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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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  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 17, 2017
    65
    On a whole, RAID: World War II feels exactly like what you’d expect from a Payday clone. It takes less of a political approach than other games featuring Nazis such as Wolfenstein or the upcoming Call of Duty: WW2, and instead moves away from the war is hell narrative to opt for a more hyper-violent, stylised approach to the subject matter. While the choice of game engine severely lets itself down, there is still much to appreciate if you enjoy other co-operative shooters of its type.
  2. Nov 15, 2017
    65
    Raid: World War 2 copies Payday 2, but does little better and a lot of things worse than its role model. But the potential is there.
  3. Oct 12, 2017
    60
    Building off the success of Payday is a decent premise for Starbreeze to explore. Raid: World War II does not successfully lead a winning campaign, however. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Oct 10, 2017
    35
    Raid: World War II disappoints on all levels. It’s not that one thing in particular is badly broken; it’s that so many aspects of the game are clumsy or incomplete. It made playing the game a chore, even in its best moments. Sometimes a terrible movie or game will still have things that make it enjoyable — hilariously cheesy dialogue or over-the-top action that I end up liking in spite of the low budget or poor production values. With Raid, there’s just nothing here for me, and I can’t imagine there being much here for anyone else.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 20, 2018
    8
    Raid tries to be unlike Payday 2 and gives the player a whole scattering of new game mechanics. Therefore, the gameplay in the game is simplyRaid tries to be unlike Payday 2 and gives the player a whole scattering of new game mechanics. Therefore, the gameplay in the game is simply excellent. But because of the terrible graphics and technical problems, the game evokes a feeling of a very bad reskin of Payday 2.

    The ambiguous feeling is caused by the system of maps, which is worth further elaboration.
    The game has a huge potential, and I want to believe that the game will live.
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  2. Nov 17, 2017
    8
    RAID: World War II is somewhat of a spiritual succesor of PAYDAY: The Heist and PAYDAY 2, using the gameplay formula that made them popularRAID: World War II is somewhat of a spiritual succesor of PAYDAY: The Heist and PAYDAY 2, using the gameplay formula that made them popular while differentiating itself enough to be considered its own thing.
    The missions are varied, with things like a Treasury, a flakturm,or stealing the Amber Room in a trainyard. The game released with 9 raids, 11 if you count the Outlaw Raids (Consumable raids that you have to find the intel for in normal raids). On top of that, you have Operations, which are multi-part raids following a small story arc, having in-between missions where you drive around Berlin completing specific objectives.
    The gameplay is simple and fun. Although kind of lacking in guns, each one handles uniquely, and more weapons have been added in updates, with more coming in the future. All of them can be upgraded by completing their respective challenges (kills, headshots, etc.). Survivability is greatly based around resource management, having health and ammo pickups scattered around crates and dropped sometimes by enemies.
    There are 4 classes in the game: Recon, Assault, Insurgent and Demolitions. What makes each class unique is their respective War Cry, a skill that can be activated after it gets filled with kills. Each War Cry has bonus for the user and another one for the entire team, encouraging you to use them at the best moment to help your team in the worst situations, althought they are unbalanced at the moment, with some war cries being clearly more useful than the others.
    One of the worst parts of the game is the grinding. Progress feels very slow. Althought alleviated in recent updates, it still needs work.
    In conclusion: this is a game that still needs a lot of work to be really great, but it has a lot of potential to be it. Also, the developers have been listening to the feedback and they've shown that they really care about working hard in it, which recent updates have shown. I would give this game a 7, but I'll give it a 8 for this reason.
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  3. Nov 17, 2017
    8
    RAID: World War 2 is the perfect example of dumb fun in it's best regards, the shooting feels fantastic, the movement is great, the weaponsRAID: World War 2 is the perfect example of dumb fun in it's best regards, the shooting feels fantastic, the movement is great, the weapons feel punchy, however, the game is sadly plagued by a plethora of bugs, a rocky start and ridiculously high price point, not unlike PD2, except of course, a whole lot less DLCs, I'd say it's worth your money if you're willing to wait a little longer for a steam sale or, if you just have a ton to toss around, a very enjoyable but flawed game. Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2017
    6
    Raid: World War II is a very fun game however the game feels that it is a early acces title. There are alot lack off weapons on ww2,alot ofRaid: World War II is a very fun game however the game feels that it is a early acces title. There are alot lack off weapons on ww2,alot of bugs,grind game,rushed. You start by choosing 4 class and 4 characters. The voice acting is very well made along with characters look.
    The raids are well made along with 15 mission total. There are 2 Operative Raid That Contains days of it. 9 Raids Along 2 Secret Raids that can be found on file (and completing the mission succesfly)
    The idea of saving progress on Operative raid was great. It can make players take a break without losing any progress of Operative raids.
    Seeing hitler reaction on succesful/failed raid are also a great addition but it gets boring if you keep seeing part over and over.
    Music is great. I am not a big fan of listening music but these soundtracks are making me to listen them often. Sound is also a good.
    Gameplay:
    The shooting feels ok, the gameplay is fun as hell. But not always gameplay can be perfect. The AI are horribly bad since they get downed easilly if they get close to Flametropper and most of times caring about reviving you instead shooting at enemy. It's better off to play with your friend's or random players for now. The stealth is ok, however some of times enemy run straight into wall like it was nothing, detecting you and making your time very pointless. The controller are same as payday franchise. Again there are lack off weapons however dev are giving guns for free.
    Graphics:
    The game was made same as payday 2 (Diesel Engine) the graphics aren't really the great thing but they look like it was old live on world war 2.
    Results:
    The Raid: World War II feels like a early acces to the game, it has alot of lack off weapons,buggy to console's. I do only reccomend when its on sale or the game will be not having too many bugs and have alot of pontential. However if you want support them buy this game at full price.
    6.3/10
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  5. 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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