Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Feb 24, 2017
    80
    Tank Troopers is, at most times, everything you want in a downloadable title. It fires you right into the action, quickly introducing you to its simple tank-based mechanics then forcing you to test your mettle in increasingly difficult challenges that never take more than a few minutes to conquer. But for longer, more social gameplay sessions, the game also sports multiplayer modes that are accessible for both competitive mode newcomers and strategy-minded gamers alike, albeit a challenge to round up the people to play it.
  2. 80
    The good news is that even though Tank Troopers doesn't feature online play, it does feature very fun local multiplayer and super fun single-player modes. With all of the missions to master, Tanks and Troopers to collect, and good selection of modes to play with your friends, Tank Troopers is a great little game packed with content that would be a great addition to your 3DS library.
  3. Feb 27, 2017
    75
    At $8, Tank Troopers is priced fairly, but might have faired a lot better had online play been supported or if there were just a little bit more of a hook for solo play. Still, for a simple, short, and mostly fun game, you can do a lot worse than Tank Troopers.
  4. Feb 20, 2017
    70
    It's simple and fun, as long as you're going to play local coop. It's a shame it doesn't have an online mode, but if you're ok with this, it's a good choice.
  5. NF Magazine
    Apr 24, 2017
    65
    Nintendo's had plenty of cases of poor timing over the years, but Tank Troopers feels like one of the most unfortunate. [Issue #27 – May/June 2017, p. 23]
  6. Mar 7, 2017
    65
    Tank Troopers is neither a great game, nor a horrible game. It's a niche game aimed at a wide audience, and has its upswings and downturns. Mission dynamics are diverse, with enemies both larger and smaller than you, or faster and slower. Weather plays a role, and your tank troopers are a pretty interesting bunch. The game is frustrating at times, and greatly rewarding at others. My tip: have patience with it.
  7. Apr 6, 2017
    60
    Tank Troopers is exactly what you would expect from a game about tanks. Adding to this is the fact the title manages to adhere to Nintendo's family-friendly criteria while at the same time filling the void when it comes to the lack of shooters across the company's current generation of hardware. The problem is, despite solid foundations, the title falls short simply because it does not offer online functionality. It's this one glaring problem that lets Tank Troopers down. Beyond technical limitations, it is hard to guess why this would be left out of a game that is dominantly focused on player connectivity. Unless you have a close group of 3DS companions you can play with locally on a regular basis, Tank Troopers is hard to recommend sorely for its single player mode.
  8. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 24, 2017
    60
    Whether intentional or not, Tank Troopers looks like a wannabe World of Tanks clone; too bad that it missed its mark by about the distance between Tokyo and Minsk. Good tank action needs good balance as well as nice variety of vehicles, maps and modes. Tank Troopers is lacking in each and every category. [Issue#218, p.56]
  9. Feb 24, 2017
    60
    There is a very specific person I would recommend play Tank Troopers. If you have a 3DS, and you have five friends nearby who also have a 3DS, and you’re all interested in playing Tank Troopers, go ahead and buy it because you are the only type of gamer who will get the maximum enjoyment out it. For everyone else, it’s an easy pass.
  10. Feb 16, 2017
    60
    The absence of online mode can be considered as a lack of ambition, but rather proves a wise omission, since Tank Troopers follows a straightforward approach, tactically sound for close range combat, aiming more at efficiency than originality.
  11. Apr 12, 2017
    50
    While Tank Troopers has an interesting concept, the game feels like it was not properly finished and rather plays like a rushed effort in order to be released before the 3DS starts fading out of the market.
  12. Feb 16, 2017
    35
    If you are looking for a fun game featuring tank combat and maybe some entertaining abilities, this is not that game. Look elsewhere.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Feb 17, 2017
    8
    Tank Troopers, a third-person shooter where you play as a tank. The primary focus of the game is on local multiplayer, and fortunatelyTank Troopers, a third-person shooter where you play as a tank. The primary focus of the game is on local multiplayer, and fortunately Nintendo delivered a fun little experience ready to be enjoyed on 3DS if you can get some friends together. The absence of online mode can be considered as a lack of ambition.

    The good news is that even though Tank Troopers doesn't feature online play, it does feature very fun local multiplayer and super fun single-player modes. With all of the missions to master, Tanks and Troopers to collect, and good selection of modes to play with your friends, Tank Troopers is a great little game packed with content that would be a great addition to your 3DS library.
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  2. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    A hidden gem on the 3DS! Had a great time with friends on local multiplayer!