- Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
- Release Date: Sep 13, 2011
- Summary: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is the follow-up to Tripwire's original hit multiplayer PC title, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, which has gone on to sell nearly half a million units since launch. This time, the game will feature a greatly expanded multi-player experience, withRed Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is the follow-up to Tripwire's original hit multiplayer PC title, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, which has gone on to sell nearly half a million units since launch. This time, the game will feature a greatly expanded multi-player experience, with multiple new game modes, a complete first person cover system, destructible terrain, enhanced weapon mechanics and realistic WWII combat made truly accessible. In addition, the game will feature single-player and co-op game modes, allowing the player to play a full campaign from the Russian and, for the first time in a first person shooter, from the German point of view. Tripwire's renowned weapon handling improved even further, with new features and sounds. And tanks created with fully-operational 3D interiors, hugely enhancing the original game’s vehicle experience.… Expand
- Developer: Tripwire Interactive
- Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Historic, Historic, Arcade
- # of players: Online Multiplayer
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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - Official Trailer
Positive: 31 out of 49
Mixed: 17 out of 49
Negative: 1 out of 49
Nov 27, 2011The basic fact is that Red Orchestra 2 spoils you. 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.
Oct 26, 2011The game punishes every error, has a steep learning curve and is not made for beginners, but at the same time it's extremly motivating. Once you're into the game, you won't be able to stop playing for hours.
Oct 4, 2011It's a well-crafted game that will feel off-putting and foreign at first. But once players give it the time it needs, dive into its systems, and learn them, they will find a game that fills a void that the current trajectory of the FPS genre has left.
Sep 21, 2011It's mainly a multiplayer game, bravely defending its hardcore nature with many unconventional gameplay choices. For the best part, it's a great experience, one hardcore shooters fans absolutely have to try. It's a shame though that it has been released still so rough around the edges, in deperate need of performance and debug patches. In a few months it could get better, but as of now it goes just for true fans.
Oct 3, 2011Tripwire, "the modders that became developers", delivers a decent, multiplayer oriented FPS based on the WWII battles between the Nazis and the Russians. And the result is game almost perfectly suited for those who love massive online battles.
Sep 22, 2011I can appreciate the goals and gumption of the game's small development staff, but the game is just painful to play.
Positive: 173 out of 298
Mixed: 49 out of 298
Negative: 76 out of 298
Oct 16, 2016Get this game.
The sheer level of detail in this game makes this so much fun to play, and my only complaint would be the sheer lack ofGet this game.
The sheer level of detail in this game makes this so much fun to play, and my only complaint would be the sheer lack of community nowadays. But if you want to get this, do it. I'm begging you, for the good of your mental state, do it.… Expand
Sep 15, 2011Haters be haters, this game is awesome, my rig plays it on all max settings, loving every second.
Yeah there are some bugs but Tripwire asHaters be haters, this game is awesome, my rig plays it on all max settings, loving every second.
Yeah there are some bugs but Tripwire as usual has been quick to stomp on them.
Played RO since the mod days and worked on the DH mod for RO:OST.… Expand
Sep 13, 2011Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a refreshing change of pace for the FPS genre. It brings the genre back to it's 2000-2005 roots toRed Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a refreshing change of pace for the FPS genre. It brings the genre back to it's 2000-2005 roots to the WW2 era, and merges it with today's technology to provide an authentic, immersive, beautiful experience. This game plays differently than your popular shooters like Call of Duty and Halo, so it's not for everyone. It's definitely catered to a more hardcore audience than most mainstream titles, but still offers game modes for gamers with all tastes. The combat in this game is fast paced, but realistic. There are minimal hud elements, like no crosshairs for instance. Weapon aiming is quite unique, too. Weapons don't shoot in the center of the screen, but rather the weapon moves with the mouse until you get closer to the edge of the screen, when your camera will shift. For anyone who's played the Arma series, the aiming is similar to that. Weapon and bullet physics are also very realistic. Firing SMGs in more than 4-5 round bursts will make it impossible to hit a target further than 40-50 meters away. The game also features a full ballistics simulation. Bullet drop and travel time must be taken into account when shooting.
The game features HUGE maps with up to 64 players. The vehicles in the game feature full 3d-modeled interiors, where players must realistically navigate the inside of the vehicle to move to each position. No more instantly teleporting from the driver seat to the machine gunner seat, for instance. Vehicles also feature realistic damage models. You can take out a tank's engine by hitting it with an armor piercing round, or even kill the gunner with a well placed shot to the gunner's seat, rendering the tank useless until another player takes over the position.
The graphics and sound design are all top notch in this game. The performance was a little shaky in the beta, but in just two weeks time they have greatly improved framerates and reduced lag. Red Orchestra 2 is a must have for anyone who is a fan of first person shooters who want a more authentic experience than mainstream shooters will give you. It is a game that game developers should take notes on when designing games in the future. Tripwire Interactive put a lot of hard work with limited resources into this game, and the result is something extraordinary.… Expand
Sep 15, 2011It really is a great game and you will struggle to find anything in its league out there on the market today. It really isn't for everyone andIt really is a great game and you will struggle to find anything in its league out there on the market today. It really isn't for everyone and there are currently quite a few issues being reported but I am hopeful they will all be resolved as TWI are usually very good with support and such.… Expand
Feb 16, 2013Overall I think Red Orchestra 2 is a somewhat solid shooter with excellent graphics and environments, however it has glitches and difficultyOverall I think Red Orchestra 2 is a somewhat solid shooter with excellent graphics and environments, however it has glitches and difficulty issues. Some of the glitches include enemies sliding across the floor, appearing to be dead but they are actually still alive. Some enemies will vibrate in place, etc. Problems with the difficulty are common, where some enemies don't attack, and others will try to melee and not shoot. Then it gets really challenging when the enemies hide and get critical hits whenever you do so much as peek your head above cover. The missions are excellent, however it can be argued that the Soviet campaign is almost the same as the German campaign except instead of many Offensive missions it has many Defensive missions. Sometimes Red Orchestra 2 can be extremely frustrating, and sometimes it is extremely fun. It's a dark and mature game, and if you can get it for $20 or less, go for it.… Expand
Sep 14, 2011At the time of this review this game should not have been released. There are so many bugs with this game it isn't even funny. Some people canAt the time of this review this game should not have been released. There are so many bugs with this game it isn't even funny. Some people can snipe across the entire map, while others cannot evey get the server browser working. A lot of the menus don't allow double clicking as confirmation or you'll get prompts for cmds that don't respond, or empty a clip into someone and have them turn and one shot you, then there is the prone bug, and people being able to sometimes head shot you through the ground, destroyed tanks, even smoke. But the worst so far must be that the game doesn't record stats or xp on release so at the moment there is no point in playing multiplayer as you cannot levelup. I'd give this game a 7 if the bugs were fixed but as it currently stands the game is just too broken and buggy. Wait a while and see if they patch it as tripwire generally has a good record with patches but until then don't buy it.… Expand
Nov 30, 2017This is maybe the most realistic depiction of War ever!
You die a lot, you are surrounded by campers, enemies pick you off atThis is maybe the most realistic depiction of War ever!
You die a lot,
you are surrounded by campers,
enemies pick you off at choke-points,
your allies and enemies feel superior in every way,
you die a lot,
you start camping by yourself,
you survive by pure luck,
you devolve into the "skill"-sets of veterans
which means you learn the choke-points,
and kill everyone off at the spawnpoint,
and you die a lot.
War is not fun,
neither is this camping- and dying-simulator!
(still no Coop-Campaign!
Just huge maps filled with cheating super-aim-bots!)… Expand