Posts Tagged ‘Red Orchestra 2’

Red Orchestra 2 Free Weekend, Map Splendour, OSX

By Jim Rossignol on April 5th, 2013.


It’s magical double-news time for splendid World War II multiplayer (because World War II was totally multiplayer) shooter Red Orchestra 2, with the appearance of new (although actually mostly old) maps via their big mapping competition, and a free weekend on the Steams. Relatedly, these event coincide with news of the arrival of the original game, Ostfront 41-45, on non-windows based operating system for rich people, OSX. The new maps are from the Counterattack contest, and include Winterwald (overall winner, and snowy place), Arad 2 Tanks (which is the Red Orchestra map delivered unto RO2 for tank-war), Rakowice (also a Red Orchestra map, with Russians attacking an airfield), and Stalingrad Kessel (a user-made Red Orchestra map). And all that should amount to more places to make men meet their maker. As in God, not map maker. That would be weird.

Anyway! There’s a video of the new maps below.
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Tripping Up: Free Red Orchestra 2 And Killing Floor Things

By Jim Rossignol on December 14th, 2012.


Tripwire are having a busy weekend, with the announcement of Killing Floor’s now-traditional Christmas spectacular, and a free weekend on Steam for Red Orchestra 2. This Christmas’ Killing Floor event is IN SPAAAACE, which puts robots and Evil Santa on the moon (a free map with Christmas-themed baddies). Could anything be more festive? Watch the trailer below, and decide for yourself.

R’ochestra meanwhile is free from now until Monday. It’s a fantastic, rumpled bastard of a game. Worth a few squeezes of the mouse button.
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First Impressions: Red Orchestra 2

By Jim Rossignol on September 6th, 2011.

Dead. All dead.
There’s a grim danger with multiplayer shooters. The danger is that if they’re any good, I’ll lose a year’s worth of productivity. This is becoming a genuine concern as I played through more rounds of Red Orchestra 2, Tripwire’s shiny sequel to the super-bleak World War II shooter. It’s a little less brutal and minimal than its parent, of course, because it’s a more friendly commercial release. But the horror remains. And it is brilliant.
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Trombone: Red Orchestra 2 Slips Two Weeks

By John Walker on August 8th, 2011.

Careful, it's slippery!

Gosh, in the long gap since the last time any games were released I’d quite forgotten the ordeal of Autumnal slippage. (Those outside of the UK may not be aware that Autumn now stretches from May to November on this isle.) These long wet days leave the ground treacherous for games trying to stay on their feet. The latest project to need just a couple more weeks to get ready is Red Orchestra 2. Originally set for the 30th this month, it’s now going to be released on the 13th September. Tripwire explain that they needed another couple of weeks to add extra polish.

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