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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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90
PC Zone
This might not be the proper successor to the original Operation Flashpoint, but as a game in its own right, it's a stormer.
82
IGN
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is something you don't see every day on consoles, and its uniqueness does offer a breath of fresh air amidst the myriad twitch and sci-fi shooters out there. Along with Arma II, this is one of the more realistic shooter simulations around these days, with a sense of tension built out of life or death situations rather than over-the-top action. I had fun with Dragon Rising, despite the fact that it consistently showed a lack of polish through weak artificial intelligence, middle of the road presentation, and its fair share of bugs.
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Total PC Gaming
While it may lack a decent tutorial, storyline and character, no other game stacks up to Dragon Rising’s viscerally realistic depiction of modern day warfare, while its excellent multiplayer features add some serious longevity. It’s certainly not without its faults and lacks the sheer, teeth-grinding realism of ArmA II, but if you’ve ever wanted to get your arse in the grass for a taster of what the modern day soldier has to endure, here’s your chance to find out without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home.
80
Cheat Happens
It’s not going to be the most talked about military game on the shelves this holiday season, but Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising offers players a rewarding yet flawed, realistic military experience that is sure to keep gamers busy for quite some time. At times it’s frustrating and you’ll die more than you’ll succeed, but when you actually do accomplish a mission, it’s all worth it.
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2404.org PC Gaming
In the end OpFlash 2 is way better than it has any right to be, being an heir to the spotty legacy of the console FPS as well as the hyper-real PC mil-sim. It strikes a balance that is pleasing if not revolutionary, and the shortness of its campaign is disappointing because more of this successful hybridization would have been welcome. Hopefully future games seeking to strike the same balance will look to OpFlash 2, and we'll have more of this kind of thing to play.
78
GameStar (Germany)
Dass man in der Kampagne keine Fahrzeuge außer den Jeeps benutzen darf, kann ich so gerade noch verschmerzen. Dass ich aber keine vernünftige Handlung präsentiert bekomme, sondern nur fließbandartig Missionen abarbeite, halte ich für eine Zumutung. Nur weil sich ein Spiel »Militärsimulation« auf die Fahne schreibt, muss man doch nicht auf Story und Personenzeichnung verzichten! Gerade Letzteres ist in Anbetracht der guten bis sehr guten Begleit-KI ein saublödes Versäumnis. Trotzdem hat mir die Kampagne von Dragon Rising Spaß gemacht, denn der Taktik-Shooter überfrachtet mich nicht mit Mikromanagement wie etwa Arma 2, sondern lässt Platz und Zeit zum Sehen und Erleben der oft sehr intensiven Kämpfe, ohne dabei zur Schießbude zu verkommen. Schon gar nicht im obersten Schwierigkeitsgrad. Aber in den zieh’ ich nur noch im Koop-Modus mit den Kollegen. Die sind tatsächlich noch besser als die KI-Burschen. Und wissen auch, wie man aus Fahrzeugen wieder aussteigt.
77
PC Games (Germany)
Nach gut zwei Tagen ordentlich geskriptetem Kriegsspiel flimmert der Abspann über den Monitor – der Kampf um die Insel Skira ist vorbei. Ungläubig reibe ich mir die Augen. Das war alles? Die Missionen haben schon Spaß gemacht, keine Frage. Aber mit der OFP/Arma-Reihe hat Dragon Rising so viel gemein wie Äpfel mit Zitronen. Beides ist Obst, klar, aber es gibt da doch eindeutige Geschmacksunterschiede. So auch bei OFP: Dragon Rising. Von einer echten Militärsimulation ist das Spiel ziemlich weit weg, was ich persönlich sehr, sehr schade finde. Die Gefechte sind knackig und fordernd, spielen sich aber mehr wie in einem Taktikshooter der Marke Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Selbst im Hardcore-Modus stellt sich kein richtiges Simulationsgefühl ein, dazu braucht es schon mehr, als einfach das komplette HUD wegzulassen. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising ist kein schlechtes Spiel geworden, aber dem wahren Simulationsfan dürfte es sauer schmecken wie eine Zitrone.
75
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Dragon Rising is bij momenten een uitdagende militaire simulatie, maar doet de naam Operation Flashpoint onvoldoende eer aan.
73
Level
Fanii originalului vor fi dezamăgiți, deoarece Dragon Rising este departe de simulatorul militar pe care l-au așteptat. Poartă numele Operation Flashpoint, însă structura sa simplă îl apropie mai mult de etapele unui exercițiu militar provocator în care cea mai mică greșeală poate fi pedepsită cu moartea. Ce-i drept, una temporară. Păcat că-i plin de bug-uri.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
As you'll have gathered by now, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is a bit of a curate's egg. The core combat is frequently fabulous - gritty in ways that most modern shooters can't match. Disillusion starts creeping in when you consider the barely adequate multiplayer tech, the surprise-free vehicle-shunning campaign, and the graphical mediocrity. Anyone with a taste for realistic military entertainment will find plenty to enjoy here, but its hard to shake the feeling that Operation Flashpoint hasn't got the brave, superbly equipped sequel it truly deserved.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Tiraillé entre des envies de grand spectacle et son penchant pour le réalisme, le FPS de Codemasters hésite, tâtonne et trouve finalement son chemin. Avec sa campagne ardue et bien conçue (tant qu'on la traversera avec des joueurs humains en coopération), le jeu prend effectivement la forme d'une simulation light, idéale pour ceux qui souhaitent s'initier au genre et découvrir ce que le terme "tactique" signifie vraiment dans un FPS.
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FiringSquad
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising can be fun if you keep in mind it’s not really Operation Flashpoint. The play style is a semi-realistic mix between CoD and a real military sim like ARMA 2, which would be fine by me if it were executed better. It falls short of the promises such as it being “as close to war as you ever want to get,” or “the most realistic modern warfare shooter,” etc. It only lasts about 5 hours, too, including the handful of very short side missions you can unlock by entering bonus codes (Google for them). When it gets right down to it, it’s a lazy console port of a capitalization on previously successful IP.