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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
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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. Hyper Magazine
    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. CD-Action
    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. X-ONE Magazine UK
    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 50
  2. Negative: 17 out of 50
  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. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT ON CONSOLE. My LIVE friends and I have played nothing but this for weeks since it came out and we are having a blastNOTHING ELSE LIKE IT ON CONSOLE. My LIVE friends and I have played nothing but this for weeks since it came out and we are having a blast rolling out together in armored columns to take that next hill. It might not be quite as polished as many of the FPS competitive shooters, but it is at least a somewhat realistic tank simulator with a refreshingly slower pace. It is a thinking man's game as opposed to the rest of the run an gun shooters. Although other games may have fancy light shows and bells and whistles, I am scoring this based on how much fun and longevity it is giving me (without having spent a dime mind you). A solid 9 and one that I will be picking up with friends from time to time even after our initial frenzy. Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2014
    9
    Os jogos devem ser feitos para divertir,e claro ser bem feito,este jogo conseguiu ser muito divertido e com ótimo gráfico,é mais uma prova queOs jogos devem ser feitos para divertir,e claro ser bem feito,este jogo conseguiu ser muito divertido e com ótimo gráfico,é mais uma prova que se pode fazer um grande jogo sem gastar milhões,parabéns. Expand
  4. Feb 12, 2014
    7
    Well I'm going to be honest, this review does not start off in a positive light! World of Tanks does not make a good first impression, I getWell I'm going to be honest, this review does not start off in a positive light! World of Tanks does not make a good first impression, I get and I fully understand that this is a free-to-play game but damn, do you really need to attack me with marketing emails before the game has even begun? That's cold! Quickly getting rid of the email screen you are shown the news feed which is a little confusing at first until you have the slow realisation that what you are looking at is a clever distraction from the fact that the game is downloading in the background. It seemed too good to be true that the game was only 70MB when it was downloaded from the marketplace (after a quick peruse of their Twitter feed it turns out the whole game is 2.7 GB, sigh...) On a personal night let me tell you that this is a terrible and disgustingly frustrating way to start a review, I think I'll just wander away from the keyboard until it's finished. I don’t know, just enjoy the advert below or something in the meantime...

    You still with me? Good! 35 minutes later and we're ready to get our review on! Let's kick things off with some training. There is a big ol' list of training videos you can watch that run through the different parts of the game and tell you everything you would ever need to know but quite frankly I am **** out of patience at this point and just want to blow things up, I was always better at on-the-job training anyway! The tutorial covers everything you would expect it to; how to move the turret and how to manoeuvre the tank etc. The little beauty starts shining through when you are confronted with your first obstacle and the very helpful guide says “Tanks don't drive around obstacles, they drive through them”. Environmental destruction is always appreciated and welcomed with open arms. From here you move on to the combat side of things and you are introduced to the general shooting procedures as well as given some tips on flanking your rivals. Finally you are shown how to snipe with your Tank. Yep, you read that right, even in a game that is designed solely around big metal things blowing up other big metal things you are still not safe from the campers of the world. To be fair though it wouldn't really be online gaming without them, we've really only got ourselves to blame. Fully trained and feeling ready for action I figured there was no time like the present to roll out into battle! It's amazing what training can do for your morale, you leave it feeling like the big dog ready to take on the world but as soon as you head blindly in to battle you realise you know absolutely nothing, certainly not enough to keep you alive. I learnt this lesson the hard way, repeatedly! On the bright side I at least managed to take a few Tanks down with me.

    The shining example that Wargaming know what their games want is the fact that there is technically no wait times between battles. Once you have been blown up you are not forced to sit there all useless and defeated; you are given 2 options. You can either stick around and watch your remaining team members carry on the battle or you can declare a polite 'screw this crap' to that match and head back to the garage to select a new Tank to charge in to battle with. The only downside of the second option is that you have to wait for the original match to finish before you can select that particular Tank again. This is a very very small price to pay for the ability to jump straight back in to the action whenever you're ready.

    When you're not out to war blowing up strangers from across the globe you will be spending the majority of your time in your garage; this is your central hub for everything warfare. Here you can spend all of your hard earned cash and XP on brand new Tanks, new types of ammo & new equipment as well as having the ability to customise any Tanks you currently own. This brings me neatly onto my single biggest problem with, not just this game, but these types of games in general; the microtransactions, I **** hate microtransactions!! There are a few particular upgrades and pieces of equipment that give you the power to dominate everyone else and, as you would expect, they are super expensive! The hardcore gamer in me loves **** like this because it gives you good incentive to play more so you can save up and buy them and have a smug satisfaction whenever you rise victorious. What pisses me off is the fact that someone can come along, use real money to buy virtual money and then use that virtual money to buy their way to victory! I think I just need to accept that microtransactions are now a widely used thing and move on with my life (as much as I may not want to!)

    See the full review here: http://idiotbox.co.uk/world-of-tanks-review/
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  5. Nov 19, 2015
    5
    I would like to love this game, I love how there are all these historical armored fighting vehicles in this game, but World of Tanks: Xbox 360I would like to love this game, I love how there are all these historical armored fighting vehicles in this game, but World of Tanks: Xbox 360 is littered with problems! It's pay to win, I hate that, and there are unbalanced and overpowered tanks and underpowered tanks, stock grinds are painful, and they say this game is free, but you need an Xbox Live gold membership, which costs money! The worst thing about this game is the matchmaker, I lose sometimes 10 games in a row before I am able to win a single battle. Meanwhile I never win more than 3 games in a row. I believe the matchmaker is corrupted. It's basically saying to you, "you can't win any games, too bad for you, I'm just gonna keep making you lose". So, that is the matchmaker, it's corrupted. I just hate this game for all the reasons above, for the pay to win, for the stress level of it, and how it's not completely free, stock grinds, and especially the matchmaker in World of Tanks: Xbox 360. Wargaming, please fix your game... Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2014
    2
    NOT IMPRESSED, fun concept if it was a semi even playing field, but pairing in matches is ridiculous, too difficult to get points whenNOT IMPRESSED, fun concept if it was a semi even playing field, but pairing in matches is ridiculous, too difficult to get points when constantly battling opponents with jacked up tanks that are 3-4 tiers higher. premium account waste of money for the benefits. takes too much xp to level up and upgrade...Deleting Game before I throw controller through TV Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2015
    0
    you are going to regret big time. i've never seen a worse in game balance in any other game. everything, just everything built upon the ideayou are going to regret big time. i've never seen a worse in game balance in any other game. everything, just everything built upon the idea to frustrate the gamer more. if anything goes well, it will be screwed in next update, i guarantee it. Expand

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