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Weekly Time Waster - ‘Enlisted’

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For any of you who are lucky enough to have gotten your hands on a next-gen PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, congratulations and welcome to the future of gaming! With a new generation of consoles comes a new generation of free-to-play games, and in my opinion, one of the best to play so far is “Enlisted.”

“Enlisted” is a free-to-play first-person hardcore World War II online shooter. You play as a squad leader who has a squad of A.I. soldiers under your command that you lead into battle. Each real person has A.I. soldiers as well, so there are hundreds of soldiers in any given battle, which makes it feel like a real massive-scale war is going on. In “Enlisted” you can play as infantry, a tank crew or even an aircraft pilot, as you take the war to land and air.

The game feels extremely historically accurate, what with the weapons, vehicles, uniforms and more. It is a hardcore shooter as well, so everyone is eliminated in one or two shots instead of soaking up bullets like in most shooters.

There are currently three campaigns in the game: the Invasion of Normandy, which has an amazing beach landing map to mark the beginning of Operation Overlord, Battle of Berlin and Battle for Moscow, which contain the playable factions of Germany, the United States and Russia. The battle of Tunisia is soon to be added, as well as other unannounced campaigns hinted at by the developers down the road.

As you play, you unlock different historical squads and weapons, and you can customize your squads to your playstyle. You can build your squad with snipers, assault troopers, engineers who can build bunkers and weapon emplacements, radiomen who can call in airstrikes and much more. Personally, I’ve found that playing as a tank crew is one of the most rewarding experiences as rolling around in armor feels extremely realistic. The tanks move slow and they turn slow, but when you hit the frontline, you feel like an unstoppable force of reckoning. And there are LOTS of WW2 tanks to unlock as well, ranging from Panzers to Sherman tanks, which are armed with HE rounds for infantry, AP rounds for other tanks and a heavy machine gun to mow down soldiers; you can make a huge different on the battlefield in a tank.

“Enlisted” is a massive game, that provides an incredible WW2 experience, and with so many large maps, vehicles, weapons and planes to unlock, it is going to keep you busy for hundreds, if not thousands of hours. On top of that, you get to partake in some of the most famous battles in WW2 history, and get to learn a thing or two along the way.

“Enlisted” is free to download on the Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and on Enlisted.net to play for free on PC. It should be noted that “Enlisted” is an early access game (open beta), so it is not completely finished yet and is subject to having a few bugs and glitches. That said, the game is constantly being updated and tweaked, so you get to play the game and be part of the overall experience which will help shape the game to be an amazing finished and fully released free product in the end.

Last modified on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 05:46

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