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 (56 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 24, 2007
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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
    1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
    2.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 17
    7,62 High Calibre is tactical shooter type of game. It has no tutorial, what makes getting into the game pretty hard, because controls are hard to figure out. NPCs you talk in game sometimes have nothing useful to say, so talking with them is sometimes waste of time. If you are into tactical shooters and you like to figure everything out on your own, then you can give this game a try, otherwise just stay away from that game, because you can get bored and fustruated pretty quickly.
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    0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: October 10
    This is a good tatical shooter game but I just can't bear the graphics and the design of this game.
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    0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
    7.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 11
    honestly pretty terribly designed
    plus the rng is a real ♥♥♥♥♥, so expect to lose constantly

    only people that could get enjoyment out of this are diehard masochists and save scumming ♥♥♥♥♥♥s
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    18 of 18 people (100%) 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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    19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
    82.8 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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    17 of 17 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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    10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
    2.4 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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    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    48.4 hrs on record
    Posted: September 3
    I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game so much.


    9/10


    Buy it ? I think ?...
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    8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
    3.5 hrs on record
    Posted: June 12
    I tried to get into it. I really did. It looks like there is a fairly big following for this game, so it must have something to it that people like. It just kinda dumps you into it with all these buttons that I have who knows what purpose. A little tutorial or something would have been great. Maybe I quit during the tutorial, but then I guess the tutorial needs a tutorial. Tutorial!

    It's got a great amount of Russian jank if that's your thing. Plays somewhat like Fallout, where you can pause the action and plan out moves. If you got this in a bundle and are looking for something like that, try it out. Otherwise, I don't know if it would be worth it.

    Also, a surprisingly large install for what you are getting. The graphics look about 10-15 years old. The cutscenes have hilarious lip synching and animation.

    Grade: C-
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    2 of 2 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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    5 of 8 people (63%) 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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    13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
    7.5 hrs on record
    Posted: May 20
    The game is awesome! But bugs... tons of them....
    some story scripts just fails... enemies can go through closed doors...
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    2 of 3 people (67%) 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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    1 of 2 people (50%) 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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    2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
    1.0 hrs on record
    Posted: June 30
    I played the game far longer than 60 minutes it states, but offline and timer did not add.

    I cannot recommend that game. It aims at being active pasuse JA type, but it fails, just as JA:BIA failed.

    Negatives:
    -bad design plot mission, after few very simple plot missions when you are attack twice by sme bandits, so you do not get much cash out of killing them, you are send the the front line, your team and few NPCs with bad AI vs a small army.
    -bad mercenary hiring system, you cannot see merc stats until after you hire him and merc appear at random, so you can spend days traveling from town to town and find nobody worth hiring.
    -not making sense finding equipment system - I was allowed to enter super secret prison without any guard stopping me and look very good AK and some best kevlar vest out of trash bin, seriously who allows some unknown to enter secret prison and who puts good guns and vests in trash bins, more good gear can be found over towns, so you have to go loot them before going into some firefights, kind of not making sense - destroy barrels and loot stuff from cRPGs.

    Positives:
    -active pause shooting system works well.
    -inventory management is good, if you try to load an empty clip from ammo in your backpack, get ready for freezing your soldier for a minute or so doing it, realistic and good, you need to place extra clips in some easy accessable pockets in vests etc.

    All in all game is painfully average, some pros, some cons, nothing stands out.
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    2 of 5 people (40%) 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 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
    2.4 hrs on record
    Posted: June 27
    I was killed so hard that the game crashed.
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    0 of 1 people (0%) 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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    3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
    1.7 hrs on record
    Posted: August 31
    When i played i really hated the game, the graphics, and the way you move were horrible.
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    2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
    1.3 hrs on record
    Posted: September 29
    See my play time? That was me trying to get this game to just work right. Never did happen and even at best i could barely read anything cause the font was to fuzzy but making the font unfuzzy ment no store or picking things up. Game seems great with detail but I don't want to fight a game this hard just to tackle a learning cliff on how to play when i finally get it working right.
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