War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform MMO combat game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to military vehicles used in the World War II and the Korean War periods. Fight in major air, land, and sea battles, with international players in an ever developing environment.
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Release Date: Aug 15, 2013

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September 22

[Development] Hudson Mk V - A twin-engined rascal!



The twin-engined passenger aircraft which proved its value during the war as a light bomber.
Meet the Hudson Mk V!


Aviation has presented many cases of military machines which, after the end of the conflict, were adapted for use in civilian service. The twin-engine Lockheed Super Electra was a good example that went in the complete opposite direction however. A well known and respected passenger aircraft became a no less recognizable light bomber, know in the European World War II theater as the Hudson.





The first machines ordered were transported from the United States to Great Britain in early 1939, being used in the spring before the outbreak of World War II by the RAF to patrol the North Sea. The Hudson also enrolled in history as the first Allied aircraft operating from the British Isles credited with shooting down a German aircraft during the opening stages of World War II. The event took place on October 8th 1939 over a cold Jutland.

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September 19

[Development] Brigand B.1 - A Bandit without a mask



We are pleased to present to you the Royal Air Force successor of the well-known Bristol Beaufighter. The Bristol Brigand that will arrive in Update 1.63 Desert Hunters in the designated B.1 bomber variant.

We are pleased to present to you the Royal Air Force successor of the well-known Bristol Beaufighter - the Bristol Brigand that will arrive in Update 1.63 Desert Hunters in the designated B.1 bomber variant. The Bristol Brigand was the successor to the aging Bristol Beaufighter - a heavy 2 engine fighter that was able to step into a wide range of combat roles - from Night Fighter, Ground Attack aircraft to Naval torpedo bomber. The Brigand was developed during World War 2, but came too late to see service or to have any meaningful impact on the outcome of the war. It was later deployed during the Malayan Emergency.





The main idea behind producing a new type of multi-role heavy fighter was to simplify the production and logistics (the new Brigand reconstructed the tail of the existing “Buckingham” medium bomber), while aiming for higher speed and incorporating the implementation of newer technologies. The Brigand B.1 bomber variant was powered by two Bristol Centaurus 57 powerplants, each generating a maximum continuous power of 2,165 hp which allowed the aircraft to reach a maximum speed of 357 mph (574 km/h) at 16,500 feet (5,030 m). The weight of the empty aircraft was slightly over 11 tons and it was operated by a 3 man crew.

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"War Thunder extremely easy to slip into"
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"Most Historically Educational Way to Destroy Planes"
GameSpot

"With fun, exciting combat combined with plenty of customization and room for personal skill, this game is sure to be a fan favorite."
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About This Game

War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform MMO combat game for Windows, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 dedicated to military vehicles used in and around World War II and the Korean War. In War Thunder, you can take part in major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with real players from all over the world in a continuously developing environment.

War Thunder already offers a highly detailed experience in military aviation and ground forces combat, giving players access to a Guinness World Record breaking number of aircraft, as well as an abundance of tanks and other combat vehicles - and the number is constantly rising.

You can feel the unmatched intensity of aerial dogfights in a fighter, the decisive power of commanding a heavy strategic bomber or the heat of battle in a ground attacker, delivering precision strikes against your enemies. Alternatively, you can join the spearhead of armoured vehicles, fighting for dominance over the battlefield on the ground: Man a heavy tank with impressive armour and firepower, use the maneuverability of a medium or light tank to your advantage, or support your team by screening the skies with your anti aircraft vehicle - the choice is yours!

In the future, the game will also allow players to ‘set sail’ by commanding a variety of warships in the fight over the control of the world’s oceans, giving the game a truly epic scale.

Master your vehicles through both upgrades and personal experience in an environment that is constantly expanding and rewarding the personal skill of the player. Organise your efforts in one of the countless player squadrons and become an ace pilot or tanker - or both! Our thriving and welcoming community of millions of players is also actively participating in the game’s ongoing development, offering custom content through War Thunder Live, such as skins, missions and even vehicles.

