Go crazy with a classic tank in this fun MMO war game
Ever wondered what it feels like to drive a tank? World of Tanks Blitz puts you in the driving seat of a classic tank as you team up to destroy the opposition in an enjoyable multiplayer romp.
Tanks a lot
World of Tanks Blitz is a scaled-down version of Wargaming's popular World of Tanks for PC. It's a massively multiplayer online game (MMO), where you team up with other players to fight an opposing team. There are different objectives such as capturing a base or destroying a number of enemies. There's no offline play in World of Tanks Blitz and I would've liked to see more multiplayer modes, too.
There are more than 90 different tanks in total in World of Tanks Blitz, including iconic vehicles from the US, German, and Soviet forces. You start with just three and the idea is that you unlock and upgrade tanks as you progress and level up. Unfortunately, you can't carry over tanks and progress you've accrued in the desktop version, since World of Tanks Blitz is really a different game.
Crawling around the battlefields and blasting enemies is great fun, but there's a strategic side to World of Tanks Blitz, too. There's a wealth of options for managing equipment and consumables, training your crew members, and upgrading individual tanks.
The good thing about World of Tanks Blitz is that it's a free game that doesn't tie you to timers, energy bars, fuel or the like. You can keep playing uninterrupted without going near an in-app purchase. But, of course, there are plenty of things to buy in the game and doing so will boost your chances on the battlefield.
Take the wheel
World of Tanks Blitz boasts a very comfortable control system. The default setup is an on-screen joypad for movement and a swipeable camera. There are actions buttons for firing and entering sniper mode (i.e. zooming in on a target). If you're in motion then the tank will auto-target.
If you're not feeling the controls then don't worry because there's plenty of ways to customize them.
Graphics won't blow you away
The graphics in World of Tanks Blitz aren't outstanding, and the level of detail isn't as good as rival mobile tank game, Battle Supremacy. However, they aren't terrible and the reduced frame rate is conducive to small screen play, with slick (if slow-paced) animation and zero lag.
A solid tank sim
World of Tanks Blitz is an enjoyable battle game that will get your adrenaline racing. It would benefit from some more game modes, though.