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Tank Universal creates a huge virtual 'Tron-like' world where you take part in immense 3D tank battles involving scores of units both friendly and not so friendly in wide open levels! Players can bombard the enemy from a distance or close the gap and dodge shells point blank - all in an immersive first person perspective.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2008
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$4.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Puzzle Indie Pack

Includes 4 items: Gumboy - Crazy Adventures™, Tank Universal, Obulis, Chains

Buy Action Indie Pack

Includes 5 items: RIP - Trilogy™, Tank Universal, Space Trader: Merchant Marine, Penguins Arena: Sedna's World, Larva Mortus

Reviews

“Tank Universal is the love child of the movie Tron and the game Battlezone. This tank battle game becomes more then just a minor fun diversion but a benchmark title in the indie development community.”
78% – GameFocus
“One of the best kept secrets of this summer. There is quite a bit of strategy lurking beneath the run and gun gameplay. The trick is to find the willpower to actually stop playing this game. It is quite addictive.”
81% – GameChronicles

About the Game

Tank Universal creates a huge virtual 'Tron-like' world where you take part in immense 3D tank battles involving scores of units both friendly and not so friendly in wide open levels!
Players can bombard the enemy from a distance or close the gap and dodge shells point blank - all in an immersive first person perspective.
Features:
  • 20 levels of highly addictive and intense tank battles
  • Some missions require you to leave the safety of your tank and explore the world on foot
  • Ability to upgrade weapons and tank equipment
  • Fight alongside allies against highly intelligent and numerous enemies
  • Spectacular looking virtual world and eye-popping particle effects
  • Take the battle in any direction with wide open levels allowing freedom of play
  • Intriguing storyline switching between the 'real world' and the digital virtual world
  • Enhanced resolutions, including widescreen support up to 1680x1050
  • Unlock over 25 achievements, including Roadkill, Sheep Master and the all important; Saviour of the Resistance

System Requirements

    Minimal:
    • Supported OS: Windows Vista/XP/2000
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 Mb
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB graphics card*
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 8.0 or higher
    • Sound: 100% DirectX compliant sound card
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB of available hard drive space
    • * Tank Universal does not support on-board Intel video cards
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
545 products in account
3 reviews
13.9 hrs on record
Damn good fun. Tron style tank warfare, and digital sheep riding simulator. Also one of the very first indie games to feature on steam. Paid full price back in the day and don't regret it.
Posted: February 3rd, 2014
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
45 products in account
5 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
it WAS absolutely worth it's $0.30
There is no sale now, but it will be, I suppose =/
so you can try demo... and add this game to wishlist waiting new sales

if you like demo, you also can search for up to -90% coupon in trading forum.
for one trading card... or even for free
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
196 products in account
10 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
Wow. This game surprised me. Very fun game & very unique in some aspects, the game gives off a neat Tron like feel, if Tron was a complete warzone anyway.

Story wise Tank Universal delivers, I'm only a few hours into the main story but it's pretty fun, the only dissapointment is that they set it up that you're some old guy using a simulation helmet.. ruins a bit of immersion, but oh well! The actual story is pretty fun to play but so far I've realised there's a lot of empty parts of the game where you're just driving endlessly to get to your next objective which can be a bit drab.

When you're actually in a battle though the game is very exciting to play, alongside a ranking up system with Steam achievements to match your rank the game can make it feel rewarding to excel in combat.

Overall? Great game but the story can drag on a bit, and there's a lack of a proper skirmish mode (Maybe you unlock it when you complete the game?) -Also the music they have in the game.. perfect, well suited to it's theme. 8/10

I would love to see these developers have a kickstarter to make a much more advanced version of the game too.
Posted: July 9th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
673 products in account
378 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Tank Universal is a great throwback to VR, TRON, Battlezone, and just plain old-school gaming full of action and strategy.It's plain as day that Tank Universal is not a professional game - the basic animation, the chunky graphics, the lack of any voice acting whatsoever - but it clearly has heart. While not perfect, for its price, indie roots and throw back to the movie “Tron”, this is a must buy for action gamers.
Posted: March 25th, 2014
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
138 products in account
17 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
This game is nice. Not perfect but nice! It feels like it was made in 80's so its a great experience.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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138 of 163 people (85%) found this review helpful
72 products in account
15 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
A highly sopisticated Tron like game where you alternate between controlling a 65 year old man, and a 65 year old man driving a vehicle with all the handling of a refrigerator precariously perched atop a unicycle.
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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Awards

Best Indie Title 2008 - GameFocus