Also contains all multi-player content from Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
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Very Positive (101 reviews) - 99% of the 101 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 30, 2013

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Includes 24 items: Dwarfs!?, The Ball, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition, Killing Floor, Killing Floor Outbreak Character Pack, Killing Floor: Nightfall Character Pack, Killing Floor: PostMortem Character Pack, Killing Floor "London's Finest" Character Pack, Killing Floor: Steampunk Character Pack, Killing Floor - Steampunk Character Pack 2, Killing Floor - Ash Harding Character Pack, Killing Floor - Urban Nightmare Character Pack, Killing Floor - Harold Lott Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack, Killing Floor - The Chickenator Pack, Killing Floor - Robot Special Character Pack, Killing Floor - Golden Weapons Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Golden Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Reggie the Rocker Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapons Pack 3 - Us Versus Them Total Conflict Pack, Killing Floor - Camo Weapon Pack

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“The finest WWII multiplayer shooter ever made”
86/100 – PC Gamer

“filled with accomplished features and brave ideas”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“one of the best military FPS games I've played”
8.3/10 – IGN

Heroes of the West mod added

Free user-created mod

Now released - the user-generated mod, Heroes of the West. Produced by the RO2/RS community, with a little help and some assets from Tripwire and Antimatter Games. Bringing RO2 warfare to the Western Front, the mod adds 4 new maps, 5 new character sets and 10 new weapons - with lots more to come!

If you already own RO2/RS, you can simply install the mod here:

Armored Assault Part 2

Nov 2014: And for the next free content update to RO2/RS, we have:

  • New Map - Demyansk, with Territory, Countdown and Search & Destroy game modes
  • Barashka and Gumrak updated to include the new light tanks

Armored Assault Part 1

Sep 2014: We are now providing another free update to RO2/RS. This time, new vehicles, weapons and contest-winning maps!

  • German MG 42 Light Machinegun
  • Soviet T-70 Light Tank
  • German Panzer IIIM Light/Medium Tank
  • Contest Map: Kobura - Americans defending a jungle airstrip in Burma against ferocious Japanese assault
  • Contest Map: Tula Outskirts - a remake of an old favorite from RO1, with Germans attacking dug-in Russians
  • Updated map for new tanks: Arad 2 now updated to showcase the new T-70 and Pz III

Game of the Year Edition

To celebrate the win of PC Gamer's "Multiplayer Game of the Year 2013", we have updated Rising Storm to the Game of the Year edition. This already includes all the previous content updates (Island Assault and the Counterattack mapping contest maps) and now adds in the following:

  • 2 transport vehicles for the RO2 factions - Universal Carrier for the Russians and SdKfz-251 halftrack for the Germans
  • 3 existing maps updated for the transports (Arad 2, Barashka and Rakowice
  • New map - Maggot Hill, featuring Merrill's Marauders at Nhpum Ga, April 1944
  • New Search & Destroy gameplay mode - a single life game-type in which teams take turns attempting to destroy one of multiple objectives by planting an explosive. A full set of 10 maps configured for this new game mode
  • 3 new community maps now official - Phosphate Plant and Otori Shima featuring US vs Japanese and Myshkova River featuring Russians vs Germans

And don't forget that Rising Storm contains ALL the Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad mulit-player content, for free.

Island Assault

Continuing our tradition of providing free additional content for all our games, here is the "Island Assault" Content Pack for Rising Storm.

The pack includes the following new features for the games:

  • Multiplayer Campaign Mode is an all new paradigm in multiplayer FPS games – more than just a game type, it ties the game types and individual matches together into a campaign that can keep you occupied for hours. This gives the multiplayer game more depth than ever before, as individual matches now matter for the overall victory or loss in the MP campaign. Both sides battle it out to control territories on a large scale battle map, voting on which territories to attack, whether to attempt to take more territory, or to defend and try to grind down the enemy's resources. We like to say it is like a “meta-game" of Risk. This features both Stalingrad and Pacific Theater campaigns.
  • All new level: Betio. The tiny island of Betio was the scene of the heaviest fighting during the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943, the first major US amphibious offensive of the Pacific Theater. The map here recreates the push of the US 2nd Marine Division across the devastated island against their counterparts in the 6th Special Naval Landing Force (the Japanese 'Marines') as the US forces attempt to disable key tactical objectives such as naval guns and transmitter stations. The map favors desperate pitched defenses and assaults at all costs.
  • Two new weapons, one for Rising Storm and one for Red Orchestra 2. Red Orchestra 2 gets the PPS-42 submachine gun. Born out of desperation during the siege of Leningrad, the PPS-42 provides the Russians with a powerful, lightweight SMG option. For Rising Storm, the Japanese get the Type 97 sniper rifle. More accurate than the existing Type 99 sniper rifle, this weapon gives the Japanese another way to reach out and touch their enemies.
  • Classic Mode Refinements. While Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2 are considered by many to be one of the most hardcore shooters out there, the hardcore among the fan base have been clamoring for something even more extreme and authentic. The fans have asked and we've answered with further refinements to Classic Mode (the most hardcore gameplay mode in RS/RO2). We've made player movement changes, as well as aiming and recoil changes to make it more difficult to keep your aim on enemies resulting in longer and more intense firefights.

