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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (Windows)

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2.5
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.5


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90
Gamepyre
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is the kind of shooter that can live only on the PC. It's far deeper than console shooters, and makes no concessions to accessibility to appeal to a casual audience. This is as hardcore as first person shooters get, and if you're prepared to put the time in to learn how to play it well, you'll be rewarded with a level of satisfaction that team deathmatch will never deliver. With the promise of free DLC on the horizon, as well as two Total Conversions already well into development, the game's life should prove to be as long as it is varied. Tripwire should be applauded for not being afraid to innovate, but at the same time I wonder if they've bitten off a little more than they could chew. Despite the bugs, this is the perfect shooter for those who like to exercise their intellect as much as their trigger fingers.
86
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Niet zonder oneffenheden, maar Red Orchestra 2 is nu al een pittig hoogstandje dat een groot deel van de concurrentie wegblaast. Intens, eigenwijs en uiterst verslavend.
85
GameStar (Germany)
Ja, Red Orchestra 2 ist noch weit davon entfernt, richtig rund zu laufen. Das ärgert mich, hindert mich aber auch nicht daran, mich in die Schlachten zu stürzen. Meine aktuelle Lieblingskarte »Apartments« könnte ich den ganzen Tag spielen. An den wichtigen Stellen lauern, irgendwie spüren, dass gleich ein paar Feinde versuchen werden, durchzubrechen, die Granate schon mal vorkochen, werfen und Erfolg haben. Toll! Damit dass ich vergleichsweise oft ins Gras beiße, habe ich mich arrangiert. Macht nämlich nichts, anderen geht’s genau so. Red Orchestra 2 ist eine angenehme und vor allem fordernde Abwechslung zum Mehrspieler von Black Ops, die ganz sicher einen treuen Fankreis um sich scharen wird. Mich kann Tripwire auch dazu rechnen.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Overall, I see Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad being the go-to FPS for the more methodical and strategy oriented gamers with patience and a penchant for history. I think that for gamers who are used to the modern combat, cross-hairs on your screen, high action set-up, this would be interesting for the sake of comparison, but it won’t have the longevity of Counterstrike or Call of Duty.
80
Level
Det finns en närvaro i spelet som är fantastisk, en känsla av att det är på riktigt, en nervositet som gör att hjärtat slår snabbare. Jag inser att krig är att förlika sig med en tanke, en mening på fyra ord, det enda som kan hjälpa mig att agera. Annars blir man paralyserad. Jag gör det för att min insats kan betyda något. Jag viskar: Jag är redan död.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Jeu de niche par excellence, difficile, exigeant parfois jusqu'à la frustration et pas exempt de bugs et autres défauts, Red Orchestra 2 : Heroes of Stalingrad n'en reste pas moins une perle rare. Avec son gameplay axé sur une certaine forme de réalisme forcené (balistique, 1 balle = 1 mort), il se démarque très largement des autres FPS en ligne. Les habitués n'ont guère besoin d'être convaincus, les débutants sans doute plus. Red Orchestra n'est pas absolument inaccessible, juste un peu effrayant au début, mais tellement gratifiant par la suite si on est prêt à s'engager.
80
Splitkick
As Tripwire comes into its own, their releases look on par with some larger developers on a much smaller budget. RO2 is obviously a labor of love and their commitment to supporting it is readily apparent with their constant updates following a far-from-bug-free initial release. There is still some work to be done on some issues, but many of the warranted complaints from day one have been addressed. The Red Orchestra community is thriving and support by Tripwire Interactive is steady so one does not need to jump off the Ostfront wagon for Heroes of Stalingrad, you can enjoy both. With a co-op campaign, new vehicles and official expansion packs upcoming, any fan of the series would be doing an injustice by not taking a serious look at RO2: HoS.
76
PC Games (Germany)
Erst war ich von Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad begeistert, dann skeptisch und kurzfristig auch etwas enttäuscht. Was kein Wunder ist, wenn man als passionierter Panzerfahrer erst mal damit leben muss, sich auf nur zwei Modelle und eine reine Panzerkarte zu beschränken. Ich glaube jedoch den Entwicklern, wenn sie sagen, dass sie zügig kostenlose Inhalte nachreichen werden. Aber auch in puncto Infanterie ist Teil 2 gewöhnungsbedürftig. Durch den hohen Detailgrad der Karten und die vielen Objekte ist das Spiel ein Paradies für Sniper! MG-Schützen und Sturmsoldaten haben kein leichtes Leben. Wer jedoch die Herausforderung annimmt und sich teamdienlich verhält, dem eröffnet sich ein Taktik-Shooter mit großem Potenzial. Ich freue mich schon auf die geplanten Inhalte, zumal Steam das Spiel immer automatisch auf dem neuesten Stand hält.
70
Thunderbolt Games
Still, these are little problems, and the game itself shines often enough to prevent them from turning Red Orchestra 2 into a disaster. The weapons, maps and overall feel of the game make it worth checking out, especially for folks jaded by the recent crop of run-and-gun shooters that have gotten so popular. It’s just a shame that it had to launch with so many annoying issues. For people who appreciate WWII history and attention to detail, Red Orchestra 2 is probably a dream come true. For people who just want a balanced and polished tactical shooter, it might be worth waiting for some of the bugs to get ironed out. Either way, it’s an admirable game that probably deserves an audience of dedicated players.
68
Cheat Code Central
Red Orchestra 2 is an immensely ambitious game, and in some ways, it's even a groundbreaking one. However, its focus on realism will turn off fans of arcade shooters, and the developers will have to do some patching before everything truly clicks. If you want a hardcore multiplayer FPS that thoroughly immerses you in the Battle of Stalingrad, this could be the game for you—someday.
60
Gamekult
Loin des FPS grand public auxquels il se contente de piquer une ou deux idées, Red Orchestra 2 : Heroes of Stalingrad s'avère être le digne successeur de son ainé au niveau des sensations de jeu dans un FPS multi mettant le réalisme en avant. Les quelques ajouts comme la mise à couvert ou l'effet des tirs de suppression sont tout à fait bienvenus et renforcent encore l'immersion, tandis que les nouvelles classes de leader et la possibilité de combattre en tank assurent une certaine variété dans les rôles disponibles. Le titre est par contre toujours perclus de bugs plus ou moins graves qui donnent l'impression d'une sortie précipitée. Des patchs sortant régulièrement, il vaut peut-être mieux laisser passer encore quelques semaines en espérant que tous (ou au moins la majorité) de ces soucis techniques soient réglés avant d'envisager l'achat.
50
Calm Down Tom
As a developer struggling to make the transition from Mod to full Unreal-powered retail game, many of Red Orchestra’s problems are clear. At the same time, there is potential here. The game may be buggy, the singleplayer may be terrible and it may look like a dog on older systems, but there’s just enough that’s fundamentally different about it that its worth playing. During the right game, with a rig capable of showing off some of the prettier effects and with the right team mates, this can be a tense and involving game. The rest of the time though you will be wishing they had just put a bit more thought into the gameplay and a lot more polish on everything. Red Orchestra 3 then?
40
GamingLives
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a bad game. It's technically flawed, with poorly implemented controls and no real sense of its own identity. Given time, I believe that the game can of course change all that, but by the time they do it'll be 50% off in a Steam sale and the top dogs will already have swallowed up the market. There was a wonderfully realised opportunity here, may it long rest in peace.