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 (14,310 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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December 23

Exclusive Christmas Gift from the Heroes & Generals Team

We had a chat with General S. Claus and apparently you're not on the naughty-list, so we have a small Christmas Gift for you.

Please receive this voucher-code that gives you 5 Ribbon Boosters, which you may redeem at any time from now until Sunday the 4th of January 2015:

Voucher-code:
HAPPYHOLIDAYS2014




Ribbon Boosters will accelerate the progress on all your soldiers during combat, giving 50% boost for 4 hours per booster in gaining ribbon experience. The 5 boosters are for the following ribbons:

  • Defence
  • Tactical
  • SMG Assault
  • Handgun Assault
  • Explosives
Redemption and activation instructions
  1. Launch Heroes & Generals
  2. Log in
  3. Click the Menu button Menu button (looks like a cogwheel) in the top right corner
  4. Click on the "Redeem Voucher" button
  5. Paste or type in the voucher code "HAPPYHOLIDAYS2014" and click "OK"
  6. Click one of the "flash-icons" on the ribbons overview
  7. 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!
This voucher can be redeemed until Sunday the 4th of January 2015, but you may still use the Ribbon Boosters after that date.

So from all of us at Reto-Moto: Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Glædelig Jul!... And a Happy New Year!


- The Heroes & Generals Team

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December 17

Christmas and Yuletide is sneaking up on us!

Merry Christmas, Glædelig Jul, Season’s Greetings
Another year has almost passed and we at Reto-Moto would like to thank you for playing Heroes & Generals this year and for doing YOUR part on the battlefields, in the war room and as a part of our awesome community!



We have intercepted some Northbound radio chatter and advise you all to make sure your email address is up to date here: Update email address
AND that you are signed up for the newsletter here: Sign up for the newsletter

OTHERWISE!
General S. Claus will not know where to deploy your present!

PS: We are drinking gløgg on the picture as the warmup to our annual Christmas party in the office, it is not a weird coincidence that everybody has their coffee cup with them :-)

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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

    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
80 of 102 people (78%) found this review helpful
212.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Early Access Review
WARNING. Devs / Support ban legit players. After 210 hours, I got banned for 'cheating/hacking' as they said in my support ticket. If you are interested in knowing more about this, go here: http://pastebin.com/iUaj91aM but you can skip this and keep reading the review below.

If you have insane good matches and is a very experienced FPS player (you listen to footsteps, you react to sound, twitch aiming, etc.) The Dev / Support WILL watch replays and ban you if they receive complains from other players, like in my case. DO NOT DEAL WITH SUPPORT. It's pointless and the support sucks (the support team seems to be one single man, and is known to be a d**chebag).

I won't even talk about the starter pack and the prices, it's a terrible business model just to save time and unlocks everything at a ridiculous price (Most expensive pack is at 100$+).

It's too bad because it is a very fun game to play and is amazingly fun if you get friends, but I guess my road ends here. If you still want to try this game out, be warned, anything can happen to your account.

