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Death Tank review

AT A GLANCE
  • Simple yet captivating gameplay
  • Deeper than you'd think
  • Nostalgic crack for Scorched Earth fans
  • 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 (or the 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 a simple 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 on upgrades (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

Available Platforms: Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developed by: Snowblind
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Mild Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:
Rating Pending

4 comments

  • Ded - March 17, 2009 2:11 p.m.

    Death Tank Zwei (which originally had that great song) is a hidden game in this Death Tank. Unfortunately they didn't include the song with it! Madness.. And yeah, 1200points is much too much :(
  • wrapdump - March 15, 2009 7:06 p.m.

    Too true about wanting the song back. The auto aim irritates me as well, shouldn't be in. Loving it though
  • whaddamistaka2maka - March 14, 2009 2:47 p.m.

    How I wish it had the old 5-second-long, death-metal theme song..
  • Harmon20 - March 13, 2009 9:38 p.m.

    first! looks okay. I agree on the price issue too.

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