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  1. PhilipD
    Oct 20, 2009
    10
    Leave the game along. It's not like ARMA, and I find it refreshing. I love the OFP / ARMA series, but 3 games, all with the same bugs and problems, quickly becomes boring. This game, on the other hand, doesn't seme to have the same problems. In fact, I prefer it. The graphics run smoothly on my PC in the way that OFP, ARMA and ARMA 2 never did. They felt delayed, even if at a Leave the game along. It's not like ARMA, and I find it refreshing. I love the OFP / ARMA series, but 3 games, all with the same bugs and problems, quickly becomes boring. This game, on the other hand, doesn't seme to have the same problems. In fact, I prefer it. The graphics run smoothly on my PC in the way that OFP, ARMA and ARMA 2 never did. They felt delayed, even if at a constant 60 fps. The aiming is easier on this game, the controls are more responsive and the levels are, frankly, more fun. I don't know why Mr xbox review is rating this in the PC section, or comparing it to Arma 2 which is still buggy, despite being released for MUCH longer than this game. I agree about the vehicles. They bounce a lot. Personally I still prefer them to Arma 2's fake rollercoaster ride. COD is a plague on the community. Stop comparing games like OFP to COD. They're not the same. ARMA and OFP aim for realism, and the only reason that this game is easier than ARMA is because playing tactically on this game allows you to complete a mission. With Arma it's pretty much chance. Also, it's easier to aim in this game, it feels as if it's programmed for a mouse instead of ARMA, which seems to think it's reading desktop mouse movements and trying to convert it into a FPS viewing engine. Give this game a chance, people, and I guarantee you you'll find it rewarding and fun. Think of it as a smaller, polished version of ARMA2, with faster (if lower) graphics (though it's more artistically balanced, compared to Arma's polygon frenzy). It's a decent game and is actually an alternative to the Arma series. it isn't a clone and in all honesty I think that this is the better game. As for realism... well, who cares. I only want realism so that I can annoy the hardcore veterans on multiplayer, and I think I'll still be able to with this game. Good game! Expand
  2. marior
    Oct 30, 2009
    9
    Great game. The graphics are very fluid and functional. I just finished the single player campaign and enjoyed it. So I suggest the game for fans of Ghost Recon series or Brothers in Arms.
  3. awrongun
    Oct 15, 2009
    4
    The game has potential and it is playable, but the things that let it down for me are: 1) AI - sucks, friendly and enemy 2) It's verrrryyyyy sloooowwwww - reloading or changing weapons - I'm sure if I had an enemy in front of me with a gun pointing to my head I would be able to reload a lot quicker ;) I think it is unrealistically slow. 3) The physics suck - as the first poster The game has potential and it is playable, but the things that let it down for me are: 1) AI - sucks, friendly and enemy 2) It's verrrryyyyy sloooowwwww - reloading or changing weapons - I'm sure if I had an enemy in front of me with a gun pointing to my head I would be able to reload a lot quicker ;) I think it is unrealistically slow. 3) The physics suck - as the first poster said, - vehicles fly up in the air if you run over a rizla.......The sad thing about all of this is that codemasters will probably patch this to some extent for the console users and then forget about the PC users just like they did with The Grid. It's a sad reality that the big companies like EA, Codemasters, etc do not really care about their customers, they just care about their shareholders and making that number every Q. Codies are also a publishing house so they are putting out games from other software houses as well as their own, so there is a very small window of interest after a game is released and then its history. I will be surprised if we even see a patch for dragon rising on the PC cos there is no money in that. The only way this will change is if the gamers vote with their wallets, but as half-decent FPS releases are so few and far between that will probably not change anyway - I certainly have been put off of anything that comes from Codemasters because of the lack of the LOOOOONG awaited 8ball DLC for the PC, and what happens with this game will compound that. Maybe I will avoid anything CM in future. Expand
  4. ChrisVCB
    Oct 17, 2009
    1
    Is 1 too harsh? The game is....OK...at best, with major faults through and through. The storyline, too short, physics messed up, models limited and poor, game environment bland, the limits (no dedicated server, 64 entity limit, MP distance limits etc) frustrating. In addition the AI is terrible, and the medical "system", which allows you to tank enemy straight up the middle, with few Is 1 too harsh? The game is....OK...at best, with major faults through and through. The storyline, too short, physics messed up, models limited and poor, game environment bland, the limits (no dedicated server, 64 entity limit, MP distance limits etc) frustrating. In addition the AI is terrible, and the medical "system", which allows you to tank enemy straight up the middle, with few worries, is insulting. On it's own though, this would earn for me 5/10...6/10 on a good day. However. This isn't just a standalone game riddled with bugs. This is the end product of a 2+ year hype fest, using the names of one of the better games of the past decade, whilst having no relation to it. So, on the grounds that Codemasters are cashing in, hyping up a game under a well known name, then delivering an end product that (aside from looking prettier) doesn't even match, let alone exceed, the achievements of a game made in 2001, i'm downvoting this to a 1. Some would argue i'm voting too harshly, but at the end of the day, the benchmark we must compare OFP:DR to is OFP, and aside from the graphics,this game is behind in every way. Expand
  5. BobJones
    Oct 17, 2009
    2
    Not the game that we were promised by any description. The PC version is just a simple console port and as such has the graphical quality and limits you would expect to be imposed by consoles. No dedicated servers are in development leaving P2P networking for multiplayer, which results in a terrible lagging mess most of the time. Also no cd-key and no anti-cheat system leaves this game Not the game that we were promised by any description. The PC version is just a simple console port and as such has the graphical quality and limits you would expect to be imposed by consoles. No dedicated servers are in development leaving P2P networking for multiplayer, which results in a terrible lagging mess most of the time. Also no cd-key and no anti-cheat system leaves this game wide open for both hackers (if they can even get online due to the rubbish P2P system) and pirates because there is nothing to stop you playing online with a cracked copy of the game. All in all the game brings something new to console users but PC players will be very disappointed. This is NOT worthy of the Operation Flashpoint name brand. Expand
  6. NickC.
    Oct 17, 2009
    3
    I have only played this on the PC, so I cannot comment on any of the console versions. On the PC it fails and fails badly... There are a lot of things wrong with it, The physics for vehicles are terrible, more like driving a car on an ice lake, you can empty a full clip into a jeep and it doesn't even make a mark. The AI switches from mind numbingly stupid to super human (normally 1 I have only played this on the PC, so I cannot comment on any of the console versions. On the PC it fails and fails badly... There are a lot of things wrong with it, The physics for vehicles are terrible, more like driving a car on an ice lake, you can empty a full clip into a jeep and it doesn't even make a mark. The AI switches from mind numbingly stupid to super human (normally 1 minute before you reach a check point, forcing you to play a large part again) the 11 missions are short, you can finish the game in 4 hours or less. But the biggest failing point is the MP experience... It uses P2P for all MP modes of which there are 3, Assignation, infiltration, and Co-op. There are no dedicated server files and CM have confirmed they wont be working on any. So therefore your only games online require someone at home running the game on their PC. Lag and dropped connections are a MAJOR issue. Couple to the fact there is no anti cheat (and lots of people cheating already) no CD key so they couldn't be banned even if there was. Do not believe the hype videos from CM there are nothing to do with the game. Oh and as for teh huge open world? sadly no, you are forced along a pre determined path, which if you stray out of results in a mission failed, so you can not go exploring in missions as advertised. This is a Xbox game directly ported and not changed at all except to allow you to use a keyboard and mouse (which is also not very responsive) If you really want this game wait a month or two it will be in a bargin bucket soon. Very Very poorly implemeted. Expand
  7. TommyV
    Oct 10, 2009
    1
    Bought the games yesterday 2 minutes to shops closing time.. happy i finaly got it.. try to install i get an error, try it again same thing try it more same thing again and again. There is triangular mark on de cd probally production fault.. went back to shop and they said im not the first one. I decided a refund and didnt want the game anymore. After what i read about the multilpayers Bought the games yesterday 2 minutes to shops closing time.. happy i finaly got it.. try to install i get an error, try it again same thing try it more same thing again and again. There is triangular mark on de cd probally production fault.. went back to shop and they said im not the first one. I decided a refund and didnt want the game anymore. After what i read about the multilpayers issues. Its a disgrace they put something on the market for pc without even a serial key. Not to mention no dedicated servers. Expand
  8. hYBRISgODSLAYER
    Oct 17, 2009
    2
    Singleplayer is ok. Very linear feeling though. Multiplayer is catastrophic. Console version might be decent but for the pc players this is an EPIC FAIL. Codemasters totally destoys the name operation flashpoint. If you want a followup to the great game opf then go ArmA2 much bette in all aspects (except ragdoll physics)..but CM ragdolls become static when they die so throwing nades on Singleplayer is ok. Very linear feeling though. Multiplayer is catastrophic. Console version might be decent but for the pc players this is an EPIC FAIL. Codemasters totally destoys the name operation flashpoint. If you want a followup to the great game opf then go ArmA2 much bette in all aspects (except ragdoll physics)..but CM ragdolls become static when they die so throwing nades on corpces wont interact with the corpce. Expand
  9. SteveL
    Oct 17, 2009
    0
    No MP support and no dedicated server support like the back of the box says. Jeeps bounce off of trees and tanks fly in the air.. Give me a break. The controls are made for consoles and ported over to pc, even though cm said they made 2 versions, bs.
