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 (706 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 14, 2006

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Buy Red Orchestra Franchise Pack

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

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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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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.
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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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
266.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I bought this game the day after it came out, it's one of the best games I ever purchased. It put you on the frontlines of battles that have been fought in countless other games, and in battles that only existed in history books, in photographs, in survivors stories, and in the numbers of lives lost. Some of these battles were never put into a game before.

The game itself was a huge achievement, and it went on to inspire many successful and fun mods. What more can I say after all these years and fun? Play this game, that's what.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Drove a convoy truck full of my allies into a river where we all died. 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Red Orchestra is without a doubt the quintessential World War II PC game, one that not only provides a satisfying and authentic shooter experience, but also involves players in the seldom seen part of the war: the horrific and bloody Eastern Front. It has a slower pace than your common shooter; players must plan their shots, take cover when necessary, and use teamwork to successfully capture objectives. The community has been amazing, with modders creating the Western Front (Darkest Hour), the Romanian Front (Carpathian Crosses), and the North African campaign (Mare Nostrum). Red Orchestra II has unfortunately failed to capitalize on the successes of its predecessor, and therefore the original game still remains one of the best World War II games of all time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I love this game, alot more that RO2. Ignore how outdated the graphics of this game are, just play it for it's fun, addicting, gameplay. A great game every WWII game lover,like me, can love. Bottom line, one of the top ten WWII shooters out there, gotta be.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
This is a great game and is lots of fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
good game best ww2 game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Best WWII FPS ever.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
A gritty, brutal WWII shooter that uses its scale, setting, and fidelity to great effect.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
If you put on Headphones and turn volume all the way up it becomes ptsd simulator 2006. My rating is 9/10 because bots in training mode are very stupid.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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
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0 of 36 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.
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6 of 6 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.
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5 of 5 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.
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6 of 7 people (86%) 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)
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7 of 10 people (70%) 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...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Great game :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
awsome. The wepons are really realdtic. The Germans have all the suplies of wepons but, Allied has numbers
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3 of 3 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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I wish they would make a HD reboot of this game...
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