Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - Digital Deluxe Edition
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"Playing any other shooter, especially one that claims to be realistic, after going through a few rounds in RO2 is bound to be a disappointment." - CPUGamer.com
"as hardcore as first person shooters get, and if you're prepared to put the time in to learn how to play it well, you'll be rewarded with a level of satisfaction that team deathmatch will never deliver." - GameSpy.com
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – Digital Deluxe Edition contains the following extra content:
Day 1 Unlock of the Elite Assault Weapons (MKb 42(H) and AVT-40)
Day 1 Unlock of the Semi Auto Sniper Weapons (SVT-40 and G 41(W))
2 playable characters for Killing Floor – WW2 Russian and German Soldier re-enactors unlocked in KF the moment you purchase
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, the leading tactical multiplayer WWII shooter on the PC, will take the award winning Red Orchestra franchise into the next generation of gaming. Cutting edge graphics and audio built using the Unreal Engine 3, inventive features and streamlined realism will deliver an unrivalled tactical shooter experience.
Heroes of Stalingrad will focus on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943. The game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. Delivering unrivalled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer and single-player modes the game will feature everything from quick, brutal firefights to more intricate and challenging tactical modes.
Red Orchestra multiplayer taken to new heights: The brutal, gritty Red Orchestra gameplay has been enhanced, expanded and made more accessible. Gameplay modes as instantly recognizable as Firefight (Tripwire's take on Team Death Match), single-life gaming redefined in Countdown mode - and the Territory mode already beloved by the hundreds of thousands of Red Orchestra players worldwide.
Stalingrad Campaign: Before heading online hone your skills in one of two campaigns that recreate the battle for Stalingrad from both the German and Russian sides. Featuring open non-linear environments and unscripted gameplay players make their own path through the battlefield. Heroes: Achieve the ultimate goal and become a Hero online. Players with hero status inspire troops around them and cause fear in their enemies. Heroes have access to the best and rarest weapons and will stand out visually from the rest of the soldiers.
First person cover system: Experience the ultimate firefights that a cover system allows, from the immersion of a first person view. Peek or blind fire over and around cover and more. Unique Focus – the Battle of Stalingrad in depth: takes the familiar WWII genre into a unique direction. Far removed from the well-trodden Normandy setting, gameplay is based on fresh scenarios and actions the player has never experienced before. Follow the German army as they assault the city of Stalingrad, to the banks of the Volga. Follow the Soviet army as it holds the city against all the odds then destroys the Axis forces.
WWII weaponry redefined: true to life ballistics, bullet penetration, breathing, adjustable sights, free aim, weapon bracing, photo-real graphics and more, create WWII weaponry that has no equal.
Immersive First Person Tank Warfare: experience what it was like to fight inside one of these metal beasts in WWII with the most immersive first person tank warfare ever created. Fully modeled 3d interiors, a full AI crew, and advanced armour and damage systems create a unique tanking experience.
Morale: Experience what it is like to be a soldier in one of the bloodiest conflicts in history and the importance of a soldier’s state of mind and how it can turn the tide of battle. Suppress your enemies and gain the advantage in combat!
Persistent Stats Tracking and Player Progression: Persistence constantly gives the gamer something to strive for and keeps them playing. Grow in rank, earn achievements, improve your abilities, and become a Hero!
Enhanced Unreal® Engine™ 3: Built on an enhanced version of Unreal Engine 3 the game features cutting edge visuals and features.
A really great gameMikagee | Jan. 18, 2013 | See all Mikagee's reviews »
this is probably one of the best fps games in realism and sound.
though there is not really a single player campaign, the multiplayer really makes up for it. Combat is really realistic and a single player can fatally wound you or kill you. The sounds of this game are outstanding, you can actually hear them speak russian or german.
the game is not that demanding in graphics and with the latest update, it is now compatible with steam workshop.
there is no bugs i have experienced playing this game.
This game is a total buy when it is on sale, so hurry up and buy it when its on sale
A hard, gritty shooter than knows its stuffCooberstooge | Aug. 26, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
RO2 is so easy to recommend, not least because the developers are quite possibly the coolest people on the planet. There's always tons of after-release support, and free stuff getting added regularly.
This game is, first off, not your grandma's BF1942. Red Orchestra has always been more about realism, and realizing how insignificant one soldier, being you, are in the grand scheme of things. Snipers who excel are your enemy, and dying without knowing how, who, or why is a common occurrence during online matches. Bullet drop, distance from target, and what you'll be shooting through are factors you need to consider for everything, even if you're not playing as a sniper. There are no crosshairs, so you need accurate aim if you're to survive.
Tanks are present this time around, which adds an interesting element. A good tank crew can truly win the map, while a bad one can easily benefit the enemy. Going it alone on foot is still the norm though, and is immersive as all heck. Battles can last for ages, as snipers try to scope in their counterparts on the other side, and a handful of foot soldiers make short dashes between chunks of buildings, hoping the next shot they hear isn't the one for them.
There are still some technical problems but, even so, Red Orchestra 2 is definitely a good purchase. You'll get hours of enjoyment out of it, and the campaign is quite good, even though it is fairly short.
Way better than most people think.setoraven | July 15, 2012 | See all setoraven's reviews »
I've read a lot of comments about how this game is bad or broken, but to be fair, the thing about RO2 is that is one of the most immersive MP games I've ever played, the atmosphere and scenario is just overwhelming, and ever since the launch of the game, the updates have made this game more and more stable, and with the latest GOTY version, this game is now not only completely playable but also a superior experience to other FPS of recent times.
Sure, there's still glitches and stuff but remember that TWI is just a reduced group of developers unlike any big house games with publishers that can keep inyecting money into a game so the game won't have many glitches, but still, this game has a soul, and it needs to be appreciated for what it is.
RO2 needs love, not hate, try it out, you won't regret it.
Finally! worth recommending.Kradath | July 4, 2012 | See all Kradath's reviews »
It took some time but after intensive patching the game is now in a good shape and still improving.
It's a very hardcore game with the option for milder modes.Still the real fun is in the more realistic hardcore modes. The gunplay is amazing and a cover system in a First Person Shooter is something new and generally well implemented.
The engine could still use some improvement performance wise but the looks are great for an indie title.
If you like hardcore multiplayer shooters and the Second World War this game is definitely worth picking up and thus (now) highly recommended.
A flawed improvementGenocide | Nov. 12, 2011 | See all Genocide's reviews »
The gameplay in RO2 has some improvements, but overall it is a step back for most fans of the original. Recoil is vastly improved over RO1, which made you question whether you were a trained soldier. Some guns are far too accurate at long ranges that have left players frustrated with weapon balance. Weapon loadouts have changed from RO1, which now all each team too many people to play semi-auto and auto weapons. It ruins a lot of strategy involved in key weapons assisting team strategies. Team strategy is also lost because of the close spawn points and being able to spawn on squad leaders. RO1 forced players to be cautious or they would have to wait 3-4 minutes to get back in action. In RO2 you spawn right near the action so players have an incentive to go Rambo.
The graphics during the beta were some of the best I have seen on the Unreal 3 engine, but unfortunately Tripwire was forced to scale back the detail because of issues people had running the game smoothly. The building structures are still awesome. If you compare some of the WW2 photographs with the maps in RO2, you will be amazed at the level of detail and accuracy Tripwire put into it. Gun and character models are greatly improved as well. Tripwire also included some DX11 features.
If you are a huge fan of RO1 that likes team strategy and long fights then I would avoid RO2, but If you prefer a WW2 FPS with a blend of casual and realistic gameplay, then this game is just for you.