Sometimes you run across a game that just makes you say "Wow". Battle Tanks II is one of these. The effects, graphics, sound scheme, fluidity of gameplay, and design of this game is simply astounding. On the main menu, you choose whether to play a quick game (no setup options) or a normal game where you can choose the landscape, difficulty, aiming method, and game stlye.
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Disk space usage is tiny (less than 20 Megabytes for the full game). The tanks are very realistic and fun to drive around and fight with. Also, the game appears to be modifiable to a certain degree (you could mod the textures, but make backups first)
There is much unused potential in the system of issuing commands to other tanks. Feedback from the other tanks would be nice. I'd also like to see some difference in the nations' personality (make Germany aggressive, make Japan more persistent, etc)
Actually, I believe one of this game's greatest strengths is its simplicity. The game starts up quickly, is very forgiving for less cutting-edge systems, and is great for anyone who likes tanks (and really, who doesn't?!). Although some extra bells and whistles could make it more believable (what German Panzer armored division is complete without German-speaking crew, after all?), Battle Tanks II delivers huge entertainment value in a quite small package.