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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Very Positive (4,103) - 89% of the 4,103 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 2, 2015

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October 17

Pacific launch date - 26 October 2017!

Greetings Runners!

We've got some great news to share with you guys today! After having to postpone the release date of the DLC, we now have better news for you; the release of the PACIFIC DLC is right around the corner, just a bit more than a week to wait and you will be able to play as the United States Marine Corps or the Imperial Japanese Army in 2 brand new campaigns set in the WW2 Pacific theater.

We just finished a trailer that we will add to the medias of the Pacific Steam store page. You can also find a version on Youtube and for those who like the theme, we also provided a video of the official RWR:PACIFIC theme to please your ears!

RUNNING WITH RIFLES:PACIFIC (DLC) - Steam announcement trailer:


Happy running,
Osumia Games
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September 5

Pacific DLC store page + 1.54 update released!

Konnichiwa Runners!

The Steam page for RUNNING WITH RIFLES: PACIFIC DLC is now up and open!

We have often been asked about the price tag; it will be around 66% of the price of RWR vanilla, which will be e.g. 9.99 USD for the US people.

In the two campaigns included in the DLC, you jump back in time to the Pacific theater of World War II,
to witness the epic clash between the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

The DLC features 7 brand new maps, tons of weapons and a number of unique vehicles all created based on actual WWII events and equipment.

The DLC will be released during September, safe to say we're on the finish line here with development now. The exact release date will be announced during the following weeks.

Today we also have a vanilla update coming out. The shadow rendering has been revamped for higher quality options, most other changes are various minor but nice tweaks here and there or added support for features required by Pacific which could also turn out useful for mods; see the changelog below.

Changelog v1.54:

  • maps: lowered RAM consumption in Moorland trenches
  • maps: the 2 radio jammers in the map "Misty Heights" (map14) have a significantly longer respawn time (60 instead of 6 minutes)
  • maps: some fixes here and there
  • menu: added Pacific link button in the lobby main menu
  • visuals: added shadow quality options
  • visuals: reduced character base voxel size a little bit
  • visuals: fixed destructible static object mesh material handling
  • visuals: fixed particle emitters starting emitting at an old position in certain case
  • visuals: added support to use particle emitter script position value as an offset
  • visuals: changed cord rendering to suit larger shadow texture sizes
  • visuals: fuel barrels are now destructible
  • vehicles: spawn point vehicles now show "spawn disabled" if spawning is disabled by movement, enemy proximity or theft
  • vehicles: fixed an issue with turret aiming when turret is not positioned at vehicle center
  • campaign: fixed an issue with map and campaign completion achievements for connected clients
  • campaign: added initial 50 RP to players
  • dominance: "islet of Eflen" map resources were missing, which caused server crash/restart when the script loaded the map
  • online: disabling Add to serverlist now also disables master server connection; useful especially for LAN
  • loading: map files are no longer parsed for header data when loading into a campaign, quickmatch or online, reducing some loading time
  • ai: a squad leader using a stationary weapon disbands the squad now
  • ai: fixed ai commander issue with organizing final attack when last base is uncapturable
  • character: character no longer dies when colliding with a moving vehicle he's entering into
  • character: character no longer goes prone if trying to shoot while reloading when carrying a weapon that requires prone to shoot
  • modding: changed how auto-spawning vehicles are removed before respawning to help with a case of having faction specific stationary weapons
  • modding: added show_target_marker option to calls
  • modding: added initiation_comment and radio_view_text to calls
  • modding: added support to tag a call to be used as reinforcements drop call by the bots, even if the call rounds do not spawn soldiers, with a tag named as reinforcements
  • modding: added support for vehicle health based particle effects with event_key="health" and value attributes
  • modding: added support to prevent vehicle driving based on health with min_health_to_steer in vehicle control tag
  • modding: added blast_damage modifier for vehicles, and blast_damage_threshold
  • modding: extended support for character-vehicle collision handling with vehicle attributes max_character_collision_speed and max_character_collision_speed_on_normal
  • modding: added ai parameters: force_as_leader, uses_vehicles, max_squad_size_to_pick_static_vehicles
  • modding: added support to reload particle scripts live with reload.txt method
  • modding: added make_vehicle_hit_sound keyword to projectile blast results
  • modding: match end view now adjusts table column size to fit faction names
  • modding: added support for dock platform walls to use can_go_around_start and can_go_around_end flags for ai navigation, useful when merging platform walls
  • modding: added projectile parameter can_be_detected_by_footmen
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“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!”

“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!


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    • OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • 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: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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