War Thunder has something for everyone. Play cooperative games with your friends on Windows PC, Linux, Mac or PlayStation 4 against AI, or squad up for a PvP battle in a difficulty setting matching your play style, ranging from Arcade to Simulator using Mouse and Keyboard, Gamepad or Joystick.

Features include:

  • An entire arsenal at your command - Over 500 highly detailed aircraft, tanks, and other combat vehicles crafted carefully from historical documents and surviving sources.
  • Right into the heat of battle - Intense PvP experiences in full-scale combat missions on various difficulty settings for all play styles and degrees of experience.
  • A single bullet can make a difference - A realistic damage system for aircraft and ground vehicles involving individual component durability instead of an overall health bar.
  • The true free to play experience - Download and play the game for free as much and as long as you like it. Support the ongoing development entirely at your own leisure.
  • Crossing the platform border - Seamless cross-platform gameplay between Windows PC, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 (more to come) with tens of thousands of players from all over the globe online at the same time.
  • Play together with your friends - Rich PvE content including historical and dynamic campaigns, solo missions, a mission editor and much more for single-player and cooperative gameplay.
  • Challenge the best of the best - Ever expanding tournament and clan battle systems, including ELO-based ranked matches as well as professionally organized events involving hundreds of players.
  • Theatrical beauty - Astonishing graphics, authentic sound effects and beautiful music creating an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in.
  • Take matters in your own hands - Create custom content for War Thunder and share it on War Thunder Live, with the prospect of earning real money through the Revenue Share Partner System!
  • But wait, there is more! - Ever expanding and evolving environment, offering new and exciting content and features with every regular major update.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/Vista/8/10
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 1,5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon X26XX / GeForce 7800 GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit /Vista 64bit /8 64bit /10 64bit
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 460 or higher, AMD Radeon 55XX series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.11 El Capitan
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz (Xeon processors not supported)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000 HD/Radeon HD 5550/GeForce 8800
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.11 El Capitan
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 (Xeon processors not supported)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most modern 64-bit Linux distributions, SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000 HD/Radeon HD 5550/GeForce 8800
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 660+ or similar AMD
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
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xXATHERIALXx
43.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Very fun gameplay,historically accurate vehicles tons of maps
I really recommend this game
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LANESLASH
105.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Playing as Americans: "Man, this LTV is a light tank? It handles like a medium!"
Playing as British: "Meh, pass. Oh, Churchill."
Playing as Germans: "Oooooo... me likey."
Playing as Russians: "They see me rollin', they hatin', because this game has Ruu-sian bi-as, ha-ha-has a Russian bias, ha-ha-has a Russian bias."
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The Equusinox | trade.tf
14.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
O the good ol' days when you can make those japs drop drop drop.
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Small.Green :D™
168.6 hrs
Posted: September 26
Want a reason to stay away from this game?

Russian Developers!
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Nimble_Fox_02
426.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
This game will teach you about tanks and planes and soon ships this game can get a little difficult at some times but it's still a lot of fun.
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ForceofLight98215
11.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
*Adds in 7 Nation Army While playing as a bomber*
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Cincinnati Zookeeper
30.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
First, I have something like 2500h played in this game by the time writing this review, I just NEVER launch it via Steam~



Pretty much every negative review of this game is about very indepth problems or meta or even about Gaijin itself


Yeah, there's problems in the meta and there's some inbalance sh*t going on and Gaijin sometimes pulls dubious ♥♥♥♥


But I can gurantee, that anyone who likes WW2 flight or tank battle games will like this game


Yeah there's money to spend and after thousands of hours you'll inevitably feel salty about this and that, but most ♥♥♥♥ that upsets the hard core of this playerbase is actually not all that severe


There is absolutely nothing like this game.

There's hundreds of beautifully represented vehicles to chose from, the graphics are utterly amazing and it runs well on even mediocre machines


There could be said a real lot about this game, but honestly


It's bloody free and you'll get far without spending a single god damn dime on this game


So just download it and see for yourself


I often say that I ♥♥♥♥*ng hate this piece of sh*t game, but yet I see myself sitting in front of it every god damn night


My doctor says my blood salt levels are dangerously high and that's War Thunders fault


but god damn I wouldn't want it any other way
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Batman
556.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
I win a match playing against Russia as Germany = Vorsprung durch technik
I lose playing as Germany, USA, UK = Russian bias is pretty obvious

The game is quite fun. Sure, there are issues that tend to be around for a while before they are fixed (if they fix them), but not enough to make this game unplayable as others seem to think.

