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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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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March 26

Early Easter Egg! Free Veteran Weekend!

To celebrate the first month of fighting on the Easter(n) front, we’re having a FREE VETERAN MEMBERSHIP WEEKEND this coming weekend as an early Easter Egg for all players.



The event starts Friday the 27th of March at 10:00 US EDT / 15:00 CET and ends Monday the 30th of March at 09:00 US EDT / 15.00 CEST. Click the dates to see when this is in your timezone and note that the European Union switches to Daylight Savings Time in the middle of the event as well JUST to add a pinch of confusion.

NB: As usual if you already have an active Veteran Membership during this weekend, we will extend it with 3 free days! In order to participate in the FREE VETERAN WEEKEND you must have an active account that has played at least one staged or war mission before Friday.

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March 17

[UPDATE: Fixed] Hardware errors at hosting center.

UPDATE: Servers back online! Enjoy!

SORRY!
First of all, sorry for today's long downtime. What has happened is that an important server in the game's backend decided to fry its memory. When the server technicians at the hosting center then replaced the memory, something else apparently broke and they had to pull the server down again. Somewhere along the lines the main boot disk then decided "hey, I want attention as well" and corrupted itself.




What has happened so far is that the server has been booted from a rescue set and we are making sure nothing else has broken and are checking that all data is correct, creating another just-in-case backup in case something else decides to break, and then the server technicians at the hosting center are working on getting the OS back up and running and hopefully get everything back to normal as soon as we have verified that all backups are correct and that no data has been lost.

Again! SORRY for the inconvenience and rest assured that we are working as fast as WE can and doing our best to make sure that the server techs at the hosting center are as well!

As soon as we know more we'll keep you updated on our server Twitter here: https://twitter.com/hgserverstatus

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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 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
1,045 of 1,269 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
137.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Early Access Review
I decided to change my review for this game after the Timoshenko update.

I have been playing this game for quite a long time now, and it seemed to have just reached the point where it was getting fun and my skills and practice were paying off.

That was, until the Timoshenko update this week.

I thought "Oh wow, Soviet teams! That will be awesome!" I started playing a map and suddenly these brand new Soviet characters were charging down the field like an unstoppable beast, capturing all of the points and one-shotting all of my teammates. Map after map, it was the brand new Soviet characters winning.

If they were just added to the game, how are they outperforming players that have been playing for a year?!?!

The answer is that the newest update has really leveraged the pay to win, and most of the soviet teams' characters were bought with real money as an "Academy - Trained Character." Academy trained is basically a cheat code to bypass INSANE amounts of play time. I didn't mind the veteran accounts and the booster ribbons for boosting XP. Sure, that's p2w too, but this new advantage for payers is just ridiculous. It's not even fun to play anymore.

I'm not one of those anti-profit people, but there is a balance. The devs essentially are pushing away a huge portion of their fan base that has been playing for a long time because now they're getting their butts kicked by noobs with a credit card.

I gave this game my enthusastic recommendation and time, but now I'm going back to change it. Pay to win was always there to some degree, but now it's at the level where the game is ruined. It's too bad because they made a great game at first. What a shame.
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197 of 256 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
60.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Early Access Review
First off, I wanna say there's a lot to like about this game. Despite it somewhat 'ol battlefied 1942 mechanics which imply that you'll need to shoot someone in the chest three times from m1 garand, and just two times from 'ol springfield bolt action (same goes for other nations too) despite the fact they do shoot on the same rounds. So as much the ballistics of the semi-automatic rifle and bolt-action can be different, the hit impact on the enemy should be basically the same. But that's not Red Orchestra, if you play this game you play it exactly because it's a little kind of the old battlefield with some refreshing global map conflict you can participate on with your buddies. The concept is great, the ridiciolous firing mechanics can be overlooked thanks to it. The buggy physics do fit in nicely into the package you did already accept. It's not a Red Orchestra after all...

For sure the game have this "something" And I did really enjoyed my time with it, at least the part of it.


