Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm
Contains full Rising Storm content as well!
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Very Positive (415 reviews) - 87% of the 415 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (19,134 reviews) - 92% of the 19,134 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 13 Sep, 2011

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Includes 24 items: Dwarfs!?, The Ball, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition, Killing Floor, Killing Floor Outbreak Character Pack, Killing Floor: Nightfall Character Pack, Killing Floor: PostMortem Character Pack, Killing Floor "London's Finest" Character Pack, 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, 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

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6 June

HoTW D-Day Update

http://store.steampowered.com/app/440090/

Heroes of the West D-Day Update

Working with Tripwire Interactive, the developers of Heroes of the West mod to RO2/Rising Storm, are proud to announce the release on Steam of an update to the mod to coincide with the anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on D-day 72 years ago.

The update introduces 2 new maps, the first being a combined arms map featuring the British in a gruelling fight to break out from the Normandy beachhead in summer 1944. The map, Caen Outskirts, introduces the British Bren Carrier troop transport.

The other map, Hill 400, recreates the bitter fighting in the winter of 1944 with the 2d Ranger Battalion struggling against Axis forces in the Hurtgen Forest.

There have been numerous balance, technical and cosmetic additions and fixes introduced in this update, read the notes below to see them.

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26 April

HoTW Opt In Beta

To get to the steam beta you need to...

1. Right click on Heroes of the West in your steam library and click properties.
2. Go to the betas tab.
3. Select Beta in the drop down menu as that should show up.
4. It will then download a small patch getting you the beta version.

You can revert from beta at any time by simply turning the beta off.

The beta test server is called HotW STEAM BUILD Server.
Server Password: hotw1234
IP address: 109.70.149.82:7777

Stay tuned to this group for event postings. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/HOTWplayers#

Changelog

New additions:

  • Added Caen Outskirts.
  • Added Enfield bayonet by shel100.
  • Added Scoped Enfield by Shel100.
  • Added Radioman Role for Germans and Americans.
  • New Panzer IV skin.
  • New Sdkfz 251 Skin.

Role changes:
  • Axis Engineer G43 replaced by Kar98, Shotgun replaced by carbine. AT grenade added.
  • Axis Rifleman Hero garand replaced by springfield, Springfield no longer frontline upgrade.
  • Axis Squad leader has Kar98 added.
  • Axis Radioman now uses MP40.
  • Allied Radioman now uses Carbine and M3.


Other Changes:
  • STG44 fire rate changed from 600rpm to 550rpm.
  • MP40/I removed.
  • Sten gun now has a single shot function.

Bug fixes:
  • Divisional shoulder patches now show up in online games.
  • Sten bolt no longer detaches from the weapon while blindfiring.
  • German "Spiderman" gear bug fixed.
  • German Marksman level 5 no longer spawns with a japanese helmet.
  • SMi44 Mine kill icon resized to fit.
  • Bren alt fire removed.
  • Game mode now properly displays in webadmin.
  • German Eagle now shows on chest for all variations.
  • Germans no longer turn invisible in the halftrack.
  • PIAT launcher is now empty when fired.

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D-Day Anniversary 2016 Update for Heroes of the West

To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, we have introduced 2 new maps, a new vehicles and a whole bunch of detail changes and updates for the Heroes of the West mod! The new maps are:

  • Caen Outskirts: a combined arms map featuring the British in a gruelling fight to break out from the Normandy beachhead in summer 1944. The map also introduces the British Bren Carrier troop transport.
  • Hill 400: this map recreates the bitter fighting in the winter of 1944 with the 2d Ranger Battalion struggling against Axis forces in the Hurtgen Forest.

If you own RO2/RS the mod is completely free to you. To get your copy, simply head for the store page: HERE

Heroes of the West mod added

Free user-created mod


Now released - the user-generated mod, Heroes of the West. Produced by the RO2/RS community, with a little help and some assets from Tripwire and Antimatter Games. Bringing RO2 warfare to the Western Front, the mod adds 4 new maps, 5 new character sets and 10 new weapons - with lots more to come!

