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World Of Warships Review

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World Of Warships is a free online game created by Wargaming which allows players to battle other players in an online environment, with their favourite warships. You spend your time aiming your guns and firing across the sea at your enemies, or holding territory, it’s a lot of fun, especially if you have friends to play with. The best thing about the game is that it’s totally free free to play.

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World Of Warships Review

This is a game that allows you to play as a warship and you spend all your time trying to blow up other people’s warships. If you choose to download the game, you’ll be placed in a team with several other people, up against another team of ships. It’s a team based online multiplayer game and it’s a lot of fun to begin with, but later in the game, things get a lot more strategic as players figure out what to do and become better at the game.

World Of Warships places players in the lowest tier of ships when they start playing and gamers will work their way up through a points based system until they reach the top tier of ships, which is tier 10. When you first start out with World Of Warships, working your way up the tiers is fairly easy, with only a few games needed before you reach tier two. However, I did find that once I was at around tier 5, that the game slowed down significantly, with it feeling like hundreds of games were going by before I could go up a tier or even get a new ship.

World Of Warships Review

World Of Warships Review

World Of Warships isn’t an entirely free to play game, it has premium ships that players are able to purchase which aren’t accessible if you don’t pay for them, an example of this is the two Russian ships in the game, which are actually quite good if you happen to buy them, but it’s totally up to the player if they want to do that or not. As a person who has gone through the game and tried everything out, I would suggest only buying things in the game if you’re really into it, say around tier 5 because you’ll probably enjoy it more at that point and will know how to use what you purchased and will be more likely to make an informed decision about spending money in the game.

The gameplay for World Of Warships is broken up between the type of game mode you are placed in, of which there are three of these and also differs based on the class of ship you choose, of which there are four of these.

World Of Warships Review

World Of Warships Review

In looking at the game modes. Games are based on either PVE combat (players against AI controlled bots) or PVP combat (two teams competing against each other). Inside these two choices, once a player is ready for battle, they will go into either of the following three game modes (which are randomly chosen for you):

  1. Standard: In this game mode player will be put into one of two teams. Each team will have their own base and their own capture points. The game is won or lost by killing everyone on the enemy team, or by capturing and holding all the capture points and holding out until the game ends.
  2. Encounter: Players are placed into one of two teams. There is a single capture point in the middle of the map and the game is won or lost by either killing everyone on the enemy team, or by capturing and holding the capture point until the game ends.
  3. Domination: This one is a points based game, the team will need to reach 1,000 team points to win and points are gained by destroying enemy ships or holding points on the map. Points can be lost if there is any friendly fire.
World Of Warships Review

World Of Warships Review

All three of the game modes are fairly similar with fairly similar objectives. In my experience with the game, while people do sometimes go for the capture points, it did seem to me that people just go in for the kills almost every time, with the objectives completely ignored. It’s okay to go in for the kills because that’s the most fun thing to do in the lower tiers, but it’s not until really high up in the tiers that you’ll see people developing a strategy, as it’s a bit more serious up there.

The type of warship that you choose to play as will determine the type of gameplay you will have to deal with as each ship is slightly different. There are four different types of warship classes in the game, these are destroyers, battleships, aircraft carrier and cruisers.

World Of Warships Review

World Of Warships Review

The destroyer class is the quickest and most maneuverable of the ships, but it’s also the smallest in size. They can be used to scout ahead of everyone else and also for getting in close to the larger ships so they can launch torpedoes at them. Cruisers act as protection for battleships and aircraft carriers and are very effective against other cruisers and destroyers. Cruisers are fast to respond and have a fast fire rate, they are also equipped with torpedoes which make them very dangerous. Battleships are big warships that inflict heavy damage and can easily deal with cruisers or destroyers under the right circumstances, however their guns are big and heavy and as result, have slower reloading times and their reaction times (moving the gun to aim) are much slower than other classes. Aircraft carriers are much different to the others, with the in game view of the world being from a top down angle, rather than in third person (as is the case with the other classes). With the aircraft carrier you’ll mainly just launch aircraft and try to sink other warships for the whole game using bombs and torpedoes, with the carrier itself hanging back and out of battle.

Overall the variety of ships is more than enough to keep many people satisfied. In addition to each of the classes, they are all separated by tiers, with each tier having a ship in its class available to choose from. Ships originate from different countries as well and are either from the United States or Japan with the premium ships being all Russian. So there is a lot to play with, but you do have to play for a long time to unlock everything (a really long time).

Ships are also upgradeable, with better weapons and hulls being able to be mounted as you gain more experience with the ship, which keeps you busy while you level up to the next tier. Players after battle will also receive ribbons, signal flags and achievements as they go along through the game based on various things that they do in the game and complete.

World Of Warships Review

World Of Warships Review

Overall as a free to play game, you have nothing at all to lose by downloading it and trying it out yourself other than your precious time. I would suggest trying the game and seeing if you like it before purchasing anything in the game though as you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about its worth once you have more experience with World Of Warships. But for just going in and enjoying a couple of battles every now and again and playing with friends once or twice a week, it’s a pretty fun game and with the battles being about 15-20 minutes long each time, it’s a good amount for an “in and out” experience and if you really love it, there is the serious side, particularly in the higher tiers for the more serious gamers. World Of Warships does really cater quite well to both the casual players and the more hardcrore fans that it may have and should satisfy many who decide to give it a go for some time.

As a game that’s free, there isn’t much to complain about, it works well and it’s compatible with a wide range of computers, ranging from high end gaming machines to less powerful laptops. It’s something anyone can give a go and you never know, you might enjoy this one a lot.

9 out of 10

Currently owns and manages Resident Entertainment and frequently writes a variety of news stories and reviews on all areas of the site. Bryan is interested in all things movies, TV and games and tries his best to give a balanced and honest view in his reviews or opinion pieces on Resident Entertainment. Bryan hopes to make Resident Entertainment a website that is always fun and entertaining and also one that always has something to read or watch.

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