World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition (beta)
- Street Date:
- February 12th, 2014
- Reviewed by:
- Roger Shao
- Review Date:1
- October 21st, 2013
- Game Release Year:
- Xbox 360
- Microsoft Studios
- ESRB Rating:
- T (Teen)
World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition is currently in beta.
Looking to build on the success of 'World of Tanks' on the PC, Wargaming.net has created a version of the game for the 360. In so doing, Wargaming.net is looking to bring massively multiplayer online armored warfare tank action to the living room.
The Game Itself: Our Reviewer's Take
Because it is still in beta mode, the menus are understandably still a little barebones, with only the tutorial and online team deathmatch as the available modes. If you are a WWII buff or a mid-20th century tank aficionado, this is quite possibly the most fun you can have in a video game. 'World of Tanks' boasts an extensive list of tanks ranging from small tanks light on armor and fast in speed to lumbering behemoths that are slow to turn but deadly in a firefight. The tank collection covers vehicles on all sides of the second world war representing designs from a multitude of countries. If you've ever wanted to assemble a tank battalion with German Durchbruchswagens and American T57s fighting side-by-side against an enemy encampment protected by allied French and Chinese Self-Propelled Guns, this game is (almost) ready to call you home.
The gameplay is fast and strategic, and I had a blast jumping in and out of online matches. Unfortunately, the two starter tanks you get are horribly under-powered and to last online you’ll need to grind out some kills to earn the gold needed to purchase a better ride.
The Video: Sizing Up the Picture
The frame rates and textures in game appeared to be close to the finished product with highly detailed environments and meticulously modeled vehicles.
The Audio: Rating the Sound
The diesel engines roar, while tank gun fire peppers each channel. Sometimes though, the eerie quiet between tank battles can feel a little empty.
More thoughts to come when I actually get enough money to buy a IS-6 and upgrade it so I’m not constantly outgunned!
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