Heroes and Generals is a free-to-play, Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO), First Person Shooter (FPS) game from Square Enix and Reto Moto. It is set in the World War II era and it recreates the atmosphere and the massive scale of the conflict. Players have the ability to play with the American, Soviet or German Forces.
You start as a simple Hero (infantry man) and as the game progresses and you earn experience and gold, you can rise in rank and even become a General! There are other specializations such as tank driver, pilot or reconnaissance man and many vehicles and weapons to use but all of these have to be unlocked and bought. To do so, you just have to play the game and die as rarely as possible. Heroes do the fighting and Generals are involved with the strategic part of the game and the acquisition and distribution of resources.
Newbies are invited to play the Encounter mode, a close quarter combat scenario and as they become more experienced gain access to more advanced modes. These are called Skirmish and Assault and they are pretty much the same with the Encounter one, just in a larger scale. Finally, there is War mode which is a massive in scale battle that puts every skill and resource to the test.
Heroes and Generals features good 3D graphics with detailed character models, excellent sound effects and a huge variety of vehicles and weapons, all greatly depicted. Battles are massive, with explosions and gun fire everywhere, tanks, airplanes, everything a player needs for an authentic WW II experience!