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  • Summary: World of Tanks on Xbox One features hundreds of tanks recreated in realistic detail, presented in high-definition. The title also features a number of firsts, including cross-platform gameplay-bridging battles between Xbox 360 and Xbox One players, shared progress and content between the twoWorld of Tanks on Xbox One features hundreds of tanks recreated in realistic detail, presented in high-definition. The title also features a number of firsts, including cross-platform gameplay-bridging battles between Xbox 360 and Xbox One players, shared progress and content between the two platforms through a single Xbox Live account, an all-new “Proving Grounds” Player versus Environment (PvE) mode, full social and streaming support offered by the Xbox One platform, and more. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 21, 2015
    85
    Still free to play, World of Tanks brings explosive action and hours of fun with each sitting that will make it hard to put down. Veterans and new players alike can appreciate the upgrades that Wargaming.net has implemented, making for a solid title that's still one of the best free to play games on the market.
  2. Sep 20, 2015
    84
    Make tracks to give World of Tanks a test drive on your Xbox One.
  3. Aug 12, 2015
    82
    There's not much change compared to the PC version, but it works just as well on Xbox One.
  4. Aug 7, 2015
    80
    As a free to play game, there’s no barrier of entry to speak of. If the game’s concept has ever intrigued you, give it a download — it’s excellent and something all shooter fans should try out.
  5. Aug 18, 2015
    80
    World of Tanks offers enough tense action and team-based strategy that can be enjoyable even for those who aren’t usually into war-themed games—all for the unbeatable price of free. Unfortunately, the experience is marred at times by a level of unfriendliness for new players, and a long grind at higher levels for those not willing to shell out major cash.
  6. Aug 27, 2015
    78
    Xbox One owners will enjoy the new features and improvements included in this version of World of Tanks.
  7. Sep 7, 2015
    55
    World of Tanks is an unfriendly, greedy game that sometimes will offer you a good time. The surroundings look fine and it's fun to drive around in a tank. The gameplay is very self-interested, as you are constantly trying to get the best tank for yourself, which does not really fit with the multiplayer characteristics of the gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Sep 6, 2015
    10
    The game is a great game for a free to play game in itself it is not without its flaws. The match maker can feel a bit rigged sometimes and ifThe game is a great game for a free to play game in itself it is not without its flaws. The match maker can feel a bit rigged sometimes and if you're just starting out guaranteed you'll be playing against ppl that under stand all the game concepts i.e. spotting range, signal range for radio, camo factor and your most important crew perks and equipment along with actual camo paint. Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2015
    10
    Game looks and sounds and plays amazingly! Nothing like driving a long in your heavy and hearing a shell echo as it bounces off your hull.Game looks and sounds and plays amazingly! Nothing like driving a long in your heavy and hearing a shell echo as it bounces off your hull. Sounds just like the movie Fury. The the company really seems to support the game I have played Blitz and love it too! They are always updating and adding new tanks. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2015
    9
    Wanted to defend the game a bit here from some of the negativity. Yes it's a free to play game so yes there are you're typical free to playWanted to defend the game a bit here from some of the negativity. Yes it's a free to play game so yes there are you're typical free to play aspects (multiple currencies, premium tanks, premium membership, etc.) BUT I personally feel Wargaming has done a great job with keep things reasonable.

    Let me start off by saying it's a fun, strategical, teamwork-based game. When you first start out you will probably be very bad, if not then you defy all logic. It takes some practice/learning of controls and mechanics for things to really start to click. Eventually though, it's a blast. If you play alot of FPS games you will find this new and different in a great way. It's a lot slower and more strategy based which is cool.

    Now for the free to play aspects. If you never spend a dime on the game you will find it difficult (but by no means impossible) to be successful. I recommend setting aside ~$30 and that's about it to hold you over for a long time. Look up guides on how to manage you silver/gold/xp and that will help a ton. The recommend purchase though is by far a premium tank. Premium tanks are tanks that are typically a little worse than the ones people train up by playing the game normally. What they are good at though is making lots of silver (thus decreasing the time to grind) and training your tank's crew. That one purchase of a premium tank goes a long way to helping you in most aspects of the game. There are other premium purchases, and some of them make a little sense, but many don't. Again, look up guides for what is best here.

    This is a game with a pre-existing very strong community for the PC version. I've had a great time with it and my main point from all of this is while there is certainly the potential for one to dump lots of $$$ on various aspects of the game, there is little reason to and people have been very successful without doing so.
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  4. Jul 31, 2015
    8
    This game is very definitely a great one, though it does have some flaws.

    First up, the gameplay is great. It has happened on a number of
    This game is very definitely a great one, though it does have some flaws.

