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RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open-world RPG elements.

In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.

The open world approach lets you define your own path and story in the campaign. Push back the enemy with your comrades or go deep behind enemy lines to sabotage their efforts and loot valuable items.

As you gain experience, you are promoted with higher command over soldiers and equipment. Call in artillery fire missions or paratrooper reinforcements when the situation gets tight! Use your squad to man armed boats, tanks and APC's, or, become the expert lone wolf you always aspired to be - it's up to you!KEY FEATURES
  • hundreds of locations to explore from trenches to towns, deserts to snowy valleys
  • emergent AI that will question if you're as smart as you think you are
  • realistic cover system
  • dozens of different weapons, support and cover items, radio calls, vehicles
  • side objectives to keep you busy: destroy radio towers and other assets, steal cargo trucks, rescue prisoners
  • 40+ multiplayer support, dedicated servers, coop, PvP, PvPvE
  • speech bubbles!
  • deaths and fails, a lot of them, including your own!
  • ...and of course, mods!

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Osumia Games
Osumia Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6600, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
  • OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

System requirements for Linux

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6800, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM - please note that the game is not playable with ATI/AMD proprietary drivers!
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
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RUNNING WITH RIFLES reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The best Top Down Shooter! Singleplayer: A bit stupid at First, because you are still very low in Rank and therefore your own Squad is very small. And without a Squad, one of the Tanks brings little without a crew. 2-3 Maps (Level) but great! Multiplayer: As in Single-player, you don't have a Squad in the Beginning until you rise in rank, but the Online Players fix the Problem of missing Crew in Vehicles and are often even better ... Unfortunately, not always:/ If you have a Squad, you can give it orders in both Single-player and Multiplayer. You can also request artillery and Mortar Fire/Paratroopers/various Vehicles by radio. Updates: The Game is often expanded, with not really big Updates, And therefore often offers new Weapons, items, Vehicles and Maps. In Addition, there are many funny Items and many Items with funny Names, such as the Lona Misa or the unreleased Justin Beerbar CD (No Joke:D) AND! The Soundtrack is the hottest Sh * * ß anyway! 10/10
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"Keep Your Head down Soldier – You'll need it!" This Game is a really great Top-Down-tactics shooter. Both the Multiplayer and the Individual Player have it in them and the entire Game only sprays so full of wit, Sophistication and Entitlement-in itself and to the Player. The Game has an almost cute comic graphic and reminds me of certain Cell-shader games. That's the only thing cute about the Game, though. The Rest is War, shaped from what made the "Battlefield" franchise a Legend. Lots of Weapons, Good Cards, Vehicles, Boats, Spawnpoints and especially Teamplay and many Opponents. You start as someone and die as someone. In fact, after each Death you play another Soldier, only you keep your Level. You can rearm yourself at Weapons chambers, or grab what the Enemy left with cold Hands. With increasing Rank you win through XP (Kill, Support, see, Special Missions during combat), You get more and more bot soldiers into your little Squad. The more friendly Units buzz around you, the better for you. Protection, Firepower, the Possibility to take Spawn Points and of course someone has to drive the Tank while you shoot! This is, of course, a bit more convenient in Multiplayer, but not so easier! In the End, it's all about brushing the Enemy off the Map and taking all spawn points, which can also drag on for several Hours when the Teams are balanced! The Game Mechanics are nothing new (see Battlefield), but the Implementation, the Wit and the Acrebie is to be highlighted. With freely positionable Mortar Positions, Sandbag Baricads, MG & Anti-tank Positions, you are well equipped. Three different Parties (Ammis, Germans and Russians) each with their own Weapons and Vehicles make the Whole thing really interesting. Special Equipment a lá Police Shields & Ghilli Suits make the Equipment round in the End. As a little Gimmick comes the Wit of the Bots Chatting among themselves and the willed Resemblance of the Cards to old-fashioned Battlefield 2 cards. Did I mention the Day-night change on the cards during the Game? :) Finally, the Programmers continue to develop the Game and continue to pack Game Content, which makes for an ongoing Game fun. Unconditional Purchase recommendation from me when you stand on the Teamplay of the "old" and legendary Battlefield Parts 1942, Vietnam, 2 and 2142 and prefer a sophisticated Game mechanic to a Graphic Blender!
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