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"In the end, the game forces you to ask one simple question: How could one person, working alone, create such coolness?" - IGN.com
"Tank Universal is a great throwback to VR, TRON, Battlezone, and just plain old-school gaming full of action and strategy." - GameChronicles.com
Tank Universal creates a huge virtual ‘Tron-like’ world where you take part in immense 3D tank battles involving scores of units both friendly and not so friendly in wide open levels!
Players can bombard the enemy from a distance or close the gap and dodge shells point blank - all in an immersive first person perspective.
20 levels of highly addictive and intense tank battles
Some missions require you to leave the safety of your tank and explore the world on foot
Ability to upgrade weapons and tank equipment
Fight alongside allies against highly intelligent and numerous enemies
Spectacular looking virtual world and eye-popping particle effects
Take the battle in any direction with wide open levels allowing freedom of play
Intriguing storyline switching between the 'real world' and the digital virtual world
A flawed game, but it has its momentsLocke | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all Locke's reviews »
Own review copied from Steam and SteamCritic.
I played a fair bit of the demo of this and found a decently fun Tron-styled tank combat game. When I got around to playing the full game, I found that they took the whole Tron thing and ran with it, making about as blatant a rip-off as rip-offs go. From the plot to the obvious copy of the MCP, very little is original about this game. The walking portions are also pretty bad and only highlight the low budgetness of the game with poor animations and textures, and nothing you do while walking is very fun at all. It also proclaims to be part one of two games, and as far as I'm aware no Tank Universal 2 exists, so if you can somehow get into the story, you'll probably be left wanting.
All that aside though, the tank combat is serviceable, though I feel it really would benefit from online multiplayer. It would be a great stretch to call this a good game, as it seems to focus on the worst parts of itself, but if you can get it for cheap (I think I've seen 90% off coupons for it) and really dig tanks and Tron, it's probably worth a lark.
ExcellentDanielZo0 | June 11, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
short but sweet. an excellent example of indie gaming. to think this game was made entirely by ONE PERSON makes me very impressed by the overall product. as for glitches and whatnot, i never encountered a single one... and on multiple playthroughs. THAT alone puts this head and shoulders above most big name projects out there. personally, i like the quieter moments as it help accentuate the moments when things get crazy, but this is a personal taste. "atmospheric", i would call it. those complaining about "bad graphics" really should be ashamed of themselves and never review another game until they grow up a little. this game was obviously influenced by a true TRON fan and i applaud him for his effort. all things considered, this game deserves a 8.5-9ish