Fly high and be transported back into the golden age of military warplanes and aerial aces.
Choose your planes, upgrade them, and buy better ones from a variety of choices.
Become the undisputed king of the skies, shoot down enemy aces, and pilot your plane to victory.
Human beings have always dreamt of taking to the skies, and thanks to the Wright Brothers, this has become a reality. Moreover, we should also be indebted to them simply because if they had not invented airplanes, we wouldn’t be treated to the epicness that is World of Warplanes. The game is based on the golden age of aerial warfare, and covers pre-WWII biplanes to propeller-driven WWII fighters you always see on movies.
After you join battles, you will earn experience and cash, and both of which contribute to you unlocking new planes, upgrades, and piloting skills. After you’ve earned your new pair of wings, you can treat yourself to quick and exciting 15 vs 15 battles which roughly last 10 minutes or more. These take place on a variety of well-designed maps which boast an impressive and beautiful level of detail. Additionally, Wargaming certainly exceeded expectations: while the graphics are nothing short of excellent, the lack of lag and steady frame rates are part of the cast that makes this game fun. Considering that this is a game that thrives on fast-paced action, this is welcome news.
Deciding the victors is simple: whichever team manages to knock down every enemy bird out of the sky wins. Another way to win is through bombing and destroying your enemies’ base. But hey, dogfights are more exciting than bombing runs, and nobody wants to drop their payload on immobile ground targets when they can easily take to the skies against enemy pilots. Regardless, strategizing is required to win, much like in World of Tanks and World of Warships, but to be put on a team with players you just met, doing so might be tad impossible.
World of Warplanes boasts an impressive arsenal of planes, each with its specifications, strengths and weaknesses. The tier I planes, which are all biplanes by the way, are pretty weak: they will always be outgunned by tier II to X planes. As you make a name for yourself though, you will have access to stronger planes with decent armor, better guns, and more upgrades. We can’t say for sure that WoWP is historically accurate with the specs, but we can safely say that each warbird does have its own set of attributes (hit points, speed, maneuverability, etc) based on its real-world counterparts.
When you advance into higher tiers, you will go from propeller-driven planes, the first jet-powered ones. Great examples of iconic early jets in the game are the F86 Sabre, Mig-9, and the Messerschmitt 262 HG-3.
If you’re looking for a plane simulator however, World of Warplanes may not be the best game for you. It takes an arcade approach when it comes to aerial warfare, prioritizing fun and ease to hook in regular gamers, not avid airplane fans who are looking for something more authentic. One good example why we’re saying this is evident on every game. A certain number of players would rather go full kamikaze and ram your plane MID-AIR. In real-life, this is totally unheard of. It falls short on the realism aspect, but nevertheless, it can give you countless hours of adrenaline-fueled gameplay.
Should you be playing World of Warplanes? If you’re looking to play a state-of-the-art arcade warplane game to spend hours of shooting down Migs and Messerschmidts with your P-51 Mustang or vice-versa, this is one game you should have on your computer.