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Rising Storm Review

By BwwDtt | 19 October 2020
Average: 5.5 (2 votes)

Rising Storm is a hardcore action shooter in Red Orchestra series developed by Tripwire Interactive.

  • Multiplayer combat in Battle of the Pacific
  • Asymmetric game modes
  • Support for Full Mod SDK and Steam Workshop
  • Realistic Weapons of the World War II

Rising Storm Gameplay

Rising Storm is the game in the Red Orchestra franchise, which has hardcore gameplay, innovative features and realistic sound and graphics of Rising Storm, which will take place in the Pacific Theater. This part of the game received even more features, new levels, weapons and factions. The game will allow players to join one of the sites of the famous 1944-1945 campaigns when the US Army and Marines fight the Imperial Japanese Army on the ground and sea. Players will experience attacks on the beach, jungle battles, melee fights and fierce combat of Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Saipan. The player can take part in fighting online in multiplayer mode on servers with 64 players.

Rising Storm introduces an entirely new type of gameplay for the Red Orchestra franchise — asymmetric warfare. The Americans have a clear advantage in firing power with their fast semi-automatic rifles, fully automatic weapons and a powerful firearm; the Japanese fighters have access to gameplay elements that show their raw courage, ferocity and unique combat skills. Both sides can use grenades and other throwable weapons, which can be planted and turned into the traps for careless players. The Japanese soldiers have set up a vast stockpile in close combat, with bayonets on almost all weapons including machine guns and SMGs. Their charge suppresses the enemy, making it difficult for them to return fire and allowing them to use their bayonets and katanas in melee combat with opponents.

As for the scenery and its role in the overall picture, there are differences from the previous game. Battles in Rising Storm take place on six huge maps, mostly in areas dotted with palm trees, where you can sometimes see nothing during the day because of thick smoke, and at night you can't hide because of ubiquitous spotlights. No more tricky manoeuvres in the narrow city streets, you have to take risks; otherwise, you will be shot when you decide to look carefully out of the trench.

However, Rising Storm is a game where you have to analyse your actions carefully. You can learn all the features of Rising Storm only experimenting with the mechanics and training your skills. In Red Orchestra, opponents need to be searched out: the uniform merges with the surroundings, so if the enemy is not moving and is far away, you will have to start looking for a hidden creep with a magnifying glass. The opportunities for tactics is excellent: you can climb the cliffs to observe the battlefield from the top or lie down on the high ground with a large-calibre sniper rifle. You can ignore the enemies and shooting to stay hidden to capture the points easily.

Rising Storm System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics Card: 256 MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX or better ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT or better
  • CPU: Dual Core 2.3 GHz or better
  • File Size: 23 GB free hard drive space
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 3 GB
  • Graphics Card: 512 MB SM 3.0 DX9 Compliant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or better ATI Radeon HD 5750 or better
  • CPU: Quad Core 2.6 GHz or better
  • File Size: 23 GB free hard drive space
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7