Reviews for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45


A simple, yet satisfying FPS sim.

Miller5berto | July 27, 2015 | See all Miller5berto's reviews »

This game came before Red Orchestra 2, and when it was released, it's graphics were pretty great for the time, and they still aren't *that* bad today either. In this game, there are 2 armies you can join to fight for in a match: * Axis * Allies Each one of them has their respective soldier classes and pre-set guns for each respective class. Going from the NCO to the Sniper class. The game is a simulator. If you get shot, the interface will show where you were shot, so, for example, if you get shoot in the legs, you will walk slowly too. Hipfire is pretty awful, forcing you to aim every shot. You need to count your ammo too, if you run out of bullets in your current clip, the game won't tell you, till it is too late and the guy you were supposed to have shot is now laughing at your dead corpse. It requires tons of strategy for online play, as you need to advance near the NCO to be able to clear positions with mortar barrages, faster reinforcements etc. Pretty good for it's price and age. Multiplayer is quite abandoned though, not as popular as Red orchestra 2, but it is a good game.


WW2 is here!

MalkaLT | March 11, 2015 | See all MalkaLT's reviews »

That's right! this game is old but it's still one of the best war simulation games you will ever play! This game takes place in WW2 and it's so well done that you will end up playing this game for hours. First thing you will notice is how developers thought every detail through, for example: you can't see how many bullets are left in your magazine because you also couldn't see that in real life, you can only see when it's empty, because it will stop shooting :D Next thing is how your role/class effects your whole team, because some classes can't drive a tank, becouse they're not qualified for this, and if you are tank commander or assistant you need about 3 more people to drive tank properly or you can try to drive it alone, which is not very good idea. Later you will see how good maps are. They are big with many places that might be perfect for your tactics or you can find perfect place for sniping. Thing that I didn't expect was that in some maps you might see a forest in middle of it and in other games there would be like few bushes or trees and a wall behind them, but in this game the forest is all made from trees so you can hide in there or just go incognito throu it :D Only problems with this game is that after RO2 came out this game got a bit empty but there are still some loyal players who don't abandon this game. I got this game for full price and I don't regret anything, and so will you.


Oldie but goodie

Yoman282 | July 31, 2014 | See all Yoman282's reviews »

One of the most realistic FPS game I've played, there is a lot of strategy involved and this isn't one of games where you just rush to get the kill, nope. You'll get sniped. The requirements for this game are low since it's an old one and you shouldn't have any problems running this on max or close to it. I highly recommend this one along with Red Orchestra 2 if you like this kind of games.


Good, but empty.

Furrek | July 26, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »

This game was something few years ago. There were tons of servers and people to play with, but not it's just kind of empty. Maybe, if you have a friends to play with, or play in time when other fans of Red Orchestra are playing, then you might consider getting it. Sadly, most of players moved to Red Orchestra 2. But anyway, about Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 - it's a hell of hard game and even more to get good at it. It's not like other online FPS games, it's more realistic. With every new kill you will feel satisfaction, not like in games where in one respawn you kill half of enemy's team. What I love in this game are authentic weapons - when you use them, you feel the power they hold. Maps are cool and big enough to have some fun, and they are also different from all these games with few rooms where they close players and they make just meaningless slaughter. If you feel like trying out this old multiplayer game, do it. But be prepared that you might have hard time finding somebody to play with. There are some communities, so you will need to look around to find them. Tihs is only reason for my 60/100 for this game, if there wasn't problem with emptiness, then I would gladly give this game a 80-90/100.


Team Based FPS that sets the Soviets vs the Nazis

homes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »

Red Orchestra originated from a Unreal Tournament 2004 mod that used the Unreal 2 engine. After a huge success online with the mod and many awards , Tripwire Interactive deicided to make a full game. Now RO joins Steam library and looks a lot better on Half-Life²'s Source engine. The graphics for RO are average for an FPS even with the Source engine though it has medium requirements to play the game. Steam has promoted RO many times with price drops and free trial weekends which have helped sales. The gameplay is very realistic with your loadout being historically accurate and your weapon's accuracy isn't the same everytime you fire it. There are 10+ maps which adds a lot of variety and replayablity. Another cool thing about the maps are the whole server votes at the end of the current map for the next battlefield. Long loads (along the lines of BF2 loads) can hold back players with lower end PCs and that is never fun. RO is mainly multiplayer game and executes this premise fairly well but playing single player is a waste of time due to dumb as a rock A.I. and loss of the war feeling you get from MP. If you haven't played RO try the free trials that are released then if you like the action packed game download it off Steam for the low price of $20.


