Reviews for Rising Storm


Super hard to learn but really great

Murderbot735 | July 27, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »

This game does really take some time to learn and get even decent at. You often die from one shot, and running brainlessly against the enemy is often a guaranteed death. There's almost no UI - except if you press a button to show current objectives and more - which makes you for example have to count how many bullets you have used. It's really tense. There's a decent amount of classes and every class has a couple of guns to choose between, but for the most part I've had to play as a standard rifleman with a semi-automatic rifle, since there's a limit to the amount of people who can be one specific class in the game. The graphics are pretty good, but the textures may not be the best. The game is not colorful at all, but I don't suppose that the battles in WW2 was very colorful in real life. Overall this is a very good, pretty slow-paced shooter that I recommend to people who feel like they've got time and patience to learn it.


Good Old Style Game

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

Rising Storm is first-person multiplayer shooter game. It's really good WW2 game. It similar to Red Orchestra 2, there are huge servers like 50+ people. Don't have much similar to COD or Battlefield this game is about realism. There are several classes to choose from. There are tons of historical locations jungles, beaches, also the fights take play in night too not only in days. When you die you can respawn next to your squad leader. It's more team based game don't go alone stick to your team mates. Most of the guns have bug recoil so you'll need to train a bit. When you shoot enemy not only the Hp will go down but they may bleed to death. The graphics are good but it works on weak machines too.


Don't Expect A COD-Like Experience

vekktorious | July 25, 2014 | See all vekktorious's reviews »

For those seeking an alternative to mainstream shooters like COD, Battlefield, and CS, Rising Storm is a refreshing take on War and the trials of mass combat. Hardcore players will love Rising Storm because of the constant fear of being shot down out of nowhere, and with no killcam. Objectives are far more important than KDR, and you can be shot down with a few bullets. There is a fairly steep learning curve and you cannot expect to be an average player when you begin playing. Communication between squad and team members is key, and every life ticket counts. Choose between the Axis and the Allies, and prepare for combat.


A Hardcore title for those who seek truly authentic WW combat

Balrock168 | April 23, 2014 | See all Balrock168's reviews »

Yes, if you are new to the game you will die, you won't know where it came from, most likely not even know what happened. But if you can drag yourself past the first few rough hours this game will reward you with a true feeling of terror, while carefully looking at a half destroyed houses across the street, out of next to every window a deadly shot could pop up any moment. running in the open streets all too often means certain death. Few gamemakers dared to make direct combat as deadly as this but it comes refreshing, a game where you can't run across the map quickscoping every other guy, who lits up from the background as if he wore christmas lights around his neck. Especially in the realism mode this is a hardcore game, made for the core players and they did a fair job. There's NOTHING in the realism mode, no help at all, there are no indications if a guy is friendly or enemy, nothing that shows you how much ammo you have left, and no minimap. of Course there are plenty of servers running plenty of different setups but i definitely like the realism mode best, no other game delivers hardcore unforgiving gameplay like this.



Dyzzles | March 1, 2014 | See all Dyzzles's reviews »

My first impression of this wasn't really great. I thought it was slow and uneventful, but boy was I wrong... This game, to be blunt, is brutal all around. It isn't forgiving towards the player. Looking for some of those ''magical'' help-me-outs like in those other FPS games? You won't find them here. All you have to rely on are your eyes to figure out where the enemy is. The movement of the game is somewhat choppy sometimes, and the graphics aren't the absolute best out there (Though they are beautiful), but that doesn't really stop you from enjoying it. If you're looking for a game where you're going to feel like an expandable soldier who's only purpose is to die for his country, then this is definitely for you. Expect no mercy from Rising Storm.


