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Set in an alternate history timeline where World War I never ends, you are the commander of allied forces fighting right up to the year 2114.
Release Date: May 17, 2012
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Includes 2 items: Gratuitous Space Battles, Gratuitous Tank Battles

Reviews

"I spent the first few hours playing as a defender – until the amazing adaptive AI starting kicking my ass. I decided to switch to Attacker and instantly felt like I was experiencing something completely new." - IndieGameMagaziine

"It’s a bold and compulsive take on the tower defense genre, though, with a flabbergasting range of options to play with, and some of the most focused tweaking I’ve ever seen." - Honest Gamers

"With quick, furious battles and scads of customization options for both attackers and defenders, I can see this one eating up many enjoyable hours." - Gaming Nexus

About the Game

Gratuitous Tank Battles (GTB) is a unique hybrid of tower-defense, strategy, simulation and RTS. Set in an alternate history timeline where World War I never ends, you are the commander of allied forces fighting right up to the year 2114, where Mechs and lasers are used alongside tanks and rifles. The war continues across Europe, with the allied commanders still locked into the optimistic patriotism of the 1900s.



A tower-defense game where you can play as the attacker has been done before, but GTB lets you play the same maps as attacker OR defender, and even lets you save out your attack as a recording to defend against. An online-challenge system lets you upload your custom maps and custom units and attacks for other players to fight against. Speaking of custom units, GTB doesn't have simple pre-built units, but allows you to build them from individual components, and even design the appearance and colors of every single unit. An unlocks system gradually reveals more modules, abilities and unit 'hulls' to experiment with.



GTB also features an integrated map editor that lets you trivially change and tweak existing maps, or create entirely new ones, and the process of sharing these custom maps with friends is built right into the game. Combine it with Steam achievements, community, cloud support and more, and you should be kept busy fighting over Europe for another two hundred years./>

Key Features

  • Alternate History Tower Defense: Fight a 200 year war to save Europe
  • Play as attacker or defender on any map, even custom ones
  • Fight with Infantry, Tanks, Turrets and Mechs
  • Optional Adaptive AI adjusts to your play style and tactics for endless variety
  • Customizable units allow you to design your own personal army
  • Built-in level editor makes creating a new map a breeze
  • Save out your attack and play against it as the defender
  • Online map and challenge-sharing system allows you to fight your friends armies

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D card with 128MB video memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X 10.6 or later
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 125 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
1 review
22.7 hrs on record
Gratuitous Tank Battles is an amazing Tower Defense game with an unpredictable AI and tons of customization. In this Tower Defense game, you can play both as the defender AND the attacker. It has multiple weapons, hulls and equipment to unlock for your units. You can also use the simple map editor to make your own crazy-dizzy-complicated (and probably boring :-P) maps! It also has online multiplayer. It takes small space and downloads very fast, so you wont have problems after installing it. And now to end this ASDDFDFSGSRTRHEKRUGNDJAIEWHUEAWHASGDAWUEGAS
Posted: January 16th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
583 products in account
9 reviews
39.7 hrs on record
Gratuitous Tank Battles can be an incredibly fun and rewarding game. Remember the fun it was to build your own custom ships on games like Master of Orion? GTB is a tower defense game that's like that for every single unit or turret. From the smallest cheap gun to the big strongholds, from inexpensive recruit infantry to heavily shielded mechs.

Designing the units is simple, but the management of new and older designs can be a little busywork. But this kind of complexity that usually lacks on modern games is very welcomed.

The very fact that this games plays as both a traditional tower defense game and an inverted tower defense game is a testimony to its flexibility. It's a robust selection of units with great variation of strategies you can use to beat the enemy.

At least for me, the fact that you can design, customize and name every unit in the field adds to the enjoyment and creates a very fun experience when your guys are winning a battle. It's just most interesting when that tank unit you built to be fast and strong barely makes it to the finish line.

Building units is not everything, and the battles are intense and complex.

Apart from the built-in campaign, you can edit your own scenarios, and upload and download challenges from other users.

If you like Tower Defense games or games with customization, this is a very good choice.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
244 products in account
3 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
While somewhat different from most Tower Defense games, I rather enjoyed this one. I mean, come on, who doesn't like wrecking Gerry mechs with laser cannons?
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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22 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
I'm going to make this one simple and to the point: If you liked Gratuitous Space Battles, this is nothing like it. It's okay, I guess, but I'd rather play the other any day over this. Sorry if that isn't helpful. I was very disappointed with this after playing the other and the bad taste it left has never really gone away. Perhaps others like it. Perhaps I was expecting something different and can't be objective as a result. If you're on the fence, skip it. You're not missing much.
Posted: April 4th, 2014
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
133 products in account
1 review
2.0 hrs on record
Not nearly as good as Gratuitous Space Battles.
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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