7.62 is a tactical action game, sequel to Brigade E5. A professional mercenary seeks for a Russian “businessman”, who stole a lot of money from his “colleagues”, then hid in a small country of Latin America to avoid inevitable punishment there.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (67 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 24, 2007
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"This RPG has lots of guns, mercenaries, C&C and sophisticated tactical team based RTwP combat. Challenging Shooter, play with the Blue Sun mod -> link"
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July 5

French language and Steam trading cards added

Vanilla game can now be played in French language! Note: if you wish to play the modded version, leave the language set to English since French version of the BSM mod is not yet available.

And in case you didn't know this already, Steam trading cards for the game are also active. Some players reported that the cards dropped only from vanilla game (modded one uses custom launcher) so you can temporarily switch to vanilla in case the cards don't drop for you while playing the modded version. Enjoy!

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About This Game

7.62 High Calibre is a tactical action game, sequel to Brigade E5.
A professional mercenary seeks for a Russian “businessman”, who stole a lot of money from his “colleagues”, then hid in a small country of Latin America to avoid inevitable punishment there. Soon the assignment turns into an intense and dangerous adventure, for there are many things that must be kept in mind – intricate political situation, confrontation between governmental military and rebels, not to mention a necessity to choose friends and foes wisely.

Key features:

  • Sequel to Brigade E5: New Jagged Union, the best strategy game according to the GameLand Award 2005, “Best Computer Games”, “GameLand” and “Game World Navigator” magazines.
  • SPM (Smart Pause Mode) battle system combines RTS dynamics with diverse opportunities of turn-based gameplay.
  • Over 150 accurately modeled firearms with possibility for upgrade.
  • Varied ammunition as well as the extensive list of equipment.
  • Non-linear storyline gives you an opportunity to make you own choice – to reach one of multiple endings
  • Over 30 mercenaries.

    System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP / 7 / 8
      • Processor: 2GHz
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce 5200 or ATI Radeon 9600
      • DirectX: Version 9.0c
      • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
      • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card
      Recommended:
      • OS: Windows XP
      • Processor: 2,6 GHz
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM
      • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X800
      • DirectX: Version 9.0c
      • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
      • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card
    Helpful customer reviews
    31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.0 hrs on record
    Posted: September 15
    Chances are that you have never heard of this game. You'll most likely not have heard of Apeiron, the developers, either. It's one of those obscure Russian titles that have been released in Russia for a few years, and had many years of delay to get a translation going.The main focus of the game is tactical team based combat. It takes a lot of elements straight out of the Jagged Alliance series. A big difference is the lack of turn based combat. Everything is completely real-time, with a twist. You can set events at which moment the game can pause, zoom in on the event, show a shortcut and have a popup. . Because one or two seconds can literally mean life or death, it's quite handy to be able to hand out orders on the millisecond.Besides micromanaging the orders on the field of battle, there is also the micromanagement of your inventory and loadout. You can carry backpacks, belts with extra pouches, tactical vests, armored vests and you can throw a weapon or two around your neck.The game features approximately 225 weapons, and although some of these weapons are variants of another one, you'll probably never get bored of them. The combat can be really intense. You and your band of fearless mercenaries are often, if not always, outnumbered. This is where superior equipment, superior tactics and quick saving comes into play.The game is pretty poorly optimized, and suffers from a horrible memory leak that the developers have, apparently, been unable to fix.You'll also come across a bug or two that will render a quest broken, as the guy you needed to kill or escort out is stuck in a ceiling. It might be funny at first, but it can quickly become frustrating. The voice acting is atrocious, as well. Fortunately, you can drag the speech slider down to 0. If you were into Jagged Alliance or the UFO series, then you should probably give this a go.