A True Simulation

thegaminglyfe | June 17, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

Don't let the age fool you, Red Orchestra is still one of the most realistic shooters on the market and is a brutal challenge. The controls feel realistic, don't mistake them for being clunky. The maps are huge with many ways to your objective forcing you to use real tactics like flanking and distractions. After you play for a while, every Red Orchestra game you play starts making you paranoid. Wondering if getting up from behind that tree will mean you getting shot in the head with a sniper and that dilemma of whether you should do it or not. The best part of this game is that the age makes it easy to run so if you can't run the second game in the series, this is just as good. If you can't run this, then get a new computer, seriously. Highly recommended to any tactical shooter and/or simulation fan.


A realistic multiplayer shooter

panz3r88 | Feb. 21, 2013 | See all panz3r88's reviews »

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is a multiplayer shooter very different from games like Callof Duty or Medal of Honor. Every apects of the game, like the player movement and the characteristic of the various weapons, are very realistic and you must plan every move, otherwise you will die fast. Red Orchestra is a first person shooter for hardcore gamers who like a hard challenge. The graphic is really good and there are many maps: me of them are focused on infantry combat, while others require the use of various tanks.


One of the best WWII games to date

jack11101 | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all jack11101's reviews »

I bought this game knowing nothing about Red Orchestra. I came to love the game and it's unique gameplay. Unlike other FPS's there's a lot of strategy involved which is the key to victory. The game is very realistic and a lot harder (and sometimes more frustrating,) than other FPS's but it can also be very rewarding. The use of vehicles in the game also adds to the already great game. Definitely a must buy if you like realistic WWII shooters!


Brutally Challenging, will become satisfying

brandonl | Nov. 1, 2012 | See all brandonl's reviews »

When you first start off this game, you're going to be bad, you're going to cry, and you're definitely going to have PTSD. It's insanely easy to die, and insanely hard to do anything else. It's a competetive WWII shooter, so you can expect the type of weapons you'll have. What you can't imagine is how realistic this game is that makes it hard to aim your gun, move, shoot people, adjust for distance. and a whole bunch of other crap. The best part of this game though is that you feel like you deserve your kill. It IS skill based, you wont be blaming "LAG" or "BAD CODING", you shoot someone you will feel a sense of pride, and the more you play, the better you get, the more satisfying this game will become.


Patience is key

Cooberstooge | Aug. 26, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

In Red Orchestra, one bullet can, and likely will, kill you. This is a game all about realism, from bullet physics, down to taking forever to get into position for one key shot. One thing is for sure, this is not your standard run 'n gun shooter. Mistakes will cost you, and respawn times for well beyond two minutes are common. This is a serious FPS, and someone who's truly good at shooters will love this. Graphically, the game shows its age, but that doesn't really matter, since the old look goes well with it. The guns are recognizable, and all have their own sounds and animations. The multiplayer community for Red Orchestra died down quite a bit after the release of the second game, but has started to pick up again lately, and finding an open game is pretty easy. There's tons of servers worldwide running for matches. I wholeheartedly recommend this one, since it's everything you could want in a hardcore, old school FPS, and the developers still support it to this day, which is something freakishly rare in modern gaming.


This game, is just the first amazing part to a seires.

Epic_Kitten | Aug. 10, 2012 | See all Epic_Kitten's reviews »

This game brings back some memories, from the *make something unreal* contest back from a while ago, This game won as the best modifcation and was made into a full out game seires. The teams are the allies and the axis, Capture the point style game. Balanced gameplay and lots of players! This game is VERY tactical and you need to be very careful with every movement...Someone might be watching you, with a sniper rifle....waiting. Maps on the other hand are HUGE. The maps are made welly by tripwire, and the community. If you have a low end pc, than I would recommend this game. If you have a high end pc, than get this and RO2!


Awesome WWII Shooter

ruready12 | July 19, 2012 | See all ruready12's reviews »

This game is simply amazing. The graphics are dated but that is an upside to the people with older computers. There is a huge variety of maps and guns to make this shooter last a long, long time. The community is extremely active and there are still constant patches, fixes, and content updates to make this game even better. You can have tons of people playing on one server and there is still tons of servers up. This game is a must buy for any shooter fan.


War is at home

Rice77 | April 14, 2012 | See all Rice77's reviews »

First of all, this is a great game with a few flaws but a bit old, Red Orchestra 2 is already out and most likely you will not want to buy this game, but at the current price you could try it. Red Orchestra isn't a fast paced bullet spam game like Call of Duty, this game's deal/breaker is it tries to emulate war realistically, delivering thrilling action and lots of one hit kills. The realism goes to the point where you can't shoot X meters away because the bullet will fall unless you are a sniper using a sniper rifle. If you want to try being at war and do not want to spend a lot of money, buy this game, if you want to spend a bit more, buy Red Orchestra 2, and lastly, if you don't want to feel realism, don't buy them.