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  • Summary: Taking a small step into the future, Red River depicts a fictional conflict with contemporary geopolitical themes, which will unfold over three distinct acts in both single player and drop-in-drop-out co-operative play for up to four players online. Faced with new counter-insurgency combatTaking a small step into the future, Red River depicts a fictional conflict with contemporary geopolitical themes, which will unfold over three distinct acts in both single player and drop-in-drop-out co-operative play for up to four players online. Faced with new counter-insurgency combat and the returning threat of the Chinese PLA, players will feel the tension, brutality and carnage of modern conflict from the perspective of a marine fireteam on deployment in a hostile country, thousands of miles from home. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Apr 21, 2011
    83
    Red River may not be as hardcore as its predecessors, while still being not nearly as "cool" and "mass market compatible" as the CoDs and MoHs out there, but it's still is a pretty good game. Especially, if you manage to grab yourself three friends for some intense Coop-Multiplayer-Action.
  2. Apr 22, 2011
    80
    After an average Dragon Rising episode, Codemasters corrects a lot of shortcomings and delivers, this time around, a more convincing tactical FPS. If the basics remain the same, with a similar technical side and order system, large and open environments, etc. the AI behaviors have been enhanced. This makes Red River a game that is still difficult, but less frustrating, and more immersive. It's also an experience you'll want to share online. A title that's not for everyone, but one that will appeal to virtual soldiers thanks to a unique design.
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    75
    Following the trend set by other popular franchises Red River bridges the gap that was its predecessors missed.
  4. Apr 27, 2011
    70
    Operation Flashpoint: Red River does a good job of capturing the spirit of war, but it sadly fails to capitalise on its lofty ambitious.
  5. May 4, 2011
    65
    Operation Flashpoint: Red River features realistic and challenging missions but is often hampered by poor AI and other frustrations.
  6. May 17, 2011
    60
    It is frequently nail-biting but falls short of being consistently engrossing, but Codemasters have stayed true to their ethos of simulation – at the cost of spectacle – which is worth examining if you tire of being an one man army.
  7. May 17, 2011
    50
    For everything that Red River succeeds in, it completely fails at something else. This stupid AI and this many bugs are just not ok.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 13, 2011
    9
    I really like RR compared to Dragon Rising. The new game still has some bugs like during a last stand and running to get ammo, I get hit by aI really like RR compared to Dragon Rising. The new game still has some bugs like during a last stand and running to get ammo, I get hit by a mysterious bullet (not actually even in the fire zone). But the game is quite entertaining if you have a good team. Maps are more colorful but still not up to Uncharted 2 or BF2 standards. I don't miss multiplayer at all. The new DLC is decent for the money (8 maps FTE). The game play is unmatched by today's FPS like COD, MW, BF2. No run and gun. I think Codemasters improved the game. Now they just need to focus on graphics, some connection online errors and make the game more towards ARMA II and it will have a cult following. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2011
    7
    This game is not as bad as the COD junkies are making it out to be. Granted it's a little slow paced, but war doesn't involve getting shot byThis game is not as bad as the COD junkies are making it out to be. Granted it's a little slow paced, but war doesn't involve getting shot by a barrage of bullets and then shrugging off the damage in a few seconds, it takes strategy and forward thinking; which is the core material of this game.
    The graphics are O.K. but certainly not impressive with today's standards, game physics are very realistic with bullet drops matching real world distances.
    One major problem is the AI fireteam, which can't shoot or follow orders to save their lives (literally). This can be eradicated with a co-op session with a group of friends. After all, teamwork is key for success.
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  3. Jan 18, 2012
    6
    This is everything you want in a tactical shooter just done really poorly. The ability to cammand and give orders to your fireteam consistingThis is everything you want in a tactical shooter just done really poorly. The ability to cammand and give orders to your fireteam consisting of you and the 3 other soldiers is good, but the terrrible AI often leads your men to taking up defensive positions on the wrong side of wall, or defending one side of the building whilst the enemy is attacking on the other. Th enemy is also poor in this sense as well and will rarely take cover when assaulting your positions and will instead stop running in the middle of an open field and stand there shooting at you. Codemasters has tried making up for the lack of quality enemies with quantity by sending hundreds of PLA soldiers at your measly squad of 13 which for some reason always seems to be tasked with capturing the most important objectives in the war with little support. The highlight however of the game is your squad leader Staff Sgt Knox, this characters brilliant voice acting draws you into the game and adds a real authenticity to it, and makes you actually feel apart of something. Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2013
    5
    The senarios you get put into during singleplayer are amazing and the high point of the experience. During my play time I really felt as if IThe senarios you get put into during singleplayer are amazing and the high point of the experience. During my play time I really felt as if I was part of something bigger, almost like I was actually fighting with other soldiers in a war and not rambo taking on the world like any other fps game. missions are a high point as they are very realistic. One time you could be escorting a IED team and the next being flown into a battlezone to provide cover for wounded teammates to be extracted. Now here comes the bad part and why the game is getting a 5 in my eyes. The graphics are average at best and enemies are usually just a pixel on your screen at a distance. During some missions the frame rate will drop very low making combat frustrating at times. Your computer AI is for the most part worthless unless you tell them what to do at all times. The enemy AI is just laughable as the tactics the execute are nonexistant, they will just run out in the open and let you shoot them. Online can be laggy depending the host you get. Also the cursing in this game is absurd every other sentance has a cuss word or a vulgar referance it just gets old and annoying. To summarize it all up this game had so much more potential. Expand
  5. Mar 17, 2013
    1
    This game is way to tactical for me it is like the hardest and most stupidest games ever you die in one bullet or 2 and the gameplay is soThis game is way to tactical for me it is like the hardest and most stupidest games ever you die in one bullet or 2 and the gameplay is so hard to get used to! Expand