Red Orchestra: Ostfront ’44-’45, a game from Tripwire Interactive, never gets the level of attention it deserves, and that is probably because it is only available for purchase via Steam. Red Orchestra: Ostfront ’44-’45 is one of the most authentic World War II shooters that there has ever been, mainly because of the weapon characteristics and tactics involved in the gameplay. This game is multiplayer-only and delivers some intense fire-fights involving both infantry and vehicles, including half-tracks, tanks, and motorbikes, on well thought-out maps that are both realistic and vast.
What makes this game so different from other first person shooters is that if you are hit by a single bullet in a critical area of your soldier’s body, you’re down, and if you get hit in an extremity, then you will bleed out and eventually fall if you’re not treated. So, as you can probably guess, you can’t go running in to enemy fire without your head screwed on; there must be some tactics involved!
You can read more about Red Orchestra: Ostfront ’44-’45 here.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, which is currently in development, is going to take everything good about Ostfront ’44-’45, and better it, and so far it is looking fantastic. Below is a YouTube video which gives some idea of what Heroes of Stalingrad is going to look like. Watch and you’ll understand what I mean when I say it appears to be fantastic.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad will be released on August 30, 2011.