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.
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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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May 22

Memorial Day Weekend

This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the United States with Memorial Day itself on Monday.

This is a day honoring those who lost their lives in military service, similar to Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth, Volkstrauertag in Germany, the ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand and many other days of remembrance all over the world.

We want to take this opportunity to remember the ones who have sacrificed their lives to secure the future of their nation, not ONLY in the United States but all over the world.

Enter the following Voucher code and get 4 free ribbon boosters:


Please receive this voucher-code that gives you 4 Ribbon Boosters, which you may redeem at any time BEFORE Tuesday the 26th of May 2015 at 04:00 US EDT / 10.00 CEST, but you may of course still use the Ribbon Boosters after that date.

Ribbon Boosters will accelerate the progress on all your soldiers during combat, giving 50% boost in ribbon experience for 4 hours per booster. The 4 boosters are for the following ribbons:

Points are earned by running, sprinting and riding bicycles. This ribbon unlocks the Marathon Man and Heavy Set badges.
Points are earned by killing enemies trying to capture your control points. This ribbon unlocks the Scavenger and Hoarder Combat Badges.
Points are earned by capturing enemy control points and killing enemies trying to defend their control points. This ribbon unlocks Binoculars and Pistols.
Points are earned by transporting friendly soldiers using military and civilian vehicles..
This ribbon unlocks the Iron Fist Combat Badge AND the Halftracks used by Mechanized Infantry units as mobile spawn points.

Redemption and activation instructions
  • Launch the game.
  • Log in
  • Click the Menu button in the top right corner
  • Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  • Paste or type in the voucher code “MEMORIALDAY2015” and click “OK”
  • Click one of the “flash-icons” on the ribbon overview
  • Click on “Activate booster” in the top right corner, when you’re ready to activate the booster – please note that a booster only last for 4 hours after activation, so use them wisely!

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May 20

Incoming! New feature in next update: Assault Team Morale

In the next update to the game, one of the new features we are introducing is Morale for Assault Teams. The next update is called “Vasilevsky” after the Soviet general Aleksandr Vasilevsky

All assault teams now have a morale value that shows how combat-ready they are. Here is one of my “Mototized Guard” units happily moving towards Warsaw. This is how it looks on the campaign map.

Morale is represented by this icon:

Below I have highlighted the morale:

Here is what could happen:

For attacking they will lose 20 morale.

If they, heavens forbid, lose the battle they will stay at that level.

But IF they, as I’d expect, win a glorious victory they will get 10 morale back.

Morale is rebuilt over time when not fighting.

IF an AT has low morale, below they are "hors de combat" and is attacked, they will surrender, losing all resources (these are then added to the winners stockpile) and they will have to be reorganized before they can deploy again.

We talked a bit about this in the devstream that you can watch below.


This is confusing! Just give me the facts!
If you just want the hard fact, see the list below :D
Morale 101
  • 20 Morale points are spent when entering battle – for both attackers and defenders
  • 10 Morale points are earned by winning – so, morale IS eaten away by constant fighting even if you win
  • If Morale is below Hors de combat (25 points) and you encounter an enemy you surrender, lose all resources and must be ‘rebuilt’ to re-deploy
  • If you destroy an enemy your side gain the resources they lose (added to your faction’s stockpile)
  • Morale is gained over time, if the AT is not in a battle.
So like in real war you can’t keep attacking but have to stop and rest every once in a while EVEN if you win the battles..

