Currently available for free through the iTunes Store, this app offers players more of an “old school” flavor to an iOS game.
This app’s developer boasts of providing players with realistic tank battles at the convenience of an iOS device, and this claim mostly rings true.
Tank Titans HD features World War II era tanks, transporting players back in time to combat against incoming enemy tanks over a variety of terrains.
Tanks are upgradable and can even be customized with various optional in-app purchases. No internet connection is needed to play Tank Titans HD. The game includes a “lock on” feature to improve ease in game play; while I found this feature mostly helpful, it also seemed to make things harder to maneuver at times.
Travel speed of tanks within the app seemed a bit slower than ideal, and enemy tanks kept appearing in the same areas (instead of being spread out throughout the screen). Additionally, figuring out the objectives during certain time points in the app was more difficult than ideal.
We think the game could benefit from a more varied game play as well as a brief tutorial for beginners.
Appearance and Layout:
The graphics for Tank Titans HD are arguably the strongest features of the app.
Incredibly detailed and much more “realistic” than those of most other iOS games, this app’s creators clearly put in a concentrated effort into creating an extremely visually pleasing interface.
Navigating through the app was decently simple to do; while it may take beginners a few tries before figuring out where everything is, the layout is pretty logical.
Again, as a whole, the graphics of this game are so impressive that they could easily be awarded a “six out of five stars” if possible.
As mentioned previously, Tank Titans HD is a free app. While it is claimed to work with any iOS systems of 4.3 or later, it seems to run best on newer devices that still have plenty of room on them.
The developers have clearly nailed the graphics, they really are excellent, but now they have to bring the actual in-app game play up to that level. It is a bit repetitive and steering was difficult at times.
Overall, Tank Titans HD is off to a great start. It’s a game that will appeal to anyone interested in a game with stellar graphics and interesting game play, but the challenges of the game may prove a bit frustrating for some.
Tank Titans HD iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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