Metacritic (PC): 87/100
Metacritic (PS): 76/100
Release: Aug 2013
Reviewed on: PC

War Thunder

Site Score
Good: Free – Level of depth – Graphics bring World War II to life
Bad: Time investment required
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War Thunder pushes the MMO space into an exciting direction with an impressive World War II offering that lets you take control of vehicles in large scale combat. With a free price tag, impressive visuals and plenty of gameplay depth War Thunder is a game that is worthy of your hard drive space.


While visuals definitely don’t make or break a game they add a lot to your War Thunder experience from the very detailed aircraft and tanks to the breathtaking scenery that you’ll fight over there is a high level of quality everywhere in the game.

Jumping into gameplay players have the choice between PvE and PvP with both having plenty of content to sink your teeth into. The solo missions, campaign, co-operative scenarios and mission editor round out the PvE side of gameplay in War Thunder and are the perfect places to hone your skills and master the precision necessary to control the war machines of World War II. Like most MMO games though it’s the PvP gameplay that offers the longevity to your experience.

Success in War Thunder comes from a mixture of skill, crew training and upgrades that players will constantly develop as they play. There is definitely room for skilful pilots to take out stronger enemies, a balance that not many other games manage to achieve. This ensures each match is a satisfying experience and prevents pay to win tendencies of other big MMO titles.


Crew training and upgrade systems are extremely in depth in War Thunder and will slowly expand as you earn more experience and money to spend based on your actions out in the field. With options to upgrade various stats and load outs on your vehicles players can develop a setup that works for their preferred style of gameplay.

The depth in War Thunder will keep you interested for hundreds of hours as you take out your enemies, learn a bit of history and create powerful World War II machines for your country.


  • Get a World War II history lesson.
  • Plenty of PvE and PvP content available.
  • Upgrade your war machines to suit your playstyle.
  • A huge community behind the game.
  • Free to play and always being updated.

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War Thunder, 7.9 out of 10 based on 18 ratings
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