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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

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU w. SSE3 instruction set- dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI HD 2000/NVIDIA 7900 or above (with >512mb RAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
97 of 134 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
69.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Early Access Review
-Matchmaking times have been improved significantly when entering a battle with your squad of friends
-Not really pay to win (you are essentially buying double exp for paying)
-The game rewards patience and careful aiming along with tactical positioning
-It pays to spray in close quarters
-Each team has their "go to" overpowered weapon
-Weapon modding was more in depth than I actually thought it was (being able to mod weapons to guarantee 1 hit kills)

-Its really hard for new players to get into due to veteran players clearly having the superior gear
-The occasional hacker
- Its now even harder to not spend money on this game due to having to now buy bullets for every one of your weapons (spent so much in game money on rockets for my bazooka that i cant buy anything else but ammo)
- The game sometimes doesn't put you in the same squad as your friends when the battle starts even when you pre squaded up in the menu
- The game is terribly unbalanced when it comes to team resources (matches will vary from fighting onslaughts of tanks with only rifles to fighting onslaughts of paratroopers)
- There is no way to give anti air guns more ammo when it is fully empty (it really sucks having nothing to take out those bombers and paraplanes)
-Thompsons reign supreme
-As of this review Germany has been winning most of the wars (I haven't really seen what the Russians can do yet)
-Melee weapons are a joke, it feels like some random dungeons and dragons RNG ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ takes place every time you take a swing

OVERALL: I have been having a great time with this game and I enjoyed every little bit of it but with the game's current state that its in i still can't recommend it to others. But thats not gonna stop me from dragging my friends to play this game with me. BUT this game definitely has its fair shares of frustrating moments and it definitely help to carry a bazooka around everywhere you go.
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50 of 65 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1,272.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
Awesome World War 2 game with lots of content to explore. Lots of intense and fun moments on the battlefield!

Physics in this game are awesome and very funny!

I experienced battles of mere minutes where team playing we quickly dominate our opponent and some longer than an hour and a half. Of course these don't amount for the majority of the battles.

I know FPS 1st timers progressing well few hours a day. Actually to quote the words of one "I might have the highest death rate but I have the best time".

Not just your typical first person shooter, a FPS with a real time strategy side to it on the war map plus MMO & RPG traits.

The 32 players per battle at the moment is ideal both performance wise (for servers & players) and to have various battles ongoing at the same time. Battles which make a difference towards the war continuously played by all 3 factions. Additionally there's real time participation involved on the strategy map from all factions moving assault teams through the map providing resources to every battle. Making every battle count and have a different amount of resources for teams which makes up for some glorious victories through seemingly impossible odds. If you're looking for reality there you have it, in war not all battles are fair. That said who's to say the number of players per battle won't change in future, although the game delivers as it is.

Various soldier classes to have fun with - infantry, recon, tank crewman, paratrooper, fighter pilot & general. A big variety of weapons, explosives & vehicles. You can actually ride a bicycle, jeep, motorbike, APC, armored recon vehicles, various grades of tanks (light, medium, heavy, destroyers) and planes.

With exception for general which is the highest rank all classes can pretty much be unlocked with ease depending on how much time you have in your hands.

Recon class takes a bit more to reach, has some expenses to it and with mods can 1 hit kill. Probably a good thing otherwise everyone would be up in the hills fairy hunting and tree hugging rather than helping the team play the objectives. It could be considered sort of a end-game luxury class although it's not hard to develop one.

All of the weapons, vehicles, soldier classes, ranks & uniforms have their own flavor on each of the 3 different factions right now. There will likely be more factions introduced in the future.

The vehicles differ between factions but that's not to say they are unbalanced, it's called asymmetrical balance. It would be very dull and no fun if all factions had everything the same. That said the game is still continuously being improved and this is not the final product although it's very polished and playable for a beta.

In addition unlocking vehicles is easy and not expensive. The ones that take the longest to unlock and are most expensive are probably the various tanks, some of the most pleasurable grind I experienced.

Massive maps with a variety of conditions like times when the sun is low, night, foggy, etc.

Moving between objectives you can go from cover to cover, flank, use your vehicle, use any bicycle or truck freely available through the map.

Freedom for a variety of play styles given the nature of the game - tactical and/or stealthy, etc, while also encouraging players to be objective oriented which is most rewarding for the player and team.

You can't go from prone to crouch, probably a good thing not to emphasize too much the camping of one place only without moving. Not to mention when sniping it's always good measure to rotate spots every so often to not be predictable and give away position.

