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.
The most challenging WWII multiplayer shooter to datecommanderhavoc | May 13, 2015 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
If there is one thing Tripwire Interactive is damn good at, then it is making realistic shooters that are challenging the player to the max. And this one ain't no exception, even when you join a server that don't have the realistic setting on, you still will find yourself being killed extremely easily by a well placed shot to the head and going behind cover isn't gonna put you in a third person camera angle either, so blindfire really lives up to its name here. The sound design as always is outstanding as it really gives you that feeling of being in the middle of the Stalingrad siege or other iconic battlefields of the Eastern Front. But the moments when you score a kill are even more satisfying then what other online shooters can provide, especially if it is a headshot of an enemy soldier who is running quite a distance away from you. As for the single player campaign however, you will find that the AI isn't really that great and don't be surprised if you end up with a frustrating mission where your AI team mates don't do as they're ordered to do, it is generally best to stick with the multiplayer. Oh and don't forget to check out the expansion pack Rising Storm that adds in the Pacific Theater of war with Japanese and American soldiers fighting in the jungles with new weapons and vehicles to try out.
For fans of hard shooters!PlayTyrant | May 12, 2015 | See all PlayTyrant's reviews »
This is a really good WWII shooter, specially the online mode. The community is quite extensive, you won't be alone playing this, at least to date. The solo mode is (at least for me) more like... a tutorial for the online game, it will train you so you can play online with plenty of expertise with the controls. But it's hard and enjoyable too. One of the things that really caught my eye (my ear actually) is the sound. It's very detailed, well recorded, the weapons are great. It's worth it!
One of the best experiences I 've hadLastNutria | Oct. 5, 2014 | See all LastNutria's reviews »
This game is one of the best simulators that i've played in my life, you really feel like if you were on the WW2 fighting for the mother Russia, even with the time that it have, the servers are always full with a nice community of players that play tactically. The game is really well designed having a lot of real maps like Mamayev Kurgan or The Red October Factory. The weapons feel very realistic, everytime that i use the MG36 when it get overheated i must change the barrel to keep using it (and when i see that i'd to change the barrel for the first time i was like "OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS SO AWESOME") I would like to keep saying more good stuffs about this game but i will never finish because, for me this game is perfect, if you are a Pc gamer, then you need this game, it could be one of the best experience you will ever have, and if you love history (like me) you will love this game.
Realistic multiplayer game.Furrek | Aug. 7, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
Remember previous Red Orchestra game? It was made well and realistic. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is even better. Look how many years have passed since previous game! What does that mean? Red Orchestra 2 made it to new game standards - even if graphics is not most important thing in game, somehow they need to look to appeal players that have no idea what this game is about. Aside from graphics, the music and sounds are made even more realistic. How you use weapon, how it's feel to use them, it haven't changed - I mean, it is still high level of how real they are. The only thing that got harder is getting in this game. You will die thousand of time before you will learn to how play, nobody will go easy on you. It won't take a hour or two to be good player. Well, nobody said that war is easy. This is what I really like in Red Orchestra 2. Despite fact that games are trying to be more easy and friendly for players, Tripwire Interactive made a challenging game, that require from you a very high skill and heavy teamwork in order to win. Good job! If you are bored with multiplayer games which require from you nothing more than pressing left mouse button - buy Red Orchestra 2.
A jewel of gold in my accountpatacon | June 27, 2014 | See all patacon's reviews »
This is probably the best game that has my own, I fell in love to the tutorial, gameplay is excellent, can play a long time from the beginning you'll get used, you'll never get bored, the graphics is the best thing about this game if you play on TV really you're watching a movie in the cinema in HD, also has a multiplayer but that is another game so I will not comment on the thinking of the creators of this game I want to give a round of applause because (in addition to creating a masterpiece) have warned that wanted to buy the game to wait one week because they would have new news and was really gave this game, I thank the creators for giving me such a good playing this game a chance. 10/10