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.
When reality kicks inSinma | May 17, 2013 | See all Sinma's reviews »
Every wanted a Call of Duty 2 shooter that's more realistic ? Well, you've hit the jackpot because Red Orchestra is literally that!
Hours and hours of pure fun and entertainment, and the thrills of getting a long kill with a carabin are just out of this world!
You can have a lot of fun with your friends or even alone, and the servers are almost always full, and the game is 2 years old and it seems like it doesn't age. People are always playing this and probably will. The superb MOD community is what makes this game run more and more, and the more, the better. Custom build maps, weapons, and looks are what keeps it going all these years, and it has a big reputation of being the game in its genre.
Anybody that wants WWII thrills should get this game and experience a true war simulation, where 1 bullet is enough to burry you 6 feet under !
A fun gameSaburoSakai | May 11, 2013 | See all SaburoSakai's reviews »
The multi-player for this game is quite fun and impressive like any other fps games. Community can be good or bad but thats just like every other game in the market. However the multiplayer options are quite limited and may not be worth the full price it is offered at in comparison to others.
If you have a group of friends playing this game its much more fun , so if there is ever a sale you should get it and enjoy it. My opinion a very small learning curve.
Solid but better options existlachking | April 6, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »
Red Orchestra is an FPS set in the World War 2 Era and is now definitely a solid game after a rocky launch, but it must be said that better options do exist such as Counterstrike GO and Battlefield 3. Red Orchestra however, does have some good concepts. The map design is quite good offering a variety of different settings often with buildings and rubble to give you cover. There are a variety of classes to pick and you even have the option to drive tanks, a mechanic Battlefield veterans will be familiar with. The visuals and sounds are also quite good, creating an immersive World War 2 Atmosphere. However, the game itself is quite difficult, and you will often die in one hit. The game is also much slower paced than other online shooters, so many may find it a tad boring. The single player AI in the campaign is also rather weak and will constantly get in your way and hinder your progress.
Realistic funStebsis | Feb. 16, 2013 | See all Stebsis's reviews »
Red Orchestra 2 is maybe the most realistic first person shooter I've ever played. It gives you hard look at war in times of World War 2.
RO2 is very team based, alone you won't survive especially on the realistic mode where bullets kill you basically from one hit. This is no Call of Duty or even Battlefield. You have to rely on your teammates and you have to support them too.
Graphically the game is ok, not bad but it clearly didn't have a big budget. The game can also get a big laggy and it has some bugs, animations are really stiff too but maybe that's because it's so realistic.
RO2 is not a game for standard shooter fan, and that's what I like about it. It's like an intelligent shooter, making you strategice a bit and trying to survive and support rather than scoring the most kills
One of the best MP Shooters aroundlkRaven | Feb. 11, 2013 | See all lkRaven's reviews »
I got this game from GMG during the Christmas sale period and did not try it until January. But when I did, I rued myself for not playing this earlier. The game is extremely fun if you have a good team to play with. As someone from Sri Lanka I usually have trouble finding good pings and decently filled servers. But when I do, its great fun.
The best thing about the game is its emphasis on team play. There is no run and gun as with COD. The gameplay is somewhat similar to battlefield, but even more deep and require even more team play. The game is easy to grasp and welcoming to newcomers but it takes time to master. The best thing for a newcomer is the mature community. You hardly find any swearing players and the community always help out to newcomers. The game's campaign is merely a tutorial that prepares you for the fantastic multiplayer. My only gripe in the MP is the somewhat long play time per game, which sort of puts me off becaus I am someone who finds it difficult to dedicate more than 10-15 mins of playtime per session. However this may not be an issue for most people.
The graphics do look a bit dated, but it is not even noticable when you start enjoying the gameplay. The sounds are also good and the controls feel great.
All in all this is a solid multiplayer game that is well worth the price (and a steal when I bought it for under $4).