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  • Summary: War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. You will take part in all of the major combat battles, fighting with real players all over the world.

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War Thunder: Ground Forces - Teaser Trailer
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 14, 2014
    90
    Overall the War Thunder tank battles are great even at this early stage.
  2. Oct 17, 2013
    90
    Don’t be fooled: even if it's a free to play game, the qualities of War Thunder are so many that the game stands up as the new reference for flight and combat simulations.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jan 25, 2017
    87
    One of the cornerstones of War Thunder is that player’s skill is more important than his wallet. Premium vehicles offer no combat advantages, there is no “microtransaction-only” ammo or consumables, so no amount of cash will buy you a spot on the top of the food chain. [Issue#216, p.56]
  4. Dec 11, 2013
    85
    It offers a lot of different play styles. Let's play in arcade mode or with more realism with g-forces and limited ammunition - or let's play in a more complex simulation mode.
  5. Aug 7, 2014
    78
    War Thunder rules the air but the lack of polish hurts, as does the dull ground warfare.
  6. Jan 13, 2017
    75
    The official launch of War Thunder reminded me why I like this game so much. It's adorably chaotic - in contrast to the reliably designed World of Tanks. That's why it can be really fun and frustrating at the same time. There's tons of great vehicles (and the planes are superb!) and a difficult simulation mode, but there are also balance and technical issues.
  7. Jun 20, 2014
    72
    With strong visuals and convincing audio backing it up, I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent inside my P-36 Hawk, and its generous free-to-play model never got in the way.

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  1. Aug 17, 2013
    10
    This is best simulation of World War II. Take your plane and prepare for best war simulator ever!yet better this game is simulator it MMo mode!!!!!!!!
  2. Dec 8, 2019
    10
    Это игра про то,как маус (1945) попадает к современным танкам,вертолётам и птурам.
  3. Oct 7, 2013
    8
    Great game. Historical Battles difficulty makes it so rewarding when you learn it. It still lacks maps and better objectives than simply whatGreat game. Historical Battles difficulty makes it so rewarding when you learn it. It still lacks maps and better objectives than simply what it seems to be always team deathmatch, and thats why i dont give it 10/10. But its still under development so i expect it to improve. Expand
  4. Dec 2, 2016
    3
    After last changes, I am totally hate this game and did not recommend to play now.
    Broken damage system, a cheaters and an old bugs. With an
    After last changes, I am totally hate this game and did not recommend to play now.
    Broken damage system, a cheaters and an old bugs. With an each new patch, even worse.

    When I come here from the other popular tank game, I hope this is the hardcore, more realistic game, about oneshots, marksman skill, tactics. But now It has nothing with realism and historical accuracy, just another arcade game pretend to be a sim.
    The balance was never great, but now, when a WWII tanks fight against a Cold War beasts – its absolutely broken.
    The damage model in current state – is ridiculously unrealistic.
    That feeling, when you make direct hit with the soviet 122mm AP shell, and an enemy doesnt blow up sometimes… Often, only possible way to make a frag with the HEAT or the APDS – looong killing crew, man by man.

    And of course, an old bugs doesnt fixes, many cheaters in the game, but when you tell about it, you just get a ban, hard to play without donate at a top tier... Each new patch just add a new models, and a stupid changes, developers doesnt listen community and do not make the game better, do not improve the gameplay, just make a money.

    P.S. "We are all just waiting for a similar game so we can drop this one like a dead baby. I can't wait for Gaijin to die honestly. Or at least for them to restructure their dev team. They don't care, they don't listen." – from the official WT forum.
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  5. Oct 21, 2020
    0
    Lack of development for Airplane modes. Stupid Airplane game modes can't be turned off if the player dislikes them. Example: you have a fastLack of development for Airplane modes. Stupid Airplane game modes can't be turned off if the player dislikes them. Example: you have a fast jet and the mode Airfield Domination wants you to land/strafe an airfield with 700+ km/h...
    Shiny new 3D models once and then with made up physics.
    No real balancing efforts/mechanics for Arcade mode.
    Bad balancing attempt via repair costs(if you fail you get punished double).
    Airplane only modes exist for years but no Tank only mode.
    Tank mode is always with airplanes/Helicopters than kill you out of thin air. Gets worse the higher you go. This is one of the reasons why I stopped playing Ground Forces.
    Naval mode is boring, going to the dentist is more fun.
    "Events" are never fun.
    Lack of PvE/Coop modes for chill game.
    Made only PvE mode ridiculously harder in order to force players back into Ground mode.
    The higher the Battle rating you come, the less fun the game becomes.
    Introduced more and more guided missiles and higher Air battles remind more an more of Ace Combat, except Air Combat is fun.
    Bugs: Invisible tanks, planes,... Immortal Airfield. Failing hit registration for Air and Ground battles. Disconnects, crashes.

    Suspect payed Forum users that act as undercover moderators, that being said the Forum moderation is feces. Company buys likes for their videos.
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  6. Feb 11, 2020
    0
    Игра не разнообразная, скучная. Везде требуют донатить свои деньги. Графика отстойная и никогда не станет лучше, в этом я уверен.Игра не разнообразная, скучная. Везде требуют донатить свои деньги. Графика отстойная и никогда не станет лучше, в этом я уверен.
  7. Nov 26, 2019
    0
    Honestly, the game didn’t impress me at all. The graphics and gameplay are bad, it lags far behind modern games

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