Heroes & Generals PC

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  • Summary: Heroes & Generals is a free-to-play MMOFPS where Germany, United States and Soviet Union fight for victory in one grand online war. You fight and make friends as a team, and no matter if you play as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon, or General you make a difference in the war.

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  1. Oct 27, 2016
    80
    I can’t comment on the general and RTS side of gameplay because I haven’t really experienced any of it. Progression however is painfully slow and could most certainly use with an increase in order to get the ball rolling for new players. Graphics could definitely be improved, it feels slightly dated and the pictures displayed on the store page show a greater graphical superiority when compared to actual gameplay.
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  1. Sep 25, 2014
    10
    NOTE: REVIEW MAY BE SUBJECT TO REVISION UPON FULL RELEASE

    This is an amazing game, it's an FTP first-person shooter that's set in the
    NOTE: REVIEW MAY BE SUBJECT TO REVISION UPON FULL RELEASE

    This is an amazing game, it's an FTP first-person shooter that's set in the European Theater of WWII. You start as a standard infantryman, but as you increase in rank you can unlock new classes (like tank crewman, fighter pilot, recon, and paratrooper). The game also allows you to unlock new weapons and vehicles through both rank and by earning combat ribbons (basically an achievement system). There is also a place to get together with friends of the same class and form a squad so you can all play together (number of friends in you squad is dependent on your class, i.e. infantry can have six, while tanks can have three). You can also have multiple soldiers, so you can have a variety of classes to play with (I have an infantryman, a tank crewman and a fighter pilot).
    There is also a place where you can pay to unlock vehicles and weapons early (although for tank crewman, if you buy a heavy armor off the bat you will not be able to use it very often until you get to a rank where there are heavy armor squads).
    Another neat feature is you can unlock upgrades for your weapons, like a hair trigger for your guns that will increase ROF but decrease stability. Or for tanks and jeeps you can get infantry support crates (ammo and health, or anti-tank weapons).
    All in all, this is a great game and it's only in beta form. It has a great diversity of classes, weapons, and vehicles. If first-person shooters are your thing, then you should definitely try this game, and since it's free, it can't hurt to try it.
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  2. Dec 11, 2014
    10
    Free2Play Massive Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where Axis and Allies fight forFree2Play Massive Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where Axis and Allies fight for control.
    This game really appeal to me as a gamer, i love the "realistic" gunfighting and historical maps.
    I personally dont think its p2w, i do support them now With my cash, but never done it from Level 1-10 and been With them since 2011! they have come along way With their team and patches are coming faster now than ever!
    They also have their Friday twitch weekend info, With what they are working on and we as players can ask whatever we want and they answer almost everything... and they drink beer, they enjoy bringing this game further i see the passion they give and love to follow them along way further
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  3. Sep 9, 2015
    9
    I had been looking for a good WWII themed FPS when I saw a friend on Steam had Heroes and Generals. I saw that it was free and decided to giveI had been looking for a good WWII themed FPS when I saw a friend on Steam had Heroes and Generals. I saw that it was free and decided to give it a shot. I figured all I would waste is a few hours if I didn't like it. I've logged 36 hours of playtime at this point and I love it. The controls feel natural and make sense, the graphics are damn good considering what it is, and the game play is fun and easy to pick up. I love the realistic mechanics the game offers. Realism seems to be a priority with the developers and it shows.

    The game does have voluntary micro-transactions. You can buy gold which you can use to purchase either levels of ribbons (for skills and gear requirements), ranks (determines base hourly salary), and to purchase in-game gear and weapons. I've reached the 6th rank and I current'y have enough to purchase quite a bit in the game. The price points are weird, as a scope or pistol currently costs more than a jeep with a .30 cal machine gun. It helps to realize the price is not realistic or meant to be compared with any historical price/cost but rather with what you as a player are willing to pay. At this point I'd rather spend the two or three hours of playing that it takes to generate the in-game currency to buy these items rather than fork over what would take me less than an hour to earn in real-life.

    The only real draw back for me, and the only reason I don't give it a 10 is that it is Free to play. In-game I have to deal with reading arguments between teammates during game-play and team-killing hobbyists. While teammates don't take damage from friendly bullet fire, explosives are a different story. Friendly fire is inevitable in the game but there are those who join a skirmish simply to grab a panzerfaust and blowup a friendly tank or jeep as it spawns. You can't really get away from that with most games that are free to play though, so it's unavoidable with any of them.

    I'd recommend this game to anyone who likes a team-based FPS challenge, solid game play, and who has the patience to earn in-game gear rather than demand it be given to them simply for playing.

    I'd pay $5.00 a month or $40 one-time to have access to a "premium" server or other benefits. As it stands now that threshold is too high.
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  4. Jun 22, 2015
    3
    It is both pay to enjoy and to win. I refuse to pay for a product that has been in Beta much too long.

    You will spend many, many hours with
    It is both pay to enjoy and to win. I refuse to pay for a product that has been in Beta much too long.

