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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. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. Nov 27, 2010
    10
    A Very, very good single-player champaign, sure the AI is not perfect here and there but hey, it's acceptable. The levels are fun and very exciting. I was never a huge fan of the original title, but this, this hooked me, and even on the second play-through I was ever so hooked. I recommend this title for anyone who enjoys open world war games, it is beautiful and plays like aA Very, very good single-player champaign, sure the AI is not perfect here and there but hey, it's acceptable. The levels are fun and very exciting. I was never a huge fan of the original title, but this, this hooked me, and even on the second play-through I was ever so hooked. I recommend this title for anyone who enjoys open world war games, it is beautiful and plays like a charm.....Don't get why some people says that it's ugly and bland... Obviously it should be bland, it's not COD make-belief environments.. This is the way things look in war!! Expand
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. RemiC
    Dec 16, 2009
    9
    One of the best games of the year, could be longer. Some missions are much longer than other ones. Multiplayer is confusing.
  19. 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.....
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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).
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. NelsonM
    Nov 17, 2009
    8
    This game is one of the best war game has been done, and the closest thing to a war simulator. Is the problem that is easy to shoot the enemy at long distances, but the rest it was excellent. What is needed is made to add a better story. The multiplayer (at least if you use it in Venezuela and I) is slow and troubled. In short, a good game if you do not want a great story and an This game is one of the best war game has been done, and the closest thing to a war simulator. Is the problem that is easy to shoot the enemy at long distances, but the rest it was excellent. What is needed is made to add a better story. The multiplayer (at least if you use it in Venezuela and I) is slow and troubled. In short, a good game if you do not want a great story and an interesting multiplayer, more realistic and difficult than other FPS. Expand
  28. Sep 1, 2010
    8
    PhillipD affirmative! I was a HUGE pc operation flashpoint fan. I have ARMA and ARMA II and a beastly pc and they run pathetically. Dragon Rising is extremly stable on pc. There are some AI bugs, and certain checkpoints (that you can't see luckily) when initiated suddenly spawn more enemy, sometimes only a few metres away! This does detract from the game slightly. But on the wholePhillipD affirmative! I was a HUGE pc operation flashpoint fan. I have ARMA and ARMA II and a beastly pc and they run pathetically. Dragon Rising is extremly stable on pc. There are some AI bugs, and certain checkpoints (that you can't see luckily) when initiated suddenly spawn more enemy, sometimes only a few metres away! This does detract from the game slightly. But on the whole this is a very exciting well made tactical shooter. The graphics are very good, sound is amazing! Even when near wire fences bullets make different ricochet sounds, talk from team mates is great, and it seriously feels like combat. I think all the negative comments are from very shallow console gamers who don't really know what a tactical shooter should be like. Don't bother comparing them to COD4 etc, totally different genres really. And multiplayer is quite stable too. Come on everyone jump into the fray, but remember to get your keyboard commands sussed first!! Good game!! Expand
  29. Mar 31, 2011
    8
    Just to make things clear, I have my own system of rating games (1-9). And so now you can see that an '8' is very high to me. I leave '10' ratings for what I consider perfect games, of which there are only three; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid and Half-life.

    This game is by no means perfect, however as I enjoy; realism and FPSs this game is the best for satisfying
    Just to make things clear, I have my own system of rating games (1-9). And so now you can see that an '8' is very high to me. I leave '10' ratings for what I consider perfect games, of which there are only three; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid and Half-life.

    This game is by no means perfect, however as I enjoy; realism and FPSs this game is the best for satisfying both requirements. Also I really like it when game companies spend time making things accurate and I feel they have with this game. Ok, you will always be able to find things that are a bit dodgy but Codemasters have done a good job here. I think I should also mention that this game is quite difficult and I can't help but think that many people who disliked it were simply not playing the right game for them. If you want to run around following tightly scripted checkpoints like an idiot firing from the hip killing scores of bad guys and never running out of ammo then play a COD game and not this one.