Brings Tension back to Multiplayer Shooters

ROKET | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all ROKET's reviews »

I really enjoyed RO2 when I finally bought it. The game was beautifully realistic, the guns were so nice, and the maps were very interesting and authentic. Fast forward to Rising Storm and it gets even better. Gameplay: The maps in RS are great and very different from the base game. You fight through beachheads, thick forests, and burnt out battlefields where your best friend is the new flame thrower. Ive never played a game with such satisfying gun mechanics and gameplay. I really feel the weight of a gun as I carry it around and fire. There are several objective based modes and more often than not you play as if each step could be your last. The game makes you feel like you matter and that you should push through a map carefully and strategize as you go. Presentation: The game is very pretty, especially with the graphics turned up and SweetFX installed. Sure there are a few patches of bad textures and sometimes the animations are meh but overall you can beat the atmosphere built within this game. Theres plenty of grizzly gore and as a result this game is far darker than many other games. I really liked that. Overall a great multiplayer shooter: 85/100



TETfromLondon | Dec. 14, 2013 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »

The original Red Orchestra 2 was very good, but I would argue that this is better. The teams feel less evenly matched. The Allies might have better weapons, but the Axis might have better placement on the map, meaning that the different teams require different strategies. This is something that the triple A war games never dare to do, so it's nice to play a game that does. The maps are also fun to play and well designed, and the game is extremely immersive, just like Red Orchestra 2. The game has the same problem; the graphics aren't great, but this is completely forgivable due to the fact that this isn't a huge budget game. Overall, I highly recommend it.


Love and hate relationship

t_ares | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all t_ares's reviews »

If you want a game with a significant re-play value, game where every achievement feels like a hard earned award, game that forces you to be disciplined team player than look no further. Pop your head up for longer than a second and and be sure that headshot will find you very quickly, give up your location by making unnecessary noises and and see enemy grenade appearing right next to you, make more than two shots from the same position and become an easy target for the sniper. Make any mistake and you are dead. Sometimes you don't even have to do anything wrong, it's just an artillery, or friendly shot that will end your virtual life. Being a soldier here sucks! Your life expectancy on the battlefield is usually measured in seconds and every time you are killed you have to wait for the next waive of reinforcements to re-spawn and then run towards the battlefield ... just to die again and again. Sometimes it is so frustrating that I can't play for more than 10 minutes before I rage quit but I always keep coming back and this is how this game makes up for average graphics and clunky movements - replay value.


Unrelenting and Brutal. Not a game for casual FPS fans.

JURGMANDR | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all JURGMANDR's reviews »

First off, this is not a game for people who can't stand not having a killcam. You will die and you will most likely have no idea where the shots came from. It's an extremely well done expansion pack if you were a fan of Red Orchestra 2, but for noobies it's a very hard pill to swallow. You can't really run and gun (since running around generally gets you killed). The weapons are all very powerful, few weapons require more than 3 shots to kill someone, which makes moving from cover to cover even more paramount. The minimap will drive noobs crazy at first (since it's damn near impossible to tell where the objectives are on certain maps) but eventually you'll get it. There are generally limited slots for roles like snipers (so you don't end up with whole teams of them like what happens in BF3 or BFBC2 from time to time). Like most hardcore team based games, if your team isn't communicating/playing well together, be prepared for both an ass-whooping and a lot of grinding. Good tactics and good teamwork will always win. When the game is in your favor it's an intense and entertaining game.



inj3ction | Aug. 23, 2013 | See all inj3ction's reviews »

If you like WW2 style games, you should totally try Rising Storm which comes with Red Orchestra 2 GOTY. Superb gameplay (although a bit hard for those who are not used to these kind of games) but you will have a great time with your friends playing it online. Overall rating - 80/100


So real you'll have nightmares

nemesis44uk | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all nemesis44uk's reviews »

Rising Storm is a very hard game. If you jump in and spray and pray as you might in CoD, you are going to die. A lot. RS is as realistic as they come (should you want to play that way) and never before in a game have I checked corners and obsessively been worrying about a 7.62mm virtual bullet splitting my virtual head. In most games, you respawn after a few seconds and it isn't a big deal, it's a game, right? This is almost a simulation, where it will take a lot of practice before you get anything more than the odd lucky kill. This does, however pay off in spades, once you know what you're doing and the real feeling of achievement as you take down an enemy gives you a buzz like no other game out there. Highly recommended.


