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Description

World of Tanks is an online-only multiplayer game in which two teams with up to 15 tanks each try to win the match - this is done by either killing everyone from the other team or by conquering the enemy base. The game is officially based in World War II but this has no big bearing: some of the available tanks were made after the war and there is also no separation of nations; German and US tanks can fight side by side. Each tank has different advantages, for example artillery has a big range but slow reload times, and a damage simulation: certain parts of the tank get destroyed when damaged enough. They respawn after a short time, but the performance takes a hit. But nevertheless, World of Tanks is no simulation and is designed for fast matches of ten minutes or less.

If the whole tank dies during a match it doesn't respawn and gets locked for the rest of the match - this means the player has to watch the remaining time or uses one of his other tanks to jump right into the next. The game knows two resources which are gained with every match: experience to unlock new tanks and upgrades, and money to but them. This is were the business model comes into play: World of Tanks is free to play, but experience and money progression is relatively slow. But real money can be traded for game money and experience/money boosts which improve the profit per match.

Screenshots

World of Tanks Windows A-20 light Russian tank in the standard account garage
World of Tanks Windows Battle roster that appears at the beginning of a battle, showing the map you'll be battling on and what tanks you'll be up against
World of Tanks Windows The game got a big overhaul with the 9.0 patch in April 2014, including the addition of the Havok physics engine. Here the new standard garage is shown.
World of Tanks Windows Research available for the M3 Lee - things are researched by spending experience, which is earned in battles

Promo Images

World of Tanks Wallpaper
World of Tanks Render
World of Tanks Wallpaper
World of Tanks Wallpaper

Alternate Titles

  • "WoT" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Nexus Aug 25, 2011 A 100
Bit-Tech Jul 18, 2011 95 out of 100 95
Worth Playing Jul 06, 2011 9.2 out of 10 92
Gameplay (Benelux) May 27, 2011 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Oct 24, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Games Finder Jun 18, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 29, 2011 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jul 21, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 15, 2018 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Jul 05, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

GameStar covermount release

The covermount release on the German magazine GameStar (issue 09/2012 XL) additionally included 500 gold and three days premium access.

Awards

  • GameStar/GamePro (Germany)
    • 2011 - Multiplayer Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2013 – #2 Community Favourite of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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Patrick Bregger (217445) added World of Tanks (Windows) on Jul 08, 2011