Previous Updates:

  • Counterattack Map Contest Pack 1: 4 new maps!
  • Counterattack Map Contest Pack 2: 3 new maps!

Digital Deluxe Edition

  • Day 1 Unlock of: the US M12 Trench shotgun, the Japanese Type 99 Machine Gun, the Japanese Type 99 Sniper Rifle with 4X scope (level 2), and the US M1 Garand with bayonet (Level 2).
  • 2 Rising Storm soldier playable characters for Killing Floor.
  • Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2 soundtracks.
  • Will include the Red Orchestra 2 Steam Digital Deluxe Edition Upgrade (4 day 1 unlock weapons, 2 playable RO2 KF characters, and 2 RO2 hats in TF2).

About This Game


Rising Storm is the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise. You know the great gameplay, innovative features and realistic audio and graphics of RO2 - Rising Storm will take this to the Pacific Theater, adding even more features, new levels, new weapons and new factions. The game will allow the player to fight across iconic locations from the famous island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945, as the US Army and Marine Corps fight it out with the Imperial Japanese army and Special Naval Landing Forces. Players will experience beach assaults, jungle fighting, close quarters night fighting and more across Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Saipan, among other iconic battles. The player is able to take the part of either side – American or Japanese – battling it out online in multiplayer on up to 64-player servers.

Rising Storm also introduces an entirely new type of gameplay to the franchise - asymmetrical warfare. The American’s have the apparent advantage in firepower with their fast firing semi-automatic rifles, fully automatic weapons, and devastating flamethrower. The Japanese balance this out with gameplay elements that model their raw courage, ferocity, and cunning use of equipment. Their knee mortars allow them to rain indirect fire down on their enemies from anywhere in the map. Grenades can be planted and turned into booby-traps for unwary GIs. The Japanese put very high store on close-quarter combat, with a bayonet on almost every weapon – even machine guns and SMGs. Their banzai charge suppresses the enemy making it difficult for them to return fire and gives them an opportunity to close in to use bayonets and katanas on their opponents.

Key Features

  • Large Scale Multiplayer Combat in The Pacific: Take part in the brutal fighting in the Pacific online with up to 64 players at a time.
  • Iconic Battles: Experience iconic battles such as Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Guadalcanal as the US military struggles to clear the Japanese from the islands in the Pacific.
  • Asymmetrical Gameplay: Far from the mirrored gameplay seen in other shooters, both sides utilize historical weapon sets and each have unique gameplay capabilities. American firepower is matched by Japanese ferocity and guile with such features as banzai charges, booby-traps, the infamous “knee mortar” and more. This creates a unique gameplay experience that can’t be found anywhere else.
  • WWII weaponry redefined – again: all of the weapon functionality you expect from the franchise returns - true to life ballistics, bullet penetration, breathing, adjustable sights, free aim, weapon bracing, and more, create WWII weaponry that has no equal. To that add over 20 new weapons including the devastating flamethrower and the portable “knee mortar”.
  • Morale: Your soldier’s state of mind plays a bigger role than ever. Banzai charging Japanese soldiers can heavily suppress the Americans making it difficult to return fire and allowing the Japanese to close the distance. The Americans can use their firepower advantage to suppress their enemies and gain the advantage!
  • Bonus Content: All Red Orchestra 2 multiplayer content is included with Rising Storm as a free bonus. Fight in the Pacific, then fight on the Eastern Front at any time, all in the same game and same server browser. Find out what made Red Orchestra 2 PC Gamer’s Multiplayer FPS of the Year in 2011 with this award winning content.
  • Full Mod SDK and Steam Workshop Support: Download some of the amazing existing community made content for Red Orchestra 2, or try your hand with the mod SDK and make your own maps or mods for either Rising Storm or Red Orchestra 2.
  • Persistent Stats Tracking and Player Progression: Persistence constantly gives the gamer something to strive for and keeps them playing. Grow in rank, earn achievements, improve your abilities, and become a Hero!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA® GeForce 7800 GTX or better ATI® Radeon® HD 2900 GT or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 23 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: Windows Supported Sound Card
    • Other: Broadband Internet Connection required
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 260 or better ATI® Radeon® HD 5750 or better
    • Hard Drive: 23 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy or better
Helpful customer reviews
1,114 of 1,207 people (92%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Posted: November 23, 2013
The most realistic WW2 game out there.The Thompson is the best looking one I have ever seen in any game, I find myself shooting it just to enjoy the animations. The feeling of hitting someone long range and seeing the poof of blood is amazing. It has bullet drop, and you can adjust the sights for range. This is the only game i have ever seen to have the pop up sights actually work. The BAR and Thompsons have flip sights. The Surpression system is perfect! The screen effects really mess with your aiming.
Graphics 10/10
Realism 10/10
Sound 10/10

Well worth every penny!
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419 of 443 people (95%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Posted: July 8, 2013
Rising Storm is a truly incredible WW2 multiplayer experience. Fans of Red Orchestra 2 will be more than satisfied but even new people to the franchise (like me), will most likely find the gameplay addictive and the experience one of a kind.

