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  • Summary: The world is your battlefield. While every World of Tanks player dreams of becoming an ace tanker that single-handedly saves the day, it's only through teamwork that you and your allies will prevail. Up to 30 tanks at a time, split into two teams, will be vying for supremacy on over 10The world is your battlefield. While every World of Tanks player dreams of becoming an ace tanker that single-handedly saves the day, it's only through teamwork that you and your allies will prevail. Up to 30 tanks at a time, split into two teams, will be vying for supremacy on over 10 highly-detailed maps. Hold up your end of the bargain and your allies will work with you to coordinate an unstoppable assault against your enemies. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Mar 5, 2014
    94
    Ultimately, it's the combination of accessible gameplay with riveting depth that makes World of Tanks so engrossing.
  2. Mar 5, 2014
    83
    Wargaming took a chance with World of Tanks for Xbox 360 and at this point, they should consider the venture a success. The game is fun and fast-paced, perfect for when you only have a few free minutes for gaming. It's intuitive to learn, offers a wide range of good-looking tanks, multiple maps, and a free-to-play setup that skillfully levels the playing field whether players have more time or more money. Best of all, (and despite a few interface issues) with World of Tanks 360, Wargaming's created the kind of all-inclusive game that appeals to competitive gamers regardless of platform.
  3. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    The maps are bare and play is inherently repetitive... but this is gripping and impeccably crafted entertainment. If you’ve recently bought a new console, don’t let the basic visuals put you off. You’ll be generously rewarded if you stick with it.
  4. Apr 9, 2014
    80
    An excellent combination of detailed combat mechanics, gripping progression, and well thought out pay-to-play options. [May 2014, p.72]
  5. Feb 19, 2014
    75
    World of Tanks: 360 Edition is a good conversion from PC game, with an arcade and fun gameplay in addictive 15vs15 battles. Limited in options, but rich in potential.
  6. Apr 2, 2014
    75
    Console version of World of Tanks is a limited, less impressive but still very solid relative of the PC giant. [04/2014, p.66]
  7. Mar 30, 2014
    60
    A solid multiplayer free-to-play shooter that, despite suffering from a lack of variety, is distinct enough to warrant giving it a try. [Issue#109, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 11 out of 37
  1. Feb 17, 2014
    10
    I laughed when I read the review starting "Well I'm going to be completely honest" then a rating of 1 out of 10.
    One word. .PC fanboy, or a
    I laughed when I read the review starting "Well I'm going to be completely honest" then a rating of 1 out of 10.
    One word. .PC fanboy, or a Sony fanboy pretending to be a PC fanboy in order to down-rate an Xboxe 360 game.
    Is this game the best looking game on the 360?. . .No!

    Does it look pretty good? for a large area battlefield. . yes it actually does look pretty good for a machine with 512megs of ram. Lets see what the PC snobs machine can do with 512 megs of ram.
    The game looks fine, and has a pretty impressive draw distance for a console game. The texture actually look ok, when all things are considered.
    The game handling can take a minute or two to get into but it is intuitive, and about as easy, as it could be to have tank steering, without using up all the triggers and shoulder buttons for something that can be accomplished on the left analogue. There is the oddl moment of frustration as you spin about helplessly while trying to beat a hasty retreat (i use the word "hasty" in context here, as it's more of a leisurely walking pace if your reversing, but these moments are rare, and don't ruin the game at all, even if someone else does occasionally get an easy kill, as you pirouette helplessly in front of them doing your best to try and get a luck shot off at them.
    I found the game to be addictive, and fun. Team-play was surprisingly good, and i only game across a couple of players who were not really playing as part of a team. though I did switch off my mic & headset a couple of times, so as not to have to listen to an overly vocal child or someones background music, but you get these "People" in any game.
    I'd highly recommend this to anyone, especially if you like shooters, but like me, are just to slow for COD and the other fast paced FPS games out there. If your playing with some buddies it's fantastic.
    This game also has the potential to be added to in a big way, new maps, new tanks, new weapons and perks. I see a rosie future for it improving all the time, in the same way mine-craft has been transformed.