Sadly for me it's a love & hate relationship here. There's many things to like. The quite big maps with multiple capture points adding up to the strategy. The huge array of unlockable weapons and options to customize them with different parts and ammo. Varioush achievments that do grant you some useful badges and unlock these weapons and vehicles you might want to use. Camouflages and skins for your uniform and weapons to make you more unique and blend in into the surrounding. The changable weather on maps as well as the time (haven't encountered the nighttime yet so I cannot say am i exactly correct here). Thats to name a few. With correct teams, maybe with your buddies on ts, you might have lots of fun.

Sadly, the game is far from being a finished product. And this shows, but if only was that a problem... There are huge matchmaking issues. I strongly believe that while playing staged matches (so disconnected from the H&G's war map) the player should be able to have a balanced gameplay. Sadly, you won't experience that after crossing the 3rd level with any of your soldiers. From now on, despite being the vanilla soldier with basic rifle and smg in hands, you'll be chewed on by tigers, shot down by snipers from gods know where. All you might hope will be to jump into one of those high-rank tanks and hope that you'll have some luck as a hull-gunner. Or go ride and try capping points while getting slaughtered. The machmaking is terrible. But if only that was a problem. The recent update, timoshenko. I read a lot about the game prior to it and there are obviously problems with it. Russians steam roll every match, I lost 90% of those while i played against them as american gi. I was actually happy to have a chance to play against germany because i could hope to have a chance to win then. But there's more... Basically, the basic smgs of the germany and usa are getting slaughtered by the ppd's with 71 round mags and so on. I could list way more of problems but this one i'll use to picture the problem i have in mind. We play a game that's having ol' battlefield mechanics, it's not aiming to be realistic. So the balance should be the main concern of the game developers. It is not, obviously. You're not equal in the engagment. You should expect being in a disadvantage because your weapon is going to be most likely ♥♥♥♥♥♥. And that's how it is in more that half of situations. Furthermore, if that wasn't enough, the matchmaker is screwed. As I was saying, upon reaching the 3rd level, you'll loose all the fun in the game for a good while. Theoreticall you have a chance to choose a soldier you want to use and grind yourself a new loadout in correct MM enviroment but this don't works. As a result, I had to go with the sihtty grease gun against the hordes of mg42's or worse, pepeshas. I had no chance obviously and it wasn't the fun gameplay. But all right, I survived it, I grinded up the smg achievement enough high to unlock the famous thompshon. And here goes the one of the major problems I find in this game. Which is the absurd costs of the guns and vehicles. Or maybe, rather just guns. Sniper rifle costs above 230.000, just nearly as much as the M26 Pershing! Thomsphon I mentioned, costs 125k. While per match, you'll be lucky to get 3k after reducing the earnings by the costs of repairing the stuff you used and replenishing the ammunition. It's absurd. Especially that tanks are gods of the battlefield but the AT weapons are in most cases a high level unlockables and ammunition to bazookas costs a fortune. Thats not how it should be, and the higher level at munitions as sticky grenades, at mines of various kinds and so forth - can stay that way. But the basics like ammunition to bazookas should be cheaper. Since the side that have more tanks is gonna win, even if these are simple tankettes with only mg's on. It's always a steamroll fest for one side. You'll very rarely find youself on a balanced engagment in which you have time to find your niche, that one road by the stream that allows you to do something on the battlefield and have some fun.

The game is a ♥♥♥♥♥. And even more so, because it whines and begs to you to open your wallet. That's the most disgusting thing about it. Everything drains your silver in order to make you buy premium/gold. There's no other point that explains the absurd costs of ammo and repairs, not to mention the weapons themselves. Everyday you log in, you'll got a huge pop-out calling you to buy the premium too. The game does not offer you a wonderful time like War Thunder can (it's my personal example), in order to make you want to spent the money on it. It does hit you in the jaw, steamroll with unbalanced matches and then throws you in a full infantry squad against full tank squad in the open field without at weapons. The game does all the ♥♥♥♥ to piss you off, to make you want to buy premium to ease up the grind, or rather - skip it. To buy that one weapon/vehicle that will give you the edge and make your games fun again. Might it be the sniper rifle so you'll finally be able to chill in the bushes and wreck havoc between the enemies. Or that better tank that will let you kick everyone's ♥♥♥ and start winning. That's right, the game tries to piss you off on purpose and it's making the game pretty much pay to win. And that's the disgusting part about it.