    Another thing I like about this game is the difficulty system. The enemy AI doesn't change whether you're playing on easy or hardcore, you just get a lot less help from the game. Once you've perfected managing your team at individual level you will enjoy the game a lot more and the problems with the friendly AI will be drastically lessened which seems to be a major complaint by most players.

    Good points;
    + a very realistic FPS
    + an accurate game about modern warfare (which COD isn't)
    + a game in which you should think for yourself and adapt plans real-time as the situation dictates
    + it's difficult and some people will like the challenge
    + it's very cheap to buy

    Bad points;
    + AI is some times really good but mostly just typical and some times frustratingly bad
    + some glitches and bugs (seems to vary on different systems)
    + runs notably better on a PC and not a console
    + no one plays online
    + it's difficult and most people will not like the challenge
    + after completing it on hardcore admittedly there is not much replay value (I still do)
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  30. May 16, 2011
    8
    Think of this game as ARMA for NOOBS and you will get along with it just fine!
    This game is easier than any of the ARMA series, but harder than say Call of Duty. I think it is stuck somewhere in between. The biggest attraction I had to it was the Co-Op. That alone simply made the game worth buying. Played co-op with my kid and we had a great time figuring out how everything worked while
    Think of this game as ARMA for NOOBS and you will get along with it just fine!
    This game is easier than any of the ARMA series, but harder than say Call of Duty. I think it is stuck somewhere in between. The biggest attraction I had to it was the Co-Op. That alone simply made the game worth buying. Played co-op with my kid and we had a great time figuring out how everything worked while covering each others back,and killing the enemy before they killed us (most of the time. As long as both of you don't die at the same time you can respawn. If you are looking for super simple blast em up carnage then I suggest you play Serious Sam HD Second Encounter. If you are looking for super realistic, go buy ARMA 2. Now that game is so realistic I think you have to get a crew cut and eat crappy MREs to play it! I WANT to like ARMA 2, but I can never actually locate the enemy like I can in say just about every FPS out there. I know that is probably realistic, but I'd rather have SOME fun! If you are looking for cool co-op along the vein of Ghost Recon (but a bit harder) then you will probably enjoy this game. To me it truly is a dumbed down ARMAish type of game and I for one appreciate it. And they really did a good job with the sound, you see the large distant explosion and the sound of it realistically takes a second or two to get to you. Vehicles are not realistic, but I wasn't buying a driving sim, so that seemed secondary to me. Funny how codemasters is known for their realistic driving sims and they managed to make such crappy vehicle physics.
    I tried some multiplayer, but due to my god-given talent of sucking at multiplayer, I am sure I did not hurt anyone's feelings or even make them call a medic (except maybe to get something when their sides started hurting from laughing at me so hard).
    So while the game is far from perfect and gives people from both sides of the aisle to gripe about, I am glad I bought it and played it. Heck friend me on steam (greghile) and we'll play some co-op!
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  31. Jul 20, 2014
    8
    Awesome game for someone who hates linear shooters like COD but ARMA is too hardcore. AI is kinky sometimes, but if you have few friends to play with, you can complete whole campaign by yourselves, no AI hassle. Visuals looks great and with much lower system requirements than other similarly or even not as good looking games. On-line server were unfortunately closed, but if you want solidAwesome game for someone who hates linear shooters like COD but ARMA is too hardcore. AI is kinky sometimes, but if you have few friends to play with, you can complete whole campaign by yourselves, no AI hassle. Visuals looks great and with much lower system requirements than other similarly or even not as good looking games. On-line server were unfortunately closed, but if you want solid single-player or lan coop experience this game is just for you. Expand
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. AndersM
    Nov 23, 2009
    7
    This is a great game BUT the singleplay is a bit short. If you expect to drive tanks forget it. When you finaly becomes the gunner its so difficult that you cant. Helicopters is also hard and only guns can shoot (The only fun thing) But on the brigt side! You really have a realistic GREAT game that can kick some a**. If you cant take to die alot and dont like when shoots are falling in This is a great game BUT the singleplay is a bit short. If you expect to drive tanks forget it. When you finaly becomes the gunner its so difficult that you cant. Helicopters is also hard and only guns can shoot (The only fun thing) But on the brigt side! You really have a realistic GREAT game that can kick some a**. If you cant take to die alot and dont like when shoots are falling in the air i recomend counter strike for you.... But if you like a fantastic real time fighting simulator you should defenetly play this game! You can also try call of duty but its more like counter strike. Call of duty shoult be voted 5 if this game is 7! Go operation flashpoint! buy I only give 10 if thee are not possible bugs and you never get tired of playing the game! Expand