    You will spend many, many hours with one weapon, and a grenade. You will have to wait a long time to get a slight upgrade for that one weapon, and even when you unlock something, you may not be able to buy it.

    Pay for refills, pay for repairing equipment, pay for upgrades etc. everything is about money whether F2P or not. It seems the Beta is merely an excuse to keep the developers earning a salary.

    So you level up enough to change career from grunt to tanker: you have to pay for this. You get an awful low rank tank that seems better off used as a machine gun and a taxi for grunts. You regret the career change. No matter, you can pay to go back to grunt.

    You join a side, one of three, Russian if you want the best grunt gun - rapid sub machine gun that snipes at range too... You join a fight, and ride shotgun, or ride a bicycle into battle, or you simple run a minute or two to get closer to the front line, which is where many things can happen:

    1. You die being sniped, run over, shot, or bombed before you even see an enemy.
    2. You get to the front line, maybe get a kill or two, or none and back to 1.
    3. You are put into a queue to wait for an open slot to rejoin, or a few seconds depending on player numbers.
    4. You literally grind to get a new 'badge' that says you get one kind of boost, but you really can't tell if it works or not.
    5. You grind to get a new weapon you simply cannot afford to buy.
    6. You get an upgrade, but still get a 3-17 kill death ration.
    7. You are in a game with your teammates, all grunts with no anti-tank capability, and your enemy is made up of anti infantry tanks... You spend 15 minutes feeding the enemy XP.
    8. You actually pay real cash and experience faster levelling, quicker unlocks, and a more satisfying game.

    There is no Free to Play. There is only free to keep the servers populated, and give the paying customers target practice with easy XP.

    Poor game with only a little amount of fun to be had occasionally.
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  5. Sep 21, 2014
    2
    After playing a few hours, I found myself constantly questioning certain aspects of the gameplay.

    Cons: 1. The M1 Garand does not perform
    After playing a few hours, I found myself constantly questioning certain aspects of the gameplay.

    Cons:
    1. The M1 Garand does not perform anywhere near what it should
    2. Pay 2 Win
    3. Launcher problems (had to logout to refresh rank unlocks and to equip/unequip items
    4. The Germans always outnumber americans seeing how they have better weapons
    5. German weapons are mostly better than american weapons and there is no balance
    6. Long grind to get different weapons/items
    7. To unlock items using currency unlocked through gameplay is slow and low
    8. Items are overly priced
    9. Bad ping

    Pros:
    1. Fresh idea. It felt like i was playing a FPS version of Company of Heroes
    2. Upgrading weapon parts
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  6. Nov 1, 2016
    0
    If I could give a negative score, I would. This "game" is the software version of cancer. It is a wholly negative and frustrating experience,If I could give a negative score, I would. This "game" is the software version of cancer. It is a wholly negative and frustrating experience, which makes you want to improve it by unlocking things. And interspersed in that sea of negativity, you might encounter a nugget of fun. Rarely.

    This is a free-to-play game, and is definitely *NOT* pay-to-win. That being said, the game will tempt you into putting paycheck after paycheck into it. I added how much you would need to just buy top hardware for each soldier, for one soldier per class, per faction: $5,000. That's right, U.S. Dollars, equivalent to about 4,000 euro.

    It's not pay-to-win because, you will eventually discover that your starter weapon is pretty much the best all-around gun in the game, no matter which faction you choose. There are of course situationally better weapons (SMGs for short range, Bolt-Action for long range, etc.) There are tons of upgrades for each weapon and they make a huge difference.

    But it's free, and if you try it, chances are you will find this game is pretty fun, and that with some better equipment, and the larger battles that await as you rank up, the game REALLY CAN get epic. And it can, rather it *COULD*. Except it will disappoint and frustrate you, but we will start with the good.

    THE GOOD:
    - Recreates the WW2 atmosphere with realistic weapons and vehicles
    - 3 major factions, the USA, Germany and the USSR
    - Minor factions are promised to be added
    - The maps are big
    - The war mode: thousands of players participate simultaneously in a huge campaign
    - There are tons of unlocks
    - Weapons and vehicles can be upgraded
    - The skill ceiling is fairly high
    - There can be 3-way battles
    - Teamwork with friends or with a clan is a complete blast
    - It runs decently and the FPS game very rarely crashes

    THE BAD:
    - The game is designed to make you wait, run, die, wait again, run again, die again. So that you really really want to unlock that jeep, that bike, that whatever vehicle that will prevent that god-forsaken running insanity.

    - The game is designed to make you want the equipment, the guns, the upgrades, and these cost credits. You must also unlock them first, and this requires XP. You get both of those by playing the game. But not by doing things to WIN the game. This disrupts everything.

    - The game trains players to play a single-player game ("Teammates? Nah, there's just ME, MYSELF AND I" type of attitude. And if you think it's bad in other games, wait until a teammate spawns the very last jeep of the game, drives away from spawn, leaving 8 teammates stranded who are all begging for a lift, and goes to crash himself against a tree, destroying the jeep and all hope of winning. This is one example from an endless list.)

