ArmA: Combat Operations (Windows)

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ArmA: Combat Operations is a direct descendant of Operation Flashpoint, but the name is no longer used as Codemasters holds the IP.

This military shooter with a focus on realism takes place on the fictional Atlantic island of Sahrani, divided by a communist regime in the north and a democratic monarchy in the south. When US forces leave the south after a training, the northern dictator decides to attack the south. The player takes control of one soldier of a squad who has not left the island yet, to assist the local militia.

The campaign measures up to 400 square kilometers, 4 times as large as in its predecessor, using the Real Virtuality 2 engine. Unlike Operation Flashpoint, players may now jump into other units than one designated character during missions. The main campaign offers over 20 missions with non-linear options. The game AI can also act independently from the player's actions.

The focus on realism is reflected in the weapon and vehicle models, weapon ballistics, sighting, damage, recoil and reloading. There are destructible objects and terrain, and animals, even birds and insects, react to movement and action on the terrain. The player cannot jump, but swimming has been introduced.

Multiplayer allows as many players to join as the server supports, and AI NPCs, both as allies and foes, can also be added. There is also a cooperative mode for the singleplayer missions, and with the included editor, complex battle scenarios can be scripted.


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ArmA: Combat Operations Windows The squad has to proceed on foot.
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Alternate Titles

  • "ArmA: Armed Assault" -- European Title

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ArmA is OFP, only updated (v1.04.xx after 8hrs of "Single Player") TheBS (16) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Awesome!!! Mosaic Rhino (8) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

Critic Reviews PC Gaming Jun 03, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2007 87 out of 100 87 Apr 13, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Gaming Target May 25, 2007 8 out of 10 80
YouGamers Mar 29, 2007 78 out of 100 78
GamesFire Dec 08, 2006 74 out of 100 74
IGN May 10, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
Atomic Gamer May 15, 2007 72 out of 100 72
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jun 06, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot May 09, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

ArmA: Armed Assault appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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TheBS (16) added ArmA: Combat Operations (Windows) on Feb 17, 2007