Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massively Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union all fight each other for control.
User reviews: Mixed (41,383 reviews) - 69% of the 41,383 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 11, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“When we started developing Heroes & Generals it was with the intention of creating a game for the gamers as much as for ourselves. The games we have been creating in the past (back in the IO Interactive days) have all been shrouded in secrecy until they were released and therefore always carried a number of things that players did not like but we were unable to change. Because it is the players that in the end plays the game we think they should have greater influence on the development.

Since the very early days of the project in 2011 (pre-alpha stage), we invited players in to play the game and have involved our community in the making of Heroes & Generals and listened to the feedback from them. So it's a natural extension of the way we develop Heroes & Generals, to also include the Steam Community, by going Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're approaching the end of our Open Beta/Early Access phase, but it's still too soon for us to put a date on when we'll launch.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We're still tweaking, fixing bugs and adding new features to Heroes & Generals, and even though we feel that the game is now fun and quite stable, we still wish to get all things 'just right' before we call it 'launched'.

We do not plan to do a full server reset when the game launches.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We're in the end of our Open Beta phase, preparing for launch.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Heroes & Generals is Free2Play. We wish to create a healthy, solid and well-balanced game and community, where you can get a great experience playing the game, no matter how much money you spend! There is already an in-game economy in place, where you earn in-game credits and warfunds for being active in the game, by playing FPS-missions and/or handling Assault Teams.

You can also buy gold, which you can use to buy practically everything, usually it give you the option of buying stuff ‘early’, so you don’t need to grind that much. We also offer a Veteran Membership to accommodate wishes of having an all-inclusive package, where you earn xp, ribbon-xp, in-game credits and warfunds at an increased rate etc.

Prices are regularly being tweaked now in Open Beta/Early Access and we will most likely still tweak prices at and after launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We encourage the players to participate in discussions in our forum: http://forum.heroesandgenerals.com/

When you write feedback about the game, remember to try and explain your reasons. Constructive criticism will help us build a better game for you.”
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February 12

More than 7 MILLION Heroes & Generals - FREE 3-day Veteran Membership code for this weekend

We have just crossed the line of 7 MILLION registered Heroes & Generals! That is a lot of players, and we are very happy to see so many players in the game! Thank you for your support and we hope you’re having great fun with the game.

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For a Danish developer-team 7 million players is a cool and magic milestone as it is more than there are people living in our home country. To pass this milestone really boosts our motivation in the effort to deliver a deep, fun and unique war game for our established and dedicated community and new players all over the world.
With players from 173 countries we TRULY do have a World War going and have players from more countries than what actually participated in WW2!



To celebrate this magic milestone we think that everyone should have a small present!

So here is a voucher for 3 DAYS FREE VETERAN MEMBERSHIP. As this weekend is the President’s Day holiday in the US, the voucher will stay active until early Tuesday morning, giving everybody the chance to redeem it and play.
Please enter the following voucher code to redeem the gift!


SEVEN


The voucher is valid until Tuesday 16FEB16, 0707 CET (click to see when this is in your timezone).

So make sure you use the voucher BEFORE this time to get your gift.

VETERAN MEMBERSHIP?
Take a look at the image below to see the benefits of having a Veteran Membership.



HOW DO I USE THIS VOUCHER?
  • Launch the game on Steam.
  • Log in
  • Click the Menu button (cog wheel) in the top right corner
  • Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  • Paste or type in the voucher code “SEVEN” and click “OK”

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January 20

“Adams – Ground Fire” Update is here with Mobile AA, Town Map updates & more!

The brand new update named "Adams – Ground Fire" (after the American hero Lucian Adams) is here! And here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy! We'll start out with the Videolog and then continue with more details below!



VIDEOLOG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXzJy8wNbOo
 
New Features
Soviet GAZ-AAA Mobile AA
This update brings a brand new type of vehicles to the game: Mobile Anti-Air and here is the Soviet one GAZ-AAA Truck. Read more about it here.

German SdKfz 7/1 Mobile AA
The Germans bring THEIR Mobile AA as well. The heavier but equally awesome SdKfz 7/1. Read more about it here.

American M16 MGMC Mobile AA
The American are not left out. They have 4 mounted "Ma Deuce" Heavy Machineguns on a halftrack in the impressive M16MGMC. Read more about it here.

Town Map Terrain Update
In addition to the new Mobile AA, the Town Map has also been improved, a new terrain and more cover for infantry makes for even more intense battles. Read more about it here.



Improved Hip-Fire mechanic
Firing from the hip (especially with SMGs) has been tweaked for an improved and tighter feel and the cone fire setup has been updated as well. Read more about it here.

Gunplay tweaks
In addition to the hip- and cone-fire updates, Semiautomatic rifles and SMGs has been tweaked AND ribbon boosters made more powerful. Read more about that here.