Also:
-VERY bad hit detection (you can even see the guy bleed but you get no hit confirmed)
-Framerate on big maps can be horrible even on a big PC
-You need to refill grenades and rockets and they cost A LOT. It can be annoying for some if they want to save for a gun (which are also crazy expensive as well)
-1 Shot snipers are everywhere so get ready (you can quickly have access to those if you pay)
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58 of 86 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
Super fun game, unlike other most recent released FPS games, this takes us back to an older time in the War, a more classic war experience. However, despite the brilliant idea, the fact that you have to spent RL money to purchase many upgrades and character boost, makes it unenjoyable. This should have a flat out price tag and allow everyone to enjoy ingame item upgrades with the ingame currancy, instead of RL money.
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65 of 100 people (65%) found this review helpful
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Early Access Review
I don't know how I got into this game. To be honest, I can't even remember going in. All I can remember is my character waking up on the second floor of an abandoned house just outside the town where I lived and that I was wearing some soldier's clothes. The name of the soldier was Karl Muller. I know this because I could read the name tag on the jacket. All this seemed very weird to me, but I decided to just go back home and figure out everything there. I needed to get out of those clothes; I didn’t want to be confused with someone else. Just as I was walking down, I heard someone's whistle and an engine running outside the house. When I stepped outside, I saw a man wearing some weird looking green uniform running towards a funny looking green small vehicle and leaving. I decided to steal a bicycle that was sitting right in front of the house and went for a ride through the fields. I figured it was the shortest way home. As I was making my way along the river, I heard a loud noise in the woods and then a clicking noise (metal on metal) right afterwards. I got off the bike and took protection behind a tall tree and all I remember is that I was very scared. I took a minute to look around and see where that noise was coming from. Then, I saw it. It was that man wearing the green uniform. He was lying on the floor, had a really long rifle and he was looking down to a wooden barn across the field. It was a long way, but I saw some men running in ad out of that barn. They were wearing a dark grey uniform (much like the one I was wearing) and looked desperate. It was almost as if they were running for their lives. Then the man shot another bullet with his rifle. It was so loud that I had to cover my ears. Then I looked towards the barn and saw one of those soldiers lying on the floor, motionless. The other soldiers were nowhere to be found and I remember feeling sorry for that guy. I asked myself- Why did this happened? Why? That sadness I felt for the guy quickly turned into anger, but to myself. I felt rage and resentment to my cowardly actions. This anger took control over myself and made me grab a shovel I had in my procession (don't know where it came from) and smashed it into that man's head. There was nothing he could do. I think it took one or two hits, but by the time I was done he was no longer part of this world. I grabbed his rifle and saw a complete different world through that scope. I saw tanks and loud fighter airplanes. I saw men in dark gray and green uniforms running everywhere. I saw them fighting over abandoned houses, bridges, and other sectors. I saw dead bodies flying several hundred meters up in the air. I saw a man on a motor bike running over three young soldiers and then exploding after hitting a tree. I saw smoke and heard loud explosions. All the things I saw, I saw them through the scope of this rifle. A rifle I DIDN'T pay for. Then I quickly realized I was a soldier and that I was sent to this Free to Play war to see all this epic things and to recommend this game to you.

There is a Free to Play soldier in all of us.

10/10 -Would steal your scopes, cars, bikes, and tanks from you again.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
Early Access Review
+ Large, sprawling battlefields
+ Very detailed and impressive amount of customization options
+ Leveling skills is done through accolades, which helps one tailor their character to their playstyle
+ Vehicle controls are smooth and enjoyable
+ Stat buffs can be gained by displaying the appropriate medals; this feels rewarding, but doesn't necessarily break the game
+ Despite microtransactions, gameplay appears agreeably balanced

- This game places a massive and overwhelming focus on microtransactions; everything is for sale, at any time, and the prices range from moderate to outrageous
- A plethora of blatant hacking, and not a lot being done about it (I am usually very cynical about claims of hacking, but when I see one or more players literally flying of their own accord, sniping headshots from across the map, that's definitely hacking)
- Poor terrain rendering
- Matchmaking often takes an inordinately long time to find a game
- Poor squad system
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Early Access Review
Nice game, nice graphics, planes, tanks, cars, bikes, infantry all playing at once, well balanced and fun to play especially with friends.
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53 of 91 people (58%) found this review helpful
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Early Access Review
If you love WW2 games, you will love this game 7/10

+Team Cooperation
+Like BF1942
+Free OLG
+Not bad graphic

-Noob Teammates
-Unbalance weapon
-Nerf and rebalance updates
-Hackers
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Early Access Review
Where do I start with this game?
Heroes and Generals is an amazing take on the WWII FPS area.

