June 13th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
You may be a bit apprehensive to jump straight on into a post-apocalyptic scenario, in which World War One is still raging on two hundred years after its initiation and the world is a bit of a mess because of it. You may be, or perhaps you’ll relish in it – you never know until your try it out, right? What we’re trying to say is that the PC demo for Gratuitous Tank Battles is now available for you to try out and there’s no consequences if you do. There are if you don’t though, you’ll never know what kind of great experience you’re missing out on.
Gratuitous Tank Battles was voted as the most highly anticipated indie game by IGM readers last year, so to say we shouldn’t have to explain what the game is to you is a bit of an understatement. Duty calls though, so in summation GTB is a combination of classic RTS and tower defense gameplay, with a good deal of tank building by the modular. You can play on both sides; attacking and defending, which caused much thrill and delight in Mike as he outlined in his in-depth review.
GTB avoids furious click-fests at all costs, just as Gratuitous Space Battles did so adequately, but you’ll need to engage in some deep thought to stop the onslaught from the enemy. It’s not just tanks you know! There’s an array of unit types, including stompy mechs and marching infantry. You know what? Just go and download the demo already and see what you make of it. If your reaction is positive then you may as well pick the game up because Positech needs all the support we can show, quite frankly.