  36. Aug 15, 2010
    7
    This game is a love hate relationship for me. I love it because of the freedom it gives you to command your fireteam to victory based on the scenario and your strategy type. Whether you want to march in there head first guns a blazing, or let 3 and 4 flank right as you and 2 lay suppressive fire down. Not that you can always do that. Finding the best strategy and learning from mistakes isThis game is a love hate relationship for me. I love it because of the freedom it gives you to command your fireteam to victory based on the scenario and your strategy type. Whether you want to march in there head first guns a blazing, or let 3 and 4 flank right as you and 2 lay suppressive fire down. Not that you can always do that. Finding the best strategy and learning from mistakes is what this game is all about. By the final mission, you will have the talent built up enough for you to go through it your first try. This has to be the most realistic shooters of our generation so far. All marine corps and military jargon and slang is put in to this game, after a while you get used to it and can impress your friend by saying " I'm oscar mike" or " the target is 2 klicks north". The game's HUD has your fireteam members on the left. Pressing Q will make a order list appear giving you a list of commands to choose from. Things like "tighten up", " Combat Spread", "move fast", " fire on my lead", "assault" and most importantly " medic!". The Health system is very similar to a Ghost recon game. Except Operation Flashpoint has a more forgiving system. A minor flesh wound will show up as a yellow mark on the injury indicator, a direct hit will be an orange mark, and a bad hit will be red indicating you are bleeding out with a timer on the side telling you how much time you have. A medic will fix all wounds back to normal status with an unrealistic syringe prick, that's all. A field kit will stabilize you and keep the wounds so that they wont bleed out. More realistic. The graphics are visually amazing for the scenery and gun models, but the Character models lack significantly. The music for the opening menu is making piss myself everytime i hear it. It releases my tribal instincts to be the best i can and tear up heads. Then there is my favorite part, the mission editor. The game comes with a mission editor that give you a map of Skira and lets you put thing around the map. Giving you the option to make your own mission or screw around with different scenarios. It can be confusing at first but when you get the hang of it. Its the most fun you could have. With this being said lets go on to the hate part. The Campaign is boring most of the time. Vehicles can only be used when they are traveling around. Until the last mission, only ground vehicles such as trucks, cars, and Humvees are available, maybe a tank or two. Firefights happen every once and a while but can be boring most of the time. Even so, when laying down on the ground, you cant see two feet in front of you in the never ending tall grass, only in buildings can you do this. This is extremely frustrating because you are way easier to hit when standing or crouched. Them there is the fact you can only change your weapons when you find an enemy weapon's box or a dead body of either yours or of the enemy. This is extremely frustrating because the ammo is so delicate, you need to find a crate or a body to collect more. Even when you find a body, it need to be the same weapon type to collect ammo. So you may have to switch out guns, seeing how the PLA weapons are nearly useless. Next, the enemy Ai seem to just stand around rather than patrol an area when you are attacking, and they cant see 5 feet in front of themselves at night. This makes it extremely easy. Not to mention both friendly and enemy AI are extremely inaccurate. Glitch riddled gameplay plagues this game head to toe. If it wasn't for the great overall story, gameplay interface, and mission editor. It would get a two. This would be without a doubt my favorite game if it wasn't so painful to play. Regardless, i give it a 7 for effort at a great game, you lucked out. Playability: 8. Gameplay: 6. Graphics: 8. Sounds: 9. Replay value: medium Expand
  37. Dec 22, 2010
    7
    Campaign was slightly buggy, but alot of fun to play. But the campaign is all you can really play with this game. The realism was much better than other shooter campaigns and it was very challenging and alot of fun to play coop. There isnt really a multiplayer content that is good however but i still reccomend playing this game just for the campaign, but do so when it is on sale as you areCampaign was slightly buggy, but alot of fun to play. But the campaign is all you can really play with this game. The realism was much better than other shooter campaigns and it was very challenging and alot of fun to play coop. There isnt really a multiplayer content that is good however but i still reccomend playing this game just for the campaign, but do so when it is on sale as you are only getting a campaign out of it. Expand
  38. Sep 17, 2012
    7
