- Status: Released (2013)
- Genre: MMOTPS
- Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
- Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment
- Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, PS4
War Thunder is a World War II-based game from Gaijin Entertainment. In this game, players can use a broad range of military vehicles, including aircraft and fleets. These are from different nations like Germany, Soviet Union, U.S, Japan and more. Players start with a basic set and can unlock more vehicles after a while.
Missions vary depending on the type of vehicle that the player wants to use. The players must work together or against each other in different PvE or PvP missions to accomplish the goals. Those goals can be killing other players, destroying mobile tanks or AA installations.
The fights take place in old landscapes of World War II. A wide range of locations can be visited, and even battles can be simulated from the past if players want to do this.The areas are kept realistic, and even the fights can be realistic depending on the chosen mode. There are three different modes: Arcade, Simulation and Realistic.
The game mechanics and damage system are quite complex. It depends on the used vehicle, weapons and where those weapons hit the enemies. For example, it is possible to cause massive damage on a plane with a simple machine gun, if the player targets the right spot. The game also comes with an instant action feature allowing players to jump right into the action without having to wait for other players.
- Every vehicle is very detailed
- Various game modes
- Realistic combats
- Targets often hard to find
- A bit of a harsh learning curve
- Gamepad or Joystick might be preferable