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Death Tank

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Console Monster (89 out of 100)

Death Tank is one of my favourite retro game remakes in quite some time and you would do well to pick it up. The price is slightly steep considering the lack of single player content, but you do get a polished and incredibly fun multiplayer experience which deserves to be played.

Feb 23rd, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

NZGamer (8.5 out of 10)

So far Death Tank is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had on Microsoft’s Live service. Games are usually full of accidental hilarity punctuated with the odd showcase of raw skill. Just don’t take the game too seriously or you run the risk of throwing your controller through the TV when you are eliminated first for a few rounds in a row.

Mar 2nd, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

360 LIVE (8 out of 10)

(...) Macht schon allein Spaß, wird aber im Mehrspielermodus zur Fetzengaudi. Hier treten entweder vier Spieler an einer Konsole gegeneinander an oder bis zu acht über Xbox Live. Macht speziell mit Freunden richtig Laune. Der Preis ist allerdings unangemessen hoch.

Mar 2009 · Xbox 360

Gameplanet (8 out of 10)

All up, Death Tank is a lot of fun. It has a solo player game, though why you’d bother I don’t know as the game is really all about the multiplayer. It's a good game for a few mates with a few beers, and a lot of smack talk.

Mar 3rd, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Teletext (8 out of 10)

Forget Worms and all the rest, when it comes to parabola-judging multiplayer mayhem this is the best.

2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

TeamXbox (8 out of 10)

Death Tank is simple, maybe too simple for some. But it’s fantastic fun for a same-screen multiplayer game, and could foster the kind of trash talk we like our games like that to elicit. Death Tank is 1200 points, which may seem a bit steep. But you may be really surprised at how much fun you have with this game.

Feb 18th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Cheat Code Central (3.8 out of 5)

Gamers who grew up with Scorched Earth and its numerous turn-based artillery clones may find Death Tank provides a perfect dose of old-school nostalgia with a modern twist. There’s not a ton of depth in the package, and the $15 price tag seems steep, but frantically blowing away opponents is addictive enough to elicit numerous return trips to the mountains for more carnage. Shave a few dollars of the price and this game would feel like a perfect example of an excellent XBLA title. In the end it’s still worth the investment, just be sure to bring some friends along for the ride.

2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

4Players.de (75 out of 100)

Schönen Dank an die Snowblind Studios und Flat Games für dieses Remake, denn Echtzeit-Geballer gibt es im von Worms geprägten Artillery-Genre viel zu selten. Wenn ihr vier Freunde vor der Konsole versammelt oder auf Xbox Live findet, steppt noch immer der Bär. Der schlichte Grafikstil wirkt nach all den albernen Worms-Auflagen mittlerweile reichlich bieder, doch das actionreiche Spielprinzip fesselt nach wie vor. Ein paar alternative Spielmodi hätten allerdings nicht geschadet - Optionsmodi für die Deathmatches gibt es aber reichlich. Schade, dass der Preis mit 1200 Punkten recht hoch ausfällt. Das stolze Sümmchen wird sicherlich einige Interessierte Marktplatz-Besucher abschrecken; und das sorgt offenbar dafür, dass sich bisher nicht all zu viele Gegner im Netz tummeln. Schade, denn wenn ihr ein wenig übt, kommen mitunter richtig spannende Matches zustande.

Feb 27th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (7.5 out of 10)

Death Tank is a fun little game that's best experienced with a bunch of friends, because blowing them up is always a good time.

Mar 9th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Worth Playing (6.8 out of 10)

The biggest knock against Death Tank is the price. As one of the more expensive titles on the Xbox Live Arcade service, it provides less than half of the gameplay of R-Type Dimensions. While the game provides a good multiplayer experience, other titles like Worms provide just about the same amount of action at a fraction of the price. Couple that with a relatively short and narrow single-player experience, and you end up with an overpriced Xbox Live Arcade title. Unless you and a few friends are craving the next multiplayer strategy fix, hold off on getting this unless the price drops.

Mar 7th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Retro Gamer (64 out of 100)

The multiplayer remains excellent fun, but we hate the stupidly high price point. It's almost as if the developers are taking the Michael because they know how popular the Saturn originals were. Add an extra 25% if you're always going to play it with a full complement of friends.

