Mindless but fun blasting action
If all you are looking for is a simple, all action, no-holds-barred piece of shooter fun, then Mass Destruction delivers in spades, with a title that sums things up pretty well. It takes a third-person perspective, places players in the driving seat of a tank and tasks them with, well, just blowing everything up. It really is as straightforward as that, but the game is no less enjoyable for that fact. A choice of tanks is available, each with variations on their speed, and the strength of their weapons and armour. Mission objectives add in a little more depth to proceedings, and give the player something to think about, even if it isn't that much in truth. Mass Destruction really is very accessible, and players will be able to pick it up swiftly so they can just get on and enjoy the blasting action. The tanks' movement and handling are fairly unrealistic, but are fast and fluid which makes for a more enjoyable game. Visually, the game is simple but effective, with a neat range of environments to explore and destroy and the explosions and gunfire are suitably meaty and over-the-top. This is definitely not a game for gamers looking for depth and strategy, but if all you want is pure, old-fashioned action, then Mass Destruction is for you.