Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (Windows)

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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a multiplayer first-person shooter set in World War II, more precisely the fights in the area of Stalingrad from 1942/43. In comparison to most other games of its genre it tries to create a more realistic atmosphere: the most prominent example would be that almost every hit is an instant kill. And if not, the wound has to be bandaged to avoid bleeding to death. The weapons react more realistically (it is hard to keep a machine gun steady) and have no crosshair. Additionally there is no in-game indication besides the uniforms which player is on which side and there is no announcement of kills. All this creates the need to progress carefully at a slower pace.

There are also other areas where Red Orchestra 2 differs from regular multiplayer shooters: only a certain amount of every class type are allowed on a map to keep the balance and respawns are not instant - instead the game waits until a few people are ready to spawn to simulate reinforcements. Other features are the morale system which improves the performance when players with a high rank are nearby, and a cover system.

However, no experiments are made with the ranking system. Players receive points for helping the team (e.g. for kills or giving out ammo) which eventually results in a better rank. Practically the player can receive more stamina and better weapons this way, even if slower than usual. The commander can give out commands and order air attacks. There are three multiplayer modes: countdown, territory and team-deathmatch; the former two are variants of the known "conquer and defend certain areas" kind. The two singleplayer campaigns are basically just multiplayer games with bots.


Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Windows Two single player campaigns are available
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Windows Inside a German tank
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Windows Map
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Windows Protecting my precious window with the help of machine gun

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Alternate Titles

  • "Red Orchestra 2: Bohaterowie Stalingradu" -- Polish title

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Gamepyre Sep 14, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 29, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Level Nov, 2011 8 out of 10 80 Oct 18, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Splitkick Nov 17, 2011 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Sep 22, 2011 76 out of 100 76
Absolute Games ( Oct 05, 2011 70 out of 100 70
Thunderbolt Games Oct 13, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central 2011 3.4 out of 5 68
Calm Down Tom Oct 04, 2011 5 out of 10 50


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German version

In the German version, limbs are not cut off after explosions and all references to Nazi Germany during the singleplayer campaign were removed. A detailed list of changes can be found on

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Patrick Bregger (159431) added Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (Windows) on Nov 27, 2011