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  • Summary: Combat Arms is a free-to-play, online multiplayer, first-person shooter game. Combat Arms enlists players into various battlefields across the globe to face-off against other ambitious soldiers of fortune, delivering gamers a high-quality FPS with an extensive arsenal of weapons, no lockedCombat Arms is a free-to-play, online multiplayer, first-person shooter game. Combat Arms enlists players into various battlefields across the globe to face-off against other ambitious soldiers of fortune, delivering gamers a high-quality FPS with an extensive arsenal of weapons, no locked areas, and no monthly subscription fees. Players earn their keep through precise marksmanship, teamwork and stealth. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Combat Arms is fun. Simple as that. If you can overlook the annoying players, then anyone looking for a competitive online shooter should look no further. This is free to play FPS at its best.
  2. I really enjoy the action and gameplay that Combat Arms has to offer. And with a free admission price, it’s kind of difficult to not at least try it out for a few matches. At the very least, you will respect the ability of the game to be fun, fast paced, and highly addictive.
  3. 75
    It's got decent game play and once the kills start rolling in you won't want to stop playing. There are just some things you can't pass up and this is one of them.
  4. There may be plenty of better options for anyone looking for an online shooter, but for the price Combat Arms is among the best around. It's fast, fun, brutal and addicting - what more could you ask for from a free FPS.
  5. It's a good place for casual shooter fans who don't feel like dropping $20 to get the crap kicked out of them in CS. [Nov 2008, p.66]
  6. The gameplay, meanwhile, is largely basic and undeniably old-school, but it can be fun, fast, furious and reasonably deep if you find a map and mode you like, and are lucky enough to get a team that works together.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 61
  2. Negative: 35 out of 61
  1. BobS.
    Oct 28, 2008
    10
    Awesome man just started playing 2 days ago and already its so addicting and so little hackers from what i saw on the forums man.
  2. Feb 24, 2014
    9
    This game is AWESOME (in my opinion) this is my first FPS game, i have played more than 3 years, I started as the worst player... The game hasThis game is AWESOME (in my opinion) this is my first FPS game, i have played more than 3 years, I started as the worst player... The game has TONS of types of matches and a lot of maps, I like the idea of weapons by a certain amount of days. This 2014 the game has improved a lot, there a almost no hackers, in 2 months i have seen 1 hacker, and the game was patched the same day. The downside of the game is the pay2win, weapons that you buy with real money are Over Powered, but this year Nexon is trying to make the not payed weapons better if you play a lot. Expand
  3. Jackho
    May 2, 2009
    7
    Graphics: 6/10
    good for a free game but doesnt hold
    a candle to 'real' games Gameplay 8/10 very good and addictive and with
    Graphics: 6/10
    good for a free game but doesnt hold
    a candle to 'real' games

    Gameplay 8/10
    very good and addictive
    and with a low low price of FREE you
    cant go wrong
    though the huge amount of hackers take the fun out at times but if you can find some earnest players its pretty damn good!
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  4. Sep 28, 2012
    3
    Pay to Win. Bad coding. VERY frequent crashing. Nothing fun ever comes out. The servers are laggy. (look it up, combat arms server lag) onPay to Win. Bad coding. VERY frequent crashing. Nothing fun ever comes out. The servers are laggy. (look it up, combat arms server lag) on youtube. I've been playing this game since March 22, 2009. I wouldn't recommend it. Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    2
    I got into this game a while back as a poor PC gamer, before it came to Steam. At first, I thought it was decent since I had little experienceI got into this game a while back as a poor PC gamer, before it came to Steam. At first, I thought it was decent since I had little experience with FPS games at the time, however, over time, I realized more and more how horrendously put together the game really was.

    I dont know what is is, but as far as I have noticed, Korean game developers just cant seem to get FPS games right, and I have seen a flood of mediocre to poor F2P FPS games from Korean developers. They can never get the feeling of shooting a gun quite right, which does not surprise me due to a variety of factors, both cultural and situational.

    Pros: Its free, there is an active community(theres a catch to this though... keep reading)

    Cons: Its Pay 2 Win (the very definition of P2W FPS), Horrendous ping(it doesnt even show ping at all, not surprising since Korean developers are not experienced at making FPS games in general), and the community is generally horrible (its one of the worst game communities I have ever seen), if you have played any decent FPS game (CoD, BF, TF2, L4D, BLR, etc) this will test your sanity.