  10. obanman
    Oct 18, 2009
    4
    Made for consoles with its limitations, ported directly to pc.. No "full battlefield" containing both infantry as well as solid vehicles.. Instead there is lack of vehicle physics, number of units. etc.. No dedicated servers, and no intention of making any.. In fact there are no cd-keys for the retail game, so dont think they can make dedicated servers anyway.. Graphics are good but Made for consoles with its limitations, ported directly to pc.. No "full battlefield" containing both infantry as well as solid vehicles.. Instead there is lack of vehicle physics, number of units. etc.. No dedicated servers, and no intention of making any.. In fact there are no cd-keys for the retail game, so dont think they can make dedicated servers anyway.. Graphics are good but nothing special these days.. Too many things that doesnt feel right about this game, including no dedicated servers, no joystick support, bad vehicle physics, no leaning, no smooth mouse, not much of gameplay options, no balance between infantry and vehicles, no good FOV etc.. Really hate this game as it is right now, and I do not have faith in that they can do much about it to solve all the things needed to be solved.. It coulve been so good. Expand
  11. BrianB.
    Oct 18, 2009
    6
    A big let down. Solid single-player overall...though the graphics, A.I., command radial, and vehicle handeling could be much better. The game doesn't offer much support in terms of controllers. The online is unplayable! Tons of bugs and Codemasters (the devs) DO NOT seem to care! Just go to the OFP2 official forums. No servers, no in-game kicking, no max ping cieling, crazy bandwidth A big let down. Solid single-player overall...though the graphics, A.I., command radial, and vehicle handeling could be much better. The game doesn't offer much support in terms of controllers. The online is unplayable! Tons of bugs and Codemasters (the devs) DO NOT seem to care! Just go to the OFP2 official forums. No servers, no in-game kicking, no max ping cieling, crazy bandwidth requirements...the online is just complete fail. Expand
  12. JamesK.
    Oct 18, 2009
    5
    A single player campaign can only carry a game so far, and for Operation Flashpoint: DR, that is not far at all. What is most upsetting about this game though is the developers seemingly lack of caring about the longevity of the game. Their refusal to support dedicated servers means that the multiplayer community for this game will never exist. It honestly seems that Codemasters only A single player campaign can only carry a game so far, and for Operation Flashpoint: DR, that is not far at all. What is most upsetting about this game though is the developers seemingly lack of caring about the longevity of the game. Their refusal to support dedicated servers means that the multiplayer community for this game will never exist. It honestly seems that Codemasters only bumped up the total number of players to 32 on PC because it would only seem logical to include dedicated servers with a number that high. But alas, it seems the joke was on those of us who bought the game. Expand
  13. vilasvilas
    Oct 29, 2009
    0
    heh total shame Drangon's Rice was promissed to be sequel of OFP, lie ! military simulator ? what kind, if Abrams tank cannot smash smallest tree, trees are immortal shame total shame it has nothing to mil-sim, Codemasters BAN users who critize game !!! from their forums i know at least 3 persons who told that game has bugs and is wrong and were banned !!! so maybe here - learn the heh total shame Drangon's Rice was promissed to be sequel of OFP, lie ! military simulator ? what kind, if Abrams tank cannot smash smallest tree, trees are immortal shame total shame it has nothing to mil-sim, Codemasters BAN users who critize game !!! from their forums i know at least 3 persons who told that game has bugs and is wrong and were banned !!! so maybe here - learn the truth this game is neither OFP sequel nor mil-sim shame, shame and shame tank cannot drive when small rock or tree is on the road, AI cannot hit you , people who want use landscape get mission-end "you leaved fight zone" heh only 64 AI on map!! while in OFP/Arma you can fight with big battles only 4 soldiers in team ? wtf ? in Arma you can have as much soldiers as you need it was told to be other game, not "another CoD" Expand
  14. LukeM.
    Oct 8, 2009
    6
    Best Game Ever!!!!
  15. JohnnyS
    Oct 8, 2009
    4
    Consolization has ruined another great franchise. Why oh why games like this are made multiplatform? This was a poor man's Operation Flashpoint. Reminded me more about Battlefield Bad Company than OFP. Consoles has their great limitations, so why bother to make this kinda game for them? Biggest disappointments in this game: disappearing bodies, cannot move when using inventory, Consolization has ruined another great franchise. Why oh why games like this are made multiplatform? This was a poor man's Operation Flashpoint. Reminded me more about Battlefield Bad Company than OFP. Consoles has their great limitations, so why bother to make this kinda game for them? Biggest disappointments in this game: disappearing bodies, cannot move when using inventory, crappy unit commands, too short campaign, general AI and the cherry atop the cake: vehicles in cameo role. YES, forget the vehicles in singleplayer mode! If you wanna wreak havoc in battlefield with every thing on the arsenal, play multiplayer. In singleplayer you had to do with few jeeps and a static tank. The good thing in this game was the atmosphere, generally nice graphics, especially artillery barrages and sounds. But that was it. Big bad BOOOO for this game. Keep you console trash! Expand
  16. ChrisW
    Oct 8, 2009
    10
    I've only had time to play through the first couple of missions.... but I'm really loving this game. The game-play feels very fluid and keeps your heart pumping. I love the option of going wherever I want to go to complete a task. I'm not stuck to the path that someone else has chosen for me. The graphics are beautiful and believable. The sound effects are absolutely I've only had time to play through the first couple of missions.... but I'm really loving this game. The game-play feels very fluid and keeps your heart pumping. I love the option of going wherever I want to go to complete a task. I'm not stuck to the path that someone else has chosen for me. The graphics are beautiful and believable. The sound effects are absolutely amazing. I put on a pair of nice headphones and was blown away by the immersion I felt from the sound and graphics. The command system takes some getting used to. In order to command your squad mates you hit the "Q" key and it will bring a central display that has 4 directional choices which can be selected using "W,A,S,D". The only problem I have with this system is that you have to stop moving in order to issue simple commands. Other than that, the layout is very intuitive. I have played ARMA2 quite a bit and find that it's too simulator like for me and feels obtuse and unnatural. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is a great balance between simulation and fun game-play. Expand
  17. JonD
    Oct 8, 2009
    5
    Its a bit of a dumbed down expirience (probably due to it being a direct console port) but it doesnt detract from the enjoyability of the game. The real issues arise with multiplayer, which has absolutely NO dedicated server support, no anti-cheat, is completely P2P local hosting through lobbies and does not support joining games in session. Maybe 1 in 100 games are actually hosted by Its a bit of a dumbed down expirience (probably due to it being a direct console port) but it doesnt detract from the enjoyability of the game. The real issues arise with multiplayer, which has absolutely NO dedicated server support, no anti-cheat, is completely P2P local hosting through lobbies and does not support joining games in session. Maybe 1 in 100 games are actually hosted by someone with enough bandwith and processing overhead capable of providing a smooth, lag free expirience. The other 99 times... Vehicles lag, direct hits are ignored, soldiers lag out etc. Not a whole lot too fun to play. Without dedicated server support the multiplayer aspect of this game will be dead within a month of release, which is a bummer, because the potential is there. Hopefully CM will release a patch ASAP to address these issues, but I'm not holding my breath. Expand
  18. jim
    Jan 20, 2010
    0
    Got this game for xmas present. Cost $88. Played it for an hour or so.Gave it away next day for zilch. Nuff said.
  19. Darkness62
    Jan 3, 2010
    1
    Installed and worked.... Other than that, this game is pathetic console trash and should have stayed on consoles where it belongs.
  20. SamuelW
    Nov 1, 2009
    4
    A lacklustre experience in its own right. It does very little to make itself known above the competition. The most dangerous enemy to this game is it's name. The original was more advanced, and far less limited than its contemporary which really says everything considering it is almost ten years older. This game was made for the console, and although it might be a perfectly new and A lacklustre experience in its own right. It does very little to make itself known above the competition. The most dangerous enemy to this game is it's name. The original was more advanced, and far less limited than its contemporary which really says everything considering it is almost ten years older. This game was made for the console, and although it might be a perfectly new and entertaining product for those used to crackers, we PC players are used to steak. Poor show Codemasters. The marketing for this was terribly deceptive, and in comparison to its competitor Arma II, it is positively laughable. Expand
  21. TomTommo
    Oct 11, 2009
    3
    I've rated this game a 3, a point for each hour that this game is worth playing for. They have disgraced the original with this effort. Bland, boring, ugly, too many adjectives needed to discribe it. If you want to play the sequel to Operation Flashpoint then play Arma2. Arma2 is really good these days with the new patches. Stay clear of OFPDR and save your money!
  22. DutchN
    Oct 12, 2009
    4
    It's realistic in the sense of combat but is the game fun? No it's not, rather it feels like work, just go play AA if you need something similar. If it had a better networking multiplayer system the score would be higher; ran up to a player point blank unloaded on him he turns around from his stationary position and just pops one shot. Dead. Just trying to navigate through the It's realistic in the sense of combat but is the game fun? No it's not, rather it feels like work, just go play AA if you need something similar. If it had a better networking multiplayer system the score would be higher; ran up to a player point blank unloaded on him he turns around from his stationary position and just pops one shot. Dead. Just trying to navigate through the menus take unnecessary time and in some cases will get stuck in certain option displays and pressing esc does nothing. There's a lot of running involved and the AI are not marksmen, you can pretty much shoot them down in a single shot while watching them flail their weapons like retarded offspring. Should of waited for BF:BC2, and i wish i could return this bore fest. Ya this was with the PC version. On the bright side, there was a few notable features that I did like... But looking back I can't find anything that makes it stand out except it's combat realism-ish. Don't let the trailers fool ya, it never gets intense in multiplayer. Once a vehicle is gone you can't get it back. Expand
  23. BenS
    Nov 22, 2009
    0
    Failed, aborted product, dumped on pre-order. No dedicated servers. No maps. No community.
  24. ThomasLittler
    Oct 12, 2009
    9
    This game is absoulutly awsome. I have been waiting for this game ever since i finished the first one and its everything I was hoping for. The graphics and audio are second to none. It runs so smoothly and fluidly that it leaves you only one thing to think about - staying alive, rather than how much your gonna have to spend on a new PC to play it. Which is good, as staying alive isnt as This game is absoulutly awsome. I have been waiting for this game ever since i finished the first one and its everything I was hoping for. The graphics and audio are second to none. It runs so smoothly and fluidly that it leaves you only one thing to think about - staying alive, rather than how much your gonna have to spend on a new PC to play it. Which is good, as staying alive isnt as easy as it sounds. The a.i is very convincing and it feels more like your actualy fighting people rather than fighting robots which is how Arma seems to me. I see a lot of people are saying that it has fallen victim to consolitis and that it shouldnt have been dumbed down for the consoles, and a lot of people are saying the opposite and that its to realistic and not enough fun... I feel that codemasters have made an excelent compromise here between realism and fun, and the fact I can play it on my 360 and my PC i can only see as a bonus! This game is utterly fantastic! It brings back all the good memory's and aspects that made the original game so undeniably awesome. Expand
  25. Alex
    Oct 13, 2009
    9
    Great game ! I' have played the first 4 missions of the SP campaign. The airport assault is great, far better than ArmA 2 (which I also played). OFP Dragon rising gameplay is good and fluid. Great production, really. If you have a decent pc (Core 2, GeForce 8800), the graphics are quite good and functional to the gameplay. I'm happy until now that I bought it. ArmA 2 has annoyed Great game ! I' have played the first 4 missions of the SP campaign. The airport assault is great, far better than ArmA 2 (which I also played). OFP Dragon rising gameplay is good and fluid. Great production, really. If you have a decent pc (Core 2, GeForce 8800), the graphics are quite good and functional to the gameplay. I'm happy until now that I bought it. ArmA 2 has annoyed me with its bugs, graphical issues and useless complexity. OFP Dragon Rising has a good mission editor, too. Expand
  26. JulianYoung
    Oct 15, 2009
    1
    Absolutely appalled at the state of this game. the bugs, the poor multiplayer, lack of dedicated server support, poor graphics, roaming limitation etc. How it rated so high in so many magazines fills me with dread at the integrity of these so called game critics. I only wish you could get a refund for games. Such a pity.
