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  • Summary: Tensions rise as NATO peacekeeping forces begin to leave The Republic of Altis: a strategic fault-line between crumbling European influence and a powerful, resurgent East. But when a key radar facility drops off the grid, a Mediterranean flashpoint risks escalating into global conflict.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 5, 2013
    90
    Arma 3 is an improvement over the previous ones, but the game still suffers from clunky interface and lackluster AI. For an Arma fan like myself, though, it is the best Arma so far. [Oct 2013]
  2. Sep 13, 2013
    84
    A significant step forward for the king of military simulation offset by inconsistent graphical performance.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 24, 2013
    80
    Modernized, polished and friendlier, selling its strong points while remaining basically the same. The lack of a radical difference is not really a problem. [Issue#234]
  4. Sep 12, 2013
    75
    Arma 3 makes big steps forward with a huge world and more vehicles and weapons. This time around its trump card is Steam workshop integration though, making downloading mods effortless. A smart move by Bohemia Interactive because it are those mods that will give Arma 3 its long lifespan. Unfortunately Arma 3 is quite inaccessible and doesn't seem to grow along with modern game design on certain fronts. Space time and perseverance are your best friends here, until Bohemia's support starts paying off.
  5. Nov 22, 2013
    70
    Arma 3 seems to have a lot to offer in terms of multiplayer, but still not so much for the player looking to the single player experience.
  6. 70
    Arma 3 demands much of the player's ability, forcing him to make the best possible experience. It is the player who has to entertain itself using the tools that Bohemia Interactive provided.
  7. Sep 25, 2013
    40
    When it clicks, the game is second-to-none which is why I’ll continue to play despite its many issues. With no campaign, spotty multiplayer, and poor canned scenarios, Arma III just isn’t a complete product at this time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 74 out of 260
  1. Oct 14, 2017
    10
    This game is worth every penny. I can't stop playing, it's so interesting and addicting. Some people say negative things about the game, soThis game is worth every penny. I can't stop playing, it's so interesting and addicting. Some people say negative things about the game, so here are some reasons that may change their opinions:

    Lack of content - Remember that Arma 3 is also a sandbox where you create your own war. Even though I wouldn't say that it lacks content by default, if you find what you have not enough you could easily purchase some DLCs or simply go to the workshop where there are thousands of free user-made content.

    Slow or low FPS - Remember that performance usually depends on your computer and its hardware. Running Arma 3 and any game really on ultra settings on a chromebook and then blaming the game for "not running smoothly" is not a good plan. If you see that it is slow, pull down the video settings a bit, and try to find the "sweet spot".

    Lack of detail/poor maps - This depends on your hardware, video settings and what you think is "rich detail". If you have bad hardware, and your settings are set to low, objects would usually have less detail and therefor everything would seem less realistic and would lack details. Also, remember that Arma 3 is a war simulator, not a photography game. I would consider Arma 3 rich-detailed though.

    Unrealistic sounds/movements - This problem is extremely easy to fix, and if people who criticize the game for that reason would simply search for a solution, it would get fixed in minutes. You can download full sound packs for free, which contain super-realistic effects. Unrealistic movements are caused because the AI level is probably low.

    Vehicles and weapons all similar - I have never noticed that they are similar. Some factions use civilian vehicles and share weapons and clothing with others, but that doesn't make "everything" the same. Each faction has something unique. Each vehicle makes different sounds, has different textures and characteristics.

    Bad interface/GUI - Some people seem to say that the user interface is hard to use or see or is just not intuitive. Simply go over to settings and you can customize sizes, fonts, colors and so on. If all your settings are correctly set, then there should be no problem with that.

    Not comfortable to play - Some people also said that remembering all hotkeys which are required to play efficiently is quite hard. They say that they can't properly "control" the player. Simply go over to settings, and then controls. This contains all hotkeys and shortcuts. Just change them to the ones you remember or are used to from other games, and everything should be fine.

    Before criticizing a game, make sure that it's actually the games fault, not something else's.

    As for my opinion, I think that this game has an excellent engine, community, idea, storyline, workshop and user interface. I can't find anything to criticize. A great step from the previous version.

    Thank you Bohemia Interactive for creating such a wonderful game!
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  2. Dec 2, 2013
    10
    This game is exceptional. Incredible graphics, astounding from an operational standpoint and so far, the best single player campaign BohemiaThis game is exceptional. Incredible graphics, astounding from an operational standpoint and so far, the best single player campaign Bohemia has had. There were some issues, initially, but this is a company that listens to their customers and they fixed many of the initial glitches and problems and continue to do so. This is the most realistic shooter available as far as I know and it is difficult.
    This game is NOT for the run and gun Cod fans! It takes an investment of time to become proficient, but when you do, it is damn enjoyable. The mission editor is also very easy to use and great fun.
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  3. Sep 12, 2013
    10
    Compare to the other games, with the right players it can achieve more, we don't need call of duty fans
    to play this game and say, "Omg this
    Compare to the other games, with the right players it can achieve more, we don't need call of duty fans
    to play this game and say, "Omg this game sux ballz, i cnt run faster, i cant shoot anything omg"
    so, if you hate a Real and intense game play don't buy this game, it need communication and team work,
    which simply no kid in cod has ever done before
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  4. Nov 18, 2013
    8
    An amazing game which vastly improves the ArmA franchise. Although the optimizations are a bit patchy, and the game having a few strange bugs,An amazing game which vastly improves the ArmA franchise. Although the optimizations are a bit patchy, and the game having a few strange bugs, it is significantly better than ArmA II. The new movement system, animations, weaponry, sounds, textures, lighting are amazing. The only problems I have with it is the difficult to use mission editor and the lack of hardcore, militaristic servers. It is a game that you can mess around with, and go scuba diving with your friends in, but at the same time one where you can be super serious and help be part of an invasion to liberate an island from tyrannical forces. Everything about it is better than ArmA 2, apart from the lack of community. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2013
    6
    Well, it's playable, but i was expecting much more. Even Arma 2 alone (w/o OA and other DLC) has more content than this one, and its price isWell, it's playable, but i was expecting much more. Even Arma 2 alone (w/o OA and other DLC) has more content than this one, and its price is 5 times smaller.
    So at least for now if you want to play Arma series, It's better to buy 3 copies of Arma 2 CO and play it with your friends for such price.
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  6. Sep 16, 2013
    4
    Very disappointing for a highly anticipated game of this significance. There is limited content and generally feels and looks like a enhancedVery disappointing for a highly anticipated game of this significance. There is limited content and generally feels and looks like a enhanced graphics and terrain dlc on arma 2. Definitely came out too early and doesn't deserve any higher than a 5. Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2017
    0
    Awfully broken game. Don't trust the critics. Game critics obviously have a sponsorship with them. They are too scared to say anything real.Awfully broken game. Don't trust the critics. Game critics obviously have a sponsorship with them. They are too scared to say anything real. Don't buy this piece of **** game Expand

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