Very Realistic and Brutal Multiplayer WWII FPS

HDread | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all HDread's reviews »

Brutal might be a bit of an understatement. This is very realistic, one shot typically kills, bullet drops, morale, no crosshairs, no HUD (for the most part), the works. This isn't like Call of Duty where run and gun is the name of the game. Coordination and tactics are typically necessary, which is also a bit of a flaw as playing with random people could be a bit of a bad time. Taking a slow approach, checking around corners, taking the high ground, suppression, team assaults, and accurately firing are almost completely VITAL to this game. Other players will be using these tactics so you need to be just as smart. Maps are Attack and Defend with Japan and the US switching roles depending on the map. Sometimes one side has an advantage over another but it usually is balanced. America can be extremely powerful with their flamethrower, it nearly breaks the game as a single man can clear a building in a matter of seconds. The Japanese in turn get Banzai rushes and the ability to set grenades as mines which is very useful for defense. Overall a very fun and engaging experience, the great voice acting of dying soldiers crying out for mercy is also a very cool and terrifying touch. However playing alone with unknown people can sometimes be a bit of a chore, as this game requires quite a bit of teamwork and coordination.


I'm suprised in a very good way

nicktodd12 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all nicktodd12's reviews »

I bought this not knowing what fully to expect since I hadn't seen a ton of gameplay or reviews. Luckily it turned out to be a truly awesome game and well worth the money. It's nice to finally see a fun, realistic, and unique game based entirely around WWII in the pacific. Each side has very unique classes and style of fighting which makes it so interesting to play against people. As the Americans you whip out the big guns and tear down things in your path but as Japan you get to be more sneaky with a few guerrilla style attacks. I would certainly recommend this as it is well worth adding to your game library.


Variety done right, in a starving genre.

Sinji | Aug. 10, 2013 | See all Sinji's reviews »

Multiplayer First-Person Shooters are a dime a dozen now. Everyone wants to do it and do it right, and more importantly, succeed in a field dominated by two franchises. Tripwire realised that that isn't what they can do, and decided that was OK. This is different from other FPS in that it is difficult, unforgiving, not at all streamlined but at the same time provides the exhilerating experience of larger games in the genre. What I personally love about this game is the balance between the two factions. Typically, the two sides have carbon-copied weaponry to make it an equal playingfield. That isn't the case in Rising Storm, as japan historically was about cunning and courage, utilizeing melee combat to their advantage, while the US weaponry (Tommygun, Carbine and Flamethrower included). You'd think that the US then have an advantage, but playing the game makes you realize that it is balanced in a dynamic way, rather than the carbon-copying mentioned earlier. Lay on top of this way of balanceing a game the great jungles which are the product of great map-design and the graphical capabilities to back up a great aestethic, this is all in all a great game! However... This game is still difficult, sometimes too much. Without proper teamplay the game usually devolves into a grind due to the lack of maps (This is being remedied by free updates, however). All in all it's a good game, I'd recommend it, but beware that it might not be for you. If you can get some friends together, banzai-chargeing through the jungle is an experience that will make you love the game and justify a rating of 87/100


If realism is your game: You'll love this

08woodh1 | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all 08woodh1's reviews »

Artillery, no HUD, one-shot-one-kill rifles, blind firing, accurate damage for explosions and shots; this game has everything that a realistic shooter can have. This game is no CoD or Battlefield game: this game prohibits people from all having the same weapon. So, unlike other shooter where you can choose your class, this game introduces realistic class properties so lets say that per team, they can only have two snipers, three heavy MGs and a commander. This game is truly like no other, as it's impossible for one person to control a tank. You need three people: One to drive, one to look out, and one to fire the cannon. This game is by far the most realistic game to date and I implore you to get it ASAP!!!


"WOW" is all I gotta say about that.

Oblaque | July 23, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »

This game is truly an amazingly frightening experience due to the fact that it is so realistic, it is as if you are in the game. Great atmosphere, superb sound effects and very good graphics make the war torn shooter a blast! The moment you join a server, it immerses you right into the battlefield taking all what's left of your comrades oblivion. I HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone looking for the most realistic war experience to date. You won't regret it. Guaranteed.


