Raid: World War II
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Despite a promising World War II setting where you're encouraged to steal from Hitler, the real thieves turn out to be the developers for designing a time and money wasting jaunt
Raid: World War II is disappointing on almost every level. Playing the game is a chore, and many of the core ideas are either clumsy or poorly executed. Even with the clever premise, your time is much better spent elsewhere.
That's pretty much it for Raid: World War II. You get a list filled with some missions and you level up slowly to unlock upgrades for your characters as well as new weapons. The process felt incredibly slow and you'll probably be burned out after a couple of hours — if you were ever actually planning on playing this game, that is. I'd like to think the game can be made better through updates but I'm afraid Raid: World War II will probably be forgotten about and abandoned pretty quickly. If you're itching to kill some Nazis this holiday season, stick to Wolfenstein 2: The New Order or Call of Duty: WWII instead.
RAID World War II feels broken. Nothing really seems to work, and everything that is in it looks like it has seen better days. The developers have a lot of work that they need to action in order to fix this game, or at least make more of it work before asking for people to fork over some cash!
RAID: World War II is a tale of two games. On one hand, I really like the world that the game exists in and the character it tries to infuse into it, as well as the large maps to explore and learn. On the other hand, the game is lacking an online community, which this type of game really needs. Couple that with the dated look of the game, and I think the title misses the mark.
RAID: World War II must be some kind of pre-alpha build that accidentally appeared on Sony's servers. Do not touch this.
Review in Polish | Read full review
RAID: World War II is an FPS that gives the impression of looking like a beta and not a complete game. Although the idea is good it loses personality everywhere. Graphically it is a very old-fashioned game, with alarming drops of frames and a null AI. As a positive thing, we want to mention the scenes with real actors.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
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.
If you're looking for a title with similar features, then just buy Payday 2 instead: a game that has already been optimized, perfected, and is certainly more fun than this one.
Review in Italian | Read full review
RAID: World War II disappoints in every aspect that could make it fun to play or at least a different theming of Payday. The lack of polishing on the technical side prevents the game from becoming playable and never allows the player to take advantage of the available content, even with their friends, which makes it a frustrating experience.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review