This game also includes the Red Orchestra 2 multiplayer so you can fight in the Pacific AND the Eastern Front. There are huge 64 player battles in extremely large maps that really makes you feel like you’re part of a war instead of a multiplayer shooter.

Red Orchestra has always been about realism which means limited HUD, quick deaths, a bleed out system, and a morale meter. Red Orchestra 2 players won’t be surprised by these features because they aren't anything new, but I just wanted to mention them for new players. The moral system affects the shakiness of your screen and the amount of colour you can see. If an enemy suppresses you, it will quickly drop. If artillery falls near you, it will drop. If you witness a fellow teammate getting killed, it will drop. There are lots of things that affect it but over time it gradually recovers.

Aside from the new maps and new weapons, the best new features are the distinct differences between the American side and Japanese side. The Americans have superior weapons whereas the Japanese have dirty tactics like grenade traps and Banzai rushes. So any Japanese soldier can use his grenades as traps by planting them in the ground. Luckily enough, they aren't triggered by fellow Japanese. The Banzai charge is a really interesting feature. Any soldier can charge forward while quickly diminishing morale of the Americans affecting their aim etc. The more Japanese that group together during the charge, the higher the morale drop for the Americans. While performing a Banzai charge the Japanese are also more resistance to gunfire. The Japanese weapons aren't as good as the Americans, but the effective use of these tactics can really make a difference.

There are various game styles that have been added such as “Action” which includes a more revealing HUD. So far I’ve only played Objective mode so I can’t tell you much about the game modes, but objective is very fun and really emphasizes teamwork.

It’s nice to play a game where teamwork is important and although one player can’t do much, a whole squad working together can really make a difference. I enjoy the visceral nature of the game and the realistic sounds used. It really is a definitive WW2 experience that I won’t forget!
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553 of 662 people (84%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Posted: September 19, 2013
Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 is essentially what Battlefield wishes it was. It's a more mature and more advanced PvP shooter that demonstrates the difference between console gaming (Battlefield/Call of Duty) and PC gaming (this game).

Many of the game modes are similar to what you'll find in Battlefield and Call of Duty, so what separates RS/RO2 is the gameplay. It's like a realistic, hardcore version of Battlefield except with much better level design, better netcoding/hit detection, mod support, and no balance issues.

Some may say it bridges the gap between typical shooters like Battlefield/CoD, and mil-sims like ArmA. Most of the gameplay, from the weapon functionality, complex vehicle functionality, and the high levels of intensity are closer to ArmA, while the scale and game modes are closer to Battlefield. Although not as strategic as Crysis/Crysis Wars or Natural Selection 2, anyone who likes PvP shooters should get this game.
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545 of 652 people (84%) found this review helpful
192 people found this review funny
Posted: July 16, 2013
Buying Rising Storm on Steam: $20, probably less.

Waiting a empty slot in a poppular server: around 5 minutes.

Following the whole team yelling "BAAAANZAAAAAAAAAAAIII" both in game and voice chat channel while charging towards enemies: PRICELESS.
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400 of 487 people (82%) found this review helpful
332 people found this review funny
Posted: July 19, 2013
The emperor drafted me and I gladly left my bakery and pregnant wife for the honour of the emperor. I will do my duty and uphold my family honoour with graciousness. Those American goat-♥♥♥♥ers, they have the automatic weapons but I have bushido and high spirit. They are also cowardly idiots who shoot in total chaos. They cannot shoot ♥♥♥♥. I prime my grenade to my heart to uphold the glory of our ways, I shoot my five bullets with great precision of eagle spirit. The Americans a-fear me and my rifle and mortar. When I run out of ammo in a both, and I always do because Americans are ♥♥♥♥ poor shots. I put on my wife's Hachimaki and pray to my ancestors for a courage. When I check my a bayonet I run for the sun, the fire, and the Americans I gut those pigs until my arms go numb, they scream at me like wild dogs and then when all is about to be lost with their automatic guns, I prime my grenade to my heart and shouuuut, "I AM ANCESTOR TO THE SHOOOOGUN TENNO HEIKA BANZZZAAAAIIIII!!!!" My spirit moves back to my wife's heart like wind over wave. I look after her and hope my brave a-son will uphold my family honour just as I have. One less day I prevent American dogs from Iwo-Jima is a one day less they attack my child. My blade is bloody, I am bloody, and I am spirit. 92 Banzais out of 100.
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