“ Manufacturer: Elefant Entertainment / Genre: Action & Adventure / Release Date: 2007 „
Warrock is a online FPS that is completely free to play! Yes you heard it right, free! The only thing that costs money in this game is some of the more advanced weapons, and you can spend real world money on more ingame money, but for reasons I will come to, i cant recommend doing this.
There are 3 basic modes of playing this game. A destruction mode (similar to that of counterstrike), where on team must place a C4 device in 1 of two locations, and destroy it, and the other team must attempt to stop this in a round based format. The winning team is the one that either diffuses/blow up the site.
The other 2 gameplays are essentially the same, but the map scale is different. On is a "medium map size", with few or no vehicles, and you fight until all the enemies tickets are run out. These run out by killing and capturing bases. The large type features bigger maps with more vehicles.
Each game you play, you win some money and exp, with which you can rent guns, suits, etc.
So, whats good?
Well, it is free to play, and there is a dizzying amount of weapons, vehicles etc you can drive/shoot/use. From machine guns, miniguns, apachae helicopters, like 8 different types of tank, motorbikes! You name it, you can use it! Also with lots of updates, the list keeps growing!
But... the bad...
First off, THE AMOUNT OF HACKERS ON THIS GAME IS JUST INSANE! Honestly, I left this game because of the hackers. Seriously, it so open hacking as well. It is very hard to enjoy a game when some hacker has made it so the instant you spawn, you land on a grenade. I am not joking this happens all of the time. I would say in 5 games, you can expect 4.5 games to have a hacker who just blatently kills you. And the worst part is, if you loose, you dont get silver, exp, or anything. And if you stay, your K/D goes way down.
This is made worse by there being no report feature in the game, so the hackers are free to roam.
The second problem is that people who spend money get just a plain ridiculous advantage. One of the things you can buy (but only with real money) is a pair of binoculars which on some maps can call in an air strike! I kid you not, on one map, a large one with tanks only, one sniper on the other team just used his binoculars, found a vantage point, and just constantly picked us off with his gun (again, on he bought, so 100% accuracy, longer range than all the snipers you can get for free, and just did artillary strikes if we hid in bunkers or tanks). It just makes the game feel like you do not need skill, or luck, or anything like that to win. All you need are hacks, or money.
So im summary, this game, as a game alone, is very good. The gameplay is good, and with a few game modes. But because of hacks (oh, sorry have i been caught hacking and my account has been terminated? I can just make another one for free, yay!), and the fact that the wepaons you need to pay money for are so over powered, it just ruins the game. You earn a pittance for each map you play, so after about a month of playing pretty hardcore, you might be able to afford 1 ak47. Not much verses a paying player with binoculars, an RPG and a minimgun, with dual scorpions as a backup!
All of this game is online so you are required an online connection to play this game. This game is a FPS shooter where you battles against enemies, rank up and unlock new things to help you.
The graphics of the game are good for a PC Game, textures are great and every map wall and floor is very well detailed and when you face a wall up close, it doesn't go blurry. The character detail is good and they're animations are smooth. The map layouts are good and none are too small or too big. The gun sounds are realistic and the gun's are all real gun's and look like real gun's.
There are lot's of gun's to unlock and buy with virtual money. If you are a premium member which you have to buy with real money, you get special access to special equipment and guns. There is a store where you can purchase weapons, equipment and more! You can purchase them for 2 weeks, 1 week, a few days or forever, the prices vary. This make's the game more interesting and you need to be careful when dealing with money in this game.
There are lot's of map's to play around in and it might take you a while to get familiar with them all. There are lot's of servers and lot's of people play online at this game so you will always get a game whatever time zone or whatever time it is.
There is a cool zombie mode, where you can play with friends or people against hordes of zombies. There are different zombie maps and more come and it get's harder. The zombie mode is great fun and they ambush you from different places. The zombie mode is hard as from round one, they run at you. It's a great mode to play and never really get's boring.
You can add friend's and show off your statistics. The controls are W,A,S,D to move your character and number keys to change weapon, mouse to move around and click to shoot. You can't zoom in with the gun's apart from snipers. Most of the time you will be hip firing but it is accurate.