  27. TonyU
    Nov 6, 2009
    9
    This is a fun game. If you read all the reviews, the one thing that ruined it for people were their own expectations. If you approach this game neutrally and play it for what it is, you will have fun. It does fall short of the original, but that fact alone does not prevent it from being an entertaining game. It does have a few aesthetic glitches and the missions could have been crafted This is a fun game. If you read all the reviews, the one thing that ruined it for people were their own expectations. If you approach this game neutrally and play it for what it is, you will have fun. It does fall short of the original, but that fact alone does not prevent it from being an entertaining game. It does have a few aesthetic glitches and the missions could have been crafted better. That being said, however, you will have fun playing through the single player campaign. And it appears that Codemasters will be releasing additional levels, so there is hope they will produce some grand battles. With OFP 2, it seems that so many aspects of a great game are present, but fail to click, leaving the totality of the game short of greatness. Expand
  28. adams.
    Oct 17, 2009
    0
    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising , without introduction this is a big disapointment for FPS players , why ? : 1 - Many game bug 2 - help popup who stop action 3 - the animation is realy made by beginers 4 - the AI , but we cant speak about ai in OFP DR your squad move like dogs who folow you , they even can dance with your steps . 5 - Controls are very lagy and not smoth 6 - if only Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising , without introduction this is a big disapointment for FPS players , why ? : 1 - Many game bug 2 - help popup who stop action 3 - the animation is realy made by beginers 4 - the AI , but we cant speak about ai in OFP DR your squad move like dogs who folow you , they even can dance with your steps . 5 - Controls are very lagy and not smoth 6 - if only they asked Infnity ward how to use focus aiming to have smoth smal controls not a tetris movement 6 - many many many problems so for who played Ghost recon ans seeked for a modern recon FPS this is not the good choice. Expand
  29. BaBaC.
    Oct 17, 2009
    5
    Nothing that was promised (hyped) by CM ever came to fruition. "...unique perspectives of an infantry marine, a helicopter pilot, a Special Forces officer or a tank commander,..." Helicopter pilot? Tank commander? Are you kidding me, Codemasters? There isn't a single mission where you assume the role of either. Unless you consider OFP:DR's map editor "the game". Many other Nothing that was promised (hyped) by CM ever came to fruition. "...unique perspectives of an infantry marine, a helicopter pilot, a Special Forces officer or a tank commander,..." Helicopter pilot? Tank commander? Are you kidding me, Codemasters? There isn't a single mission where you assume the role of either. Unless you consider OFP:DR's map editor "the game". Many other outright lies by the developers, including the doctored screen shots they kept/keep putting out in their press releases--none of which look anything like the final product. Although I do enjoy the game for what it is (the opposite of what they lauded), I couldn't give OFP:DR anything more than a 5 out of 10; for the simple fact that it isn't the game they promised, not even CLOSE. Expand
  30. J.M
    Oct 17, 2009
    0
    This game took the name of the original, and lower the level. This game doesn't go anywhere near liberating the original installment, and the six years of development were wasted. Wasted on eliminating features rather than embedding them into the game for phenomenal gameplay. The sequel itself removed the "Operation Flashpoint" spirit, and seemed to be more of a Rainbow Six Vegas This game took the name of the original, and lower the level. This game doesn't go anywhere near liberating the original installment, and the six years of development were wasted. Wasted on eliminating features rather than embedding them into the game for phenomenal gameplay. The sequel itself removed the "Operation Flashpoint" spirit, and seemed to be more of a Rainbow Six Vegas with vehicles and bigger island. The island is also one of the downfalls of this game. It's quite desolate. There are no cities, only small villages and more vegetation. The game is empty in soul and spirit, and lacks any immense story. The controls are adequate, but no where near stellar. There is no leaning, whatsoever, which contributes to the elimination of "realism" in Dragon Rising. The game is a flop in my book. Don't forget that the developer was different and steered way around the way Operation Flashpoint was meant to be. Expand
  31. MichaelM.
    Oct 17, 2009
    3
    Graphics is good. But 11 missions to keep single player running is not enough. the missions can be handled on hardcore mode in 4-5 hours. Then there are the issues with multiplayer. Even theough the game looks and feels pretty this is nothing out of the ordinary, and every other game provider will be able to provide more interesting gameplay, more game time on single player and a fully Graphics is good. But 11 missions to keep single player running is not enough. the missions can be handled on hardcore mode in 4-5 hours. Then there are the issues with multiplayer. Even theough the game looks and feels pretty this is nothing out of the ordinary, and every other game provider will be able to provide more interesting gameplay, more game time on single player and a fully functional multiplayer environment upon release. There are also issues with validating genuine players from pirated players. Currently pirates and game cheaters play along side valid players, causing the multiplayer aspect to falter even more. The AI is not impressive and a patch production was set in motion prior to release, but the game got released anyway. Dont let graphics only indicate that the game it self is great. I will say this though, the game holds some potential, but only if many of the serious issues are addressed. Expand
  32. jahpix
    Oct 17, 2009
    3
    Stupid console port, nothing to do with the original flashpoint. MP is broken, no dedicated servers in development. Utter farce i feel like ive been swindled by CM into thinking this game is something that its not.
  33. GreyPaws
    Oct 17, 2009
    4
    If you are expecting Code Masters to deliver a followup to the ground breaking Milisim 'Operation Flashpoint,' with this title you will be VERY disappointed. However, if you you are expecting a relatively fun 4 player co-op campaign, and are willing to overlook the glaring problems present in the current release of the game, you might actually enjoy yourself. There are many If you are expecting Code Masters to deliver a followup to the ground breaking Milisim 'Operation Flashpoint,' with this title you will be VERY disappointed. However, if you you are expecting a relatively fun 4 player co-op campaign, and are willing to overlook the glaring problems present in the current release of the game, you might actually enjoy yourself. There are many problems that detract from a fun experience. It is well known by now that there are no Dedicated Servers for this game, and the last official word from Code Masters was "this feature is currently not being worked on." There is also no mention of intent to release a SDK for the modding community to fix the problems with this game. The enemy AI, even when the game is set to 'Hardcore' is pathetically unrealistic in the way they respond to combat. Vehicle physics are simply a joke, vehicles tend to flip, the turning radius of most of the vehicles in the game is unacceptable, there is no way to use brakes without using a "handbrake." Your weapon seems to fire from the center of your model, so in some situations even with clear Line Of Sight to your target your rounds will impact objects you are using for cover (inexcusable for a shooter released in '09 ) The AI can track players and other AI through smoke, burning buildings and wrecks, as well as tall grass and vegetation, something a human player can not do without the assistance of optics. Weapon damage is unrealistic, plenty of examples of enemy AI taking a high caliber round to center mass, going prone, and then standing back up as if nothing was wrong with them. "...engaged against the full force of the Chinese PLA on a scale never previously experienced in a military action title..." I had to laugh at that one, most missions present very few targets, for example the opening mission of the campaign asks the player to disable anti-ship and anti-air installations on a small island off of the coast of Skira, to secure safe passage for a landing on the main island. Such a strategically important location seems to be defended by approximately 50 PLA soldiers, most of the players time is spent walking, or attempting to drive, through the bland and vastly empty landscape. There are many other problems that detract form the stated goal of this game, feel free to visit the Code Masters Forum pages on this game and see for yourselves. Expand
  34. AlexH.
    Oct 17, 2009
    2
    Very deceptive advertising by codemasters. The game isn't too bad, but it is not what was advertised. Unfortunately they ruined the Operation Flashpoint name by turning it into yet another run-and-gun game. Oh, and multiplayer will be dead in months. I'm sure most of the other comments here cover what the title was meant to have but was conveniently left out, or grossly exaggerated.
  35. simonh
    Oct 17, 2009
    9
    I was expecting this game to be a fun free war sim, but I was pleasantly surprised. Its kind of like BF2, but its far more tactical, with awesome graphics, and many realistic features. Wheres this game been all my life!
  36. jonl
    Oct 17, 2009
    10
    I'm loving this game! Totally reminds me of ghost recon. 32 multiplayer doesnt really work, but this game is made for co-op missions. Graphics, sounds etc are awesome, and the size of the island is massive.
  37. MilShootNothing
    Oct 17, 2009
    1
    I give this game 1 because it might be good on consoles but i don't have one so i can't tell. The PC version is really sad and have absolutely NOTHING to do with the original. Even worse is that it stinks REALLY bad of console, from graphic, menu to control system. About the multiplayer part, PATHETIC! Just to make it clear, Dragon Rising has nothing to do wtih realism or I give this game 1 because it might be good on consoles but i don't have one so i can't tell. The PC version is really sad and have absolutely NOTHING to do with the original. Even worse is that it stinks REALLY bad of console, from graphic, menu to control system. About the multiplayer part, PATHETIC! Just to make it clear, Dragon Rising has nothing to do wtih realism or simulation it's just another shooter with bad gameplay and aged graphics! Expand
  38. southy
    Oct 17, 2009
    0
    The worst physics in a game for at least 10 years, the helicopter flight model is the nothing short of a joke. Considering the game was built on a racing game engine the vehicles handling is laughable. Very poor console port to PC, MP is via P2P only no dedicated servers, for clans this is a killer. No mod support for the community leaving most with a bitter taste as the original The worst physics in a game for at least 10 years, the helicopter flight model is the nothing short of a joke. Considering the game was built on a racing game engine the vehicles handling is laughable. Very poor console port to PC, MP is via P2P only no dedicated servers, for clans this is a killer. No mod support for the community leaving most with a bitter taste as the original Operation Flashpoint was based massively in the community, Codemasters have shown without a doubt that they are purely in this to milk the name. The PC version has about 8 hours of SP in it and MP is dead as the lagg is terrible. Expand
  39. NeilB.
    Oct 17, 2009
    4
    Well below par. VERY short SP campaign, lots of problems for MP players, lack of USP features, numerous control system issues. Codies are going to have to pull the stops out with the follow up or this (formerly classic) title will be dead in the water.
  40. JesseS.
    Oct 17, 2009
    0
    This game has been the worst disappointment of my life. At first it was hyped like crysis as a modern warfare simulation, destructible everything, mud on weapons when you crawl, everything was supposed to be so authentic. End result was a crappy console game ported for PC.
