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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.

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ArmA: Combat Operations Windows One of my teammates got shot down and I've got to make my way to the Blackhawk.
ArmA: Combat Operations Windows My rather stiff chauffeur
ArmA: Combat Operations Windows The engine is already heating up.
ArmA: Combat Operations Windows The squad has to proceed on foot.

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

2404.org PC Gaming Jun 03, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN UK Feb 22, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
YouGamers Mar 29, 2007 78 out of 100 78
GameZone May 17, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
JagoGame.com Jun 25, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
Eurogamer.de Nov 30, 2006 7 out of 10 70
CanardPC Feb 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gamer Within Mar 26, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpy May 08, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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.

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