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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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  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. Nov 21, 2019
    10
    Nice! it`s, realy good work. Recommentin. When i am fly on plane I not remember who i. I am pilot.
  3. Nov 23, 2019
    8
    8/10 because it takes a lot of time to get every plane. And also Its little bit pay to win, if you buy plane for Real money
  4. Aug 14, 2015
    3
    As said before graphics are amazing, sound as well, maps are fantastic. The problem is that you'll notice that the game is a RussianAs said before graphics are amazing, sound as well, maps are fantastic. The problem is that you'll notice that the game is a Russian redemption for the WW2. If you play american or russian tanks you'll be matched in the same team in Realistic mode vs the germans, then if you play German just don't worry for losing every time, and getting one shot killed. I play German and Russian tanks and of course I notice a ridiculous difference.

    I guess the designers made the game like this, to experience how would it feel if Russia could win the war in 1 month.
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  5. Mar 21, 2020
    0
    Have you ever played a game and wished you could be spawn camped even more, and from across the map? Do you enjoy playing games that areHave you ever played a game and wished you could be spawn camped even more, and from across the map? Do you enjoy playing games that are massively unbalanced? Does supporting a game where the devs dont give two craps about fixing long standing problems that drive away new and old users alike appeal to you? If so, this is definitely right up your alley. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2020
    0
    This is more a rigged cash machine than a game. I've never seen such a pay to win, with a rigged matchmaking, rigged accounts and riggedThis is more a rigged cash machine than a game. I've never seen such a pay to win, with a rigged matchmaking, rigged accounts and rigged tanks. Everything is made here to give fun and pleasure to those who pay enough, while others that don't pay or don't pay enough have to suffer nerfed account, nerfed vehicule, and huge frustration… They are here only to feed the pleasure of paying ones, at the cost of their time and their fun… Until they pay (or leave)… Don't waste your time, this thing is a russian mafia industry sinkhole. And moderators are only there to ensure that any comment that unveil the thing gets properly censored, and account banned. I just hope videogame industry will react and produce some real war game (Microprose ?), so we can get rid of this hold-up on our fun, and bring back the pleasure once it was to play a game. Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2020
    0
    I just don't know who might like this game! Gameplay, graphics, and everything else-complete garbage. Well, it was necessary to do this!

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