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An alarm is calling for your team’s attention! Put on your boots blackened by soot, assemble your team for the mission and head to the site of emergency. In this realistic mixture of simulation, management and RTS game you take part in exciting firefighting and rescue missions as the head of fire department, assemble your force and...
Release Date: Dec 11, 2013
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About the Game

An alarm is calling for your team’s attention!

Put on your boots blackened by soot, assemble your team for the mission and head to the site of emergency.

In this realistic mixture of simulation, management and RTS game you take part in exciting firefighting and rescue missions as the head of fire department, assemble your force and gradually develop your station.During complex missions where decisions over life and death are often made, you will get to know what it means to be a true hero of everyday life.

Recruit personnel with different backgrounds for your US rescue crew, e.g. firefighters and paramedics. You can also purchase new vehicles such as variety of fire engines and ambulances and furnish your fire station by buying various props, e.g. office desks, training materials, gym machines etc. Your team must work together to extinguish fires and neutralize fire sources in real-time by using extinguishers, fire hoses and even foam cannons. Use the cutting device to rescue and recover trapped people from crashed vehicles, assess their condition and render treatment. Each completed mission earns you money that you may invest in the development of your fire station, hiring new personnel for your rescue crew and purchasing additional rescue vehicles. Distribute different station duties such as vehicle maintenance, cooking and cleaning to your crew. Keep up their morale by providing them with free time options. Gain experience and gradually face greater emergencies!

Key Features:

  • A great variety of rescue vehicles inspired by real US fire engines and ambulances.
  • During varied day and night missions you will encounter different types of emergencies, e.g. train derailments, burning houses, traffic accidents, air crashes, industrial fires etc.
  • Iconic map designs based around Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami fire departments with an exceptional level of realism.
  • Rescue trapped people from damaged cars and render first aid as a paramedic at the supervision of an emergency physician.
  • Manage the versatile tasks of paramedics and come to know your personal team of everyday heroes.
  • Keep up your team’s morale by providing them with free time options, when they are off-duty.
  • Purchase new firefighting vehicles and ambulances and recruit new personnel for your rescue team.
  • Customize your vehicles with different striping schemes.
  • Includes innovative and realistic hose setup system for missions, operations inside buildings and radio communication.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium IV CPU 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 256 MB memory (GeForce 8000 equivalent or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound and video
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
In Rescue – Everyday Heroes you play the boss of a fire station in charge of responding to emergencies of all types in the local area. While described as a simulation, casual would be a much better characterisation.

The game takes part in two parts, the first a Sims-like fire station where you hire and fire firefighters and paramedics, assign them different jobs around the station like dispatch or maintenance or improve their skills at the lecture room or gym. Your also have to monitor their individual moods, assign them a job they like, it goes up, if something goes wrong in their lives, favourite football team loses, it goes down and they are useless. You can also cover the fire station in all sorts of furniture, some useful, some purely cosmetic.

The second part of the game is the actual fire fighting and treating injured citizens and transporting them to hospital. Here you take a combination of vehicles to a locations in the city, bins on fire, plane crashes, truck crashes and the like and put out the fire and treat and transport any survivors. Water is obviously the most important resource here, you either need to find a fire hydrant and hook up a supply hose and then the standard hoses to that or bring your own water in the form of a tanker. As you make your way through the campaign newer vehicles will unlock, many carry their own water and even have a remote fire hose on the roof. Eventually you'll just bring these firetrucks, someone's barbecue is on fire? Smash down the fence with your trucks and blast that BBQ across the backyard into the neighbour's kitchen. Fire out, job done.

Paramedics also play an important role in the game. Accidents often leave injured strew across the scene and the first job is to assign a paramedic to triage each and treat them in order of most injured to least and transport them to the hospital. Once a patient gets to the purple state you lose money from your mission score so be sure to look after the most injured first. Do they die if you leave them too long? I don't know, it never seemed to happen. I once thought I had finished a mission but it said there was one more patient, turned out I'd parked an Ambulance on top of him. He was fine, probably sued the crap out of the city though. If things get too hectic you can also hire extra ambulances, doctors and firetrucks at a cost, but you'll never run out of cash.

There are a few issues though. Pathing is poor and clicking, selecting and giving orders is inexact at best. Often trying to assign the second paramedic to a stretcher is an exercise in frustration as they either can't work out how to get there or the stretcher has clipped into something else. Also why on earth can't firefighters carry stretchers? I understand they are not trained in advanced medicine, but any clown can carry the other end. It would give them something to do after the fire is out. There are also no female fire fighters or paramedics. Some mission take place indoors and here the performance can take quite a hit, chugging along for no real reason.

The campaign is not particularly long, 5-6 hours at most, though there is a free-play mode where you only have to fight fires, no base management. I played though the campaign in one sitting but I can't recommend paying full price. On special or from a bundle and it's good fun for a few hours.

