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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: 92 out of 209
  1. Jan 15, 2020
    10
    Perhaps one of the few games that fascinated me for a long time. Earned skills play a major role in achievements of the world of warships.
  2. Feb 17, 2020
    10
    I play regularly, and with undiminished interest. The game is simply gorgeous, addictive, everything is done at the highest level! High!!
  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. Jul 20, 2020
    8
    This is a fairly fun game that uses WW1 and WW2 ships. However it's certainly not perfect

    Good: The graphics gameplay is solid Variety of
    This is a fairly fun game that uses WW1 and WW2 ships. However it's certainly not perfect

    Good: The graphics
    gameplay is solid
    Variety of different ships, each with it's unique characteristics

    Neutral: the ships
    The grind. If you know world of tanks, or Warthunder, you'll understand you start with old, antiquated war machines then rank up to newer stuff. Same here. Unlike WoT, you can play against AI and still gain exp.

    Bad:
    Russian Bias (it's wargaming)
    Matchmaking. It's based on "tier level" not "time played/experience" so if a person who's played since 2015 decides to join a Tier 5 game and seal club some noobs...well, that happens.
    Some ships deemed "pay to win"

    Okay, the game is pretty fun. It's graphics are good, the detail on the ships is good, and the gameplay is fun. Grinding is so much easier than WoT, another wargaming title. You can actually survive long enough to get credits and exp, and you can (if you want/no one's up) play against bots. And they can win. Unlike WoT, the chat is somewhat civil (there's still salty ass people there, but no where as bad).

    However, with the rework to the aircraft carriers last year, in order to make them viable they've made them too powerful, thus rendering AA cruisers mostly ineffective. While they can work, the consumables they use will run out while the Carrier can keep attacking.

    They've also taken away what made Japanese destoryers fun to play as (their long range torps.) While they still have range, they're giving other countries the same range so it's making them less viable.

    Note to BB (battleship players), to avoid raging at people with torps, please... USE W A S D to change course and speed! Going in a straight line makes it easy to kill you!!!!
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  5. Dec 12, 2015
    2
    Like all the developers games, it's great at first, then you invest and WHAM... NOT fun no more unless you pay to win... Yes, if you haveLike all the developers games, it's great at first, then you invest and WHAM... NOT fun no more unless you pay to win... Yes, if you have money to burn, go ahead, if not walk away... It starts to be a joke no matter what your gaming skill levels are. My review is try it and you will love it.... Unless you start investing and upgrading...you will be PZZZD... Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2020
    1
    - the most horrible matchmaking i ever seen in any game EVER
    - after Tier 6, the game becomes nearly impossible in terms of F2P
    - the most
    - the most horrible matchmaking i ever seen in any game EVER
    - after Tier 6, the game becomes nearly impossible in terms of F2P
    - the most horrible grind ever ever for basic stuff like Credits,
    - if you wanna play COOP you ll get punished with x5 less Credits,, XP which can be earned - playing Random Battles is even worse due to the horrible matchmaking.
    - Greedy Developers (A Single Ship can cost up to 300 USD)
    - Never EVER buy any of their containers, the chance that you win in Lottery is way higher then getting a good ship out o them
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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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