So far I'll keep on playing but I cannot say for how long. It can be fun, it have it's moments too. But it's horrible in terms of balance, matchmaking and everything else. And it kicks you in the nuts to ask for money. It shouldn't be like that. Because of this, though I do like this game, I'm giving it a negative opinion. The game isn't worth a dime simply because it's ordinary in it's way of demanding it from you.
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158 of 224 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
95.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Early Access Review
RETO: 3000 battlefields
Reality: 3 small skirmish maps ,3 bigger maps in 3 yrears
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88 of 115 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
574.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Early Access Review
Over 500 hours played and cannot recommend. The developers are completely incompetant, they have no clue how to create a user interface, or proper in-game chat, for example. Standard features which have been around since the 90's, like blocking people in chat, are missing; stupid crap like that is all throughout the game. Paratroopers run around the battlefield with their parachutes still attached, ruining camo, and the chute is a hitbox which clips through walls and can get you killed. Combat badges which you earn and equip have such vague descriptions that nobody knows what they actually do, and developer Reto-Moto says it's too difficult to edit the descriptions! Balance? Pft, don't get me started. The grind? It's punishing, you have to grind just to get a pistol for your soldier (unless you wanna drop real cash, of course). Every patch the grind gets worse (ways to get xp removed, ect). Really pissed that I spent money, but hopefully I've learned my lesson.
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85 of 116 people (73%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Early Access Review
Where do I begin? When my friends and I started to first play this game it was a blast. But this new update was the one of the biggest middle fingers that a developer has ever given me. The fun is gone, weapons are still more expensive than going to college, I rank up slower than grandma walking up the stairs, and it is less balanced than a see-saw with a sumo wrestler on one side and a 30 pound preschooler on the other. If the developers would stop sniffing cocaine out of each others ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and start fixing their mess, I might return, Otherwise, Planetside 2 is starting to get me very interested...


69/420 Meh
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119 of 177 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Early Access Review
ok my previous review was a bit to long.
i am new to this game but here it is...
was having fun shooting others around the same level as me. then when i hit level three
was put in a game with people many many levels higher using tanks and better weapons.
i went from a kill death ratio of 1 death and 5 kills to 8 deaths and 2 kills.
uhh balance this ♥♥♥♥ already...
this game is a pay to win period. its fubar'd beyond belief.
you can say its in beta but its been in beta for three years.
face it the company doesnt give a crap about quality only your money.
there are many issues read the following reviews.
it really isnt worth playing at this point to me. i am nothing but connon fodder for those thats paid for everything.
there ya have it , its a piece of junk.
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73 of 109 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
131.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Early Access Review
This game is most likely the worst game I have ever played in my life. For the first few hours this game is awesome, you drive around in cars, you fight against people your level with guns your level, and its an amazing game.

Then comes level 3. After level 3 the matchmaking turns to complete crap, matching you against either p2w f***, or just people who have played longer. If you're still using the default gun you will constantly be getting killed. Your gun takes 2-3 hits to kill an enemy while most guns either one shot or kill you so fast you think its a one shot, then you get sent back to spawn, spend 10-30 seconds deploying, drive/walk back, get one shotted, repeat. Doesn't that sound like fun!!!??? And if you're not getting killed by better players, you're matched up against tanks, which are 10 times worse. They camp across the map, and shoot shells that hit your general vicinity to kill you. If you're in a jeep or convoy car, all of you will instantly be killed. The player in the tank is invincible to bullets, and the only way to kill them is with anti-tank weapons, which are expensive and are also hard to get. But, the game has to have tanks. You cant have a WWII war game without tanks, the problem is that you only need to be level 3 to be a tank driver, meaning that every game will have up to 10 tanks camping across the map destroying any infantry. In assault its a little better becuase there are planes that counter them, but what the game should really do is remove tanks from skirmish modes, where they are safe from their #1 enemy (fighter pilots cant play skirmish)

Let's move on to the economy. Every time you use a grenade in the battle you have to pay for it. You also have to pay for your gun ammo, vehicle repair costs, and gun maintenance. Now, usually its not very much, but once you try to upgrade your weapons you start gaining very little credits per game. Any half decent gun costs $50,000+ credits, meaning that you have to play constantly to get these weapons. The game probably gets better once you get the better weapons, but I have 65 hours into the game and still have trash weapons. I'm not putting myself through the torture of playing more so I can get better weapons.

