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...
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Release Date: Mar 14, 2006

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Includes 24 items: Dwarfs!?, The Ball, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition, Killing Floor, Killing Floor Outbreak Character Pack, Killing Floor: Nightfall Character Pack, Killing Floor: PostMortem Character Pack, Killing Floor "London's Finest" Character Pack, 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, 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

 

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January 18

Darkest Hour 6.0 Update

http://www.darkesthourgame.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojdq1M8WFfE

Four years.

It has been nearly four years since Darkest Hour has recieved an official update. Today, that changes.

Darklight Games is extremely proud to finally announce the release of Darkest Hour 6.0!

I would like to personally thank a couple of team members by who made this update possible.

Andrew Lett, our level designer, for his tireless efforts and enthusiasm, even when tasked with the monumental amount of work required to update and modernize over 30 levels by hand!

Matt Hands, of the programming team, for the staggering amount of bug fixes and enhancements made to the vehicle code, and of course for diligently (and exhaustively) documenting every commit!

Other special mentions include Peter Klinger, Piotr Lukasik, Torben Hensgens and Ian Campbell. Of course, we also thank our faithful testing team whose efforts have helped make this the most stable and bug free version of Darkest Hour since it's inception.

This is not our last hurrah. Darklight Games will continue to update and modernize the game on a significantly more regular basis. We will provide more information on this in the coming weeks, but for now, we can't wait to play with all of you!

Those interested can find the change log here: http://darkesthour.darklightgames.com/public-relations/change-logs/v6.0.0.pdf

Long live Darkest Hour!

Sincerely,
Colin Basnett
Darklight Games

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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

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Helpful customer reviews
63 of 71 people (89%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
*Me playing Russian Commander on Lyes Krovy*
Me and another russian soldier stormed the headquarters,
random soldier mows down 2 german soldiers with a ppsh and I follow him onward.
We go to the central room where there are atleast 6 german soldiers beating their meat.
Random soldier runs into the room and fires his ppsh from the hip like Rambo.
I unload a full pps43 clip into a german standing behind him. I then pull out my tt33
and randomly fire. Random russian kills all the germans. I am preparing to promote him,
but a stray bullet hits him in the head and he dies. I live to tell the tale.
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Slow-paced realistic tactical shooter with heavily depressive atmosphere and predominantly bolt-action which makes it unique experience.
Shooting is the hardest in genre because there is no magic eye with built-in zoom and sway making aiming without stabilizing gun very tricky which is not very realistic but serves the gameplay right.
There won't be new RO.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
almost dead, but completely good.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
814.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Late review
I had played this since release, met alot of people, made alot of friends along the way on servers, even formed a clan with a close friend, and then a realism unit, been to tournaments, realism campaigns, many matches, training, and skirmishes, done alot of editing, even done my own maps, this is a very fun game when it was in its prime, and still is good if your new to it.

i would reccomend it, coordinating your efforts on a team is fun, and really adds to the experience.
As for the gameplay itself, it has a ton of maps to play on, even alot of custom maps, you can even download maps from here: http://www.red.orchestra.pl/archiwum/plug.php?e=maps&game=redorchestra
they have maps for RO, DH, MN, and CC - Carpathian Crosses.

The game is not limited to RO, the are total conversion mods for it, one being very popular and i think still updated is Darkest Hour, its based on the Western theater of the war, so you can expect USA, and British there.
MN is Mare Nostrum thats based on the Africa theater, adn Capathian Crosses is the Romanian front.

The gameplay overall is fairly realistic, its arcadish in some respects but for realism its first person, there is no crosshairs, the rifles are manual rebolt, and many other things. Alot of fun, I played this game to death and tbh idk I dont have over a 1,000 hrs as much as I played, dont matter, there are some active servers, you can play against the bots, even in practice mode, but server activity against other players vary on time of day so dont expect full servers or active servers 24/7 they are there.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
I may have missed it's "prime time" but this game is still epic, some might call the multiplayer dead but no i would not call it that. I don't mind the "blurry/muddy" graphics and neither should you.

So if you like old school wwII game just buy it already!
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