ARMA II: Combined Operations
Combined Operations is required for the Day-Z Mod.
"I love having dozens and dozens of realistic weapons and vehicles and highly detailed geography and ballistics modeling, but the unintuitive interface required to manage it all and the irregularities in the scripting make it hard to appreciate those qualities." - IGN.com
"There's a thousand more things I could say to justify my hearty recommendation of this incomparably rich war sim." - Eurogamer.com
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The ARMA 2: Combined Operations pack includes the award-winning ARMA 2 and the stand-alone expansion; ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead. Each game can be played seperately or you can combine the new features, weapons, units and vehicles of Operation Arrowhead into the original ARMA 2 for the ultimate military simulation experience.
Lifelike combat simulation including bullet ballistic & deflection, material penetration, fully destructible and interactive environments and more.
Story driven single player full of twists and surprises including branched plot with multiple endings.
Resource management, RPG and RTS elements, dynamic conversations and many more to surpass the standard set by usual FPS.
Comprehensive armory including 300+ weapons, units and fully usable armed or unarmed vehicles. Multiple factions for all sides including US Army, US Marines, United Nations, Takistani Army and Guerrillas.
The most advanced Forward Looking Infrared - thermal imaging simulation in games to date, brought over from professional military training application.
Unseen real-life simulation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle equipped with nigh vision, thermal imaging system and a variety of weapons to lunch against hidden enemies.
Multiplayer with large scale maps for 50+ live players and hundreds of AI units.
Quick mission templates, built-in easy to use SP/MP mission editor, advanced scripting. Freeware SDK kit for MODding and modelling.
Large multinational dedicated fan community producing high quality user made downloadable content every day.
One of the best simulators.camkinz1 | May 17, 2013 | See all camkinz1's reviews »
I have played this game for a long time, but I just got enough time to review it. First of all, if you bought this game for the DayZ mod, you are wasting your time, because there is so much more fun to be had in this package. Helicopters, Fighter Jets, Tanks, Humvees, Motorcycles, and so much more. This game can be considered a sandbox, because you can be spending hours on end just figuring out what you are going to do for a realism server.
One word. Realism.pasinduthegreat | May 11, 2013 | See all pasinduthegreat's reviews »
War. It isn't fun when its real. And sometimes it ceases to be fun when a game gets too real.
For battlefield simulation enthusiasts, this game is a gem. However for a casual gamer, its going to be more frustrating than fun.
This game is not for the typical Call of Duty gamer. You will not be able to run around with your gun and shoot up everyone. Hell, you can't even run and shoot in the first place. The learning curve is quite fair, but requires some patience, as does the game itself, and especially the mod DayZ. You will often find yourself crawling through the grass trying to avoid a group of bandits or a hoard of zombies. This type of gameplay can be good for some, and very off putting for others.
Graphics aren't really bad however the engine has some optimization problems, and some of the complex controls can real really buggy.
All in all its an amazing game for a purist, but not so much for the causal gamer who's looking for fun.
Amazing Game!Nawab2012 | April 24, 2013 | See all Nawab2012's reviews »
ArmA 2 is truly an amazing game in itself and with DayZ it just gets better and better its like a pvp zombie apocalypse. ArmA is just so great and I love this game. I recommend to any gamers who like a challenge.
Great game, plus DayZTHE3DDUNK | Feb. 2, 2013 | See all THE3DDUNK's reviews »
Arma 2: Combined Operations is a great game, it comes with Arma 2, and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. The game has good graphics, but can be a little tricky if you are new to PC gaming because of all the buttons to press. You can also download DayZ with it, which is a amazing zombie mod that is hard to stay away from. Overall, I would say it is a 85.
ARMA II: Combined Operations - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
This is a pack that contains ArmA II, as well as the new stand alone expansion, Operation Arrowhead. Both games are similar, with the biggest difference being their setting. Arma II takes place in a detailed jungle environment while Operation Arrowhead throws you into a desert in the Middle East. For as frustrating and tedious as the single player campaigns are, the multiplayer can be extremely fun. Commanders for each team exist, but you can also be a regular soldier. Multiplayer games are a lot like something you would see in a Battlefield game, although far more realistic. Please keep in mind that you can install the mod Day-Z, which will surely make it much more durable this type of game.