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Reminder: Enemy Front out next week, it's actually decent


Check out the multiplayer trailer too
Jun 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Pretty sure I'm the only person in this industry that's talking up Enemy Front. Is it going to be a mindblowing revolutionary first-person shooter? No, not really. Is it going to be pretty fun? Yeah, I think so at least. But...
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Company of Heroes 2

Watch the US Forces in action in Company of Heroes 2 DLC


The Western Front Armies pack will contain US and German forces
Jun 02
// Alasdair Duncan
It's been almost a year since the release of Company of Heroes 2 and now we've got a trailer for the first DLC content for Relic's WWII RTS title. There are two new factions included, the US Forces (which you can see in the ...
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Get a taste of Enemy Front's stealth combat


Far Cry 3 meets World War II
May 18
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Enemy Front is the upcoming World War II shooter that feels a whole lot like Far Cry 3. That's a good thing! For one, it's nice to go back to a World War II shooter. It's even nicer when it's just not a straight up mindless ...

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Free Red Orchestra 2

Download Red Orchestra 2 on Steam for free


One of the finest WWII shooters
Apr 22
// Jordan Devore
Tripwire Interactive has given the heads up that its multiplayer World War II shooter Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad will be free to download -- and keep forever! -- as part of a 24-hour deal on Steam, starting tomorro...

Enemy Front is a fresh approach to World War II shooters

Jan 30 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Enemy Front (PC [previewed], PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)Developer: CI GamesPublisher: CI GamesRelease date: June 2014 Enemy Front has you playing as a resistance fighter, traveling to different parts of Europe over the course of the game. From the Warsaw Uprising, taking out a factory in Norway, sabotaging rockets in Germany, to joining the resistance in France -- expect to see various locations over the course of the 12 missions. You can also expect to see some lovely visuals. CI Games was wise to go with a vibrant color palette instead of the brown and grey like WWII shooters of the past, especially with this being the CryEngine 3 engine. That said I wouldn't say it looks just as good as Far Cry 3 visually, but it comes close. Also I can't believe how garbage these screenshots are that we were sent to go along with our coverage. Trust me when I say the screens don't do the game any justice. From the levels I saw they're wide and open similar to the missions of the Bad Company series. As for the enemy encounters, they'll remind you of Far Cry 3's Outposts that were scattered across the island. You can go in hard, guns blazing, or you can carefully scout the area and stealthily take out enemies one by one. With the levels being fairly open you have many options, like going to a nearby ridge to snipe enemies, or go right into the camp to perform stealth kills as the enemies are out on patrol. Oh I should mention the sniping system from CI Games Sniper: Ghost Warrior series is in Enemy Front. Holding your breath will slow down time, and wind resistance will be a factor when you aim your rifle. Guns blazing can work, but if an enemy is really close to you just one well-placed shot will instantly kill you. If you do get caught -- from letting the enemy dedication meter get completely full or an enemy spotting a body you didn't bother hiding -- all the enemies in the vicinity will hunt you down at your last known location. Eventually they'll stop hunting for you, but their guard will be up so long as they're alive rather than eventually going back to a complete relaxed state. Another level saw me taking on a mass of enemy soldiers with fellow resistance fighters, so there will be at least some levels where you'll be taking on waves of enemies. After that I went to another section of the game where I needed to infiltrate a base. I was doing pretty good quietly making my way through, throwing rocks to distract guards and such, but I got cocky and spotted. Thankfully, there is no fail state for getting caught, but I quickly got swarmed by guards and died. I wasn't expecting to like Enemy Front at all going in and now I'm looking forward to it. The Outpost stuff from Far Cry 3 was one of my favorite things about that game so getting to do that again but this time sneakily stabbing Nazis in the back is enough for me to want to get back into a WWII shooter. There is a multiplayer mode, by the way. It offers three modes with deathmatch, team deathmatch, and a domination-like mode called Freedom Fighter. There's support for up to 12 players and I have know idea what it plays like as CI Games wasn't showing anything off in that regard. Is there a market for World War II shooters this day and age? It's been so long since there was a good one that CI Games may get lucky and capture a good audience here with Enemy Front.
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Think Bad Company 2 mixed with Far Cry 3
Back in 2011 CI Games announced Enemy Front, a World War II shooter that was being worked on by Stuart Black who was the guy responsible for Black. It's funny how over-hyped that game was looking back. Anyway, Black left at s...

