The horrors of WWIII are imminent. There are clashes over the Malden Islands from dusk to dawn and you are caught in-between. You must use all of the available resources in your arsenal to hold back the incoming darkness. When Victor Troska came back to Nogovo, he thought the pain of war was left buried in his past. But his dream lies broken now. His worst nightmare returns when military forces lands near Nogovo.
ArmA: Cold War Assault includes Bohemia Interactive's debut game published by Codemasters as Operation Flashpoint in 2001 and its expansion -- Operation Flashpoint: Resistance. This game is a genre-defining combat military simulation and was a bestselling PC game. It has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game.” Over 2 million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release.
Multiplayer issue: multiplayer mode is available after registering your unique CD-key for the game. For details see: Support.
Notice: this compilation does not include the Red Hammer: The Soviet Campaign add-on.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Online gameplay, Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.99
Posted on 2008-10-22 15:17:57 byUK_John:
Fantastic HARD FPS/Strategy game, with tons of mods available - but remember folks, this is the GOTY edition, so you get Red Hammer and Resistance too! Surely a bargain!
To review this game is to give an experience. Here's mine:
In one early mission you are in a 5 man squad, You are told of an attack and get ordered into a truck. You take a long (2-3minute) drive to the front,read more the men chatter, some nervous some excited, the realistic faces somewhat eerie.
You all get out of the truck, have a little tactical/mission chat from the Sergent and then follow him through the tree line and up a hill.. As you pass the trees you see other units off to your right, maybe 5 or 6 squads. Walking up the hill, you have a small expectation, then you crest the hill and start running for the village, along with what seems like 100's of other soldiers zig-zagging and falling to the ground occasionally. Off to your right by 200metres and just in front of you by 50 metres tanks are moving, belching smoke from their exhausts and firing at unseen targets, gun recoiling. Explosions occasionally explode nearby and bullets and shells fly overhead.Soldiers fall, puffs of blood leaving their dying bodies.
Below you see a quaint village of white walled small houses and buildings, a small square with fountain can be seen, with tiny enemy soldiers running around in it. All the while the sound of gunfire, tanks moving and firing and your commander giving directions. Occasionally you'll hear 'target 90 degrees, 100 metres', so you quickly lay prone and look for the enemy. Sometimes he'll find you first and you hear the 'thud' of a bullet hitting you and a puff of blood flying in front of your face. You need a medic and can call for one, but no one comes- their busy. You are now crawling slower and maybe not even being able to stand up! As you crawl another bullet whistles past your ear - he can still see you! Do you crawl to deeper cover and wait for a medic, or do you line up your rife sights and try and take out your adversary? Meanwhile, tanks fire and soldiers shoot and die around you. You are just one soldier in a battle of many. The battlefield does NOT revolve around you in this game!
You decide to try and take the enemy out, and look down your gunsight. You spot him but he is lining up a shot as you see him - and fires. Another puff of blood rises in front of you and you die. Just another casualty of war. The camera rises up to show the landscape around you. You see the enemy soldier who killed you retreating back to the village, zig-zagging as he goes. The camera revolves higher showing more of the continuing battle (you didn't think it would stop because you died, did you?!). Morbidly you follow the soldier who killed you - and explosion and he's down! You sit at your PC and smile..... You guys advance into the city away to the left and you are left looking down on a battlefield of dead soldiers and destroyed tanks. 'Next time i'll follow the tree-line' you say to yourself!
I haven't even mentioned how later on you'll b driving tanks and flying helicopters and be in charge of your own squad - and being involved in much bigger battles(!)
There is nothing quite like Operation Flashpoint GOTY. It's war; but not as you know it!
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Posted on 2008-10-21 08:31:35 byferox:
When this game came out in 2001 it blew away people like me who are into the more realistic side of FPS games. The single player experience is a great cold war story that really puts you in the body of a soldier in a war.
This game was so good and realistic that it was adopted by the US Marines into a version called VBS1. VBS1 and 2 are now used by police and militaries world wideread more as a training tool.
Warning though this is not for those who like health bars and long life, damage, strategy, and tactics, are as realistic as they com.
Operation Flaspoint has spawned two seperate games now. Bohemia Interactive were the developers of Op Flash. There were problems between them and codemasters and they split, with codemasters keeping the name. Bohemia Interactive created Armed Assault, and now Armed Assault 2 is coming out. Codemasters, trying to make some more money from the name, is also releashing "Operation Flashpoint 2".
This game is a classic, I still play it 8 years later.
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Posted on 2008-10-23 19:01:02 bynoxio:
In this great game you are ordinary soldier, and deadly as all your team mates and your enemies. It's Real-Life war simulator with all war like gameplay. There are lot's of open areas, with huge range of vision, lots of war machines like tanks and helicopters. There are most common and realistic weapons (like in real war) who are working perfectly like originals in real life. Thisread more game is pretty hard, but very realistic. I like it very much. If you like war games with lots of action, you MUST buy this game.
My personal rating 5/5
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