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Rising Storm is the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise. You know the great gameplay, innovative features and realistic audio and graphics of RO2 - Rising Storm will take this to the Pacific Theater, adding even more features, new levels, new weapons and new factions. The game will allow the player to fight across iconic locations from the famous island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, as the US Army and Marine Corps fight it out with the Imperial Japanese army and Special Naval Landing Forces. Players will experience beach assaults, jungle fighting, close quarters night fighting and more across Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Saipan, among other iconic battles. The player is able to take the part of either side – American or Japanese – battling it out online in multiplayer on up to 64-player servers.
Rising Storm also introduces an entirely new type of gameplay to the franchise - asymmetrical warfare. The American’s have the apparent advantage in firepower with their fast firing semi-automatic rifles, fully automatic weapons, and devastating flamethrower. The Japanese balance this out with gameplay elements that model their raw courage, ferocity, and cunning use of equipment. Their knee mortars allow them to rain indirect fire down on their enemies from anywhere in the map. Grenades can be planted and turned into booby-traps for unwary GIs. The Japanese put very high store on close-quarter combat, with a bayonet on almost every weapon – even machine guns and SMGs. Their banzai charge suppresses the enemy making it difficult for them to return fire and gives them an opportunity to close in to use bayonets and katanas on their opponents.
Large Scale Multiplayer Combat in The Pacific: Take part in the brutal fighting in the Pacific online with up to 64 players at a time.
Iconic Battles: Experience iconic battles such as Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Guadalcanal as the US military struggles to clear the Japanese from the islands in the Pacific.
Asymmetrical Gameplay: Far from the mirrored gameplay seen in other shooters, both sides utilize historical weapon sets and each have unique gameplay capabilities. American firepower is matched by Japanese ferocity and guile with such features as banzai charges, booby-traps, the infamous “knee mortar” and more. This creates a unique gameplay experience that can’t be found anywhere else.
WWII weaponry redefined – again: all of the weapon functionality you expect from the franchise returns - true to life ballistics, bullet penetration, breathing, adjustable sights, free aim, weapon bracing, and more, create WWII weaponry that has no equal. To that add over 20 new weapons including the devastating flamethrower and the portable “knee mortar”.
Morale: Your soldier’s state of mind plays a bigger role than ever. Banzai charging Japanese soldiers can heavily suppress the Americans making it difficult to return fire and allowing the Japanese to close the distance. The Americans can use their firepower advantage to suppress their enemies and gain the advantage!
Bonus Content: All Red Orchestra 2 multiplayer content is included with Rising Storm as a free bonus. Fight in the Pacific, then fight on the Eastern Front at any time, all in the same game and same server browser. Find out what made Red Orchestra 2 PC Gamer’s Multiplayer FPS of the Year in 2011 with this award winning content.
Full Mod SDK and Steam Workshop Support: Download some of the amazing existing community made content for Red Orchestra 2, or try your hand with the mod SDK and make your own maps or mods for either Rising Storm or Red Orchestra 2.
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!
Super hard to learn but really greatMurderbot735 | 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 Gamelajvjjajajaaaa | 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 Experiencevekktorious | 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 combatBalrock168 | 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.
Epic.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.