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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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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
112 of 132 people (85%) found this review helpful
66 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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77 of 86 people (90%) found this review helpful
159 products in account
3 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
You're probably reading this because you liked the tank scenes in the movie Tron.
Not coincidentally, Meridian4 made Tank Universal because THEY liked the tank scenes in Tron.
And I bought it because I like the... well, you know. And it definitely has a certain Tron vibe, only instead of Jeff Bridges, the protagonist is a bored, incapacitated old man. Compelling!

Am I glad I bought it? Yes, because now I don't have to wonder if I was missing out on something great. So IS Tank Universal great? No. Is it worth your time as a die-hard Tron fan? Possibly. And if you've never seen Tron? Less, um... possibly.

Ask yourself:
"Do I enjoy Tron-inspired games where the primary mechanic is mentally calculating how to hit moving targets from a moving vehicle on sloped sufaces with a relatively slow-moving projectile that is affected by gravity (even though the existance of gravity in a digital world makes no sense)?"
If the answer is "yes" and you have $5 to spare, buy Tank Universal.

But also ask yourself:
"Am I deeply annoyed by incoherent/irrelevant storylines, especially when I'm forced to endure them in lengthy, unskippable cinematics?"
"Do my eyes roll back into my head during tedious, unnecessary travel sequences through static environments with no interaction?"
"Do I have a hard time letting go of my nagging sensation that a game, for some unknown reason, isn't as good as it could have been?"
"Did I hate Tron?"
If the answer is "yes" to any of these, consider passing over Tank Universal. Maybe the tank moved a little too slugishly, or maybe the upgrading & leveling system lacked the right incentives or rewards. I could never figure it out. The game always felt like off-brand Legos: that kind that fit together, though not quite right, and never with that secure, satisfying "click" of precision. Don't get me wrong, it's still fun, but why didn't Grandma just buy EXACTLY what I WROTE on my *** **** LIST!?!?

Sorry, I'm thinking of my 9th birthday. What were we talking about again?
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
5 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
it WAS absolutely worth it's $0.30
The discount is already expired.
so you can try demo... and add this game to wishlist waiting new discount

if you like demo, you 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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
436 products in account
2 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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
172 products in account
21 reviews
13.6 hrs on record
Way more entertainment than I ever expected! For less than $1 get it! yesss!
Posted: February 9th, 2014
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Awards

Best Indie Title 2008 - GameFocus