Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massive Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where Axis and Allies fight for control.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (17,805 reviews)
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 25

Limited-Time Offer: 50% DISCOUNT on Soviet Officers, Generals & Assault Teams

To help to get the Soviet faction kickstarted in the Campaign Game we are offering a time-limited discount. This is your chance to get your general gameplay going and get in on the Soviet faction with a hefty discount.

For a LIMITED-TIME only: 50% DISCOUNT On Soviet Officers, Soviet Generals and Soviet Assault Teams

Here is a complete list of the characters with discount:
  • Academy Trained Soviet General
  • Academy Trained Soviet Infantryman Major
  • Academy Trained Soviet Infantryman Lieutenant
  • Academy Trained Soviet Fighter Pilot Major
  • Academy Trained Soviet Fighter Pilot Lieutenant
  • Academy Trained Soviet Paratrooper Major
  • Academy Trained Soviet Paratrooper Lieutenant
  • Academy Trained Soviet Tank Crewman Major
  • Academy Trained Soviet Tank Crewman Lieutenant
  • Academy Trained Soviet Recon Major
  • Academy Trained Soviet Recon Lieutenant

There is ALSO a 50% discount on the gold price for Soviet Assault Teams.

This is for a LIMITED-TIME ONLY! As soon as we feel the Soviet faction has a better fighting chance of standing on their own it will be disabled again!

NB: If you already bought Soviet Officers, Soviet Generals or Soviet Assault Teams this week, 50% of the purchase price will be added back to your account, when the servers come online with the discount! So you can buy even MORE Soviets for your gold ;-)

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February 23

'Timoshenko' update introducing the Soviet faction is now live!

This latest update brings the Soviet Union to the war as the third playable faction! 3 Factions fight for domination on 3000 battlefields (1000 new). The update is named Timoshenko (after the Soviet marshal and military commander Semyon Timoshenko) and here’s a quick overview of the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!

New Features
Soviet Union as playable faction
The Soviets are here! And they bring light tanks, medium tanks, a tank destroyer, a heavy tank, as well as a giant Anti-tank rifle, lots of new weapons, planes, paratroopers and a lot more that we have shown you in the last announcenments!

Weapon Balancing and NEW Weapon Upgrades
We have rebalanced all weapons in game and now introduce an Improved Weapon Upgrade feature, with much easier to see effects. The old (and a bit confusing) weapon mod system has been retired and mods refunded. Read more here.

Resource Pooling, Supply Line Skirmish & Retreat
All units in a battle pool their resources, to make it easier to spawn and even out Assault Teams wins/losses. Read more here. Supply line skirmish missions are now started when two Assault teams meet on a supply line AND Assault teams can now retreat from battles by sacrificing some resources as a rear guard.

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 Timoshenko update.
  • Limited Time Mobile Spawn – details
  • Scoreboard updates – Shows all players, Kills and deaths split into separate columns
  • On team kill a player doesn’t drop his weapon
  • Squads now work with resource pooling
  • GUI update with expanded kill message
  • Infantry Uniform variations for Germany, US and Soviet factions
  • Spawn Menu updated to show resource pools
  • Screen space reflections for ingame objects (enabled for medium and high quality settings)
  • Map ‘Village Skirmish’ adjustments
  • …and much more…

Mobile Command
Mobile Command on iOS and Android has been updated to support the newly added Soviet Faction.

For a more detailed changelog take a look at: this discussion thread or jump straight into the action and see for yourself!

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About This Game

Heroes & Generals is a Free2Play Massive Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign, set in the midst of World War II Europe, where Axis and Allies fight 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
149 of 208 people (72%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
166.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
This game was really good, untill they NERFED how much XP and CREDITS you get. For me to level up one time, would take 2000 victories.
My main solider is a Nazi at level 15. Xp required to next level = 1,000,000 xp. 1 win = about 500 xp, do the math.


You almost dont earn any credits anymore so you cant buy ammo, you cant buy new weapons, you cant repair your guns and vehicles unless you pay real money for it.

It has become pay to win... GG

Emäsnussittu peli
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
107.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Early Access Review
This game has alot of potential... But the matchmaker is ridiculous.

You can start off this game, and begin your grind to become a Tanker, Pilot, even a Paratrooper... but it really blows when you're facing people who have already done that grind and played thousands of games, upgraded everything with mindblowing credit cost... and they just wipe the floor with you.

First 2 ranks were so much fun(you're facing other beginers), but once you hit the third rank, You literally face everyone else. No more getting to know the game and learn... my buddies and I hadn't even upgraded a gun and we were in a match vs a Tiger2 and planes swooping and bombing us...

