Attention Comrades! For the next 24 hours starting April 23rd, the World War II shooter Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is absolutely free on Steam. Unlike Steam’s previous “Free Weekend” game trials, hitting purchase on RO2 before tomorrow will net you the game for eternity.
A sequel to 2006’s Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, RO2 is one of PC’s leaders in hyper-realistic historical shooters. A shot in the leg means you limp along and a shot in the arm causes your aim to sway and falter. Developed by Tripwire Games, authors of PC cult favorite Killing Floor, the game has received generally favorable reviews since its release in September of 2011. Along with a rich multiplayer population, which will soon be supplemented by throngs of gamers picking up their free copies, Tripwire has released the SDK for the game allowing a huge modding community to emerge. Popular mods bring the game into a World War I theatre all the way up to a Vietnam scenario.
After sometime tomorrow, Red Orchestra 2 will likely return to its normal price of $9.99. Still a steal for a game with such rich content, though I’m sure many gamers would rather the low, low price of free. Keep in mind, comrades, that this is no Call of Duty. Your run-and-gun antics will quickly net you a face full of bloody snow.
You can check it out on the steam store here.