    This is not a true Operation Flashpoint, nor is it as good as ArmA. Military simulators, in my opinion, do not even belong on the consoles. But this is a fine effort, and I enjoyed the single player regardless. The game needs better A.I. and a graphics engine more suited for simulator type games (it looks okay, but it is impossible to see if enemies are behind cover at a distance). ButThis is not a true Operation Flashpoint, nor is it as good as ArmA. Military simulators, in my opinion, do not even belong on the consoles. But this is a fine effort, and I enjoyed the single player regardless. The game needs better A.I. and a graphics engine more suited for simulator type games (it looks okay, but it is impossible to see if enemies are behind cover at a distance). But other than that, it's not a bad game. It makes me eager to see if more developers will make better games just like this one for the console market. Expand
  39. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    A Great tactical game normal can be challenging at times hard is pretty awesome. i'm a fan of bullet drop and trajectories and this game makes you use you're units wisely though normal you don't half to as much but they still can save your ass.

    Graphics are good and the game feels great, actually takes time to switch out guns and doesn't feel extremely awful like arma 2 .

    Worth $12
  40. Jul 15, 2014
    7
    the main issue with this game is the toooooo difficult game play, in 80% of the time when confronting enemies you are exposed and easily shot even though the enemy is too far for you to see, how come they can see and shoot me and i cant !! the AI in this game is incredibly advanced , you get shot even when hiding behind bushes or crawling on your belly !!!! its frustrating because everythe main issue with this game is the toooooo difficult game play, in 80% of the time when confronting enemies you are exposed and easily shot even though the enemy is too far for you to see, how come they can see and shoot me and i cant !! the AI in this game is incredibly advanced , you get shot even when hiding behind bushes or crawling on your belly !!!! its frustrating because every thing else in the game is excellent with regard to graphics audio and the whole game atmosphere ,Operation F.P/ Red River is a lot better , it is still difficult, but not to the point of being impossible to play, Expand
  41. 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
  42. LukeM.
    Oct 8, 2009
    6
    Best Game Ever!!!!
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. RichardS
    Oct 18, 2009
    6
    AI is bugged and your team mates don't follow you half the time or when they do occasionally shoot you. The game is not any where near as open as it should be and is limited in the way you can approach objectives. Multiplayer servers are difficult to find. The gameplay is fun when it works and it looks good in places but its not ARMA2 or Project Reality.
  46. Jan 1, 2011
    6
    This was an okay game, granted I was only really interested in the singleplayer campaign. It feels a lot like Novalogic's old Delta Force games--a lot of trekking around, looking for the perfect opportunity and location to attack. There's plenty of checkpoints (for saving) and I would say I only really got stuck two or three times. The action can get pretty intense at times; and theThis was an okay game, granted I was only really interested in the singleplayer campaign. It feels a lot like Novalogic's old Delta Force games--a lot of trekking around, looking for the perfect opportunity and location to attack. There's plenty of checkpoints (for saving) and I would say I only really got stuck two or three times. The action can get pretty intense at times; and the missions vary in type: assaults, stealth, hostage rescue. There's a good assortment of weapons, some with just irons sights, others with scopes or IR; I just wish you could select your own weapons before the mission. The thing is this game is badly in need of some additional polish. Although it was really stable for me, there are bugs everywhere and the interface and game mechanics are very clunky. Some examples: the humvee handling feels like you're driving on ice; if you remap the use key, you can't exit the inventory menu on bodies; getting an AT weapon out takes several seconds and can't be interrupted; AI gets stuck on things; quick command interface has too many commands, although lacks a wait command; two missions where helicopters don't give you enough time to destroy AA before they fly in, etc. Regardless, these bugs are mostly things to shake your head at and don't ruin the whole game. I'd say it was certainly worth the $3 special price I got it for. Expand
  47. Jul 8, 2011
    6
    This is ridiculously short war game. This game could have been really good, it looks good, it sounds good, single player mission are quite nice, enemy AI is very nice and puts a decent opponent against you. However it is missing something very relevant, mission to play during single player campaing. Yes it has a mission editor, but I donâ
  48. Apr 17, 2013
    6
    I know that this game has many bugs that make the scenery and AI seem bad but the concept of the game is amazing. This is the game that was the prequel to games like ARMA. I love the realism involved and the multiplayer was very fun and different with being able to control a large group of men against another army.