One of the best features is that in some game modes you get to drive vehicles including Quad bikes, cars and planes! You also get to drive and shoot tanks which is really fun. These are only available on the big map's and are easy to control and make the game harder to play.
There used to be a lot of hackers in this game but they are cut down now so you don't have to worry too much about cheats/hack's/mod's being used against you online or to cheat gun's etc, 98-99% of the players are legit. It's a good community and a fun game to play. There are lot's of ranks to unlock and it's very hard to go up them so the game will keep you hooked for ages, great game!
"War Rock", also commonly formatted as "WarRock", is a multiplayer first person shooting game. It is freely available as a download from WarRock.net and is maintained by GamersFirst. Due to its graphic violent content, the game received an age guidance rating of 16+ in the European marketplace. The video game boasts moderate system requirements by today's standards which include:
CPU: Pentium III 800MHz Processor
Memory: 512MB RAM
Video Memory: GeForce MX400 or Radeon 8500LE class Video Card
Internet: DSL Internet Connection
Hard Disk Drive: 950MB Hard Disk Space
War Rock follows the story of two warring factions in the fictional republic of Derbaran. It is often the objective of the Derbaran squadron to disrupt the shipment of nuclear arms to the rival National Independence Union, or NIU, who aim to overthrown Derbaran for themselves. The player selects between one of the two factions prior to each gaming session and participates in a team based deathmatch with the sole intention of lowering the opponent's point score to 0 in the shortest possible time. Each team will begin with an equal number of points, but once this value reaches 0 the team opposing team with the higher value is the winner.
The game is presented through three styles of play. Close Quarter Combat is based on short maps where Derbaran must either destroy any stolen goods by the NIU or eliminate all participants, Urban Ops based on medium maps which allow access to lighter tanks in a traditional point based deathmatch, and Battle Group which is the Urban Ops campaign waged on full scale maps which includes access to larger vehicles including boats and airplanes. The game also also allows access to one of five specialties including acting as an engineer to repair vehicles, sniper to make use of long ranged rifles, assault to be a standard soldier, medic to heal injuries, and heavy trooper to use anti vehicular weapons.
I have played this game off and on for several months now, and each time begins as a thrilling experience but eventually ends with a sour taste in my mouth. It's not due to the game itself, which is well maintained and designed, but rather the community who participate. War Rock is notoriously known throughout gaming circles as a haven for cheaters and those who exploit the game for their own personal gain. This is primarily accomplished through the use of third party distributed software which alters the programming mechanics of the game to grant the cheater with unlimited hit points or ammunition for their weapons. I've found that with each attempt to get back into the game I'm met with an even greater barrage of cheaters than the last time, and the developers seem to have a hard time keeping up with those who choose to do this. Even honest players have a hard time differentiating between cheaters and legitimate users. Any player who showcases a remote sense of skill can be branded a cheater, and needless to say this is very hindering to something which is meant to be an entertaining escape from reality. Because of this I'm generally quick to uninstall the game and seek joy elsewhere.
The graphics of the game are presented from a first person perspective with the player's weapon being to the right of the display. While the game does not offer many maps of play, each level design is flush with different texture and 3D graphics which render quickly and provide a smooth visual experience. Collision detection is also superb as I have never been able to run through any objects or vehicles without being stopped in my tracks. The character models are also good in their design, and were made large enough to see from a far distance. While distance is easiest for the sniper character, I didn't find it at all difficult to "snipe" using the medic or heavy trooper character. The animations are smooth and quick to react in high speed scenarios such as traveling by dirt bike. The audio is likewise complimentary with a short wave of voice snippets attached to each character, and a variety of gunshot sounds to emulate the real life feel of a battlefield.
Overall, War Rock provides a well polished visual experience which is significantly hindered by the community of players. It is possible that some may find pleasure in this release but unfortunately it is not one which will be returning to my computer any time soon. I would not recommend this title to prospective players at this time.
The air crackles with gunfire, and heavy armor rumbles through once-peaceful streets. Soldiers are everywhere, but they are of the same nation; this is a civil war waged by Derbaran nationalists and NIU rebels.