I can admit to being a bit of a Tripwire fanboy. I constantly refer to the original Red Orchestra as one of the more underrated multiplayer shooters and thoroughly enjoyed Killing Floor with its low budget charm. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad promises a bigger and better RO experience that everyone can get in on the ground floor. RO sets itself apart from other modern or WWII shooters in that a lot of the arcade like elements that players love to abuse especially in games like CoD are not even a consideration in RO. RO prides itself on a more realistic, balanced approach which may not be for everyone — but if you find your game play experience frustrating in today’s shooters due to “cheap” game features and gimmicks, RO2 might be what you’re looking for.
The good news here is that RO2 is available for pre-order at 10% off, although you can make that 20% if you own the original RO in your Steam library. Release date is set at August 30th. I am looking forward to this one. Check it out on Steam, here.