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 (16) - 93% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,972) - 87% of the 4,972 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 2, 2015

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January 12

1.70.3 update released!

Hello Runners!

Here comes the first update of 2019!
Not awfully much new and mainly balancing changes and some fixes!

Changelogs v1.70.3:

  • maps: fixed a few collision and pathing issues of ruins buildings
  • maps: added a stair between junkyard and TV station in Rattlesnake Crescent, to have a more direct path option
  • fix: removed unused animations in mortar weapons to clear warnings in the logs
  • vehicles: the ATV has the backseat passenger now turned by 180°. Driver now sits more upright
  • vehicles: fixed non-collideable vehicle respawn handling
  • vehicles: added collision damage for Machinegun, Minigun and Grenade Launcher deployables
  • vehicles: deployable sandbags are now easier destroyable on vehicle collision. Before only heavy vehicles could destroy them on collision
  • AI: made AI squadmate stay sitting in an additional seat in a multiseat stationary weapon
  • localization: fixed some typos

Changelogs v1.70.3 (PACIFIC DLC):

  • weapons: Type 99 "Hi-Grade" Rifle added - an elite version fitted with a monopod, anti-air sights, a bolt-cover, bayonet, and a quality wood furnish. The bolt action cycles very fast and accuracy is exceptional
  • gameplay: Veteran Difficulty now enables true Field of View for extreme challenge. You can set up a "Custom" campaign with similar values to Veteran if you wish to avoid it
  • gameplay: added Player Survivability Boost to Easy (+50%) and Hard (+20%). xp and rp modifiers also tweaked
  • gameplay: flatlined all weapon XP requirements to max at 10,000xp. Raised commonness of some of the super-rare guns. This will make these guns more accessible for single-run playthroughs (does not affect online Invasion)
  • single player: adjusted the Banzai Vest worn by AI soldiers to take damage much more reliably. Pacific Invasion remains unchanged
  • items: adjusted weight of most vests so there is more room for picking up loot when carrying reserve vests in your backpack
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December 31, 2018

Happy New Year 2019 fellow Runners!

Greeting Runners!

First of all...

Year 2018 in review:

2018 is coming to an end and it has been another good year for Osumia Games. The RUNNING WITH RIFLES family has grown by another 280.000 members this year with 20.000 sales coming alone from the Pacific DLC! In 2018 we worked hard on the huge 1.70 update, also known as the "usability update" which took us a while to finish and we wanted to release all its new content in one patch. The long wait was worth it and the result proved to be very helpful, especially for new players. This new "tutorial" approach in the form of journal notes with images teaches you about events you encounter during your campaign, which should be easier and much more detailed than the former playground tutorial. Prior to that we also reworked the inventory encumbrance mechanics to have a better flexibility and to not lock the player down at snail's pace when carrying only a single weapon in his backpack.

This year we also extended our Chinese server realm in result of the increasing amount of players from the Middle Kingdom.
We also extended the "Man vs. World" mode to a 2-player version for those who prefer sharing this hard challenge with a mate.

Another new approach we started in 2018 was a cooperation with the modding scene in the form of "community boxes". The community worked on new items and we implemented them into the game if they reached a satisfying standard. This went from new combat vehicles to new gear, tons of weapons and some more or less silly items.
The 2 community boxes we released this year in new updates certainly weren't the last ones - hey this is the official starting shot for community box #3! :)

For the PACIFIC DLC throughout 2018 we also published several updates which included a new large-size map, a plethora of new firearms, some balance overhauls, and the addition of new vehicles and soldier types. This includes the more recent "Type 4 Ka-Tsu" - a massive amphibious personnel carrier used by the Japanese navy.

What's next?

For the future of our World War 2 development, we will be prioritizing our work on the upcoming Western-Front themed DLC "EDELWEISS". Some of the content from 'Edel' will be made available within Pacific, and we have some plans as how to make all your stash content and experience points transferable between the two theatres. So if you are a veteran of the Pacific Theatre, you will be able to bring your "Stinger" back to the Western Front to wreak havoc on the German army!

As to EDELWEISS' campaign itself, we have told you it will follow the story of Allied Paratroopers fighting their way across Western Europe. There will also be one unique map that will provide some relief from the Paratrooper missions - that of the assault up Hell's Highway, focusing on heavy armoured warfare. This will be Running with Rifle's first heavily tank-focused map, and will primarily center around usage of Medium Tanks such as the Cromwell and the Panzer IV (though other armour and types of tanks will be available). The fighting on Hell's Highway was all part of an elaborate plan crafted by Allied high-command to rapidly liberate the Netherlands - and arrive on Germany's western border before winter. This plan, known as Operation Market Garden, was ultimately unsuccessful and failed to achieve its objectives. British Paratroopers landed around and attempted to secure the bridge over Arnhem for the main armoured column to pass over; however, they were surrounded by elite German mechanized units and street fighting in the city broke out. The British armoured column attempted to reach and relieve the paratroopers at Arnhem by traveling up what they called "Hell's Highway", but were highly exposed to German ambushes, especially from well camouflaged tanks and anti-tank guns. In the end the relief column was stalled, and the paratroopers at Arnhem eventually surrendered. Arnhem itself would not be liberated until April of 1945. That is not to say the Allied armour did not make great progress; and for the sake of our game, the fate of the attack will be in your hands, though it will be the Axis campaign offering the 'authentic' outcome.

Lastly: yet another teaser as to Edelweiss' progress - showcasing another Medium Tank,
our Panzer IV, AAAAAAACHTUNG!! :)

Don't forget to join our RWR community on Discord if you have questions or want to gather with other Runners.
Feel free to leave us a review on Steam if you like the game, it always motivates us a lot to continue our journey with you guys!

Oh, and without teasing too much, we at Osumia Games also started working on something even BIGGER, but it's still too early to reveal more. Anyway, good times ahead!!

your Osumia Games
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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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