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  • Summary: Operation Flashpoint: Elite immerses you in realistic Cold War military situations. Not only do you control and command squads and soldiers, but also land, sea, and air vehicles. You'll have access to cars, APCs, tanks, and even military helicopters. The game's open-ended environments let you experience different kinds of gameplay, whether you're commanding a squad, driving tanks, transporting troops, piloting a helicopter, or taking on the role of a sniper. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. A few minute irritations can't prevent us from declaring this to be nigh-on perfection. Good price too. [Xbox World 360]
  2. It is an unsurpassed military simulator with the kind of refined controls and gameplay that only comes from years of productive development time.
  3. If you're looking for your next "Halo" fix, make no mistake, you will hate this game. But if you're looking for something different and challenging, Flashpoint is it. [Jan 2006, p.124]
  4. On purpose or not, it's that unbalancing sensation of being a bit lost and of being put in jeopardy by superpower machinations you don't quite understand, that makes Operation Flashpoint: Elite worth a sliver of attention despite its age.
  5. 60
    So it ain't pretty, and it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea. But Operation Flashpoint: Elite is still a fairly compelling military sim.
  6. Almost a straight port of the original 2001 PC game, complete with a now-ugly graphics engine and sound effects that are completely primitive by today's standards. The game simply hasn't held up over time.
  7. Operation Flashpoint: Elite is simply an old, crippled vet that should have been left to its episodes of Judge Judy and servings of lime Jell-O in the gaming retirement home.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Feb 5, 2013
    A highly realistic war simulator, With deep gameplay fun combat which can take place almost everywhere. Don't be fooled by the bad review, the critics are only talking about the tech specs of the game. THe missions are all very large scale, many of which involve tanks, planes such. A very good way to describe it would be Rogue Spear with vehicles, a war theme no planning. Co-op is the most fun part of it, linking through Kai XBS works flawlessly thanks to the brilliant, lag-free netcode. Playing through the missions with some buddies leads to some degree of communication teamwork. While the co-op missions are short lived, the in-game editor doesn't allow for a very wide degree of customization. You can easily port maps from the PC version to play on your xbox. Anyway, Review Score 91/100 Expand

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