Posted: June 27
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Not bad.
One thing I don't like in this game is camera angle of interior fire, it's just horrible and make it hard to see where I should proceed but others are good enough.
Posted: July 6
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
This game is sort of like Emergency with some kind of sim component where you can buy people sofas, or desks, even showers. None of this sim mechanics seem utilized at all. The game is pretty short about 20 missions, maybe 9-10 vehicles, and no police vehicles. The missions repeat in the campaign after completing them and freeplay is sorta meh. Since there are only fires, alot of missions have to do with a barbecue catching fire, or a tree. Just go there point truck at fire and the fire goes out. It is a simple game, I got bored of it in the few clocked hours I have playing this. This game could be awesome though if the Sim features are ever utilized. Oddly there is a helipad, what its for I have no idea since there are no air vehicles in the game that I found.

Rating: 2/10 Value: $2.99
Posted: May 12
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
If like me, you like management and strategy games, this game might offer you something different - especially if you've not played any of these Emergency/Rescue style games before. I still haven't tried the Emergency series, which I believe to the be the natural competition to this title, so my review is based on this game, as a stand-alone entity (from the perspective of being new to this genre).

The reason I chose this title over one of the others, was simply because I felt intrigued to play a rescue game with the prospect of a station management side. Between every mission you return to your station, where you can hire paramedics and firefighters, buy new vehicles, and spruce up your station with new furniture and technology. Truthfully, I love buying new vehicles and hiring new staff, but still can't understand what importance they play when assigned to certain jobs in the station... I guess I need to do more digging around to answer that one. It's also nice to have a specific budget allowance in the game, that prevents you from going crazy and buying everything too early.

When you're happy with your vehicles and staff, then you hit the little mission light (a button in the bottom right corner), and now the game enters a phase where your staff occasionally open a dialogue with you, and where you receive incoming missions. These missions range from fairly easy house fires to massive highway pile-ups that require Heavy Rescue vehicles, Fire Engines, Paramedics and more. Even if you don't have the right vehicle, you can spend money mid-mission to call in doctors etc.

The pathfinding of your units, once you assign them a task, isn't always perfect, and several times I've had issues with Paramedics struggling to take the other end of a stretcher, when in a confined space. I've figured out a work-around for this, so it doesn't bother me so much, nor detract from the sense of urgency, nor the element of fun that playing the game provides.

So far I've played this game for about 8 hours, and I'm still very much enjoying the feel and challenge of this title. With no frame of reference to other, similar titles, I can't say how well it stacks up against the competition, however, I'm very happy with this game and would strongly recommend it to anyone that has an interest in the genre, or enjoys management and strategy games.

I give it 8/10 - only revoking those extra points for the occasionally tricky path-finding.
Posted: April 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Before I purchased Rescue - Everyday Heroes I had read reviews complaining that this game was boring or not worth the money. Like all reviews, I take them with a grain of salt as they are personal opinions. And, as such, that is exactly what I am offering with my review.

Admittedly, the "Campaign" is fairly short. I spent a few hours on a single night and pretty much ran through all of the missions that the game presented in this mode. However, I found that I enjoyed the overall game play that it offered.


* Wide selection of vehicles (as you progress you unlock new ones)
* Base management adds an interesting aspect of game play
* While managing your base you're not rushed into an emergency situation as the game pauses time while you manage your base.
* The ability to train and "level up" your team of firefighters and paramedics is quite nice.
* Different situations arise due to differing personalities amongst your staff (a nice touch).
* Some missions offer a slight challenge for those seeking it. You can always abandon the mission and repeat if you chose the wrong or inadequate equipment.

* Campaign is short (haven't tried Freeplay mode yet, will update my thoughts when I do)
* For those seeking an incredible challenge, this game really isn't for you.
* Some flakey physics (driving through objects, pushing guys out of the way, etc) but nothing that was a deal-breaker for me.

This game is a casual simulation game that is a decent mix of a business management (firehouse management) and strategy wrapped into what I call a well done shell. This game isn't meant to force you to spend hours upon hours trying to beat a single mission (I think the most times I restarted a mission was twice but that was because I was herp derping on my mouse clicks lol). I think that those who are looking for something casual to spend a few hours a night doing, this might be worth it. Don't like the price? Wait for it to go on sale because you know Steam has tons of sales :-)

* Update 4/25/2014*
After trying Freeplay mode, my overall view of this game hasn't changed. Freeplay really doesn't offer a whole lot other than a way to play missions on an open map. It can be challenging at times when you get multiple missions at the same time. You are limited to 4 vehicles at any given time and you can swap them out by sending them back to base and removing them. There is no money aspect or base management aspect in freeplay mode. Just a simple choose your vehicles, choose your staff, and go do missions. I was a bit disappointed that there was no save feature for freeplay mode. You simply play till you have had enough and you get a score. Still, this game is very nice if you catch it on sale.
Posted: April 15
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124 of 140 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Here's a link to the first part of my impressions series on this game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsJ9rhfTqUg

There's a surprising amount of fun to be had here, but the game is severely lacking in challenge if you're a core gamer. Still worth checking out though and the price is pretty right in my opinion.
Posted: December 12, 2013
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