Jump into the battlefields with your squad in World War II in Enlisted!
Become a frontline soldier, be part of a tank crew, or a pilot providing air support.
Earn experience, strengthen your squad, and win the war for your country.
Enlisted, made by Darkflow Software and published by Gaijin Entertainment, is a new MMOFPS set in several fronts on World War II. Although we can say that franchises like Battlefield and Call of Duty dominate this genre, Enlisted is shaping up to be a potential challenger. After all, it has the assets and gameplay loop of Gaijin’s bestselling title, War Thunder. With that said, is this fresh-off the closed beta first-person shooter, available on PC and the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, something you’d want to play?
Enlisted is a squad-based first-person shooter. Here, you’ll control a squad of soldiers with varying roles and weapons. For example, you may be a squad of tankers drinking a Panzer III or a corps full of engineers building anti-tank weapons and mortar positions. Plus, you could even become a pilot, strafing enemies and providing air support to your team.
Compared to games like Battlefield and Call of Duty, Enlisted focuses more on realism and authenticity. For example, there are no crosshairs which, in turn, will prompt you to aim down the iron sights of a Kar98 to hit your target effectively. Destructible environments and atmospheric immersion through sound can make you feel like you’re actually on the front. However, the game still has an arcadey feel to it, partially due to negligible bullet drop effects.
Battles range from Conquest (capture points) to something similar to Battlefield’s Operations, where one team defends, and another captures points and progresses bit by bit. These are pretty exciting and atmospheric due to the sheer amount of soldiers present on the field. Note that although AI mainly controls your squad, you can issue commands like having them defend an area or assault a capture point.
Enlisted’s progression mechanics uses the tried-and-tested elements present in Gaijin’s other games, like War Thunder. After each match, you’ll earn experience and perk points which you’ll then use to upgrade entire squads and individual soldiers in general. Before heading to battle, you can set your soldiers’ weapons and equipment on the Logistics menu. To obtain these, you need to have a certain amount of weapon and soldier currencies. With that in mind, this means there’s a fair bit of grinding before you can earn coveted abilities and weapons like the Browning Assault Rifle and StG44. The same applies to vehicles like the Panzer IV and even the Sherman Tank.
In terms of visuals and audio, Enlisted is outstanding. The character models and designs appear realistic, and the same can be said about the voice acting. Meanwhile, the battlefields are pretty detailed, and the atmospheric audio makes you feel like you’re in the heat of battle. Moreover, the game runs excellently on a PC equipped with a GTX 1060-GB graphics card with 8GB RAM. There are no framerate drops even when bullets whiz past you, and there are explosions all around.
Overall, Enlisted is a fantastic new MMOFPS that will undoubtedly gain more players and may even reach or even exceed War Thunder’s popularity. Although its progression presents a massive learning curve, you’ll feel at home on the beaches of Normandy and the forests of Germany while fighting for your chosen side. It is free-to-play, and we recommend giving it a shot today.