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Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 review

The toughest shooter you'll ever love

Clambering inside one of the superbly-detailed armor units in Red Orchestra illustrates how team-play is built into the game. Commanding a German Tiger tank is a three-person affair, with gunner, driver and commander; tanks require close communication between all members of the crew, or those claustrophobic cannons quickly become coffins.

Thankfully, when you jump inside your vehicle, there is a vehicle-specific voice-chat channel opened up automatically to make things easier for your crew. Realistic ballistics come into play big time in tanks; you’ll have a hard time notstaringin amazementas white-hot rounds get lobbed downrange. Fired incorrectly, glancing shots will carom off your enemy’s hull and bounce off - wrecking something else nearby - causing many holy-crap-did-you-see-that moments.

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DescriptionHow does a World War II shooter rise above the crowd? Hyper-realistic game mechanics and superb teamplay make Red Orchestra a standout.
US censor ratingMature
Release date14 March 2006 (US), 14 March 2006 (UK)