If you already own RO2/RS, you can simply install the mod here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/440090/

Barrikady


October 2015: For the next update to RO2 and Rising Storm, we have a new Beta map - Barrikady - plus a bunch of other fixes. The new map can be pre-loaded as part of the Beta Community Map Pack, or will simply be downloaded as needed when it appears in a server rotation.

RO2 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.

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:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510/

Game of the Year Edition


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.

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:

New Game Modes

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 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.
  • 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

    Minimum
    • 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: 23 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: Windows Supported Sound Card
    • Other: Broadband Internet Connection required
    Recommended
    • 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: 23 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy or better
Customer reviews
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Josh
( 110.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 June
spawn
run
die
respawn
run
find cover
kill my first ivan
die
would do it again
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Alucard Hellsing
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 June
awsome game really like the ww2 style shooter and the sounds and D-day wooo
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Dat Boi Bamanaboni
( 213.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 June
there's only one way that these soldiers can run so much they did The FitnessGram™ Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 20 meter pacer test will begin in 30 seconds. Line up at the start. The running speed starts slowly, but gets faster each minute after you hear this signal. [beep] A single lap should be completed each time you hear this sound. [ding] Remember to run in a straight line, and run as long as possible. The second time you fail to complete a lap before the sound, your test is over. The test will begin on the word start. On your mark, get ready, start.
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Maniac
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 June
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD READ THIS, I NEED HELP.
I love this game, but i've spent 2 hours trying to connect to a server, and i keep getting "connection to host lost" I am really annoyed and i can't play this game, someone please help me for the love of god.
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Ellru
( 190.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 25 June
PTSD Simulator
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AutisticWaffle
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
Would give positive review if game actually launched lol
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Tony Fu
( 294.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
This WW2 game is great! I have played this game for 2 years.
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Lavendar
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
>Forward -- Jawohl
>Left -- Jawohl
>Right -- Jawohl
>Halt! -- Jawohl
>Proceed -- Jawohl

I love being a tank commander

9/10, excellent gritty ww2 shooter
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Littlepip
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
This game desevers more praise then it already has!
Playing the first 30 minutes and I was haveing fun(with bots then later players)
first 2 hours this game made me cry. Its so real the emotinal depth to this game means something to me ive never seen a FPS game that made me almost cry from playing the multiplayer.
Ive played battlefield and none of those moments in that game made me feel like the way this game does.
Ive played call of duty Black ops 1-3 and none of those have never inpressed in the time this has.
Although when I was 5 call of duty 3 and 2 made me cry.
Ive played alot of FPS games but this one is just awsome haveing to be considerite of your ammo and bleed effect and barrel change and leaning and F*CK IT ITS AWSOME! I recomend you pick this one up and try it
The music is so fitting (thats one reason I cried)
Its just so fitting and just fits.
This game doesnt need a single player campaining becuase its just that griping.
I was playing as the japineese and the germans most of the time but I still managed to sympothy for them and the other team the dioluge is great the screams the crys of pain mean something to me.
Best Ww2 game ive ever played!
10/10
Lets hope riseing storm 2 will have the same effect on me.
Ps Im crying right now.
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141 of 155 people (91%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
202.5 hrs on record
Posted: 30 May
You know, I thought I'd seen it all.

The blood, the noise, the endless poetry.

That fateful day on Pelelieu changed everything

>Be me
>American Patriot
>SL yells we're about to assualt the Headquarters bunker
>Japs are dug in deeper than a texas armadillo
>I stack up behind flamethrower guy
>SL throws smoke grenade through the door
>Me, with my BAR, and Flamebro charge in
>Entire Jap squad waiting for us
>Flamebro lets loose the juice
>everything descends into flame and smoke
>All I can hear is the screams of my foe
>they run around, trying to pat the napalm off their already charred bodies
>I shoot some of them to save them the pain
>out of nowhere a Jap SL comes out of the haze
>two slashes of his nippon steel and flamebro and my SL are lying on the floor, headless, gurgling blood everywhere.
>I hipfire my entire mag into the zipperhead
>his guts spill out on the floor as he collapses to his knees, sobbing
>I'm alone
>Only the dead to comfort me

