Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
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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, 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 armor 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.
Not for the faint of heart.lunarsilkdragon | April 11, 2014 | See all lunarsilkdragon's reviews »
This is the first FPS I have played that really captures the horror and tension of being in a warzone. I have never felt bad for mowing down countless enemies in other games, but when I come head-to-head with a german (or russian) down in a bunker, stab him in the throat with my bayonet and hear him desperately calling out for his mother while he chokes on his own blood - I actually feel bad. Kinda.
If that doesn't get to you, then maybe an epic last charge with your russian brothers towards the german lines in defense of your motherland - your friends getting ripped to pieces by machine-gun fire and mortars all around you - will.
If THAT doesn't get to you, then maybe a tense sniper duel with an enemy sniper in the ruins of Stalingrad hopefully ending with that satisfying sound of a bullet penetrating the enemy's helmet will.
It's somehow equally satisfying when you look out the window and the last thing you see is a distant muzzle flash before your screen turns black.
If none of these things are things you want in a game, you are not human and you should not play this game.
The best fps on the marketOktarnash | March 17, 2014 | See all Oktarnash's reviews »
Just like i state in the title, this is the best fps on the market, as long as you want a more realistic game, unlike COD or Battlefield.
The single player isn't really something great in terms of gameplay, but it is still fun and the narration is great. Gameplay is really fun, ballistics are great, uniforms and weapons are all historically accurate, it is mod friendly, there are several custom made.
Essentially this game is really freaking fun, for anyone wanting to play an fps that isn't completely unrealistic like cod or battlefield where half the time you spend is running around shooting like you got fire ants in your pants.
The moment you find a good server and some friends, you will have one hell of a time. The only thing i find annoying would be a bit of the movement which only happens from time to time, like accidentally jumping up a step.
Best WWII shooter madejmods5710 | Feb. 12, 2014 | See all jmods5710's reviews »
The best way of describing Red Orchestra 2 is a cross between Arma and the original 3 Call of Duty games ----- just this is a lot harder. Movement is realistic. You have limited stamina and you feel what you're carrying slowing you down. When you reload with bullets still in your mag, you might reload later on to find the same mag in your gun, with only very few bullets. It is war simulation at its finest. Graphics are impressive and hold up, and the massive maps make for interesting battles. Atmosphere is amazing, almost as if you are actually in the war. BUT WARNING TO THOSE WHO DO NOT LIKE HARD GAMES This game is very difficult. Dying is easy and you will find yourself getting killed by players more experienced than you. It takes time getting used to how the game controls, and when driving a tank you have limited visibility, which is what drivers in those tanks would have had. This is no run and gun action game. So, if you want a challenge and want to play an amazing WWII game, then I recommend trying this out.
Realistic, Fast paced, and great funAdeptAbyss | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all AdeptAbyss's reviews »
Red Orchestra is a must have for anyone who enjoys their WW2 shooters, this game offers some very realistic battles,while still being easy to jump in and enjoy, there are plenty of maps to try and with mod support through steam workshop more and more are created each day.
Worth a try if you love a good multiplayer battle while actually fearing for your digital life.
The rising storm expansion is worth a look as it adds another 2 factions and plenty more maps
One of the most realistic war games out thereHighlander9782 | Sept. 15, 2013 | See all Highlander9782's reviews »
Intense game where you use a real looking map to coordinate where you and your buddies are on the map. Bullets do large amounts of damage, so you can't just rush in like Battlefield or Call of Duty. You need some planning to strategize the best method of attacking the enemy. Different classes to choose from offer different weapons. Maps are large and the action is intense. The only downside is that the graphics aren't on par with current gen games.