Great FPS WW2 Simulation

ConorNZ | July 9, 2013 | See all ConorNZ's reviews »

There will be no running and gunning in this game. If you are use to COD or Battlefield and expect to play Rising storm the same way, then you are in for a shock. Rising Storm is a more 'realistic' shooter where you need to move around strategically, staying low and picking your shots. With good graphics and sound, this game is a bargain. Just remember, try to run in Rambo style and your not going to have a good time.


A WWII Game That We Needed

bigboyt09 | July 8, 2013 | See all bigboyt09's reviews »

It has been a while since I have played a true WWII game that was not only backed with historical facts, but was also very fun to play. This is a game that I would highly recommend for the people that are not afraid to shy away from all of the new age Modern Warfare, Future war FPS that their are tons of now a days, and basically all their is. This game makes you feel, and think like you were on the front lines, while still being one of the most challenging in recent memory, in my opinion. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a challenging shooter, that's different, in a good way. Or if you are a WWII kind of person, and you like using all the old school guns. Either way, you will not be dissapointed.


Welcome to the Jungle.

IcemanO11 | July 5, 2013 | See all IcemanO11's reviews »

Red Orchestra 2 is a tactical, realistic eastern WW2 front experience. Rising Storm brings that same refined realistic shooter to the pacific theatre, with new weapons, new factions, and new places. First off, if you didn't like Red Orchestra 2, you probably won't like this game. If you did, then you'll probably find A LOT more to like with this expansion. The asymmetrical nature of the two factions being the more advanced weapon laden Americans as contrasted with the trap and mortar laden Japanese make for some interesting, and mostly balanced gameplay. The maps also contain a lot less buildings, and more land based conflicts, having you worry less about snipers and perches, and more about flanking and suppression. Overall, a great realistic shooter, minus some lingering lag issues here and there.


An Amazingly Brutal yet Fun Experience

triforceman12 | July 4, 2013 | See all triforceman12's reviews »

Rising Storm is the newest in the Red Orchestra series. For the first time, the Pacific Theater of World War II is the focus, with players controlling either a Japanese or American soldier. You can play through the most famed battles of the war, such as Saipan and Iwo Jima. As always in Red Orchestra, the gameplay in Rising Storm is amazing. Each side has weapons that were actually authentic to the era, meaning that both teams provided a unique experience. The Japanese could wield Katanas and go on a Bonzai Charge, but the Americans had the flamethrower. Both, when used effectively, could have devastating effects on the other team. Another great thing about the game is the realistic bullet damage. Don't expect to be able to charge straight into an enemy's territory by yourself and kill all your enemies. Chances are, once you take your first few steps, you'll be picked off by a sniper waiting for that one person trying to be a hero. I highly recommend the game to people who enjoy competitive but realistic gameplay. If you do, this game will quickly become your new addiction.


A Great Addition to the Red Orchestra Franchise

thegaminglyfe | June 19, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

Red Orchestra has drifted from their roots and moved on to the other parts of WWII that are more common in video games. But don't assume that's a bad thing. Rising Storm is fantastic. The game play is just as realistic and there are even more new features that add to the already amazing realism. One amazing feature is the morale which is basically your soldier's state of mind. Red Orchestra knows it's hard to keep your cool when your squad has just been ambushed by a bunch of Japanese soldiers approaching you very quickly. The atmosphere around you is amazing and the sound, graphics and brutality really add to the atmosphere. Highly recommended whether you've played the other Red Orchestra games or if this is your first realistic shooter.


Fantastic expansion

britishlad | June 16, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

Red Orchestra 2 was an excllent game and this expanision pack is even better! The game itself is all about multiplayer, up to sixty-four players in one game at any given time you can never find the action too little at any given time. Based on the battles of the Pacific Theater during World War 2, players battle as either the Empire of the Rising Sun (Japan) or the United States of America (USA) replicating the most famous and otherwise infamous of battles toward the end of World War 2 including Iwo Jima, and Guadalcanal. With maps this large, the battles take players from front line to front line either defending or attacking in a series of brutal assaults. The layout of these maps is amazing to say the least. Maps you want to have the best graphics cards for to soak in the pure beauty and creativity around them. The Gameplay itself is creative and carries on a system from its predecessor that is highly rewarding and welcoming for careful and tactical play. Players can choose between a variety of classes and in a realistic sense a limited scope of weapons based on the character of each player and their ability to play as a team. Highly recommended


