War Thunder

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About the game:
Title: War Thunder
Status: Released Graphics: 3D
Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment

War Thunder is an MMO combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. In War Thunder, players can pilot a multitude of aircraft from a variety of nations including the U.S, Germany, Soviet Union, Japan and more. Players are able to unlock new aircraft over-time each with different handling characteristics, weapons and accurately detailed cockpits.

War Thunder offers newbies and experience players a full range of control options including joystick support, in order to best suit their preferences. Players can engage in both PvE and PvP scenarios where they must work together with other players to complete one or several key objectives. These objectives range from killing other players to destroying mobile tanks and AA installations.

War Thunder gives players access to several aircraft to use each match, with different plane types that provide new ways to play within matches. Bombers allows players to fly to extreme heights in the games gigantic maps. These heights give the bomber the ability to rain down various types of bombs onto key objectives. They are much more effective at taking out ground installations then fighters and come equipped with extra directional machine guns to protect their flanks./p>

Players will spend points accrued after every match on vehicle repairs and refilling ammo but these costs overall seem low. Players can improve their plane’s performance in specific areas by spending crew points earned by piloting one aircraft for a long period of time.

Explosive Features:

  • Varied PvP missions types.
  • Huge detailed environments.
  • Pilot fighters and bombers from WW2 era.

News and Updates

War Thunder Adding Chinese Vehicles And Night Vision Optics In September

War Thunder is adding military vehicles from China in its September update, Night Vision. While not all the vehicles included are of Chinese manufacture...

War Thunder’s Operation H.E.A.T. Summer Event Is Under Way

War Thunder's summer event is ready to heat things up... and then promptly jump into the water, tying together naval officers, tank operators, and...

The Imperial Japanese Navy Arrives In War Thunder

The Japanese Imperial Navy has arrived in War Thunder! Update 1.89: Imperial Navy is now live, bringing with it 25 new Japanese ships, as...

Japanese Navy Steams Into War Thunder In Next Update

Banzai! The ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy will soon be making their way into War Thunder, along with several-post World War II ships....

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It's not enough that Fortnite: Battle Royale is drawing inspiration from other battle royale games -- now it's taking a page out of War...

Keep The Skies Clear With New Radar System In War Thunder’s Latest Update

Corporal Walter O'Reilly is now reporting for service in War Thunder. Oh wait, it's not that Radar that Gaijin Entertainment has added to the...

War Never Changes, But War Thunder Will By Adding Alaska Map

War Thunder's next big update is on the horizon and when it arrives, it will introduce a new location for ground battles: Alaska. Update...

Steam’s Top 100 Of 2018 Includes 10 F2P Games, Including New Entries CS:GO, Bless, And Warships

Once more, Valve has peeled back the curtain just the tiniest bit on its sales figures, offering up the list of the top 100...

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System Requirements

War Thunder Minimum System Requirements:
OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8
Processor: 2,2 GHz
Memory Ram: 1 GB
Hard Disk Space: 10 GB of free disk space
Video Card: Radeon X26XX / GeForce 7800 series or higher

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  1. Love this game. And I’m horrible at it. I just have fun rounding out the field and taking a scalp once in a while.

    The design crew and most of the devoted players are geeks for the historical hardware, so when the players complain, there’s almost always a coherent response.

  2. Better tank (and plane) simulator than WoT. You can play as Arcade, Simulation and Realistic game modes. Arcade mode offers “WoT like” battles, but Simulation and Realistic modes offers “close to real” tank battles. Arcade, Simulation or Realistic… all modes offer realistic damage modeling, so we don’t have stupid “health bars” anymore. You have to penetrate your opponents armor to take out their crew or hit their ammo or fuel tank to destroy it.

    Addition to that WT has great community compered to WoT. While playing WoT, you can see lots of players swearing here and there but WT players are generally more mature and respectful.

    I played both WT and WoT for long time. First started with WoT then switched to WT for compere both games. After few days of WT test, I decided to leave WoT permanently. I am still a WT player after there years.

    Premium tanks are not OP. Some Premium tanks/planes have some advanages and disanvantages compered to standart tanks/planes but they are not OP, Gaijin doing a great job to balance the game as much as possible. Most Premium tanks/planes only usefull because of their extra rewards.

    You don’t need to spent real money to be a succesful tanker/pilot in this game, spending money here and there just reduce grinding and turn your planes/tanks more eye candy. Money or any Premium tank/plane can’t make you a good tanker/pilot in WT. You have to be a good driver, shooter, smart tactician and a team player if you want to be in a high ranked player list,. Ohh and, for free players, grinding are much lower than WoT by the way.

    WT is currently available only online historical tank/plane simulation game which equally respects free and paid players.

    9/10- Must have if your rig can handle the WT.
    Why 9? Because WT requires a stronger PC setup compered to WoT. That is only negative point I can give to this game.
    Have fun.