    I'd give this an genuine 8 or 9 just because it is so much fun, up to 10 to counter the trolls who rated it 1.
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  2. Jun 12, 2014
    10
    I am loving this game. I have been playing it for 3 months now and I am not even close to getting tired of it. It is free to play and if youI am loving this game. I have been playing it for 3 months now and I am not even close to getting tired of it. It is free to play and if you are patient, you don't have to spend anything, but you will probably want to buy some additional garage slots (I'm up to 20+) and some premium days. Just hang in there,some games you may get killed very quick, but some games you will feel like a god. A lot will depend on the matchmaking, which can be spotty.

    I want address a few of the negative reviews. Matchmaking: yes, it sucks sometimes, but other times it works great for you, so just hang in there. The really good matches more than make up for the bad matches.
    Having to pay for Xbox Live: If you are going to play any multiplayer or enjoy the many features it offers, you are going to have it anyway, so from that standpoint, it is free.
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  3. Feb 24, 2014
    9
    This game is just amazing and winning for console! If there are no any game hitches I'm sure the game will be very popular on this platform.This game is just amazing and winning for console! If there are no any game hitches I'm sure the game will be very popular on this platform. Transferring here is more issue of terminology. The core of the game is its concept and balance, tanks themselves and their statistics. All these moments were calibrated and extensively tested on PC over the years. And the more precisely it will be implemented and supported – the better the game will be. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2014
    8
    I think a lot of people expected the wrong things from WoT on 360. People complaining about paying for an Xbox Live subscription to play itI think a lot of people expected the wrong things from WoT on 360. People complaining about paying for an Xbox Live subscription to play it online? What game online on Xbox 360 doesn't require a Gold sub whether the game itself is F2P or not? Anyway, ignoring the ignorant.

    The game itself is a good bit of fun. It's no deep number cruncher and the way you unlock tanks and parts has been streamlined to allow newer players more easy of access. Personally I don't think this as necessary but it works well regardless. You still end up with what I will call, for the sake of this review, 'loadouts' that are based on popular fits from the PC version.

    It's a good looking game overall. Not the best but by no means the worst. The maps are well populated with debris, bushes, tress, buildings and other bits and bobs meaning they never feel too empty. The tanks are well detailed and look good, as do explosions and other particle effects.

    The gameplay is the real meat of the game though and while some might not find much merit in a game that revolves solely around 15 v 15 multiplayer they've obviously not noticed that this sort of game is popular. It's what works. There's no real depth to the game modes on offer in their own right, the depth comes from the tactics and strategy used. It's arguably better to go into a match with a friend or two so you can perform some co-ordinated attacks but there's a contextual radial menu which allows you to communicate with your team on a basic level. As far as the gameplay goes it seems to fit really well with my idea of a good online game. I can sit and play it for hours and enjoy every minute but at the same time I can sit down with a spare 10 or 15 minutes, have a quick go then leave and not feel like I'm being hard done on by life.

