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.Read full description
"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.
It's the best FPS about WW2. I have never seen a game like this before and may won't see another in the future. This game brings you a realistic warfare in the Eastern Front and the Pacific. If you are a military enthusiast, DO NOT miss it. Red Orchestra 2 is a platform where I meet a lot of friends around the world especially from Japan, they are all good guys and game masters. It's my pleasure to play with them.
This game had one of the largest learning curves I have ever experienced, but with time you will get used to the mechanics. If you are a fan of tactical and realistic games, or a fan of World War 2, Red Orchestra 2 is a great game for you. With the large scale battles you will never be bored. Included with Red Orchestra 2 is Rising Storm, set in the Pacific instead. This is almost two games in one!
I was sitting in a trench. I could hear the Russians screaming in their barbaric language, ready to avenge their comrades. I knew the reinforcements weren't coming. The filmsy, brick wall was all that shielded us from Ivan's snipers. Somehow, at this point in time, the world was peaceful - has the war even happened in the first place? The machinegunner, who not even that many minutes ago was barking orders, was lying on the ground, with a dismaying hole in his neck - and somehow, as if it was a time-continuum denying paradox, he had been fighting for his life, screaming for years, it seemed. As if a magician flicked his fingers, all my senses decided to come back. Only then I realized I wasn't a Wermacht soldier on his last stand with a bunch of Russians preparing their smoke cover - I was just playing one of the most immersive video games ever released. Red Orchestra 2 is possibly one of the most gritty, raw, and solid video game I've had satisfaction playing. The game finds its way to provide the player with memories as vivid as if they actually experienced the war. All the notes from the checklist have been checked - long, horryfying death noises? PTSD-inducing death animations? Unreliable while in stress, albeit possible to master gunplay? Actual fear for your virtual life, a dedicated community, and attention to detail? Check, check, check! As a starting infantryman, you feel exactly as you're supposed to - an infinitely small gear in the entire machine of war. Only when you witness what this game can offer, can you reliably develop your experience, and rank up. You get different weapons, attachments, bonuses, and even your soldier can look different in the battle. Would you follow a comrade with a factory-new uniform, or an obviously hardened soldier who would be kicked out of every victory parade? This detail is so small, but it just shows how much love has been given to the game by the devs. But wait, the game doesn't stop at the infantry! This piece of video entertainment also supports vehicular combat. Be warned, tanks aren't your typical one-manned Battlefield tincans! All the beauty is on the inside - where you can look at your loader reload the next shell, and would you believe that? It's an actual player! Cooperating in a tank with full voice support is a recipe for hell of a good time. Or some actual PTSD, if you just happen to turn around while your friend's head is being displaced via a masterfully placed shot by the enemy team's AT rifleman. I'm not going to fiddle around with the 1-100 point grading system - the game's simply a great purchase for anyone seeking thrilling experience. Just remember, try your best in not getting lost within the atmosphere - not many players come back.
Once you've run around in your soldier's boots for a few hours you'll begin to appreciate the complexities of this game. It takes those first few hours to accustom yourself to the horrors of war RO2 presents. One of those horrors is learning the game mechanics, but once you do you'll likely feel invested enough that every rifle round, every soldier's life is at least a little bit precious. Making it all the more rewarding when you live for more than a few minutes, or take down multiple enemies without being injured yourself. If you're someone who can appreciate walking a mile in someone else's boots, then this is a game you'll probably enjoy. I won't say it's the highest fidelity game as far as textures and animations, but your mind will fill in any gaps. If you play games to escape to other "realities" then this is a game which, if tinkered with for a few hours, will definitely get you there.
RO2 is one of the best multiplayer experiences in recent years. The launch of the game was mired by many issues, but most have been alleviated. Sadly, the issues destroyed the abundance of servers and now there are only a handful of servers that are consistently full. Saying there's different modes of play is a misnomer because most servers run the "hardcore" modes. Combat is realistic and unforgiving, it rewards smart play and teamwork. The maps are incredibly varied and offer unique experiences, however, most are German sided.
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