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  • Summary: Taking gamers as close to war as they'll ever want to get, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the much anticipated return of the genre-defining military conflict simulator. Set to deliver the total combat experience, Flashpoint: Dragon Rising challenges players to survive the chaos andTaking gamers as close to war as they'll ever want to get, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the much anticipated return of the genre-defining military conflict simulator. Set to deliver the total combat experience, Flashpoint: Dragon Rising challenges players to survive the chaos and rapidly evolving situations of modern warfare in a new contemporary theatre. Players experience the intensity, diversity and claustrophobia of a modern conflict from the unique perspectives of an infantry marine, a helicopter pilot, a Special Forces officer or a tank commander, each engaged against the full force of the Chinese PLA on a scale never previously experienced in a military action title. Gameplay simulates an immense conflict between advanced forces and provides unparalleled scope with different military disciplines, vehicles and equipment for players to utilize. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. The authenticity and attention to detail in Dragon Rising is to be applauded.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    85
    A niche but incredibly satisfying FPS - if you can handle the realism. [Dec 2009, p.80]
  3. 81
    Maybe it lacks some innovation and graphics appeal, as if time had made expectations too great, but it is a very good first step for the series to continue.
  4. There’s a lot of unrealized potential in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. I don’t believe the developers were able to squeeze as much out of the open world island warfare concept as they could have.
  5. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon rising had all the makings to be a spectacular game-of-the-year experience with its ultrarealism and open-world mission structure. Unfortunately for all those who expected wonders, it’s not going to happen.
  6. It's an intriguing alternative to what has certainly become the high-action norm of the genre. If you can get past its fundamental shortcomings, you'll find that there's indeed something to this fresh, yet flawed experience.
  7. 58
    I want to like Flashpoint 2, but instead, I just feel like the game is telling me: "war is hell, sorry."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. RichardP
    Oct 8, 2009
    10
    Real talk I am an infantry soildier and served my country USA baby and i got wounded in combat cant fight no more. by the way i loved it but Real talk I am an infantry soildier and served my country USA baby and i got wounded in combat cant fight no more. by the way i loved it but this here makes me feel like im back on the line love it real gamers can enjoy. one shot one kill real life stuff enjoy. Expand
  2. Amart77
    Oct 10, 2009
    8
    This game is a must buy if you like military sims as well as games where every kill feels like a small feat. the only things holding it back This game is a must buy if you like military sims as well as games where every kill feels like a small feat. the only things holding it back are a minorly complicated squad command circle which u get used to and the infrequency of checkpoints that make deaths so tedious. Expand
  3. samyb123...
    Jan 10, 2010
    8
    brought it for £25 and was worth it, wouldn't buy it for £40 needs patience, not like most games today.
  4. JohanO.
    Oct 11, 2009
    6
    It's a soldier sim but it isn't Operation Flashpoint. No flying helicopters and driving tanks in the singelplayer. 11 short It's a soldier sim but it isn't Operation Flashpoint. No flying helicopters and driving tanks in the singelplayer. 11 short infantery missions. Sure it is cool playing as a marine, but the servers doesn't work so not much of the Co-Op part. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2021
    6
    I didnt really enjoy that game very much.
    A realistic game doesn't necessarily mean a fun one. Gameplay is kinda weird.
    But what saves
    I didnt really enjoy that game very much.
    A realistic game doesn't necessarily mean a fun one. Gameplay is kinda weird.

    But what saves this game from red rating is definitely quite decent story. Fairly good cinematics, briefings and etc.

    Length of this game is not short and its not long as well. It took me little more than 13 hours to finish.
    In the end this is one of the games you play, mark them as played. Write a review and forget about them and never play them again.

    Its shame because original Operation Flashpoint was absolutely amazing. So im going to give this game 6/10 rating.
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  6. johnnynumber5
    Oct 22, 2009
    3
    Simply put: This game is terrible. I was expecting so much based off the developers promises: open world, sandbox, no forced missions, fly Simply put: This game is terrible. I was expecting so much based off the developers promises: open world, sandbox, no forced missions, fly helicopters, large environment, realistic, intuitive squad controls, great audio and graphics. Instead we got a complete turd of a game and in my opinion the worst game this generation on the PS3. The graphics are TERRIBLE The textures look muddy and pixelated Framerate stutters and lags NPC AI is some of the worst ever Crippling in game bugs (freezing, glitches etc) Clunky menu interface Empty and desolate environments No helicopters as promised I could keep going on and on about this game. This game needs more than a patch - it needs to be refunded and redone from the start. Those expectinf something similar to the first Operation Flashpoint will be extremely disappointed. It's worse and has less content. The developers lied to us about the feature sets (go to the official forums for evidence) and delivered a game thats unfinished, unpolished, uninspired and completely unplayable. Good luck getting into a co-op match without getting booted within 5 minutes because the poor netcode. Don't buy this game at all ... if you areally want it I urge you to wait for the inevidtable price drop. This game is just terrible. The game deserves a complete ZERO. I'll give it a 3 to be nice but this game is one of the worst ever made and it's a sham that they sold people this mess and called it a game. I played it for an hour and turned it off ... took it back up to Gamestop the next day to trade it in for credit before it lose even more value and the guy at the store returned it as new because he also played and said he felt sorry that anyone would be stuck with that game! Go Ninja Gaiden Sigma and now all is good in the world. Expand
  7. RajdadajR
    Oct 11, 2009
    1
    Just bought and tried to play the PS3 version - IT SUCKS. I really wanted a warsim and I suppose I got it, but the graphics are the worst Just bought and tried to play the PS3 version - IT SUCKS. I really wanted a warsim and I suppose I got it, but the graphics are the worst I've seen in years!!! It's laggy as hell (~10-30 fps) and the shaders look like crap! It's so ugly I must say that I really hate this game! Don't buy the PS3 version. Go for the PC version if you really want it. Expand

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