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  • Summary: Red Orchestra Series' take on Vietnam: 64-player MP matches; 16-player Skirmish; M16, M79, Hueys and Attack Helicopters; the AK, Double-Barrel Shotguns, Toe-Popper Mines, Tripwires, Tunnels and more. Brutal. Authentic. Gritty. Character customization. And napalm in the morning.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jun 27, 2017
    88
    Rising Storm 2, like its predecessors, is a tight, realistic multiplayer shooter with a robust community of players and balanced asymmetrical gameplay that feels fair. The sound design creates a suspenseful atmosphere while the iconic rock music of the era sets you squarely in the time period. Graphically, the game is not the best looking title around, but it's good enough not to adversely affect one’s enjoyment of the action. While not exactly noob friendly, the community will help you get your swamp legs and, as a team-based game, you will have to communicate with others if you don’t want to simply be in the way. If you are looking for something more realistic than Call of Duty or Battlefield, but faster than Arma, look no further than Rising Storm 2. I will see you in my sights.
  2. Jun 22, 2017
    85
    A fiery test of awareness, speed and accuracy which upholds the series' devotion to teamwork and authenticity, but doesn't nail the asymmetry of modern era combat.
  3. Jun 24, 2017
    84
    If you like a multiplayer FPS where realism and tactic battle comes first, you should give this a try. Keep in mind it's very demanding, so make sure that you're ready for a challenge.
  4. 80
    In a market controlled by the Call of Duty, Counterstrike, and Battlefield franchises, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a breath of fresh, albeit hot and muggy air. Tripwire Interactive has yet again produced a stunning game that is surprisingly tactical in its gameplay mechanics, and brutal in its tone.
  5. Aug 3, 2017
    80
    Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is an intense shooter that stresses teamwork over running-and-gunning. The chaos on the battlefield truly shows you what it's like to be under fire.
  6. Jul 5, 2017
    80
    Rising Storm 2: Vietnam manages to carve itself a place in an already flourishing genre, all thanks to the semi-simulation war combat. The Vietnam War makes for a distinct battleground that has been smartly incorporated into the game’s mechanics, which bring slower paced matches with more emphasis on team work and survival combat than rushing out to be a solo war hero. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is aimed at a specific group of first-person shooter fans who are lured by the prospect of an experience more closer to the realism spectrum, and by looking at the server browser, there seems to be enough players to give this game legs. If that sounds like something enjoyable, then I can see Rising Storm 2: Vietnam becoming the multiplayer shooter of 2017 for those people.
  7. Jul 5, 2017
    73
    It's the only modern multiplayer FPS based on the Vietnam war, and its developers used all their past experience to create a fun, stylish and very gory shooter. That being said, next time Tripwire will have to come up with something more original than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. May 30, 2017
    10
    No comment , this is what battlefield was supposed to be. I s seams like i play Battlefield 2 again , this sensation is priceless. This is aNo comment , this is what battlefield was supposed to be. I s seams like i play Battlefield 2 again , this sensation is priceless. This is a relay good , and tactical FPS without a doubt.
    All my respect for tripwire & antimattergames.
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  2. May 31, 2017
    10
    The game is great it is realistic and gritty and it has infantry, Helicopters i think it will eventually have tanks too. There is no DLC nor aThe game is great it is realistic and gritty and it has infantry, Helicopters i think it will eventually have tanks too. There is no DLC nor a season pass and it was half the price of other AAA+ games. I love the only thing i dislike about the game is i die a lot and the performance is really really harsh. If they can fix the fps drops across large distances and sort out why everyone has 100ms pings it will easily be my go to shooter. I am not even interested now in CODWW2 or Battlefield or Titanfall which i had on my list against this one. It is simply the best 64player shooter out there at the minute. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2017
    9
    To sum up this game, it is challenging, team oriented and overall what I consider to be the best Vietnam War game on the market right now.To sum up this game, it is challenging, team oriented and overall what I consider to be the best Vietnam War game on the market right now.

    The only drawbacks are some encounters of player toxicity, team killers, commanders who don't do their job, and the Vietcong having advantages on many maps, and their weapons outclassing the US by a decent notch.

    The M16 and M14 are great guns but have very poor iron sights with terrible field of view, while the AK and SKS sights are much nicer.

    The M60 and the Flamethrower are an awesome advantage for the US, the M60 is overall better than the RPD/RPK, and the flamethrower if used correctly, can clean house.

    The IZH double Barrel hunting shotgun and the PPSH are respectively better than the trench gun and grease gun. The trench gun has more rounds, but the IZH has less spread, more stopping power, more range and faster movement speed. The PPSH is a little less accurate and has less range, but the ammo capacity and the firing speed and damage far surpasses the grease gun's, not to mention the sight on the grease gun is like trying to look through a tin can with a hole poked through it.

    Snipers are snipers, not much to change, they all pretty much one shot, have the same range and negligible differences in accuracy. However, on certain maps, the US snipers get a silencer on certain rifles, which dampens noise and has no muzzle flash or smoke, allowing you to hide more safely. This is a definite advantage for the US.

    Grenade launcher vs RPG. Enough said.

    As the RPG class you can have a rifle and an RPG whilst only being able to have the grenade launcher and a pistol on the grenadier class. Overall, explosion radius is not great, you basically use one grenade per one to two kills, and it is decent for suppression. The RPG only has 2-3 rockets, but fires with pinpoint accuracy and has a much bigger explosion radius, easily clearing trenches and houses with a single well placed rocket.

    Overall, your victory will be heavily reliant on your teamwork, strategy and the cunning of your squad leaders and commander. Never blame one person for the loss, even though a **** commander can easily lose the game for you so don't be afraid to give constructive criticism on how he can do better. If you don't know how he can do better, or don't think you can do better yourself, don't complain, it's that simple.

    Have fun fellas
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  4. May 12, 2018
    8
    The only letdown on this game is the engine its unreal engine 3 looks greta 4k ultra 80 fps with a 1080, but Cpu it only uses 2 cores so theThe only letdown on this game is the engine its unreal engine 3 looks greta 4k ultra 80 fps with a 1080, but Cpu it only uses 2 cores so the fps are not constant unless you use a beast of a cpu with very strong single core speed. otherwise its a 10/10 best MP Shooter on the marker, if You think Bf1 is good then you are a brainwashed casual go buy dlc and season passes with dumb gameplay. Expand
  5. Dec 8, 2018
    7
    Tiene una clara falta de armas y personalización de estas, a parte de eso el gameplay es divertido, necesitas compenetración con tu equipo,Tiene una clara falta de armas y personalización de estas, a parte de eso el gameplay es divertido, necesitas compenetración con tu equipo, los gráficos no están nada mal. Recomendable. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2020
    5
    Graphics are bad, game design simple but effective, gameplay is great, but players where too good / competitive for me, someone who doesn'tGraphics are bad, game design simple but effective, gameplay is great, but players where too good / competitive for me, someone who doesn't have a lot of time to get good at hardcore games as this Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2020
    0
    Awful, probably the worst shooter I've ever played.
    The whole experience - get killed over and over in one shot when you have no idea where
    Awful, probably the worst shooter I've ever played.
    The whole experience - get killed over and over in one shot when you have no idea where the fire is coming from as everything looks like a blobby green mess.
    No idea how to tell the teams apart, so you can have fun team-killing.
    It might be realistic but it sure isn't fun. Take a hard pass.
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