  41. Kevin
    Oct 18, 2009
    5
    One of the "more fun" games I've played in quite a while, ruined by the fact that there's no dedicated servers on the PC. This was the game I've been hyping to my friends for the longest time. There's other various stupid mistakes in the development of the game that the company fails to acknowledge, such as moving your head while in a vehicle. What, are we wearing 163 One of the "more fun" games I've played in quite a while, ruined by the fact that there's no dedicated servers on the PC. This was the game I've been hyping to my friends for the longest time. There's other various stupid mistakes in the development of the game that the company fails to acknowledge, such as moving your head while in a vehicle. What, are we wearing 163 point harnesses or something? Other than that, granted this is not a TRUE OFP game, the campaign is fun and the coop is interesting. Unfortunately the multiplayer (or lack of) will make this game last no longer than this box of Nerds I have lying next to me. Expand
  42. Direbadge
    Dec 2, 2009
    1
    I gave it a "1" because it installed and "worked" - but the controls were like trying to play a flight simulator with a blindfold on. The hyper-realism is just a moniker to sell a game that is only one step past the drawing-boards. Completely unplayable - please save your money and play flash-based web games, a much better use of your time.
  43. HermanS
    Oct 20, 2009
    0
    Gosh, where to start. The game does not live up to any of the claims of the developers, The trailers are complete lies, anything you see in them you do not expect to happen in game. The game play is slow and clunky, the feild of vision is narrow, you need to shoot enemies in the head if you want to kill them instantly, otherwise it will take 4 to 5 shots to kill them, ingame colour scheme Gosh, where to start. The game does not live up to any of the claims of the developers, The trailers are complete lies, anything you see in them you do not expect to happen in game. The game play is slow and clunky, the feild of vision is narrow, you need to shoot enemies in the head if you want to kill them instantly, otherwise it will take 4 to 5 shots to kill them, ingame colour scheme is horrid the colours are all washed out. You have to stop to order your squad, multi player is slow, kind of like the in game sprinting, and there are no dedicated servers. The port from console looks just like that, they've hardly put any effort into it at all and the list goes on. If your looking to a sequal to Operation Flashpoint that is a war sim then obtain ARMA2 much better game play and less buggy (and also made by the same developers who created operation flashpoint).. Codemasters this was a really disappointing effort, lots of hype for a wholly unfinished, boaring buggy basicly unplayable game. STEAR CLEAR AT ALL COSTS. Expand
  44. Mikec
    Oct 8, 2009
    9
    Have played ofp, arma, arma2, bf1-2142, cod, moh. this is what arma2 should have been. nice graphics, nice sound, fairly good controls. they didn't make this game a 100% realistic BORING sim. they made this game a realistic FUN sim. sure it needs some tweaking here and there but its NOTHING like how bad arma2 is. running 1920x1200 max EVERYTHING and getting 60 fps. i'm not a bigHave played ofp, arma, arma2, bf1-2142, cod, moh. this is what arma2 should have been. nice graphics, nice sound, fairly good controls. they didn't make this game a 100% realistic BORING sim. they made this game a realistic FUN sim. sure it needs some tweaking here and there but its NOTHING like how bad arma2 is. running 1920x1200 max EVERYTHING and getting 60 fps. i'm not a big fan of alot of multiplayer games since cheaters and people that play video games as a career have ruined most. i have not tried PVP but the campaign CO-OP is FUN! like someone else said, moving and changing weapons/inventory would be nice. would love to see lots of addon maps/scenarios to co-op play. it's not run and gun like cod, moh, bf1-2142 but its also not OVERLY boring like arma1-2 and the original flashpoint. Expand
  45. SPMXVC
    Oct 8, 2009
    5
    Sadly I'm not impressed one bit with this game. It's just another run of the mill simulation style shooter. The fact that I've had team-mates die on me because my medic refused to heal them, well that's just disappointing. I've had on several occasions a team-mate bleeding against cover, call the order to heal wounded. What does the medic do? walk backwards and Sadly I'm not impressed one bit with this game. It's just another run of the mill simulation style shooter. The fact that I've had team-mates die on me because my medic refused to heal them, well that's just disappointing. I've had on several occasions a team-mate bleeding against cover, call the order to heal wounded. What does the medic do? walk backwards and forwards to and from the wounded soldier. It seems to happen a lot around cover and trees. The AI needs plenty of work, the enemy soldiers are no exception. So far from approx 5 hours of play I've seen the enemy fire on me when I'm either hiding in long grass motionless, can't see the enemy through tree-lines, or even hiding inside buildings (again, motionless and in the dark.) If this is supposed to be a simulation type game, I'd maybe like the enemies to be simulations, rather than being up against Robocop. You better not like using the mouse scroll to view your weapons. As soon as you hit the scroll, you become immobilized and unable to turn. What am I doing when I use the mouse scroll? is my character running along then suddenly just stops and says "I wonder what equipment I have on me, oh I better check it right here on this spot even though I'm being fired upon from 360 degrees." Commands can be frustrating as hell, taking items from crates/soldiers is clumsy, and the general feel of the game isn't as smooth as I am running with 30kg of weight on my shoulders. Yeah I know it's a "simulation" but there are just things in it that make it not fun. There is and always will be a thing in games I like to call the Realism Ven Diagram. Think of it like this, make the game TOO realistic (like one bullet in the leg and all of a sudden you're immobilized and need your team mates to carry you, I can't imagine a soldier walking, let alone carrying that much equipment AND walking after he's been shot in the knee by a rifle, but let's not do that! that would ruin the game!) and you lose the aspect of it even being a game, it'd become boring, unplayable, just a task. If you take a successful game like the latest COD games (and I personally hate those, so I'm not being a fanboy) Imagine if they made it so you had to actually put your cross hair on the grenades to pick them up and throw them back, or better yet! take away the grenade indicator! If you were playing the game on high difficulties the main campaign would just be death after death after death after death. Sorry, that's war, live with it. Games that try to be realistic need to balance out the realism and the fun aspect so that people can actually pick up the game and start having fun right away. Yeah yeah yeah I know, a lot of people will say "It's a simulation! It's supposed to be like that!" I agree, it is a simulation, it IS supposed to be like that. What I don't like about this game is just bits and pieces, there are too many kinks in it at this current time. Call it constructive criticism. As far as I've seen so far, only 2 things save this game from the unplayable category. 1 - The game is realistic, it takes you to the front lines, throws dirt in your face, makes you feel like you're actually under enemy fire! 2 - The weapons and the vehicles are mechanically correct, they act very similar to their real life counter-parts. I do believe there is hope, I do believe this game has alot of potential. This game needs a patch or two to fix some of the problems, AI, managing weaponry, inventory etc. Until then I'll probably play it once or twice through, the game in my eyes is overall a playable simulation GAME, just not all the way there... yet. Expand
  46. AndreasM
    Oct 8, 2009
    10
    Operation flashpoint: Dragon Rising lives up to operation flashpoint 1, but the perk is that this is more smooth, more entertaining and last but not at least it is very dynamic. The gameplay is truly awesome. THX codemasters you did it again.
  47. bjd....
    Jan 16, 2010
    8
    i needed something to take me to the next level........the dreamworld war scenario prepared by crysis n co. had been annihilated by OFDR.....
  48. JasonH
    Jan 20, 2010
    1
    OFDR has all of the pesky quirks of a sim without any of the gloss of an action game; if you are looking for a shooter that claims to be "realistic" but is far from it, then this is the game for you! Incidentally, the most "realistic" shooters were made in the late 90's and have only veered away from it since. OFDR continues this trend.
  49. AnonymousMC
    Oct 11, 2009
    4
    - Stupid AI? Check...didn't expect genius, but this is not even close.More like retarded. -Lack of realism? Check...you can't even lean from behind the object. I mean , c'mon, games from 90's have that, and not game that boasts being "realistic simulation" - Control problems? check... lazy console port, radial menu...it takes ages for controls to work sometime. -- Stupid AI? Check...didn't expect genius, but this is not even close.More like retarded. -Lack of realism? Check...you can't even lean from behind the object. I mean , c'mon, games from 90's have that, and not game that boasts being "realistic simulation" - Control problems? check... lazy console port, radial menu...it takes ages for controls to work sometime. - Limited online? check.. lack of dedicated servers ,no anti-cheat , maps are very small 4x4 km - Graphics are good , but this is fighting game not Sims. Game is not simulation as ARMA or arcade like COD, but some sort of renegade hybrid in between that have gone wrong.Not worth $39.99, more like at most $19.99, if you really must have it. Although i really don't know why would you want it. Expand
  50. BastiaanL
    Oct 11, 2009
    5
    Man.... I really don't know how to describe how disapointed i am with this game. So i'll just make a list! Bare in mind that I am an enourmous OFP fan, so obviously i expected a sequel...which is defenatly not what i got. - OFP had an incredibly good story line, OFP:DR has NO story line. Nothing at all! Just 6 missions in a row! - Campain short. Very very very very very very Man.... I really don't know how to describe how disapointed i am with this game. So i'll just make a list! Bare in mind that I am an enourmous OFP fan, so obviously i expected a sequel...which is defenatly not what i got. - OFP had an incredibly good story line, OFP:DR has NO story line. Nothing at all! Just 6 missions in a row! - Campain short. Very very very very very very short. Easily finished within 5 hours. Which is pretty bad for a game in this price range. - Lots of options (driving tanks, flying attack helicopters, boats, laser guided air strikes, JDAM air strikes, artilery) All those options, and the campain ignores 50% of them. No tank missions, no heli missions, no laser guided air strikes, no APC missions... -no free look in trucks, helicopters, landing a plane is pretty much impossible (just like commanding an NPC to a direction which ain't directly in front of you) All in all. Definitely not worth the "Operation Flashpoint" name. Expand
  51. AnonymousMC
    Oct 11, 2009
    2
    PC impressions: The campaign is short and boring and HEAVILY scripted, very predictable (repel enemy, conquer, prepare for enemy reinforcements all over again), you don't get to drive anything interesting (infantry "simulator", I know, but still..). Visuals like textures, model detail, terrain detail or visual distance are HEAVILY reduced for the game to be able to run smoothly onPC impressions: The campaign is short and boring and HEAVILY scripted, very predictable (repel enemy, conquer, prepare for enemy reinforcements all over again), you don't get to drive anything interesting (infantry "simulator", I know, but still..). Visuals like textures, model detail, terrain detail or visual distance are HEAVILY reduced for the game to be able to run smoothly on consoles (yet it's the same on PCs) and it is covered with overusing "fancy" post-processing effects, concealment like bushes disappears after you move from it a couple of meters (making anything hiding behind it exposed), most of the animations are weird. The 63 entity limit completely blows the expectation of a mil-sim (as this.. thing.. was marketed) as well as the pathetic MP player limits, play area limits and the sad maximum distance between players in coop. Very little MP maps, NO SINGLE MISSIONS (you're only able to repeat missions from the campaign). The keyboard controls are horrible, the radial command control is very unfriendly, the field of view is very narrow and thus makes you sick, it has no real balancing (the difficulty is the same on all levels, you just lose some HUD gizmos). The AI is bad, sometimes it spawns right before your very eyes, sometimes the enemy is looking at you but "isn' aware of your presence" until you shoot. This thing is in NO WAY a military simulator and NOT EVEN a tactical shooter. It doesn't come close to new ArmA series, new CoD series, new BF series... and not even the old Delta Force series.

