Summary: And the award for most tanks in a single game goes to...
Pros: Let's you blow up and run over things in 15-on-15 tank battles. Effective matchmaker and simple controls make it easy to drop in for a quick game. Strikes a good balance between accuracy and fun gameplay.
Cons: Much trial and error needed to get a handle on everything except the basics. Hard to advance to the higher levels of play without significant investments of time or money. Not suited for less powerful computers.
Conclusion: To WoT's credit, there really isn't anything like it on the market right now. It takes high-energy tank combat with simple controls, mixes in a helping of old-school simulation flavor, and makes it highly accessible to anyone with a desire to blow things up. Sadly, matchmaking is a mess and the pricing is questionable. They're definitely onto something with this concept, but it isn't fully realized.
Summary: World of Tanks is a great, accessible shooter that you'll probably end up spending some money on even though you don't have to.
Pros: Action is easy to get into but has plenty of depth, Dozens of different vehicles to unlock and do battle in, Loads of vehicle upgrade options to experiment with, No two battles ever play out the same way, Can be enjoyed indefinitely without spending any money
Cons: Premium items give paying players a slight advantage in battle
Excerpt: The Free-to-Play model for PC games has become the norm for the industry, but with so many out there it’s hard to tell what’s good without putting in lots of valuable time. Well, we think this title from WARGAMING.NET is definitely something to take a peek at. The game’s title pretty much sums it up, throwing you into huge battles, each populated by a variety of metal war horses (aka, tanks) with squishy human operators inside; all recreated in great detail while...
Conclusion: For those with the time and patience however, World of Tanks looks to be an ever-evolving title with ambitions to stay fresh for the foreseeable future (new nations have been added since launch, and Risk-style clan-based world warfare is reportedly coming soon). That additional spit and polish is happening on top of an engine and structure that - despite the reservations listed above - is already in an extremely decent state, and given there are currently no waiting...
Excerpt: It's a simple idea, one that has been done before in multiplayer tank games, though none so direct, so efficiently. It has small hints of a role playing game in it. Just enough to keep things interesting and engaging for those that care about such things, like the powdered sugary sweetness sprinkled on the top of your favorite desert. In World Of Tanks the entire joining of all its parts joins up to make one superbly satisfying ground pounding armored war experience.
Excerpt: True to its title, World of Tanks is a massively multiplayer online game that glorifies the tanks of the mid-twentieth century, and for a free-to-play title, it offers a surprisingly deep experience that's only expected to get better over the coming months with new content. It's not without a few shortcomings, but does World of Tanks nonetheless satisfy the primal urge to blow up stuff with a big gun?