    My one and possibly only real complaint is the (current) lack of tanks. Once they've released the Russian, Chinese, Japanese and French tanks, not to mention filled out the existing trees with their missing tanks (every single British SPG is missing for example) then I'm sure it'll be much better. It just seems a bit sparse in comparison to the PC version as the selection stands currently but they're working on that. In the meantime there's a good number of tanks to get into and duke it out in.
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  5. Dec 1, 2014
    7
    If you're a PC fanboy who's playing World of Tanks on PC and saying how **** this game is, here's some news for you: This game wasn't meantIf you're a PC fanboy who's playing World of Tanks on PC and saying how **** this game is, here's some news for you: This game wasn't meant for you. It is meant to attract new fans to the franchise and get them interested. As a result this game is a partial-port. While it may seem that the games are same at first glance there are numerous subtle changes made to the game to make it more accessible to console players and first-time recruits. This is why the game is slightly more "arcadey" and slightly DE-emphasizes accuracy and realism. (It's still tactical and team-oriented however.) The game has less content to probably make the game seem less overwhelming. (Which can be the case every now and then.) As a result this game when played by the intended audience (Once again, this game isn't for everyone.) is a hit. Ideally, once you've gotten good at the game you'll move onto the pc version with more tanks, content and difficulty and realism. The only real issue aside from a few bugs is the fact that it has a price tag. I feel like this game would've attracted more people had it been free (one reason why many PC people played the original was that it was F2P.) It's not terrible but a slight bummer. Overall, this "port" is meant to attract new followers and somewhat satisfy PC gamer's desires. It's a nice attempt at compromise. Expand
  6. Apr 19, 2014
    4
    You have to take into account that the Xbox 360 edition was developed by Microsoft Game Studios, not Wargaming.net. The way they shamelesslyYou have to take into account that the Xbox 360 edition was developed by Microsoft Game Studios, not Wargaming.net. The way they shamelessly false advertise by saying this is a 'free to play' game is an atrocity. (Coming from an Xbox Live Gold Member of three years.) You have to pay for a Gold Membership before you can even get your hands on the game. Many of my friends are Silver Members and really want to play with me but just can't afford Gold right now. I don't even want to talk about how unbalanced the game is... If you're playing a tier III scout tank, you'll be thrown into a battle with tier Vs. and VIs. Same for artillery... My shells don't do jack against tier VIII armor when I'm in a tier VI.

    The physics are extremely unrealistic and it seems as if you crew is completely invisible. Where's my loader when a new shell is being loaded? Where's the commander? Shouldn't he be peeking out the hatch, looking through his binoculars for enemy targets? Your tank can become completely unresponsive sometimes, rendering you a several ton hulk of cannon fodder, easily picked off by tank destroyers. This occurred many times, mostly when driving over a hill or something. It seems as if my tank gets stuck in the terrain, another case of lousy programming. Don't even get me started on how many 'gung-ho' Call of Duty kids play this game. They rush out into battle thinking they're invincible, only to be picked off by a goddamn scout tank or something. Then they yell and scream at you through their five dollar microphones, trying to blame their own misfortunes on someone else. Well, mostly just insulting you and saying how you're 'gay' or something... I just sit there and wonder to myself, "where are the parents?" But I digress...

    The tank detection system is a complete joke... Many times I have gotten killed by it. I'll get detected, take cover, become undetected, and leave the cover only to be blasted to smithereens because the enemy can still see me, even though it said I was not detected. Don't sit there and tell me that this is because you can still be hit when your undetected, because I already know this... It's called trace-firing. But I'm talking about when I haven't fired any shots whatsoever so it can only be the shoddy detection system.

    By the way, if you want any chance of getting to the higher tiers in a reasonable time period, you're going to have to buy premium time. Getting premium time is achieved by buying gold, the premium currency, and then buying premium time with the gold. Doesn't anyone else smell greediness or is it just me? Premium time greatly increases your experience and silver accumulation after every battle. Without premium, you'll be grinding like crazy. That's all this game is, a grind. Don't let others fool you into thinking this is a good way to spend your money. You might as well be wiping your ass with those dollar bills if you plan on spending them on this game.

    In conclusion, this is one of the worst shameless cash grabs I have ever seen. Don't let mindless Microsoft drones con you into playing this. Avoid it like the plague.
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  7. Oct 21, 2014
    0
    Ok. Fun game at first but beware of the scam. The issue is in latter game in the match making. one game you win, the next three you do threeOk. Fun game at first but beware of the scam. The issue is in latter game in the match making. one game you win, the next three you do three times the damage as the next highest player and you lose. They need to increase platoon size for regular match making. The only way to counter act the idiots. My issue is that wot makes matchmaking into **** by ranking high performers over time with low performers causing the game not to be fun for competitive people. I get it. They are trying to extract the maximum money from the most people by creating pain points solved by spending money. But from someone for whom money is no object i say fool me once shame on you... twice ..you get it. Deleted Wot when I was willing to spend what ever i needed to because is saw through the economic scam. Of course they are Russian. Way to continue the stereo type Expand

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