Raid: World War II

Lion game Lion, Starbreeze Publishing

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
43
Top Critic Average
5%
Critics Recommend
Based on 21 critic reviews
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Raid: World War II

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

43

Top Critic Average

5%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 10, 2017
Xbox OneOct 10, 2017
PCSep 26, 2017

Developer: Lion game Lion

Publisher: Starbreeze Publishing

Genres: Action, First-Person Shooter

RAID: World War II is an adrenaline-fueled four-player co-op shooter set during the time when the German war machine was still going strong. Four prisoners of war have been freed by Mrs. White and given a chance to redeem themselves. Their objective? By any means necessary stop the Germans and help end the war. Their reward? The chance to steal anything they find.

Take on the role as one of the four misfit members of the RAID gang, Sterling, Rivet, Kurgan or Wolfgang. Shoot and blast your way through Europe using different classes and skills. Customize your weapons using authentic weapon modifications.

Your point of contact throughout the war will be Control (portrayed by legendary actor John Cleese). He will send you and the RAID gang on daring missions to execute objective-based raids in iconic locations set across a war-torn Europe.

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IGN

5 / 10.0
IGN

Overall, I really like the theme and setting of RAID: WWII, especially considering its irreverent tone that evokes memories of Inglorious Basterds. But even though I'm a sucker for all things WWII, the bullet-spongy enemies, lackluster unlocks and customization, and poor mission variety don't excite me enough to want to play beyond a few rounds. And while it's putting the cart before the horse, without a strong community of users to drop into a raid with, there's even less reason to stick it to Nazi Germany in this particular instance. Very little in RAID: WWII is absurdly broken or flawed, but its mediocrity makes it a missed opportunity to create a highly replayable co-op game within the WWII shooter genre.

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Game Informer

4 / 10.0
Game Informer

The missions are designed with replayability in mind, but the game needs a serious overhaul in A.I. and controls to justify spending more time with it

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Polygon

3.5 / 10.0
Polygon

Raid: World War II disappoints on all levels. It's not that one thing in particular is badly broken; it's that so many aspects of the game are clumsy or incomplete. It made playing the game a chore, even in its best moments. Sometimes a terrible movie or game will still have things that make it enjoyable — hilariously cheesy dialogue or over-the-top action that I end up liking in spite of the low budget or poor production values. With Raid, there's just nothing here for me, and I can't imagine there being much here for anyone else.

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TheSixthAxis

3 / 10
Jim Hargreaves

It's a shame how RAID turned out, really. Although it arguably came out of nowhere, it's usually games with little to no initial fanfare that can come swooping in to reenergise a gaming genre – just look at the rampant success of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Still, Lion Game Lion shouldn't be disheartened. There's still a chance to turn RAID into something great, but it's going to take a long, long time for that to happen.

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