Only in Heroes and Generals can I wolf whistle my team mates into getting on the back of my push bike.
Only in Heroes and Gernals will I see a team mate kill himself 2-3 times trying to grenade tanks.
Only in Heroes and Generals will I spend hours leveling an infantry man to become recon, only to then be surprised how the rifle has a significant increase in cost.
Only in Heroes and Generals will I have an entire team of role-playing allies who make the game much more entertaining.

H&G is an amazing game, if you can cope with a few little nudges here and there.
And the best thing on H&G you ask? It's the only Free to play that's not a Russian learning simulator.
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39 of 66 people (59%) found this review helpful
51.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
If the Nazis replaced all of their tanks with bicycles back in 1939, we'd all be ♥♥♥♥ed.
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27 of 44 people (61%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
So I've heard that this game is Pay2Win, yet from my experience you just pay to avoid grinding. I haven't spent any money on this game and love it a lot so I don't understand where all the hate is coming from.

I know the reviews are bad but at least give the game a try.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
Early Access Review
This game is special!
Let me first say that the historicall information is By far the most accurate Iv'e ever seen in a free2pay game! Im glad to see how were sticking to the facts, this game is a testimant to germany's victory over the allies in ww2.
I didn't realize that during ww2 humans thought that Filling their pants with wet cement was a good idea for war. allbeit it would be interesting to see what armor that they would supply but sadly you dont get the chance to find out,
Because in the time it would take for you to trip over in the 50 pounds inside your pants You have already been shot from across the map by a tank shooting through fog as thick as a Brick wall.

The most historically accurate information i learned from this game is the surprisingly large amount of people who had lew garrages disease who were enlisted durring WW2, The aiming and movement are Superbly accurate in in account.
Also the super realistic frictionless soap bars ( AKA as Tanks ) are the only way to move from spawn to the battlefield. But to keep it fair Everybody is given RPGs to use and are readly available at any time you see a tank or a man on a bike
There are many Types of tanks such as small tank ,medium tank ,big tank & bigger tank.
With 4 Months of trainning and play time, you to can advance to the small tank!

The complex team play is another key feature of this game, Caputring key points and more points.
You and your team can comunicate through Hi-Quality text, As any good tacticale FPS knows, text is most important way to give commands in the heat of battle!

This Games realistic emursion made me feel that I too was a man durring the second world war with lew garrages disease and cement in my pants.

-good on ya devs
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Early Access Review
I really want to love this game, but I just can't. Heroes and Generals is a World War 2 FPS where players can be foot soldiers, airplane pilots, paratroopers and more. This game is not so fast paced and is more about taking a slow approach to attack your enemy and does have a little RTS twist.However,this game fails to suffice and many of these. This game has a good concept,but it doesn't work.This game is all purely pay-to-win. Let me sum it up. Firstly is the FPS aspect. Ranking up is hard and the game is unbalanced, players who pay more money get better weapons and the weapons are unbalanced, for example the MG-34 has the same accuracy, precision, recoil and damage as the MG-42 yet the MG-42 fires faster. This game also has RTS features, I am a HUGE fan of RTS, but in the game you have to pay at least 35 dollars to play as a general. Greed of the developers screwed up this game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
64.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Early Access Review
This is a really great World War 2 Multiplayer game.
It has lots of potential, I could see this becoming very popular,
if the developers (Reto-Moto) would remove at least some grinding.

You will have to pay, at least a little,
to do away with the grinding - just going to be blunt.
But seeing beyond this point reveals an extreme potential in the game,
since almost any F2P game is a grindy game, I can forgive it for this one.

The developers are, besides that, extremely committed to Heroes & Generals.
Since the Steam release they are working much harder to make this game better,
after all - the more money they get from the game, it is used to improve it.

They are streaming weekly, instead of monthly,
they show off great features that are coming, or have arrived.
Several great builds have already been released in the 4 months release,
and it DOES make a significant change for the better with each update.

There are 5 classes in general in it, that you can switch to,
after gaining a certain amount of XP with your main.
You can then swap to that new 'rank':
Tanker, Recon, Airforce, Paratrooper & General,
for a little fee with money you earn in-game.

