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War Thunder Review

By BwwDtt | 19 March 2020
Average: 10 (1 vote)

War Thunder is a multiplayer military simulator of aviation, armoured vehicles and the navy.

  • Realistic physics of vehicles
  • Modern realistic graphics
  • Dozens of aircraft models from different countries
  • Over 50 maps based on historical events of the Second World War

War Thunder Gameplay

War Thunder is a massively multiplayer online game dedicated to aerial battles. It allows players to trey the management of armoured vehicles, warships, and ground units. The game was under development of Gaijin Entertainment, beta-tested for two years, and was officially released in 2013. War Thunder is a unique simulator because it provides an opportunity to control all kinds of military units. Also, developers created full-scale battles that take place both in the free-play mode and in the scenario of a particular historical event.

The core activity of the gameplay is the management of a specific type of vehicle. You have an opportunity to choose one of three types of combat machines, depending on where you want to fight: on water, in the air or on the ground. Each site of the conflict have a wide variety of playable combat vehicles; certain types of them can be purchased for earned in-game currency, while others are accessible only in the cash shop.

Even though War Thunder is a multiplayer game, it also implements a single-player mode, as well as cooperative missions. Several branches of the campaign allow players to fight in a team against AI. Since WT distinguishes from other military simulators of vehicle control with its realistically detailed physics, each type of transport has a unique model of behaviour, and you will have to train your skills in tutorial missions.

There are three different game modes for tank and aircraft battles:

    Arcade mode - a simplified mode recommended for beginners. It has auxiliary markers, third-person shooting mode, and automatic repair of the destroyed equipment. Playing Arcade, you can team up with players from different sides of the conflict.
    Realistic mode - a game mode for experienced players. In this mode, you have limited ammo and lives, and teams are divided by country of the chosen vehicle. The Realistic battles are substantially slower than in Arcade.
    Simulator mode - A full-fledged simulation of the vehicle combat. It provides the most realistic experience. It has a first-person shooting system, no auxiliary marks and only one chance to revive vehicle.

In addition to a well-designed combat system, War Thunder is also notable for its excellent graphic component, which is still polishing with every content update. The game has modern native Dagor 5.0 engine; during battles, you can enjoy dynamic lighting, realistic water behaviour, sophisticated models of vehicles, as well as an interactive destructible environment and highly detailed locations. For example, when a plane crashes in the forest, a funnel will remain at the crash site; the explosion of the torpedos cause waves on the sea; tanks can break through barriers.

Since War Thunder is distributed by the free-to-play model, it has an in-game shop. It's an optional feature, but it gives unique privileges to customers. VIP currency allows buying exclusive types of equipment, improvements for them, as well as revival points, which are used to "resuscitate" vehicles destroyed in battle.

The most significant feature of War Thunder is unique historically-based scenarios for many game modes. The game has more than 50 maps, and many of them recreate the colossal vehicle battles of World War II: Stalingrad, Normandy, Kursk, and many others.

War Thunder is one of the best military technology control simulators that continues to evolve to this day. The game is recommended to all fans of early Gaijin Entertainment game projects, as well as fans of games like World of Warplanes, World of Warships and World of Tanks.

War Thunder System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
  • CPU: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
  • File Size: 9 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/Vista/8/10

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • CPU: Intel Core i7
  • File Size: 22 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/Vista/8/10 (64bit)