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  • Summary: World of Warplanes is a stand alone Free to play game being developed by the team that created the award winning and highly acclaimed game, World of Tanks. World of Tanks (www.WorldofTanks.com) is a team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20thWorld of Warplanes is a stand alone Free to play game being developed by the team that created the award winning and highly acclaimed game, World of Tanks. World of Tanks (www.WorldofTanks.com) is a team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. An advanced system of vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try out the vehicles and weapons featured in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, punch deep into enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the power of heavy tanks to eliminate opposing forces, or become a high-powered sniper using long-range artillery, each unit type is extremely lethal and effective when commanded by a true tank ace. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    90
    Like an insane stunt pilot in the Red Bull Air Race, World of Warplanes manages to leave an excellent impression. But Wargaming has to keep proving themselves in the future if they want us to remain impressed. It's easy to find great satisfaction, however, when you roam the game's skies with Ride of the Valkyries on the background, while you're bringing death and destruction in your own personal aircraft.
  2. Nov 18, 2013
    80
    Wargaming learned perfectly from World of Tanks how to manage a free to Play game and World of Warplanes simply expands the base concepts of the previous game.
  3. Dec 16, 2013
    78
    If you've got some friends to battle with this games holds many hours of fun. With better controls and more variety in its contents the experience would have been better, but still it delivers its promise of intense and fast action.
  4. Nov 28, 2013
    70
    Planes for tanks, not much else has changed. Enjoy hundreds of lovingly recreated planes, just don't expect a simulation or the plethora of features of its time-tested precursor and you'll find this to be a worthwhile package with a fair business model.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2014
    70
    Not only will World of Tanks fans enjoy Wargaming’s new game. The gameplay is simple yet satisfying – you can feel the differences between planes, but some crude elements distinctive to hard core simulators were avoided. [01/2014, p.44]
  6. Mar 11, 2014
    60
    World of Warplanes will continue to evolve, now let’s await the third and final game of the World trilogy, Battleships.
  7. Dec 23, 2013
    50
    World of Warplanes needs fleshing out. In time it could be what arcade flight buffs are after but at the moment it's lacking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 48
  2. Negative: 25 out of 48
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    10
    Best fun I've had with friends in ages! Great game! It's fast and furious! Just love the airplane models and some of the maps are downrightBest fun I've had with friends in ages! Great game! It's fast and furious! Just love the airplane models and some of the maps are downright beautiful. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    10
    World of Warplanes has often been thought of as the runt of the Wargaming litter, but I feel that's rather unfair. The game has very fast andWorld of Warplanes has often been thought of as the runt of the Wargaming litter, but I feel that's rather unfair. The game has very fast and frantic gameplay, with good emphasis on tactics. You may get into a dogfight with an enemy plane that out-turns you, while luring him into a descending tail chase at slower and slower speed, until you reach your optimum altitude and slam on the engine boost, leaving him in your dust as you set up for an attack run once he gets far enough away. The population issue is still noticeable, but there are now fairly competent bots as of update 1.9 that help to fill matches. Give it a try. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2013
    9
    Very nice game, a lot of fun and easy to start a match! Love the sound, the maps (they're beautiful!!) and the plane models. You want to haveVery nice game, a lot of fun and easy to start a match! Love the sound, the maps (they're beautiful!!) and the plane models. You want to have fun with friends? Download this free-to-play game!! Collapse
  4. Nov 22, 2013
    4
    Terrible game and quite frankly an insult to historical military aviation.

    The subpar game engine is just not suitable for flight games,
    Terrible game and quite frankly an insult to historical military aviation.

    The subpar game engine is just not suitable for flight games, which usually takes place on really big maps. However in WoWP you get unrealistic sense of speed (everything is way too slow), tiny maps, compressed service ceiling.

    The flight physics are just abysmal. Drag, gravity, momentum? Warplanes never heard of that. The physics are as unrealistic as it can get, even Arcade games like Crimson Skies (2000!) or Blazing Angels have far more believable flight physics at least for Arcade standards.

    Flying an aircraft in WoWP feels like forcing a brick through thick jelly. While the bad flight physics are one reason for this, the game engine has also significant input lag due to serverside controls. You're basically pressing a button, the command gets send to the server, gets send back and only then your aircraft starts to move. While this is only a matter of milliseconds, the delay is always noticable and makes quick reactions impossible. Also no support for TrackIR.

    In terms of graphical fidelity this game is average at best. But, just like WoT, the engine isn't able to give you a stable amount of FPS. Once you're engaged in a huge dogfight, the framerate is going all over the place. This again is due to the lack of real multicore support of the game engine itself. Quite frankly this is inacceptable for the year of 2013.

    The sound effects are hideous aswell. Nothing in this game sounds even remotely like its real life counterpart. Aircraft engines sound like lawnmowers, machineguns and cannons seem to resemble BB guns.

