In Conclusion, ArmA II definitely delivers in terms of realism, graphics and gameplay. It adds a few new features to this genre and if you're looking for a truly realistic military experience, than this is definitely the game for you. A gripping single-player campaign and engaging and addictive multiplayer, ArmA II shoots and scores!
Лучшая игра в серии, лучший симулятор бега по лесу и по совместительству военных действий.
Популярность игра получила благодаря развитой системы моддинга. Подкачала оптимизация, анимация, физика(кроме баллистики) - все из-за древнего движка. Удивительно, но мне понравился сюжет кампании Красная Жатва, это мне что-то напомнило... Жаль что ее время прошло.
If Call of Duty is too awful for you and Battlefield is not realist at all, then one game is made for you: Arma 2. When I dropped COD this year after 10 years of gaming (I am 16 years old right now), I was asking myself **** FPS Game exist for real. The professional gamers said " Yes, Arch. Arma 2. Forget all video games claiming to be realist. There is a reason why there is a principle where Call of Duty is for kids, Battlefield for teens and Arma for adults. ". After playing this initially hostile game, it instantly climbed in my top picks. How ? Let me tell why.
1- REAL PHYSICS. From scales (1 meter from Arma 2 is 1 meter from real life) to physics (Bullet drop, velocity, realist recoil, accurate mobility ...), Arma 2 is the realism's quality option next to the very boring COD and Battlefield franchises. Also, the way you handle a gun is exactly like in real life. Do you hate when the stock is in your mouth when you aim ? You will like the way you grab a gun in Arma.
2- REALIST PLAYSTYLE. No wonder why nobody in real life do trickshots, excessive rushing, tryharding and all that stuff found in COD and Battlefield. The way you play in Arma 2 is like in real life. This is like Vietnam, boy ! Naturally, if you rush, you are the first to die. So you must be very serious about what you do, use real tactics, do what your gun is intended for, never think you are superman, rely on teamworking ... well, act like a real soldier and you will make your way.
3- COMPLETE CONTROLS. If you dominate in COD or Battlefield while you are 6 years old, it is because the game you play is way too easy. Moving, aiming, firing, equipments, killstreaks ... this is all you have in COD or Battlefield. Arma laugh at that intended novice setup. All is here my friend. Let's take off the killstreaks and talk realist. In addition to the basic controls, you have free look, leaning, zeroing, zoom in/out, squad commanding, NVGs, binoculars, vehicules's engines ... it is so huge than I cannot mention all in a 5000 words limit. That's right kid, this is real details.
4- SERIOUS MISSIONS. What I find funny (and some players would agree with me) is when a COD player claim than the COD campaign is hard altought it is 100 % only made of slow-motions. Well, Arma 2's missions deserve the M-Rating by ESRB. Very huge variety of hardcore missions that take more than my days's length, formidable AIs, very entertaining feeling ... for the first time in my life, a PC game has fantastic PVE ! Thanks for saving me, Bohemia !
5- VALUE FOR THE MONEY. Right now, the COD and Battlefield franchise are avaible for above 50-60 dollars. Add the multiple DLCs and you can waste above 150 $ for games that are copies of a boring game made in 2003. Very shameful ! But hey ! Bohemia know that, so they will be very smart with you ! You might think it will cost you 500 $, but no sir. 13.99 $ for the basic game. All the extra content cost 44 $ with taxes, but at that moment, you save hundreds of dollars and you have a much better offer. This add more weight to Arma 2 and now you should ask yourself " Why paying more for less ? Why I did a big mistake ? ".
6- LIFETIME VALUE. What it is that, you ask me ? It is a way for me to describe the game's ability to be desirable even after many years without updates. To be desirable like in 2018 (9 years later), the game must be perfect. With all the offer from Bohemia, you might think it will be outdated. But no ! It won't ! You have the most modular mission creator of all times (PVE or PVP, it is customizable at 100 %), a very high amount of fantastic mods (Invasion 1944 for example) and a very big community. That's right kid, I am not the only fan of Bohemia Interactive. At above 300k sales, it isn't a reject at all.
7- MATURE COMMUNITY. Not the most important aspect, but when it is a fact Call of Duty and Battlefield have 2 of the most toxic communities, you might consider important the players's attitude. Well, like I said, Arma is for adults. Ok I am not adult at 16 years old, but mentally I am. Well, there is no stupid players, no invalid toughts ... just good smart players like I ever wanted. Don't you find boring when your team is full of cowards ? Me I do and what you find in Arma 2 is formidable.
