defense types to your stats. Lots of dead features like forging items, treasure maps and killing monsters give old worthless rewards... VERY BORING. Game events also are old worthless rewards. You literally have all troops die with a single enemy attack even if you've spent hundreds in the game! Advertisements to buy packs spam your game mail too! LOTS of players spreading the news to avoid any games from Machine Zone such as Final Fantasy because the developers don't bring new ways of gaming fun, they only add higher stats costing more money. The only people still playing are the ones who spent lots of money in the game... and MZ pushing them away with the constant new updates needing more money from gamers.
Used to be fun
by CBKBGB on 2017/10/29 22:21
This game WAS fun and exciting till about 8months ago when the game developers decided to remove all strategic gameplay and make it all about how much and how fast you can spend. ‘Free to play’ is long gone, just a different version of FarmVille. Actual gameplay requires weekly, if not daily, in-app purchases. I’ve been back and forth with MZ customer service, which is a joke, and they pretty much confirmed this. Big shame, was an exciting fun game. Logging in these days is just to reload shields to protect the investment I already made into this game. I’ll have to let it go at some point since MZ doesn’t care about their loyal players that helped get them to where they are now with their game platform. Stay away from this game unless you have extra money that you really don’t want because 1 pack purchase will only last 48hours max. Should also note, images listed here are nothing like the actual game graphics
NO SUPPORT FOR PAYING PLAYERS!
by chazbzmom on 2018/01/25 19:54
I spend anywhere between $150 to $500 a month to play this game and remain competitive. I have to play a minimum of 5 hours after making a $20-$30 purchase in order to get everything up to date. No playing, just tapping upgrades & organizing purchased gear. Just 4 months ago I could keep it under $100 per month and stay current. It was fun. Now it’s too expensive. The updates are SEVERAL times per DAY, and each and every update is $. With the smallest pack at $20. 2 weeks ago, and one day, I had a glitch occur on my account. I had just spent $45 to get caught up and poof, my hero got stuck and unusable, so I cannot play. Now I am soooooo far behind, the error is “still being investigated” as of today & there is absolutely NO recourse on their end. No offer to provide any sort of compensation in order to make my account up to date, as it was just ONE hour before the glitch shut it down.
Think twice
by MZ needs professional help on 2017/08/28 07:44
Before installing Game of War. Once a fun game, it's now nothing more then a ticking time bomb. The summer of 2017 has brought about endless updates, that are almost daily.(Once monthly, then biweekly then weekly in the days of yore.) Miss even one and you won't enjoy the results. Unless you just won the lottery to spend ridiculous amounts of money, you won't be able to play for long. MZ has lost their mind and decided to see just how much cash they can squeeze from this cow before it becomes their next burger combo. The thing about daily updates are all the bugs introduced that often go unfixed. This includes the game packs you can purchase. Don't believe what the pack offer reads, it's a crap(50/50) shoot if you'll actually get what's advertised. Forget about customer service, its automated and they seem to delight in ignoring you every way possible. Except your money, they'll gladly take all of that.
MakivliGost
by MakivilGOST on 2017/10/23 03:42
I’ve been playing this game for over 3 years. It was an excellent game at first. I took 3 years to build my city and troops, and witching less than 10 seconds it was all wiped away because I refuse to spend on another $20-$99 for another pack. Now I only log on to say hello to friends from my alliance to say hello. Besides, you can spend $99 today and tomorrow you can get a similar pack for $20 but the pack is now ancient after they update the game regularly and when they do they add another feature that forces you to spend more money or become obsolete as a player. I actually do not mind spending a few dollars for packs but this is becoming ridiculous. I’m too far in to quit but I rather become obsolete than give MZ another dime. I’ll probably spend $20 every six months to stay obsolete but I will never spend $20-$40 a week to stay current. I hope MZ is reading this because you just lost another loyal customer.
Not free anymore
by Jennifer P 1979 on 2017/10/29 23:25
I have been playing for 3 years and in the last few months MZ has been dropping new releases almost on a daily basis. Our kvks are barely once a month. They tend to bring a new release prior to a kvk without the ability to utilize the release. I was a rally leader and have a trap. As of April 28, 2017, hero 81-85 was released along with 4 new gem sets, new core and a defense gear. All within days of each other. We barely had the chance to adjust with t6s and the new VIP and now pretty much everyone is quitting and soon I will be one of them. I just wish MZ would stop with the releases and bring back the weekly kvks and give everyone time to adjust. We don't need any more releases for at least a year. Since August the hero and VIP has more than doubled along with the buildings. You need to be able to afford this game to play now as you need to be maxed just to play. It is no longer fun anymore. Do not download the game.