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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!
  57. 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
  58. 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.
  59. 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).
  60. 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
  61. Oct 15, 2010
    5
    Once again, a game that demonstrates the broken review system of so many game review magazine and websites. 221 negative user reviews as of this posting, and no negative reviews from critics? Do you see something wrong with this picture? I do. This game is the retarded poor cousin of the original Operation Flashpoint. If you want Operation Flashpoint don't play this dumbed down consoleOnce again, a game that demonstrates the broken review system of so many game review magazine and websites. 221 negative user reviews as of this posting, and no negative reviews from critics? Do you see something wrong with this picture? I do. This game is the retarded poor cousin of the original Operation Flashpoint. If you want Operation Flashpoint don't play this dumbed down console shooter ported to PC, go and buy ArmA II. Expand
  62. Aug 6, 2012
    5
    As the supposed successor to Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (one of my all-time favorite games), this game fails miserably. It shares most of the weaknesses of that game (e.g. too-accurate AI, boring travel) but almost none of its strengths (e.g. good story, variety of gameplay, fun vehicles, character/squad customization). This game is obviously another console port which dumbsAs the supposed successor to Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis (one of my all-time favorite games), this game fails miserably. It shares most of the weaknesses of that game (e.g. too-accurate AI, boring travel) but almost none of its strengths (e.g. good story, variety of gameplay, fun vehicles, character/squad customization). This game is obviously another console port which dumbs down the game without compensating to keep it fun. One mission has you sneak in to do recon, but if you shoot anyone you blow your cover and fail--not too fun for a SHOOTER game. Expand
  63. Jul 22, 2012
    5
    After playing this game for 10 minutes I could already tell it's terrible. If you use the scroll wheel to change weapons you can't move and have to wait a couple seconds before it realizes that you want to change. I mean come on the whole point of the pistol is because I've either run out of ammo in the middle of a fight or I need to reload in the middle of a fight. The controls areAfter playing this game for 10 minutes I could already tell it's terrible. If you use the scroll wheel to change weapons you can't move and have to wait a couple seconds before it realizes that you want to change. I mean come on the whole point of the pistol is because I've either run out of ammo in the middle of a fight or I need to reload in the middle of a fight. The controls are sluggish, aiming seems like a chore for the soldier. The guns are not realistic, the first one you get is apparently a m16 mod 0 but it's not a sniper, it's an assault rifle that looks like a scar. The squad controls are terrible and there really is no point in them even giving you a gun because your squad will kill everything before you can even get close. It's also very hard to tell when you're hit. The graphics are not the best, I've seen games with equal quality on a PS2 system. The only plus to this game is how I bought it for $3.50 so for the price it is good. I guess you get what you pay for. I would wait until it goes on sale again to get it and not pay the $15 price tag on it. Expand
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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.
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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!!!!
  78. 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
  79. JimmyH
    Dec 4, 2009
    4
    Pathetic console port. Simple as that. Everything that was great about Ofp 1 has been completely raped, mutilated and put on some 15 year old kids Xbox, they vomited back up and thrown at pc gamers. Dont waste your money people. The only reason its not getting a 0 is because it played well (no bugs etc....) Us poor pc gamers : (
  80. Jan 8, 2011
    4
    I have played OFDR one year after its pubblication.
    The game fails in everything.