Conclusion ? Well, you might say graphics are important, but no it isn't ! It even make a game worst in the appreciation. You have doubts ? Do me a favor. Think about a beautiful game you hate right now. You might be disappointed by the graphics and by consequences, imagine how atrocious it would be without ... easily the worst game in all times.
So to conclude, Arma 2 is the perfection in the very prolific world of FPS games. If you have the smart brain, hurry to buy Arma 2 before you enter into the shameful hell of Call of Duty and Battlefield. If you hate it, well you might not admit it but you are bad and you should feed bad.
When you say ArmA 2, you say top-notch realistic gameplay. Take the large amount of bugs for granted and you will be rewarded with a game that comes close to reality with its scale and possibilities. This game separates the boys from the men.
I love having dozens and dozens of realistic weapons and vehicles and highly detailed geography and ballistics modeling, but the unintuitive interface required to manage it all and the irregularities in the scripting make it hard to appreciate those qualities.
ARMA 2 doesn't seem to be a finished game. The AI is cheating, physics and controls are out of date and the game is full of annoying bugs. That the game manages to look great from time to time doesn't help much. Hopefully Bohemia Interactive will release some patches soon. The game still has a lot of potential.
This is both a military sim and a FPS. It is supported by a tremendous modding community which for me means that the game can be twisted and prodded into almost any type of experience you wish. But it has a decent learning curve and there is much background lore to digest, so players who are not aware of this assume that the game is bad. Witness the poor ratings on this website. Note - the DayZ mod came from this game.
If you like realistic Military Sims, this is the best one out there for infantry action. It does a great job on many things, especially realism. But I am giving it a 7 because it does feel like a step back from Bohemia's last masterpiece, which is Operation Flashpoint. ARMA 2 fails to live up to that in many aspects, first is the AI for the single player campaign. The AI is just horrible, and fails at being as perceptive and common sense as the original. They'll often just look at enemies 10 meters away and wait for your instructions to open fire at it before doing anything, they navigate horribly and AI driving and navigation is also very buggy. The story of the main campaign is also 'meh' at best. Gone is the dark and desperate theme of the original where you are faced with overwhelming odds. You also only have 3 companions that result in mission fail if any of them die, which is bad design. The original game allowed for your entire squad to die and would still allow you to finish the mission; you'd just have to deal with the consequences of fighting alone in future missions. It also has so many scripted elements compared to OF. You can't pull of wins anymore in missions where you are 'scripted' to lose or not escape. OF allowed for some really strange wins and this is one of the lost charms. The strength of ARMA 2 is in its multiplayer and modability and DayZ. All great things that meant lots of hours of fun. Overall, if you liked Operation Flashpoint, you will come out disappointed in the story and campaign, but this is still a game worth buying if you are into realistic military multiplayer shooters.
Unfortunately, I don't play multiplayer, so I have to review only this game's singleplayer.
For me, it's NO, definetely.
I'm sorry because I know a lot of people love this game for it's multiplayer features, but as a singleplayer for me it isn't worth a damn. Bad A.I., boring, slow, strange.. Often you can't understand what to do, or if you still can do it or if you have just failed it.
Enormous map of nothing, of trees and empty hills.
Tens of minutes spent in driving searching for the mission.. And then suddenly, you hear shots, then you stop and get to shelter, but your mate doesn't, then he dies and you have to start again.
For me this game, as a singleplayer, it is a 4/10. With a great potential, ok, but a 4/10.
PS: I can run last year's game with full graphic settings, and for this I have to set to minimum to get 30 FPS?? Kidding?
If you're an octopus, you're going to like this game. Otherwise you probably won't be able to get used to the controls used in this game.
Seriously, for the first time I saw an FPS that had so many controls binded, that some of them were unable to be placed on the keyboard and had to be binded as combos (double shift for example). Additionally, I've had no fun while playing this game.
SummaryBuilding on 10 years of constant engine development, ARMA II boasts the most realistic combat environment in the world. It models real world ballistics & round deflection, materials penetration, features a realtime day/night cycle and dynamic wind, weather and environmental effects. The simulation of a combat environment is so effective,...