    • I went back to WoT from WT because of the trolls that would constantly try and push you and grapple line you around. Also the physics explosions that would flip trucks over were getting out of hand. Not to mention the suicide bombers that the tank “pilots” would become. Not to mention the uninstaller would leave behind tons of shit from Gaijin. But man could they make amazing trailers/movies.
      I made this gif to describe how WT planes act on the tank side of things.

  3. I played this game, and then quickly found myself wondering what do I do now. Now that I had gotten all of the planes, there’s nothing left to do. Except tanks, but I think we already have a game for that. If it wasn’t for this game’s awesome graphics, it would be boring as hell. And that’s coming from 1st hand experience and two years logged playing.
    Graphics-5 star
    Story plot-0 star-No theme, just planes, Not even directed at a particular era
    Popularity based on User Accounts-2 Star-This game has been advertised all over the web.
    Any game that needs to advertise that much appears desperate, and based on User Accounts that remain active vs 2 years ago, they are.

  4. Too bad the game is now a pay2win fest with OP premium tanks and planes. Pay ~40eu for a premium tank and you get to kill weaker opponents. Like the Type59 from World of Tanks but more OP…

    • Oh hell no, avoid like the plauge if thats the case. Thanks for the heads up so I dont have to waste my time figuring it out the hard way.

  5. This game is awesome haven’t had any problems with graphics or settings. Only thing I don’t like is when they pair up level 4 and 5 machines vs level 1-3. Not fair in my opinion in that manner.

  6. this game is garbage…. Seems like the developers are rank amateurs at best, maybe intern developers.. very inconsistent game play..

  7. System requirements:

    Minimal system requirements
    CPU: 2,2 GHz
    RAM: 1 Gb
    Videocard: Nvidia GeForce 7XXX series or higher; AMD Radeon 1XXX series or higher
    Free space: 8 Gb
    OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7

    Recommended system requirements:
    CPU: dual-core 2,4 GHz
    RAM: 4 Gb
    Videocard: Nvidia GeForce 460 or higher
    Free space: 8 Gb
    OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7

  8. After a recent update after this review was made, this game was declared unplayable, with about a 200+ hour grind from lv 7 and up, this game is utterly worthless, dont waste your time


  9. this game getting higher and higher for sys requirements. i used to play it with 50 fps BUT now i play it with 30 fps or less with same laptop , even when try to boost my laptop to work in higher performance . so that mean they meant to make these changes .or they dont know what is really sys requirements i also tried to find
    what system requirements make this game work in good and smooth but there is no sys req for this game till now lol

    • that is simply not possible. its server based.
      a bot would be possible but even a bullet has fly time so you could dodge it

  10. I have prob with WT i updated it but it still say server is unavaible while i can see around 30 K player are playing but i can not go to battle what should i do even i spoke with support but they help wasnt useful

  11. Have been playing W-Th for a couple days..I can see the grind will be alota hours to get better planes. I’ve played 10000 rounds in WOT and always was dismayed with the lack of depth in maps.The error 80130183 can be fixed by submitting for a new password. Happened to me and I was good after they emailed me the info. I’ve played a ton of BF1942 when it came out back in the day and enjoyed the planes there. This War Thunder definetly is a keeper for me. Would like to know how to hook-up with a buddy.( like platooning in WOT). See ya all in the blue skies..

  12. I can run it with an radeon 3500 graphics card and 2.0 ghz dual core processor…
    Lowest settings with 50 fps…
    So it doesnt require a lot…

  13. liked the look of the game so i decided to try it. I have been for 7 years and still am a subscriber to hitech’s aces high 2. i downloaded the game and tried to log on. followed all the instruction and simple gave up. had error 80130183. Frankly it looks like a nice game, however I hate poor software, beta or not. no better way to get rid of customers than frustrate them with endless FAQ’s and solution trees that lead nowhere. i will check back from time to time, but i won’t be holding my breath.

    • That is incorrect. I have a Radeon HD 6870 and run in max graphical settings with no problems. The minimum is far less than Radeon HD 6000 series.

  14. This game is of the charts… Great fun if you’re a couple of lads playing together.

    Runs no prob. On my mbp with a 330gt m

  15. am also curious on the specific requirements on this PC am surprise tho its not anywhere either on publishers website or anywhere else……

  16. This game is just sick for being for free, if you ever played world of warplanes, this game is a thousand times better. PLAY IT 😀

  17. to know what im talking about go here putlocker . c o m /file/390D0DF684DE7B11# skip to 1:47:13

    having trouble posting comments with links

  18. MOUNTED!… Yes! How lovely to finally get one!

    Anyway, I really enjoy this game for the most part. The only beef I have with it is the unbalance between certain nations. For example, the 20mm machine gun on a British plane seems to do far less damage than its German or Russian counterparts. I don’t know if its due to my skill level (which I think its average :D), but it just seems like I’m able to down someone a lot quicker with German weaponry.


    p.s. Que-times are long :P.. I guess that expected because it’s beta


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