• Publisher: Nexon
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2008
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  • Summary: Combat Arms is a free-to-play, online multiplayer, first-person shooter game. Combat Arms enlists players into various battlefields across the globe to face-off against other ambitious soldiers of fortune, delivering gamers a high-quality FPS with an extensive arsenal of weapons, no lockedCombat Arms is a free-to-play, online multiplayer, first-person shooter game. Combat Arms enlists players into various battlefields across the globe to face-off against other ambitious soldiers of fortune, delivering gamers a high-quality FPS with an extensive arsenal of weapons, no locked areas, and no monthly subscription fees. Players earn their keep through precise marksmanship, teamwork and stealth. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Combat Arms is fun. Simple as that. If you can overlook the annoying players, then anyone looking for a competitive online shooter should look no further. This is free to play FPS at its best.
  2. I really enjoy the action and gameplay that Combat Arms has to offer. And with a free admission price, it’s kind of difficult to not at least try it out for a few matches. At the very least, you will respect the ability of the game to be fun, fast paced, and highly addictive.
  3. 75
    It's got decent game play and once the kills start rolling in you won't want to stop playing. There are just some things you can't pass up and this is one of them.
  4. There may be plenty of better options for anyone looking for an online shooter, but for the price Combat Arms is among the best around. It's fast, fun, brutal and addicting - what more could you ask for from a free FPS.
  5. PC Gamer
    67
    It's a good place for casual shooter fans who don't feel like dropping $20 to get the crap kicked out of them in CS. [Nov 2008, p.66]
  6. The gameplay, meanwhile, is largely basic and undeniably old-school, but it can be fun, fast, furious and reasonably deep if you find a map and mode you like, and are lucky enough to get a team that works together.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 72
  2. Negative: 44 out of 72
  1. BobS.
    Oct 28, 2008
    10
    Awesome man just started playing 2 days ago and already its so addicting and so little hackers from what i saw on the forums man.
  2. RichW.
    Apr 9, 2009
    8
    its a great game...if your broke and want some FPS action. Otherwise i suggest Counter Strike Source. PROS:FREE!!!,updates constantly,and its a great game...if your broke and want some FPS action. Otherwise i suggest Counter Strike Source. PROS:FREE!!!,updates constantly,and large amount of guns to choose from CONS:Easy to hack,people bitching about getting owned,and glitchers. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2013
    7
    I've been playing this game since early 2009.
    While some people will tell you that there are many games with better gameplay, they're
    I've been playing this game since early 2009.
    While some people will tell you that there are many games with better gameplay, they're actually dead wrong. Combat Arms' gameplay is an outstanding shooter title with one major flaw: Community. The Combat Arms community dramatically takes away from just how great this game could be. Many players accuse many others of hacking quite often, and actual cheaters appear often enough to help break up gameplay significantly. To compound this problem are the following issues. Kicking is horribly restricted in the most arbitrary ways, and leaving a game early takes away your rewards. Therefore, hackers can effectively destroy your game progress, and Nexon lets it happen, because of the arbitrary kick restrictions. It takes less than 50% of players in a game room to pass moderator abuse punishments, vote kicks require a 2/3rds majority, and one cannot kick at all in game modes that do not involve teams, without having the moderator item. At its core the game is a strong title, but the company managing the game simply ran it into the ground. Doobic studios probably is not happy with the things Nexon has done along the way; but kudos to them for making a great FPS. Nexon is the villain getting in the way of your fun, but that doesn't mean you can't have it. Just expect some hiccups with that fun.

    TL;DR
    Combat Arms is a well put together game which has a terrible community full of cheaters and is managed terribly.
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  4. Dec 23, 2011
    3
    Well it's an average game filled with hackers... but still enjoyable from time to time...
  5. Apr 6, 2012
    2
    too much hacking. bad graphics too. if it was less hacking and beeter gameplay it would be better. who would this game if people hacks. ittoo much hacking. bad graphics too. if it was less hacking and beeter gameplay it would be better. who would this game if people hacks. it suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkssssssssssssssss Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2017
    1
    Game is no longer pay to win which is a good thing but with the last update of it, the game has lost any shape. Snipers are choked having aGame is no longer pay to win which is a good thing but with the last update of it, the game has lost any shape. Snipers are choked having a long delay before they shoot, all the weapons are extremely inaccurate (even more than ever cause of the wild nerf). I personally think its a shame for the genre to call this game a shooter game. Expand
  7. Aug 23, 2013
    0
    At first, this was a fun game. It was enjoyable and at the time, was a decent shooter. But all of the: hackers, glitchers, and people who kickAt first, this was a fun game. It was enjoyable and at the time, was a decent shooter. But all of the: hackers, glitchers, and people who kick you for their own made up rules like; shifting, and like that. Why do you get kicked for sprinting? What's next, kicked for "clicking". Actually, that already happens. If you don't suck as much ass as all the infant children who play this, you must be a hacker.

    Bottom line: Don't ever play this. At first you'll like it, then you get kicked randomly
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