    Marketing this thing as a milsim and a successor to the original Operation Flashpoin was a baad move. I give it 3/10 - for the sounds of explosions, which were cool, and for a couple of laughs I had.
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  52. WF
    Nov 12, 2009
    0
    I just think CM didn't realy have enough time to finish this game. What can I say: Oh man, your tank will get damage if you hit a tree? M16 or Type 81 with a scope can shoot 1km away? Or the buggy looking explosion dust? At the beginning I thouth OFPDR must has a better engine than ArmA, now I can only tell that the phsical enging is ok, but others sucks. If CM just want to forget I just think CM didn't realy have enough time to finish this game. What can I say: Oh man, your tank will get damage if you hit a tree? M16 or Type 81 with a scope can shoot 1km away? Or the buggy looking explosion dust? At the beginning I thouth OFPDR must has a better engine than ArmA, now I can only tell that the phsical enging is ok, but others sucks. If CM just want to forget the realistic, that's fine for me, but OFPDR fialed both on realistic and entertainment. Expand
  53. danielS
    Oct 10, 2009
    1
    The game is a piece of crap. I don't recommend anyone buying it. Not even fanboys. But it has potential, unfortunately with over 10 years of experience from FPS games that potential will never be cashed in upon. It's not like ARMA, OPFLASH or GRAW. It's like the earlier Ghost Recon games but with updated graphics. I.e lots of retro design and aged gameplay. Unfortunately The game is a piece of crap. I don't recommend anyone buying it. Not even fanboys. But it has potential, unfortunately with over 10 years of experience from FPS games that potential will never be cashed in upon. It's not like ARMA, OPFLASH or GRAW. It's like the earlier Ghost Recon games but with updated graphics. I.e lots of retro design and aged gameplay. Unfortunately this game also suffers from an extreme amount of bugs and fact errors. It is on par with ARMA2 release, and almost Söldner. Completely useless for multiplayer. Console port is obvious in menus, it is unlikely they'll sidetrack it more. I can say this, it's the last game I'm buying from Codemasters that isn't a car game. They certainly know nothing about this FPS thing everyone is chatting about. Touch and feel is Colin Mcrae 3 + guns. Except vehicle handling takes the skiddy feeling of CM-games to an extreme. The vehicles flings around like you're sitting on top of a spring. AI has lots of flaws, and is best utilized as flanking bait for the enemy because they respawn whenever you reach a checkpoint. They're annoying as hell if they stick around and sometimes they treat you to a SMAW round in the back of the head... or whatever weaponry they currently equip. Expand
  54. MichaelJ
    Oct 11, 2009
    9
    I think its weird how different people perceive this game, i think its awesome, a bit more "Arcady" than Arma II but thats not a bad thing IMO. I bought the game yesterday and spent 5-6 hours with 4 of my friends doing the co-op missions and i havent had this much fun in a long time. The game is far from perfect, but it is definitely worth buying if youre in to games like Arma/Arma II - I think its weird how different people perceive this game, i think its awesome, a bit more "Arcady" than Arma II but thats not a bad thing IMO. I bought the game yesterday and spent 5-6 hours with 4 of my friends doing the co-op missions and i havent had this much fun in a long time. The game is far from perfect, but it is definitely worth buying if youre in to games like Arma/Arma II - GRAW 1 & 2 and those type of games. Ill give it 8.5 out of 10. Expand
  55. BenSimms
    Nov 2, 2009
    3
    -Bad support - No dedicated servers - Sick fanboy community - Prelude to the downfall of fps gaming on pc - False advertising - Theft - Bugfest - Ai as stupid as any ai
  56. JonS
    Oct 12, 2009
    5
    Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising has one problem. It's history. And they have failed to recreate that OpFlash feel, that only the original developer of the series could. First, Codemasters has deceived it's console users by stating "Open World Game Play". That couldn't be farther from the truth. It is restrictive, and you can't not explorer the island of skira, Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising has one problem. It's history. And they have failed to recreate that OpFlash feel, that only the original developer of the series could. First, Codemasters has deceived it's console users by stating "Open World Game Play". That couldn't be farther from the truth. It is restrictive, and you can't not explorer the island of skira, either by a mission box or timer. Graphics are poorly made textures, and even worse on the PS3 Version. At least the PC you can adjust and improve them. But all look pretty poor. 11 Missions seem the same. I don't know how AA sites you have to destroy. The AI is not dynamic. They do the same thing over and over again, so it takes no time to figure out where they will be. They one bright spot is the sounds. Very nice audio for the weapons. I gave it a 5 because, the game starts correctly, plays with few bugs, on the PS3. This is a good filler game, if your waiting for another game. Bargin Bin or Rental at best. MP is just a joke on the PC. No SADS, and it's peer to peer. Can't join in progress is another problem. MP feels very limited and thrown together at the last minute. Expand
  57. Dr.Pulp
    Oct 13, 2009
    0
    This game looks awful and has nothing to do with Operation Flashpoint. It doesn't even come close to a simulation. The GFX look bad! The textures are all blurry and all colours are green-brown / brown. It doens't support Joysticks.
  58. Animus404
    Oct 13, 2009
    4
    Not the worst game I've ever played and definitely not the worst. Where this game falls down is that it was sold to the games playing public as a military simulator and many people but it thinking it is. However this is an arcade game masquerading as a milsim, I guess the bottom line is if your after a milsim buy Arma2 if you want a fun modern warfare game get COD4 you'll have a Not the worst game I've ever played and definitely not the worst. Where this game falls down is that it was sold to the games playing public as a military simulator and many people but it thinking it is. However this is an arcade game masquerading as a milsim, I guess the bottom line is if your after a milsim buy Arma2 if you want a fun modern warfare game get COD4 you'll have a better time with both of these, and they even have a dedicated server rather than a poor excuse for a multiplayer which ships with Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. Expand
  59. yaw
    Nov 4, 2009
    8
    Better than Arma II and Arma II. Mix between original OFP and Battlefield 2 (sorry dudes) Not the best FPS of the year. Check the demo first before buying.
  60. ShaneS
    Oct 15, 2009
    1
    PLEASE go to their website and read the forums before you buy this game. NO dedicated servers, very unrealistic, terrible graphics. Every claim the developers have made about the game was a lie. People are abandoning this game at an alarming rate. I am just frustrated that I was conned into buying this junk by Metascore's VERY genererous review of this game. It is more like 20/100. PLEASE go to their website and read the forums before you buy this game. NO dedicated servers, very unrealistic, terrible graphics. Every claim the developers have made about the game was a lie. People are abandoning this game at an alarming rate. I am just frustrated that I was conned into buying this junk by Metascore's VERY genererous review of this game. It is more like 20/100. Honestly. Research it and find the truth for yourself! Expand
  61. PeteJ
    Oct 15, 2009
    10
    Awesome game. MP could be better, but the gameplay makes up for any problems. Needs a couple of tweaks, but apparently theyre due to be fixed in a patch that is due in a couple of weeks. The game is best played in Co-op with friends. It is seriously good fun, and I cant wait to see what the community produces with the built in editor.
  62. AdamGaunt
    Oct 16, 2009
    5
    GLITCH GALORIE! Every time I beat a mission and decide im done playing it will make me start over from the end of mission 3 so single player blows online sucks because you can shoot someone 19 times in the chest watch blood spray everytime they shoot you once and you die lamesauce galore!
  63. pauls
    Oct 16, 2009
    9
    It is not what I was expecting as a sequel to OFP the greatest military sim ever IMO. I think if they labled this game something other than OFP2 there would not be so much mixed feelings about the game. The more fluid arcade like controls and interface in OFP2 are a welcome change but this game on release still leaves a lot to be desired from any hard core classic OFP fan. When the major It is not what I was expecting as a sequel to OFP the greatest military sim ever IMO. I think if they labled this game something other than OFP2 there would not be so much mixed feelings about the game. The more fluid arcade like controls and interface in OFP2 are a welcome change but this game on release still leaves a lot to be desired from any hard core classic OFP fan. When the major kinks and quarks and the mod community gets going for this game and dedicated server support is released OFP2 will truely reach its full potential. I remain optimistic as to the future of OFP francise. Expand
  64. OwenH
    Oct 17, 2009
    4
    First things first: I am deducting a solid point, point and a half for the multiplayer side of things. CM have delivered a game with *no dedicated server* and horrible disconnect issues. If you like multiplayer gaming this isn't the game you are looking for. They have no intention of providing a dedicated server either so I anticipate this one being dead on it's feet inside of a First things first: I am deducting a solid point, point and a half for the multiplayer side of things. CM have delivered a game with *no dedicated server* and horrible disconnect issues. If you like multiplayer gaming this isn't the game you are looking for. They have no intention of providing a dedicated server either so I anticipate this one being dead on it's feet inside of a couple of months. That aside it's a passable single-player/co-op game. It certainly has it's moments and if you pick it up for 20 quid or something it's possibly worth it. I've been regarding it more as a Ghost Recon sequel than an OFP sequel and taken like that it sort of works. The graphics are kind of ugly and blocky up close but seen at a distance it looks pretty decent and has very little in the way of slowdown even looking over an open field covered in smoke and exploding stuff. I suppose the 64 unit per map cap helps out here and the effects aren't that technically impressive. Taken together though, it is kind of cool advancing behind smokescreens from friendly artillery or sneaking around avoiding patrols with your thermal sight. Animations are a bit dodgy. They look weird in places and considering how much of a song and dance they made about making it all "as real as it gets" they've got a lot of stuff wrong. Sound design is basically competent although the guns sound kinda hollow and plasticy. It's especially noticable that the heavier calibre weapons lack boom. Voices are less robotic than ArmA2. The AI has some really nice touches (they pop smoke and run away :D ) but is kind of inconsistent in places. They've also toned their accuracy right down so they now shoot like Star Wars stormtroopers. The missions are mostly quite well thought out. Unlike the recent Ghost Recon games the recon team you play for half of the missions actually recon stuff and sneak around calling in airstrikes. The assaults actually feel assault-y in that you have friendly units backing you up. There's a few places where bugs or poor checkpoint placement had me punching the wall in frustration though. Also, there's only 11 missions and after you've played those, what then? Controls are a bit weak. It's obviously a console control scheme ported to PC. The command interface is clearly designed for d-pad. On PC you press a key to bring the menu up and then use the primary movement (ASWD) keys to give orders. It feels incredibly clumsy. Considering you have number, f- keys and a keypad on PC it seems like a poor choice. There's no lean keys... because the d-pad is being used for commands. Vehicle controls are laughably bad. Considering this is an engine developed for racing games the jeeps handle like hippos on rollerskates and the steering goes straight to full lock so you spend most of the time sliding/floating along above the ground. I should also say a word about them claiming this is the "true sequel" to Operation Flashpoint. It really isn't. It's much, much more limited in scope. It's really only about squad/fireteam sized infantry shootouts. Expand
  65. DannyB.
    Oct 17, 2009
    10
    fantastic game. Im so glad this isnt an arma 2 twin. the gameplay is far better, and a lot more fun and accessable than arma 2, which was over complicated, and ruined itselft by trying to be too realistic, which ruined the fun aspect. OF2 is excellent, and exceeds all my expectations. The gfx are brilliant, the AI is spot on (for me anyway), everyone has a different experience with the fantastic game. Im so glad this isnt an arma 2 twin. the gameplay is far better, and a lot more fun and accessable than arma 2, which was over complicated, and ruined itselft by trying to be too realistic, which ruined the fun aspect. OF2 is excellent, and exceeds all my expectations. The gfx are brilliant, the AI is spot on (for me anyway), everyone has a different experience with the AI. The atmosphere aswell, is also spot on. Best game ive bought for a very long time for pc, however the console versions arent very good at all. Expand
  66. AndrewA
    Oct 17, 2009
    8
    Great gameplay overall- Coop is a welcome feature in any FPS and this one hits the coop nail right on the head. The only real con present is the lack of dedicated server support- severely diminishing the enjoyability of online play at this point.
