Awesome Air Combat Game – A War Thunder Review

War Thunder is a game for those that want to know what it’s like to be in a cockpit shooting down other planes, or battle in a tank on the ground. It’s not a perfect war game, but the fun outweighs the frustrations. Here are all the pros and cons of War Thunder.

Official Site: warthunder.com

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War Thunder Review System Requirements:

For PC:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 1.5 GB
  • Video Card: Intel 4000 HD / Radeon HD26XX / GeForce 7800 GT
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8 64bit / 10 64bit
  • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 Gb
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 460 or higher, AMD Radeon HD55XX series or higher
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 11 Gb

War Thunder Overview:

The premise of the game is that you are in the middle of World War two. Players have the option to be any of the five main participants in the War. I get a patriotic jolt every time I get into an American bomber. You can choose to fight the battle in the skies, or in tanks down on the ground.

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Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes And Intense Dogfighting Battles.

There is an in game currency that allows users to attain new skills, or upgrade their vehicles. You can pay for the currency or earn it by beating the missions. Paying is not a requirement.

This War Thunder Review reveals some minor game bugs. For example, while playing the game in cockpit view the game can be blurry sometimes, but that can be easily taken care of by switching to a different camera angle.

The other frustration is that driving the battleground tank is not as fun as shooting enemies down from the cockpit. Just like in real life tanks struggle to get uphill, and will simply get stuck. Manning the manual transmission for the tank is more confusing than fun.

War Thunder is perfect to play multiplayer with other allies. You can play with your friends, or play with random people online. It’s a blast to fly in classic World War Two style bomber planes.

War Thunder Review Gameplay & Game Trailer

How crazy can multiplayer get? You can play with up to 32 players at once. There are thousands of fellow gamers online at any time, so it’s very easy to fill those 32 slots.

The graphics in this game are pretty stellar, and the details are quite impressive. When you fly out of the shadows of a mountain, light will wash over your aircraft. It’s little touches like this why I keep coming back to play more War Thunder.

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Battle Tanks From The Sky In Pristine Snowy Mountain Landscapes.

There are no shortage of different types of games to play in War Thunder. You can choose to play Domination or Ground Attack, and each different game offers multiple objectives to pick from. It’s pretty impossible to get bored of this game.

In this current War Thunder Review, Arcade mode is by far my favorite. During Arcade mode your vehicle of choice will take less damage. In addition there are no ammo restrictions, and plenty of respawns.

For those hardcore gamers that want to up the difficulty there are two other modes. Realism mode limits the ammo you have to work with, and also increases the damage your vehicle will take. Simulation mode is as real as it gets. If your plane takes damage you go down, and there are zero respawns.

Succeeding at War Thunder is a lot like succeeding at a relationship; communication is key. When someone is tailing your plane, it’s handy to call on an ally to take them out.

The audio in War Thunder is simply outstanding. The sounds the planes make are so clear that you can pinpoint the exact direction they are coming from and take them out. The engine starting, the sounds of machine guns blasting, and bombs exploding make you feel like you are right in the middle of the battlefield, or in grave danger in the cockpit.

You can play the game on your PC by using your mouse, or decide to use a flight stick. The game controls for me were a bit easier with my mouse, but I did get a kick out of flying with the flight stick once I got the hang of it.

To move forward in War Thunder you are going to need to learn things. Aerial tactics are crucial, and knowing all the flight maneuvers will be the difference between failure and success.

There are so many different airplanes to choose from in War Thunder. It’s a blast to use all the free ones. There are some premium planes available that require currency (real money), or just huge progression in the game.

Aerial combat is the best I’ve ever experienced in any flying game. World of Warplanes is not even close to as fun as War Thunder. War Thunder teleports you right into the cockpit, and just simply gives you a thrill every time you lock on a target and unleash a barrage of

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Thwart Enemy Aircraft In War Thunder With Anti Aircraft Turrets!

bullets. Watching the carnage of your enemies plane disintegrating is like poetry in motion.

After each mission is completed War Thunder sends you to their clunky menus. Take some time to search through the menus, as there are some crucial elements inside that will help improve game play. Inside the menus you can learn how to upgrade your crew, upgrade your aircraft, and change your research options.

Overall War Thunder is a big winner due to the joy of its in flight game play. Battling from the cockpit is just an incredibly freeing experience. I choose to just ignore the option of fighting in a tank. If you make War Thunder a war flight simulator it’s incredibly addicting.

Arcade mode is simply the type of gaming pleasure that puts a smirk on your face. Flying through the skies and taking out the Germans aircraft carrier while being stocked with unlimited ammo is intoxicating.

War Thunder to me gets a score of an 8.3 out of ten. Overall it’s one of the best War games out there. The minor gripes that I have with the game are quickly forgotten every time that I’m in the cockpit.

Our Conclusion Of War Thunder is….

The extremely realistic audio and graphics also make this War Thunder Review a thrilling experience. It’s just a game that keeps me wanting to come back to play more. I love the options of picking different missions to complete. My favorite thing though is having thirty one other players to play War Thunder at any one time.

War Thunder is a game that will put a smile on your face. It’s the best of the aerial combat games.