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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 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 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  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: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
  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
    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 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. 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. Aug 17, 2014
    8
    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNY TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSs! Expand
  5. Feb 27, 2014
    7
    The game is decently fun. At first I thought the balance was decent. Even with spending real money the advantages didn't seem overpowering. But recently I have seen more and more unbalanced matches. When im in my tier 1 and 2 tanks and then thrown in with tier 5 and 6 tanks that's a bad balance. Ive had enemy tanks with a sliver of health left and shot with good penetration indication and nothing happens at all even after 2 to 3 shells, they shoot me once and im at full health boom!!! im destroyed in one shot. Have this happen a few times and the game becomes pretty much more irritating than fun, even for a free game. I'd rather pay for a fun game than play an annoyingly unbalanced free game. Overall the game has redeeming qualities for quick fun here and there, but unless the balance is tweaked more, would be newbies or casual stop in and play for a bit tank commanders will go elsewhere after they run into a Tier VII tank and get one shot killed within each of their first few matches Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2014
    6
    This game is awesome and terrible at the same time.

    It is cool by the way the tanks look and how this game is played, which is easy to
    learn. Gameplay is really fun and can addicting at times. The tutorial teaches you how to play, which leaves open how you play, which is nice in my opinion.

    The bad thing is, if you don't spend money on this game buying loads of gold, you will fall behind real fast. Even if you played this game 24/7 it would still take you the better part of a year to get a tier X tank without gold. You are also at a disadvantage, because wargaming tends to screw people who don't pay money for gold on this game.

    But then again if you are willing to buy the gold then you will be much happier. I did not have gold for a long time and my friends would just shoot ahead of me. I finally broke down and bought some gold. I am glad I made this decision because I can research and buy things a lot quicker, but when my premium account runs out I feel like I would have to go buy some more.

    Overall this game is fun, and if you are a tank person or a fan of history (like me) you can get a lot of great things out of this game.
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  7. Apr 8, 2014
    0
    A good lawyer needs to look into this one! This game is advertised as 'free to play'. It is not free to play on Xbox 360. One needs an Xbox Gold membership which costs the player $5.00 per month to play this game online and it is a game one can only play online. This I believe is called false advertising and fraud and is punishable by either jail time and/or a hefty fine. Absolutely shameless. I thought I would never give a game a zero review, but I cannot give a game that is so tweaked into taking money from the player anything else. And Microsoft is culpable here. Penance here should be for all parties involved to be put in jail and the only way out is for them to have to play this game without money sources of any kind and 'grind' their way out by leveling all their mechanizations to the highest tier. That should equate to around 5 years. Free to play? I spent approx. $3.00 just finding out about it. Who got the money? Microsoft? The game makers themselves? It is really pay to play! It is pay to win! Make no mistake about it. The advertisements are a lie about this game as they are about all others of this ilk and type. Expand

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