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  • Summary: Warships is a free, historical, online combat game from Wargaming. Command a massive naval fleet featuring some of history's most iconic war vessels, level up important tech modules and prepare to dominate the oceans in World of Warships. With four classes of ships, myriad upgrades, andWarships is a free, historical, online combat game from Wargaming. Command a massive naval fleet featuring some of history's most iconic war vessels, level up important tech modules and prepare to dominate the oceans in World of Warships. With four classes of ships, myriad upgrades, and strategically designed environments, every match is a unique experience. Expand

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World of Warships - Developer Diary: Class-by-Class
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Oct 12, 2015
    92
    Much as was the case with World of Tanks, World of Warships does a lot of things really well. Its gameplay is easy to get into but allows for a fair amount of depth in how you approach each battle
  2. Oct 20, 2015
    85
    World of Warships is fun, engaging and simple (at the beginning). The various classes offer different type of gameplay and sinking other ships feels really good. But if your team is bad there is nothing you can do.
  3. Games Master UK
    Dec 1, 2015
    84
    A unique and satisfying bit of seafaring, with enough depth to rival the Atlantic. [Dec 2015, p.83]
  4. Sep 17, 2015
    80
    Ultimately, the excitement that comes from commanding powerful ships during explosive battles on the high seas overshadows these faults. The thrills that await, along with the promise of unlocking advanced ships down the road, make World of Warships an enticing expedition into the sometimes turbulent waters of free-to-play games.
  5. Oct 27, 2015
    80
    A good and tactical free to play game, that intelligently mixes its mechanics in slow paced but tense and fun matches on the sea. It's probably the best of the World of War series from a gameplay standpoint, and the variety of ships changes the approach of the player in impressive ways. Might be a bit low on content compared to Tanks, but it won't be long till more stuff gets added.
  6. Oct 17, 2015
    80
    This new installment from Wargaming is a breath of fresh air. The gameplay may seem slow for newcomers, but in the end you will likely sink hours into this game without even realising it.
  7. Oct 13, 2015
    65
    World of Warships starts out well. The game is fast, it looks good, and it’s fun. Progress soon comes to a crawl, however, and the repetitive grinding, off-set only by a convoluted Free-to-Play system, dampens the experience in ways that the superb graphics and quick multiplayer matchmaking do little to offset.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 206
  1. Jan 15, 2020
    10
    Cool playability. I like the implementation of ship branches from different countries. Having tried it once, it is no longer possible not to play it!
  2. Nov 6, 2019
    10
    One of the best naval battle simulators. It remains to be surprised by the colorful graphics on the background of a combat fleet.
  3. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    Just look at this graphic! The game is great, it does not slow down, it does not throw you to the desktop. I recommend.
  4. Aug 16, 2020
    8
    graphic is good, game play is good, game mechanic somehow is okay and not pay to win and its actually pay to progress however the problem isgraphic is good, game play is good, game mechanic somehow is okay and not pay to win and its actually pay to progress however the problem is with the matchmaking system too much RNG, sometimes you will get 4CVs in a match which not fun when they snipe you and you cant do anything about it. matchmaking is also often put you on the bottom tier which you will facing high tier ships. Expand
  5. Jan 21, 2021
    3
    This game could be great. But it's like the Dev team doesn't play it at all.
    CV's are absurdly over powered. They make concealment pointless
    This game could be great. But it's like the Dev team doesn't play it at all.
    CV's are absurdly over powered. They make concealment pointless by spotting everything at will. They can create a deadly crossfire anywhere on the map. They make positioning (80% of the game) meaningless because they can see/hit you anyway. They have equal to or better armor than even tiered BB's. They're not even slow, heavy cruisers lose in a footrace. 15 minutes into a game they can still field full squadrons of aircraft even though by then whoever is left is going to have reduced AA due to attrition. Not that AA is a counter to aircraft anyway. regardless of your AA rating, they will get at least 2 attack runs at you per squadron. Other ships might be able to spot, or create a crossfire, or deal massive damage, or have awesome armor, but in order to take advantage of these capabilities the ship must put itself in harms way, risking or spending HP. CV's can do all this without risking HP or positioning.
    CV's function in the game like a tax. if there's one in the game, you're going to lose health to them.
    This is AFTER the big CV rework. a joke.

    The most recent patch as of this review was the commander skill update, 10.0.0 including a buff to BB dispersion of 10% (which is massive) as long as no ships are within your normal spotting distance. ensuring that BB's are played at max range. this combined with the state of CV's and HE spammers means BB's don't brawl anymore. leaving cruisers and DD's on the front line. so they stick to their islands and hide. makes for amazing gameplay (sarcasm). Unless of course there's a carrier in the game, then the island is worthless anyway and the whole thing devolves into a camp-fest and wait for the last 5 minutes to play.

    And now WG is going to release Subs into this mess... virtually guaranteeing BB's won't come near a cap.
    The current meta of the game: Whichever team pushes first, loses.

    And WG could fix this. it didn't used to be this way. There used to be a viable place for brawling BB's, for sniping BB's, for concealment centric cruisers and island hoppers. Playing used to be dynamic. In its current state its stale, stagnant, frustrating.

    If WG decides they want to make a good game they can. until they make this one, I suggest War Thunder.
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  6. Aug 19, 2021
    1
    In the last few years, World of Warships has become inundated with increasingly aggressive monetization tactics and gambling mechanics. NearlyIn the last few years, World of Warships has become inundated with increasingly aggressive monetization tactics and gambling mechanics. Nearly everything that gets added to the game now involves some attempt to incentivize spending more and more money on in-game items. And there are more and more loot boxes being "offered" every day.

    Furthermore, the game balancing has gotten worse and worse, with new purchasable ships being given advantages over older ships, both purchasable and free to play. Entire ship lines are being added primarily to drive yet more sales, while other lines are artificially propped up to keep the number of players using them at an acceptable level. Everything now revolves around maintaining gameplay stats where the parent company wants them and constantly increasing revenue.

    My advice is to avoid this game completely. Whatever fun can still be had here, it's not worth dealing with the ongoing efforts to wring every last penny out of the player base. Spend your time and money elsewhere.
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  7. Jul 12, 2020
    0
    Game is lag, lag lag. Every update gets worse and worse. Cant even get out of battle screens anymore. Notice the scores getting worse andGame is lag, lag lag. Every update gets worse and worse. Cant even get out of battle screens anymore. Notice the scores getting worse and worse over the years? They have really messed this game up big time. Expand

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