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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Death Tank is a fast-paced action game that rewards quick reflexes and cunning strategy. Devastating weapons and unique items give your tank unlimited destructive power. Eight separate landscapes react to tank combat, altering their shape when hit and providing an ever-changing environment in which to play. Battle with up to four friends on the same console, against multiple A.I. opponents in single-player combat, or up to eight tanks simultaneously in the Death Tank arena via Xbox LIVE for exciting co-op or chaotic free-for-all play! Crisp graphics and amazing effects coupled with fast-paced game play makes each battle a visceral experience. [Snowblind Studios] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Death Tank is one of my favourite retro game remakes in quite some time and you would do well to pick it up. The price is slightly steep considering the lack of single player content, but you do get a polished and incredibly fun multiplayer experience which deserves to be played.
  2. A fun title that epitomises XBLA's theme - quick arcade action for minimal outlay.
  3. Forget Worms and all the rest, when it comes to parabola-judging multiplayer mayhem this is the best.
  4. At 800 points this would be essential - but the extra three quid is a no-no. [May 2009, p.105]
  5. There's no question that Death Tank has the potential to be a lot of fun. It's just a pity Worms has already done it better and for a third of the cost. [May 2009, p.131]
  6. Death Tank offers an exciting twist on tactical action, but its price tag will leave you feeling robbed.
  7. Death Tank is essentially a mad version of Worms, but there is a reason why games of this nature tend to be turn based, the action is so frantic that it is down to complete luck whether you survive rather than skill.

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  1. Gryph
    Feb 27, 2009
    The original was awesome, and the fact that the original is included makes it well worth the price. those of you who don't see the classic game, shoot down the airplane that occasionally comes in multiplayer to unlock death tank classic. it has more weapons than the updated version if at the cost of reduced graphics. Expand
  2. PeteBridekirk
    Feb 26, 2009
    1200 points is WAAAYYY too expensive. It should be 800points max.
    However, the game itself is excellent and will induce frequent group
    shouting sessions online as the last 2 tanks duke it out over the flaming remains of other opponents with a pixel of life left each and an orbital bombardment raining down on them as they do it.
    Pure gaming brilliance.
    Bad reviews of this game are just by people who didn't 'get' the game. Let's hope the huge library of games on XBLA don't end up with this diamond getting lost in all the dirt.
    Once again, Excellent game, shame it's overpriced... I still bought it though :)