by RJ Go in
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World War 2 shooters are a dime in the dozen, but a few stand out amongst them. Hell Let Loose and Post Scriptum, both are the very best in this genre. They provide a realistic experience that is almost closer to a simulator than a game. But which one is better than the other? Which one should you buy? Well here is a comparison that will help you make the right choice.

Both games are similar in genre, yet they have a few differences that set them apart. But Hell Let Loose is rising in popularity, while Post Scriptum is losing its players. The reason behind it is the lack of new content being released for the game. In that aspect, Hell Let Loose is clearly the better choice.

However, let us not count out Post Scriptum yet, since it has unique gameplay mechanics. Compared to that, Hell Let Loose feels more like Call of Duty and Battlefield. This might be a good thing for some, but for others, it’s probably off-putting. Since they’re less realistic and focus more on the thrill of shooting.


HELL LET LOOSE VS. POST SCRIPTUM – GAMEPLAY COMPARISON

Let us compare the gameplay similarities and differences in both these games in separate sections for better elaboration.

HELL LET LOOSE GAMEPLAY MECHANICS

While we did say that Hell Let Loose feels more like Call of Duty and Battlefield, we meant it very vaguely. The only similarity between Hell Let Loose and those games is the style of shooting and the view. So shooting in Hell Let Loose wouldn’t require much practice if you’re familiar with them. 

The recoil in guns is almost non-existent, making it a bit less realistic in this aspect. Even if there is recoil in guns, it is easy to compensate for, so you don’t miss your shots because of that. You also have unlimited stamina in the game, making it easy for you to run and gun. 

Although make no mistake, Hell Let Loose still aims to be a realistic World War 2 shooter, so a headshot with any gun or single bullet from a bolt action rifle is enough to kill you. And for a pistol and submachine gun, two to three shots are enough to send you to hell, pun intended. 

It has realistic projectile drop physics, so you need to compensate for that when taking a shot from distance.

POST SCRIPTUM GAMEPLAY MECHANICS

When it comes to Post Scriptum, the recoil in the guns is pretty accurate to how it should be in real life. Which can make controlling some guns a bit more difficult, specifically something automatic like a machine gun.

Also, you have limited stamina, which is represented by a stamina bar. Some actions require stamina consumption, like sprinting, jumping, and prone sprinting. The most stamina is consumed by prone sprinting, as it should be since it is a very daunting exercise in reality too. Once you run out of stamina, you will become slow and lose mobility. To refill it you need to rest or take a sip from your canteen.

One similarity that you will find in this game with Hell Let Loose is the realism in damage. You die from a single bullet to the head, regardless of any gun you get shot from. Similarly, 2-3 bullets from a pistol or submachine gun will take the enemy out for you. And a single shot from a bolt-action rifle is enough to make your enemies regret appearing in your field of vision.


HELL LET LOOSE VS. POST SCRIPTUM – GRAPHICS

For graphics, both these games have pretty decent visuals. They both have great textures and shadows as of 2021. The flora and fauna are a bit better in Post Scriptum compared to Hell Let Loose. But the dark and washed-out tone of the latter does a better job in depicting a realistic World War 2 environment.

Compared to that, the vivid and bright colors in Post Scriptum, while they feel good to the eyes, do not portray a very real image of war.

Both games have amazing designs for guns and players. The building designs are decent as well, so there isn’t much that sets these games apart graphically except for their colors.


HELL LET LOOSE VS. POST SCRIPTUM – CLASSES

In Hell Let Loose and Post Scriptum, the class system is pretty similar. Except for one or two classes, most of these have very similar functionalities. You have a Commanding Officer in both the games, and there is a Second in Command that controls their respective squads.

In Post Scriptum, the logistics section in classes also has a Second in Command or NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer). Which is different from Hell Let Loose. Also, some classes are named differently than the others, like the engineer plays the same roles as the Sapper. Marksman is the same as a sniper as well, so overall, the roles and classes are very similar to each other.

In the armored unit, you have the same classes in both games. You have a tank commander or crew commander and then you have crewmen. Both operate similarly as well, so not much difference here either.


HELL LET LOOSE VS. POST SCRIPTUM – PLAYER BASE AND STEAM CHARTS

Hell Let Loose has been on the scene since 2019, but it has been rapidly gaining a player base near the end of 2020. The game was still not fully released back then, so it was going through major changes. These changes include but are not limited to overall map changes, graphical revamp, audio improvements, and class expansions.

The game was fully released in July of 2021, and by then the player base and steam charts had gone up to an average of 3000+ players and a peak of 13000+.

In comparison to that, the Post Scriptum player base was at its best in the year 2019. Since then the player count has been dropping rapidly, with the worst decline in December of 2020. As we mentioned earlier, the reason for the decline was the lack of big updates. This led the game to stagnate and players moved to other games instead.

In the month of July alone the player count was at an average of around 350 while the peak number of players was at around 1000.


HELL LET LOOSE VS. POST SCRIPTUM – FINAL VERDICT

Hell Let Loose and Post Scriptum, despite having differences, are the cream of World War 2 shooters. While Post Scriptum portrays more realism in mechanics and gameplay, Hell Let Loose looks more realistic thanks to its washed-out colors. 

Also, the Steam charts reflect that Hell Let Loose is doing a lot better than Post Scriptum. This can be an issue since both games heavily rely on multiplayer activity. So going for Post Scriptum unless it starts to do better on the Steam charts would be a waste of your money. 

In the end, it simmers down to your personal preference as well. And hopefully, this comparison article helped you in deciding which game you will be purchasing.

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