There is of course much more happening in the build, so continue reading for more details…
Other Changes
Here is a list of some additional features in the Zhukov update.
  • Numerous fixes to buildings and shutters opened.
  • Removed all backpacks & parachutes
  • Improved Network code
  • Improved anti-tank mines placement and triggerboxes

…and much more…


Mobile Command
Mobile Command on Android and iOS has been updated to support the newly added Adams update.

For a more detailed changelog take a look at: this Forum Discussion thread or jump right in and see for yourself!



Windows XP no longer supported
As mentioned with the release of the Zhukov update, this update does not support Windows XP. Microsoft ended their support in April 2014, so there has not been any security etc. updates for more than one and a half years. So, if you’re still running XP now is the time to upgrade!

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About This Game

Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massively Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union all fight each other for control.

The game uniquely merges epic first-person shooter action with a rich strategic layer, where your decisions have the power to turn the tide in an ongoing war among thousands of online players.

Players can choose to play as 'Heroes', fighting in the trenches, flying planes, commanding tanks and other vehicles on the battlefield, or take control of the war as 'Generals', determining the strategic direction and supporting fellow players by managing battlefield assets, army units and reinforcements.

The 'Generals' part of the game is also playable via the companion app 'Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command' which is available for iOS and Android.

As Infantry, Tank Gunner, Fighter Pilot, Recon, Paratrooper or General, your actions can turn the tide of a persistent online war, fought by players across the world!

Wars Aren’t Won By Tanks Alone!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU w. SSE3 instruction set- dual-core
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 2000/NVIDIA 7900 or above (with >512mb RAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
518 of 591 people (88%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
2,379.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
I've been an active member of the Heroes and Generals Community For more than a year now, I've hosted a teamspeak which has brought in thousands of unique players to play heroes and generals. I Co-Hosted for the Battle Vision Contest to replace westwick. I created the largest english speaking Clan for Soviets Called "Red Star Union." I've been tossed away like used tissue paper. I've been banned on the forums for open critism on the game, and the forums are littered with German Fanboys. On top of that, this is the ban message I recieve(More like a ban threat): http://i.imgur.com/wHP4RIb.png . I don't have any more interest in this game and I am moving on to another game. If they want to treat me like this because I am so openly critical of their game, so be it. I feel like i wasted my last year and half believing in this game, Thinking that they accually listen to the players, but they don't. I don't recommend this game to anyone.
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159 of 207 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
A great game, but has a rough edge that should have been easily taken care of. The pricing of in game items is extremely unbalanced in terms of the amount of time people have to play in order to grab something as simple as a new set of grenades. Even maintaining a weapon and keeping stocked with custom amunition is too expensive. The credits (In game currency) gained per match is also problematic concerning the prices of in game items. Players, with fully modded weapons and excelent characters, need to do extremely well and win in order to not loose credits. Basically, this game requires large sums of time to grind out credits needed to buy some overpriced set of grenades, and to even maintain weapons. That, or the easy way; pour real world money into the game in order to get everything. Even more problems could be listed, but those problems aren't as major as the economy.
Will wait for changes to happen before changing review.
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95 of 121 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
TL;DR:
I would pay 59.99 and for it to be a normal ♥♥♥♥ing game. Forget progressing in this game. It tricks you into thinking purchasing a lot of low cost perks like mobile gaming. Before you know it, it cost you way more than 60$ and you STILL had to grind. Don't be a slave to terrible CFOs.


It's "yet another one of those" that's still stuck in the early days of F2P cashmongering. We're back in 2010. The word "Free" means the complete opposite. You'll play this game, and only have access to infantry maps for a short while, and it'll be great. They even give you a free boost that makes the progression feel normal. The first gun unlock is pretty early too! Then you fight tanks. Then your boost ends. Then you count how many games you'd need to win to get the next gun minus all the damn ammo and explosives, and the number's in the 3 digits IF NOT 4. That's when you realize you just COMPLETELY wasted a couple hours.


"Gaming's not always about the money!" That's true, but you shouldn't give your money to thieves either. Businessmen who have spent money to get an education in the art of playing with their customers' brains. In the end, if you want a normal experience, you'll have to pay a lot more than a normal game. That's why it's free to play. That's why the first days are amazing. That's why the hole is so deep.
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74 of 90 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
54.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
Graphics 5/10
Shooting Machanics 7.5/10
Battles 6/10
Matchmaking 2/10
Company History 0/10 (They spread a virus around, who does that?!)
Grinding speed 3/10
Servers 2/10 (They are almost always down)

overall 4/10
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56 of 69 people (81%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Early Access Review
ABSOLUTE GRIND FEST!! ♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME
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