World of Tanks FREE
World of Tanks was first commissioned in 2009 and put into service in the second half of 2010. The tank-based shooter is developed by Wargaming.net, a Russian studio behind several other historically themed video games. World of Tanks is their first free-to-play title, and they’ve come in swinging strong. World of Tanks boasts great graphics, ease of play, and plenty of customization features.
World of Tanks is set during the World War 2 era but also encompasses the years preceding and following that infamous conflict. All of the vehicles, equipment, and environments are historically accurate and are drawn from the 1930s-1950s period. The client size comes in at a bit over 1 GB, but won’t take long to download since multiple direct download links are provided. Players sign in using their email address and don’t have to worry about character creation. All new players start with a Soviet MS-1 and a German Leichttraktor. These are light tanks and won’t put up much of a fight, but they are versatile and enough to learn the ropes. There’s no tutorial or trial round to worry about, either. Players can simply click the large red ‘Battle!’ button towards the top of the screen and get started.
Final Verdict: Good
World of Tanks is an easy to approach, tank-based shooter that has layers of depth to unravel. Quickly jump into massive 30v30 battles, or take the time to customize one of the hundreds of tanks available in World of Tanks. The game can be enjoyed in short bursts, or more competitively as part of a clan.