    AI is too accurate in far distances, all the enemies seem to be snipers. Also, they can kill us even if we are hidden inside thick vegetation or behind a wall. But when we get closer to the enemy, it is completely stupid and easy to kill. Physics are bad. Tanks and vehicles flips in the air when we drive them
    I have played OFDR one year after its pubblication.
    The game fails in everything.
    AI is too accurate in far distances, all the enemies seem to be snipers. Also, they can kill us even if we are hidden inside thick vegetation or behind a wall. But when we get closer to the enemy, it is completely stupid and easy to kill.
    Physics are bad. Tanks and vehicles flips in the air when we drive them on little rocks. Moreover I had the sensation to drive them on the ice.
    There are no checkpoints for secondary objectives (more difficult to complete than the primary ones).
    Graphics suck....bad textures, 3D models, lighting, post processing effects, bloom...
    Single player campaign is slow and boring...
    ARMA2 is on another level and a REAL PC GAME.
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  81. Sep 1, 2012
    4
    Grapically, this game is very well done. But gameplay wise.... it's quite boring. The environment is very detailed when you are outside, but when you step inside a structure you will see completely empty rooms with the occasional mutilated corpse. Enemies are snipers from long rage but are completely brain dead when it comes to killing you if you reside inside a building. Multiplayer isGrapically, this game is very well done. But gameplay wise.... it's quite boring. The environment is very detailed when you are outside, but when you step inside a structure you will see completely empty rooms with the occasional mutilated corpse. Enemies are snipers from long rage but are completely brain dead when it comes to killing you if you reside inside a building. Multiplayer is broken so that you will constantly lose connections to the server/other player who is host. Not a game i recommend purchasing, even for fans of military simulators. Expand
  82. Dec 3, 2011
    4
    Good graphics but not as realistic as the first and no dedicated server support for multi-player. Huge foul up on Codemasters' part. They basically made it for consoles and then ported it to the PC. Bad idea.
  83. Apr 20, 2012
    4
    Despite the blithering chatter of the roughly one-in-three who actually enjoyed this game, I have taken to reviewing this piece of sh!t despite having played it for only a few minutes. I fully accept that I only get one shot at reviewing each game (yeah, thanks metacritic -- it's not like any of us ever play something more than once, right?), but I cannot in all good conscience go on toDespite the blithering chatter of the roughly one-in-three who actually enjoyed this game, I have taken to reviewing this piece of sh!t despite having played it for only a few minutes. I fully accept that I only get one shot at reviewing each game (yeah, thanks metacritic -- it's not like any of us ever play something more than once, right?), but I cannot in all good conscience go on to recommend this POS even if I DO find some website that tells me how to do something basic and get past the first part of the first level. I started it, I liked the setting, I don't mind the stilted motion, the ordinary graphics (reminds me a lot of Ghost Recon 2001), and overly-technical interface. But EXACTLY LIKE THAT EQUALLY SH!TTY ARMA2, it is the INABILITY TO ISSUE ONE SINGLE ORDER -- YOU THERE, BLOW UP THAT RADAR -- THAT EARNS THIS GAME P.O.S. OF THE YEAR! Well done, Codemasters. You have successfully gone where your former teammates in the ARMAtards went and produced a COMPREHENSIVELY UN-INTUITIVE INTERFACE that leaves the VERY FIRST MISSION victim of a SACF command. I'm serious. I can weave my way with complete deceptiveness toward the radar installation. I can flank and gun down a dozen enemy troops, but I cannot, in all the menus, in all the commands, with all the keyboard shortcuts, figure how I am s'posed to tell that guy, yeah you with the massive C4 belt hanging around your neck, to blow up THAT radar installation. I mean, the idiot should just KNOW to do it, but I'll forgive his adherence to chain of command. But, nup, I am apparently a complete 'tard because there is no way that radar is ever getting blown up. I even lost the other two teams waiting for me to do it and come help them, but they got wasted waiting for my a$$. I'm gobsmacked. Who writes this crap? If we got this from the likes of EA or Sony or any of them, there's be riots in the streets with people wanting to burn alive the UI designers and the QA testers. So why do we accept this from codemasters just because they're amateurs? Does that make this nonsense acceptable? No, I say. If the "you there, blow that up" command isn't in the field manual, and isn't in the options, nor in the keyboard commands, and CERTAINLY cannot be chanced upon, then I consider that counter-intuitive bullsh17. And men have died for less! In short, unless you LIKE puzzle games where figuring out the command structure of the game IS the puzzle, then leave this crap right alone. Expand
  84. 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
  85. 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!
