Best general combat simulator out there
It is rare for a game to be able to offer multiple play modes and feature a variety of vehicle classes, War Thunder somehow makes it all work. This title has something to offer for everyone.
Vehicle combat frenzy
Besides three different overarching classes of vehicle to operate, users can play in one of three game modes arcade, realistic, and simulated battles.
War Thunder is a free to play vehicular combat game that allows people to take to the skies and engage in dogfights. People can also sail the seas and engage in naval combat, or engage in land combat in their choice of a tank, or piloting a helicopter.
Arcade mode is the mode most comparable to traditional multiplayer matches, with teams of up to 16 players trying to complete an objective like king of the hill, or team deathmatch.
Realistic mode offers more realistic physics in the game and has players play in more of a historical battle mode. Finally, simulator battles are the hardest of the three due to visibility restrictions, and realistic physics being used. War Thunder also allows people to create custom battles.
Custom battles differ from normal modes, because the creator, can set restrictions on what can be used, and what maps are played, also custom battles can have a password restriction set up. War Thunder only has a couple of shortcomings, some users have had issues with War Thunder resetting their keyboard bindings. Others have reported technical issues with people not being able to log in.
Where can you run this program?
This game is available on PC if you are running Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems. Also, it is available on the PS4 and Xbox.
Is there a better alternative?
World of Warships is better if you are looking for just a naval simulator. If you are looking for an air, sea and land sim, then this is the best program available to the public.
With multiple vehicle and battle modes, War Thunder feels like three separate games, rather than just one, and that’s a great feature.
Should you download it?
Yes, War Thunder offers its users a variety of play and vehicle modes which helps keep the game feeling fresh.
- Multiple battle modes
- All types of vehicles
- Combat simulation
- Cross-platform capabilities
- Limited vehicle count
- Key mapping issues
- Visual glitches