ÜberSoldier is a World War II-based first-person shooter, developed by Burut and released in 2006. The game's original Russian title is Восточный Фронт (translated: Eastern Front).
ÜberSoldier follows the journey of the fictitious Karl Stolz, a Nazi soldier who has, through the process of being killed in duty, then being resurrected, acquired supernatural powers which aid him in combat. Just before he was indoctrinated by the Nazis, a member of the German Resistance rescued him and effectively changed his loyalties. Karl Stolz now became the ÜberSoldier of the German Resistance helping them destroy the "ÜberSoldier fabrication" infrastructure.
Powers and Emotions
The power the resurrection grants you is the ability to stop bullets being shot at you. The shield retains the bullets until they hit something like a wall or an enemy. In the latter example, the bullet would kill or wound the enemy, making it a useful tool. Also, if the player deactivates the shield while bullets are caught in it they will be shot back in reverse trajectory, which will kill any enemies that are hit by the flying bullets. You also are able to increase the amount of damage you can take. You can do this by making three knife kills within a limited time. In order to increase the power of your shield, the same process must be completed, however instead of three knife kills you must get three head shots. In the game the effects of these actions are called rage and anger.
Weapons used in ÜberSoldier
- Luger P08
- Mauser K98
- MP 40
- StG 44
- FG 42
- Gewehr 43
- Springfield M1903
A sequel was released in 2008 known as ÜberSoldier 2 or Crimes of War, or under the original title, Восточный Фронт: Крах Анненербе (translated: Eastern Front: Fall of Ahnenerbe).
ÜberSoldier was generally met with poor reviews. Criticisms include its poor voice acting, high system requirements, and lack of multi-player support.