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Death Tank review

Great game, terrible price

Pros

  • Simple yet captivating gameplay
  • Deeper than you'd think
  • Nostalgic crack for Scorched Earth fans

Cons

  • Price is steep
  • Optional gear is hit and miss
  • Could use more modes

Part remake and part total reboot of the original Saturn minigame, Death Tank is a superb real-time twist on Worms (orthe classic PC game Scorched Earth)and one of Live Arcade’s best online games. But it’s disgracefully overpriced. At 800 points this would be essential - but the 1,200 point asking price is a no-no.

Still, the concept is golden. Four tanks spawn at once, each with asimple goal: blow the other three tanks to Hell. You earn points for the damage you do and for being the last tank left alive, which you can spend onupgrades (shields, thrusters, nuclear warheads)to use in the rounds to come. It's effortless to understand and nearly impossible to quit.

Mar 12, 2009

More Info

GenreAction
DescriptionWorms-esque multiplayer tank action game from the developers of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance coming to Xbox Live Arcade. Multiple power-ups, destructible environments, four-player local multiplayer and eight-player over Xbox Live might make this one a real blast.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor ratingRating Pending
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