[EDIT 1]: Oops! Silly me, I forgot about one of the most important things! You might be thinking "Okay, this game is in Beta, it still has potential, right?" Well, this latest update made me think wrong. The Soviet Union was added as a faction (team) to the game. Now, first of all, for the majority of the war the U.S. and the Soviet Union were allies, although tensions were still high, but they wouldn't attack each other, but who cares about that. I dont. What I do care about is the fact that they made the Soviet Union a frickin' powerhouse, their infantry weapons are far superior; especially the PPD-40. The PPD is a 71 round mag smg. Compared to the M3 Grease gun and the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ MP34, its totally op. The next smg you get is the PPsH. Once again, 71 round mag, upgradable to 900 rpm (rounds per minute). 71 shots at 900 rpm = op.

[EDIT 2]: As you can see, my hours have raised since I wrote this review. Now, this is not because I'm a hypocrite, its becuase my little brother hasn't realized that this game is not a good game, and everyday forces me to play with him. Once he realizes, just like me, that this is not a good game, I will have no reason to play it.
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79 of 120 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Early Access Review
Decent gameplay, but progression is too slow and riddled in microtransactions that border on the pay 2 win side. I got to rank 2 in a couple of matches, and then 4 hours in with a KDR around 2 I was still not at rank 3, and only had unlocked 1 weapon by that time. I was really close to unlocking the next, but looking at the price after I've progressed enough to be able to buy it, turned me off.
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59 of 88 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
This can be a fun game if you can get into a good match. But 90% of the matches are onesided it is either one side full pushes and you do well. Or the other is you get your ♥♥♥ kicked and spawn camping. It is also a very very heavly game that leans to a Pay to advance game. If they could fix the matchmaking and do a little balancing to it this could be a very fun game.
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61 of 94 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Early Access Review
Don't play this game, it is very unfirendly to new players. The community is very toxic towards new players as well, the 'vets' claim it's skill is why 'noobs get owned'. But if you happen to pick up a dead vets weapon then it becomes apparent that skill has nothing to do with it. I picked up a dead vets light machine gun and it was more accurate than my infantry standard bolt action rifle at long range. Clearly my score increased dramtically whenever I had the opputunity to pick up an upgraded weapon, so 'skill' as the toxic vets say is just their way of inflating their e-♥♥♥♥♥.

It doesn't help that the game throws you in the sharks pit once you hit lv 3 (roughly 5 hours gameplay). After level 3 you can be matched with anyone, this puts you at a severe disadvantage and you are forced to try and grind (performance based leveling up) vs oponents that are much better equiped than you are. If the xp you gain was fixed rarther performance based (kills etc) I would feel the need to try and slog through it. But it feels like you're trying to push sh*t uphill rarther than play the game.
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41 of 61 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
587.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Early Access Review
Bring your wallet if you want to enjoy it.
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
765.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Early Access Review
Taken a lot of hours and playing over many months but this is the final opinion.

Game has gone from having the unique potential of being a great WW2 based squad level FPS plus real time strategy to becoming just another ridiculous P2W arcade game, where the only strategy is an arcade like rush head on from one capture point to the next.

Timoshenko build was released purely to increase revenue stream for Reto. The game already had too many core issues with strategy map, severe unbalance especially if playing as Germans and almost game killing bugs. There was no justificaton to release a new faction at this time other than increased revenue streams.

Great potential but unfortuantely has turned into a huge missed opportunity, each build over past 18 months has moved the game focus to full arcade P2W to take as much real cash as possible from new players while they still can and while completely ignoring almost game breaking issues.