Lag issues effects ability to play
by RCS001 on 2017/12/01 04:54
Great game but now it is very expensive to keep up with. If you don’t pay for the way too frequent upgrades, you are basically playing a high dollar FarmVille... forget trying to take the Wonder or winning an attack on another city. Severe server lag and constant crashing is a daily event and the extremely poor response from customer service, speaking to you like you are an idiot is aggravating at best. The constant insistence that the problems are because of your device or internet connection instead of truthfully stating that their lack of QC before releasing the way too many upgrades/updates and poor server bandwidth will surely disappoint you. If they fix this, it is excellent game play and will be an absolutely excellent game. Please fix these issues and let us get back to the enjoyment from 3 years ago MZ😊
Don’t waste your time
by Sosa916 on 2017/09/28 20:06
I started playing this game 5 years ago with my son and was fun he social aspect. The battles. And slow growth. It took them 3.5 years too give us T5’s Troops and now we have T13’s with different gear dropping daily and no time to even learn new troops, new gear. It is all about greed now more then letting your loyal gamers have fun and battle. Everything has gotten out of hand so much do that you can a ridiculous amount of troops which take money and resources to build gone in just 1 attack. It’s sad to say after I was zeroed my son told me it’s time to quit. And as hard as it is I must say I have to agree with him. It has become To expensive to enjoy or even try.. I miss the good old days. So with a heavy heart of saying goodbye to dear friends it’s time to walk away.. and messaging machine Sind dies nothing as they don’t care and give generic responses.. signing off ArcanumLove
GoW-the biggest $$$$$ trap ever
by DiGeister64 on 2017/08/05 15:11
I played GoW for 2 years, grew with the game, took over a clan as leader... now I avoid this game like the plague it is. To keep from having others attack you and take everything from your supplies to your hero, you'll need to stay shielded. To stay shielded you'll need shields, and they cost. You can earn some, but not enough to stay safe. If you don't and just get zeroed, you'll likely be talked to by your leader about not bringing the attention to the hive, or kicked out of the clan to survive alone. It's all about the money. Money in exchange for the latest research and skills ladder they build (expect these regularly), money for shields, money for... everything. One of my players racked up $10,000 in debt in one year on this game, and he was a modest spender. If you're not rich, this isn't the game for you. I had to go cold turkey and just walk away.
Can't succeed at this game without going broke.
by :()$&@ on 2017/09/16 17:45
I used to play years ago and did great and belong to a top team. I was a level four and enjoyed playing. Than my IPad broke. I recently got a new one and downloaded the game and my profile. I had thousands of chests and upgrades from my city just hanging out. Everything was gone so I put up a week long shield and used all the stuff that had accumulated to build and upgrade for the week. Right when my shield expired I was attacked, destroyed and my hero taken. There are just to many massive players who spend tons of money, to accomplish anything in this game. You work all hard at it and ultimately become a farm for bigger fish. There should be some kind of levels or something, how do you defend when you're a level 18 city and a level 80 comes along and wipes the floor with you? No fun, not worth the time...
A big thumbs down
by Ts246 on 2017/11/30 21:46
MZ hasn’t even attempted to fix this game, all they care about is taking your money and giving you crap in return. Customer support, except for canned messages, is non existent. I wish there was a lower rating. MZ has been more concerned with making big money, than with the product they put out. They continuously add items for you to buy that make the items you just bought obsolete. The program is poorly written, dumps the players many times every day and the lag time is terrible. When you go to battle you get dumped or the game freezes and when you get back, you have been defeated and lose much of your investment. Knowing what I know now, I wish I had never downloaded this game. Ps: they tell you it's free but the only thing that's free is downloading the game, after that they have it set up so you must spend hundreds of $$ to play.
Might as well just flush $$$$$$$ down the toilet…….
by Dirtè on 2017/08/06 19:29
Unless you do nothing but spend money in this game, you are destined to lose. Sometimes MZ (the developers) will drop your shield while you’re sleeping, and in turn lose all your troops/power. Played for a year, spent around $1200……last night they must’ve dropped my shield…..woke up completely dead (yet somehow my shield was still active; Hmmmm - money making scheme?) Basically, last night I lost $1200 with nothing to show. With heavy hitters spending $50k+++++ on it, just expect to spend money and be killed. If I’d known this from the start, never would have downloaded it (don’t even get me started on the CONSTANT updates they do, so you’re forced to spend more money to keep up). Sooooo, DO NOT DOWNLOAD/PLAY this game…..you will hate yourself for it later on, and will have a much lower figure on your bank statement.