Soldiers base salary depends on their level, can reach 3950 for a Colonel, granted for being on the battlefield for over 50% of the battle. Extra credits depend on battle participation. This means capturing & defending points, saving team mates, kills, etc. The use of explosives is expensive so that it remains as a valuable commodity to be used wisely. Although you will often see some using bazookas to kill infantry.

3 types of currency:
- Credits: Obtained every battle; Used to buy weapons, vehicles, to repair and maintain them.
- Warfunds: earned in-battle & by AT's; Used to buy assault teams, deploy and resupply them.
- Gold: earned (4) by finishing the 1st daily match and/or buying. Used to purchase anything.

I have not paid during the +1,272k hours I've played and I have the feeling there's still things left for me to explore.

Lots of fun grind without feeling like a p2w as it's entirely optional to spend and you can be competitive without paying a penny. Players who do spend essentially get one extra perk and a bit of a boost grinding - not something that makes massive difference. Some of the perks are not as essential as they would seem, specially depending on your style of play. Additionally there's give-aways frequently enough from free gold, to veteran membership & ribbon boosters.

The game developers provide regular updates which is great. The game is still in beta but doesn't feel like it at all.

Developers stream on Twitch every friday answering community questions and showing what they are working on, thus promoting a close relation with the community.

Find a clan as this game benefits immeasurably from voice chat taking it to a totally different experience. Team playing the objectives takes the game to another level. It makes the learning much faster, you get to know the best practices, what works and what does not - faster & based on other players experience. Not to mention it's a whole lot of fun.

It's a good thing the game doesn't have in-game voice chat otherwise there would be too much noise from random players, new players, kids, music, etc. I'd rather a low noise environment where I can enjoy radio silence so it's possible to focus on the game environment sounds and listen only to short bytes of valuable information.

There's various clans most of which have open teamspeak servers freely available and widely publicized for anyone to join. You can literally just hop in a channel and join the battle.

Is there space for improvement? Of course there is, there always is. However the game is very playable and enjoyable as it is. I think it's an awesome game specially for the investment I've made on it - none.

No review can fully describe Heroes & Generals, you have to experience this.
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64 of 97 people (66%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
72.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
Be prepared to grind every weapon for every soldier you make. You want to play tank? Cool, but you can't do anything else with that same soldier, not during or after the match. So what you do, you make another soldier. What's that, the second soldier doesn't have the ribbons needed for the weapons you grinded with your first soldier (who's now tanker)? Too bad, now you grind the same stuff again for your second soldier, just so you can play something else than tanker too. Oh you wan't to change weapons during match? Better make 3rd soldier, since it's good to have 1 Anti-tank soldier and 1 Anti-infantry soldier. Oh you have to grind all the ribbons and weapons for the 3rd soldier too. Nothing is shared in this game, you don't keep anything really. Which is why it pisses me off, because there isn't really alot of content or reason to play this game other than for "grinding stuff". There are only few maps in the game, and they get really stale really fast, especially once you realize how broken the game's faction balance is, and how the RTS system in the game is also very broken.

This is yet another "F2P game" with huge encouragement for you to pay for it, costing you alot more than what you would pay for a full retail game, like BF1942. Why are we required to grind same rifle for every individual soldier? Does that make the gameplay better? Or is it just a smoke screen to hide the fact that the game doesn't have content, and only thing to keep players hooked is the grinding? This game is like any other cash grab F2P game out there, very much comparable something like a MWO.
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21 of 33 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Early Access Review
Free to play WW2 FPS Shooter akin to the older Battlefields. Quite enjoyable however is super grindy and is super unbalanced. Germany quite clearly destroys everyone in everything all the time. The Kar98k will one shot you in the torso. The MG42 outclasses the other faction's LMGs. They're motorcycle can fit 2 people on plus a 3rd firing a MG in a side car and a fully upgraded MP40 will 3 hit, fires its entire load in about 5 seconds, and is perfectly accurate up to 50m while hip firing.

