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You can now afford more ammo!

We're reducing the price on Arma 2: Combined Operations, the ultimate mod-enabled FPP military simulation that comes with the Operation Arrowhead expansion. It's now available on GOG.com for only $24.99.

War has always been, and probably always will be, one of the predominant themes in computer games. From 8-bit systems to contemporary monster gaming rigs you'll have simulators, strategy games, and war-inspired arcade titles. But there's only one type of game that could let you really see war as a first-hand gritty and immersive experience: FPS, first person perspective shooter. Again, there are many levels of realism throughout the genre. Some of the war FPSes tend to focus on storytelling, using heavy scripting to deliver a cinematic experience. Others don't try to hide the fact, that the war you're seeing isn't real and that the main goal is to have fun while playing. And there's Arma 2: Combined Operations.

Arma 2: Combined Operations is a game that will make you feel like an actual combatant on one of the modern-day military missions. A game that will amaze you with its level of realism in recreating actual weapons, military gear, ballistics, and battlefield conditions. A game that will challenge you in ways no other wargame ever could. Dropping you in the middle of a fictional Eastern-European conflict, that feels more real than most things you see on the news, it proves to be the ultimate modern-day military simulation that you can play outside of actual military VR training facilities. With massive multiplayer matches that can host up to 50 players simultaneously, and the Operation Arrowhead expansion that, on top of adding another campaign to the game, provides extensive mod compatibility, this is the FPP wargame you want to get, if you mean business.

On top of that, Arma 2: Combined Operations is required to run DayZ, the most popular game modification since the infamous Hot Coffe. What? You don't know what DayZ is? Don't fret--we've got you covered.

Do you think you can handle real virtual warfare? Find out if you really know which side of the assault rifle you should point at the enemies in Arma 2: Combined Operations, for only $24.99 on GOG.com.
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Damuna: I bought ArmA II on GOG. I struggled tremendously to get DayZ to work.
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MichiGen: But you have succeeded at last right?
I did, but it took far too much work. I recommend using DayZ Commander.
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ne_zavarj: Because people are buying it for only DayZ on Steam .
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MichiGen: I know, but I wonder why it's not the same here?
Maybe people are afraid that:
- GOG version might be incompatible with DayZ
- Multiplayer component in GOG version might not be compatible with STEAM or other versions
- GOG version lacks automatic updates
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I guess as a group GOG customers are not as into hardcore military sims nor DayZ.
Post edited January 29, 2013 by dirtyharry50
I've been tempted to try this kind of game a lot of times going back to Operation Flashpoint but I was always put off by the expected very steep learning curve. I guess it is a classic case of getting out of something what you put into it though. DayZ sounds interesting but I don't think I'd really enjoy its cutthroat world for too long. For a while, the sense of tension might be fun though.
Reload for DayZ.
Of course since Arma III is going to be released "soon".
nvmnd
Post edited January 29, 2013 by BadDecissions
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MichiGen: Interesting that this game is such a hit on STEAM, but it's not selling very good here.
How do you know? (Actual question, not an accusation)
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MichiGen: Interesting that this game is such a hit on STEAM, but it's not selling very good here.
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Dzsono: How do you know? (Actual question, not an accusation)
Sure, no problem :) You can see that it's constantly in top 10 Top Sellers on STEAM (which has probably more users than GOG or any other digital store), while I haven't seen it at Top sellers list here yet. Not even during the holiday sale when it was 50% OFF. And when you sort all games here by bestselling, it's not very high in the chart.

As some people said here, it's probably because gog users have different taste than majority of steam users, and steam is meant and designed as multiplayer friendly place.
Post edited January 30, 2013 by MichiGen
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MichiGen: Interesting that this game is such a hit on STEAM, but it's not selling very good here.
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Dzsono: How do you know? (Actual question, not an accusation)
I guess s/he assumes it based on this list. It's hard to tell if being in bottom third can be considered as doing poorly but I can see that it doesn't sell as well as indie Snapshot, for example (dunno how many units it is).
It's such a ridiculous piece of piss to get DayZ working with the "non steam" version.

Just download PlayWithSix or, preferably, DayZ Commander. While "withsix" might be being touted as more "official", it has an absolutely abyssmal interface. Commander is cleaner, more obvious, and does all the same stuff. You can use it to download dayz, and also to update it (not quite "automatically", you have to.. shock horror.. press a button).

Google "dayz commander" and you'll find it.

Of course, don't forget to try playing some ARMA II. FInd a decent server that isn't full of retards and it's pretty incredible.