World of Tanks

Genre(s): Action/3rd-Person, 1st-Person Shooter
Massively Multiplayer

Gamer Rating: 88 (out of 100)

Price: Free-to-Play


World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy. A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace. But being a great tank commander alone isn’t enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the tank power!

Despite the similarity of World of Tanks’ name to another fairly popular game made by some random company named Blizzard, that’s where the likenesses end. World of Tanks is called a free-to-play MMO, but the genre label isn’t entirely accurate. This is not a huge persistent world populated solely by tanks in an especially violent reimagining of Pixar’s Cars. Instead, it’s a game meant to get you in and out team-based tank battles in fifteen minutes or less. The MMO-like aspect is the persistent upgrade system, where from a garage you can make extensive tweaks to an ever-growing stable of impressively modeled World War II death machines.



Release Date: April 12, 2011

Players: Multiplayer

ERSB: T (Teen)

Sample Gameplay Videos:


About Wade Palmer