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Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2 removed from sale in Russia


Relic's WW2 RTS title also removed from other Eastern European countries
Aug 05
// Alasdair Duncan
Whilst our own Joshua Derocher loved Company of Heroes 2, it has not gone down too well in Russia and Eastern Europe. Polgyon reports that the game's publisher in those regions, 1C-SoftClub, has removed the game from sale, bo...
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Things go boom in the latest Company of Heroes 2 trailer


ACTION MAN!
May 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The latest look at Company of Heroes 2 shows off just how action packed this real time strategy game is. There's action, explosions, and death all around you in the battlefield. There's so much action here that the trailer even says you should check this one out before you play "the next big FPS." Oh, snap! Company of Heroes 2 will be out on June 25 for the PC.
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Company of Heroes 2

Here's your Company of Heroes 2 campaign trailer


RTS sequel will arrive next month, comrade
May 22
// Alasdair Duncan
I'm really grateful that Sega has picked up Company of Heroes 2 after THQ's collapse. The original was a great real-time strategy title, one that I had most of my fun with in multiplayer more than the single-player. This tra...
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Rising Storm

Visit the Pacific theater of war in Rising Storm


From the developers of Red Orchestra 2
Mar 29
// Jason Cabral
Coming from an eclectic team made up of developers from Tripwire Interactive and community modders, Rising Storm is looking to take Red Orchestra's style of World War II combat into the Pacific theater with more guns, explos...
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Company of Heroes 2 teaser trailer is a little unsettling


Jun 28
// Kyle MacGregor
If it isn't broke, don't fix it. That seems to be Relic Entertainment's philosophy with the follow up to the most highly regarded strategy game in all the land. As is natural for a sequel, the Company of Heroes 2 developer h...
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Red Orchestra 2 cuts price in half and adds friend pass


Jun 08
// Joshua Derocher
Red Orchestra 2 recently had a free-to-play weekend, and it was wildly successful. The influx of new players was a good start, but Tripwire has decided to do even more to bring players into the game. Red Orchestra 2 is n...
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In what can only be described as truly serendipitous, City Interactive has just wrapped their first media tour for Enemy Front and it's shaping up to be not half bad. Stuart Black, the brains behind Black and ...

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World War II shooters, World War II SHOOTERS!


May 01
// Jim Sterling
Is it just me, or does the idea of a first-person shooter set in World War II seem really fresh right about now? With the industry being so afraid to touch such a tired concept recently, it seems we've barely seen anybody tou...
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Former IO Interactive devs announce Heroes & Generals


Oct 10
// Maurice Tan
Fun facts: IO Interactive used to be called Reto-Moto and its founding members and some of the core developers left the studio when it was sold to Eidos back in 2004. Now the guys who were responsible for the older Hitman ga...

E3: Nazi killing fun in Brothers in Arms: Furious 4

Jun 12 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Developer: GearboxPublisher: UbisoftTo be released: 2012 Think Bulletstorm and Borderlands crossed with Inglorious Basterds. Furious 4 has that same vibe of Quentin Tarantino's last flick with the gameplay style of Bulletstorm crossed with Borderlands's co-op goodness. Furious 4 isn't set in reality so you'll see lots of crazy things, such as Nazi soldiers flying around with jetpacks. On that note about Tarantino, there's even a narrator that comes on at various points and gives a Grindhouse style of dialogue about what's going on in the moment. Each of the four main characters have different traits and the main one Gearbox focused on was Montana, a large man making use of a chain gun, axe, chainsaw and bear traps. Yes, bear traps. Enemies will actually get stuck in the bear traps making for easy kills. Killing enemies earns you points and those points will be used to upgrade your characters abilities and weapons. One example of an upgrade for Montana is that he can attach grenades to his bear traps. So when the bear trap captures a guy, the grenade will go off a few seconds later. Don't you just love the sadism? Furious 4 is a four-player co-op experience, but if you're lacking enough friends the game will fill the role with AI buddies. For the most part players can simply focus on their own thing, but there will be moments that will require team actions. These team actions slow the game down as you burst into a room and take out unsuspecting Nazis. That's the basic core of Brothers in Arms: Furious 4. It's a crazy ride with crazy weapons with lots of Nazi murdering. This, like many other titles at E3, wasn't playable so I'm hesitant on raising too much praise for the game. But the initial impression is that it's looking really fun and I hope the entire game will be able to keep up the crazy pace that was presented to press. 
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Before diving into just how retarded awesome Furious 4 is, know that Gearbox isn't done with the main Brothers in Arms storyline. They'll be getting back to that series when the time is right, but in the mean time they're going to be telling us a new, over-the-top story with Furious 4. Four specialized soldiers are sent directly into the heart of Germany with one mission: Kill Hitler.

