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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: 14 out of 47
  2. Negative: 25 out of 47
  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 15, 2013
    9
    If you are looking for a really tense and fast air combat game, this surely is a game for you. This game is really balanced around gameIf you are looking for a really tense and fast air combat game, this surely is a game for you. This game is really balanced around game mechanics. If you like to play fast and maneuverable fighters, they will have low hp and medium damage output, but if you are one of those that like to play a heavy fighters, you will get a really tough plane and a really good damage output however you can't maneuver as good as the fighters, so watch your back!

    This game is a nice relief from other games where your pilots get knocked out and your plane crash instantly after a few shots. Game play Realism any day!
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  4. Nov 13, 2013
    4
    War Thunder is a much better aerial combat experience. WoWP has too many small problems that add up to a frustrating experience compared toWar Thunder is a much better aerial combat experience. WoWP has too many small problems that add up to a frustrating experience compared to WT. Maybe WoWP will get better once naval and tank combat are added, but as for now I wouldn't recommend it. Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2015
    3
    I was getting bored of Warthunder, so I decided to give this pile of steaming pile of S^#t a chance, what a mistake. The most accurate titleI was getting bored of Warthunder, so I decided to give this pile of steaming pile of S^#t a chance, what a mistake. The most accurate title for this game is "World of Bumper Planes", Because all you're going to be doing is crashing into the ground after an opponent rams into you. The physics are questionable, The controls terrible, and the planes? They're all prototypes, This game is best described as World of Tanks, in the sky. This game is in every aspect inferior to Warthunder. There is no reason for this disaster to exist. Don't play, or think about this game. Stay away from this game like the plague. Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    1
    I was playing this game for a while but lately I have decided to delete it. it's not really do to a bad game, just bad player and plane matchI was playing this game for a while but lately I have decided to delete it. it's not really do to a bad game, just bad player and plane match up. The problem with it is that most of the payers now are in group play and just gang up on everyone. it makes for very short play times and very long wait to play times.
    They should not match planes up with higher tier planes as you do not have a ghosts chance in hell of even getting one kill this way and should make grouped players only play against other groups. this way they would still have to fly the plane instead of just ganking for kills.
    Don't fly American planes as they seem to think they could only fire about 100 rounds without the guns overheating and misfiring.
    Maybe if they rethink the way they match planes up and the way they fire I will give this game another go but not until then.
    Oh yea and if you want to play this game be prepared to spend money on it as it is a pay to win game not really FTP.
    Have fun and I will just go back to my flight sims for good air play instead of wasting time on this.
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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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