Have a few friends play with you and you'll surely have fun. I know I am.

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athallahwibisono.s
31.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
i wish the War Thunder graphic is improved. this is a good game.
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Classy^^
468.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
It is pretty hard to give this game a solid yes or no considering there is a lot to love AND to hate about this game.
Pros:
- Amazing graphics
- Realistic, World of Tanks doesn't even come close to this level of realism
- Lots of different vehicles
- Well-optimised
- Not as pay to win as one might think

Cons:
- Technically speaking however: it is pay to win
- Average toxic free to play community
- Unlocking tanks can be a real grind
- Game developers don't know what creating and maintaining a community is
- The game is meeting its end and the developers know it, they are now trying to squeeze as much money out of their remaining small playerbase
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156 of 205 people (76%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
536.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
I have a very love-hate realtionship with War Thunder. Before I had a decent computer, this was the game that I looked forward to getting most. Hands down. When I got the game at last, I was very pleased.

The game looks fantastic. It performs incredibly well, especially considering the graphical quality and size of the maps. Additionally, outside of a few premium vehicles, there is very little pay-to-win. Unlike World of Tanks, you cannot buy special ammunition or consumables. I cannot think of a single aspect of the gameplay itself that is bad. In fact, I can think of little in that respect that is even mediocre.

So why not recommend it? 2 main things, that, between the two, ruin the game for me.

The matchmaking. Basically the balancing entirely. The recent introduction of mouse-guided ATGMs on (Surprise!) a Soviet tank broke late tier tank balancing. Similarly, there are age-old and unadressed issues with certain armor models, unrealistic shell performance, etc. that just make the game a nightmare for certain vehicles. Throw on top the bush camos that are just way too good. Even air forces has major problems. The addition of a (Surprise!) Soviet bomber that is basically the Death Star completely ruin my desire to keep grinding to the high tiers.

Along with balancing is the age-old issue of Russian (aka Soviet) bias on the part of the devs. Certain vehicles are and always have been completely overperforming. This transcends modes, but it is the worst in Ground Forces. Vehicles have balancing that just makes no sense, or have unrealistic performance that is not fixed by the devs. And I don't even know what they thought with some of the early Soviet planes. Do they obey physics? I con't tell, but I'm not entirely sure.

Throw on top of that the fact that, to account for shrinking player numbers, they compress the MM (which in turn means fewer players. No one saw that coming!) means that some battles are cases of give up, go back to the garage, and try again.

The second gripe is Gaijin Entertainment themselves. Not only do they make decisions that seem baffling (see "mouse-guided ATGMs") but they behave in an almost authoritarian way. I seriously wonder if they know that this is the 21st century. They silence criticizm, they ban players, they have forum moderators that behave like kings on a self-built throne, it's atrocious. Never use their forums. Just don't. You'll be banned or your thread blocked if you do as much as fromn at Gaijin.

I would say get the game for Naval Forces. I still will give it a second chance. However, my optimism is running out. In Naval Forces, I thought, was a place where the Japanese could be exceptional at something (they have no tanks yet and few aircraft), where the Soviets would not be as much of a problem. Where we could finally have land, air AND sea.

Instead we get boats. I am preparing for Russian Bias as stong as the rest of their game, possibly worse. Broken machines, broken mechanics, terrible MM, and even more opportunities for these developers to pretend Gorbachev is still in power.

Maybe if they sell the game to someone else, it could be fixed. It still has some of the INCREDIBLE potential that this game had in the beginning.

