Gamebreaker: World of Tanks offers lots of choices on many devices

Gamebreaker: World of Tanks offers lots of choices on many devices

Christopher Cantu, Gamebreaker: Columnist

Popular for its PC performance, World of Tanks has been booming with popularity on different devices. The game now has been released on the Xbox 360 and on Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The game takes placed in various areas of World War 1 and 2 where you battle in different types of tanks for victory.

There are three main types of tanks to choose from when you start off for the first time.

The first is a scout tank, which is a small talk that can reach high speeds depending on which one you choose.

The game now has been released on the Xbox 360 and on Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod and iPad.”

— Gamebreaker columnist Chris Cantu

The second is an anti-tank (sniper tank). The anti-tank has a gun in the front of the tank that only moves left to right to a certain degree and up and down. It may not seem as a good tank but it packs a good punch.

The third is an artillery tank which has a main gun in the center of the tank that only moves up and down. When in this tank, you have the ability to stay behind away from the battle and still hit tanks from a long range.

When in battle, there can be different tanks you may face. Every tank has its specific weak points. This is what makes the game a lot more challenging because not only do you have to worry about tanks that have better armor or guns but when in combat, you need to find out where the tanks weak points are and find them quick before your opponent has the advantage to put you in a tough position.

Depending on what tank you are using, there are different types of shells or rounds you can purchase. The armor piercing rounds and standard rounds are the most common rounds that most online players use mainly because some tanks have special upgrading kits where the extra ammo is included without having to purchase them in the World of Tanks store.

There are a lot of details and perks you can get when upgrading your tank. Most tanks have three to four levels of upgrades before you can purchase the next tank in your tank tree, which is a list of tanks that have different routes you have to go through depending on what tank you choose from the options in the beginning of the tech tree.

If you choose to upgrade or want to upgrade your tank to the next level, you have to first participate in several online battles to gain experience. Then once you’ve gained the experience, you can unlock the item and then purchase it with the silver you get at the end of battles. I’ve heard complaints that this method can get very tedious especially when you’re unlocking some of the higher tier tanks.

Customization is probably one of the best things about this game. You can give your tank crew members different perks to boost their performance or change the appearance of your tank by giving it camouflage or even  personalize it by choosing from a list of sayings or flags that can go on the barrel or turret of your tank.

My take: I definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves a good strategy game.