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  • Summary: World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America,World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy. A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace. But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the tank power! Expand
  • Developer: Wargaming.net
  • Genre(s): First-Person, Modern, Action, Simulation, Shooter, Vehicle, Shooter, Third-Person, Combat, Tactical, Historic, Historic
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Aug 25, 2011
    100
    Unique and confident in its place in the free-to-play world, this team-based MMO is a surefire winner, balancing fun with depth and detail with action.
  2. Jul 6, 2011
    92
    All in all, World of Tanks is a ruthlessly addictive game.
  3. Jul 21, 2011
    85
    This is by far the best free to play MMO out there at the moment. Its well polished, with good sound effects, well detailed tanks and terrain and regular updates and maps.
  4. PC Gamer
    Jun 18, 2011
    80
    An ambitious and unique shooter, World of Tanks starts slow, peaks in a few hours, and soon runs low on fuel. [Aug 2011, p.72]
  5. Nov 29, 2011
    80
    It might be a little cruel to pick apart World of Tanks like this while it's still in beta, but Wargaming.net is nevertheless charging people for a boxed copy. Still, the game is progressing well and constantly seeing new maps and new tanks added, with a whole slew of French units soon to be released.
  6. Jul 21, 2011
    75
    It manages to straddle pure tank simulation and shooter action to produce something that, despite being flawed, remains genuinely fun.
  7. Jul 5, 2011
    60
    The ground it treads is hardly innovative, and the grind is intolerable. Clan play helps to skirt these issues, but in general, World of Tanks is a dull slog to be enjoyed solely between rounds of other, more interesting games. Vision slit.

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  1. Apr 20, 2011
    10
    FPS in armored vehicles. I had mixed feelings when Ijoined up during their closed beta period in December 2010, but reckoned that it would beFPS in armored vehicles. I had mixed feelings when Ijoined up during their closed beta period in December 2010, but reckoned that it would be good enough to pass a couple of hours during the christmas holidays.

    Boy was I wrong.. This game is addictive - severely. The developers have found a nice mix between pure arcade and historical simulation. The tanks are very nicely modelled graphically, including small details such as tool strapped to the outside, holes appearing from shell hits, and the landscape is absolutely amazing.

    The game itself is easy to get into, and hard to master. Even though you can use in-game gold currency and the ingame Credits to buy items for your tank, they don't guarantee you a victory. You'll still be hit, you'll still depend on the other members of your team to win, and you'll still die. The good thing about the gold currency, is that it enables you to purchase premium status, which increases the amount of experience and credits your tank earns in battles. That allows you to progress faster through the various tanks, even though it is stil very much possible to do so without ever spending a dime on gold.

    There are still some issues in the game, which the developers are working on, even if their patches isn't issued as frequently as in other games I've played. Now that the game has gone live, they will have to live up to their promises in the upcoming 0.6.4.0 patch, which should fix a whole slew of issues reported in the beta. I don't doubt they will be able to do this, since they seem very dedicated to their game. I've even met and played against some of them, and been able to beat them in a regular competion called Killed The Mods.. Got in game gold for my victory as well.

    For a free to play game, World of Tanks is exceptional good value and fun. I'll be sticking to this game for quite a while, since they project it to run for at least 5 years, with content and new features added during the lifespan of the game. The next addition to the game, a global Clan Wars persistent world fighting for territories is going to be introduced this summer and sounds very interesting. Untill then I am playing with my clan mates in platoons and tank company battles, and thouroghly enjoying it.
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  2. Jun 11, 2015
    9
    Great game, free to play, but should spend a little to fully enjoy. Has many rewards to earn and top notch customer support. The tank play isGreat game, free to play, but should spend a little to fully enjoy. Has many rewards to earn and top notch customer support. The tank play is realistic and easy to learn.

    Technically is first rate, smooth and very little lag if any on my 7MB DSL. Join clans, team play and special events.

    The downside is the first time you download your initial setup make take awhile, after that its a breeze. To enjoy and play is less then 0.15 cents a day at full tilt. If that is too much to spend maybe you should get a paper route.
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  3. Jun 24, 2020
    5
    I enjoy most of the game. I dont like the pay2win premium tanks, the grind to the tech tree is painful when playing with a free account andI enjoy most of the game. I dont like the pay2win premium tanks, the grind to the tech tree is painful when playing with a free account and sometimes you play and win just to lose credits....
    The RNG at time is terrible and doesnt feel random at all.
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  4. Jan 2, 2018
    1
    Hello gamer's, This is a review related to my personal experience in world of tanks by wargaming.net. I created my 1st account about 9 daysHello gamer's, This is a review related to my personal experience in world of tanks by wargaming.net. I created my 1st account about 9 days ago. On first playing I made many mistakes, of those was hit my allies by accident. upon which my New account was immediately banned. I found this Unbelievable to say the least. I tried their ticket system to complain, and their response was basically , we are not going to change our decision, point blank. Then today Tuesday January 1, 2018 @ 2:30 AM EST I began another match and another player rammed me then killed me outright. (A rule violation that got me banned instantly) Not only did he not get banned but his name did not turn blue ( in game when a player shoots another player , now, their name turns blue to indicate they are in violation of game rules) In the ticket area in wargaming.net they conveniently state in ticket body quote * " Teamkilling/Friendly Fire is handled in game in real-time through the automated Team Damage system" In other words wargaming will not do anything about it and most importantly if this so called system did not punish player that means they are being allowed to break the rules arbitrarily. this also means that wargaming.net prohibits players from reporting other players for killing them in match, that gaming system will not punish (blatant arbitrary punishment system) they are very selective as to whom they will apply their rules to. From my experience in game i have been in many matches with employees, Big cash$ real money spenders and friends of theirs. I have seen that these individuals never are subject to the game rules. Its a wonder they are allowed to run this shady business in USA, this is highly suspect behavior. Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2017
    0
    Worst free to play game in the world. Every time I play makes I contemplate suicide. Graphics are something out of the 90's. The concept ofWorst free to play game in the world. Every time I play makes I contemplate suicide. Graphics are something out of the 90's. The concept of the game is overused and unoriginal. Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2015
    0
    Wargaming.net do not respect European Comunnity. In Belarus and Russia communistic propaganda is still working. Wargaming.net has poor PR. DoWargaming.net do not respect European Comunnity. In Belarus and Russia communistic propaganda is still working. Wargaming.net has poor PR. Do not support them, buying premium accounts etc. cause you will be dissapointed. Tossing money to rubbish is better way of spending money then this. Belive me. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    Игра была бы отличная без арты , ну или с грамотным ее балансом и балансом в общем , выходя в бой ты надеешься , что попадешь в нормальнуюИгра была бы отличная без арты , ну или с грамотным ее балансом и балансом в общем , выходя в бой ты надеешься , что попадешь в нормальную команду нормально сбалансированную и без 5 артилерий в команде . Это не мир танков , а мир случайности . Разработчики не слушают свою аудиторию и проводят опросы среди своих "тестеров" которые не могут выразить мысли игроков . На вопрос "будут ли делать какие то опросы по игре , для ее улучшения " отвечают : " Нам лучше знать ч то вам нужно". Игра скатилась . Играю в нее только с друзьями чисто чтоб упороться или раз в две недели когда хочется прокатится на любимом танке и отсосать по полной . Expand

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