Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Beta Screenshots

If you've followed gaming news at all in the past few years, you've certainly heard of Epic Games' Make Something Unreal Contest. And if you've heard of that, you've surely heard about the Grand Prize winning modification called Red Orchestra (screenshots | review), a stunning and realistic multiplayer shooter featuring the Eastern Front of World War II.

The team walked away with a full license to Unreal Engine technology and proceeded to make use of the Unreal Engine 2.5 part of that prize by re-inventing the Red Orchestra experience from the ground up. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is the product of that labor of love.

We recently ran through the beta, camera in hand, and took a fair number of shots (with permission from Tripwire, mind you) to share with you today. Let's keep this short and sweet. The game looks great. The graphics and gameplay have been polished and a number of new and helpful movement options are available. The game plays, looks, and feels familiar yet brand new.

Rather than pointing everything out to you, we thought we'd go ahead and post the screenshots and let you take a first look at some never before seen features. Go ahead, and see what you can spot!