- 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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Oct 27, 2016I 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.
Sep 25, 2014NOTE: 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 theNOTE: 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.… Expand
Sep 9, 2015I 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.… Expand
Jul 9, 2015Mediocre WW2 shooter with HEAVY Pay2Win model - basically no progress whatsoever without spending cash. So if you are looking for somethingMediocre WW2 shooter with HEAVY Pay2Win model - basically no progress whatsoever without spending cash. So if you are looking for something fun with a real fair Free2Play model, Heroes & Generals is NOT that game. Also a lot of unbalance in the game mechanics with a lot of spawn camping and similar fun-killing bugs and flaws. Just not worth it...… Expand
Apr 22, 2015Stay away from this game. The devs are dictators that take great amusement in banning folks for all sorts of crazy reasons. The updates areStay away from this game. The devs are dictators that take great amusement in banning folks for all sorts of crazy reasons. The updates are terrible and thegame suffers from unbelievable lag and downtime. They say free but now it's Pay2Play because you can be charged REAL money to replace items that your team has destroyed on you. When I called them, at my expense to ask why, they laughed at the fact I'm almost blind and type in caps to see. These cats are bad programmers that started working on a movie and switched to games....bad move. Even the movie sucked. STAY AWAY OR BE HATEFULLY DISAPPOINTED. The downtime is always wrong on times and even lose the entire server for a weekend. They say it's gonna be up in 1 hour and 5 hours later.......yep you guessed it. The lag, the high ping times, bad weapons that are inaccurate, and a dev team that just don't care.
BAD DEAL.… Expand
Jun 9, 2017I have over 2,000 hours in this game, and I will recommend that you stay away from this dying game.
- There is a long waiting time betweenI have over 2,000 hours in this game, and I will recommend that you stay away from this dying game.
- There is a long waiting time between games, and then between spawns. You will wait twice as much as you play. The waiting time increases if you are one of the people actually trying to win.
- Playing with friends is now a chore: You have a small limited amount of “seats” that you can use to switch classes that you have to select before the game. This means that either your friends or you get to play the fun classes while you are stuck playing the boring ones.
The funny thing is that all of my friends and everyone in my clan decided to quit this horrible game anyway.… Expand
Jun 23, 2015Ignore the Free 2 Play part. If you ever played theHunter you will know what to expect here.
Heroes and Generals is basically a game withIgnore 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!
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.… Expand
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