Reality simulation ancient era

KellinCore | June 15, 2013 | See all KellinCore's reviews »

A realistic self Shooter era of 1940 '. Represents the wars of that time and has already seen FPS gameplay and very good simulation design scenarios well acclimated and varied weapons and the time


Guts, Gore and Banazi Charges...

philuk23 | June 13, 2013 | See all philuk23's reviews »

Welcome to Rising Storm, a brutal and dark FPS game by Tripwire Interactive. (Firstly this is a hardcore online FPS game, so if your not a big online player then perhaps RS isnt for you.) But for the rest of us, Tripwires latest is a fresh and interesting take on the WW2 shooter. In a gaming world where we are drowning in modern warfare clones the WW2 shooter has become rare and im so glad to see the Red Orchestra series do well. When you jump into RS, you will die and die alot. Not out of broken game play or over-powered kill-streaks but simply because your flesh and bone and nothing more. You feel vulnerable in this game and it makes the gaming experience very unique, you aren't a super solider you have your brain and a rifle and nothing more. However the game does have a few flaws, on the performance side of things it could be better optimized and movement can feel clunky, which can be off putting at first when you come from a generation of very slick and fast shooters. But these minor issues aside RS offers something no one else does, a hardcore FPS title and in the current generation thats something we should support.


Realistic shooter

Stebsis | June 12, 2013 | See all Stebsis's reviews »

Modern FPS' beware! At recent E3 they showed some fantastic looking FPS games coming up, but still, none just interested me like Red Orchestra 2 has, and Rising Storm makes everything in this already great FPS game better. Rising Storm pits Americans and Japanese against each other, and both sides use authentic weapon designs from that era. Americans have a bit more firepower, but I at least hardly noticed the difference as you still die very easily. You can't go just lone rangering to enemy base trying to be the hero, most of the time it's one bullet and you're down. If you're thinking of playing a game like Red Orchestra, Rising Storm is your best way to do it as it also includes multiplayer content from RO2.


Not just another WW game

furious_gamer | June 12, 2013 | See all furious_gamer's reviews »

A good, entertaining war game. Choose between sides and destroy them. Gameplay is pure addictive. It's daunting, brutal, and eye popping. The wepon handling and everything else, is just perfect. Must play.


Great Addition

DanielZo0 | June 10, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »

Tripwire Interactive decided to reinvent and remaster its already near perfect Red Orchestra 2 Heroes of Stalingrad by releasing Rising Storm. The levels of realism in its Rising Storm is absolutely phenomenon and its approach to the level of details is astonishing. From its spot-on and accurate implementation of the weapons in the game to its tense and heart pounding gameplay, you're sure to experience a sense of achievement and accomplishment every time when kill an enemy upon releasing the trigger. All in all, Tripwire Interactive nails the game in every aspects from its sound design, atmosphere and gameplay mechanics. However, the only gripe upon playing the beta was the far respawn points allocated in the game, which was kind of a hassle due to the unnecessary distance. Players who appreciate realism in video game will definitely love this game due to its authenticity. Fret not, action-based players can also have fun and experience its action mode which offers a toned down level of realism, for example, visible crosshairs and a more forgiveable bullet impact.


Are you tired of modern FPS games? Try this.

DunkerGZ | June 10, 2013 | See all DunkerGZ's reviews »

An incredibly realistic experience set in the pacific front at WW2. Choose between japanese or US trops and enter the battlefield in this nice addiction to the Red Orchesta saga. Remenber, its a standalone expansion so you don't need the original game.


Do you want to burn some "Tojos" or rip guts by katana ? :)

Aleshaako | June 9, 2013 | See all Aleshaako's reviews »

This expansion will take you back to the one of the most bloodiest battlefields of World War 2 ! It is raw, brutal and uncompromising, as it should be. Simply, the game from Pacific theatre according to the ideas of every right player ! A must buy title !


