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  • Summary: Players assume the role of a U.S. NATO private on a training mission in a fictional 1985 Cold War storyline, where a new Soviet regime seizes control of an island community, and underground resistance groups have mobilized in opposition. The new Soviet government, unable to fight thePlayers assume the role of a U.S. NATO private on a training mission in a fictional 1985 Cold War storyline, where a new Soviet regime seizes control of an island community, and underground resistance groups have mobilized in opposition. The new Soviet government, unable to fight the resistance, calls upon NATO to act as a peacekeeping force and help restore order to the region. NATO responds with Operation Flashpoint. [Codemasters] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Game Informer
    95
    It's so exacting in detail, the Marines are showing interest in using it as part of their training programs. [Nov 2001, p.126]
  2. The excellent implementation of combat among an army, combined with the large variety of gameplay and an excellent campaign story make this game truly shine.
  3. It's probably as close to real combat as you would want to get. It's probably too realistic for hard-core shooter fans, and not realistic enough for sim fanatics, but everyone else will find it to be a thrilling game.
  4. 88
    There is so much going into this game its just plain goofy. The more you delve into it and get used to the ultra brutal way that the AI comes after your sorry little hiney, there's an incredibly deep and fun game here.
  5. 83
    A game which does everything right. Gameplay, graphics, realism, mood, and extendibility through the included fully-featured mission editor.
  6. A fun game, but it’s just a little bit too difficult for the mainstream audience.
  7. 70
    Its level of realism, convincing detail and great multiplayer make it one of the best military FPS games on the market.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. OFPOFP
    Sep 20, 2006
    10
    This is by far the greatest first-person shooter ever made. Sadly, few Americans played it. (Probably because it was produced in Eastern Europe.)
  2. FelippeJ.
    Dec 16, 2003
    10
    This is the best game i ever played.
  3. Feb 11, 2019
    10
    This was the first war simulation in 3d. No hand holding either. I remember feeling overjoyed that I had a map and a compass and that thoseThis was the first war simulation in 3d. No hand holding either. I remember feeling overjoyed that I had a map and a compass and that those were needed indeed. Still remember epic fighting for Montignac. Also a hit in multiplayer. Awesome game! Expand
  4. ElliotM.
    Sep 6, 2003
    10
    JUST AMAZING!!!! THE BEST ARMY GAME IN AGES.
  5. JeffA.
    May 15, 2002
    9
    Realism and difficulty make this game a most have for war gamers.
  6. Jul 8, 2011
    9
    Operation Flashpoint was a stunner when it was released, but for anyone who hasn't played it and wants to get into now, this review is forOperation Flashpoint was a stunner when it was released, but for anyone who hasn't played it and wants to get into now, this review is for you. Firstly, the graphics aren't exactly what they used to be back in 2001, so get ready for a whopping change if your coming from modern shooters, secondly, if your a hardcore COD and Halo shooter fan, you will probably hate this game for one simply reason...one shot, one kill; this game will eat you alive, this is the most realistic tactical shooter ever made, so if your into running and gunning, leave now. And last but not least, be patient, this game is HARD, and takes many tries to complete missions at times, but at the end of it all, this is a fun game if you really sink your teeth into it, even in 2011, this game still never fails to impress me. I highly recommend it to any tactical shooter fan, or just a shooter fan in general because you just may fall in love with it. Expand
  7. Jan 22, 2018
    7
    Попытка сделать реалистичный военный шутер с большими открытыми пространствами, с возможностью использовать технику и авиацию. ПолучилосьПопытка сделать реалистичный военный шутер с большими открытыми пространствами, с возможностью использовать технику и авиацию. Получилось крайне сложно и хардкорно, и не особо играбельно. Прародитель целой череды милитари симуляторов. Expand

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