Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Reviews
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam hits a sweet spot between realism, fun, and required teamwork that few games do.
They say war is hell, but Rising Storm 2: Vietnam manages to make it something you’ll want to experience again and again.
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam may not be a game for everyone but I can see how deep an enthusiast could dig into the foxhole if they can survive the brutal bombardment that is the learning curve. Tie up your boots and give the game 20, 30, even 40 hours, and perhaps you'll graduate and have a very rewarding time.
Everything from the men whimpering as they bleed out to the artillery shells deafening you for a short while continuously put me on edge
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a must have for tactical shooter fans. Tripwire‘s latest release strikes a perfect balance between realism and fun, forcing players to work together thanks to its excellent squad mechanics and unforgiving gameplay. It’s definitely not a game for everyone, but those of us who enjoy working with others to achieve our objectives will keep coming back to it for years to come.
Rough edges and thin map selection aside, Rising Storm 2 offers up an intense and immersive recreation of the Vietnam War that will thrill, terrify and occasionally infuriate anyone brave or patient enough to get past its initially steep learning curve.
1960’s music blaring – check. Helicopters – check. 64 player US versus Vietnamese matches on a variety of interesting and unique maps – CHECK.
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a unique and brutally realistic multiplayer shooter meant to showcase the ugliness and unpredictability of a notorious war. Although it may cause monitor-smashing rage quitting at times and won't win any awards for eye candy, there's nothing else out there that provides a more nuanced, visceral, and intense jungle or urban fighting experience. At only $25, it's tough to turn it down. And hey, who doesn't enjoy some Creedence Clearwater Revival?
Rising Storm 2 is next up in the Red Orchestra series, bringing the fight into Vietnam. With this I want to clarify that this is not a brand new installment in the franchise but more like a standalone expansion pack. It brings period weapons, equipment and vehicles into a Red Orchestra setting. Rising Storm 2 features 2 factions with 2 sub groups in each, the USMC, US Army, NVA, and Viet Cong forces. With the amount of factions, I did expect a few more gear options, here I found a small lack in gearing choices. I would have liked a few more weapons and choices here. The game also offers you cosmetic choices in the form of clothing options, camo, helmets, tattoos and more. This adds a nice touch and can create some awesome looking squads and teams.
Improved maps, asymmetrical warfare and a smoother multiplayer experience makes Rising Storm 2: Vietnam a noteworthy addition to the franchise.
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It's not the most polished shooter but it does shine in all the right places, and it builds on the huge potential of Red Orchestra, which I loved. There are very few games that can match the feeling you get when you watch an artillery strike destroy a treeline and push up with your squad mates under the cover of smoke and deafening explosions. If you're after a slower-paced shooter with tactical combat and tense moments, then it's time to enlist.
A fiery test of awareness, speed and accuracy which upholds the series' devotion to teamwork and authenticity, but doesn't nail the asymmetry of modern era combat.
If you can get your head around the concept that you are just a regular soldier… then you'll find an incredibly unique experience in Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam manages to carve itself a place in an already flourishing genre, all thanks to the semi-simulation war combat.
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam gets rid of WW2's single shot rifles in favor of modern automatic weapons. The gritty battles of 64 players, artillery and helicopters, where teamwork is the key, are brimming with atmosphere.
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and at the end, I must say that RS2V is exactly the game that all the fans of the Vietnam battle were waiting for. Its weird gameplay style may not attract you at first and you may think that it is a rip off of all the other games that's been released in the past but eventually, you will realize that not only RS2V has its own unique style but it doesn't even have to copy from other games. Keep in mind that RS2V's price is less than the other similar games. Playing this game is highly recommended. Go buy RS2V right now!
Review in Persian | Read full review
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is an intense shooter that stresses teamwork over running-and-gunning. The chaos on the battlefield truly shows you what it's like to be under fire.