    - The game used to have bonuses for doing smart things. But no more. So, that objective that was just captured, there is pretty much no bonus at all for defending it, while there is massive XP & Credits for capturing the next. So? Nobody defends. They all rush on to the next, and if the team loses the previous? Well, we will cap it again! Yay, more XP & Cr! Except that's not winning, that's losing while making the most XP & Credits, which is exactly what the game trains the players to do.

    - You are playing as a tanker? Good luck! Your "friendly" infantry will blatantly ignore the anti-tank dudes in the process of killing you and your tank. They don't care that without tanks they will lose. XP & Cr for "ME ME ME ME ME", that's all that counts.

    - The list of ways this game trains the players to commit the most destructive insanity is nearly endless.

    CONCLUSION
    This is a game unlike any other, combining MMO, FPS and RTS elements. It has so many things going for it, too bad it has even more going against it.

    The worst is, the developers could EASILY fix EVERY SINGLE THING that makes this game an exercise in extreme frustration.

    Maybe its community acts with such extreme retardation because the game is free to play, and it attracts morons and other un-gifted people that could never hold a job or function in society in the first place. Or maybe it's the game design that encourages it and this er... more easily influenced segment of the population goes for it to the max. Either way, the community sucks to the max and beyond.

    The frustration makes you throw money at the game so you can end up enjoying it, but sadly your teammates are all farming XP, Credits and ribbons, and not actually playing the battle like a battle should be played.

    As such, this game is like crack cocaine: it promises greatness, but that promise can never be realized, it only results in emptying your wallet and make you curse humanity.

    If you have a large group of friends to team up with though, you can largely ignore the destructive, blatant, wanton stupidity and have a great time.
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  7. Jun 23, 2015
    0
    Ignore the Free 2 Play part. If you ever played theHunter you will know what to expect here.

    Heroes and Generals is basically a game with
    Ignore the Free 2 Play part. If you ever played theHunter you will know what to expect here.

    Heroes and Generals is basically a game with subscription fee. 10€ for a month or 20€ for 3 months. Forget about playing without veteran membership.

    First few hours might seem ok. You can use semi auto rifle or smg, 3 factions to chose from. 3 maps available at first, games feel quite balanced.

    Then, as you rank up, you are thrown into games with big boys. You will still have just your gun (maybe slightly upgraded) and few grenades but suddenly you're facing tanks, armored cars, planes, snipers that kill you with one shot etc.
    And that isn't even the worst part. You spend your last credits on Anti-tank launcher to have any way of fighting back, maybe buy some mines as well. You jump into a game and quickly spot lots of tanks just shooting everywhere, destroying your teammates. You go for a nice flank and blow them up with your launchers and mines.
    Without enemy tanks shelling at them, your teammates can progress and cap the points, pushing enemies back. You win the game and feel like the real hero!

    Sounds good?

    Then comes the repair bill. You will probably ask: "What do you mean? What repair bill?"
    Oh, you didn't know? It's this cool, innovative feature, that isn't explained very well in the game either.
    Using your equipment cots money. After a game you have to repair your gun, it's modifications, replenish ammo, grenades, rockets, mines etc. You won't notice it at first, but eventually you will realise "I have no more grenades!" and then you have to pay.

    You pay with in-game currency. You can't buy it with $$, it's earned after playing games. No P2W **** here.
    Your actions will earn you some money, plus you get a salary if you played 50% of the game or at least 10 minutes. Salary is based on your rank.

    It still sounds quite good, even if the idea of paying for bullets in a shooter game feels strange.

    Very soon you realise first problem - I'm not earning enough credits. What costs me so much?
    Short answer: everything.
    You are earning maybe 3k per game. Weapon mods cost 20k+, shovel (melee weapon) 14k, binoculars - over 30k, new weapon 60K+. Each weapon mod for bolt action is around 50k. Single use of mine - 1k.

    Imagine this: new game, your team is destroyed by enemy tanks. You grab AT launcher and flank them. 3 shots later, enemy tank is gone. That's around 1,5k you just used. Destroy one more tank and you will not get any profit in this round. This can't be real, can it?

    How can you boost your income and be able to afford anything new?
    Buy veteran membership that will boost your xp gain (get new ranks and higher salary quicker) and earn extra credits for every fight.

    Someone might say you can still play without spending rl money, but if you do that you need to do the following thing to earn credits:
    - pick weapons without any mods
    - jump into games just to grind credits

    That means: not using grenades at all. Ignore the explosives and weapon mods.
    Enemy tank killing your mates? Ignore it. It's too expensive to blow him up.

    When you grind money, you make yourself very weak on purpose. You're the worst equipped guy on your team just to save enough money for later.

    There is no point of playing this game without veteran membership subscription. They might as well add in-game message when you try to blow up enemy tank "Destroying enemy tanks is feature reserved only for veteran membership owners." or show you an info "You just wasted xxx credits." after each grenade used.
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