World of Tanks Blitz

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Global tank warfare with great graphics and in-game chat.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 9 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Though the game uses simple touchscreen controls, driving your tank can be tricky to master.

Violence

No blood or gore, but you're shooting other tanks.

Sex

Unmoderated chat can contain racy language.

Language

Unmoderated chat can contain profanity.

Consumerism

Can use real money to buy in-game currency and in-game currency to buy new tanks, upgrades, and ammo for the tanks you already own.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that World of Tanks Blitz is an online game in which players get into tank battles with people from all over the world. A portable version of the popular PC game World of Tanks, Blitz has players using a device's touchscreen to move their tanks so they can shoot -- and hopefully destroy -- enemy tanks. By winning matches and destroying enemies, players earn in-game currency they can use to buy new tanks or to fix up ones they already own. They also can use real-world money to buy in-game currency. The game allows players to communicate with teammates and other players using text, which means they might get messages that may not be family-friendly.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bytyom56 July 7, 2020

Dirty gaming practices

If you are interested in a rigged game that promotes violence and swearing, provides a frustrating experience and has the intention of getting inside your walle... Continue reading
Adult Written byJustjack August 29, 2019

It's heavily manipulated to extract money from YOU

It can be fun to begin with (they start off like that) and then it becomes more difficult when the server....the game itself, defeats you. There will be nothing... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bywouggi59 November 1, 2020

P2W garbage, rigged, unfair and dirty.

Don't bother play this potato game. It's only created to get money from victims that think they will look better in score if they pay to buy tanks.

I... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byludownys08 November 14, 2020

P2w garbage game.

Unfortunately I spent some time with games of this company, but all I have to say is that it was not spent well. A very bad experience with a company that tries... Continue reading

What's it about?

WORLD OF TANKS BLITZ doesn't have a story, per se. Instead, you simply engage in a series of tank battles in large areas that have a good variety of terrain and man-made structures. To the victor go the spoils, which means you can buy better tanks and new equipment for the ones you already own more quickly if you win these battles. But there's no story driving the action, only the will to win. Players can chat with each other as they play, and the communication isn't moderated.

Is it any good?

Similar to the popular PC game that inspired it, this online tank battle game can be rather fun -- if you can get a handle on the driving controls. Battling other people from around the world requires skill and strategy, but since the battles are never the same, the challenge in this game is endless. Great graphics and endless ways to trick out your tank keep this title popular. Though it helps that the controls are simple to learn, mastering them is another thing, since the tanks in this game move like, well, tanks. Which means they can be rather clunky until you get really good with the controls. Still, although this means you'll blow up a lot when you first start, the challenge of these battles and the promise of better equipment are enough to keep most warriors engaged.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about in-app purchases and your rules about them.

  • Talk about history: How have tanks played an important part in wars? Does this game reflect combat realistically?

  • Families can talk about communication. If a teammate causes you to lose a match, should you send him a mean message? How might you feel if someone sent you a mean message because you caused your team to lose a match?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free with in-app purchases
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: June 26, 2014
  • Category: Action Games
  • Topics: Adventures, History
  • Size: 2500.00 MB
  • Publisher: Wargaming
  • Version: 1.11
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: December 11, 2020

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