Enlisted Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Enlisted is an online shooting game set in historically accurate World War II battle. You play a squad of soldiers and can switch between them as you take on other players doing the same in large online battles. It's unusual not only for its historical settings but because you work with a computer controlled squad competing against a mix of other human and computer controlled players.

You can play as infantry, ground vehicles and aircraft. Generally though, you control a squad of 4–9 soldiers of various classes, equipped with historically accurate weapons (rifles, submachine guns, sniper rifles, mortars, anti-tank weapons, and flamethrowers). While you are not controlling them, the other members of your squad use their initiative and advance in co-ordination with your orders.

This set-up is used to create battles in large maps that can take over an hour to complete. The objectives differ and are based on major World War II battles on the Eastern and Western Front. You play as the Red Army, the Wehrmacht, or the United States Army and the British Army. The scenarios you can choose include the Battle of Moscow, the Battle of Normandy, the Battle of Tunisia and the Battle of Berlin.

In spite of the scale of these battles the result is significantly defined by the performance of each player. You must work towards tactical advantages with allies, while also carefully upgrading your characters between battles to suit you play style with perks and enhancements.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 14-18 year-olds

Release Date: 10/11/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Open World and Shooting

Developer: @EnlistedGame

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 20 minutes and 45 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play this with 50 players online. You can play with up to four people in squads.

Cross-Play: Compete with people on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.

CostsCosts

Enlisted usually costs £0 to £49.99. 

Enlisted

Xbox Series X|S Free
PS5 Free
PC Free

Enlisted - "Invasion of Normandy" Machine Gun Bundle

Enlisted: Starter Bundle

PS5 £3.99

Enlisted: Ultimate Machine Gun Bundle

 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.  

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 5.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox Series X|S.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore.

The developer also states that the online game services is "not provided to Users under the age of 16. By accepting the Terms and using the Services, you confirm that you are 16 years of age or older."


Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 14-18 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. For teenagers comfortable with the content, Enlisted offers a realistic team experience that develops strategy and co-ordination beyond games like Fortnite or Overwatch.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The game also has two other game modes, tutorial and practice, both set in a training area like map. The tutorial teaches players how to use the controls of the game, and in practice mode players can practice their skills.

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