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    30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
    3.7 hrs on record
    Posted: July 2
    Good Tactical-Shooter game. This game has every details of how-tactical-game-should-be and realistic combat system. Cons of this game including bugs, poor graphics and having none subtitles.
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    12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.2 hrs on record
    Posted: July 31
    I honestly don't know how to feel about this game. On one hand it's a game that's just overflowing with massive flaws. The graphics are ♥♥♥♥, a ♥♥♥♥ ton of buildings are copied and pasted (seriously, every town has the same damn hospital and bar), the UI is pretty unintuitive, and the game is buggy as ♥♥♥♥ and prone to crashes.

    Still though, it's a game that's just bursting with ideas. The inventory is complex and rather interesting. You want to be able to do more than just sling a rifle/shotgun over your shoulder and carry a pistol and some other stuff in your pockets? Well guess what, buddy, you're going to need more than your pants and a t-shirt to do that. Get yourself a vest, bandolier, backpack, whatever if you want to store more gear. You just unloaded a bunch of loose shells from a shotgun and shoved them down your pants and now they're taking up a bunch of room. What are you going to do about it? Get a box for those shells of course! Uh oh, you just ran ou of ammo for your handgun in the middle of combat and need to reload it! Wait, what are you doing with that box of bullets? You don't just put bullets in a handgun! You put bullets in the magazine and then you put the magazine in the handgun silly! The inventory system just pays so much attention to even the most minute details that it's just awesome. It also helps that there's a ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculous amount of items, weapons, and miscellaneous ♥♥♥♥ you can get.

    Then there's the combat. To put it simply, getting shot ♥♥♥♥ing sucks, as it should. There's no standing out in the open soaking up damage while mowing down enemies. You get shot, it really ♥♥♥♥ing hurts. Your character can bleed out. Your character can go into shock. Your character can pass out. Your character can drop his gun. Your character can just drop dead from that shot altogether. The same can happen to the enemy too though. I've yet to see any gore but the game's still incredibly morbid in terms of how it manages damage. I've finished quite a few fights where a few bandits and marauders who were mortally wounded just ended up succumbing to their injuries as I finished off their companions. Despite the lack of gore and copious amount of blood you see in games going for some sort of shock value, it manages to deliver the same amount of gruesome carnage and satisfaction games like Dead Space strive for.

    It's a game that's had a lot of heart and thought put into but it just doesn't feel like it had the budget to support all the great ideas it had wanted to share. If you can look past the copious amounts of technical issues, dated graphics, constantly copied and pasted structures, and poor user interface you'll find a game with quite a lot of potential. It's a shame I can only vote yes or no because this is one of those games I'd definitely just give a "maybe"
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    11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
    195.5 hrs on record
    Posted: August 29
    A brutal, unforgiving tactical game with semi-realistic guns and gun mechanics.

    The real-time with pause gameplay adds real diversity to the value of various weapons: a faster-drawing, lighter gun gets lead on target earlier than a larger, heavier-hitting one. Sometimes you'll want a pistol, other times a SMG or carbine, and others a full-size rifle, sniper rifle, or machinegun. It depends on the situation you find yourself in and how much time you have to prepare. It's a great change from games like Jagged Alliance 2, where rifles were always the best choice. Even in the late game, it pays to have a pistol available.

    If you're looking for a game that punches you in the face with realism, 7.62 isn't perfect but it's probably the best game out there. No other game models suppression, the faster pointability of smaller guns, and the psychological effect of getting shot as well as this game.
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    14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
    80.7 hrs on record
    Posted: September 3
    I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game so much.


    9/10


    Buy it ? I think ?...
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    6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
    33.1 hrs on record
    Posted: August 21
    Hands down the best tactical game ever made in terms of content and realism. Bullets are simulated as they travel just like Silent Storm, so no missing just because like XCOM:Enemy Unknown. It doesn't have the destructible environments of Silent Storm, but damn does it have more gear, weapons, attachments, armor, armor accessories, attachment attachments, guns for your guns, holsters for your guns, magazines, duct tape to turn your magazines into more magazines, grenades, and bullet types.
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    5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
    72.1 hrs on record
    Posted: November 13
    The concept of this game is what tactical shooters should be. This game fails on the basics of a good game though.


