Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm
Contains full Rising Storm content as well!
User reviews: Very Positive (10,278 reviews)
Release Date: 13 Sep, 2011

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R$ 34,99

Buy RO2 with Rising Storm - RO 2 Digital Deluxe Edition

R$ 49,99

Packages that include this game

Buy Red Orchestra Franchise Pack

Includes 4 items: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Upgrade Red Orchestra 2 Standard to Deluxe, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition

Buy Tripwire Bundle - March 2014

Includes 24 items: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Killing Floor, Killing Floor Outbreak Character Pack, Killing Floor: Nightfall Character Pack, The Ball, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Killing Floor: PostMortem Character Pack, Killing Floor "London's Finest" Character Pack, Dwarfs!?, Killing Floor: Steampunk Character Pack, Killing Floor - Steampunk Character Pack 2, Killing Floor - Ash Harding Character Pack , Killing Floor - Urban Nightmare Character Pack, Killing Floor - Harold Lott Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack, Killing Floor - The Chickenator Pack, Killing Floor - Robot Special Character Pack, Killing Floor - Golden Weapons Pack, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition, Killing Floor - Community Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Golden Weapon Pack 2, Killing Floor - Reggie the Rocker Character Pack, Killing Floor - Community Weapons Pack 3 - Us Versus Them Total Conflict Pack, Killing Floor - Camo Weapon Pack

Buy Red Orchestra 2 - Digital Deluxe Upgrade

Red Orchestra 2 - Standard Edition owners can purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition upgrade to receive the additional content from the Deluxe Edition.

R$ 17,00

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"A gritty, brutal WWII shooter that uses its scale, setting, and fidelity to great effect."
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Recent updates View all (249)

23 September

Armored Assault Free Content Pack for RO2 and RS

We are now providing another free update to RO2/RS. This time, new vehicles, weapons and contest-winning maps!

  • German MG 42 Light Machinegun
  • Soviet T-70 Light Tank
  • German Panzer IIIM Light/Medium Tank
  • Contest Map: Kobura - Americans defending a jungle airstrip in Burma against ferocious Japanese assault
  • Contest Map: Tula Outskirts - a remake of an old favorite from RO1, with Germans attacking dug-in Russians
  • Updated map for new tanks: Arad 2 now updated to showcase the new T-70 and Pz III

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4 September

Test out the MG-42 and New Tanks in the Rising Storm Beta

In just a few minutes the "Rising Storm Beta" application will be updated to the latest beta build of the game! Featuring bug fixes, some community feature requests, and the new vehicles and weapon!

We will be opening up our server tomorrow to host the first outside the office test so stay tuned for an event announcement with the exact time!


As a heads up for those who already installed the beta. Until just now the beta was using the live games Config files. To address this problem please do the following (we are updating this in the beta but for those who already ran it you will need to do this by hand or delete your config files).

Navigate to your Rising Storm Beta install directory and drill into ROGame/Config. It should look something like this: D:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Rising Storm Beta\ROGame\Config. Once there open up the DefaultEngine.ini file and search for the following section:


And make it look like this:

MyDocumentsSubDirName=Rising Storm Beta

Then save the folder. The next time you launch the game it should use the right directory.

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23 Sep 2014: RO2 now contains all Rising Storm Content

Any purchase of RO2 through this Steam Store page, from 23 Sep 2014, will contain ALL Rising Storm multiplayer content as well as the RO2 content.

23 Sep 2014: Previous/Non-Steam Purchasers of RO2

All those who bought older RO2 packages (through Steam or elsewhere, at the old, lower, single-game, price) will have RIFLE-ONLY access to Rising Storm, NOT the whole game. To upgrade to get full access to all the Rising Storm content, you will need to buy Rising Storm now as well:

Just Updated

Sep 2014: We are now providing another free update to RO2/RS. This time, new vehicles, weapons and contest-winning maps!

  • German MG 42 Light Machinegun
  • Soviet T-70 Light Tank
  • German Panzer IIIM Light/Medium Tank
  • Contest Map: Kobura - Americans defending a jungle airstrip in Burma against ferocious Japanese assault
  • Contest Map: Tula Outskirts - a remake of an old favorite from RO1, with Germans attacking dug-in Russians
  • Updated map for new tanks: Arad 2 now updated to showcase the new T-70 and Pz III

Previous Updates

May 2014: To celebrate the award of PC Gamer's "Multiplayer Game of the Year 2013", we have update Rising Storm to the Game of the Year edition. This already includes all the previous content updates (Island Assault and the Counterattack mapping contest maps) and now adds in the following:

