World of Tanks

WoT

A massively popular MMO game, created and administered by Russian developer Wargaming.net. World of Tanks lets players control tanks and take part in exciting battles against living opponents. The game offers over 150 carefully recreated models of tanks and other armored vehicles (including self-propelled guns and tank destroyers) used in armies of several countries since the 1930’s till the Korean War (1950-1953). The gameplay in World of Tanks combines elements of simulation, action shooter, strategy, and social features that let players join clans and communicate with others. The game is based on a free-to-play distribution model with microtransactions.

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PC / Windows
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World of Tanks

World of Tanks | PC

Simulation, tanks, play for free, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for World of Tanks

Wargaming | game developer

Wargaming | publisher   Official website

World of Tanks release date for PC:

game language:
English

12 August 2010 | Worldwide

12 April 2011 | Europe

12 April 2011 | USA

Game mode: massive online multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 7.1 / 10 calculated out of 7636 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 110 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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World of Tanks

World of Tanks | XBOX 360

Simulation, tanks, play for free, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for World of Tanks

Wargaming | game developer

Microsoft Studios | publisher   Official website

World of Tanks release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

12 February 2014 | Worldwide

12 February 2014 | Europe PAL

12 February 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 187 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.5 / 10 calculated out of 73 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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World of Tanks

World of Tanks | XBOX ONE

World of Tanks release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

28 July 2015 | Worldwide

28 July 2015 | Europe PAL

28 July 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 6.1 / 10 calculated out of 20 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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World of Tanks

World of Tanks | PS4

Simulation, tanks, play for free, multiplayer, co-op, shooters

Companies responsible for World of Tanks

Wargaming | game developer

Wargaming | publisher   Official website

World of Tanks release date for PS4:

game language:
English

19 January 2016 | Worldwide

19 January 2016 | Europe PAL

19 January 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: massive online multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 134 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 39 players' votes.  

World of Tanks is a free-to-play MMO shooter in which the players take control of the eponymous armored tools of war. The game was developed by the Chicago division of Wargaming.net, the creators of Order of War and the Massive Assault series. The initial version of the game was released in the spring of 2011 for PC, but since the production proved to be incredibly successful, it was eventually converted to 7th- and 8th-generation platforms as well. Later on, World of Tanks Blitz, a somewhat simplified mobile edition of the title, and World of Tanks Generals, a strategy card game, were released.

Gameplay

The essence of World of Tanks for PC / Windows is competitive multiplayer gameplay in short mini-campaigns and tournaments as well as single battles fought in one of several game modes. The action is shown from third-person perspective, featuring simulation complemented with action, strategy, and RPG elements. The production offers more than 300 different tanks and armored vehicles (roughly 150 were present in the initial release) from various historical periods to choose from; from the World War I to Cold War era. The vehicles come from different countries (the USA, the Soviet Union, Germany, France, Great Britain, Japan, and China) and are divided into five main classes: light, medium, and heavy tanks, tank destroyers, and self-propelled guns. Moreover, each of those is assigned to one of ten tiers that determines their advancement level.

Starting out, we are given tier 1 vehicles only. We unlock access to the remaining ones, divided further into country-specific technology trees, as we progress and gather experience. Furthermore, we may buy a number of enhancements, such as engines, turrets, chassis, guns or radio systems, for the credits we earn playing. What is interesting, all of them have their historical justification — either their prototypes existed or they were actually introduced into service at some point. We might also purchase a myriad of useful gadgets, including camouflage, modern targeting systems, repair kits or first aid kits, with which we can treat wounded crew members. It is also worth of mention that the personnel also gains experience, which translates into improved performance on the battlefield.

Game modes

The production of Wargaming.net offers an incredibly wide range of game modes, which is constantly broadened with subsequent updates. Among the most important ones we can find the random battle, squad battle, clan war, company, assault or the stronghold mode. Two 15-member teams (PlayStation 4 has this number increased to 30), which can be additionally divided into 2- or 3-member platoons, may participate in a single battle. As befits a proper MMO title, World of Tanks does not lack the possibility of joining or creating a clan (with a maximum of 100 members) and competing with other clans for control over areas on the world map.

Technology

World of Tanks for PC / Windows is powered by the BigWorld Technology engine modified for the purposes of the game. Thanks to the high quality visuals and simulation-focused gameplay, we may feel like a real tank commander. The destruction model is especially noteworthy. It takes into account such factors as the shell’s hit angle, armor thickness and the like, and the calculations of the shell's chance to penetrate individual modules and damage taken by the crew is depicted with percentages.

Additional information

World of Tanks was awarded a number of industry awards, including the most innovative game at E3 2010 as well as the Golden Joystick Award for the best MMO of 2012. Moreover, the game was recorded in the Guinness World Records for the largest amount of players logged in at the same time on a single MMO game server. On January 21st 2013, 190.541 players were playing simultaneously on a Russian server.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.Online Game.

System requirements

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB RAM (GeForce 9800 or better), 2 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7

World of Tanks new graphics

World of Tanks new graphics | 2:16

Firma Wargaming zapowiada, że World of Tanks doczeka się zmian w oprawie graficznej – nie tylko bardziej szczegółowych tekstur, ładniejszej roślinności itd., ale także poważnych zmian w ogólnym wyglądzie.

World of Tanks Game Guide

game guide 13 February 2015

This guide for World of Tanks game contains not only information to help completely beginners which start the gameplay and try to understand basic rules in World of Tanks, but also a bunch of tips which can be useful for more advanced players.