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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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Titanium: War. War never changes. But it does get cheaper. Sometimes.
You must be ironic, right? Since price for all Fallout games on GOG has been increased a few months ago from 5,99 to 9,99. :)
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Titanium: War. War never changes. But it does get cheaper. Sometimes.
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MichiGen: You must be ironic, right? Since price for all Fallout games on GOG has been increased a few months ago from 5,99 to 9,99. :)
Yeah, my point exactly. ;)
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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
?
I bought ArmA II on GOG. I struggled tremendously to get DayZ to work.
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gameon: Personally i'm not very interested in online multiplayer games. Perhaps there are are a lot of GOG users who feel the same way?
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tfishell: I would think so to at least some degree, at least as far as what people associate GOG with. I think maybe the association is good old games = no multiplayer, at least Halo/COD-style kind = prefer singleplayer to get away from people for a while. (or something like that) Steam, on the other hand, has developed a aura about itself that is inviting for those who want multiplayer (ala TF2), maybe because of the virtually-constant internet connection requirement, ability to add friends/talk to people, etc.
That sounds likely, GOG lacks this multiplayer aura. Personally everytime when I'm buying a game from GOG, I'm not sure if multiplayer component will work, I'm buying it mainly for DRM-Free singleplayer.

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Damuna: I bought ArmA II on GOG. I struggled tremendously to get DayZ to work.
But you have succeeded at last right?
Post edited January 28, 2013 by MichiGen
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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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Damuna: I bought ArmA II on GOG. I struggled tremendously to get DayZ to work.
Oooff, that's not good.
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gameon: Personally i'm not very interested in online multiplayer games. Perhaps there are are a lot of GOG users who feel the same way?
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tfishell: I would think so to at least some degree, at least as far as what people associate GOG with. I think maybe the association is good old games = no multiplayer, at least Halo/COD-style kind = prefer singleplayer to get away from people for a while. (or something like that) Steam, on the other hand, has developed a aura about itself that is inviting for those who want multiplayer (ala TF2), maybe because of the virtually-constant internet connection requirement, ability to add friends/talk to people, etc.
I must agree on your point of constant friends connections on Steam.
I only have a few Steam linked games, such as Hitman Absolution and I have to play off line else their need to ram social interaction down my throat drives me to never playing again.
What ever happened to the time when playing game was something you did on your own in your own bedroom. It feels less intimate with the continual "Bla Bla is playing X GAme" popping up. It really kills the moment before you win a level. (Steam based rant ends)

As for ARMA 2, it does look nice. Yet I read what people post and I think you will find most of us using this site as our major gaming arena are using machines that are a few years old in most cases, and may indeed struggle to run such a monster of a game on our humble rigs. Myself my machine is only a few months old, but as a middle range machine it only just makes the grade to run some of the stuff on Steam.
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011284mm: It feels less intimate with the continual "Bla Bla is playing X GAme" popping up. It really kills the moment before you win a level. (Steam based rant ends)
So go to the options menu and turn the Steam overlay off in-game.
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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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gameon: Personally i'm not very interested in online multiplayer games. Perhaps there are a lot of GOG users who feel the same way?
Im not either. I usually jump in with both feet and get bored very quickly. Wasted purchase on Steam.And yes i bought it for Dayz as well but couldn't get into it....
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gameon: Personally i'm not very interested in online multiplayer games. Perhaps there are a lot of GOG users who feel the same way?
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nijuu: Im not either. I usually jump in with both feet and get bored very quickly. Wasted purchase on Steam.And yes i bought it for Dayz as well but couldn't get into it....
I liked Operation Flashpoint (or whatever they call it now) but Arma 1 is quite technical, and hard to get into. Arma 2 looks amazing graphically, but if it plays in the same way, then it's rather plodding.
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Damuna: I bought ArmA II on GOG. I struggled tremendously to get DayZ to work.
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tfishell: Oooff, that's not good.
I finally picked up Arma II during the holiday sale and tried DayZ. I don't know how things were when Damuna was trying DayZ, but it's effortlessly easy to set up with DayZ Commander now. Really effortless, I was up and running within ten minutes of downloading it.

However, for anybody interested in DayZ, all I can really say is that I certainly hope you're more interested in Arma II itself than DayZ. Personally, I thought DayZ was pretty fucking awful. Unlike the jump from Cold War Assault to Arma Gold, you should feel completely at home in Arma II, as it feels a lot like Arma Gold. I bought Arma II for Arma II and DayZ. I may have terrible memories of investing far too much time into trying to enjoy the latter, but Arma II itself is brilliant.

Much nicer graphics, though. I wasn't able to run the demo the last time I tried that. Now that I have a new computer, I'm able to run the full game splendidly. Unfortunately, DayZ came around, killing any good discounts for this game, and I'd been waiting too damn long to continue waiting on Arma II, so I went ahead and picked it up for half off.

Unfortunately, it seems doubtful that GOG will ever see the remaining DLC for Arma II, which makes the GOG version quite the hard-sell. I really didn't care. I already have the other two Arma games on GOG and I like playing offline without any offline mode nonsense, so I figured I may as well pick it up here. I might get Arma X for $5-$10 some time when Arma III and DayZ standalone kill off interest in Arma II, if I still care by then.


Unless you're far more interested in multiplayer, I'd suggest starting with Arma Gold. Much cheaper, still quite nice looking, and certainly a nicer place to start than Cold War Assault. $5 or less during a good sale, and if you like it, you'll get your money's worth by far. Either way, you'll probably want to try the Arma II demo before you go buying it.
It's $25 AFTER a price drop? Jeeze, how much does it cost to get a lawyer in Greece these days?
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anjohl: It's $25 AFTER a price drop? Jeeze, how much does it cost to get a lawyer in Greece these days?
It won't cost a dime after they're nuked. Now that Ivan and Martin are out of Greece, it seems like the only logical way to ensure such a thing never happens there again. ;)
Price drop? More like a little step down. ^^
It's small but it's always welcome.
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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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gameon: I'm not sure if that is true or not, but Steam has millions of users, so i would expect it to sell better there.
Dude, even GOG has millions of users. Steam celebrated 30 million registered users in 2010 and 40 million one year ago.