P.S. I thought I already made a review, but it is possible Gaijin had it removed. If so I rest my case, and take that "Mostly Positive" as nothing more that a Gaijin advertisement.
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133 of 199 people (67%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,035.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
+ Looks amazing

- Unbalanced
- Grind
- Bias
- Unhistorical
- Toxic community
- Longer queue time
- Broken vehicles for 2 years
- Admins/Moderators censor forumns
- Misleading Events/Sales


So much potential of amazing game in the wrong hands.
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44 of 64 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
335.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Not that I anticipate this review to be seen very much, but having been with the game since 2012 I feel compelled to make one. I have played the predecessor games (Wings/Birds of Prey and Birds of Steel) as well as put about 3000+ hours of time into WT, not all on the Steam version, but before steam link and including a previous account, and I just want to offer my perspective on the game.

War Thunder has undergone a large amount of changes in 4 years, which is to be expected. There was never a physical, celebratory release of the game from Open Beta into an actual game. That being said, it's not for the worse for it. The game used to have some very unbalanced features (Some may remember the horrors of 2 minute games with Yer Thunder, or the B-17 bomber aces with laser gunners, or farther back the scourge of the D-13 dominating the game). Recently, the ATGM tanks (which just require some changing of tactics) have been put down as 'bias' and 'unfair'. The game is much more balanced than many other vehicle-based combat games.

Also, trying to compare War Thunder to other games (World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, etc.) is not an apt comparison, the games are set up very differently, and WT is really a game all it's own.

As time has passed, most of the larger, more game-breaking imbalances have been corrected and despite what people may tell you, the cries of Russian/US/British/German/Japanese Bias are all unfounded. In the vast majority of places it's simply someone not knowing how to counter any specific group of planes (for example shooting a Lagg-3's wooden wings). There are some widely considered to be undertiered/overtiered tanks and aircraft. This is always in flux as the BRs for some vehicles change nearly patch to patch. Additionally things like damage and flight models for vehicles are being tweaked and adjusted on a constant basis.

Things that may be present in more intense simulators (things like unreliable engines, imperfect manufacturing, crew shellshock, etc.) aren't modeled into War Thunder. The vehicles in the game perform as close to they can while also maintaining easier control schemes for different game modes. For example, if you play simulator, you may be able to get better performance out of your plane than realistic mode due to being able to have a more complex control setup.

In terms of business-wise and staff-wise, Gaijin leaves some things to be desired. Some of the staff can be abrasive at times, but for the most part they are all pretty well-informed community aides. I, personally, have never had a bad experience with game moderators, forum moderators, or support members. Some say they have, but I can't offer insight into those cases. Every issue that I have gone to support with I have received help with and been able to resolve the issue. As a business, Gaijin has really been using the F2P model with microtransactions for in-game currency (called Golden Eagles). GE can be used for premium time, premium vehicles (they earn more research and silver lion currency then non-premium vehicles), and decals and camos to adorn your vehicles with (most of these can be unlocked for free with playtime). Again, you will see a lot of cries of Pay-to-Win here, but that isn't the case. The model that it is is really Pay-to-Advance, as the increased rewards just help with research times and working your way up the grinding ladder.

If you're looking for realism, War Thunder may not be the best game, simply because play is simplified for a wider playerbase, which is something people mark as a bad thing, but it's just a business move. The game has always been that way, and will continue to be more simple-focused, which isn't to bash on people playing in these modes, there are just more people in those modes.

Gameplay is fairly easy to catch on to, but does take some time, patience, and practice to master. Knowing what your plane or tank can do, what strengths/weaknesses it has, and other attributes of your vehicle as well as the same of the enemy vehicles that you face is needed. The game is a time investment, you won't be able to hop right into it and get to top-tier in a week or two, it'll take longer than that.

Edit: On hacking/cheating. Gaijin regularly (every month or so) announces how many accounts were determined to be using 'external modifications. and bans those accounts permanently. Most of the time, you will encounter no cheats, people can make vehicles do some pretty smooth tricks with gameplay mechanics, or are just better-than-average and players will look for an excuse as to why they lost. Not saying it to be elitist, but that's just honesty.

Edit: Playerbase. To be honest the playerbase much anymore is filled with a lot of people who are all too happy to rage and vent anger in any way they can (cries of bias, teamkilling, spamming caps). These players are in the minority, most players are quiet and occasionally will say something or two. I cannot fault the game for actions of the people playing it. And there are a lot of good people out there in the game (the majority of players). I recommend playing alone or with people that you know you communicate well with. A squad of 4 people can clean house in any given game if they know each other and what they're doing.

