Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
Buy On
  1. What it lacks in innovation, it makes up for with a solid multiplayer game with respectable graphics, a healthy helping of variety, and plenty of replay value.
  2. It’s sort of ketchup chip gaming, a little bit sweet, a little bit sour, compelling enough that you keep at it past the point of real enjoyment and feel like your time might be better spent elsewhere, [shrug], wipe the red stain off your hands and have some more.
  3. It has most of the necessary ingredients to turn four friends with beer (or soda, for the tykes out there) into a night of simple, over-the-top, tank-based explosions and partying. Don't expect a one-player game though.
  4. With a deeper single-player mode and less silly WWF-like antics, "World Destruction League" truly puts the thunder in "Thunder Tanks" with enough firepower to level a small country (four-player brawls are guaranteed to satisfy). Give me less cheese and more caviar next time 3DO.
  5. The company also has a reputation for releasing fairly polished but rather dull titles, and WDL is no exception in this area, either.
  6. Daily Radar
    50
    The tanks are cool and feature gritty design and nice detailing -- but their animation sets are pretty limited and the sensation of piloting an actual, steely titan is somewhat lacking.
  7. 50
    By dumbing it down with WWF-style presentation and mindless gameplay, 3DO has created a PS2 update of the BattleTanx series that turns what was a fun mission-based adventure into a silly tournament-style game show.

Awards & Rankings

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#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. LyncN.
    Oct 8, 2001
    2
    Remember that PS1 game "Independence Day" from the movie... Well this game is just like that... only more of a waste of graphics and time.
  2. DarrellJ.
    Aug 3, 2001
    1
    This game sux.
  3. DannyK.
    Jan 15, 2002
    9
    This game is pretty cool and really fun.