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ArmA: Combat Operations (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

ArmA: Combat Operations Windows There are several small and big cities on the island.
ArmA: Combat Operations Windows My rather stiff chauffeur
ArmA: Combat Operations Windows This one has a rocket launcher pointed at my Humvee.
ArmA: Combat Operations Windows all the utilities a soldier could want

Alternate Titles

  • "ArmA: Armed Assault" -- European Title

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

V2.fi Apr 05, 2007 87 out of 100 87
PC Zone Feb 14, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Deaf Gamers 2007 8 out of 10 80
PC Powerplay Nov 22, 2006 76 out of 100 76
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GamingExcellence Jun 04, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Captain Dec 14, 2006 73 out of 100 73
JagoGame.com Jun 25, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
1UP May 21, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Most Buggiest Game of the Year

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