    Few good points:
    The amount of guns, the different brands of ammo (Brown Bear or WPA), inventory system is what should be in every game. This game also adds the mechanic of having magazines for guns. So you don't reload the gun (unless its an internal magazine) you reload the magainzes and load those into the gun, this allows for a lot more realism that is missing from other shooting games, IMO this should be standard in games.

    The Merc system is nice, but it should of been taken one step farther and allowed you customize mercs. Slave Mercs should level like everyone else.

    The pause system is interesting and different. As a 'gun guy' I feel like some of the timings needed to be adjusted, along with allowing you to do multiple things at once, you can't turn and prone at the same time for instance. It also allows for some time crunching manuveurs. Do you pull your side arm or reload your primary?

    This game is riddled with issues all over and it really ruins the experience in the end. BUT (and the reason I recommend this game) is hopefully more developers see the depth put into the concept of this game and can execute it better.
    So much potential is lost with this game.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    20.5 hrs on record
    Posted: July 15
    Great game. Hundreds of guns, many attachments and equipments, countless ways to win the battles and a huge, open-world environment. What else do you need for a game like this?
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    4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
    20.4 hrs on record
    Posted: July 3
    Save often in 7.62 High Calibre because you are in for a challenge. It's a must buy If you are a fan of the tactical shooter genre.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: December 23
    If only this game get a remake with better graphics and UI. Don't get me wrong, this is a good tactical shooter.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    4.8 hrs on record
    Posted: July 4
    If you can understand the controls and physics this might be a great game for you.
    I deleted game after my character killed (which I put my 3hours on it) but I re-installed it again.
    Your character and atmosphere makes you feel like you are in the game, giving hard decisions to keep your character alive.
    You gotta work,work,work till you have enough cash to hunt down your main enemy.
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    89 of 101 people (88%) found this review helpful
    8.3 hrs on record
    Posted: April 30
    It is what JA: Back in action should have been. More guns, mods, combine 2 mags with ductape, create tripwires.


    Challening gun play with the most detailed combat system on this kind of games.

    If you are a fan of tactical shooters, you really should give this a try.

    Steam version also comes with an easy way to install much needed community mods (Blue Sun Mod) and patches. See the sticky in the game forum. You might want to give vanilla a try first to get into the story line. The mods seems to make it more sandboxy, not that there is anything wrong with that.

    I have had problems running the game on Windows 7 in the GOG version. But this version seems to run fine on Windows 7.

    Update: Game has had some issues. But publisher and mod developer has released day 1 patch when I posted crash log. One time it was crash and another time it was wrong translation in the mod.

    I have played the vanilla more than my game time says on Steam, game is new on Steam but its an elder gem of a game.
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    52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
    4.6 hrs on record
    Posted: April 30
    You are a mercenary in small Latin American country during a revolution. Your main contract is to hunt down Russian businessmen, and while doing that you will eather protect the govermnent or help the bunch of bearded men with Kalashnokovs to take over the country.

    Well, this is not a new game. In fact, it was released in 2009, so don't expect up-to-date graphics. Its gameplay is what makes this game unique. It's the most realistic tactical simulator in the world. The closest example is new JA.
    Second strength of 7.62 High Caliber is guns. There are tons of guns (pistols, assault rifles, shotguns, smgs, machine guns, rifles, sniper rifles) and lots of attachements (scopes, colimators, laser sights, flashlights, grips, grenade launchers).
    So, if you are looking for realistic tactical simulator with enormous range of guns - this is the game.