It was funny but who wants to play that? we were just free kills... I guess that's how they get people to spend money? F that... I played World of Tanks for over a year without spending a penny because the matchmaker put you vs things you could at least kill...

And whats up with the starter US tank? you cant even pen the starter Axis tank... but it can one shot you ofcourse...

Some major work needs to be done here... And I hope it does cause the first 2 ranks were so much fun.

Bye for now Heroes and Generals.
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77 of 120 people (64%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Early Access Review
GOTY Pay 2 Wait Sim.

69/69 IGN

"The best parts are when the servers are down and the Devs are all asleep." ~Jimbo
"I like how it takes five shots from a rifle to kill." ~JeJe
"Wtf u need stamina 2 jump?" ~Big Bob
"Lol bicycles." ~Pope Swag
"It's not P2W just get skill or get rekt." ~Mr. Kush

If y'all have actually taken the time to read all that I suppose you deserve an actual review.
Overall a solid game with a ton a few bugs. But hey, It's an Early Access game so it's alright. Biggest problems are the wicked nerfed rifles which take about five hits from a good distance to kill. Of course the rifles can actually be pretty good when upgraded but will always fall short to the infamous SMGs. With a steady aim and a good sense of bullet drop you can pull off kills at long ranges with SMGs easier than with a rifle. And despite being a "tactical shooter" I've noticed that the stupidest and most suicidal plans actually succeed and often yield great rewards for your insanity. As per my studies, a bicycle ambush through forests very rarely fail. On higher level matches vehicles can play a pretty good role, but in simple skirmishes you'll find a poor ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who bought the jeep running around with a full truck only to have the entire crew mowed down by yolo-rushing SMG troopers. Don't get me wrong, the game is no Anti-Christ; but rather a brilliant consortium of amazingly effective yet horrible strategies that are quite entertaining. If there was a middle ground for reviews I'd probably be dead in the center.

EDIT: So apparently they are sorting people by "Tier". These Tiers break the community between the Tier 1-Noobs and the Tier 2-Everyone Else. Given this sorting system, the second you hit Tier 2 you are thrown into matches with super high level players. I've been playing for three days and now I'm being put against people who have been playing for a year. This means that instead of having a close fight with someone with a similar weapon as yourself, you will be sniped by Thompsons, mowed down with upgraded BARs, blown up by tanks, and bombed by aeroplanes. Oh where have the good days gone?
Don't even get me started on weapon balancing.

Official rating: 5/10. Would be raised by fixing of major issues.
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47 of 70 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Early Access Review
1. I hate that each update dumbs the game down to nothing more than a 'Red Vs. Blue' shoot 'em up that even the most mindless of FPS player would find too simple.

2. I hate that the devs cater to people who complain en mass over something they don't like (getting sniped) and implement something totally stupid to counter it (tracer rounds that can be seen clearly even in the day time)

3. I hate that good suggestions (medics, better flight models, proper tank physics, realistic damage to tank tracks, plane cockpit view, different uniforms as you go up in rank, deployable bipods, tank cupola view and so on) have been seemingly neglected.

4. I hate that rather than fix something or make it the best they can (e.g. Tanks) the devs just introduce more of said broken item.

5. I hate that after 3 years+ of development we still have one campaign, guns sound like they are firing paintballs, tanks flip when running into bicycles and come to a complete stop when hitting a simple wooden fence and much more.

6. I hate that maps are so big and empty with no ambiance, no destruction and nothing that makes me remotely think I'm in a war.

7. I hate the new weight system and how totally absurd it is (a grease gun weighing as much as a Thompson, a scoped Kar 98 weighing less than a regular Kar 98)

8. I hate that it took them so long to bring back paratroopers, and have essentially made them useless by giving them only 6 equipment slots, barely enough to equip anything. Even though paratroopers in WW2 were fitter and carried almost triple the equipment of a regular soldier.

9. I hate that the FG42 is listed as an LMG and has the same weight as an MG42 when it is comparable in size and weight to a modern assault rifle.

10. I hate that veteran has been essentially shoved down our throats by removing a weapon and badge slot, even though they have other ways of gaining income (especially a $99 pack on steam unlocking everything).

11. I hate that the devs seem to have no clear direction and won't admit it, even though we can all see it.

12. I hate that Team killers and griefers are not getting banned. People are getting random banned.

13. I hate that when I fielded my assault team and they got routed, I got database connection error.
Basically I have to stay away from the general tab to play the fps game. What a joke.