  • 2 transport vehicles for the RO2 factions - Universal Carrier for the Russians and SdKfz-251 halftrack for the Germans
  • 3 existing maps updated for the transports (Arad 2, Barashka and Rakowice
  • New map - Maggot Hill, featuring Merrill's Marauders at Nhpum Ga, April 1944
  • New Search & Destroy gameplay mode - a single life game-type in which teams take turns attempting to destroy one of multiple objectives by planting an explosive. A full set of 10 maps configured for this new game mode
  • 3 new community maps now official - Phosphate Plant and Otori Shima featuring US vs Japanese and Myshkova River featuring Russians vs Germans

December 2013: Now that the $35,000 Counterattack Mapping Contest for RO2 has concluded and helped us find the best community made maps on Steam Workshop, Tripwire have worked with the original map makers to polish them up and add them into Red Orchestra 2 as Official Custom Maps. These are some of the best - adding some great new gameplay. All are included for free for everyone who owns the game. Don't forget there are more great community maps and content on Steam Workshop, so head on over there now!

This is the second Counterattack Map Contest Pack and completes the set, bringing you 3 more maps:
  • Bridges of Druzhina - a massive combined arms map, Russians attacking across open ground, a river and right through a small city, supported by armor; the Germans dug in and steadily pushed back. A classic!
  • Cold Steel - a Soviet assault against German infantry dug in to a huge factory complex, fighting across open spaces and then inside individual factory buildings.
  • Gumrak Station - a re-imagining of a classic Ostfront map, moved to Gumrak Station, to the west of Stalingrad.

Steam Digital Deluxe Edition

Steam Digital Deluxe Edition adds the following extras on top of the Standard Edition:

  • Day 1 Unlock of the Elite Assault Weapons (MKb 42(H) and AVT-40) and Semi Auto Sniper Weapons (SVT-40 and G 41(W):
  • Team Fortress 2 German and Russian hats ("Genuine" if bought during pre-purchase):
  • Two new characters for Killing Floor - Russian and German Soldier Re-enactors:

Game of the Year Edition

This new edition adds a whole set of extra features, available for free to all owners of the game, including two new game modes:

  • “Action” mode – Featuring a crosshair, easier aiming and toned down recoil, reduced damage and open access to a wide range of weaponry Action mode is the perfect first step for players into the world of Red Orchestra.
  • “Classic” mode blends the gameplay innovations of the new game with the tactical and edgy gameplay of the original giving the fans of the first game exactly what they want.
  • Mamayev Kurgan – complete new map, featuring both close-quarters battles in trenches and bunkers, as well as longer ranged combat across the famous hill in Stalingrad.
  • Refined and improved gameplay across the board, vehicle improvements, and way better performance and polish. We listened to the community and based on their feedback refined and tweaked almost every major feature in the game!

About This Game

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, the leading tactical multiplayer WWII shooter on the PC, will take the award winning Red Orchestra franchise into the next generation of gaming. Cutting edge graphics and audio built using the Unreal Engine 3, inventive features and streamlined realism will deliver an unrivalled tactical shooter experience.
Heroes of Stalingrad will focus on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943. The game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. Delivering unrivalled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer and single-player modes the game will feature everything from quick, brutal firefights to more intricate and challenging tactical modes.

Key Features

  • Red Orchestra multiplayer taken to new heights: The brutal, gritty Red Orchestra gameplay has been enhanced, expanded and made more accessible. Gameplay modes as instantly recognizable as Firefight (Tripwire's take on Team Death Match), single-life gaming redefined in Countdown mode - and the Territory mode already beloved by the hundreds of thousands of Red Orchestra players worldwide.
  • Stalingrad Campaign: Before heading online hone your skills in one of two campaigns that recreate the battle for Stalingrad from both the German and Russian sides. Featuring open non-linear environments and unscripted gameplay players make their own path through the battlefield.
  • Heroes: Achieve the ultimate goal and become a Hero online. Players with hero status inspire troops around them and cause fear in their enemies. Heroes have access to the best and rarest weapons and will stand out visually from the rest of the soldiers.
  • First person cover system: Experience the ultimate firefights that a cover system allows, from the immersion of a first person view. Peek or blind fire over and around cover and more.
  • Unique Focus – the Battle of Stalingrad in depth: takes the familiar WWII genre into a unique direction. Far removed from the well-trodden Normandy setting, gameplay is based on fresh scenarios and actions the player has never experienced before. Follow the German army as they assault the city of Stalingrad, to the banks of the Volga. Follow the Soviet army as it holds the city against all the odds then destroys the Axis forces.
  • WWII weaponry redefined: true to life ballistics, bullet penetration, breathing, adjustable sights, free aim, weapon bracing, photo-real graphics and more, create WWII weaponry that has no equal.
  • Immersive First Person Tank Warfare: experience what it was like to fight inside one of these metal beasts in WWII with the most immersive first person tank warfare ever created. Fully modeled 3d interiors, a full AI crew, and advanced armor and damage systems create a unique tanking experience.
  • Morale: Experience what it is like to be a soldier in one of the bloodiest conflicts in history and the importance of a soldier’s state of mind and how it can turn the tide of battle. Suppress your enemies and gain the advantage in combat!
  • Persistent Stats Tracking and Player Progression: Persistence constantly gives the gamer something to strive for and keeps them playing. Grow in rank, earn achievements, improve your abilities, and become a Hero!
  • Enhanced Unreal® Engine™ 3: Built on an enhanced version of Unreal Engine 3 the game features cutting edge visuals and features.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA® GeForce 7800 GTX or better ATI® Radeon® HD 2900 GT or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: Windows Supported Sound Card
    • Other: Broadband Internet Connection required
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 260 or better ATI® Radeon® HD 5750 or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy or better
Helpful customer reviews
660 of 756 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
TItle is misleading, there are no instruments you can play at all.

