Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

  • Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
74
Based on 26 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Mostly authentic look at infantry combat in WWII.
  • Extremely challenging, due to realistic modeling of damage and cover.
  • Atmospheric, well-designed maps.

Cons:

  • Singleplayer campaigns afflicted with terrible AI.
  • Has a very steep learning curve for new players.

Expert reviews and ratings

By New Game Network on 85

Imagine this scenario. You and a handful of fellow soldiers are hunkered down behind a ruined and overturned trolley in the middle of a large, crater-filled town square. Your objective is a massive, bombed out apartment complex 100 yards away. Well...

By PC Gamer on 78

Satisfying, suspenseful multiplayer is more than the sum of its parts, but marred by bugs. Ignore the awful...

By Gaming Nexus on 77

Someday in the distant future, a doctoral student in anthropology will write a thesis on the topic of war on the planet Earth based on the only research materials still available: the National Archive of Video Games. His inarguable conclusion will be...

By itreviews.com on 60

In an age of glossy 'modern' first-person shooters, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a rougher, tougher, frequently exhilarating version of wargaming that is let down mostly by technical failings and problems with identifying the enemy....

By GameSpot on

Death comes early and often in this extremely challenging and realistic tactical...

By Dev Hardware on

TOOLS YOU CAN USE advertisementDo you enjoy war-based first-person shooters? Would you like to play in a realistic setting? Are you looking for a challenging game that makes you work for every kill? Then Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad might be...

By Fusion Mods on 80

Developer: Tripwire InteractivePublisher: Tripwire InteractivePlatform: PC Price: $39.99Red Orchestra 2 is a WW2 FPS. Now'a days it almost feels like modern war games have the same stigma that WW2 games were having just a couple years ago, in that...

By NowGamer on 83

Red Orchestra 2's biggest selling point is simply the fact that it offers something different in a world of identikit FPS games, though mostly for its multiplayer.More Articles >>>...

By Gamers Daily News on 50

Before you buy the game, wait to see what Tripwire does about the stats issue. After that, you should probably wait for a Steam sale. Honestly, I only see myself playing this game if I am at a LAN and everyone else...

By GameZone on 90

Realism and attention to detail are the name of the game here – the example that may seem small to some: the interiors of the tanks were painstakingly replicated, to the point where the developers only had time to include 2 in the game. Developer...

By PC Advisor on 80

Punishingly hard to learn, especially for newcomers, but once you've made your peace with that you'll find that Red Orchestra 2 has outstanding atmosphere and realism paired with absorbing and dramatic gameplay....

By Neoseeker on 70

Red Orchestra, for those new, is a World War II-themed PC FPS series that started way back in 2004 with the mod Red Orchestra: Combined Arms. After winning the 'Make Something Unreal' contest, the modders went on to form Tripwire Interactive and...

By GamePro on 80

An engrossing and dramatic historical shooter, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a rewarding, if brutally punishing, FPS experience.I have a friend manning a heavy machine gun next to a ticket booth for some vanished fairground, surrounded by...

By ign.com on 80

Death is fast and frequent in Red Orchestra 2. Tripwire's World War II shooter distances itself from the rest of the genre with a realistic style of gameplay set in gigantic, detailed maps. The single-player component is a waste of time thanks to...

By Destructoid on 80

World War II has never been this interesting. Five years ago, most gamers where tired of seeing WWII games, and now the cool kids are playing modern warfare shooters. If you're sick of the current trend in this genre, and want something that's a...

By Atomic MPC on 72

There’s a brilliant game here – but perhaps not just...

By Strategy Informer on 80

Remember the days when the World War II shooter was king? It was the best of times set in the worst of times, a simpler time when I could sleep easily at night knowing that the thousands upon thousands of virtual murders I committed were all justified...

By GameSpy on 90

Pros: Truly innovative, amazing player control scheme, stunning authenticity, the thinking person's shooter, mod support, stellar audio visual presentation

Cons: Very buggy at launch, not enough tools to facilitate teamwork, only 10 maps

By Cheat Code Central on 68

It's hard not to feel conflicted about Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. It is obviously a labor of love for developer Tripwire, and it contains plenty of great ideas that few other games have tried. Both of these attributes are rare in modern...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 80

Nachdem der Erstling als einer der anspruchsvollsten Genrevertreter treue Fans finden konnte, will der zweite Teil diesen Erfolg nun fortführen....