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Tank Universal (Windows)

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Description

Meet George. Today George has visited a doctor. Doctor told George that his condition has worsened and recommended a virtual reality simulator to take George's mind off things. Following the doctor's orders George puts the helmet on and finds himself in the world of Tank Universal.

Tank Universal can be most easily described as a tank simulator inside a Tron world. However, apart from visual similarities to the cyberpunk aesthetics of Tron and Darwinia, the world of TU is largely an original creation, featuring its own highly developed civilization struggling under the rule of malevolent dictator. The circumstances force the player to join the uprising and bring the victory to the rebellion in 20 various mission.

Although there is a couple of missions on foot, the game is largely played inside a tank. The tank can be upgraded by receiving upgrade points for completing objectives or destroying specific targets like turrets and robotic behemoths. At some points the player is required to take command of a fortress and storm the defences of the opposing side in order to retrieve its key. Once the key is delivered to the home base, the enemy encampment is obliterated.

Apart from the mission based campaign, the game also features a skirmish mode, in which the player is required to withstand an increasingly violent waves of enemies.

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Tank Universal Windows Smokes of war
Tank Universal Windows Firing at a generator.
Tank Universal Windows Factory interior
Tank Universal Windows A node approaching me.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tank Universal: Кибертанк" -- Russian spelling

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Game industry News (GiN) 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePlasma Sep 09, 2008 8.2 out of 10 82
gameZine (UK) Sep 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Boomtown Oct 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Oct 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Oct 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Oct 08, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Shark Sep 29, 2008 C+ 58
Gaming Nexus Oct 03, 2008 C- 42

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St. Martyne (3540) added Tank Universal (Windows) on Jan 04, 2009