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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. Positive: 91 out of 160
  2. Negative: 60 out of 160
  1. Feb 5, 2020
    10
    Great game, graphics at the highest level. Excellent gameplay, developers have tried...
  2. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    Hey guys! That's not the first time I've tried the game. But. trust e, it's so freaking addictive. Love all about - graphics are amazing, theHey guys! That's not the first time I've tried the game. But. trust e, it's so freaking addictive. Love all about - graphics are amazing, the sound is superb. Love the gameplay, too.. Try on to see how great it is! Expand
  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. Sep 13, 2019
    8
    It's pretty much the only game that let's you play with WW2 warships. And it looks beautifully at that. But it is as grindy as Word of TanksIt's pretty much the only game that let's you play with WW2 warships. And it looks beautifully at that. But it is as grindy as Word of Tanks is, also lots of warships are only available in premium shop at absurd prices (up to €60 for a ship). Expand
  5. Dec 29, 2015
    4
    This game is precisely average. I have a list of specific complaints which can be detailed here;

    Firstly is the ship balance, you enter new
    This game is precisely average. I have a list of specific complaints which can be detailed here;

    Firstly is the ship balance, you enter new tiers and your new ship - unless you use FreeXP to get basic hull upgrades first becomes a liability instantly and causes you to lose against more powerful opponents.

    Secondly the free vs paid ships; in almost all ways the paid ships are better, instead of simply paying for a different kind of ship you can pay for a ship which is stronger, faster, does more damage and has abilities that don't belong to its class. In addition to this is other certain aspects surrounding the paid unlocks such as faster progression generally, more money etc etc. Yes I have played F2P before but this is obscene because P2W ships will always get a game even if they're blatantly not tier appropriate.

    Thirdly is the aircraft carriers - IJN and USA CV will get discussed to death here and elsewhere but it's really evident that the developers are playing musical chairs with who gets to be OP in order to maximise your time spent grinding. IJN CV are hands down better than USA because even in their fighter heavy configuration they still get 3 bomber units on top of their 3 fighter units vs the 2/0/1 or 2/0/2 of most USA CV. You are demonstrably non-competitive in USA CV up until the later tiers.

    The tier 6 USA CV is literally the ship which made me decide not to pay for this game. Feel free to quote me on that, the indepedence is the vessel that made me decide not to give you the money I felt you deserved up to that point. The soul crushing grind and underpowered t6/t7 I have experienced since isn't encouraging me to spend the money, it's just making me resent my time spent even more.

    Fourth and finally is the sheer arrogance of the development and moderator teams. Letting cheating go on blatantly, allowing super testers to threaten other people with doxxing and cyber attacks as well as cynically doubling down on players by not making certain P2W features clear at the outset and then charging the newbie a stipend for their refusal to explain fully what's happening is just another reason to not give this game your money.

    With that being said I'm now dropping my score from a 5 to a 4. The game has its good moments it can't be denied but in the face of so much smug and psychological browbeating I cannot in good faith even give this game a score of 5.

    Wargaming you are losing players globally and unless you change your behaviour as a business this game cannot last. At least your game is free. Kind of.
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  6. Jan 8, 2016
    1
    The balance of the game has gotten worse with the company's attempt to satisfy low tier players who spend money for "specials". Don'tThe balance of the game has gotten worse with the company's attempt to satisfy low tier players who spend money for "specials". Don't believe the "reviews" that have access to all the ships upgrades and captains skills. Skill are meaning less. You buy into this poor excuse for balanced game based on your achievements, you will regret it. The developers know in order to support the lower class they have to penalize those that previously invested into the game. In short the are POS that want your money, nothing more or less. 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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