World Destruction League: Thunder Tanks (PlayStation 2)

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Thunder Tanks is an excellent four-player game and while the single player game gets stale rather quickly, it's worth picking up if you play games a lot with your friends. It can get a little hectic and the game's multiplayer modes don't seem quite as polished as what you get with TimeSplitters and Unreal Tournament, but it's very fun nonetheless and is an good option for those who want more than just a first-person shooter.
If beating on your buddies with tanks and assorted black market weaponry is your idea of a good time, you'll have a blast with WDL. All others should rent first.
WDL: Thunder Tanks is a good entry into the vehicular combat genre. The deviations it makes are interesting, though not terribly groundbreaking. But what it lacks in innovation, it makes up for with a solid multiplayer game with respectable graphics, a healthy helping of variety, and plenty of replay value.
Consoles Plus
On tourne rapidement en rond, on fait toujours la même chose et, gros problème, on s'ennuie ferme après dix minutes. Les graphismes, plutôt soignés, et l'action soutenue ne parviennent pas à sauver ce jeu de la noyade.
2062: Die Welt erholt sich mühsam vom letzten großen Krieg, riesige Gebiete sind zerbombt und verseucht. Doch eine der wichtigsten Erfindungen der Menschheit hat sofort wieder Einzug in den Alltag vieler gehalten: das Fernsehen! Hier überträgt die World Destruction League unter anderem ihre Sendung Thundertanks, in der sich lebensmüde Gladiatoren in ihren umgebauten Panzern gegenseitig zu Klump schießen.
GamePro (US)
World Destruction League is all about blowing stuff up. As you maneuver your tank through many graphically unremarkable arenas, you're bombarded with attacks from tanks and a barrage of turrets. This flak constantly fills the screen with explosions and egregious lighting effects every bullet emits a bright-glowing halo. The best part of the game is the wide array of special weapons, from nukes and mines to guided missiles.
The only redeeming to WDL is its simple idea and interface. Anyone can quickly pick up and begin playing with little confusion. Therefore, it makes for a mediocre party game that even non-gamers might fine enjoyable, even if only for a short while. However, if you play games avidly, or even regularly, try to stay away from this one.
Une production PS2 inacceptable. Un gameplay légèrement amélioré depuis la version PSX, mais les tanks ne procurent aucune sensation crédible. Un titre dépourvu d'intérêt.
Game Revolution
Word Destruction League: Thunder Tanks tries hard with a macho attitude, but there isn't anything satisfying underneath. Instead, you get a mish mash of tired game concepts thrown into an industrial blender, fingers crossed that the pulpy results will come out a tasty brew. WDL for PS2 is the game the Playstation version should have been, but nothing more. It's less than mediocre and, most importantly, not much fun.