Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. Apr 27, 2011
    78
    Red River succefully manages to offer something different from the typical FPS. The game is at its best when you play the cooperative mode.
  2. Jun 13, 2011
    75
    Following the trend set by other popular franchises Red River bridges the gap that was its predecessors missed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Apr 26, 2011
    80
    We think it's better than Dragon Rising, and the fact they've taken the "less is more" approach and focused on a couple of key features has been to their credit. It's got some good moments in it, but playing with friends is key and we question the longevity of this title, so the post-release DLC better be good and regular.
  6. Apr 21, 2011
    80
    Red River greatly improves on Dragon Rising, with a few tweaks in the gameplay, better combat and better management of the orders we can give to our squad. But due to a few visual issues and several problems with the AI, this game doesn't reach the level of ARMA. The co-op modes are the best parts of the game.
  7. Play UK
    May 16, 2011
    75
    There is no music, no pithy one-liners, just the sombre sound of the wind. [Issue#205, p.86]
  8. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 27, 2011
    80
    Red River stands out as the more intelligent but vaguely scruffier cousin amongst the likes of Call of Duty, Homefront and Crysis 2. What you have is a thinking man's game that begs to be played in co-op. PS3 owners have been screaming for a great game to play with mates who will work towards the same goal, and this is it. [June 2011 p.73]
  9. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 20, 2011
    80
    Push through the early learning curve and you'll find an enjoyable blend of authenticity and gameplay that's perfect for anyone wanting to rank up their PlayStation soldiering. [May 2011, p.96]
  10. May 3, 2011
    81
    Another good game in the Operation Flashpoint franchise. The co-op feature is working great and also the new Fireteam Engagement is aside from the singleplayer a great new element of the game. The game still has poor graphics and the AI can be really annoying, but still, you will have fun.
  11. May 1, 2011
    75
    It is better than Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, so those who liked that one will like this new installment. But those unconvinced by the previous game won't change their opinion with this new entry, as it improves on it, but doesn't evolve or change much.
  12. Apr 21, 2011
    75
    Operation Flashpoint: Red River is at its best when you play the cooperative mode. The gameplay is realistic and you really have to work together if you want to survive. When you play the game alone there isn't much fun to be had, partly due to the weak AI.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 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! Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »