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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May 11

1.30 Workshop update released!

Hey Runners!


Modulaatio Games is proud to announce that the Steam Workshop support for RUNNING WITH RIFLES just went live! OMG YES!
To celebrate the Workshop release, RWR can be purchased with a -50% discount deal, lasting until the end of the weekend! Grab it while it's hot!



Mods for RWR can now be easily subscribed to and shared with RWR's full support of the Steam Workshop. Multiplayer servers using Workshop content will let players subscribe to the required Workshop items automatically upon connecting.

We've prepared the Workshop with some very cool mods already (let it be WWI, WWII, Sci-fi, racing or even Zombiiiies!) and are excited for all-new content submissions. Finally, all the great mods we've seen in the past few years can be made available to players easily.
We're also hosting dedicated servers running a few of the mods. See you there!

Here are just 2 examples of mods that have already been submitted:

OVERLORD DEFENSE (WWII wave defense):



RUNNING WITH THE DEAD (zombie apocalypse):



To make it easier to create custom maps, we are actually working on a map video tutorial which is our next top priority!
We also added 2 new languages in this update.

欢迎中国的朋友!
benvenuto ai nostri amici italiani!



Below you can find a complete list of changes for version 1.30:

  • translation: Italian - credits to Fabio Maina! ( https://www.youtube.com/user/UrbanPuzzola136 )
  • translation: Chinese - credits to Candymew, c16gxy, MapleHouse, BillowRock and 牛奶竟然没我纯!
  • weapons: MGL Flasher - longer drum reload time
  • weapons: Pepperdust - overall buff
  • weapons: Milkor MGL - very rare weapon added
  • weapons: M202 Flash - very rare weapon added
  • weapons: Mini UZI, Steyr TMP and AEK-919K accuracy buffed
  • maps: Several map fixes
  • items: lowered the price for respawn flare from 300 to 150 RP
  • items: camouflage suit - detectability modifier reduced from 25% to 20%
  • vehicles: overall fill requirements adjusted - several vehicles were operated with too low amount of soldiers
  • general: all scripts ported to Angelscript
  • general: added campaign selection screen
  • misc: woman Greenbelts elite soldier model added
  • misc: woman elite soldiers have now custom die sound effects
  • misc: Brownpants have now 3 different basic soldier models instead of 1, like it already is for the other factions
  • misc: quick-picking up a vest type item won't make your former vest to disappear, but will be put in your backpack instead
  • ai: fixed a bug preventing stab usage sometimes
  • online: subscription handling for Steam Workshop items when joining a server with Workshop items
  • online: teamkill does not drop victim's items anymore
  • online: translations work more consistently on servers now
  • online: the player faction in official invasion servers switches from Brownpants to Greenbelts
  • modding: overlays-folder is deprecated but continues to work; all mods are now to be placed under packages, with package_config.xml defining how they show up in-game

Thanks to Warbrand2 and TheSoldier for their contributions!

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February 17

1.25 update released!

Hey Runners,

This is mainly a hotfix patch.

Changelog:

  • Fixed item duplication bugs
  • Fixed map5 where the heightmap processing had faulty blur values
  • Fixed a few wheel models
  • small map fixes here and there
  • The MG42 weapon now has a 150 rounds magazine (was 75 before)

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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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420blazeitm8
( 48.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Running with Rifles is a top down shooter where you are one of the hundreds of soldiers in the game that are as strong as you. Head up to the front lines or sneak behind the enemy lines and strike from behind. Command a squad once you are of efficient rank, or go alone. Go to each area and do whatever you can to capture all the points and achieve victory. Control all areas and win the campaign.

As you progress through the game you will have access to a variety of calls such as reinforcements.

You may also command a squad of soldiers that can go up to 10 but start with a number cap. As you progress through the ranks, more and more squad members can join you. Higher rank officers can steal squad members from you if they need it.

In addition there is also mini events around the battlefield. Destroy enemy radar towers to be able to call on the radio again, destroy prison buses to gain soldiers, etc.

Running with Rifles also has RPG elements. As you gain RP through collecting rare items and selling them to the Armory, you can use RP to buy gear. You may buy a range of things, such as camoflauge suits which make you harder to detect by the AI, bullet proof vests, C4, body armor and a variety of weapons and explosives.