Always was pay to win
by hate family guy on 2017/09/09 18:05
To all the people saying it used to be play to win...it's always been pay to win. If you've been playing long enough you'd know that back in the day (at least when I first spent money) it would cost at least $1,000 to get tier 4 troops and good gear. The cost hasn't changed other than if you wait a week you can max out your account for like $30. The people in your alliance make it fun. Want to destroy people? Spend $1,000 or more a month, want to trap, spend $200 a month. Research isn't as important anymore as good gear and a ton of troops are. It used to be that with the right research you would ruin the day for the biggest spenders. Now you have to max research, current gear and more troops than the galaxy has particles
Incredible Masterpiece
by Mikethenike48 on 2017/12/04 23:27
I have been playing for two years and whenever I pick up my phone I am drawn to this app. It always has something new to offer. Had some problems learning at first but now I am a little better. I am not gonna lie, the more you spend, the better you will get faster, but if your in an alliance that can not take itself way to seriously and care about the people inside it, you will have a lot of fun. You have to be active. This is not something you put down for five days and cone back to. People are depending on you to do your part so millennials and x'er's don't apply😀! Just kidding.
Extremely frustrating
by Fhzdjncxxh on 2017/10/31 03:04
I started this game back when a level 21 stronghold was the best anyone had, and that's when this game was the most fun. You didn't have to spend a ton of money to actually make progress. Now it's 2017 the day before Halloween and the stronghold level is 300 and the game has lost everything that made it fun. Don't get me wrong I'm willing to spend a little money here and there but it's absolutely ridiculous at this point, don't even bother with this game. Also almost everyone is afraid to drop their shield because they'll get zeroed by someone who spent more money then they did, and no one wants to lose their investments hence the shielding. MZ if your reading this which I doubt, just stop now no more update designed to take people's money, we cant stand it anymore.
Prepare to be a victim, unless your rich...
by jlucs_96 on 2018/01/20 14:32
I played this game for 3 years, started when building cap was 21. Now we’re at 950 I believe, and the only way to stay up on it is to drop(if your lucky) is a 100 a week. If you wait till that cap drops to a 20$ pack, they don’t include one of the umpteen hundred ridiculous items you need to upgrade each type of building. So in the end, your always stuck behind. My main account is sitting out 1.37kt gold, and troops look more like 247 mmmttttttt% boosts and what not. Developers have lost site of wha made this game fun. If I were you I’d move on to something else. I’ve personally gone to Kingdoms of Heckfire. Yea..it still has a shop and what not, but a 5 dollar pack here and there is more then enough to help you stay on top of it, but at the same time completely not necessary. Move along, nothing to see here.
Don't download...
by Basiaczek on 2017/09/13 13:27
I'm an uber rational, careful spender. Peaceful woman. New mother. Serial budgeter (with a fat account, still, frugal...). Seriously. If somebody told me the amount of money I'd spend on GOW a year ago, I would never believe. In two months I had spent four figures and then - in a split second of rational thinking - I asked MZ to kill my account rather than sell it or give it away. That game is super fun, terribly addictive and unbelievably expensive. You'll likely meet great people who you'll fall in love with. You will think about this game ALL THE TIME. You will check every hour if there's a rally going on to join in and have fun... And you'll spend your kids college fund... I left in May and I still have an urge to log in and start a new account just to check on my alliance mates and see where they are. Anyone here from Calandria? Any updates? Sheesh...
Constant charge issues!
by IrritatedConsumer on 2017/08/13 07:28
I enjoy playing the game but yes MZ is constantly coming up with high dollar packs required to progress through the game then when you buy packs you better watch your charges very closely. Itunes or MZ seems to wait days before charging your account and other times it's charged immediately! So when you buy a pack suddenly you'll find charges for 2 packs and if you don't watch your account closely you won't notice it..even after contacting support and giving them the dates and charges to my account they continue to tell me it's a delay charge for up to 10 days! Sometimes it is delayed but I watched every charge closely and I was being double charged on certain instances. I say watch your account closely. Good luck!
Money pit
by Jblair41 on 2017/08/10 13:09
Gow is a great game, or at least it used to be before it turned into a money pit. To stay competitive and up to date, takes at least $100 a week. You used to be able to play at a decent level without having to spend at all, but now in order to do almost anything worth your time, you have to be completely up to date. If you have not started playing, DON'T. If you haven't spent money yet, Delete the app now before you are lured into MZ's trap. There are far to many variations of this game from other developers to warrant spending anything on this game, unless you are already hooked and invested in this game, as many of us who have been playing for a very long time are.
This game is a scam
by Bahzad123456 on 2017/10/19 15:54
This game is a complete scam, other than taking your money they will not care about anything. The only good thing is the friends you make in this game. My advice is, don’t download this game, but if you do, don’t ever buy anything they offer, just stay in there and make friends. Logical issues: 1 - while this game is a money hole for mz, don’t expect to just pay a one time fee, you are expected to spend an average of $500 per day just to be able to play. 2- packs that are being sold don’t even make sense, you would have everything in a pack and just as in bedazzled you will be missing something all the time too. 3 - as soon as you touch that buy button your money is gone, no refunds and mz won’t care. 4 - what would be sold for $1000 in any given day, it will be $10 the next day. Technical issues: 1 - game crashes, freezes all the time 2 - chat freezes all the time 3 - game is slow as hell 4 - game does crazy things for no reason 5 - there is no technical support, whatever you tell them, they will still give you no answer. Who am I? I have played this game for over a year, one of the top and was famous in the game, my game name is deepimp4ct, you can ask around.
