"We think it's better than Dragon Rising, and the fact they've taken the "less is more" approach and focused on a couple of key features has been to their credit." - StrategyInformer.com
Stand together with the US Marines in Operation Flashpoint: Red River, the ultimate tactical infantry shooter.
You’ll play as one of four distinct and complimentary classes in a Marine Fireteam – Grenadier, Scout, Rifleman and Automatic Rifleman - as you embark on an epic campaign. Take on huge sandbox battlefields in the new setting of Tajikistan, a geopolitical hotspot bordered by Afghanistan and China. Face the unpredictable threat of all-new insurgent enemies and the might of the world’s largest Army, the Chinese PLA. Use authentic tactics on your own initiative in solo or in four player drop-in, drop-out co-op campaign.
For extended replayability, Operation Flashpoint: Red River also includes new class choice, load-out personalisation plus standalone co-op Fireteam Engagements. With a huge range of authentic weapons and the chance to call in devastating airstrikes, Operation Flashpoint: Red River will put you in the boots of a Marine like never before.
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This game looks great and plays wonderfully. I had an absolute blast playing through it. It is challenging, yet not overly hard on the normal difficulty setting. This is one of the few games where, for the most part, your AI squad mates actually are intelligent and help you fight the enemy. This game has exciting and never repetitive missions that you embark on. This game feels very realistic. Especially so in the viability of the enemy in the terrain and the amount of damage your character can take before being knocked down and needing medical care. I highly recommend this game to everyone.
Codemasters have taken the Operation Flashpoint IP and turned it to a wannabe call of duty spliced with Battlefield and did not do it well. Don't get me wrong. The game is fun if you have friends with you to play the up to 4 players co-op but if you are looking for a tactical shooter like Arma or the old Operation Flashpoint titles, do not look here! For the low price on GMG and a voucher, I would say GO FOR IT! But get your friends to join you either way.
I have been playing FPSs since the earliest titles (Wolfenstein 3D) and don't restrict myself to one franchise or game type in the genre, playing everything from COD, BF style titles to Arma2. When I saw Red RIver and its feature set, I thought this might be the title I was looking for i.e the expansive game areas and tactical gameplay of Arma 2, combined with the fluid movement/animations of COD/BF type titles, all wrapped up in co-op multiplayer that I can enjoy with mates. Red River delivers this and is squarley aimed at co-op multiplayer, to the point where single player is good (but not great) and PvP is absent altogether....a brave move really and one that suits this game just fine.
It's a really awesome game. I love the "realism" aspects that it brings to the FPS genre that other games lack. It's definitely a great change compared to other FPS games. I would definitely recommend purchasing this game.
For being what it is, codemasters has done a fantastic job at making a "realistic shooter." Although this game does not exactly hail to the original games, it does capture a nice hybrid of the newer first person shooter mechanics coupled with armas true simulation. If you are looking for a true simulator, I suggest moving over to Arma, of which is the true spiritual successor to the original flashpoint games. If you are looking for a more battlefield/arma hybrid, this is definently the way to go. Great graphics, fairly tight controls, and mechanics that do alter the way you play, making you take your time picking your shots or keeping your head down during a firefight actually make this game worth while. A must have
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