Fight in the theatre of war that changed the world forever. Battle alongside your compatriots on some of the most inhospitable environments of the Eastern Front in Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. Red Orchestra places you in the most realistic WWII first-person multi-player combat to date on the PC, allowing the player to fight through...
User reviews: Very Positive (692 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 14, 2006

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Notice: Darkest Hour, a new Red Orchestra mod is now available.

Buy Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

Packages that include this game

Buy Red Orchestra Franchise Pack

Includes 4 items: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Upgrade Red Orchestra 2 Standard to Deluxe, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition

Buy Tripwire Bundle - March 2014

Includes 24 items: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Killing Floor, Killing Floor Outbreak Character Pack, Killing Floor: Nightfall Character Pack, The Ball, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Killing Floor: PostMortem Character Pack, Killing Floor "London's Finest" Character Pack, Dwarfs!?, Killing Floor: Steampunk Character Pack, Killing Floor - Steampunk Character Pack 2, Killing Floor - Ash Harding Character Pack , Killing Floor - Urban Nightmare Character Pack, Killing Floor - Harold Lott Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack, Killing Floor - The Chickenator Pack, Killing Floor - Robot Special Character Pack, Killing Floor - Golden Weapons Pack, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Golden Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Reggie the Rocker Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapons Pack 3 - Us Versus Them Total Conflict Pack, Killing Floor - Camo Weapon Pack

 

Reviews

"... RO is also one of the market's most unique new shooters"
4/5 Stars - Gamespy

Tripwire's attention to accessible realism is unrivaled"
- Computer Gaming World

"Red Orchestra offers exactly the right mixture of action and realism"
- PC PowerPlay

Red Orchestra scores "Best Multiplayer Game" for 2006 over at VooDoo Extreme.
Read the full review here.

About This Game

Fight in the theatre of war that changed the world forever. Battle alongside your compatriots on some of the most inhospitable environments of the Eastern Front in Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. Red Orchestra places you in the most realistic WWII first-person multi-player combat to date on the PC, allowing the player to fight through some of the most intense combat of the war. You can play as infantry, using a wide range of infantry weapons, or crew one of the many armored combat vehicles available in the game, from half-tracks to the most famous German and Soviet heavy tanks. Engage the enemy with everything in your arsenal, from your bayonet at close quarters up to the massive 122mm cannon on the Soviet IS-2. And if that isn't enough, find an officer and a radio to call in thunderous artillery strikes to shake the enemy loose.

  • Crew 16 fully realized vehicles with highly detailed exterior and interior models
  • Choose from 30 authentic infantry weapons
  • Full 50+ player online Multiplayer Support
  • Unique Setting - the only FPS to focus on the WWII Russian Front
  • Engage enemy tanks at 800 metres and more with the Simulation-level armored vehicle combat
  • Fight the full range of combined arms infantry and vehicle combat in detailed environments based on real-world data, from city-centre to deeply rural settings
  • Realistic bullet and projectile ballistics will make you duck for cover
  • Coordinate strategies with your team-mates via Voice Over IP
  • Authentic Immersive Sound FX and 3d Positional Sound System
  • 3D 'Iron Sights' and unique 3D scope system
  • True weapon deployment system including resting rifles on support
  • Historically accurate artillery system
  • Distance-based sound system dynamically creates the battle ambiance
  • Advanced player movement system featuring diving over obstacles and leaning
  • Custom 8 way animation system for highly realistic player animations

New for Summer '07

This update includes a new map, a new vehicle and some major graphical enhancements to the game and is available to owners of the game for free through Steam. The new map - Krivoi Rog - gives players the largest tank slugfest to date, with 16 square kilometers of terrain, 3000 meter viewable range and up to 50 players. This map also features the new vehicle - the German Panzer IV G, providing the German players with some additional fire-power for the mid-war period.

In addition to the new map and vehicle, an all-new adaptive bloom system has been added for the game's graphics, making the bloom crystal-clear even at low resolutions. For further eye-candy, Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering settings are now configurable in-game.