There are frustrating moments. Mainly for me, game updates are blocked on most of the networks I play on, as they do outside network security and Peer-to-Peer downloading is blocked. (Colleges, a lot of libraries, the like). I have not had much at all in the way of game bugs or glitches, crashes, or anything of that sort. You will come across some limitations, especially on older machines, but don't be deterred. I played on a potatotop for a year on minimum settings at 30fps, the game was still enjoyable.

TL;DR- War Thunder has some realistic attributes, but also some simplified attributes. Don't listen to people crying wolf with bias, use your own patience and know-how to play and it is fun and rewarding. Be prepared to invest your time into the game, not for a quick rush to the 'end'. Play the game, if you find it fun or entertaining, stick around, just go along with the ride.

PS- If anyone is looking to play, or discuss the game, feel free to find me in-game and I would be happy to join!
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35 of 51 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
380.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Would be much better if the maps were actually fair to all countries.
Basically, in real life US fighters weren't meant to be interceptors. They were made with large fuel tanks, sturdy airframes, engines optimized for high altitude, and machine guns. The reason: to escort bombers from long distances. In War Thunder, we instead see US planes thrown into an interceptor situation against planes which perform the role of intercepting extremely well (ones with light airframes, cannons, high climb rates, etc). The maps show an obvious advantage to planes designed for this role due to their size. This results in people having to "side climb" to recreate the long journey the American fighters would take when escorting bombers. Problem is, you're usually the only person that does this, with the rest of your team either being bombers or fighters at low altitude that get picked off in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, making even the simplest mistake while BnZing an enemy leaves you vulnerable to their whole team and in a matter of seconds you'll have 20 cannon rounds in your fuselage. And for some reason, naval and army planes are thrown together.

I'm not whining about "Russian Bias" or how American planes suck. American planes don't suck. Actually, they're amazing for what they were made to do: ESCORTING BOMBERS over long distances. Not intercepting fighters. And if they were given that role in the game, they would be extremely formidable. As of now, unless you're with a squad of people climbing together, extremely good/lucky or going against a team of idiots, you're playing with a lost chance.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
466.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I have been on Warthunder on and off. And it's constantly the same thing, 1 Nation is OP as ♥♥♥♥ and all the others keep getting nerfed. Please, either fix the balancing matches for skill level (Tired of sh*t teammates screwing up the game), balance nations or just put the ACTUAL HISTORICAL values.

Until then, beatings will continue until morale improves on my end, and I will play once again, once the game is "stable".
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
81.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Even though I am strongly addicted to the game, it's ridiculous the amount of time and efort, maybe even money you have to put in before you actually start having fun. The devs don't care about you, or the game. They want money. Don't buy premium. OVERPRICED BS. Reasearching one tank that might require 6,000 RP (research points) will take you about 7-8 games. Even if you do really well in a game, say like 8 kills, you'll barely get 1,000 RP. The game is way too damn grindy. It's annoying. It's so ♥♥♥♥ing unbalanced. Russians dominate tanks. 3 things that would change this review: 1. A balanced update. Not making eveything equal, but not making everything so damn Op and everything else with paper armour. 2. The RP system and researching tanks needs to buffed like hell. It is way too slow and frustrating especially for German tanks. 3. Primium is way too over priced. Want a year subscription? $120. F THAT. $5 a month. $50-$60 a year. I WILL BUY IT and so will many others. Also don't make it where you need to buy premium currency to buy a premium account. That's ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculous.

This game has so much potential and is probably one of the best WWII game sout right now, but the people behind it are money cows and wasting that potential. The game is slowly dying. All that's gonna be left are the rich people that have everything unlocked and will just demolish you, therefore leaving the game unplayable.

Fix it, or in 2 years there will be no War Thunder.
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38 of 62 people (61%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
531.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Cancerous piece of ♥♥♥♥♥! Treating paying customers with disrespect. Optimizing the game to fit their supererior russian nationalism worldview while having the most obnoxious and gangster capitalism price policy on steam.

