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  • Summary: Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma 2, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties in this standalone expansion pack toThree years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma 2, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties in this standalone expansion pack to the best military simulator of 2009 – Arma 2. [Bohemia Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. With support from Bohemia Interactive already in full swing, ARMA II Operation Arrow Head even with some of the minor flaws that go along with such a massive undertaking is one of those games that we will be playing years from now and still enjoying it.
  2. This game is number one when it comes down to military simulations. For shooter fans it can be too complex, but if you're into real missions and realism at its best, be welcome.
  3. Multiplayer boasts some pretty crazy 25 v. 25 matches that can rage on over land, and sea, and air (GI Joooe!). And if all of that still isn't enough, it's definitely worth mentioning that you also get the full campaign and multiplayer sets from the first installment of ARMA 2, making the argument not to pick it up a difficult one.
  4. When the smoke clears, Operation Arrowhead is a decent addition to ARMA II. It adds more avenues for players to experience military operations, and view them with decidedly different perspectives.
  5. I'll end with this, if you're willing to put the effort in, and the realism aspect sounds like it will appeal to you, the $30 price of Arma II: OA is an easy entry into the series.
  6. Bohemia, just for a change, how about giving us a character with a little flesh on his bones.
  7. If you weren't convinced by ArmA II, Operation Arrowhead won't help your appreciation of the series. The only difference with the original is the new content additions, with a reasonable price considering it's a standalone. As for the rest, it's more or less the same game, complete with its flaws, thus it deserves the same score.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 44
  2. Negative: 5 out of 44
  1. Nov 8, 2013
    10
    This has perhaps the greatest physics engine ever quite conceived, games like Battlefield 4 wish they look as good as this game. This gameThis has perhaps the greatest physics engine ever quite conceived, games like Battlefield 4 wish they look as good as this game. This game runs flawlessly on seemingly any computer, I bet I could run this on a potato.

    This is perfection, no more words needed.
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  2. Jan 20, 2012
    10
    very good reality military simulation game.
    real world pyshical bulletin use and cannon using this game.
    and modfier game design tool
    very good reality military simulation game.
    real world pyshical bulletin use and cannon using this game.
    and modfier game design tool presented. custom mod and C & C++ Programing language used mission create or more functional envirment present
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  3. Jul 29, 2011
    10
    Listen to me now. This game is unbelievably awesome. Most of these reviews - if you take care to read them, are from when the game first cameListen to me now. This game is unbelievably awesome. Most of these reviews - if you take care to read them, are from when the game first came out. It has come a long way - and so has the hardware to support it. Buy the game - even better if you buy combined ops - or buy ArmA II and Operation Arrowhead and combine them. It's not that expensive. Join a clan - a good one - one without ridiculous requirements to maintain membership. Play with the crew. Get to know them. And run some of the most immersive, realistic, expansive, open-ended, tactical, fun, glorious missions you have ever seen. ArmA vets laugh about CoD. We mock CoD. Because CoD doesn't have anything on ArmA. Seriously. Buy it and play it. Learn it. It's tough - we know. But good things come to those who wait - and put in the effort - to learn a real game. And if you can't figure it out - after just a few hours of applied effort - a look or two through the controls menu - and maybe even asking a question or two on multiplayer - then go away - we don't want you here anyway. Go back to your CoD where enemies throw themselves into your bullets and you are virtually invincible. We will be busy fighting serious **** enemies - human or AI - and trying not to get shot even once - because this game does not f*ck around. Expand
  4. May 26, 2022
    9
    Я конечно налетал и настрелял в это арме сто пятьдесят миллионов часов лет но дей зи ничто не заменит и никто не заменит никогда большеЯ конечно налетал и настрелял в это арме сто пятьдесят миллионов часов лет но дей зи ничто не заменит и никто не заменит никогда больше
  5. Dec 13, 2011
    8
    Arma II as a whole offers a unique experience of sandbox gameplay and a military shooter/simulation. It has it's flaws, being generally a veryArma II as a whole offers a unique experience of sandbox gameplay and a military shooter/simulation. It has it's flaws, being generally a very buggy and clunky game, but aside from that I believe the game is very underrated. It is a very modifiable game, with most of the big mods working fairly well in multiplayer, which in my opinion is the only way to play the game, even if it's just with one other person playing Warfare with the ACE mod installed. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2011
    7
    Where to begin, ill start like everyone else and say that you need a pretty decent computer to run this game. im running an i5 650, hd 6870,Where to begin, ill start like everyone else and say that you need a pretty decent computer to run this game. im running an i5 650, hd 6870, 6gb of ram and i have to turn settings down to medium to get 40fps. Now on to the game, ArmA 2 and operation arrowhead has great potential to be a great game, unfortunately its it plagued by things like bugs, mentally retarded AI, terrible sound effects, a terrible physics engine and clunky controls. The addition of an artillery computer changed artillery and mortars from completely unusable to overpowered destruction(yes the aforementioned could be fixed by mods but this a ArmA review not an ACE review). The single player story line is absolutely terrible but it serves its purpose. Most public servers are filled with hackers or people who have no idea what they are doing and end up blowing everything up or killing them selves. But lets say you install ACE and JSRS, ignore the bugs, bad AI, find a clan server that has dedicated members. Once you do this, Arma 2 will be the best gaming experience you will ever come across ever. The rush you feel when you strafe an enemy convoy with an A-10 or the satisfaction you get when you snipe an enemy officer from 2000 meters away is unmatched it any game. ArmA 2 could have been a great game but sometimes the bugs make it almost unplayable. This is why im giving it a 7 instead of a 10. Hopefully Arma 3 will be better Expand
  7. Feb 16, 2019
    0
    Arma II is my worst purchase after pubg. There are a million technical problems in this game and very bad playability in all. In this game, itArma II is my worst purchase after pubg. There are a million technical problems in this game and very bad playability in all. In this game, it is impossible to enter a regular server and just play. I really do not recommend the Arma game. Expand

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