14. Most of all, I hate that the devs don't see that they are essentially running their own game into the ground by not respecting the community, or heeding their feedback. Long time players are leaving in droves because of it and how each update brings the game further away from what they hoped it would be. Short time players (who they are now catering too) will eventually leave after they've wallet warriored their way to boredom and see that the game is essentially in a stalemate.

15. I hate that it's been three years of development and literally nothing has changed.

16. I hate that it's been three years of development and it's still called an 'alpha, or beta' whatever the hell it's called.

17. I hate that it's got optimization comparable to the unity game air traffic control

18. I hate that the developers profit off of this steaming pile of ♥♥♥♥.

19. I hate that this game is on Steam, or anywhere on the Internet. It's a ♥♥♥♥ing downright joke.

Add on to these negative reviews! Don't let the developers deny it or ignore us! We need to be heard!
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Early Access Review
Games economy is in horrible state.
In a match where noone does anything but camp, i made 4-5k of credits and used below 10 shots of panzerschreck the first Anti-tank capability you can get.

After the match resupply cost is RIDDICULOUS 6-7k.
basicly just by using few shots of a "bazooka" you wont make any money you lose it and this is just ONE example of the games economy.

Another thing is this:

You unlock your first tank on say... germans okay.. then you go into a match just to encounter bunch of Stuarts with their uber cannons, 2 or 3 shots and you are gone with your petty machingun tank.
Sure you can encounter tanks like a tiger in your first tank, how great is that ?

moreover the items in this game cost a lot. 30 good matches and MAYBE just maybe you get your first new gun beside the IMO good price range Submachinegun.

conclusion: I dont recommend this game to ANYONE in its CURRENT STATE. unless they change the economy of the game i for one wont be playing the game.
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31 of 45 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Early Access Review
On high end machines this game is brilliant. It's free to play and I have never felt like I have been at a disadvantage by not paying for content. People work as a team to capture objectives and team play in this is amongst some of the best I have seen in competitive online multiplayer.


Even running on a decent spec machine above the recomended specs on an excellent internet connection this game is laggy as hell which drastically compremises gameplay. This game is terribly optimised but really fun to play.
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47 of 77 people (61%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Early Access Review
I blew up a fighter plane with a M1 Garand across the map.

70005959/37423 would break the laws of gravity again.
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30 of 47 people (64%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
As much as I'd like to like this game (and I do), I can't support it due to several glaring problems.

The first is how expensive everything is. It certainly strikes me as pay to win, it takes hours grinding up even individual mods, and to top it off, they depreceate and must be repaired, or special ammo types must be replenished. It's a game that has too many rewards for paid players, and as someone who really has no problem spending money on games, the fact that it was trying to force me to do it so much turned me off pretty quickly.

There also seems to be a lack of guns, and moreso because beyond 2 guns you can get initially (the semi-automatic rifle or the smg) the rest are trapped behind paywalls or level-ups that will take days if not weeks to obtain. Not enough choice beyond having a hamburger or a cheeseburger.

Finally, the matchmaking is very poor, and that's why I can't recommend the game. Several times tonight I was put on teams with people rank 1-3 against people ranked 7+. They clearly outgunned the teams, had access to things like tanks (when no one on my team even had access to anti-tank weapons), and could just camp objectives with tanks and we ended up losing very quickly. When I first came to the game, the Nazi's lost 9 games in a row, even when I played as Nazi's and had k/d ratios of 5:1 (and pushing objectives). The game isn't well balanced.

As far as positives, the combat itself is great. A minimal HUD lends well to the long distance combat. Shooting is difficult and takes patience, skill, and a steady hand. The maps are well done and many times I had a great time fighting big battles over objectives, with a constant back and forth attack/defend going on in the domination style skirmish mode. Even though you only get two weapons by default, both of them perform really well at their role, and seem well balanced.

All in all, this looked like such a great addition to the WW2 FPS style genre, but it really falls flat with balancing issues in matchmaker and pay to win access to skills and weapons. As much as I want to love it, it still needs work.
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29 of 48 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Early Access Review
This game is pretty decent for a beta, it has its pros and its cons, the ONE thing that i did not like at all is the exp system and the money system, they ar eboth complete crap, weapons cost WAY too much, and you get WAY too little exp for kills or completing an objective, other than that this game is excellent and I will be looking forward to the full game once it is released
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23 of 38 people (61%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Early Access Review
This game, THIS ♥♥♥♥ING GAME! one match we where defending a point from ze Germans. It was quiet just a couple of gunshots could be heard when suddenly there was like 3 or 4 germans coming at us on ♥♥♥♥ing bikes from the bushes ringing the bells.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
Everytime this game seems to impress it shoots itself in the foot with how unbalnced it is and the fact the it doesnt matter who has the drop on someone you still will msot likely die if your germany. its very pay to win with how better weapons you most grind for hours on end or spend 25$ on something. I will still play this game and keep up with it but this is my standing so far.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Early Access Review
Reminds me of WWII Online. Not all that great. Looks good, but confusing and p2w.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Early Access Review
Don't let the description fool you, there is nothing strategic about this game. Basically just a WWII shoot em up game where you can use a shovel as a weapon of choice.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Early Access Review
Well I gave it a good shot and played for 18 hours.

