F2PMeter: Is Soldiers Inc Truly Free to Play?
In Soldiers Inc players rule over their own modern military outpost, they must upgrade buildings, learn new technologies and assemble a mighty army as they battle against other players for rank. Let’s find out now how free this browser-based strategy title really is by putting it through our F2PMeter!
Does the game require an initial purchase?
There is nothing to pay up front in order to play and the game is available on various platforms.
Does the game require any continued paid subscription?
'No (but...)' takes away 10%
The game does have a VIP “Executive” status feature where players can spend premium purchased currency (Diamonds) to activate their VIP boosts for a period of time. The boosts a player gets are based on their Executive level, which players can spend further diamonds to increase.
Does the game require spending money on DLC packs or expansions?
The game has no expansions or DLC.
Does the game support micro-transactions? Can anything be purchased in-game using real world money?
'Yes' takes away 5%
Players purchase Diamonds using cash and can spend them in the Black Market on various boosts and the VIP status
Do any of the micro-transactions give players an advantages?
'Yes' takes away 15%
Diamonds can be spent to gain advantage in practically every element of the game, from increasing resource production or simply buying missing resources directly, increasing the speed/strength/production of military units or buying premium only units. Tech research, VIP status, boosters and more. The game is very skewed towards a pay to win business model.
Is the user interface customization restricted to paid options?
Players cannot customize the UI at all
Does the game give access to all available classes and/or races?
The game has no classes or races
Does the game require have limitations to how the 'Auction House' /Market/Trade system is accessed?
Players are able to trade freely with each other
Are personal inventory and/or bank slots limited at all?
There are no limitations to inventory/bank based on premium restrictions
Are all dungeons and zones accessible without purchases?
Every area within the game is accessible for free
Does the game restrict high endgame content (PVE, Raids or PvP)?
There are no restrictions to PVE or PVP content
Can the game be fully enjoyed without ever having to spend a ‘penny’?
'Yes' adds 10%
How enjoyable the game is depends on how often a player is willing to play and what they want to achieve. If players want to be the best then they will have to compete against players who spend a lot of money for the various pay to win advantages in the game. If players want to play casually they will struggle to get anything done without spending cash as it takes so long to complete tasks and builds