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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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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: 73 out of 188
  1. Dec 17, 2019
    10
    Not a bad game in its genre, for a very long time did not reach her hands, but as they reached so not a drop regretted, the plot is a bomb,Not a bad game in its genre, for a very long time did not reach her hands, but as they reached so not a drop regretted, the plot is a bomb, and the graphics are just cosmic! Expand
  2. Aug 19, 2019
    10
    This is a game that will give you a hard time.

    Like any contemporary game, a good graphics card is essential. Personally, I do it runs on an
    This is a game that will give you a hard time.

    Like any contemporary game, a good graphics card is essential. Personally, I do it runs on an Asus ROG G501VW I7 equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M card.
    The graphics are beautiful without straining the fluidity.

    I think World of Warships is different from other MMOG.

    Group strategy (especially in divisional battles or clan battles), tactical sense, choice of positions, composure, reflexes, setting of ships and their captains... Everything comes together to immerse you in epic and thrilling battles.

    With nearly 20,000 games on the counter I'm not jaded, quite the contrary. With 4 classes of ships available in-game (destroyers, cruisers, battleships and aircraft carriers) and multiple nations, the gameplays of the units vary greatly.

    This is enough to satisfy your appetite and make it possible to find the ones that best suit to your style of play.

    When added to the possible settings for ship equipment and the skills of the captains, the possibilities are many.

    I recommend you acquire tiers V-VI quickly and familiarize yourself with them.
    Ships of these tiers are relatively easy to obtain and allow a good understanding of the arcane of the game.
    What's more, they're less expensive than higher tiers.
    The results won't take a long time to come.
    This will allow you to build up a war chest (which will be very useful for your progression to tiers VIII-IX-X) and to claim to join a clan.

    If you want the adventure, I will have great pleasure in sponsoring you. This will give you advantages reserved for godets.

    Contact me by email before you open your account ghaia41@bbox.fr
    I play on the server EU pseudo ghaia41.
    See you soon on the seven seas.

     

    PS: Sorry for the poor quality of my English.
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  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. Nov 19, 2015
    8
    Already I think I will enjoy this game more than Tanks, and I am.

    First off, it's free, that's a big bonus. Graphics are good, the ships
    Already I think I will enjoy this game more than Tanks, and I am.

    First off, it's free, that's a big bonus.

    Graphics are good, the ships look great, and the gameplay is pretty fun and addicting. What I've come to expect out of Wargaming.

    Not many makers have taken on the age of steel, and you probably won't find a better online game in this era.

    I feel after a few games in a row it loses its charm pretty quick though, and becomes somewhat mindnumbing. I prefer to play 1 or 2 games a day and try to call it. With the grind it's easy to find yourself playing so many games of it in a row you become sick of it.

    I'm also disappointed they didn't put in submarines, it's kind of hard to ignore that huge factor of the era....I can understand the game design would be harder, but maybe high tier premiums in the future.
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  5. Jan 14, 2017
    3
    Game dominated by poor matchmaker that outweighs most of the positive aspects the game could offer and developers have failed to acknowledgeGame dominated by poor matchmaker that outweighs most of the positive aspects the game could offer and developers have failed to acknowledge as such. Certain ships have little to insignificant role in the battle, compounded with the easily manipulated matchmaker through divisions meant player individual skills have insignificant effects on win rate (of which determines rewards for the match). Thus, the game places players of which has no desire to either 1. organise a professional division or 2. use certain overly competent ships; in a noticeable disadvantage and will very likely cause frustration for casual players.

    The game, however, can be very enjoyable in rare circumstances such as both teams being equally competent, leading to breathtaking victories or losses. With a considerably low skill ceiling, most casual players can learn most of the game mechanics with ease. Those who played and enjoyed either Battlestations series or Navy Field 1 would find themselves fairly familiar with the game and worth the try. However, I cannot recommend the game to everyone as the current matchmaker state outweighs most the positives of the game.

    *This review is based on 1000 matches played since 2014 and latest as of Jan 2017.
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  6. Feb 7, 2016
    1
    Game is awesome. Love the game mechanics, graphics and sound. All top notch. The problem I have with the game is the pay structure.Game is awesome. Love the game mechanics, graphics and sound. All top notch. The problem I have with the game is the pay structure. Once you start hitting tier 7,8 and higher, you'll be paying quite a lot to repair your ship. Even a great performance can be rewarded with a negative credit rating if you lose your ship. War Gaming argues that this mechanic is in place to encourage lower tier play. However they offer 30 million credits (and 20k dabloons) for $99. Doesn't take a genius to figure out thier angle here. I'd gladly spend up to 50-60 bucks to play this game indefinitely. I'd consider paying again for an expansion of some sort down the road. However, it is apparent that WG wants more than that from me. Expand
  7. Mar 20, 2020
    0
    Not to mention how expensive everything is, if you want every premium ship available it wil cost you more then a month's salary :(

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