Learning the mechanics of other classes such as Piloting is also extremely difficult as the game has no ingame tutorial or any sort of solo practice mode. The only way to learn is on the fly during a match. Expect to either crash into trees, the ground, other pilots, buildings or into way more experienced pilot's MG fire.

The worst thing by far has to be the match making (for staged battles) tho. Its quite clear that it just throws you into the most ready game with the 'ideal' ping levels. The amount of times I've been throw into 5 vs 5 player matches where one side is fresh out of level 3 (and tier 1) and the other side is level 10+ with fully upgraded MP40s only is staggering.

Want to just roam around with friends? You'll need at least 3 other people to form a squad, and you'll all have to be the same role. Someone wanna pilot while someone wanna drives a tank? You'll have to find someone else or try joining through the friend's list.

In my experience, joining through the Friend's list is absolutely terrible. You will wait up to 10 minutes waiting for a spot to join your friend's game which is always almost over by the time you get in. Perhaps it's different if you are like me and your solo stuff gets you put into games with little to no people. However my friend always seemed to join fairly full games. This could be because hes on the East Coast and I am on the West Coast.

Game's cash shop options are fairly balanced tho. And it really is fun when you get into a nicely balanced full game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
I am... average, at this game. I would get under 1 kdr mostly in battles, but it was still fun, since kdr doesn't matter. One match, i decided to follow around a player named ExMinka. He was recon, so he didn't run into everything like i did since i was infantry. I would follow him around and try to snipe, but it was hard since the rifle didn't work well with the fog. eventually, i got bored since he was skirting around a forest. As soon as i walked in, I was swarmed by ally scum. i took out 1 or 2, then was killed. Thank you for your wisdom, and when in doubt, the forest is never the answer. 10/10 can stalk russian snipers.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Early Access Review
I have played this game for a few hours and i have enjoyed.The game is very fun so far and i have no problems with it.The game has not given me any bugs,issue or server problems which is always good.The game also looks beautiful.I have not tried out general yet but from what i've heard its good.Not only that but the game is free and for me its one of the best World War 2 (WW2) games out there.No one can deny that this game is good.I have not reached maximum rank yet but im sure excited and happy to see this game's limit.Im looking forward to a lot of stuff in this game on the future.Overall the game is good I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great fps game or a World War 2 game.
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144 of 268 people (54%) found this review helpful
71 people found this review funny
88.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Early Access Review
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
263.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
Great game, however the lag is horrible when it strikes, and you freeze and cannot do anything. And all can say what they wan about it being online and uncheatable, but it's not true, too many cheaters in this game. Like the rest of them, great for a while, but then the game is destroyed by hackers. Once again, how about valve? anti cheeat punkbuster and everyone else who is supposed to be kicking hackers out and banning them from the use of Steam and other gaming platforms?? getting old already.
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32 of 56 people (57%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Early Access Review
It's good when you get in a game after waiting 30 minutes.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Early Access Review
You can ride a bicycle to the front.
10/10 -IGN
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Early Access Review
I love it. Great game, huge maps, fun gameplay, tons of vehicles and paths for your soldiers to take. could use more weapons, though.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
it is alot of fun im not going to go into as much as other people but cover some of the stuff i like and some things people didnt touch base on to much

