Red Orchestra battles for free

Free trial for Battlefield-esque first-person shooter goes into effect August 2-7; full version of game downloadable through Steam.

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It isn't too easy to recruit soldiers for war, as the whole "almost certain death" thing is a turnoff. As for recruiting war gamers, simply offer the experience for free and watch the platoons balloon. Tripwire Interactive today announced that its PC team-based first-person shooter, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, will be playable for free from August 2-7. Gamers will be able to download the full version of the game through Steam, Valve's digital download service. After the trial expires, Red Orchestra will return to its regular price of $24.99.

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SandeR2_NL
SandeR2_NL

The gameplay is nice but the graphics with UT engine just s*ck :(

SandeR2_NL
SandeR2_NL

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duriensbain
duriensbain

this game isnt really a game at all, it's a test of your ability to travel through time! when you arrive your cought up in WW II ! there is no escapeing your fate. everything in this game is here to allow you to engage in urban warefare, and to climb into a 30- 70 ton steel behemoth that will belch hells fire and travel at 30 mph ! the terrain varies from 5 city blocks of house to house fighting, to miles wide arenas filled with only terrifying beasts which can blast a hole in the side of your land cruiser at 1\2 mile away. you will fight and you will die! for the Fatherland, or for mother russia!, battlefield 2 is sugar coated violence compared to the real thing! there have been several patches , all aimed at creating a more realistic dog fight. no bunny hopping here ! try it if you dare, its as real as they can make it ! combat by the seat of your pants no bull!

Isolocis
Isolocis

Oh crap... I have to upgrade my computer soon. This is certainly a opportunity that I should not miss.

MrOpinionated
MrOpinionated

Red Orchestra rocks. Infantry combat takes a while to get use to. Infantry combat is a bit hard at first, but once you figure out the weapons, its pretty fun. Tank combat is awesome. You NEED 2 people to operate a tank. One to drive and one to fire the main gun. I like how tank shells ricochet off the vehicles and explode on nearby ground with the potential of kill soldiers!

flatline711
flatline711

darkfox101 NOOOOOOOOOO ill be moving with no net! I LOVE THIS AS MUCH AS DOD SORUCE ARHHHH stupid valve if u love it so much y not just pay for the full game? wow whats with the stupid ppl today

runstalker
runstalker

Quote - "Why not just play the original free mod itself?" 'Cause this RO is retail-grade, the result of 8 months of gameplay tweaking, all-new art, and new maps. And to the guy who said it's 'hardcore', seriously. The flow of gameplay is way different from the usual WW2 FPS. I'm not completely sold on it (I prefer power fluff like BF 2) but I have friends who swear by this game.

blackleech
blackleech

Why not just play the original free mod itself?

darkfox101
darkfox101

NOOOOOOOOOO ill be moving with no net! I LOVE THIS AS MUCH AS DOD SORUCE ARHHHH stupid valve

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

aww man i really want it but im gonna be on vacation during that time

flatline711
flatline711

WWIIWarrior SO this is just a trail or a free giveaway? can u not read? its pretty much stated in the article

Edward1211
Edward1211

i think dod source is a better ww2 game

Lisandro_v22
Lisandro_v22

I can´t play that game in my comp it´ll probabily be too big and my pc it´s a %(/& (&/ (/"$%(& it´s that sistem going to be in the xb

SB_Arro
SB_Arro

For those of you whom are used to bunny hopping-1337-headshotzorz-pwnage and want to try this game out...you better go buy some KY.

zeroroach
zeroroach

Awwww...my compy is going to be in storage then. Dammit!

WWIIWarrior
WWIIWarrior

SO this is just a trail or a free giveaway?

slow-pc
slow-pc

Very nice , wanted to check it out myself and now I will.

i_hate_pants
i_hate_pants

red rochestra is a great ww2 sim shooter. ONLY FOR THE HARDCORE!

s0ck69
s0ck69

i really hope valve bring the whole steam download service to xbox live it woyuld seem to make sense and we all know bigger harddrives are on the way