  67. Fin
    Oct 17, 2009
    4
    An average shooter but an extremely poor simulator. The good things: It's slightly more on the realistic side compared to the pure run-and-gun shooters, and the performance is good. Negatives: The realism they advertise just isn't there. Starting from extremely poor physics down to an invisible shield(!) that makes sure the AI won't hit you with their first shots, or if An average shooter but an extremely poor simulator. The good things: It's slightly more on the realistic side compared to the pure run-and-gun shooters, and the performance is good. Negatives: The realism they advertise just isn't there. Starting from extremely poor physics down to an invisible shield(!) that makes sure the AI won't hit you with their first shots, or if they're more than a few hundred meters away, and they have a very hard time hitting you even after that. Vehicle handling is an absolute joke, and there's not much to say on the flightmodel of helicopters(or the lack of one). Both friendly and enemy AI do a poor job at soldiering, and as already mentioned they can't hit the famous side of the barn. Weapons are very arcadish, and hitting targets at full auto is no problem.The good performance comes at the price of very outdated graphics, and for god knows why they've applied strange color filters everywhere. Nights aren't dark at all, but look like daytime with a blue filter. Other times the whole world is yellowish or greenish, but never natural. The SP campaign is short, easy, repeative and gets boring very soon. MP is severely limited and just doesn't function properly at the moment. Conclusion: Use your $40 on beer. The entertainment that results lasts longer and is of better quality. Expand
  68. CJSo
    Oct 17, 2009
    3
    The single player is great that is the only thing. The game totally lacks replayability as the AI is based on scripting and not actual logic. The multiplayer does not feature basic aspects that games made in 1998 have. No join in progress, no dedicated server, and rather small amount of people allowed, even for PC. Avoid this game until it hits your $5 bin since the only thing going for The single player is great that is the only thing. The game totally lacks replayability as the AI is based on scripting and not actual logic. The multiplayer does not feature basic aspects that games made in 1998 have. No join in progress, no dedicated server, and rather small amount of people allowed, even for PC. Avoid this game until it hits your $5 bin since the only thing going for it is single player. Expand
  69. JosephC.
    Oct 17, 2009
    0
    Needed 6 months more development. But as always we are given a game which is no more than a mere shadow of the hype and promises made by CM. Waste of money. Buy this game several months sown the line and it will be half price and hopefully fixed at least to the extent that its playable.
  70. DennisG.
    Oct 17, 2009
    8
    Ignore the rabid, almost certifiably crazy ArmA fans, this game is a very solid outing. It's MUCH more accessable than the ArmA games, while still offering a much more open and realistic experience than the CoD series. A must by for the person who was looking for that middle ground between CoD and ArmA (and who also never wanted to deal with ArmA's horrible bugs).
  71. gulagdan
    Oct 17, 2009
    4
    Brief Review: Graphic engine has potential, but was not used to its greatest capacity, we are in 2009, it is not graphic for 2009, 2d trees and grass, very poor texture (it's like Delta Force Xtreme). Singleplayer gameplay is without war atmosphere, stupid AI, map size is the only good thing, but in multiplayer you can use only 4 km square without dedicated server. I would be given a Brief Review: Graphic engine has potential, but was not used to its greatest capacity, we are in 2009, it is not graphic for 2009, 2d trees and grass, very poor texture (it's like Delta Force Xtreme). Singleplayer gameplay is without war atmosphere, stupid AI, map size is the only good thing, but in multiplayer you can use only 4 km square without dedicated server. I would be given a higher score, but CM has lied to us too much, they don't deserve more, they were dishonest. Expand
  72. AlS
    Oct 17, 2009
    1
    Rubbish AI who can't hit the side of a barn and don't even appear to see you when close, vehicle physics are rubbish, 20 tons tanks find trees invincible. Corridored play ( no open dynamic world here ), unbelievabley broken MP with no dedicated servers for PC, constant disconnects when in game, no cd key authentication, no anticheat ( the game has already been hacked to Rubbish AI who can't hit the side of a barn and don't even appear to see you when close, vehicle physics are rubbish, 20 tons tanks find trees invincible. Corridored play ( no open dynamic world here ), unbelievabley broken MP with no dedicated servers for PC, constant disconnects when in game, no cd key authentication, no anticheat ( the game has already been hacked to bit's and the leaderboards rendered pointless ). Maximum amount of entities in any one mission = 64 /= massive large scale feeling. How magazines rated this game highly is beyond me. Maybe they just didn't want to loose the advertising revenue. In conlusion - OPFDR is average in SP, completetly pants in MP. Overall it's a fail. Expand
  73. pekkav.
    Oct 17, 2009
    6
    If this was called "dragon rising", released only to consoles circa 2005 or so it woulda been worth a niner. Carrying a nametag of Flaspoint, working like a badly made PC port of a console game of 2005 and being marketed as something better than original flashpoint, it is asking for a six. Singleplayer campaign is short, small-scale, and has no real vehicle combat. AI wont reach the level If this was called "dragon rising", released only to consoles circa 2005 or so it woulda been worth a niner. Carrying a nametag of Flaspoint, working like a badly made PC port of a console game of 2005 and being marketed as something better than original flashpoint, it is asking for a six. Singleplayer campaign is short, small-scale, and has no real vehicle combat. AI wont reach the level it needs, expecailly if vehicles are involved. controls are retarded, again highlighted when vehicles are involved. The MP is simply horrible, having released at alpha-stage claimed as"ready" and the entire game has a feeling of Beta-test in it. shame, really. and in SP, Immersion is shot in the leg by using NO means whatsoever to ride the storyline up ingame. do NOT be fooled by the name flashpoint in the game. Expand
  74. IrishCoffe
    Oct 17, 2009
    1
    Codemasters manages to kill Operation Flashpoint series, and this Dragon Rising doesnt offer anything mentioned by the AD campaign. In nearly every case, it's all about FUD for next to nothing a finished product. It can be clearly compared with "Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing".
  75. MartinR.
    Oct 17, 2009
    5
    Well, for a game carrying the name OFP it's a massive letdown, but even if it did not have this name, there are imho too many problems right now to give it a high rating. -Heavy aftificial limitations in mission design and so on (the freedom of OFP is nowhere to be found), multiplayer apart from 4 player COOP seems like an afterthought and it's doubtful that things will improve Well, for a game carrying the name OFP it's a massive letdown, but even if it did not have this name, there are imho too many problems right now to give it a high rating. -Heavy aftificial limitations in mission design and so on (the freedom of OFP is nowhere to be found), multiplayer apart from 4 player COOP seems like an afterthought and it's doubtful that things will improve much (no dedicated server for example, CM's track record in patching...). Personally, the feeling of being there just isn't...there. The A.I. are terrible shots (and I mean it!), I hardly ever feel under pressure unless there's like 8 of those guys homing in on me. The player also seems to have some kind of bullet repelling shield, they will almost never hit you with their first magazine, distance hardly matters. Vehicle physics are from the Moon (seems like a low gravity environment), giving commands is ok (worthy of improvement though), graphics are ok too, nothing special (wish there were actually dark nights, but the giant moon just doesn't leave the sky), seems well optimised (oh, it's a plus!), campaign is generally forgettable, destruction of the environment is mediocre (trees can't be destroyed as huge downside)...and so on, you get the idea! Though it shows nicely that with a good PR department and buying lots of advertisement slots you can get any rating from reviewers you want. I don't think anyone of those actually touched the MP, or noticed that it's a step back from the original OFP: CWC in almost every aspect. Expand
  76. davep.
    Oct 17, 2009
    8
    One bad thing about this game is that 32 player multiplayer doesnt really work too well. SP it is fantastic and the game has a brilliant gritty realism. Ive been having great fun playing co-op with my friends, and this is probably the best way to play it. I tried ARMA a couple of months ago, and this game is 10 times better. Youre in the action within minutes, and the game is generally One bad thing about this game is that 32 player multiplayer doesnt really work too well. SP it is fantastic and the game has a brilliant gritty realism. Ive been having great fun playing co-op with my friends, and this is probably the best way to play it. I tried ARMA a couple of months ago, and this game is 10 times better. Youre in the action within minutes, and the game is generally bug free. It also runs like a dream on my system. Expand
  77. DevastV
    Oct 18, 2009
    5
    Very poor mulitplayer experience. Animation problems that get you killed 9/10 times. Bugs. Some of which disable mouse support in critical areas. I do not recommend this game for multiplayer or coop. Single player alone just doesn't save this game.
  78. EvanS
    Nov 9, 2009
    3
    This is not a flashpoint 2, it's an arcade game, please dont buy it. I bought this game passed it in couple hours and deleted it, so just save your money for something else out ther, just get arma 2 or smth much better!
  79. M
    Dec 10, 2009
    10
    Great game if your into tactical shooters.Its not like modern warfare 2 but its still more fun if your really into more realistic shooters.