DO NOT PLAY
by 38:'k&/!2 on 2017/08/08 19:36
I started the game near its beginning. It was the first of its kind, it was such a fun game to play. It's always been pay to play, but in the beginning you could become powerful without paying... just took time. Now, the game has made a complete 180. Resource tiles are useless now because the requirements to upgrade buildings or do research and train troops are outrageous. For example, a tile may have a few million resources on it, but to train a good amount of troops, you will need at least 5TT resources... 5 Trillion Trillion resources... And now, they have new research that cannot be completed without buying... IT IS LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ADVANCE IN THESE NEW RESEARCHES FOR TROOPS WITHOUT BUYING BECAUSE THE REQUIREMENTS ARE ONLY FOUND IN PACKS. People spend 1,000s of dollars per week to be good. People have dropped 100k's and even a million dollars to be the best. That is unbelievable. The statistics are insane now, with people having gear that gives them BT% attack... unbelievable. And not to mention terrible graphics and game lag. The only thing good about the game is the social aspect. Have made some great friends throughout my time playing . My advice... unless you want to spend your hard-earned money on a digital game, DO NOT DOWNLOAD
Money Pit! AVOID!
by David in Pittsburgh on 2017/09/03 05:33
This is NOT a free game. It is now at the point where you must buy to progress. I have friends who have spent thousands of dollars a month on this game and for nothing. MZ has complete new releases every week making all the money spent on prior upgrades worthless. It is very common practice in strategy games like these for players to "max" their accounts. And in this one it costs so much money - due to all of the upgrades to stay current that MZ is now dropping each week. Major upgrades that cost quadrillion's of resources and upgrade days where a year ago it was on a normal scale of hundreds to billions. How do you keep track of 12 BTTTT? I mean what number is that? It's a joke. And it's time as a game has come to a close. Avoid this game as well as Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy as they too, are run by Machine Zone (MZ)!!!!
Great game but...
by Tsupps on 2018/01/21 04:36
Initially a really fun game. Get to meet a lot of great people and work as an alliance to take down enemy alliances, and, furthermore capture your territory/enemy wonder. All by strategy. But this company is money driven. This game is constantly updating at rate now the game is ridiculous!! They force you to spend to keep up with the latest or your city will just get burned by someone with deep pockets and your hours and hours of hard work.....out the window. Beware, if you don’t plan on dropping THOUSANDS of dollars MONTHLY you won’t won’t be able to partake in this game. This game will easily consume 12 hours + of your day with events (kill events) that occur. You will become glued to your phone. This game can ruin real life relationships. If you decide against this warning...good luck to you.
Used to be a great game
by MusicMan/ on 2017/10/31 15:26
Old Review: I've been playing this for years and it keeps getting better and better. New review: I've been playing this game for over 4 years. Back when it first came out it was a really fun game where people would build up their empire to compete, and whoever spent time in the game would become powerful. Now it's not about spending time in the game it's about spending money. Any new player could come on, spend a couple hundred bucks and become more powerful than me, even though I have years more of experience. Mz is trying to grow too fast by putting new troops and new ranks in the game every week, and they try to make money by making so the only way you can have these new things is to spend money.
$$$$$ - You've Been Warned
by Billiard Fan on 2017/12/09 14:09
Unless you want to sit with your kingdom shielded every single day to keep you from getting destroyed and lose all your progress, you will need to spend $$$$. Would you like to know what kind of fun you can have shielded? You can harvest tiles of resources.....but, be careful, you can be destroyed on the tile. You can kill monsters, wooo. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, you can port around the kingdom too. I have spent over $500, by choice to keep up with the updates and still couldn't keep up with others in the kingdom or MZ and their scam. They know what they're doing. People fall for it hook line and sinker. If you have money to burn, more power to you. If you don't, then stay away from this boring, overly expensive "game". Plenty of other ones out there more competitive and less of a waste of time.
Money?
by annonymoustrex225791 on 2017/09/12 13:53
This game is great things are locked to money though. Remember this game does not have ads at all. It only puts tiny ads to advertise itself on the screen. So of course they have some expensive and some cheap stuff. They need the money to run. It will never be free because it needs a revenue. I'm just happy that when I bought two packs the first was 10 dollars then the next was 20. I was worried that the price would increase to 30 dollars but they keep things at 19 dollars and also have more expensive stuff. I'm glad they considered people's price range.
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