You pay gold and you get a stinking pile of crap in return.

Playerbase is shrinking. Dont make the mistake to put it on your Hard Drive or even spend one Dime on this blackhole. 7 years of development and the most obnoxious bugs are not fixed. Stop braking german planes damage models so that steel giants now can burn out like paper planes. LMG does nothing to enemy fighters even with the "best" icendiary ammo belts. Leveling your gunners does nothing. Matchmaking is so hamfisted its not funny. Nothing is historical nothing is balanced properly. No matter if you play Historical or "Realistic" Battles or Arcade Battles. The game modes are sickening bad. The Map design is sickening worse. And the game mechanics are utterly broken. Its a simulator , right a simulator of how much a game company can abuse its playerbase and customers and laugh at history and realism and moste of all the core of a game fun and great teamwork. Everything is designed to ♥♥♥♥ you over. I wish there was a refund option for Golden Eagles and Bundles bought on gaijin page.

The player base is cancerous and the program itself is just a frustrating pile of bits occupying your precious hard drive space.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
385.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Once apon a time Gaijin used to listen to the people and use their ideas to make the game. Thats was about 4 years ago, now what the Russian company have done is broke the game so much nothing can fix it.
It is unbalanced
It has a clear Russian bias
It isn't historicly accurate like it claims to be
The battle ratings are so bad that people stop as soon as they go to tier 2
There is one "supper" battle raiting at BR 8.0 where planes from 2 complety differnt time peroids fight
The maps are too big or too small
There isn't enough space in the BR's for more planes or tanks unless they make a new battle rating
It isn't clear what you want to research
Ignore the Mostly possitve reviews, that was at a time when Gaijin listend. Now they don't. War thunder is run be a dictorship. It's a shame a game like this is in the wrong hands
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
368.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I played this game for a long time, yet i won't recommend this game.
For almost two years, each time i get the same useless bonus (backup vehicle or 5000 coins, a normal low ranked tank's price is 300.000 coins) only once or twice i could get a normal bonus, which was again a cheap, useless bonus but since it was few times it felt good (15.000 coins), so if i get 21 time bonus (21 days of login) i can buy a cheap tank for myself with
again im greatful for some cheap, useless, low priced bonus.

War Thunder is not a player-friendly game for free gaming, you need to pay for it or else game developers woudn't give ♥♥♥♥ about you because there are so many other players, you will see that i am right after this game will keep on giving you the same useless bonuses over and over..

I keep playing War Thunder but i decided not purchase anything because i know the next day i pay, I will keep receiving a repair fee for a light tank as a bonus. This game will give you nothing instead of ''CONGRATS YOU WONT 5000 COINS'' so why should i trust this game at all? They won't get nothing from me for being so greedy, the only way this game will start giving you something is when no one will play that game, and the bonuses will be out of desperation. I've seen many greedyass developers that were begging for coins in the end and that is what they deserve.

I spent almost 2 years for this game, don't make the same mistake (PS ; i won't delete the game since i spent so much time to open up high tiers, but give a chance for other tank simulation games, unless you have 2 years to develop yourself to have atleast decent gaming experience.

In short, you may enjoy the game, but don't expect much help from the game itself, i will write further reviews if there will be any change in rewarding system or some player-friendly act by the game developers.

I know no matter how much i write, game developers will laugh their ♥♥♥ of me since they dont give a ♥♥♥♥.. why am i saying this, NO change at all. 5000 COINS gifted well done (after 2 years) can i not accept the gift since i do not want some chewed chewing gum as a gift? I'd prefer a gift that is written "dear player, f-ck you" instead of 5000 coins ( to unlock a ♥♥♥♥ tank its atleast 300.000 coins. Every chance-roll is set and known to the developers, after i spin it slowly stops at backup tanks or 5000 coins (every time). Seriosly sorry for my language but ♥♥♥♥off, i have more chance in an illegal casino. Someday ppl will realize this bs and will go away and then everything will be free, when no one is playing this game anymore. I hope g.developers will start to give a ♥♥♥♥ about people. Ill make further comments after the new update
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
206.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Why even bother descending into the toxic waste of this fanbase?
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