Focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad and surrounding operations, Heroes of Stalingrad allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. For the first time ever in a first person shooter gamers will be able to experience WWII from the Axis side in a German single player campaign. As always with the Red Orchestra franchise, Tripwire will aim to deliver unrivalled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multi-player, co-op and solo modes.
Red Orchestra 2 is an amazing game. It will never beat RO1 IMO, but it is pretty fun to play, whether you're in a building, hiding away from the unforgiving artillery, or charging into a trench, bayonet ready to kill, it's a very original experience that most of the generic shooters of today will never compete to. There are many flaws in this game however, bad optimization, buggy cover system, and the stat system is a complete train wreck, along with the singleplayer being completely unplayable due to the braindead AI. Though when playing multiplayer, it's an unforgettable experience and it is definitely worth a try, by the time some of you are reading this, these bugs may have been sorted out completely. And thank you Tripwire, for making an incredible game and not charging ANY money for DLC.
RO2 is a really nice update to RO Ostfront. Sadly, upon its release it was a disaster. Although this did and does not bug me this game is not as great as its predecessor. The game isn't quite as harsh as I would have liked. Some things have been simplified in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience. For instance, all bolt action rifles have automatic bolting by default. This left me fairly disgruntled. For a while there weren't as many maps as I would have liked and it took a while for community ones to be integrated. All in all though the game is solid, and the updated visuals are nice.