  80. IvanB
    Oct 20, 2009
    1
    I never ever in my life wrote a review on any game, i guess it is my only chance, I'm sorry, but this game is really disappointed me, i was waiting for it for so long, since i played on my old pentium 4 and was 18 years old, spent huge ammount of money to change my whole system just to play that ofp resistence game with that 5km range of detalisation, long time ago, feels like it was I never ever in my life wrote a review on any game, i guess it is my only chance, I'm sorry, but this game is really disappointed me, i was waiting for it for so long, since i played on my old pentium 4 and was 18 years old, spent huge ammount of money to change my whole system just to play that ofp resistence game with that 5km range of detalisation, long time ago, feels like it was yesterday, liked it very mutch since then, that filling of war reality hitting regular people, amazing story line, nothing comparing to that game is a 2nd part, unfortunate, I dont know what happend between bohemia interactive and codemasters, but i see now how it affected the new game, they were using that engine and they went very far from reality with dissapiering boddies, unneeded special effects, not reallistic textures of simple things like country roads, highways etc, night is super bright, feels like its a day exept rainy weather.. moon looks like some anime cartoon, seriously they ruined their great job with a lot of unnesesary things all they were talking about they ruined it with those stupid arcade like things, all sounds and all nice night lighting all were ruined, like your temmates reappiaring after their death... i would fire somebody from your team for that idia i'm sorry, that game supposed to be real, No stupid patroling the area missions.. no super long car driving to some far destination... Just make some civil missions without guns where you just walk all over that island.. omg i still have that feeling of huge disappointment.. And thoughts are like it will never happen again, the kinda game OFP was.. Will be forever in my heart! Goodbye Flashpoint Maybe somebody someday.. i hope i will be alive. Expand
  81. RadekK
    Dec 20, 2009
    3
    Too short, where are Heli / Tank missions? Not possible to rearm before mission? Yeah, US soldier without scope vs. Enemy with scope, snipers, etc. The first thing I did was to kill enemy with any scoped weapon. In flashpoint 1 there were ambush missions, heli, tanks, APC. Oh! The AI of my team - great - give them orders and they won't use the road, even if it there's no Too short, where are Heli / Tank missions? Not possible to rearm before mission? Yeah, US soldier without scope vs. Enemy with scope, snipers, etc. The first thing I did was to kill enemy with any scoped weapon. In flashpoint 1 there were ambush missions, heli, tanks, APC. Oh! The AI of my team - great - give them orders and they won't use the road, even if it there's no enemies. In effect they get stuck in trees and other obstacles. Flashpoint 1 was a lot better. Expand
  82. LousyDan
    Dec 23, 2009
    0
    This game is quite disappointing for me as a pc user. First off I cant get it to run on my XP64 at all, gladly there are already forum threads concerning that issue - sadly none of them got a solution ... . On the other hand I got it to install on Windows7 64bit Laptop and it actually works. However it is not possible to force it to run with the native resolution of the LCD so its all This game is quite disappointing for me as a pc user. First off I cant get it to run on my XP64 at all, gladly there are already forum threads concerning that issue - sadly none of them got a solution ... . On the other hand I got it to install on Windows7 64bit Laptop and it actually works. However it is not possible to force it to run with the native resolution of the LCD so its all blurry. After several hours/days of trying to install and set up the game the way I would like it I had to resign and admit that the game and I are not compatible and that the game is way more persistent than I am. As for the few minutes I played this game with the settings I was forced to accept I have to say that it totally does not deliver what it promises graphically and technically. Expand
  83. Lux
    Oct 27, 2009
    5
    Dull graphics (explosions, effects...), realism close to zero. Hardly bearable on console, at all on PC. It's just a run of the mill FPS, just a little worse than Battlefield 2. Shame on them (CM).
  84. GuillemL
    Oct 28, 2009
    2
    A design failure and an perfectly played marketing campaign. We were sold a completely different game and we have bitten hard. You can only fool us once CM!
  85. AliK
    Oct 30, 2009
    10
    I don't get why everyone's trashing this game. This game is for me, the best first person shooter since Modern Warfare! Not a game goes by that I don't play this game; It's difficulty, which post people seem to whine about is in my opinion it's best feature!
  86. JQ
    Oct 7, 2009
    8
    To put all this as short and clear as possible, the game itself has all the great features to make a superb shooter, but blatantly poor developer decisions really impair this game. The decisions are baffling.. For example, you have this huge 250 km open world, and ideally your one set soldier that's part of one set squad roaming the open world taking out enemy defenses and any To put all this as short and clear as possible, the game itself has all the great features to make a superb shooter, but blatantly poor developer decisions really impair this game. The decisions are baffling.. For example, you have this huge 250 km open world, and ideally your one set soldier that's part of one set squad roaming the open world taking out enemy defenses and any objectives that are radio'd in by HQ, but the developers decided rather than that they just load you up as random soldiers in different parts of the map for each of 11 missions. The objectives are in the general area you're loaded into, rarely do you travel over a kilometer, so you NEVER get immersed. You load in complete an objective and then you're a new guy in a new place that has to do an objective in that place. Also, you have NO say in your class/loadout. I like beinga sniper, but no, the game makes me a rifleman in every mission I've done so far and you have no choice in what equipment you want to role out with. The MP is practically the same deal.. you all race to pick a class that the next guy didn't already take and I've never got to play as a sniper yet in mp. These aren't things that just feel through with limitations, the developers has all the ingredients set out and just used them all wrong. I really don't understand it. Expand
  87. phanj
    Oct 7, 2009
    7
    Consolitis. There's a nice game in here but it sure does suffer from a bad case of consolitis. The entire multiplayer part of this game screams console game, and that's a very bad thing. There are no dedicated servers, you can't join games in progress, the loadout selection menu is very unfriendly, and even the game's menus which you are forced to repeatedly navigate Consolitis. There's a nice game in here but it sure does suffer from a bad case of consolitis. The entire multiplayer part of this game screams console game, and that's a very bad thing. There are no dedicated servers, you can't join games in progress, the loadout selection menu is very unfriendly, and even the game's menus which you are forced to repeatedly navigate to play multiplayer games is slow and demands you press enter key instead of clicking too often. All that said there is some real potential with this game. It's main competitor is ArmA2. There are some parts of the game that are better than ArmA2 and some definitely that are worse. The sounds are definitely better in OF:DR than ArmA2. Much better. Game performance is also much better. The game is GPU bound, not requiring much nearly as much CPU as ArmA2. Also I'd say the game is far less buggy than ArmA2 on release, but there are bugs to be found. The single player game, what I've played of it so far, seems decent. My impression is the AI is decent or even nice to play against. This is not a twitch shooter like CoD. You'll need to take a steady aim and the gameplay isn't along narrow corridors. Some people are comparing this to BF2 but it really isn't like BF2 much at all. BF2 is much better for what it does, PvP and BF2 has a great client/server system which OF:DR does not. Also BF2 isn't a sandbox milsim. For you BF2 players out there, stick with BF2 for PvP, it's far better for that. And Project Reality mod for BF2 is in no danger from OF:DR. OF:DR is a terrible PvP game because it lacks dedicated servers and also because the consolitis interface. Really, don't even think of this game as being similar to BF2. It isn't. BF2 does urban settings far far better than this game. Is this game worth retail price of $40? It depends on what you want and how attached to the money you are. If you are OK with enjoying OF:DR for 10 or 20 hours and then putting it aside, go ahead and buy the game. I highly doubt without real servers that this game will offer you or almost anyone much replay value. Expand
  88. KyleH
    Oct 8, 2009
    8
    Out wit the enemy, not out rush. This is how OPF2 plays. The game is all about achieving the objectives and doing so without loosing your assets (teammates, other allies). You have to be efficient and prioritize. Instead of rushing a SAM missilie objective in order to destroy it, flank you team left. You should then flank right and sneak up behind the opposition that is engaged with your Out wit the enemy, not out rush. This is how OPF2 plays. The game is all about achieving the objectives and doing so without loosing your assets (teammates, other allies). You have to be efficient and prioritize. Instead of rushing a SAM missilie objective in order to destroy it, flank you team left. You should then flank right and sneak up behind the opposition that is engaged with your team. Drop your charges and scramble out. BOOM. Objective destroyed, withdraw your team. This is how OPFL2 is played and if you like live action problem solving combined with. Expand
  89. FredM
    Oct 9, 2009
    6
    It's unfortunate that the console is literally destroying PC games. I was a big OPF fan and now that I have played a fair amount of this sequel, my verdict is that it's ok. ARMA II is a far superior product even with it's bugs and lack of polishing in voice acting and personalities of the NPC. Dragon rising feels like a console game on my PC which has resulted in an average It's unfortunate that the console is literally destroying PC games. I was a big OPF fan and now that I have played a fair amount of this sequel, my verdict is that it's ok. ARMA II is a far superior product even with it's bugs and lack of polishing in voice acting and personalities of the NPC. Dragon rising feels like a console game on my PC which has resulted in an average product. This is the straw that has broken the camels back for me in terms of games developed for the PC and all consoles. Now, back to ARMA II ! Expand
  90. DaveT
    Oct 9, 2009
    7
    Many of the missions are quite similar to be honest..although the A.I. is good some times ..seeking to always flank you..but most times its really stupid!...i mean one guy i was shooting at just ran around in a circle like a confused headless chicken...seriously he moved around a 20 sqr foot area back and forth..whilst his mate next to him (obviously the one with the brains!) was crawling Many of the missions are quite similar to be honest..although the A.I. is good some times ..seeking to always flank you..but most times its really stupid!...i mean one guy i was shooting at just ran around in a circle like a confused headless chicken...seriously he moved around a 20 sqr foot area back and forth..whilst his mate next to him (obviously the one with the brains!) was crawling away from the danger area!... My sniper rifle has a MAJOR FLAW! it only seems to work with a direct head shot!...try shooting at the legs or torso and its as if the bullet dont exist!...no damage at all..only head shots do any damage..instant death....hit the body 10 times and nothing!!..now that surely is a major issue.... As for your medic..Duhhhh!!!..mr dumb himself he is! i lay on the floor bleeding...shouted MEDIC!..he pops over gets his trusty bandage out then just proceeds to look at me like he's dazed and transfixed ...he stays like that with me while i continue bleeding and shouting medic to ask for his assistance!..all the time my health is draining away!....eventually he gets shot in the head and we both end up on the floor dead...and i have to re-start 35 mins of gameplay all over again!.Arghhhh!!!!.. These bugs are bad,, very bad..it spoils the immersion and realism no end! I shot a lorry full of soldiers and the thing swerved and crashed off down a small hill and stopped on a boulder next to the beach..all the soldiers just stayed inside and made no attempt to get out...i walked right up to it and they were all looking around out the widows like it was a old pensioners day out!...the dozy muppets!!!.. some missions are very irritating whilst others are just great...when it all hangs together it outshines arma2 in many ways, graphics seem smoother and the grass and vegetation are awesome, as is the starry night sky and full moon missions lol...but after a while it all gets a bit samey..and the awful round team control interface you need to scroll through when issuing orders is just a joke and so slooooww!.... Arma2 is better in so many ways and more realistic also in a sim way..which is what i hoped this would be... Its good but only in a 7 out of 10 way! Expand
  91. PuileT
    Jan 13, 2010
    2
    Nothing like OFP. Lack of Dedicated Server support makes MP unplayable. + 100 Bugs in game. + Waste of money + No player base.