    It may appeal to you due to the F2P factor of the game, but please, for your sanity's sake, dont play this game.

    Every time you think you are decently well off with an acceptable gun and a handful of gear, some child will join the server decked out with a premium character with a one-man-army's worth of equipment because he whined to his parents to buy him Nexon cards, run circles around all the poor people that havent payed real money since the premium characters were horrendously broken, chuck explosives everywhere, and wipe the floor with everyone that is sane enough not to pay $20 for a set of in-game items that only last a week. that further shows that the weapon balancing is non-existent, the higher level and more expensive weapons are just plain better. The presentation of the game seems alright at first, but the game shows its low production value with jerky animations and dated graphics. not only is the gameplay dated, but there lacks some very important things to make an FPS good, like being able to tell what everybody's ping is, and dedicated servers. I swear, even with the best games, I can guesstimate the lag of the movement to about 150+ ping, and on an average server, its 200+, as I run around a corner, and all of a sudden I die when I am not in line of sight of any enemy at all due to the lag. That being said, the community is the most horrendous part of all in this game... a large portion of the community consists of the stereotypical "spoiled devil-children", be prepared to listen to the shrieks of a spoiled 10 year old who's parents have basically "let the computer/XBox be the babysitter". not only that, but many of the players are not used to people that are used to playing much better FPS games. given that I have gotten my FPS skills from the 800+ hours of BF2142, I have learned to pay attention to the environment, and play with headphones. after taking a break from the game for half a year and getting back to it about 2 years ago, in the first game I entered, I was accused of hacking. It was an urban map, so it was CQC, meaning, paying close attention to your surroundings is vital. some child accused me of "chamming", which at the time, I had no idea what that was since I think people who hack in competitive games should be punched in the teeth (I dont keep up with hacks/exploits). apparently someone else explained to me that "chamming" was a wall-hack, which allows you to see where the other players are. I just listened for footsteps and looked at the mini-map, and I was called a hacker because I got the jump on someone by paying attention... and this happened in half the games I played. yea... the community is a steaming pile of cow dung. I left the game to keep my sanity. I will refuse to play this game even if Nexon paid me to do it (unless they want an honest review, in that case, ill happily expose it for the steaming pile of P2W dung that it is). If you read through all of this, I thank you, as hopefully you have been warned of the horrors of this game and will steer as clear of it as possible. The only thing I fear now is, now that Combat Arms has been moved to Steam, it is likely that the Combat Arms community is going to migrate over to Steam... "Brace yourselves... the onslaught of spoiled devil-children is coming..." There are infinitely better F2P FPS games out there, save your sanity and avoid Combat Arms like the plague.
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  6. Dec 9, 2012
    1
    If you pay, you're God; if you don't, you're just a poor noob. That's all what you need to know when you play this game. You need to pay toIf you pay, you're God; if you don't, you're just a poor noob. That's all what you need to know when you play this game. You need to pay to get some weapons, which may expire in some time! Is that a joke? Apart for this, this game would get a 3, because it's still bad: boring and very bad gameplay, as well as the multiplayer, graphics and sound. Also, MP is very closed. Expand
  7. Jul 25, 2013
    0
    Combat Arms is a free to play FPS. That is probably already a given, but what you probably did not know is that it is easily one of the worstCombat Arms is a free to play FPS. That is probably already a given, but what you probably did not know is that it is easily one of the worst free to play games ever. The gameplay is mirrored among many other FTP shooters for PC, with nothing that stands out. The game is overrun by hackers, and could take you a good 10-20 minutes to find a game with people who don't cheat. Nexus has done nothing to stop this from happening. There are some "story" missions and a zombie mission, but they aren't implemented well due to zombie AI and the missions being dull and slow. I've been saving this for last though: Combat Arms is the definition of a Pay 2 Win game. If you don't know what a P2W game is, it's basically when you are required to buy items with your money in order to win a game. CA starts you out with some truly awful weapons, and only gifts you weapon drops every level, which takes a while. These weapons are not permanent, as you get a range of times between 1-14 days. The second your drop runs out, you are screwed. CA also has a recording software built in (still wondering why people would want to record it) but it sucks in all ways. For one, there is no audio recording whatsoever. Secondly, the quality of the video is so bad that I would rather see people record it with an iPhone. In conclusion, Combat Arms is a masterpiece at being won of the worst games to ever grace my PC. The best feature about Combat Arms is its un-install application. Expand

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