Instead I got PTSD.
Posted: 24 June
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299 of 381 people (78%) found this review helpful
1,132.7 hrs on record
PTSD Simulator, 10/10 would cry in a frozen foxhole for my mommy for.
Posted: 25 May
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115 of 142 people (81%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
10/10 half the people who play this game are Nazis, the other half seem to want the Soviet Union back, defiently worth the money if you want to have a fun time, just don't make the mistake of taking the commander spot, people get really butt hurt when a noob takes a good position.
Posted: 10 June
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
1,037.5 hrs on record
1000 hours? Damn... better write a review...

This game will give you PTSD.

... That about sums it up.
Posted: 6 August
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
123.0 hrs on record
Best multiplayer game out there, also known as "PTSD Simulator".

You will die and you will see your brothers in arms die. You will see them burn to a crisp or dismembered by artillery fire. You will charge tanks, no hope of survival, just to save your komrades. You will see them die from invisible snipers. You will face wave after wave of Russian soldiers, banzai charges and the might of the German army... And whatever the result of those confrontations is... you will have lost. One way or the other.
Posted: 28 June
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865 of 917 people (94%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
You spend the majority of your time sitting in a disgusting ditch filled with the shattered corpses of your fallen comrades, as well as those still unfortunate to be "alive", if you can even use that term to describe what is left of those wretches. As you crawl through soggy trenches, you can hear the shouts of orders being given and soldiers being slain, either blown to torn meat by mortar explosions or cut in half from machine gun fire. You are not a man, you are a frightened rabbit that dashes from cover to cover, whispering wishes of survival for but a few more seconds while pieces of concrete are chipped away around you by enemy sharp shooters. In the worst of times, you are a worm that crawls in the mud, lest a rifleman spots your shape in the distance. There is no salvation from a tank. Death can come from nowhere at all.

Stay away fom windows.

Also, you can't drop more than five feet without breaking a leg. It's fine though, since your small pack of two bandages offers you a second chance at life. Try not too die to quickly, and remember to check your magazine. You can also modify your sights and give out commands. There are a variety of classes to choose from. Choose wisely, and don't be afraid to loot corpses; they don't need anything anymore anyway.

Stay away from windows.

There is also a morale system, where you slowly lose your mind if you are under a barrage of enemy rounds, or if you see an ally get half of their face blown off and fall to the ground screaming in agony for a good minute or so before bleeding out. The result is blurred and discolored sight. I think I got this when I saw a guy get his legs shot off and watched him crawl about an inch away from cover before getting taken out by a sniper.

Stay away from windows.

In all seriousness, this game has a great deal of work put into detail and animations, but there remain some optimization issues. They're not bad, and a someone with an excellent PC might never even notice them.

Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2 have different dynamics, although the mechanics are exactly the same, if that makes any sense.

If there is one thing I have to ABSOLUTELY give this game credit for, is that it has a personality. A very grim personality, but it's better than the typical "♥♥♥♥ yeah" jingoism many games go for.

There is nothing more satisfying than watching an enemy tank blow to bits.

The singleplayer is good practice, but the AI is really ditzy. The soldiers do not show a lot of initiative and tanks commanders seem to forget that tanks can't climb walls.

Also, about the window thing: I was waiting for my squad to move up and about seven of them decided march right in front of a window in a factory. A machine gunner across the chasm opened up on them and killed them all. It was really unpleasant to watch them panic and stumble and run into each other while being shot to pieces.
Posted: 25 November, 2013
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