RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open world RPG elements. In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.
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Release Date: Apr 2, 2015

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September 29

1.36 update released!

Hey Runners!

Today, we bring back some memories from the past. Some veterans, who had the game already in Early Access might remember.
Indeed, we dusted the old "Teddy Hunt", "Team Elimination" and "Deathmatch" modes. To celebrate that, we will play a 2-faction Teddy Hunt event the upcoming Saturday, October 1st. For more informations, see the announcement below:



Here is a complete list of the changes in v1.36:

  • weapons: Beretta 93R slightly buffed
  • weapons: Buggy MG slightly buffed and bullet protection of the gunner increased
  • gamemode: "Team Elimination" package updated - FoV is now enabled on default. Faction's resources updated
  • gamemode: "Deathmatch" package adapted for better experience with FoV enabled
  • gamemode: "Team Teddy Hunt" package updated. Time for a new event, eh?
  • maps: minor map fixes
  • ai: reverted reaction time to old value
  • fov: some bugs fixed
  • network: increased supported item type count
  • modding: added start_game parameters preserve_items_on_team_kill and preserve_items_on_disconnect

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September 10

1.35 update released!

Hey Runners,

we wanted to wait a bit longer with the next update but there was a critical bug in the campaign, where you spawned dead in the Vigil Island map after comming back to it. For those concerned, if you want to continue your savegame on this map, you'll have to enter "/warp 0" in the ingame chat to load another map, then "/warp 7" to come back to Vigil Island again.

In this update we also added some more modding support, e.g. you can now have a faction that can't pick up items or interact with the equipment. This was done for the mod "Running with the dead" to have the infected faction to be playable in the next mod update later tonight.
We could also see mods like "Alien vs. Predator" to be possible now that this is implemented. So if any modders are interested, just go for it! ;)

Here is a complete list of the latest changes:

  • campaign: fixed spawn dead issue after winning Vigil Island map and coming back again at a later stage
  • maps: minor fixes here and there
  • modding: added faction awareness also for blast result, e.g. faction_compare="any" (default) or "equal" or "not_equal"
  • modding: added character class parameter "can_use_inventory"
  • modding: added character class parameter "can_use_vehicles"
  • modding: externalized character class parameter "wounded_auto_death_time"
  • modding: added character class parameter "reaction_time_after_choosing_target"
  • AI: added a short reaction time delay for the AI combat in vanilla, slightly helps when popping up around e.g. a building corner
  • dominance: suicide time (by holding stab key) raised from 3 seconds (vanilla) to 6 seconds to avoid punishment dodge abusing
  • fov: fixed online synchronization equipping a weapon out of fov
  • characters: fixed standing behing a deployed cover not facing the right direction after being crouched first

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Reviews

“Average community rating”
9.5/10 – Desura

“Running with Rifles is the kind of game that you think you know how to play, but after you die a dozen times in a row you'll realize it's not actually about running around with rifles. [...] This ain't no arcade game!”
Co-Optimus

“This game stands out as a truly iconic shooter. With the vast range of gameplay aspects as well as the addictive style and pace, this game is truly one of a kind. War games have been done before, but never to such a free and open extent.”
10/10 – TheSmilingArsonist @ Desura

About This Game

RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open-world RPG elements.

In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.

The open world approach lets you define your own path and story in the campaign. Push back the enemy with your comrades or go deep behind enemy lines to sabotage their efforts and loot valuable items.



As you gain experience, you are promoted with higher command over soldiers and equipment. Call in artillery fire missions or paratrooper reinforcements when the situation gets tight! Use your squad to man armed boats, tanks and APC's, or, become the expert lone wolf you always aspired to be - it's up to you!

