23 Aug

Tank Battles is a multiplayer top down tank combat game released by Gameloft.

Take control of your WW2 tank and challenge friends to crazy tank battles!

This game puts you in control of a WW2 tank in a small battlefield, your job to destory the enemies on the map being the sole survivor.

Gameplay wise, you have to need to navigate around the battle ground dodging fire and mines and shooting the enemy tanks and turrets. The map has its own hazards and problems to overcome, like gates that will open and close automatically.

The single player campaign and battles work well, the CPU player give a good challenge level and games can be fun, however, some can drag out when you and the CPU player are on the defensive.

This game could have really come alive with the multiplayer mode, however, I found it difficult to find anyone online to play against, and when I did the game was laggy and slowed down to a crawl at times. It even disconnected me from a game that I was hosting.

The game is controlled using the cursor keys to move around and the mouse to aim, fire and drop mines.

The graphics and sound are both good with a WW2 feel.

On the upside:

  • Polished graphic.
  • Fun battles in one player mode.

On the downside:

  • If you try to use keyboard only the game has the annoyance of flicking the gun towards the mouse pointer.
  • Shots suddenly change from non-bounce to bouncers.
  • Multiplayer issues.
  • Camera moves away from the actions sometimes (when zoomed). Bouncing missile fly up from off screen.

Overall, this is an interesting little game. It has a few issues are this strange and apart from the single player mode suffers badly from them. With a little tweaking this good could be much improved and become well worth having, for now, it is best to be prepared for poor online gaming until it is patched.

Rating: 73%

Size: 99 MB

Price (at time of review): £4.99

Link: Tank Battles – Gameloft

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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in Game - Arcade, Mac Software, Reviews


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