  86. 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
  87. 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.
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. 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!
  91. 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
  92. JoeBongo
    Dec 4, 2009
    3
    Fantastic but short single player game. Multiplayer is broken badly in the same way as MW2 - no dedicated servers and no plans from CM to put them in. Netcode causes very frequent disconnections and no "join in game" means if you are lucky enough to connect then after 10 mins you'll be playing with few people. Probably worth waiting for this to cost a tenner if that unless CM start Fantastic but short single player game. Multiplayer is broken badly in the same way as MW2 - no dedicated servers and no plans from CM to put them in. Netcode causes very frequent disconnections and no "join in game" means if you are lucky enough to connect then after 10 mins you'll be playing with few people. Probably worth waiting for this to cost a tenner if that unless CM start fixing it, but they don't communicate well so nobody knows if they even understand why this console ported game is not doing well on PC. Expand
  93. Apr 18, 2012
    3
    Falls short of its potential. Severe consolitis, some frustrating gameplay, mouse acceleration, too low FOV, a bit too arcade... It tries to be a simulator with arcade gameplay which does not work. Totally overshadowed by the ARMA series which does everything except the singleplayer campaign better. While I recommend some mediocre games provided you can buy them for next to nothing, I'mFalls short of its potential. Severe consolitis, some frustrating gameplay, mouse acceleration, too low FOV, a bit too arcade... It tries to be a simulator with arcade gameplay which does not work. Totally overshadowed by the ARMA series which does everything except the singleplayer campaign better. While I recommend some mediocre games provided you can buy them for next to nothing, I'm not sure this is one of them - you should have better things to do. Expand
  94. Jan 2, 2013
    3
    Pretty disappointing. The graphics look good and the gameplay style is what it is supposed to be, but that's the only purely positive things about it. Everything else is flawed in someway.

    The friendly AI in your fire team is completely incompetent most of the time. If you order them to assault they can be helpful, but most of the time will not take cover or fire effectively like the
    Pretty disappointing. The graphics look good and the gameplay style is what it is supposed to be, but that's the only purely positive things about it. Everything else is flawed in someway.

    The friendly AI in your fire team is completely incompetent most of the time. If you order them to assault they can be helpful, but most of the time will not take cover or fire effectively like the enemy AI do. If you order one to heal another you can't cover them because if you move they move too and never get it done.
    If you order suppressive fire, well maybe they will maybe they won't. The vehicles are more of a pain in the ass to command. THERE'S NO WAY TO LOOK AROUND YOU. Better hope there's never an enemy behind you because there's no way to order your gunner to shoot them. You can't turn your head?! So realistic! And again, you can't be sure you men will even get in.
    The saves at checkpoints doesn't make any sense. If you die you don't start where you were at the last checkpoint. they just stick you were they expected you to be! And you will not have any of the weapons you had when you reached that check point. There at least needs to be one save per mission, like in Cold war crisis, if they're going to be that stupid.
    The map is annoying. In the briefing, before a mission, there's little icons and they say you need to clear a road but there's nothing showing what road, what route the units you're escorting are taking. Really **** briefings. As for the "realistic trajectories" it seems that means bullets fly randomly. There's a difference between bullet drop, wind effect and bullets not hitting where you aim. All in all, I don't understand why CM keep putting this half finished crap out. Arma 2 was horrible because it was lacking aspects of Dragon Rising. Dragon Rising is lacking aspects or Arma 2. There hasn't been much improvement since Cold War Crisis in my opinion. Instead of continuing to turn out **** they need to just finish one of these games. I want to finish it but I don't think I'll be able to deal with the frustration.
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  95. 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
  96. 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
  97. 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.
  98. 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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  99. 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!
  100. 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.
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.