Enlisted – Historic warfare on the largest scale
Shooter – The developers that brought you the free to play hit War Thunder just opened the gates to another title that many have hoped for. With the upcoming closed beta test of Enlisted, the scales of war are about to shift once again. Enlisted is the not only long awaited but also free to play infantry addition to the War Thunder universe and we managed to get our hands on it. Here is our war report.
Official Enlisted Trailer
Enlisted is a first-person shooter that is taking place during the second world war. As one of many soldiers, either fighting for the axis or allies, its your job to dominate the battlefield and take over critical objectives in order to win the round. Fight as a normal recruit, a tank commander or even a pilot and make sure that your team takes the victory. Cooperate with others, outsmart and outplay your rivals and tip the scales of war in your favor.
Large scale warfare
Its not surprising that a company like Gaijin, which already made one of the most successful tank simulators, tried to bring the same level of realism to Enlisted. Playing this game for a few hours has made it very clear that they succeeded. It doesn’t even matter if you’re fighting on the shores of the Normandy or on the ravaged countryside of the Russian motherland, the level design is marvelous and allows for non-stop action between the two rival factions. In addition to that it should be noted that more than a hundred players at a time can be on the same warzone.
Authentic weaponry and uniforms
Another detail that Enlisted really picked up on was the implementation of authentic weaponry and uniforms. Wield the iconic Mosin Nagant on the side of the Russian forces or embrace your trust Karabiner 98 and go for those juicy one-taps on other players. Unlike in some other shooters, a hit to the center of the body is usually a death sentence in Enlisted. Its pretty easy to kill and be killed – something that can easily be forgotten in the way other games do portrait wars. The consequence is that Enlisted usually favors a methodical playstyle that rewards squads that strategize, flank and trying to take key objectives on the map. In that regard its pretty safe to say that Enlisted is direct more towards a mature audience that is looking for an authentic world war two shooter and less for an arcadelike run and gun.
Twelve special classes – one for each job
Potentially one of the most interesting features of Enlisted is its class system. As of now you get to choose between twelve different classes, each of those having its own unique perks. While its pretty obvious what a Sniper might do on the battlefield, there are others like the Radio Operator or the Engineer, which should also be part of any team. The aforementioned Radio Operator is needed to call in heavy artillery strikes to level enemy fortifications and allow for your infantry or tanks to push. The engineer on the other hand does actually build most of the fortifications. Sand bags, MG nests and AT guns are only some of the things an engineer can bring to the battlefield.
Features of Enlisted
- Free to play: Just sign up once and you’re good to go. Enlisted is completely free to play.
- Twelve special classes: Choose between twelve different specialist classes and bring a unite set of skills onto the battleground
- Large scale warfare: Fight in epic battles with more than hundred players and try to overpower your foes
- Authentic weaponry and uniforms: Wield the iconic weaponry of the second world war and participate in some of the most known battles of recent history
The Bottom Line
Enlisted is a game that really shows that Gaijin knows has gotten quite a bit of experience when it comes to authentic historical settings. The maps in Enlisted are not only huge but also beautifully rich and really carry the theme of the historical battle with them. Destroyed bunkers and a scarred landscape from nonstop bombardment are just the tip of the iceberg of the details that the developers put in their maps. This is further amplified by the authentic weaponry that ranges from guns, to uniforms and of course also to the depiction and dread that armored vehicles will unleash on the battlefields of Enlisted. One thing became pretty clear to us: With Enlisted you’re getting a world war two shooter that easily tops the quality of some of the most recent AAA titles – for free. In that regard its pretty much a no-brainer and there is no good reason why you shouldn’t give this game a try.