Percentile Rank

War Thunder is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

42%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Scored Reviews

PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2014

War Thunder is a gorgeous-looking and extremely competent flight combat game, though the lack of some of the PC version's game modes means it has yet to reach its full potential.

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GamesBeat
82 / 100
82 / 100
Jun 2, 2014

War Thunder surprised me. I am not very good at it, but I still have a lot of fun playing it. Because it is a free-to-play game, some players will download it on a whim and quit 20 minutes in due to the poor controls. Those that brave the steep learning curve will be rewarded with a realistic combat simulator that could be truly great one day.

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MMORPG.com
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2014

In the end, whether or not War Thunder is for you will depend on how interested you are multiplayer planes battles. Tank battles are fun but that's not where it shines on PlayStation 4. Yet. With no cost to download or play, you owe it to yourself to hop into the pilot seat at least once.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 7, 2014

Smooth and exciting aerial and tank action is at the heart of War Thunder, a big and broad multiplayer excursion back to World War II.

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PC Gamer
78 / 100
78 / 100
Aug 7, 2014

War Thunder rules the air but the lack of polish hurts, as does the dull ground warfare.

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Gamerheadquarters
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

War Thunder Xbox One works well to provide an authentic experience whether you're on the ground in a tank or in the air flying around as a plane.

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Digital Chumps
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2014

War Thunder has some issues here and there, but it's a very competent flying and ground war game that doesn't let its microtransaction component get in the way. There's plenty of tanks and planes to try out and modify to your liking, and just enough visuals to enjoy along the way. It's not perfect, but it's a solid game.

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IGN
7.2 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.2 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2014

War Thunder soars high, even with the weight of its bloated menus holding it down.

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 15, 2013

Even as a beta release this is an impressively entertaining, and accessible, combat flight simulator, and a welcome break from the shoot 'em-up norm.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2013

War Thunder is a good game with a lot of potential, but a slew of small problems make it hard to recommend to players who aren't already fans of the genre.

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MMOGames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jan 6, 2016

War Thunder is a solid flying shooter that is a must for flying enthusiasts.

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GameGrin
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2014

For all of its variation in gameplay, War Thunder just never really feels very engaging. The extremely tactical nature that makes its closest relative so addictive just doesn't exist, and while that's not the only way to make a war sim entertaining, Gaijin haven't offered a suitable alternative.

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