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  • Summary: Raid: World War II is an action-packed four player cooperative shooter set during a time when the Nazi war machine was still winning, and hope was in short supply.
    During the worldwide fight against evil, four prisoners of war are found in a raid on a Gestapo jail. They have been freed
    Raid: World War II is an action-packed four player cooperative shooter set during a time when the Nazi war machine was still winning, and hope was in short supply.
    During the worldwide fight against evil, four prisoners of war are found in a raid on a Gestapo jail. They have been freed by a "Mrs. White," a secret British intelligence agent, who needs someone to take down Hitler and his Third Reich once and for all.
    Not every part of the war effort is noble. In fact, Mrs. White has something else in mind for the squad. Players will fight for their freedom via sabotage, robberies and assassinations of the Nazi Party. If they're stealing from the Nazis, why not get rich on the side?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    Raid is terrific fun in co-op, with interesting objectives and fine leveling and upgrade systems. If you're looking for a cooperative multiplayer-focused alternative to this fall's other big World War II game, you can't go wrong with RAID.
  2. Oct 18, 2017
    50
    Overall, I really like the theme and setting of RAID: WWII, especially considering its irreverent tone that evokes memories of Inglorious Basterds. But even though I’m a sucker for all things WWII, the bullet-spongy enemies, lackluster unlocks and customization, and poor mission variety don’t excite me enough to want to play beyond a few rounds. And while it’s putting the cart before the horse, without a strong community of users to drop into a raid with, there’s even less reason to stick it to Nazi Germany in this particular instance. Very little in RAID: WWII is absurdly broken or flawed, but its mediocrity makes it a missed opportunity to create a highly replayable co-op game within the WWII shooter genre.
  3. Oct 19, 2017
    45
    A Payday-like game in a WW2 setting is a good concept and the live action cutscenes are very good, but it all gets wasted by a laughable technical production with a repetitive and boring game design.
  4. Oct 26, 2017
    45
    RAID: World War II is an FPS that gives the impression of looking like a beta and not a complete game. Although the idea is good it loses personality everywhere. Graphically it is a very old-fashioned game, with alarming drops of frames and a null AI. As a positive thing, we want to mention the scenes with real actors.
  5. Oct 10, 2017
    40
    RAID: World War 2 is PayDay 2 with Inglorious Bastards, but it does not end up having either the charm of the game of robbery or of the Tarantino film.
  6. Oct 12, 2017
    40
    The poor A.I., repetitive design, and technical problems had me waving a white flag long before the war should have been over. If Starbreeze plans to turn this into a long-running service game, it has a lot of work to do.
  7. Oct 27, 2017
    30
    RAID World War II feels broken. Nothing really seems to work, and everything that is in it looks like it has seen better days. The developers have a lot of work that they need to action in order to fix this game, or at least make more of it work before asking for people to fork over some cash.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    5
    I was actually looking forward to RAID: World War II because you can never have too many games that are similar to the fun and enjoyableI was actually looking forward to RAID: World War II because you can never have too many games that are similar to the fun and enjoyable Payday. Unfortunately though this game for the most part is not fun and enjoyable, and the myriad of issues makes the game a chore to play. The only time I really enjoyed the game is when I played with friends and it can be exciting playing this way, but to play with friends you have to wait a long time to get into a game because the online can be a mess at times. This is unfortunate because when you play on your own the game pretty much bores you to tears because the game lacks a challenge in single player, whereas playing with friends is full of challenges. The shooting mechanics in the game are simply awful and I’m not exaggerating when I say that the enemies reactions to getting shot are some of the worst I’ve ever seen. This isn’t the biggest problem with the game even though it’s bad enough, but the biggest problem is the technical issues. Some of these bugs in the game are actually game breaking and to be honest you can’t look past these problems. The presentation side of the game is severely lacking polish, and that’s evident from the get go. Visually the game just looks tired and it never really offers you anything, and the sound design unfortunately is no better because it lacks when it comes to the realism. At the end of the day I expected much more from RAID: World War II and unfortunately I was let down in a big way. This game had a lot of potential but this potential never materialised because the game just has too many things wrong with it. There will be some that will find some enjoyment, but there will be many more who won’t enjoy it, and the current state of the game will put people off big style and that ultimately means it doesn’t get a recommendation from me. Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2017
    3
    Raid: World War II
    more like you need raid for all of these bugs
    Raid World War 2 is a co-op shooter that can be played solo with 3 other ai
    Raid: World War II
    more like you need raid for all of these bugs
    Raid World War 2 is a co-op shooter that can be played solo with 3 other ai controlled partners or online with up to 3 other players...
    You start choosing your class with your preferred weapon, you then choose one of 4 characters from your preferred country, and you get to raiding
    The idea of raid is a good one, there are 15 missions total... 6 operative missions that are objective based like killing a target or interfering with radio frequencies…
    And there are 9 raid missions which I felt are the much better parts of this game where you’ll be doing a variety of breaking and entering, collecting intel gold, or stealing a train…
    Completing missions or failing missions will give you different cut scenes of Hitler either happy or angry at the outcome, and you’re awarded xp to level up your character to unlock new perks and unlock perk cards for the different mission types with their own advantages and disadvantages to better suit your play style… you alter all of these things back at your camp which is where you choose your mission or hop into an ongoing mission…
    All of this sounds great…
    But poor gameplay makes all of this great mean nothing…
    Raid world war ii is a complete mess…
    shooting is stiff and clunky, enemies are far too easily alarmed, there’s real no enemy variety.. It’s just soldier or spongey soldier with a flame thrower that gives no indication they are even taking damage…
    They’ll walk over and on top of boxes like they aren’t even there making the stealth approach practically useless
    in missions are there are crates around with medical supplies for healing and ammo, and your teammates do a great job at reviving you which is all fine..
    But the missions structure just isn’t fun
    it’s a lot of get to an area, interact with an item and wait a little over a minute for the countdown to go down to move on and just do it again and again and again until the mission is over…
    thankfully the 9 raid missions are different enough to not make this feel like a complete drag.. But while in mission... you just want the never ending waiting to be over, as the gunplay in between these moments of interacting are just not fun…
    there’s no feeling of satisfaction or a knife through warm butter feeling a great first person shooter should give…
    and the game is littered with bugs… one bug freezing my character into place and had me flying around the room while I was getting shot.. I had to turn off my controller and turn it on again to get out of this lock…
    The game also crashed on me while trying to join a session which is bad enough on its own... made worst by this game forcing you to watch a choppy cut scene every time you start the game up like its 1996
    And after the game crashed the button to interact with the mission select or any of the upgrade tables wasn’t responding forcing me to back out into the menu and rejoin…
    RAID World War 2 is a cool concept, with poor execution
    I give RAID World War 2 a 3.5/10
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