World of Tanks is a free to play, massively multiplayer online game. There is a premium option if you choose to go that way, for which you pay monthly but unlike many free to play models I have seen, you can easily play and improve your gaming without having to pay at all.
The beginning point of the game is your garage where you have got a number of tier 1 tanks from different nationalities waiting for you. The tanks you will see in the game range from early to late 20th century. Each tank earns its own xp but money you gain from each battle is naturally pooled to use on any tank of your liking. You can improve each tank individually and when you have got enough xp and money you can buy the next model.
The battles are quick and painless whether you win or lose. Victory makes you happy, Defeat doesnt affect you so much because you move on quickly to your next tank and keep on fighting. If you do something stupid you dont really care because every time you launch a battle it is in a different group of random players. Every battle takes an avarage of 8-10 minutes. The goal so far stayed always the same, either destroy every enemy tank or capture their flag (or in encounter battle, capture the common flag). There are 15 tanks in each group and there is a total of 40 battle fields to explore once you hit tier 3.
What I like best about the game is that there is absolutely no blood and gore. A kid could easily play the game without getting affected by it. My son watches me play and I let him play too on my low tier tanks and he gets a kick out of it. Political and racial debates on messaging window is absolutely prohibited which is another thing I like about this game.
Another negative I can think of is the fact that there are times when you are coupled in groups which are way higher than you in tier. Your tier 4 light tank can very easily find itself with those tier 8 tanks which gives you little if at all chance to survive the battle. I think 2 tiers higher should be the border and no more.
All in all I can say that World of Tanks is a very neutral, war zone, pvp mmo, very enjoyable and fast. You can log in for a quick battle or two for a half hour in order to rest your mind. One would think that as a pvp and tank game it would be stressful and demoralizing but I found it to be the exact opposite. I would recommend it to everyone who likes blowing off some steam through gaming.
Those who are interested can dowload the game here: World of Tanks Official Site