    Remember when I said that this game is an insult for historical military aviation? The selection of aircraft is te biggest reason for this. Half of the techtrees are blueprints and prototypes, which never saw combat in WWII. This is just terrible for a game that claims to be "dedicated to World War II military aircraft". Famous planes like the Fw 190, Hawker Hurricane or P-47 Thunderbolt are still missing.

    Gameplay wise WoWP also has almost nothing to offer. Only one gamemode which evolves into a huge furball sooner or later. There is not much room to maneuver due to the incredibly small maps. The hitpoint system is just stupid and makes no sense whatsoever in aerial combat, since more often than not victory is determined by bigger healthbars and bigger damage output and not by your individual flying skills.

    A 4 out of 10. There is room for certain improvements but quite frankly this game already took a wrong direction from the very beginning. Fans of historical military aviation should avoid this game at its current state.
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  5. Dec 20, 2013
    3
    its not a flight game, but an action where "unit" models are just similar to planes visually. The engine is terrible for flight games (itsits not a flight game, but an action where "unit" models are just similar to planes visually. The engine is terrible for flight games (its meant for elf-styled RPG)
    Generally the game feels and plays very plastic-model style, with no flight or bullet physics whatsoever.
    I recommend you try the competitor game instead which is far better for any standards. (I think you know which game im speaking about) I did start with wowp but then swiched to another game and was very happy.
    By itself the game deserves a 5.. but in context of competition no more than 3
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  6. Sep 29, 2015
    2
    How to put this mildy.....

    This game is so bad, with all the glitches, low population, graphics engine not cut out for aviation, that it
    How to put this mildy.....

    This game is so bad, with all the glitches, low population, graphics engine not cut out for aviation, that it makes Big Rigs look good.
    I cannot believe that this steaming pile is from the same creators as World of tanks and world of warships.
    I logged in today, 29-09-2015 for the first time in maybe 2 years, and it has not improved at all, in fact, it has gotten worse with a capped population of 510 at 14:53 pm, if you compare that to the thousands playing wot and wows, My bet is that wargaming would do better erasing the game and apologizing for this fiasco.

    For the wargaming guys reading this, Dont try to improve it anymore, its not gonna get better, it bombed. Make a new one.
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  7. Aug 1, 2015
    0
    I enjoyed World of Tanks but WoWP is just a joke for people who have never played a decent flight sim. The controls suck and no matter what iI enjoyed World of Tanks but WoWP is just a joke for people who have never played a decent flight sim. The controls suck and no matter what i did it just did not work. I even tried a joystick.

    The subpar game engine is just not suitable for flight games, which usually takes place on really big maps. However in WoWP you get unrealistic sense of speed (everything is way too slow), tiny maps, compressed service ceiling.

    The flight physics are just abysmal. Drag, gravity, momentum? Warplanes never heard of that. The physics are as unrealistic as it can get, even Arcade games like Crimson Skies (2000!) or Blazing Angels have far more believable flight physics at least for Arcade standards.

    Flying an aircraft in WoWP feels like forcing a brick through thick jelly. While the bad flight physics are one reason for this, the game engine has also significant input lag due to serverside controls. You're basically pressing a button, the command gets send to the server, gets send back and only then your aircraft starts to move. While this is only a matter of milliseconds, the delay is always noticable and makes quick reactions impossible. Also no support for TrackIR.

    In terms of graphical fidelity this game is average at best. But, just like WoT, the engine isn't able to give you a stable amount of FPS. Once you're engaged in a huge dogfight, the framerate is going all over the place. This again is due to the lack of real multicore support of the game engine itself. Quite frankly this is inacceptable for the year of 2013.

    The sound effects are hideous aswell. Nothing in this game sounds even remotely like its real life counterpart. Aircraft engines sound like lawnmowers, machineguns and cannons seem to resemble BB guns.

    Remember when I said that this game is an insult for historical military aviation? The selection of aircraft is te biggest reason for this. Half of the techtrees are blueprints and prototypes, which never saw combat in WWII. This is just terrible for a game that claims to be "dedicated to World War II military aircraft". Famous planes like the Fw 190, Hawker Hurricane or P-47 Thunderbolt are still missing.

    Gameplay wise WoWP also has almost nothing to offer. Only one gamemode which evolves into a huge furball sooner or later. There is not much room to maneuver due to the incredibly small maps. The hitpoint system is just stupid and makes no sense whatsoever in aerial combat, since more often than not victory is determined by bigger healthbars and bigger damage output and not by your individual flying skills.

    A 0 out of 10. There is room for certain improvements but quite frankly this game already took a wrong direction from the very beginning. Fans of historical military aviation should avoid this game at its current state.
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