Free-to-Play Xbox Live Game Happy Wars Passes 2M Downloads

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 March 2013 / 4,225 Views

Toylogic has announced that the first free-to-play game for Xbox Live, Happy Wars, has been downloaded more than two million times. The game is only available to Xbox Live Gold members. It took five months for the game to reach this achievement. The game had passed 1.2 million downloads in December.

"I'm so excited that more than two million people love Happy Wars. I hope all of our players enjoy this update like Special Match." said Yoichi Take, Happy Wars Game Director. "We always continue to make improvements on improvement to have millions Happy Wars fans be happy. We'd like to continue to deliver additional updates in the future."

Happy Wars received a major update today which includes a new 'Special Match Mode.' There are also more enchanted items, as well as additional customization slots. Two teams of up to 15 players face off against each other in the attempt to take each others castle.


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5 Comments

SxyxS (on 12 March 2013)

2 mio for a metacitic 61 game. seems many people like crap.


Barozi (on 12 March 2013)

It's been updated plenty of time. I'm sure if it was released today it would've scored in the 70s.


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ganoncrotch (on 13 March 2013)

it's also free, people like free 61% rating only games, with 16 player online at that. why not.


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sniper989 (on 12 March 2013)

I wonder what percentage of people actually spent money on it. I bet it's very low.


Mr Puggsly (on 12 March 2013)

Any additional money outside of Xbox Live Gold? Who knows?

Its pretty much always a small percentage of people that actually invest real money in free games.


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Barozi (on 12 March 2013)

Even if it's only 10% that buy something, they will likely make more money with it than if they sold the game at 800MSP


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Michael-5 (on 13 March 2013)

Barozi you sure seem to love this game :-)


Michael-5 (on 12 March 2013)

Wait, if you have to have XBL Gold to play this, then this isn't free to play.


Barozi (on 12 March 2013)

It has an offline campaign that Silver users can play.


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Cj2i3 (on 12 March 2013)

Yea 1 campaign mission is accessible to every user gold or silver, but you have to play multiplayer to unlock essentially all of the campaign. So it's not really free to play.


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ironmanDX (on 12 March 2013)

ps+ games aren't free either then. Holy crap you guys are so biased. You scream about free games yet when good news about one from MS comes you all swarm it claiming it isn't free. What a joke.


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Michael-5 (on 13 March 2013)

I own a 360, but not a PS3 (Not currently), how is this biased? I just don't like XBL Gold and I'm stating that if you have to pay for a service to get a free game, then that game isn't really free.


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hollabackenny (on 13 March 2013)

So I guess no apps are really free on my phone because I have to pay a bill every month. Why do people insist of starting this same recycled argument all the time? If you don't like something, then don't comment on it. It's really simple.


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mutantclown (on 12 March 2013)

How can this be called "free to play" when it's only available to Gold members? jarring contradiction.


ironmanDX (on 12 March 2013)

How can the games on ps+ be considered free then? Oh, nope contradiction. Or isn't it because you prefer some companies over others?


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ganoncrotch (on 13 March 2013)

how can you consider league of legends free when you need to buy a PC and have internet... How can you consider playing solitaire alone in your room free to play when you need to buy a deck of cards....


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