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Mixed or average reviews- based on 977 Ratings

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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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Score distribution:
  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. 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. Jan 12, 2014
    3
    +physical model of flight and damages,
    +quite realistic airplanes performance [in realistic and historical mod] (specific for each plane, it
    +physical model of flight and damages,
    +quite realistic airplanes performance [in realistic and historical mod] (specific for each plane, it makes player closer to real, historical technical specification of each plane) - some mistakes are still there, but I hope they will be solved during game progress.
    +graphics/sound,

    - bad research model (after last patch),
    - bad economy model
    - it is still beta and it seems that it will stay like that for a long, long time...

    I'm giving low rate only because of research/economy model which is very annoying now.
    Anyway, it is F2P game so all of us can check it and decide if it is worth of playing and paying for premium content or not - that is positive side I guess.

    Thank you for attention
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  5. Feb 18, 2020
    0
    Most of all in this game I was disappointed with the graphics, and everything else did not like it, so I do not recommend playing it.
  6. Feb 9, 2020
    0
    Поносная игра, созданная бездарными сволочами из улитки. Историчности 0, на 2 ранге уже ебут со всех сторон, игра превращается в Pay to Win.Поносная игра, созданная бездарными сволочами из улитки. Историчности 0, на 2 ранге уже ебут со всех сторон, игра превращается в Pay to Win. Разрабы угробили собственную игру, если не хотите испортить себе настроение не играйте в эту неисторичную хуйню от дцп разработчиков. От историчности здесь осталось только название. Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I downloaded the game recently and right away something is wrong. I do not recommend this game because it is not interesting. Expand

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