You probably don't remember the days when Soldier of Fortune came out and you could literally blow the bad guys arms and legs off. Well I'm not looking for that, as there are kiddies present, but what I am looking for is some damage effect. Since when can a person get wounded by three or four bullets and still run, move and aim like a champion?

So you've stealthfully walked, run, swam and crawled your way across half the map to capture a point and when you do a big circle appears over your head and tells every player on the map where you are. Almost as incoherent are the 'enemy spotted' tags which appear over your head if you ever dare fire your weapon. No matter how cleverly hidden you are, every enemy soldier on the map will see a nice red arrow pointing at you if you do. The only solution is to emulate the snipers who camp on top of a hill at the back of the action if you want to rack up the kills.

The tanks are seriously over powered which ruins it for anyone in the infantry. This could so easily be balanced with early access to anti-tank grenades.

Linear Warfare:
The main disappointment for me is the linear battles where you must take point A before point B before point C etc. This makes it far too easy for the enemy to park a tank at point B or just pound it endlessly with shells knowing that if we fail to take that one undefendable barn then the whole battle is over.

What could well have been a great open world game is now a counter strike clone with tanks that take no damage from rocket launchers. Spawn, get sniped, spawn, get tanked, spawn and get shot by the guy hiding in the loft where you spawned. I almost gave in and was going to spend some money to buy a shovel but thought better of it. Play it for a while until the battle fatigue and shell shock sets in, even throw the devs a dollar or two, then go do something constructive.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
UI is a bit awkward, movement isn't great (but that might be just me, I like 'em old and fast-paced), you can't select a different gun while playing (except for picking one up from the ground)

Then there's the fact that you have to choose wether you go in as Allies or Axis, but it's on default set to Allies only. So Allies NEVER win because half the team is always newbies.

There are about 4 maps available and pretty much all guns have to be bought with real life cash.
You can win without them... But I want to have all guns. However I don't want to spend money on this before I know it's not gonna stay a mess like it is now.

So... Yea check it out if you're bored and can't find any other WWII shooters, but it's not great. You could say 'hey it's free' but if you want some guns it's not free anymore. And it's not worth more then 5 bucks in this state.

Oh yeah one upside, the K43 rifle for the Axis (no m1 carbine for allies available, wtf) is great and you can change the sights. Really like that rifle. If you're axis with a K43 rifle and a better sight it's a lot of fun. Lots of rifle users on the Axis team. That's probably the other reason why the Allies can't win. They only have a normal rifle with low rate of fire.
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
This game is real crap. I never saw a such good video trailer for such a crappy FPS. Servers are real crap, nothing loads correctly, massive bugs for a BETA, almost no customization possible in any possible way and way too crappy graphics. Even for a free to play, I regret every minute spended on this ♥♥♥♥.
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Early Access Review
This game pisses me off , firstly , i got stuck at the loading broswer plugin , secondly it is so ♥♥♥♥♥ laggy and lastly , progression is extremely slow and painful.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
>be level 3 f2p player
>have m1 garand, nades, and grease gun unlocked only
>run into tigers
Do ♥♥♥♥ing not get this game, the first 3 levels will be fun because you're actually put against non p2w ♥♥♥♥♥♥ bags, after that you will want to kill yourself.
Don't. ♥♥♥♥ing. Waste. Your. Time.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Early Access Review
I played with my friends several hours this game. While it remained quite promising as a world war II mass-fps game, the atmosphere was spoiled by all those botters and hack cheaters, using trainer programs and other "smartass" tools. This is DEFINITELY a game-spoiler tactic.

Secondly, the pay-to-win pestilence that enravages every mmo game is yet here present.. No matter how much you try to excel, there is always a limit, which can be surpassed only by paying real money.

Sorry, but no... Shift+Delete => You're out of my PC
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Early Access Review
Decent game, soviet are pretty cool, planes, tanks and other vehicles as well as a large assortment of weaponry to take your anger out on digital strangers. 4.1/5 Lenins!
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