Parents' Guide to

World of Warships

By Franklin Rinaldi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Strategic naval war game promotes teamwork, competition.

Game Windows 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 32 parent reviews

age 16+

It’s not a bad game

Like all other businesses, the intent of it is to make money. Given that, the game offer some interesting aspect into war ships their fire power, characteristics of their equipment and Team building, if the team actually chooses to. There is a handy block button that is very useful and silencing anyone that annoys you or is Disruptive. The chat is not moderated and you will always find people that engage in abusive language and conduct. I hope they’re just kids, But these days you never know! Still it is best to ignore them and put them on block. But for most of the game it is a lesson on controlling yourself and thinking about the many possibilities and choices that you have. The brain is constantly figuring on what to do and how to do it in this game. Probably the best aspect of this game itself is that. It makes you think. And we all could use a lot of that these days. It teaches a good lesson on how to stay in control and keep your cool. Don’t really think about that in the game, but after a while it starts to dawn on you as you are constantly dealing with issues such as positioning equipment Commander skills type of armament and distance of equipment such as radar, gun distancing and the use of smoke and spotters. But the most important thing in any game is to have fun. The most important lesson that it offers is the ability to build a positive effective team. As in life itself, you get to choose, it’s up to you on how it turns out. You don’t have to spend any money, as I have never spent any money and I have been playing for about seven years. As a 61- 62-year-old I like the fact that it keeps engaging my brain.

This title has:

Great messages
Easy to play/use
age 5+

The game is a scam used to extract money from people

First, don't waste any money on this game or in-game content. In order to do anything you have to pay for ships, upgrades, bonuses and paint. Example, credits to buy ships cost a minimum of $20 to convert dubloons to credits. That is just for one ship and that doesn't include the upgrades. Most of the ships cost $60 bucks if you buy them through the premium shop. I was scammed using the coupons to purchase crates with dubloons. The crates never showed up and contacting support was a complete joke. "Your purchases have been credited".... NO they were never credited. I got the same answer four times before I gave up and reported them to the BBB. The ships are all nerfed to essentially give those who know the right ships to dominate the battles. There is no way to report anyone for cheating. The best part, there is NO PLACE to file a negative review of these thieves. EVERY negative youtube video, written review in a gamer forum or user forum has been scrubbed. World of planes, ships and tanks is the same company stealing money through legal means. Save your money.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (32):
Kids say (10):

This impressive war game takes the tactics and strategy of combat and tosses them into an action-packed multiplayer arena. The ships are built to historically accurate specifications, and, as a battle-arena game, it excels at being strategic game and doesn't draw things out in excessively long battles; matches are usually kept to within 30 minutes. The basic controls are simple and intuitive, but mastering the advanced controls takes a lot of practice. Players are encouraged to work as a team executing a variety of strategies -- sudden ambushes, cunning flank attacks, head-on confrontations -- all to deliver a decisive blow at the competition.

Beyond the game's value as entertainment, it provides an immersion into the history of the ships and the countries they represent. Currently, World of Warships has vessels from four countries: the U.S.A., Japan, Russia, and the U.K., with more countries in the works. As with all the Wargaming titles, these are great games for military buffs and are family-friendly. Younger kids can easily master the game so long as parents keep in mind the unmoderated language they may be exposed to during matches. The greatest value of World of Warships is its stunning beauty, the reasonable gameplay sessions, and the critical thinking and strategic planning wrapped in a fun and engaging game that can provide hours of fun.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Subjects: Social Studies: history
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, logic, making conclusions, prediction, problem solving, strategy, thinking critically, Creativity: combining knowledge, developing novel solutions, Self-Direction: achieving goals, effort, goal-setting, identifying strengths and weaknesses, set objectives, time management, work to achieve goals, working efficiently, Emotional Development: handling stress, moving beyond obstacles, persevering, perspective taking, Communication: asking questions, friendship building, listening, presenting, speaking, Collaboration: cooperation, group projects, meeting challenges together, respecting other viewpoints, teamwork, Responsibility & Ethics: learning from consequences, making wise decisions, respect for others, Tech Skills: using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free (The game is free to download and play, but premium accounts give 50% more experience and gold for a fee between $8 and $46/month.)
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher:
  • Release date: July 2, 2015
  • Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG)
  • Topics: History
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: February 13, 2020

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