War Thunder

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Release date: January 28, 2013
Rating: Teen
Experience historic military vehicle combat in this free-to-play game. Pilot aircraft, tanks, and ships in epic battles across realistic environments.

About the game

War Thunder, developed by Gaijin Entertainment, is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online combat game that showcases aerial, ground, and naval battles within a single, unified experience. Set during World War II and the Cold War era, War Thunder features an expansive roster of 1900+ historically accurate vehicles, including tanks, aircraft, and ships. Players engage in large-scale battles across beautifully rendered, diverse landscapes, testing their tactical prowess and teamwork. Realistic physics, damage models, and weather conditions heighten the challenge and immersion. With its cross-platform support, War Thunder attracts a vast and dedicated player base, delivering a thrilling and authentic combat experience for military vehicle enthusiasts.

Reasons to play

  • Combined Arms Experience: War Thunder's unique combination of air, ground, and naval combat within a single game offers a diverse and engaging experience for players interested in various aspects of military warfare.
  • Historical Accuracy: With an extensive roster of 1900+ meticulously detailed vehicles from World War II and the Cold War era, War Thunder appeals to military history enthusiasts seeking an authentic gaming experience.
  • Realistic Mechanics: War Thunder's realistic physics, damage models, and weather conditions create an immersive and challenging environment that tests players' strategic thinking and tactical skills.

Reasons not to play

  • Steep Learning Curve: War Thunder's realistic mechanics, vehicle complexity, and vast array of vehicles can make it challenging for newcomers to grasp, potentially causing initial frustration.
  • Grind-heavy Progression: The game's progression system may require significant time investment and grinding to unlock higher-tier vehicles, which may not be appealing to casual players or those with limited time.
  • Pay-to-Win Concerns: Some players may find the presence of premium vehicles and microtransactions off-putting, as it can create an imbalance in gameplay or a perceived "pay-to-win" advantage for those who invest more money.


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