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: Mostly Positive (29,558 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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July 30

1 Year Steam Anniversary Gold Gift!

Following the ‘Walker’ update, we can celebrate our 1 year anniversary on Steam for Heroes & Generals. Since the Early Access release in July 2014, the community has grown to more than 5.5 million players! We have added a lot of new gear, added a lot of new features, and thanks to our awesome community we have fixed lots of bugs and tweaked gameplay and balancing using performance stats and community feedback.

Once again we thank you for your support and we look forward to deliver more content, more features and, with your help, constantly work on improving the game for many years to come!

So to celebrate this anniversary it is time to give everyone a present:



This voucher gives your account 200 Gold and can be redeemed from now until Monday the 3rd of August 2015 at 04:00 US EDT / 10.00 CEST.

Voucher redemption instructions:
  1. Launch the game
  2. Log in
  3. Click the Menu button in the top right corner
  4. Click on the “Redeem Voucher” button
  5. Paste or type in the voucher code “1YEARONSTEAM” and click “OK”
We have trawled through the changelogs and made a highlight of some of the things we have added for Heroes & Generals since the Early Access launch 1 year ago:

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July 23

Walker Videolog showing all the new features in moving pictures!

We've made a videolog showcasing the features in the Walker update. So if you're tired of just reading about the new update, the new ribbons, the new scopes, the factory map update, and the tank and vehicle balancing then you can just press play below and sit back and watch it all in moving pictures while listening to the soothing voice of Reto.Gargamel!


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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
557 of 687 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Early Access Review
I had read the reviews of this game before I installed and prepared for the worse. But at first it didn't seems to bad the immersion was excellent and I enjoyed hitching rides on player's jeeps to the front line where I would hold the building against the other team (that part I enjoyed most) The best part was the P2W aspect wasn't bothering me too much. Sure the fact we had to buy our own ammo let alone weapons was annoying (not really accurate). But it wasn't to bad at the moment I was actually thinking of giving a positive reveiw on this maybe even an 9/10.

Then I reached level 3.

I tried out the new modes that were unlocked for me and I was thrown into an unbalanced, annoying, unfun game of who-paid-the-most. Crushed by tanks, head shotted from superb snipers. Sprayed by suprieor weapons. I couldn't defend myself since what good is a MP34 against a one-shotting Soviet Anti-Tank Rifle? (also I'm pretty sure that useing such a weapon against infantry is banned by the Geneva convention) I just simply wasn't ready for the ♥♥♥♥♥torm of advanced players after level 3. What is also annoying AF is the lack of communication abilties among your teamates. If i've cornered by 5 guys and need to request help. There is no time to press t and type *need help at X2* because they would've sprayed you by then. Since there is no voice chat in the game. Another complait I have is the combat in general, it feels clunky slightly better than DayZ, but still clunky.

Then there is the biggest complaint of all from not just me, but from multiple people! The god-awful, rage-inducing, hair-pulling, life shortening, Pay 2 Win system. It's simple, if you don't pay, you gotta grind for hours upon hours just for a new gun! In the amount of time I played, I still just have a MP34. And whats even worse is when your creamed by some guy with the best weapons in the game who just forked over some cash.

This is why this game cannot be reccomended at all to the great people of steam. I would give it a 1/10 thanks to the semi-helpful community. But I give a 9/10 to the game before you reach level 3.

(another thing that will truely ♥♥♥♥ you off is the number of people *especially when playing the soviet faction* who people use anti-tank weapons against infantry *a certain one-hit kill*)

Another thing I think this game could have is a humans VS bots system, I can't be the only one who likes a little practise system when PvP gets to be too much. It would certainly keep me coming back. I know it's possible because of the tutorial segment of the game. I can't be the only one who likes to destroy bots every now and then

*edit* The new update from what I can tell, makes the P2W even worse, now you can pay to level up your ribbions!

*more edit* now you cannot deny that is it P2W since now the devs have raised the price of everything again! the weapons are crazy expensive, the mp40 is now over 100,000 credits, the kar 98 is no better, 89,000 credits. even the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mp34 is 45,000 credits! really?

*even more edit* As suggested by D3uterzx, the main reason why each game is who-has-the-most-tanks, is because the weapons required for infantry to get rid of them is extremly expensive with some poor souls racking up thousands in costs and making it worth it more to simply leave the game and wait for it to end.
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299 of 362 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Early Access Review
Honestly? This game was a great concept. It WAS great, too, until the devs screwed with it too much.
I hadn't played since sometime last year, and back then it was relatively easy (in comparison to now) to grind out enough XP over a few days of dedicated playing to buy a tank or a weapon.

Now? Jesus.

The devs have made this game entirely pay-to-win, and it's damned near impossible to buy new gear. You get just enough cash to scrape by and repair your equipment. It would take weeks and weeks to achieve what I had been able to achieve in a few days a year ago. The people who pay real money (which I cannot) are speeding around with shiny top of the line tanks and amazing firearms while I'm still rooting around in the dirt with an m1 Garand. It's painfully obvious that the devs only care about one thing; money. Not community, not ease of access, nothing except the cash rolling in from people that can afford to buy things.

My advice to the devs (if they even look at the steam reviews- there's hundreds of more like mine) is either decrease weapon maintenance or multiply the XP players recieve. Or, y'know, make the game entirely play-to-win.

TL:DR the devs are money-hungry ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s that don't make the game user friendly at all. 2/10.
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311 of 400 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
825.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Early Access Review
Finally got my first heavy tank.
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151 of 205 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Early Access Review
Unbalanced, unstable and clunky.
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85 of 109 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
160.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Early Access Review

They increased ALL the prices for the vehicles, weapons, and gear. They will change the actual mechanics of said vehicles, weapons, and gear. They are only after 1 thing. Your money.

I invested a good amount of time and money only to have things change from right under my nose. I cannot support developers that drasticly change their game without some sort of community feedback.

Avoid at all costs. I highly recommend Red Orchestra 2 if you are feeling for a WWII game, and there are plenty of other F2P games that are better then this.
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