Step into the battlefields of World War 2 in Hell Let Loose and join large-scale 50v50 epic battles.
Play the role of a rifleman, medic, or engineer and help your team achieve victory.
Cooperate and communicate with other squads and unleash hell!
If you’re someone who mainly plays first-person shooters, you’ve probably played a World War II-themed one. Though we can safely say that this setting is getting rather saturated, new games continue to provide innovative ways to play, and Hell Let Loose is a prime example.
Hell Let Loose is a World War II first-person shooter with a somewhat realistic approach. Instead of running and gunning across the battlefield, it encourages a tactical approach, putting communication and cooperation across squads on top of the priority list. Although the core gameplay is similar - like advancing and capturing points on the map - the above-mentioned qualities make it vastly different from its peers, notably, Call of Duty and Battlefield.
Set in the latter parts of World War II, Hell Let Loose features large-scale iconic maps of famous battlefields. These include Carentan, Omaha Beach during D-Day, and Kursk. Of course, the battles are always between Germany vs. the Allies, and you’ll get to pick between these factions once you enter a game. Afterward, you’ll then get to join a squad and choose a role - you can become a medic, an engineer, or part of a tank crew. The game has numerous roleplaying opportunities - you can be the typical rifleman, try to take the mantle of Simo Hayha, or become like Desmond Doss.
Instead of focusing on attaining a high kill-death ratio, Hell Let Loose puts a premium on cooperation inside and between squads. Commanders will issue orders and manage supply chains, which will be displayed on the chat bar on the upper right side of the screen. Squad leaders have to coordinate with each other, especially when assaulting a capture point and asking for mortar and air support. Without visual cues and crosshairs, gunfights can be relatively slow and challenging, requiring you to use your weapon’s iron sights to do so accurately. However, with practice, you can undoubtedly fire your Kar98k, M1 Garand, and M3 Grease Gun with laser accuracy.
The game has no single-player campaign. Instead, you’ll immediately be brought into the multiplayer aspect. Thankfully, Hell Let Loose’s online community is a strong one - most of the time, people understand their respective roles and continue to communicate. Moreover, there are also Discord servers and other groups players can join to find friends and other players to cooperate with.
In terms of visuals and audio, Hell Let Loose is top-notch. It delivers one of the most immersive WWII experiences to date thanks to its incredibly detailed maps from the blood-stained beaches of Normandy to the dense forests of Germany. In addition, the sound design is nothing short of fantastic - explosions and gunfire feel real, and you can’t help but seek cover whenever you hear bombs going off nearby. The game also supports in-game voice chat and proximity chat, which makes coordination with nearby squads easy.
Overall, Hell Let Loose is more hardcore and realistic than its peers, making it more akin to a simulation FPS than an arcade-y one. It’s a perfect option if you’re looking for a slow-paced and community-focused game.