  92. Chris
    Nov 1, 2009
    7
    I like the fact that you have to plan things out and use your terrain pluse the story line is original but it can be a big pain when your team glitches out and ignores orders or in multiplayer when your enemy AI some how know where you are all the time is quite annoying but I hope that they will patch that up and bring the game to it's true potentail.
  93. RickNiceguy
    Oct 11, 2009
    5
    "Taking gamers as close to war as they'll ever want to get, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the much anticipated return of the genre-defining military conflict simulator. Set to deliver the total combat experience, Flashpoint: Dragon Rising challenges players to survive the chaos and rapidly evolving situations of modern warfare in a new contemporary theatre. Players "Taking gamers as close to war as they'll ever want to get, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the much anticipated return of the genre-defining military conflict simulator. Set to deliver the total combat experience, Flashpoint: Dragon Rising challenges players to survive the chaos and rapidly evolving situations of modern warfare in a new contemporary theatre. Players experience the intensity, diversity and claustrophobia of a modern conflict from the unique perspectives of an infantry marine, a helicopter pilot, a Special Forces officer or a tank commander, each engaged against the full force of the Chinese PLA on a scale never previously experienced in a military action title. Gameplay simulates an immense conflict between advanced forces and provides unparalleled scope with different military disciplines, vehicles and equipment for players to utilize." Yeah right hahaha. Expand
  94. DazzlorD
    Oct 11, 2009
    4
    This game made me feel sick. I felt obliged to get it and unfortunately, it is that bad I forced myself to comment, (something which I have never done....EVER). Stay away, it is nothing like OFP, stick to ARMA. The perfect description for this game would be, COD4 mixed with sick. Though I imagine this game is an Ideal game for a console I must stress that the PC version should never have This game made me feel sick. I felt obliged to get it and unfortunately, it is that bad I forced myself to comment, (something which I have never done....EVER). Stay away, it is nothing like OFP, stick to ARMA. The perfect description for this game would be, COD4 mixed with sick. Though I imagine this game is an Ideal game for a console I must stress that the PC version should never have been created. Compare ARMA 2 with this and quickly becomes one of those NERF sponge missile simlulators. Expand
  95. JakubB
    Nov 12, 2009
    4
    That game is shitty, it has nothing with previous OF, this is buggy, with no character game. I know OF as a realistic game but OF:DR is som kinda joke! This is heavy, boring shit! BLEEE!!!!
  96. T.P
    Oct 13, 2009
    4
    Stupid AI? Check...didn't expect genius, but this is not even close.More like retarded. -Lack of realism? Check...you can't even lean from behind the object, you can't turn around in vehicle. I mean , c'mon, games from 90's have that, and not game that boasts being "most realistic simulation" - Control problems? check... lazy console port, radial menu...it takes Stupid AI? Check...didn't expect genius, but this is not even close.More like retarded. -Lack of realism? Check...you can't even lean from behind the object, you can't turn around in vehicle. I mean , c'mon, games from 90's have that, and not game that boasts being "most realistic simulation" - Control problems? check... lazy console port, radial menu...it takes ages for controls to work sometime. - Limited online? check.. lack of dedicated servers ,no anti-cheat , maps are very small 4x4 km - Graphics are good , but this is fighting game not Sims. Game is not simulation as ARMA or arcade like COD, but some sort of renegade hybrid in between that have gone wrong.Not worth $39.99, more like at most $19.99, if you really must have it. Although i really don't know why would you want it. Expand
  97. BradB
    Oct 14, 2009
    1
    First off because I got rid of *9 points, I'm going to give you the reason for each point being deducted. The short is that if you feel like participating as a BETA tester for OFP2DR then go ahead and spend $40.00 or $60.00 on the console side. If you want the Long explanation than keep reading. First I'll let you know the positive side. The game is open and has great graphics First off because I got rid of *9 points, I'm going to give you the reason for each point being deducted. The short is that if you feel like participating as a BETA tester for OFP2DR then go ahead and spend $40.00 or $60.00 on the console side. If you want the Long explanation than keep reading. First I'll let you know the positive side. The game is open and has great graphics for it's scale. But that's where the positive ends. Artificial intelligence: Codemasters bragged a lot about AI but there is simply a lack of intelligence of any kind, if you order a NPC team mate to do something chances are you'll be disappointed by the result and feel like killing them. They often don't move especially in multiplayer, they are pretty much useless and cause you to loose the battle online because they are standing around getting shot meaning more points for your enemy without a challenge. -1 point* Multiplayer: Simply put it sucks, there are only two game types Annihilation and Infiltration and for the two game types there are only 2 maps each about 2000 meters across... Far from open world and pretty much making helicopter action boring and impossible. Then there is the bugs... The multiplayer is plagued with many glitches and you'll often find yourself not able to find a game, and if you manage to find a game it drops you mid game, and if you manage to make it through chances are someone else wont and you won't gain any XP for ranked matches. -2 points* Controls: Vehicles are very choppy when moving, and ground physics are the worst I've seen since "Mario Cart" (the original) Pretty much when you hit a pebble on the ground your vehicle launches in the air about 30 to 40 feet and flips over, if you run into a tree you bounce off it like a toy car off of a rubber ball, and if you manage to avoid the pebbles and trees long enough and steer the glitchy moving vehicle then you run into another problem; there is no free look making the right thumbstick on a 360 completely unbound and your "realistic" inside view of a vehicle feels like a cops dashcam chase. Helicopter controls and physics are equally stupid, as you soon find out that in order to fly you constantly have to hold the right thumbstick up on the throttle while also using the same thumbstick to steer the helicopter left or right, at the same time your left stick is for yaw and pitch, there is no way to change this control without changing all of the controls together at once for ground, ground vehicle, and flight. Personally I like to have inverted helicopter flight and normal FPS combat, but there isn't any way to do that. And if you get off the ground and get used to that setup no matter how painful then your faced with small arms rifles being able to shoot you down almost the moment you take off and get close to an enemy target. Enemy AI has super-targeting and takes a super uber expensive chopper to the ground without breaking a sweat. -2 points* Campaign: There are many objective bugs that often make it impossible to finish your mission making for a long game based of repeating not based off of having fun. After you finish a mission it can glitch causing you to loose progress, and your AI team mates are pretty much useless but to be a distraction to the enemy while you attempt to surprise the all knowing enemy. But at the same time enemy AI glitches making it all too easy often and unrealistic. Also the story doesn't seem to co-exist, and you are faced with loading screens from mission to mission making the open world codemasters promised non-existent. -2 points* (the campaign is very important, and lacks attention to detail. An additional -2 points* for lack of customer service and initial release of a buggy game. Until this game gets recalled and reworked or the use of MAJOR patches it will be a mega Fail. I recommend if your looking for this experience on a console then don't, but if you've got a good rig get ARMA II for $50.00 the game is far better and although suffering some bugs, rest assured that the community on ARMA II is very active and the team at Bohemia Interactive listens to it's consumers and does actually work very hard at fixing bugs in the game. There have been enough patches to date now that bugs are rare, especially when compared to Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. If your on a console then go ahead and get yourself CODMW2 when it releases at least you will have fun and have the confidence that the game has been tested prior to release. Expand
  98. MikeJ
    Oct 16, 2009
    8
    Outstanding Co-Op play. Fun Single player. MP is okay, needs dedicated server files for clan support. Editor if great. If you think you might like playing a game with patience and skill that is sim 'ish and fun pick it up. If you love COD type play only, this isn't for you. No spawn/kill/die in this. Most missions you will go something in the way of 15:1 K/D ratio and played Outstanding Co-Op play. Fun Single player. MP is okay, needs dedicated server files for clan support. Editor if great. If you think you might like playing a game with patience and skill that is sim 'ish and fun pick it up. If you love COD type play only, this isn't for you. No spawn/kill/die in this. Most missions you will go something in the way of 15:1 K/D ratio and played well might take 30 minutes to an hour. 11 missions plus 6 bonus missions are available. Tons of user created missions are already out and more on the way. Plus you can make your own in a near drag and drop way. Plus you might enjoy the ability to fly transport and attack helos, drive tanks and APCs. I truly enjoy this game right out of the box and have high hopes for a few minor bug patches, so AI tweaks and the clan server files. If that happens and this is an easy 9-10. Expand
  99. EightballB
    Oct 17, 2009
    2
    Clearly a lame attempt to pass off a direct console port as a pc game. Its lacking in graphics and controls. Half the features CM claimed would be in it aren't. Abysmal online play. AI is utterly retarded. Vehicle control is a joke, mario cart has 1000x better. Missing animations everywhere. Only 4 MP maps. Co-op tether so you cant get more than 275 yrds from others. Simply a lame Clearly a lame attempt to pass off a direct console port as a pc game. Its lacking in graphics and controls. Half the features CM claimed would be in it aren't. Abysmal online play. AI is utterly retarded. Vehicle control is a joke, mario cart has 1000x better. Missing animations everywhere. Only 4 MP maps. Co-op tether so you cant get more than 275 yrds from others. Simply a lame attempt to capitalize on a well respected game series by a bunch of retards who couldn't program "hello world" to save their own lives. Expand
  100. JohnDoe
    Oct 17, 2009
    0
    The game disappoints in every single way. - There is basically no story, just a block of text before each mission - No free-roaming (well you can on sone missions, but there's really nio poiint), - Enemy AI is terrible - So is your squad's -Graphics are mediocre - The audio is awful - The editor (that only comes with the PC version) is vastly inferior compared to others, like The game disappoints in every single way. - There is basically no story, just a block of text before each mission - No free-roaming (well you can on sone missions, but there's really nio poiint), - Enemy AI is terrible - So is your squad's -Graphics are mediocre - The audio is awful - The editor (that only comes with the PC version) is vastly inferior compared to others, like the one in ArmA 2. - MP is trash - Co-op can be fun The game is a disgrace to the Operation Flashpoint name, and has ruined the franchise. It's not a sim either, like the original Flashpoint (made by Bohemia Interactive). Codemasters cut so many features and straight out lied on so many points with thise game, for the sake of gaming do not buy this game. If you're looking for a good military simulator go buy the original Operation Flashpoint, or the spiritual successors ArmA and ArmA 2. Both ArmA games are made by Bohemia Interactive (the makers OFP 1), and is better than OFP DR in EVERY single way. I Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. It's not perfect, there are little problems and niggles that can be found if you look for them, but none of them spoil the game or ruin the playing experience.
  2. Operation Flashpoint 2 is a simulation, but it’s a simulation that is actually fun to play.
  3. Maybe it lacks some innovation and graphics appeal, as if time had made expectations too great, but it is a very good first step for the series to continue.