World of Tanks
World of Tanks is a 3D, team-based MMO shooter where players take control of mid-20th century era fighting tanks. Gameplay in World of Tanks requires a lot of teamwork and strategy. There are over a hundred completely unique tanks to choose from and up to sixty players per battle. World of Tanks offers tactical gameplay and conflicts of epic proportions.
In World of Tanks you are put in command of your very own World War 2 era battle tank. WoT is a team-based game where two sides of up to thirty players each compete to destroy all opposing vehicles. The many combat vehicles in the game are modeled after American, German, Soviet and British designs. The game offers an in-depth gaming experience that is sure to get your blood pumping.
The tank-based shooter is developed by Wargaming.net, a Russian studio behind several other historically themed video games. World of Tanks is their first free-to-play title, and they’ve come in swinging strong. World of Tanks boasts great graphics, ease of play, and plenty of customization features. The publishers promise a historically accurate setting and action-oriented gameplay. RPG elements also make an appearance, as players will be able to upgrade their tanks with new parts and crew members. New recruits start with a light German or Soviet tank, but after accumulating experience and credits, they will be able to upgrade to heavier models. Additionally, it will be possible to upgrade individual parts such as turrets, chassis, engines, guns, radios, and ammunition types.
World of Tanks was first commissioned in 2009 and put into service in the second half of 2010. It is built upon a freemium business model where participants only have to pay for optional features. The focus is on player vs. player gameplay with each player controlling a tank or armored vehicle.
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Reviewed by: Kirk Wallace