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Robots in WWI: Toy Soldier's 'Invasion' add-on


Aug 23
// Jordan Devore
I'm of the opinion that you can improve just about anything by adding robots. That includes World War I, and taking it one step further, videogames about World War I in which army miniatures duke it out. Videogames like Sign...
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 to have WWII level(s)


Feb 07
// Matthew Razak
We just can't get away from World War II in our war games, can we? According to an ESRB's description, the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is going to begin in World War II and then progress forward in to the modern day a...
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World at War: Zombies App gets a lite version


Jan 26
// Jordan Devore
There's now a demo for Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies (quick, someone make this title stop!) up on the App Store. Excuse me, make that a "lite version" -- gotta abide by Apple's law. Essentially, this is a translation of...
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EA: Saboteur sequel could happen if first one sells


Dec 07
// Jim Sterling
With the death of Pandemic and Electronic Arts not exactly putting its marketing weight behind the thing, a sequel for The Saboteur seems unlikely. Nevertheless, EA has said that a sequel could come ... provided enough people...
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Shock: Treyarch's Call of Duty set in the past again


Dec 03
// Jim Sterling
Treyarch looks set to take the Call of Duty reins again in 2010, having recently posted a job advertisement for the next installment of the ludicrously popular FPS series. The team is looking for a level designer, and has ind...
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EA has not forgotten about the Medal of Honor franchise


Nov 09
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Hey, remember Medal of Honor? It was that other World War II game that people loved so much. The last we heard of the series was in 2007 with Medal of Honor: Airborne and Medal of Honor: Heroes 2. All in all, there were over ...
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Assassin's Creed 3 may take us to World War II


Oct 13
// Jim Sterling
You know what we don't have enough of? World War II games! But wait, don't hang up just yet. Far from talking about making yet another generic Nazi-shooter, Ubisoft has apparently been discussing where to take the Assassin's ...
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How to make your World War II game not suck


Sep 23
// Jim Sterling
World War II games. Everybody's played them, everybody's sick of them. Unless they're very easily pleased. The vast majority of us have stormed the beaches and liberated the cities so many times that we're very much over the ...
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World at War Map Pack 3 surpasses 1 million downloads fast


Aug 22
// Matthew Razak
I don't know if you know this, but Call of Duty is kind of a big deal. You want cold, hard facts to back that up, do you? How about this little bit of knowledge: in one weekend World at War's newest map pack, Map Pack 3, was...
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Ubisoft takes over publishing for Heroes Over Europe


Jul 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Ubisoft has announced that they'll be publishing Heroes Over Europe, the sequel to 2005's Heroes of the Pacific. Heroes Over Europe was originally supposed to be out by now from Atari, but that obviously isn't happening anymo...
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Confirmed: B.J. Blazkowicz still knows how to kill Nazis


Apr 18
// Matthew Razak
If there is one thing you know you will be able to do in a Wolfenstein game it's kill Nazis good and dead. Now the new Wolfenstein heading our way has plenty of fresh and new ways to kill Nazi's dead that usually involve some...
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World at War beta impressions: How does it compare to Call of Duty 4?


Oct 14
// Jordan Devore
With Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare holding its own against the likes of multiplayer juggernaut Halo 3 since it was released almost a year ago, the question on everyone's mind is, undoubtedly, "How does Call of Duty: Wor...
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CoD5 wants to 'redefine' WWII shooters


Jun 13
// Jim Sterling
When the first details of Call of Duty 5: World at War were revealed, there was much talk of the unique new features that were promised (flamethrowers for the win) and just as much chat about the World War II setting. Treyarc...
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New Operation Darkness screenshots show everything but fictional creatures


Apr 20
// Jordan Devore
Alright, I'll admit it -- we're a little late getting these screens for Operation Darkness up. But rather than comment about our tardiness, why not question Atlus for not including any images with werewolves, zombies, or vamp...
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Eidos trademarks Battlestations: Pacific


Dec 29
// Nick Chester
Ships, submarines, aircraft ... oh my! If a recent trademark is any indication, it looks like fans of the World War II-based real-time strategy/action hybrid, Battlestations: Midway, are in for a treat. On December 20, E...

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