Gratuitous Tank Battles

World War I is still raging!

Gratuitous Tank Battles is a real-time strategy/tower defense hybrid with online elements and customizable units. You can take the role of the defender or the attacker in a series of top-down explodey battles. A built-in map editor allows easy sharing of custom maps and defensive challenges with other GTB players in a similar fashion to the challenge system in GTB's sister game, Gratuitous Space Battles.

GTB takes place in an alternate reality where the 'central powers' never surrender and the 'Great War' continues for two hundred years. Soldiers still fight in the trenches of the Somme, although rifles have (mostly) become laser rifles and giant armored mechs stride across no-man's land. The two great armies continue to fight with patriotic zeal and little memory of who Franz Ferdinand was and what happened to him. One thing is certain: It will all be over by Christmas 2114.


-- Play as attacker or defender on any map

-- Design your own unique units from a huge range of components

-- Use turrets, tanks, mechs, infantry and special command units

-- Integrated map editor to allow easy sharing of custom maps

-- Upload your maps and armies as online challenges for other players!

System Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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"Gratuitous Tank Battles is the whole of modern warfare and its sci-fi future. Tanks of all shapes and sizes are pitted against vast, mechanized defences: WWI style meatgrinders of the future through which your army must pass."


"Gratuitous Tank Battles’ excellent customisation and clever AI makes for one of the best tower defence games around."


"Gratuitous Tank Battles is set to take the indie world by storm, with tanks being all the rage at the minute, bringing RTS style gameplay back to everyone's attention, now the developers behind the brilliant Gratuitous Space Battles are showing us what they have been up to, and it looks good."