    First up, the gameplay is great. It has happened on a number of times, that I have been put on a team, and there was some brilliant teamwork going on - more so than other games. There are a massive variety of playstyles, and tanks, available. The game definitely rewards more methodic play than might be seen elsewhere - if you die, you're out, and it's back to the garage, but if you can survive, and last the round, putting shots on target, you'll wrap up with a nice chunk of silver and xp.

    There are a lot of mechanics which can be confusing to understand, and it does take a bit of time. What's important to understand, is that this game has a lot of mechanics that you would expect from a simulator, so there may be plenty of small things you're missing out on, which might be why you may not have killed that guy you shot at earlier, or whatever.

    The game does definitely become a grind as you move on through the tanks, but only at the very late stages of each tech tree. Every now and again, there may be some small things which might seem crazy, but these are very, very rare. There are microtransactions, and though they aren't necessary, you can get more in game currency, and so on and so forth.

    Nonetheless, this game is an absolute blast. It is highly entertaining, with a massive variety of tanks, and a large number of maps, and a fair few explosions to sweeten the deal. There is nothing quite like you and your whole team just rolling out at the start of a round, ploughing through a village, and proceeding to trade shots with 15 hostile tanks. Very definitely worth a look.

    Truly deserves a 10, but it can sometimes feel like a grind. It is definitely one of my favourite releases this year.
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  5. Aug 23, 2015
    8
    If I could give it a 7.5 I would, it's not a bad little game. Especially if it's free. You can find tons of players thanks to the crossIf I could give it a 7.5 I would, it's not a bad little game. Especially if it's free. You can find tons of players thanks to the cross platform bridging (wish more games did this). But be warned! Do not bother with buying Gold... it is a rip off. Some tanks you can only buy with gold and they can cost more than 12,000 gold. These tanks are the only ones that allow you to get the special XP from them that you can convert into gold. But the amount of grinding it would take to get those 12,000 gold tanks is... so much math I can't even. Worst part is these tanks aren't top tier tanks. So you'll end up replacing them with tanks you can buy with the easily acquired silver pieces. Tanks have 10 tier levels, the gold tanks stop at tier 8 so yeah you'll replace them.

    Only reason to get gold is to buy those tanks so if you surpass that level then it's a waste. Besides 12,000 gold on the online store cost $50 for tier 8 tanks. A vehicle in a game... cost you $50 real dollars. Just say hell no. Unless you got money to burn, it's a waste.

    As for the actual gameplay, the game is a lot of fun. Easily something you would enjoy with couple friends. It's funny as hell to watch new players get used to the controls, watching them slide down a cliff ass-backwards getting shot at by 5 different enemies while they're screaming bloody murder lol.

    And yes the controls suck, they're supposed to, These are old ass tanks... they didn't control very well in real life. You're not going to be Tokyo drifting around everywhere. Although drifting in circles around an enemy tank while you're blasting them with your cannon would be badass. But yeah these controls are hard to get used to. Press left stick for cruise control, trust me it helps.

    As for some of the negative aspects, this game does lose its charm after a while. Once you hit those horrible grinding tiers the game just because busy work. Oh and of course you'll have enemies that went ahead and paid ridiculous amounts of money for top tier tanks that get pitted against you in your rust bucket. I have to imagine this was done to persuade you into buying the high end tanks... it has the typical "free" to play tropes that invest these games.

    I still recommend picking it up and trying it out.
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  6. Apr 20, 2018
    0
    Wargaming.net has nurfed the game with the latest update so bad that it is no longer enjoyable! I have the Deathstar TD which was once fearedWargaming.net has nurfed the game with the latest update so bad that it is no longer enjoyable! I have the Deathstar TD which was once feared by all tanks, now you can hit the broad side of a tier 9 batchhat and only track him or better yet hit the front of a IS-3 (tier 8) and only do 200 damage....pathetic! The arties have been nurfed bad also. I was using the T-92 american artillery and had one track damage shot out of 9 shots! Every circle was completely around the target and they were not moving, but every shot would either go over or fall short. I am ready to uninstall the game if things are not fixed! I don't expect to hit a tank every time, but the T-92 has the largest splash damage and if you miss a tank with the smallest aiming que, then why even have one! You have destroyed a once decent game!! Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2015
    0
    you are going to regret big time. i've never seen a worse in game balance in any other game. everything, just everything built upon the ideayou are going to regret big time. i've never seen a worse in game balance in any other game. everything, just everything built upon the idea to frustrate the gamer more. if anything goes well, it will be screwed in next update, i guarantee it. Expand

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