Not only is there great singleplayer but there is co-op and multiplayer. Charge against the enemy armies with a friend or do battle amongst fellow players against fellow players. The choice is up to you.

Running with Rifles is a great game that you will not be disappointed with. There are mods to further better the game and your play experience, so the potential and replayability is near limitless. It is definitely worth the buy.
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Commissar Smirnov
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This is a fast paced top-down tactics game that excites a lot of nostalgia. If you ever played with those little plastic toy soldiers as a kid, this game is what you experienced. Plenty of things to do: plenty of maps, vehicles, weapons, factions and progression system. I would say this is a fairly casual game, at first, but then has a lot of complex features when the difficulty ramps up. My biggest gripe with this game is the art style, the voxel graphics and cell shaded lighting doesn't fit with the meat-grinder gameplay. The devs often add new content and support their product, they even added modding.
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alemismun
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I just cant descrive this with words, play it, its good.
Unless you like call of dooty then go commit seppuku.
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Mr.Foxy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I can't play the game it keeps saying seting first time set up. but i was able to some how set it up and waited 5 minutes just to write this.
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Swim Doggo
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Introduction: Holy ♥♥♥♥. Only 8 hours of this game and I ♥♥♥♥ing love it. There is no other way to say it. I love this game as if it were part of my family. This is one of the best games I have ever played.

What I like about this game: There is barely anywhere to start. For one, I love the large scale battles. You can either choose to use tactics, or just go guns blazing. There is a vast array of weaponry and gear to use, and lots of vehicles to choose from. I personally really like the radio calls. You can call mortar and artillery support, you can call for airborne reinforcements, and so much more. The battles are very balanced, for me at least.

Problems: There aren't any problems I've ran into. No glitches, nothing is unfair, there isn't anything wrong with this game.

Conclusion: Should I get this game? Hell yes, you will love it.
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hyperinabottle
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
If Running With Rifles had another name it would be paint the field red.
So much blood!!!!
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garythewhale
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
hmm what can i say .... epic 10/1
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TostiCh3lski
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I ran with a rifle

"OMG Grenade!"

Respawned and began running with a rifle

Title is accurate

10/10
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Astigadigs
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
fun game
go play it
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Drunken_Sailor
( 35.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Either you love it or you hate it.
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helpe1234
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
After a few hours of hard research, I have come to a logical conclusion:

If you do not enjoy this game, then you are not human.
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dugital (eve) (hentai_queen)
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
worth the buy,

i would always say watch some gameplay, and i'm sure you will like it, fun to play when you have time to kill, jump on with a m8 and its even better, blood everywere bodys all over, all out war.

POS.
its fun to play solo, or online.
battle's could take a day or more.
NEW mod system is so cool, made the game better.

CON.
The battles are repetitive, same thing over and over,
there almost no diffrent guns, flow of battle is slow and can last some time.

i seem to have many issues just booting this game, and it working when i want it to,
I RATE THIS
7/10
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jw5743
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I just purchased this game a few days ago. Whoa. All I can say. At first glance it doesn't seem like much at all. Going into the game, running around in the tutorial phase, I thought ok, this will be a good low stress time killer. Nope. I was wrong. After getting the controls down, and playing some coop, I can honestly say this is the most fun I have had in a game in a very long while. At first it seems like you are just running amuck, But once you grasp the controls, and using the map and spawns, be prepared to be sucked in. I love how the game gets a way from the fast paced CoD type of play, but is still fast paced. You will low crawl, you will use cover, you will work as a team and lay down suppressive fire. Despite the games cartoony looks, It is really quite serious once you begin to learn it. Buy this game. You will not regret it.
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ObliviousGaming_
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is quite different than alot of the strategy games you play nowadays, its a top down shooter that is objective based. There is a bot system but its not like any other game ive played. These bots actually challenge you, no just run around aimlessely like most AI in games like this.