Developers charging exhorbitant rates for a game still in Beta, avoid and don't waste your money on this clear P2W title.
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56 of 89 people (63%) found this review helpful
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Early Access Review
I really want to like this game, but I just can't anymore. Before the Russian update, I enjoyed the game, but so many new mechanics have been added now. I already found it extremely difficult to grind for new guns, but it was ok because I liked the game. Now, you have to maintain your weapons and ammo for your basic rifle, even without any modifiers. This makes conserving credits rediculously hard and attempting to buy a gun, even harder. The mechanics of the gameplay aren't bad, but it will only provide a few hours of fun before you want to get new stuff. Before the update, this game was right on the line of P2W, it's crossed that line now. If you really want to get new weapons WITHOUT paying, you will have to devote weeks of grinding to this game, it took me about 3 weeks to get a thompson, BEFORE the update, now the price of maintaining your gun, and paying for ammo PLUS the money for that gun, could very well take over a month for those with a busy schedule. If your looking for a game that is historically accurate, your in the wrong place. If you looking for a free fun game, you may find a few hours of entertainment. If your looking for a fair game, your not gonna find one here. In fact, the m1 garands(Standard American Rifle) damage was nerfed and the g43s(Standard German Rifle damage was increased, even though, the m1 garand does hit harder irl. Not to hate, but I do get a feeling the devs favor the Germans at some points. I really am still trying too like the game, but it's stabbed me in the back to many times. I will gladly delete this if the devs stop all this P2W stuff.But the devs are literall trying to rake in as much cash as they can while this is still early access. Until then this game has become just another free game.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Early Access Review
It's fun with friends, but that's about it. It really only takes you a day or two of playing to get access to tanks and planes, but then you're up against other people that have been playing longer (or paid) and have vehicles that stomp you. As infantry, it's frustrating if no one on your team is playing as a pilot or tanker because it usually means that the entire team is nothing but BF-109's dropping bombs on you when you spawn or tanks sniping you from across the map. The matchmaking is atrocious in this regard, not to mention how long it can take to get into a single match. Also, I know it's more of an arcade shooter, but it's absolutely ridiculous that I need to use an entire Thompson magazine to kill a guy, or any more than one or two shots from a bolt-action rifle.

Plus, the recent Timoshenko update is terrible. The Russians are horribly overpowered and you're pretty much guaranteed to lose against them - their weapons and vehicles do way more damage than the Americans or Germans and the Russians also get increased capture and spawn speeds. Then you even have the lack of initiative the developers are taking against hackers.

Probably the worst of it all is there is shockingly little content for how long the game has been in development.
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40 of 64 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
237.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Early Access Review
I have played this game with 11 of my friends in my clan. All of us have over 200-300 hours in this game. It seemed to be a promising World War II game. What spoiled the game was all those botters and hack cheaters. As many have noticed, paying for those cheat programs that are out there. That spoiled the game in a way that we will never come back. For a good WWII game, War Thunder has this game beat, hands down.
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47 of 77 people (61%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Early Access Review
Besides the fact that it can takes hours and hours of farming in order to get something (Or you could just spend real money to buy it... because its THAT kinda game!), I would have to say this game sucks. From the "realistic" gameplay, the completely "balanced" factions, or maybe the "realtime" wars that players influence, I would have to say that it doesn't really live up to anything that it says!

Lets start with the free to play part! It, as stated above, can take upto weeks just to get enough money and XP to buy a weapon. However! If you think that you're above this, and don't want to wait, you can just spend the ~10 US dollars to buy it right there and then. (Buying it with credits even allows you to COMPLETELY skip over the XP requirements, along with the money!)

Then comes the "realistic" and "Simulation" battles- IF one could call them that! I believe that the biggest contender here is the movement model, which although had some nice hopes... is for lack of better words, sh*t. Many a times I have been in open fields or with large arm movement areas, when I get into a firefight with another soldier. Mid shooting, my gun pulls up and does the action that it does when your muzzle isn't in position (Because APPARENTLY my gun was running into some invisible force?) for firing. Then theres the maps... Oh! how I hate ALL of the maps. From large open areas with almost no cover from base to base, to the maps where it looks as though you must camp in order to be successful, or maybe the maps with overgrown areas with large amounts of fog? All in all, the maps aren't that great either, simply compounding upon everything else that is wrong in this game.