war is heck
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89 of 93 people (96%) found this review helpful
104 people found this review funny
Recommended
292.9 hrs on record
Posted: 4 June
That awkward moment when you mow down a bunch of guys running arrogantly towards you, only to realize that you were facing the wrong direction and they were actually your comrades.
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39 of 41 people (95%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
519.2 hrs on record
Posted: 2 June
Any steam library needs this game
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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: 27 May
- Join Glorious Russian Army
- Ura.jpg
- Comrades are all dead
- Crawl among the bodies as someone cries for his mother
- Fritz are checking bodies
- Friend next to me is butchered
- Last stange
- Mow down 5 krauts
- Gurgle blood as you fall
- Have hallucinations
- Is that merric?
- Review Reference.jpg
- Pass on into the afterlife
- wait 20 seconds


And then i respawned

10/10
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: 7 June
"Who killed me? Oh it was my teammate"- Simulator
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
282.5 hrs on record
Posted: 26 May
An amazing WW2 shooter. The only game so far to date that has ever made me feel guilty. Best voice acting in a game I have ever experienced. Fantastic, close knit community. Overall well worth your money.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: 15 June
When I first opened this game, I thought that I was ready for any role. I hop into a game as the Americans pushing up the beaches of Iwo Jima. A flamethrower is open, so I chose it, thinking that it'd be more fun than a rifleman. I rush up the first part, free of enemies, with my comrades rallying together on all sides of me. We get over the hill and a wall of bullets flies our way, whizzing past me as I serpentine to a nearby crater. I crouch for cover and check my surroundings to see that only 5 of the 20 people that was around me had made it with me to this crater. Three are patching themselves while another stumbles around and bleeds out slowly from a gutshot. The fourth clears the barbed wire in front of our crater with a satchel charge. The Japs are focused on other soldiers as we try to run up to their trench. The engineer was in front of me and body-blocked a rifle shot for me. Another friend takes out the guy who shot him while I wiped my friend's blood off of me. We all dive to the ground as a mounted MG starts firing on us and we spend the next two minutes crawling up to the trench. Once there, I sprayed the entire trench without looking and hopped over once the bullets stopped. First, I felt satisfied...until I saw their charred bodies still twisting and turning from my flames. I stood in shock in the trench as I realized just how much suffering I caused, as evident from their blood-curdling screams. My SL screams out "Sniper! Get Down!" just as I fall to the ground after seeing the sniper's scope glint. I fell down staring into the eyes of a charred Jap with embers still going on his peeling skin. I left the game and went to sleep. That night, I had nightmares of the event previously described. I woke up sweating and still haven't picked up that class since that night.

10/10 would get PTSD for a night again
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: 7 June
Red Orchestra 2 is a fantastic fps game.

Like few others, it walks the dangerous tightrope between realism and arcadey fun.
The high respawn rate and massive waves means that the game is not as tense as games like 'Insurgency' but is much much faster-paced.
It can be frustrating in early playthroughs as you die very quickly - especially to unseen enemies - but slowly, you can learn ways of keeping yourself safe from enemy fire.

The class system works best when there are large teams with players filling each role. Most players are riflemen, restricted to their humble bolt-action rifle and explosive grenades. It can be very tempting to move to classes with cooler toys but these often come with more responsibilities like commanding squads, spotting enemies, calling in artillery and mortar fire, and laying smoke. This reflects the real-life structure of these armies and is a more subtle counterpart to Overwatch or TF2 style class system.

Maps have wide degrees of variety and encourage all sorts of game play. There are many avenues for attack and defense and, within a single map, change from wide open spaces to dense city streets or even firefights within single large buildings such as the grain elevator. They also eschew the tendency for drab greyness, and manage to create realism with a bright colour palette from time to time, especially in rising storm.

If you:
- enjoy military realism
- want fast-paced tactical team action
- have patience for challenging mechanics
- enjoy the feeling of being in a large scale battle
BUY THIS GAME
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
155.8 hrs on record
Posted: 7 June
Hands down. Best shooter I have ever played. Why can't more games follow this model??
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
65.7 hrs on record
Posted: 6 June
Best world war 2 game i have ever played. Realism is hard to find, let alone be this perfect of a shooter as well.
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