If your looking for something different but challenging and exciting I reccomend this for sure.
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Remlly
( 211.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Help, I started map making for this game and now I am stuck in the quake chat. the devs are way to friendly and helpful, and they respond way to much on forum posts.
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Pfc_Havok
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Possibly one of the greatest top-down shooters EVER, in my honest opinion. Most top-down shooters are "run-n-gun" and "spray-n-pray" but RWR is WAY MORE. The use of cover and stealth is VERY important. Also, the multiplayer functionality is amazing. There are a few "flaws" here and there, but, once you understand the game dynamics, those "flaws" quickly vanish. The BIGGEST downfall is the often-ness of death. Transitioning from games where death is uncommon or rare, into RWR, where death is always 45 sec.s around the corner, can get frustrating. But, it is part of the learning curve of the game. Once that hurdle is cleared, RWR will give you hrs....days....MONTHS of enjoyment.
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UWOTM8
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
OMG grenade.

10/10
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Vive La Blanc
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
The moment when you been fighting for the same plaza for 4 hours.
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Super-Luminous Supernova
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
My friend and I played the free version of this game and we thought;

"EEHHH LES' BUY IT WE NEED TO BUY IT ITS SO ENTERTAINING."

We weren't wrong, it's just that I never played it much because the leveling system was so damn frustrating.

Basically, you gain XP for killing opponents and lose XP for dying.

If you are deterred by this system, don't buy m8.

You can do all the traditional FPS things, just, top-down. It's also quite the bit more difficult than one would assume.
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!N$ANITY_V0RTEX
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Ok, so u see i spend countless hours on this game reving my xp to 1000(actually legit hard a ♥♥♥♥) so when i got to a corpral i was so happy new stuff to unlock and u know what i get ♥♥♥♥ that cost too much to buy, wow thanks.

besides that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t i would like to say this is one of my favorite games but there are too many times where the game glitches out to where a enemy kills me through a wall or when cars fling off the map killing a bunchof my team (i lost almost 780 xp) but overall i would recomend this WIP top down shooter. BTW there isnt enough players yet to play the game right :(
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83 of 93 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,201.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
OK, after hours and hours I have decided to write a review. And dont get me wrong, I love this game, it is by far the game I play the most, but it is also by far the most frustrating game I play as well. The greatest strength this game has is the coop game play mode, but in its current state, you WILL NOT have a play session without desyncing, lagging, and teleporting, and as such I cant really suggest anyone play it, unless you are ok with constant desync issues. Teleporting from behind cover just at the right momment to die. Trying to climb a ladder only to teleport meters away like you were never on the ladder, driving a vehicle and the controls are extremely delayed, bumping into a tree and getting desynced, trying to drop deployable cover, then for some reason you automatically drop the next cover in your inventory, when you only meant to drop one, the list goes on and on. My ping is only ever around 50 to 70, and only ever fluxuates up or down at max ten points, a very normal flux for anybody. and yet, the server is only ever sending me out 8 to 10 max and im only ever sending out 1 or less. Constant server crashes is a norm. So, despite my thumbs up, I cant honestly recomend this game unless you want to play single player, or you are ok with constant lag. something must be done if the game is ever to grow like it should. This game should be winning awards, this game should be at the top of everyones list, but yet it isnt, and the desync issues are the reason why.
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30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
It's basically Toy Soldiers on steroids. Can't go wrong with Toy Soldiers and steriods.
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
114.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
How to play.

1. Spawn.
2. Run to the front lines and start shooting people.
3. Die without killing anyone.
4. Repeat until you git gud.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
A hidden gem of a game. I didn't think much on it after I beat my first campaign until they finally added in workshop mod support.

Running With Rifles is like if Battlefield 2 and Hotline Miami had a baby. You can run in guns blazing or sneak behind enemy lines and snipe and die horribly every time, usually to someone throwing an impact grenade at you or just losing yourself in all the chaos of a battle. I've yet to actually play with other people, but I can imagine how fun this would be to co-op with friends.

While a repetive nature limits my personal play time, the game has no real lacking in quality. Overall, I'd say RWR is deserving of a good 8 out of 10.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Took roughly 7 hours to complete a match

10/10 best war simulator going
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
It's showing the brutal of the war,eight thousand people died in a row within 30 mins.
This Game is Awesome
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
See a soldier driving a humvee

"Wish I wasn't driving"

Try to take his spot as driver

"BUZZ OFF"



10/10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
I finally fulfilled my dream of becoming a war criminal. 10/10 Would mercilessly execute surrendering enemy soldiers again.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
88.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Little Green Army Men.