After that, there goes the "balance" which just as everything before is little but existent. I'd like to paint a little picture for you here...
American Bombing Planes: 2 bombs
German Bombing Planes: 1 bomb
Soviet Bombing Planes: 4 bombs! (Kinda crazy right?)
But, the German plane must have SOME redeeming qualities right? Like better mobility, or stronger bullets? Nope, its the exact same as the other, if not worse. After the planes comes the tanks and weapons. (I'd like to just say real quick, Germany is EASILY the most underpowered, and it seems that the developers neither intend to make it better, or debuff the other factions as they just recently added the Soviets into the game, which look to have the best weapons.) From the poor guns of the German, to the crazy one shot rifles and ludacris fire rate and accuracy of the American weapons, to the overly good starting Soviet guns, its blatantly obvious that the developers favor some faction WELL over others. Tanks/vehicles, while pretty well balanced, are VERY overpriced, and some seem to have the sole function of spinning in circles or denying friction. All in all, the game's balance seems to be lacking, and its actually rather annoying to see the devs. favor some factions over others...

Those "real-time" wars you were expecting? Or that "huge scale" battles that you thought you were going to get? Wrong again! While yes, there is a mega server that most of the battles take place on, and are ranked, most battles are only 16 V 16. This looks to be a rather small amount of people for all of the "class variety" that the game has, leading to searching for game up to 10 minutes (And thats without a squad... being in a squad can take AGES). Finally, after getting into a game, you may notice that THE WHOLE SERVER consist of just THAT class, or very few other... You can see that this leads to frustrating gameplay, and overly long searching time for a game that it may 'plop' you in, which ends roughly a minute after your joining! (Also, I'm not really going to approach the whole, campaign thing, as its seems to literally be pointless. Wars end within a day and most of the time it doesn't give props to the right faction... but you can almost always bet the Germans lose, even when they win?)

All in all, this game really in a trainwreck, that yes, I have had SOME fun playing, needs A LOT (and I cant stress enough how much I mean that) of work. Also, before you say, "Oh well you've spent almost 100 hours playing the game, it MUST be good!" I would like to state that I have only spent that much time in game because I wanted to be able to expierence a large portion of it so that I may give a proper rating and suggestions!
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Early Access Review
"You are in a queue to log in to the game. Current position in queue: 2864".

No thanks. Luckily it's free to uninstall as well.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
377.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Early Access Review
I used to love this game to death, to play as Germany, No other game really offered that, but then when they introduced the timoshenko build everything went to sh*t, Germany was already a little underpowered, but could fight the US, but the Soviets just wipe the floor with me, this isn't including all the bugs, not loading textures, and crashes that came with the new update. I just can't really reccomend it right now where the game is at.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Early Access Review
How I find myself playing this game, is because I like spending time alone. At times I want to add people the process is hard and stupid. No steam tags, no notifications in the game. If i write something and join a game I have to constantly leave the tab and check. STUPID STUPID. FIX THIS ♥♥♥♥ AND ENABLE VOIP IN SQUADS. AND ADD A DIVERSIFIED SQUAD WERE MEMBERS OF EITHER CLASSES CAN PLAY AS A SQUAD OR ATLEAST JOIN THE SAME GAME TOGETHER.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Early Access Review
Constant PC freeze ups (once every 3rd match or so) and more often than not, constant dying to people that apeared to me very clearly to be using hacks (consistently precice aiming on moving target at a long distance without scopes between bushes and trees, inexplicably perfect anticipation of enemy movements etc). There are youtube videos advertising the hacks wich you can see for yourself.

So, among the unstable client and the hackers presence that infest yet another promising game, i dont recomend this. It is a nice game but the afforementioned issues are game breaking. Perhaps if the company behind it takes steps to limit the hacking to a minimum non-game breaking level, and fixes the code issues, this game will be worth your time and maybe some money spent on it.
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