Reviews for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
Team Based FPS that sets the Soviets vs the Nazishomes223 | 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 Simulationthegaminglyfe | 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 shooterpanz3r88 | 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 datejack11101 | 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 satisfyingbrandonl | 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 keyCooberstooge | 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 Shooterruready12 | 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 homeRice77 | 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.