Fan of Red Orchestra? A must buy!!!

Gwildor | June 4, 2013 | See all Gwildor's reviews »

A good addition to Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. While some of the annoying things carry over from the earlier series, most notably the infamous is the going prone and unable to deploy your weapon issues. The teams are asymmetric so you really feel the play-style differences. This game is brutal on realism servers but that is part of the appeal. Bullets whizzing by, the strange lighting and shadows on Guadalcanal, the shouts of Banzaii charges, the terror of facing a flame thrower, it's here. Notable lack is no functional armored units at all. One could have expected at least dug in Japanese tanks and Shermans or Stuarts for the Americans. Perhaps in the future. A good buy for brutal WW2 combat


Pure Realism

kalil | June 3, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Burning flesh smell of death ... only that is needed to finish adding the real rawness of war where no game will be like the others and plays, among sand, rocks, bunkers, twisted metal, fallen aircraft and the desperate poor visibility and that feeling stuck in your head soon going to die, that many soldiers lived in those jungles of the Pacific! Tripwire helps us again and revive a war scenario often forgotten, where no place for lone heroic soldiers, but good teamwork and strategic constantly mentality where everyone must assume their role as expected during battles and it will determine the success or failure ... then? Axis or Allies?


Great Addition to the Franchise!

Plasros | June 3, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »

This game (or expansion really) accomplishes EVERYTHING that it sets out to do. Granted, the learning curve is high, particularly for those that come from more "arcade-style shooters" like CoD and Battlefield. But for those that stick with it Rising Storm has the power to terrify. Even as a player who has poured many hours into Red Orchestra 2 and Rising Storm I can say that this game still gives me that rush when I barely survive an artillery barrage. As the bullets fly you can't help dive for cover and pray you're not shot because very often, one shot is all it takes. This is more than just a few maps as well! When you buy Rising Storm you also get Red Orchestra 2 rolled into it. In addition to all the maps in this game there is LOADS of free future content on the way! So for anyone that would like to play a realistic shooter that’s less buggy and more accessible than ARMA, Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 is the way to go! This is not a game for the light hearted. The weapons are true to life and the loadouts are as realistic as they come (expect to use a bolt-action rifle a lot


Great addition to Red Orchestra 2

SeverinMK | June 1, 2013 | See all SeverinMK's reviews »

Though I didn't play RO2 as much as I like it's a great game, unlike other FPS you have to work together to achive victory. Rising Storm is a great addition to the main game as it adds new weapons, new factions, new maps etc. The maps look pretty good and feel very different from RO2's east european maps. With the addition of more melee weapons for the Japanese faction the game also feels slightly diffrent from the main game. I recommend if you played and enjoyed RO2 but even if you haven't played RO2 it's a great game.


Amazing !

LoudeRZz | June 1, 2013 | See all LoudeRZz's reviews »

Great game, Although its too similar to the previous game,Red Orchestra there are few changes that make the differnce: new army,new maps [there is also a map in the night], new weapon technology ! Inside the game the feeling is very realistic and you have to think about every step you are doing because its easy to die but that's the challenge. In summary, the game is very fun and very realistic, not boring.. im satisfied.


Fantasticly Real!

mike2kevin | June 1, 2013 | See all mike2kevin's reviews »

yes Tripwire make it again! just like RO 2 this game is pretty realistic and awesome to me.. the feel where you are dead without realising where the hell is the shooter.. packed into one amazing game! i would say this is an awesome pack... and this is more like a StandAlone Expansion to Red Orchestra! so yeah! awesome! :)


Great Game

Mikagee | June 1, 2013 | See all Mikagee's reviews »

A nice addition to the red orchestra franchise, this standalone has some great new features such as new weapons, tactics and game play styles. The graphics are the same as it is still using the same un-real engine. The sounds and details though are tripwire's strengths. The game actually sounds like you are one of the soldiers in the first waves of Iwo Jima, guns are superbly realistic. The ping of the garand's clip and the details of soldiers, bullets and even the fire from the flamethrower. This is a must buy to those who love tactical 1st person shooters.