Conclusion: If you're a fan of Bohemia's games then there is little doubt you will enjoy Operation Arrowhead , and perhaps that's the best way to conclude. Although it's a standalone game, on its own Operation Arrowhead is unlikely to sway you if you're not already a Military Simulator convert – certainly not with a retail price of almost twenty five quid.
Conclusion: was noticed inside the smaller buildings and guard posts, and during one scenario I "fell" out of a guard tower because of it. The musical score is a little more noticeable in the expansion, but it's predominantly during cutscenes, so it doesn't really break the flow of the game. The voice acting is still generally quite good, though there's some accents in there which are more jarring than in the original game, and thus tend to break the player out of the game.
Excerpt: As close as you can get to a military-grade virtual combat simulation ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead is a new stand-alone expansion pack for 2009′s ArmA II . The ArmA series is much like the BattleField series from EA, because it combines a first-person shooter with ground and air vehicles that players can man to create a complete virtual battlefield experience.
Pros: . Stand-alone expansion; amazing visuals, even at lower detail levels. This is the closest you can get to a military-grade combined-arms virtual-combat simulation on the PC.
Cons: . Will crush the fastest machine available today at the maximum detail levels. Difficulty of missions sometimes overwhelming. AI can be too good a shot at times, but quite downright stupid at other times.
Excerpt: Arma II , the second in the series and the spiritual successor to Operation Flashpoint , is a hardcore realistic FPS. You know those flight sims that take a 500 page owners manual and 90 minutes of button switches before you take off? This is that for the first person shooter crowd.
Conclusion: Overall, ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead brought many improvements to the ArmA II gameplay. New features have been added that in some cases make some cumbersome gameplay elements a little less cumbersome such as the new feature that allows you to access nearby containers from your inventory screen and quite a few others too numerous to mention.
Excerpt: ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead is the first expansion pack to the original game. It contains all new content surrounding a new campaign, which doesn’t require the original ArmA 2 game to play. Though it is an expansion, rather than a straight up sequel, it feels like a full stand alone expansion rather than the ones which seem a bit half hearted. It’s also still one of the most realistic military simulators out there.
Excerpt: Red Dead Redemption (RDR) isn’t so much a sandbox as a dustbowl as you explore and live in a rugged yet beautiful country. Indeed the county of New Austin proves to be the greatest character of the game. You play John Marston, a former gunslinger forced by the encroaching government to take out his old gang. It’s an old yarn about the death of the Wild West, one frequently covered in film, but rarely in games.