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Release: Jun 2016
Reviewed on: iOS


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Good: Tank build paths for different gameplay – Respawn doesn't start you from the beginning
Bad: Limited in game explanation of mechanics
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Why settle for a simple cell growth io title when you can command a tank into battle against others on populated servers. The game can be played within the browser or one of the mobile apps (iOS and Android).


Similar to other io games players spawn as a simple avatar (in this case a tank) as they move around the world collecting levels by killing the stationary objects or other players. Uniquely diep.io does allow players to respawn at a reduced level should they meet their end rather than back at level 1 which does help counter completely over levelled and dominating players somewhat.

As your tank destroys the stationary polygon shapes of squares, triangles and pentagons you’ll earn experience, boosting your total score and from time to time your level. With each level you’ll gain a skill point to upgrade your tank in either health regeneration, max health, body damage, bullet speed, bullet penetration, bullet damage, reload and movement speed.

In addition every 15 levels you’ll get to choose a new tank class for your character which alters things like your cannons, field of view, rate of bullets and even provide some abilities at higher levels.


Both skill points and tiers are capped due to the max level of 45 which again prevents domination of a server given the hard cap to strength and the fact that certain builds can overcome others with ease, allowing players to scout out the current leader and build appropriately for victory.

The addition of these builds really allows diep.io to separate itself from similar titles out there and also ensures that each play through is different as you encounter new builds and try new ones yourself. If builds alone isn’t enough diep.io also offers alternative game modes to the usual free for fall with teams (2 and 4), domination, tag, maze and sandbox.


  • Play as a tank and choose your own build path.
  • Upgrade skills with your limited skill points to make a unique tank.
  • Multiple game modes offer plenty of variety.
  • Respawn at the cost of a few levels instead of starting from scratch.
  • Play in your browser or mobile device.

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diep.io, 8.4 out of 10 based on 9 ratings
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