-love how there is so much roaming around you can literally sneak around the capture points by miles and come out of no where chucking gernades and maybe kill one person
-i like how gernades aren't over powering and can't kill you with in 50 yards and you actually have to be close to the gernade.
-its fun because fighting through forests is really fun because you could hide behind a tree and pop out to shoot and hide and run to another tree and they didnt realize you are at the next tree and shoot'em up
-could walk right past an enemy in the wooded area and have no idea until you turn around and your buddies are getting shot up
-other reviews say how once you get to a certain level things get really hard because everyone is just using tanks and i just got to that point before i stopped playing it was really hard and couldnt afford a bazoka and couldnt kill anyone to make any money so i felt stuck (so i got sick of it and quit) joined back up and im saving up for a bazoka and went with soviets this time
-lots of sniping (good and bad)
-SOME games are balanced and move back and forth bu most are so unbalanced one game you can kill the other team and win in 15 minutes and others you can barely take over another check point before dieing 20 times and getting spawn killed and you lose in 15 minutes
-great game even when you first start playing you will get over run with tanks circling your spawn area 5 tanks circling you and waiting for you to run to the free bazokas sitting in the middle next to the tree
-it is very fun i didnt realize it was early access
-i havnt understood the main big war yet i still contribute :p but dont know what or how it works....
-limited lives which may make you think about how to play that match
-team work is sometimes great people will wait for you to jump on their jeep or tank. unspoken orders as 3 people go running into a room ready to blow people apart and realize no ones in there and then get blown to pieces be a grenade.
- 6 people crowded on a jeep aiming to drive to front line but a tank snuck past your front lines and blows all of you up with one shot
-isn't really p2w which im excited that its not. it would help you level up and buy somethings quicker but doesnt make you want to rage quit because someones else bought something you cant get and kills you 9 times out of 10
-it is tuff a little bit to get use to the large maps
-flying a plane is also tuff fun but you fly from the same spot and people fly behind you and shoot you down and then fly around behind the spawn point by time you respawn will NEVER PLAY PLANES AGAIN but they are fun if you can actually move away from spawn point can bomb land units, shoot down enemy planes, fly so low and surprise the AA guns with a bomb its alot of fun and adds a new spin once planes tanks and ground troops all clash :D

way to much to touch base on give it a shot it is alot of fun!!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
114.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
Heroes and Generals, which in my experience is the best overall WWII game ever made. Nothing is more amusing than popping the skulls of Nazis from 500 meters away with a fully loaded spring field or a 1-round Loaded, OP, Russian anti-tank rifle. but while still a very fun game, it has a few downfalls, in which is how the game really works. In Heroes and Generals, The "Generals" spend their points to set up battles to take back territories. Generals can place any kind of unit on the battlefield depending on what they have. This is where the some games you join become Extremely unbalanced. many times I have joined a game finding my entire team pinned in our spawn from high armored tanks, bombers, snipers, paratroopers diving in from the skies, and waves of Nazi infantry, while we hide in small shacks. But at some points your the team with the OP weaponry. but either way, some matches can be up to 2 minutes long to 1-2 hours long. While the leveling up system is VERY slow, unless you spend money on "gold" to get a premium account, (In which you get many things the game does not let you have) but even with the premium member ship it will still take forever to unlock weapons, equipment, or that epic tank you wanted from the start to feel like Brad Pitt in "Fury". (Unless you spend more money buying those weapons :l) But when summing everything up about this game, it is a very fun experience to play with friends or just on your own. 8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Early Access Review
It may not seem like i have played long but its a great game! However i got banned for apparent cheating/hacking....

Great game though! so fun but sad that all progress is gone..

Overall: Actually worth your time
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Early Access Review
Pay to win, you have fun in skirmish then once you go into Assault and War map. Only players with money will have a huge advantage agains't you. I loved playing that game but the micro-transaction are aweful.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review
This game could be considered like a low cost Battlefield, WW2 flavour, nonetheless this is not the case.
Firstly because of the in game aspect: this game is really hard-core and you cant run shooting on everything like in COD. You always have to be careful and to use the help of your team to progress. Maps are good-looking and large.
Secondly, we have a tremendous tactic aspect (generals), that brings a new wave of ideas and creations in the FPS world, with a real in-time war that has consequences on the FPS dimensions.
Last but not the least, we have a really friendly players fellowship and moreover amazing game creators who always improve the game.
Otherwise there are a few bugs and bothering things (snipers for instance) but don't forget: that is a BETA.
So that's a good game that will surely become great if the work keeps on progressing so.
And it's NOT PAY2WIN
PS: my hours of game have reached 153 but my profile has changed so....don't worry if I only have 0.2 =)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review
Played for a few days "free". Hated it. Got annihilated by veteran players with tanks, one hit kill weapons, scoped sniper rifles, and tanks.