New for Spring '07

  • Ten new maps, the winning entries in Tripwire's Custom Map Competition. Tripwire worked with the developers of each of these maps to ensure the maps are optimized, polished, and gameplay balanced. Highlights in the new map-pack include:
  • "Smolensk Stalemate": the contest winning map features perfectly balanced to-and-fro infantry combat through ruined villages and trenches in August 1943.
    "Leningrad": features close-quarters infantry fighting in the ruined streets of the city, above them in the bombed-out buildings and deep beneath them in the sewers, all with close-in armor support.
    "Berezina": the After-Hourz team surpass themselves on this rural/village map, introducing not just a new vehicle (the Russian BT-7 light tank), but also the first functional anti-tank gun in the game. To cap it off, the BT-7 even carries tank-riders.
    "Black Day July": one of the very best for tank combat fans, set in the rolling countryside around Prokhorovka as German and Russian armor clash en masse during the Battle of Kursk.
  • Increased player limits. A new level of intensity with 50+ player multiplayer battles (up from the previous limit of 32).
  • New community made content, including the Russian BT-7 light tank with infantry tank riders and the first player controllable anti-tank gun in the game.
  • New soundtrack: The "Orchestra" comes to the Ostfront - the game now features a complete in-game soundtrack from composer Matthew Burns.
  • Gameplay enhancements. The addition of several features requested by the clan/ladder/league community to enhance competitive play.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHZ or Equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB DX9 Compliant
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound:DX 8.1 Compatible Audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ
    • Graphcis: 128 MB DX9 Compliant with PS 2.0 support
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound Card: Eax Compatible
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or ATI GPU (Intel GPUs unsupported)
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free hard drive space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.2 GHZ or Equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia, ATI, or Intel GPU with hardware-accelerated drivers
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free hard drive space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ
    • Graphics: Nvidia, ATI, or Intel GPU with hardware-accelerated drivers
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free hard drive space

Community-Made Mods For this game

Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
An amazingly realistic game. The graphics are a bit dated and the community small but the gameplay and immersion are top notch. It's even more fun to play with friends; where the gameplay can be anywhere from hilarious to gritty and intense warfare.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Dear Mother,

I once considered war an act of man, a sought of pride in life to fight for the land beloved. I have seen now that war is not such. As I fight father and son, brother and cousin, uncle and nephew. We have pushed into the NAZI controlled France, casualties are mounting as though to become the mountains we must now cross. Some have merely become a vapor if nothing else. When you read this mother, fear not for me as I am well. I cannot speak for my brothers, when we stormed the beach. They gave their lives to save others and were butchered by the NAZIs for their heroics, they saved so many Mother, even I. Please forgive me for not being able to protect them, I led the charge with regret. The sounds of zippers still ring in my ears, trembles down my spine. Yet, we've moved inwards since that day and we've progressed to Germany. I'll have Hitler personally apologize for his herecy to God, this I promise Mother.

With love and life,
Your Son

I have PTSD and bombed my own home because I heard tanks rolling by.
9001/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
3.4 hours and i managed 1 assist

10/10 the above says it all...
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
no more servers anymore only bots
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I really wanted to play this game as I loved the realistic concept that it brought to the shooter scene. The problem is that this game is only multiplayer, the community is dead, the maps are only filled with bots, the achievements are broken as they require a certain number of human players and work only on official maps. I gave it several chances over the months but in the end it saddens me to tell that it fails to deliver that awesome concept of realism. I can only recommend it if you have a high number of friends to bring and play together with them. Only then the game would be more enjoyable and I have my doubts about that too. You can play with the bots your own hosts of game ,but their AI is just plain horrible and it throws away any sense of coordinated teamplay realism that you might have,even with the team commands.I have my hopes up for Red Orchestra 2 which aparently killed the entire community in RO1 now
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 17 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I didn't like this game because I only played it for 0.4 hours. That means it isn't good.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 27 people (4%) found this review helpful
111.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game is literally the worst thing ever made. Whoever made it should off themself. >:(
Was this review helpful? Yes No
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Fantastic game, better than its sequel, lovingly detailed in every respect from the weapon models to the maps to the interiors of the many, many user operable vehicles.

Worth every penny. Buy it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
bombs falling everywhere, shooting everywhere and apprently the soilder won't stop having a seizure gets annoying if you want to spend your money more wisely, go buy red orchestra 2 thats much more fun. This is just the one you buy if you can't run RO2 even though 7/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This is one of my favorite FPS of all time up there with counter strike source.

