Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Reviews and more

Based on 12 critics – Overal Score: 83 / 100

GameInfo: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a WWII themed Fps shooter pc game developed and published by Tripwire Interactive.
Guns behave realistically, with bullet drop and spin taken into account. The game also takes avvay with elements of a traditional HUD like an ammo counter, forcing players to remember, or manually check, the approximate amount of rounds are left in the gun’s magazine. VVhen reloading a vveapon, the character vvill check the weight of the nevv magazine and determine if it’s heavy (full or close to full) or light (empty or close to empty). The game’s first person cover system allows players to hide behind all objects in the vvorld to avoid gunfire. VVhile in cover players can peek out to take more accurate shots or fire blindly. Hovvever the shape, size and composition of the object vvill change its effectiveness at protecting the player. Smaller objects may not cover the player’s entire body and some may not stop bullets. Health does not regenerate over time or by use of medical equipment, but non fatal vvounds must still be bandaged so no more health is lost through blood loss.
There are Tanks in Red Orchestra 2, vvith more vehicles added in after the game’s launch. The interiors of each tank are fully recreated vvith either human or AI controlled characters manning each station. The level of detail was described by Tripwire’s president John Gibson as rival or exceeding tank simulation games. Because of the extensive vvork required to recreate each vehicle, vvhich Tripwire estimates to take three months each, the game vvill launch with tvvo tanks. The German Panzer IV and Soviet T-34. Tvvo more tanks and tvvo troop carriers are in production and vvill be added to the game for free shortly after launch.

Critic Score
Lanraiders: Battle on with your comrades through the icy husk of Stalingrad in Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad! Will this be the definitive shooter of the year? Read on to find out! Read Full Review 95/100

HostileGamer: Forget Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. This is the only game you’re going to want to play this year. Well…this and maybe Skyrim. Read Full Review
Gamerant: Anthony Mole of Game Rant writes, “Tripwire returns with their latest multiplayer outing, ‘Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.’ Has the ‘Killing Floor’ developer created another hit? Read our review to find out.” Read Full Review 90/100

HookedGamers: Andrew Hallam writes:It would seem that the World War 2 era has lost its appeal to the big gaming publishers and that it has fallen to smaller companies to fulfil our thirst for Nazi blood. Tripwire Interactive is one such company. They have delivered a number of titles set in World War 2 and have taken realism to levels most developers wouldn’t dare touch. Their latest title, Red Orchestra 2, aims to live up to its predecessor’s legacy, a game that captured the hearts and minds gamers craving for realism the world over. Read Full Review
BootHammer: Tripwire Interactive has a treat in store for gamers with their latest release, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. The campaign is beautifully orchestrated and the experience found on the battlefield is engaging and thrilling to behold. ” Read Full Review 90/100

GamesAreEvil: There was a time not to long ago when the market was absolutely flooded with World War 2 shooters. This changed when Infinity Ward made the somewhat gutsy decision to move their franchise shooter Call of Duty into the current era with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. After that the copycats followed and the number of World War II shooters dropped significantly.
Indie developer Tripewire Interactive has ignored the trend towards modern combat. Heroes of Stalingrad is a realistic World War II shooter set in and around Stalingrad as the Nazi forces invade the Soviets. As with the original Red Orchestra the focus is on creating a tense and calculated multiplayer experience for hardcore shooter fans. Read Full Review
IGN: Don’t bother with Red Orchestra 2 if you’re looking for a single-player experience. True to its roots as an Unreal Tournament mod, Tripwire’s realistic take on the World War II first-person shooter is meant to be played with others. As a multiplayer game, Red Orchestra 2 can be brilliant. It’s tough to find a more intense, rewarding style of play than the full 64 player games of Red Orchestra 2’s territorial control mode. Read Full Review 80/100
Destructoid: Joshua Derocher writes: World War II has never been this interesting. Five years ago, most gamers where tired of seeing WWII games, and now the cool kids are playing modern warfare shooters. If you’re sick of the current trend in this genre, and want something that’s a little bit different, then have I got a game for you. Read Full Review 80/100
StrategyInformer: But World War II is so yesterday, and gamers prefer their FPS’ to be set in more modern, ethically questionable spheres. Yet as Allied games developers marched victorious from the ruins of Berlin in search of warmer, more profitable climes, somebody forgot to tell Tripwire Interactive that the war for 1940’s Europe was over. And while other shooters swapped their MP40s for MP5s and their iron sights for ACOG scopes, Tripwire kept on the fight against Fascism, and have now emerged from Hitler’s crumbling bunker with what is probably the most meticulous WWII shooter ever made.” Read Full Review 80/100
GamePro: Rob Zacny writes: An engrossing and dramatic historical shooter, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a rewarding, if brutally punishing, FPS experience. Read Full Review 80/100
Brash Games : – Jonathan Sutherland of Brash Games writes “Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is Tripwire Interactive’s latest addition to the Red Orchestra series – a PC exclusive FPS set in WWII and designed around realism”. Read Full Review 70/100
CheatCC : – It’s hard not to feel conflicted about Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. It is obviously a labor of love for developer Tripwire, and it contains plenty of great ideas that few other games have tried. Both of these attributes are rare in modern first-person shooters, especially shooters set in World War II.  Read Full Review 68/100




Genre: Shooter
Style: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Developer: Tripwire Interactive
Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
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