Caved in, spent about $40 bucks.

Now the game is a lot more fun. Take that for what it is.

You can probably get away with never spending a dime in this game, but be prepared to grind for hundreds of hours until you can really afford the cool things (tanks, planes, sniper rifles, etc)

There's a lot of fun to be had in this game, but there's a lot of frustration and anger too.

I can't tell you how many times I've shot someone, twice, and had them shoot me once and boom dead. Not a headshot. I've said "ohhhhh just you WAIT until I get my OHK (one hit kill wep). "

I still haven't got one.

But, I bought a recon with a sniper, and its awesome. I bought a fighter pilot, with a plane. It's REALLY awesome.

If you really want to enjoy this game, more than likely, you're gonna need to open your wallet unless you have insane patience for grinding, and don't mind playing an uphill battle for a long, long time.

The graphics are meh. Certainly not what the trailers show. It some times runs amazing (100+ fps) and other maps/times... like complete crapola (30fps). I assume because it is early access, we have some optimization issues to be worked out. DEFINITELY some textures and pop-in issues need to be addressed.

The gameplay, when you're not grinding your teeth into dust at getting crushed and murdered by people you can't see in tanks or using sniper rifles/OHK bolt action rifles... is a lot of fun.... when the team works together. Don't kid yourself, this is not a game where you can play like Call of Duty or even Battlefield.

You have to be tactical, stealthy, methodical. Many players, are not. You will get stuck with many of these players. You will wish terrible things upon many of these players. This is the nature of cooperative competitive tactical first person shooters.

The gunplay is pretty solid. There is bulletfall, and the reticule / iron sight sway makes long distance shots difficult but very rewarding. You must have excellent aim, this is not a twitch shooter unless you're rushing capture points and going for close quarters combat (usually with a SMG or LMG).

Weapon balance... uhh...well... yeah. This could use some work. You have to unlock mods through ribbons, which is basically an experience system. If you do not buy a booster (premium currency) or buy a veteran membership (bonus xp/credits for premium currency) then.... it is going to take you an awful lot of matches with a gun that is performing much worse than many of the opponents you will face.

This brings me to... matchmaking. Feels non-existent. You'll find yourself on teams of new players with very little gear/vehicles having to face high ranking vets who have access to the entire arsenal the game provides. This, as you imagine, does not usually bode well for you or your team. Also, you routinely get put into servers that have high pings (100-200ms) because the game works on a "who joined first" basis. There is a way to choose your own battle, in which you can see the current players, the map, the average ping (red, yellow, green).

The menuing system is clunky and rudimentary. It's far more confusing than it needs to be.

I initially had very little positive things to say about this game, but after I shelled out some money and got a hold of a rifle and an airplane... it became a lot more enjoyable. Especially the airplane. It felt like a whole different game.

My advice is to give it a try for free, with all the knowledge that you will be FODDER for a while. A long while. If you see yourself having a better of a time if it was you doing the murdering with the heavy tank or the bombing aircraft, or the prone sniper 500 feet away in that bush..... Then you might owe it to yourself to just open the wallet so that you can get to the good stuff right away, before you put your fist through the screen in frustration.

All in all, the game shows a lot of promise, and for 'early access' it works surprisingly well.

Is it pay to win? It really depends on your point of view. I would say "pay to save your sanity and start enjoying the game a WHOLE LOT sooner."

For reference, my machine specs:

i7 4790k 4GHZ
16 gigs 1300 Mushkin RAM
512 Samsung EVO SSD
Radeon R9 290 4GB DDR5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Early Access Review
Plays like a worse, lite Red Orchestra, except instead of other players killing you because they've been playing longer and have more skill, they kill you because they bought armored cars and sniper rifles.
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Early Access Review
was riding a bike on the way to see my fake wife....got blown up
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2 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review
I shot Hitler in the foot.
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