This game is as close as WW1 simulation as you'll get. Large battle fields, tanks, armored troop transport vehicles, great sniping mechanics, no weapon lock with your view (meaning the gun moves seperately from your view), and just so much more. The game's dead now though with the exception of some russian servers that my ping bounces to 300 on. It's just not fun anymore with the dead community. However, you can play a large game with bots (64 bots or so) and invite some friends, It's great fun. Oh and there's gore.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Its very good, but unfortunaterly nobody play this game
Was this review helpful? Yes No
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
86.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
First: RO:Ostfront isnt the game everyone likes. Its quite old, so there are just a couple (about 300) people still playing it and because of its age the graphics arent the best too (for me its ok but thats a subjective point). Then its very realistic and slow so you just cant rush somewhere in CoD style, instead you need tactics and a good communication (wich can be a pro argument if you like stuff like this) to make a good round.
One of the good points is the atmosphere: especially in the maps of the destroyed germany where the last germans fight for a already lost war, defending the last strongholds eg. the Reichstag, you really can believe how much war sucks, so the game doesnt give the view of a war that is cool and spread with heroism, instead you can die already by 1 shot. Another good thing for me is that there are no perks or sth like that, so the enemy is always totaly equal to you, you will survive or die because the you or the enemy just was BETTER in shooting and not because he hacked or payed allot of bucks to get benefits.
So Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is a very special game which the ones like and the ohers dont. If you want to play fast game where you can rush all the time this game wont be the right game for you. If you instead are interested of a very realistic WW2 shooter and shouldnt be interested of RO2 or just want to chekc out the first game of the RO serie, this game can be really fun

pros:
-athmosphere
-allot of weapons
-giant maps with epic tankbattles

neutral (you can decide for yourself if its a pro or a con):
-no perks
-very realistic
-hard recoil for all weapons
-you nearly always die after 1 hit
- very slow gameplay

cons:
- low graphics
- small community
Was this review helpful? Yes No
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I waited a week or so to get this, as my graphics card is a little too old to run the second.
And let me tell you what, that week or so was well worth it.
For a eight year old game, this is one of the best shooters i've ever played.
Aiming down the sights is a must, rifles have to be re-bolted after every shot, a few bullets can kill etc.
Tanks feel very natural as well, you're either a driver, gunner, or a machine gunner, there's no be all end all position in said tanks. The driver and gunner have to work in perfect unison to survive against another tank and reloading times can be a killer.
The maps are big, without feeling too oversized.
I've yet to play the Darkest Hour modification but am downloading it at this moment.

If you can't run the second, or missed out on the free day I highly reccomend spending the 10 bucks on this. Even if the servers aren't as populated, graphics a tad out dated and some other very minor things, you won't be dissapointed.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Nagyon fasza!!!44!4!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
As it started out as a UT2004 mod, I did play it in early stages. Back in the days of UT2004 I didn't really care too much for the mod because it didn't explain what you are supposed to do. This version is much better while retaining the same feel of the original mod so this version of RO is kind of a small nostalgia trip for me. RO is a WW2 shooter like no other. You capture objectives and or you kill all the enemy forces until they have no more reinforcements. The game is extremely realistic. There's no crosshair and when hip-firing your bullets do not go to the middle of the screen. The gun moves freely in hip-firing. Best way to get accuracy is to aim down the sights. The guns all feel fantastic and the sound design is wonderful (although I can't stand the music). For COD fans, I can't recommend this game because it doesn't suck and it isn't casual. It's pretty hardcore. I love it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Outro lixo dessa desenvolvedora lixo, cujo o unico acerto foi KillingFloor, que por sinal é outra ♥♥♥♥♥, menos pior.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
If you dont like battles on the east front but like this engine, you can play battles on the west front with Darkest hour mod, its free and if you like afrika korps you can play mare nostrum (Its also free)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Graphics aren't as good as Frostbite 3 but not as bad as Super Mario.... Quite realistic, kind of difficult to get the hang of at the beginning, but team-mates tend to sopress fire a lot so you can run while they shoot you! Campers last 2-3 minutes and rack up only 3-4 kills, maps are big, lots of weapons, many classes usually are already all taken, i think that is a problem, as i like being a sniper i really want the class, but it's usually always taken and their can be only 2-3 snipers on one team...
Objective is basically capture the point, kill 'em, capture another point!
Overall 7-8/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
First of all this is nothing like CoD,if your looking for a nice old school fps that uses team work and is fun here you go, worth the 20 bucks, buy this instead of garbage call of duty.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
143.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The game is very realistic. Accordingly, it's also a bit hard. However, that doesn't make it any worse. The expansions (Darkest Hour & Mare Nostrum) are both free, so it's pretty much possible to get several games for the price of one.
Das Spiel ist sehr gut!
Was this review helpful? Yes No