Each class adds a new playing style to the game - and they are highly useful,
especially if they are skilled players & know how to play the game.

There are great authentic weapons & vehicles that further enhance the flavour.
The sounds however, can still be improved upon - even though they sound better now.

Some maps are actually quite huge, in comparison with other WW2 MPs,
and some are small, but they are all very enjoyable & well crafted.

Some character generation might not go astray,
but it's probably not necessary for now.

Cannot wait to see what this game has in store for the future.
Since several factions will be added in & 64 VS 64 battles.
Not to mention less grindiness & a lot more content to be added in.

I urge you, see past the grindiness that this & every MMO has,
and you will learn that you like it - at least, give it that try.

Much greetings,
Ganja
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
53.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
The word "balancing" must not be in this games vocabulary. If you want to win, pick Germany. My mini-rant is over, going to go get coffee and cookies.
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Early Access Review
Dont play this game, seriously.

the game has a great idea. path progression, faction based fighting. awesome ideas, perfect... until you actually play the game.

horrible hit detection, ballistics like shooting tenis balls, and at least one hacker per match. Also snipers, SNIPERS EVERYWHERE, and why not? the game rewards you to be a sniper, the longer range a kill the higher the exp. with an average weapon you get 5 maybe 6 exp for a kill, 10 if savior (meaning you stoped them from killing a buddy) 60 if defensive (meaning inside a cap point). average sniper kill at 200m? 75-80 not adding defensive or savior. so you can imagine everymatch has at least half the teams made of snipers.

Also very pay to win, the bought mgs and sub mgs can almost snipe themselves and the basic rifle has to be almost point blank to hit, that is of course the hit detection lets you.

laggy as all hell, ping is a very big problem, buggy, just overall a poorly done game

Could be an awesome game if done right... but its not, and sadly this games ideas are almost exactly what i think an awesome ww2 shooter would be, but i end up RAGING 90% of the time

if you want to try it and at least pretend like you found the ww2 shooter your looking for, go for it, but for god sakes DONT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY!
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
102.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
Hard to reccomend. I can see the potenial in this but it's been in beta for years but it feels like it has a few more years to go before it near finished and balance.
I had some fun with it and put in about 80 hours over a few weeks but I'd say most of them hours were spent waiting to play and waiting to spawn. The thing that I don't like about it is that at the time of writing this there is next to know co-operation in the fps part of the game. no in game communication except for text chat, which is hard to do when in a battle.
I really want to like this game and will check in on it again in a few months after one or to builds/update patches to the game to see if it has progressed.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
I got so darn sick of these pay-to-win nerds sniping me from the other side of the map while I usually ran around with a rifle with no optic or a sub-machine gun, so I uninstalled this game.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
Its a great game, needs a couple tweeks as most early access games do. One thing i think it needs it a voice chat, perhaps its proximity chat so everyone around you can hear (including enemies) but definitly needs it. If its already in the game and i just cant figure it out please do tell me XD
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Early Access Review
This seemed like a good thing. but i have game breaking lag the entire time. one time i had a guy who was looking in the other direction. but the lag completly ruined it. the recoil of the gun made it impossible to get another shot off. and he just turned around and shot me dead. i have another beta multiplayer first person shooter and that one runs fine.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
Early Access Review
A great idea killed by a pay-to-win system... What a pity.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Early Access Review
OHHH HOW MUCH I WISHED I COULD PLAY THIS GAME... BUT ITS A ♥♥♥♥ING P2W...alright its good but i was hoping for somthin easier and not where the other team always has p2w'ers... the always have tnks or planes or they pupmed up their gear with steriods. ive been playing for 20 hours now and all i ever get is frustrated... cant believe i broke 3 mouse's now and im uninstalling this game... if you wanna pay money to have fun still dont do it couse when you do all the good people will be on the other team
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