TOP 11 best tank games – rating 2021
What could be more fun than crushing your enemies on horseback? Surprisingly, on the Internet you can find only a handful of games, wholly or at least partially devoted to the topic of armored vehicles. Nevertheless, such games exist and they will easily satisfy fans of this topic. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at 11 of the best tank games on PC, PS4, Xbox One and other platforms.
World of tanks
Release date: 12 August 2010
Publisher: Wargaming.net, KongZhong Corp, 360 Games
Genre: MMO, Arcade, Tank sim
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac OS, Xbox 360
World of Tanks is an incredibly popular tank toy that offers its players a ton of fun at no cost. The game boasts an extremely rich assortment of tanks – over 250 models! You can get access to all these tanks just by playing the game, however the impatient can use the donation. World of Tanks had a fairly long beta testing period, but the game was released in 2018.
Release date: November 1, 2012
Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
Publisher: Gaijin Entertainment
Genre: MMO, Tank sim, Flight sim
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
War Thunder is the older, more complex brother of World of Tanks. The game has a massive catalog of many tanks. To emerge victorious in War Thunder, you will have to constantly develop various strategies and tactics to fight enemy players. There is an opinion on the Internet that War Thunder is too difficult for a beginner to learn – and to some extent this is true. However, once you pick a technique to your liking and become familiar with the local game mechanics, War Thunder will pull you into yourself for long, long hours.
Panzer Elite Action: Gold Edition
Release date: April 20, 2007
Genre: Tank sim, Arcade
If you like traveling across huge maps, smashing opponents to shreds along the way, then Panzer Elite Action: Gold Edition is your choice. Panzer Elite Action is very easy to learn, and its range of armored vehicles is surprisingly incredibly rich, although the game was released already in 2007. In Panzer Elite Action, you will have to participate in the most famous tank battles – for both the good guys and the bad guys. To emerge victorious in battles, you will need to constantly improve your tanks and units.
Release date: 12 September 2013
Developer: Bohemia Interactive Studio
Publisher: Bohemia Interactive
Genre: Tactical FPS, RPG
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux
Arma 3 is one of the most popular military simulation games out there. True, this game cannot be called a “pure” tank simulator, but we still recommend it to you if you are interested in armored vehicles. Tanks in Arma 3 look and control as realistic as possible. It is worth warning right away that Arma 3 is a fairly tough simulator, which takes a lot of time to master.
Company of Heroes 2
Release date: June 25, 2013
Developer: Relic Entertainment
Publisher: Sega, Feral Interactive
Genre: Real-time strategy
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux
Company of Heroes 2 is one of the best real-time strategy games at the moment. You can’t call CH2 a tank simulator, but you can still manage your personal armada of tanks. This toy will definitely appeal to all fans of the RTS genre and military theme. However, Company of Heroes 2 is difficult to recommend to players who have not previously played video games of this genre. In strategies, you need to think over your every step, otherwise your defeat is inevitable.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
Release date: 13 September 2011
Developer: Tripwire Interactive
Genre: Tactical FPS
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is one of the best multiplayer military first person shooters. It should be noted right away that this game is a brutal simulator in which you can be destroyed literally in a matter of seconds, even if you are behind the thick armor of a tank. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is not a purebred tank game, but it does have some pretty sophisticated tank gameplay mechanics. Don’t like online games? Then you will be pleased to know that Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad has a pretty good single player campaign.
Release date: 13 September 2015
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment, Mail.ru Group
Publisher: My.com, Kongzhong
Genre: MMO, Action
Platforms: Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Armored Warfare is another free tank toy with new tanks and equipment constantly being added. Imagine Armored Warfare is the half brother of World of Tanks; the game is also loyal to new players, but only in it you will have to play with modern armored vehicles. Before entering multiplayer, we advise you to practice properly in the interesting PvE modes. Leveling up in Armored Warfare will take a lot of patience and time, especially at high levels, but for experienced MMO players this shouldn’t be a problem.
Steel Armor: Blaze of War
Release date: December 15, 2011
Genre: Action, Tank sim
Steel Armor: Blaze of War can be played in two ways: take on the role of an “operative” supplying friendly troops, repair and upgrade vehicles, or become a tank platoon leader. Understandably, most of the players will prefer to take the second role, because with it the game becomes much more interesting and dynamic. In Steel Armor: Blaze of War, you can choose between two tanks, which is somewhat disappointing, but they have incredible detail. Armored Warfare is a game with a fairly high entry threshold, so don’t be surprised if you die a lot at first. The events of Armored Warfare are developing in the 80s, and therefore you can count on more or less modern military equipment. If you love micromanagement and attention to detail, then this is the game for you!
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Release date: 21 March 2018
Developer: Sega, Media.Vision
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
The events of Valkyria Chronicles 4 develop during the Eleventh World War in a parallel universe. There are two warring factions in the world of this game: the Federation and the Empire. You are a member of the Federation. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactical role-playing game, and as such, it is somewhat different from all the other games on our list. The game focuses more on the story and its characters than on the gameplay. The latter, by the way, is quite specific – fans of more dynamic games may not like it. Tanks in VC 4 act as units of yours or an enemy squad. Moving around the battlefield, choosing the types of shells, targeting weak points in the enemy’s armor – the “tank” mechanics in VC 4 are surprisingly very elaborate.
Release date: 20 november 2018
Developer: DICE, Criterion Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Tanks play an important role in the Battlefield series. In Battlefield V, you can access ten unique tanks, each with advantages and disadvantages. Some models have fast reloading, others boast more accurate aiming, and so on. In addition, tanks in Battlefield V can be equipped with a wide variety of support weapons, which play an extremely important role in multiplayer battles, especially in the local battle royale – Firestorm.
Halo: Combat Evolved
Release date: November 15, 2001
Developer: Bungie, Gearbox Software, Westlake Interactive
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios, MacSoft
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S
Surely few of you expected to see Halo: Combat Evolved in our TOP. In the original Halo, tanks are extremely rare, but when they are, it’s unforgettable. There is nothing better than getting behind the wheel of a massive Scorpion and racing across the Halo’s surface all the way, destroying Covenant members and those infected by the Flood along the way. However, you should switch to higher difficulty and the sections with tanks in Halo: Combat Evolved turn almost into a hardcore simulator, where loss of vigilance means death. We recommend playing the first Halo to all fans of classic shooters.