Apr 23rd, 2009 · Xbox 360

Thunderbolt Games (6 out of 10)

So while Death Tank is may not be the best entry in this particular genre, it’s certainly a respectable one. There’s a lot of fun to be had here against human players but the lack of single player variety is a real weak point – particularly during those inevitable moments when very few or no online games are available. At 1200 MS points, its price point as an Xbox Live Arcade title is a big issue as well. Considering that Worms can be had for a third of this price, cost-conscious gamers may want to opt for that. If money is no object, give this title a try and you should be in for some reasonably fun and destructive action.

May 9th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Official XBox Magazine (6 out of 10)

As essentially an HD real-time remake of the early ’90s turn-based war game Scorched Earth, Death Tank delivers bite-sized fun against bots or friends. With each player controlling a tank, you set your cannon’s trajectory and intensity with the left stick, then fire at and obliterate your opponents with the right trigger. Various power-ups like jump jets or nukes — purchased between the 10-30-second rounds using money earned from killing foes — aid your quest for victory (as does blasting the terrain out from under them), and the six-player action is raucous. But basic and advanced 20-round campaigns (which only take 10-15 minutes to complete) are all you get for solo play. At $15, Death Tank is ludicrously overpriced.

Feb 18th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Games TM (6 out of 10)

If you have ever wondered what Worms would be like if all the little wrigglers got to unleash explosive death on one another at the same time, then Death Tank has the answer. (...) With a decent crowd and a soft-ban on cheap targeting devices, however, there's no question that Death Tank has the potential to be a lot of fun. It's just a pity Worms has already done it better and for a third of the cost.

Apr 16th, 2009 · Xbox 360

GameSpot (6 out of 10)

If you have a bunch of friends coming over who are all willing to kick in a few bucks toward the purchase price, you might actually get your money's worth out of Death Tank. Its real-time take on the tried-and-true Scorched Earth formula can be exciting, especially if everyone agrees not to abuse the target-comp item. But at 1,200 points for an enhanced version of what was previously an Easter egg in other games, it's also one of the most egregiously priced games yet released on Xbox Live Arcade.

Feb 23rd, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Everyeye.it (6 out of 10)

Death Tank è un buon gioco. Semplice, frenetico, estremamente giocabile ed appagante. Il genere di appartenenza è piuttosto di nicchia, ma la semplicità di apprendimento garantita dai controlli semplici ed immediati potrebbe avvicinare molti utenti fino ad oggi mai convinti del tutto della tipologia di prodotto. Non fosse che il costo proibitivo limiti fortemente il numero dei potenziali acquirenti. Per lo stesso prezzo si potrebbe puntare a Castle Crasher o Braid, se non decidere di acquistare Worms più un paio di altri classici e cercare un clone per Pc. Solo per ricchi appassionati, insomma.

Feb 27th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (11 out of 20)

Death Tank n'est pas un mauvais bougre. Le soft sait même se montrer agréable lorsqu'on le pratique en compagnie de quelques potes ou de quelques fanatiques sur le Xbox Live. Au fond, son seul souci est de ne pas offrir suffisamment de contenu. A 15 euros, on était tout de même en droit d'attendre quelque chose d'un petit peu plus généreux. Mais en l'état, mieux vaut se contenter de la version d'essai en attendant une hypothétique baisse de prix.

Mar 4th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

IGN (5.5 out of 10)

Death Tank isn’t disappointing solely because of its price; it’s the game’s soul that leaves plenty to be desired. The weapons are too run of the mill and the structure of both the single and multiplayer portions is unimaginative. Playing with others, as it so often is, brings more fun than playing alone, but after long you’ll grow tired of the same action over and over again.

Feb 19th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

Totally Gaming Network (5 out of 10)

Both this and R-Type before it really didn't justify appearing on the Xbox Live Marketplace for anything over 800 points so despite a few moments of intense addictive gameplay, I can't honestly recommend Death Tank but if it appears as a future Deal of the Week for 400 points then you should definitely give it a go.

Jun 15th, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

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Critic reviews added by Sciere, Patrick Bregger, Tim Janssen, Jeanne.