KEY FEATURES

  • hundreds of locations to explore from trenches to towns, deserts to snowy valleys
  • emergent AI that will question if you're as smart as you think you are
  • realistic cover system
  • dozens of different weapons, support and cover items, radio calls, vehicles
  • side objectives to keep you busy: destroy radio towers and other assets, steal cargo trucks, rescue prisoners
  • 40+ multiplayer support, dedicated servers, coop, PvP, PvPvE
  • speech bubbles!
  • deaths and fails, a lot of them, including your own!
  • ...and of course, mods!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6600, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6800, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM - please note that the game is not playable with ATI/AMD proprietary drivers!
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
82.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
So I have a friend I mainly play/ed this game with, he's more of a Frontline-Commander, leading large squads in coordinated attacks against the enemy, while I always Roll Spec-Ops, being behind enemy lines for ages and taking out all the targets like Radio Towers, Water Towers, etc.
This exchange happens on a regular basis:
*We both join a game, I get my gear and dissapear for half an hour behind enemy lines ♥♥♥♥ign with them while he fights a frontline War*
*After that half-hour he starts being pushed back quite badly and we start losing*
Friend: "Silas, We're losing, can you come and help out at the Frontline?"
Me: "Yeah, gimme a minute."
*5 minutes pass*
Me: "Hey, Friend" *drives up in stolen enemy tank, jumps out and runs away behind enemy lines again*
Friend: "... That should help."
*half an hour later*
Friend: "Silas, We're los-... *I roll up in a tank* "... Thanks."
*rinse and repeat*
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
105.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is very underappreciated.
Seriously, a lot more people need to know about this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
It's like a mini battlefield! There is not much multiplayers servers. Some coop multiplayer servers are there tough and they're fun! The game is really simple. I recommend listening to a tutorial on youtube first and then you are good to go!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This game is so much fun. How did I not find this game before. Definitely well worth the price.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Great game overall! But is a running simulator if your team keeps moving the spawn truck! xD

1. Run
2. Die
3. Repeat step 1 & 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
RWR is the kind of game that knows its niche. It's hardcore enough to please the junkies, and casual enough to ♥♥♥♥ around in. You'll fight battles that last for 2 hours and it's cool to see how the map looks after hundreds of men spill their blood on the battlefield. There's some cool workshop mods out right now, but vanilla will keep you going for a while.

Do keep in mind it's not a completely polished AAA game and there are still bugs. The devs are still updating and I hope keep nursing this game into perfection.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I'm currently hooked on this game. After you get past the initial rank-ups, it gets a whole lot more fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I really recommend this game to anyone that loves Tactical/Shooter/action game . i played it for 8 hours and im loving it already ! reasons?

-Call in any support u want a tank/car/protection/friendlies/mortar attack you name it!

-contains more then 30 weapons for each faction ( you can play one of theree factions and every single one has diff weapons)

-Take over base to base and destroy enemy Radio jammer / stash / mortar supplies and more !

So if i was you i'd buy this game especially if u can get it for free or it's for sale !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
About 20 years ago I used to play this nice top down war game on Playstation called Return Fire. It wasn't an amazing game but it was fun and addictive. The game was vehicle based entirely. Today we have a neat top down war game called Running With Rifles. I can finally run around and shoot and use vehicles. It's not an amazing game but it's very fun and addictive. I do miss listening to Grieg when driving the APC though.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Cool,needs more maps
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Das Murher (Ideas Needed!)
6.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
The question you are looking for. Should you buy this game. I wouldn't unless its on sale or you've scraped the bottom of the normal game barrel. This game isn't bad by any means. Its actually a really flushed out idea with great value for entertainment. It lacks however in the content. One campain means you've seen everything. Mods offer a little support to this, but all in all its really a small game.
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Blanjipan
11.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game gave me more 'nam flashbacks than Insurgency...


10/10
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IvanTheSpaceCrowbar
87.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
Buy this game. Now. Or live with the eternal regret that you did not buy it ASAP.
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kingbankai
17.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Love this game. Fun with friends. Fun playing alone. Wish the online used Steamplay or a "not from hipster 2002 set up port forwarding format of multiplayer". But ho hum. Otherwise perfect.
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Thomas Bazzo
23.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Briefly, RWR mechanics are amazing. It really feels like you are no hero in the battlefield. You're just another one. Great for top-down lovers, especially because it's not just 'running with rifles'. You gotta know what you're doing, otherwise you'll certainly die more than kill.
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carlosbatata
54.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
For 15$ this game is totally worth it.
With a pretty good campaign;
Fluid gameplay;
Lots of fun and Humor;
Online play;
Really good mods;
and a great support if you experience any problems.
I have 50hours and still want to keep playing

I totally recommend this game. 10/10
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Hemmels
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 22
A simple pick up and play, mass slaughter point and shoot. Some tactics and various weapons with decent map settings.

However, the whole "campaign" is literally the same mass slaughter, with some "balance" aspect that if you try and sneak around you get quickly overwhelmed.
Doesn't matter which "team" you pick, every time you load the game, it's the same thing. Different wepaon packs make for a slightly different experience, but overall, you've played half an hr, you've played the whole game.
If a grenade is thrown at you proned, you won't survive. So that gets boring quickly.
Some UI issues (again, it's aimed towards just picking up and playing) with no levelling up of individual soldiers ala XCOM (they die too fast here), there's no emotional attachment, so you just throw men into the grinder.
And you keep doing so, until you don't play it anymore.
Definitely not worth the asking price.
Buy it for a £1-2.
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