    P.S. I would also recomment checking out Hard Life and Arma Realista mods. Hard LIfe makes game more varied, add more capabilities; Arma Realista makes range of guns more authentic for Latin American region (how about 20 types of AK and 15 clones of Colt 1911?)
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    26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
    84.6 hrs on record
    Posted: May 13
    Probably the best real-time JA2 clone I've played. It has much of the deep modelling that JA2 had that very few recent tactical games have had, e.g. new XCom - which was a great game, but didn't do as much to sate the micromanagement itch of obsessively modelling character states and subtle differences in ammunition types. Lots of weapons and weapon-related stats.

    Also very tough, as it befits the genre. The stunning mechanic when being hit and the adrenaline mechanic that penalizes your accuracy when there's a lot of near misses flying around as well as other mechanics make life very challenging when outnumbered (which is pretty much always). Even fairly novice characters will hit targets at optimal weapon range if left alone, so you really need a plan to be successful in game.

    Game has some stability issues (save often - though you'd do that regardless), some interface issues and a plot that doesn't really make sense, but it's also incredibly fun for those who like the JA2 mechanical formula and are compulsive about micromanaging for tiny advantages.
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    26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
    6.7 hrs on record
    Posted: May 3
    7,62 High Calibre would be a great game except for the random crashes to desktop. No error messeges just click on an item, NPC or get shot and bam there is the desktop. All I can say is "Save, save again and save some more." Dispite the random crashes 7,62 High Calibre is fun and interesting to play. A Mod is also included just opt in on the beta properties menu. Read the Forum pin topic to learn more. I have not tried the Mod myself. I have noticed the crash problem is a little less frequent in a lower resolution 1280x720 and compatibility mod set to WinXP SP2.
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    13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
    2.5 hrs on record
    Posted: May 7
    These games are awesome. Great concepts, complex calculations, a dynamic world, and utterly bugged from the very beginning. With community mods, they turn this game into one of the best games one could want to play. A definite must if you actual enjoy being frustrated by a game which is fairly "Realistic". Try several complex strategies, fail. Go gung-ho and start throwing grenades and hip shooting everything and succeed. Get even more frustrated.
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    10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
    2.5 hrs on record
    Posted: May 8
    Get it, it's amazing.

    >Holy ♥♥♥♥ batman, such inventory management and loadouts you can customize!
    >Holy ♥♥♥♥ robin, truly manage your group of mercs! It's like chapter manager only not wh40k!
    >Holy ♥♥♥♥ watson, all those weapons and items you can loot and hoard!
    >Holy ♥♥♥ braun, there's some huge mods that add lots of content even!
    >No ♥♥♥♥ sherlock it's a broken russian game

    I love it.
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    5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
    3.9 hrs on record
    Posted: May 23
    one the best squad based tactical games i've played its have to get into they just throw u in the deepend but once masterd the battles can be crazy fun with huge firefight only down side is it crashes alot -_-
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    7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
    2.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 26
    mister sister the twister fister has a fabulous journey through cuba and kills a bunch of people along the way while smoking a cigar, i mean a FAT ♥♥♥♥ing blunt, a ♥♥♥♥ing big-♥♥♥ testament to the american way, whilst daft punk is singing FOR NO REASON some hardcore metal riffs and ♥♥♥♥ gets weird around the time it segues into a pirate version of saints row, look i'm not baked but i think i've gone pretty ♥♥♥♥ing bonkers so bear with me on this, there was an ostrich and it-

    10/11
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 16
    This is the sequel to the interesting Brigade E5: New Jagged Union. In the same vein as that title, it is a real-time with pause tactical shooter much like the newer Jagged Alliance titles such as Jagged Alliance: Back in Action and Jagged Alliance: Crossfire. I haven't played as much of this one because it seems like it's actually more buggy than the earlier one; it runs fine on my gaming PC but on my laptop, if I change a single setting and restart as the game prompts me to, the resolution bugs out in the menu, leaving the game unplayable without a full uninstall. Beyond that bug, it seems a little less deep than Brigade E5 in terms of gameplay, but that might just be my initial impressions in about half an hour of gameplay. Overall a fair title in an under-represented genre.
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