11.11/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Excellent game! One of my go-to relaxing games. Brilliantly diverse gameplay, from private, to squad commander, to sneaky sniper special ops agent; it's all up to you! The maps feel vibrant and the gameplay is fun.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Well, how can I put it?

The game simply combines the following mechanics:

1. The isometric perspective like DOTA 2.
2. The large-scale battles like Planetside 2.
3. The vehicle interactions like Battlefield 2.
4. The fast-paced movement like Call of Duty 4.
5. The pseudo-RPG system like E.Y.E.
6. The looting system like your favorite dungeon crawler.
7. The zone domination like Unreal Tournament GOTY.
8. The territories like a 4X Strategy game.
9. The simplicity of controls like a early 2000's flash game.
10. The trifecta of factions like your typical RTS game.
11. The visual simplicity like Freedom Force.
12. Standard issue mod support like your favorite mod-friendly title.

Overall, it is a good game to kill time with, whether you play alone, coop, pvp or any combination in between. The combination of good game features add up to a surprisingly satisfying title. You rank up, you equip guns, armor, items, you drive vehicles and can control a squad; there is respawning and if you crank up the density of units; the battlefield turns into CHAOS. I do recommend this game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
My mom used to tell me to not run around with rifles cause I might fall and shoot myself. Well she was wrong, this games is SUPER fun, it is a massive scale on-going war for territory, you choose factions and helps your team fight. You can either sneak in or run around with your allies into war. Never before I've said war is so much fun well in a video game of course; also the zombie mod will make this game 10 times even better. Tons of weapons, vehicles, playstyle and replayability.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
The strange love child of Battlefield,Army Men and Cannon Fodder,that about sums it up.Lead a small squad with point and click simplicity,or try and be sneaky off on your own.One bullet can kill you,so yeah, a tank you are not, by the way, tanks are actually something you will learn to fear.....as they should be.

You gain rp to buy stuff by killing the enemy and by things like looting items."YES!!!! THATS A DIRTY GIRLIE MAGAZINE ON THE GROUND NEXT TO A PACK OF GUM!!!" you will say seconds before being splattered by the 10 guys in plain sight you didnt notice...somehow "OHH, SHINEY!!!!"*BANG!BANG!* "SON OF A.....!!!"

The AI is awesome, hard, without mercy,almost like it's an unfeeling machine....It is really nice anymore to find a game that has bots,and great ones at that.Online is fun and all,but sometimes you just wanna play without the usual toxic nature of being around other humans.

Quick play match is my favorite mode, so far spent over 2 hours on just one match, "quick" may be a wrong term for it. Very nice you can save it,very thoughtful.

If you want arcadey style,top down action,with simple goals,and lots of bullets I recoment this one,very happy with my purchase.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
After many months of not playing, I am finally able to recommend this game due to the recent workshop update! Running w/ Rifles is not a bad game, however, I lost interest due to the fact that there is no goal, but to fight different factions with different weapons. Eventually, I was able to try every single one. Now, with the workshop, I can not imagine the amount of play styles. For example, a single mod, can change the whole game into a World War 1 battlefield. In the future, I can see myself playing this game more with different mods.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game makes me feel stupid
I die alot...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
A suprisingly deep tactical shooter, despite it having a top-down view and being pretty light hearted about itself and war in general. It has a few weird quirks, like soldiers having unlimitted ammo and instant turn rate, but overall, it's a game absolutely worth playing, if you're into warfare on a massive scale.

Community is alive enough to find a PvE server at almost any time of the day. Big PvP servers are empty most of the time, unfortunately.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Really damn fun, it's great.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Best Top down army man style shooter out there, multiplayer is hilarious with buddies and the AI makes you wonder if thats really a human sometimes... When I first got it I I was worried that it was sort of forgotten about but its been worked on a fair amount to my relief. Addictive combat and interesting supply mechanics give it Tons more entertaining hours than you would think. Abradolf says BUY
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