Conclusion: There’s no getting away from the fact that ArmA II is rough around the edges. Bugs and glitches are rife, and the unforgiving difficulty and focus on realism will prove frustrating to those used to the comparatively cosy warfare of Call of Duty 4 and other shooters.
Summary: While the gaming segment for military-based shooters is quite wide, running the gamut from ancient history to future wars yet to be fought (with a notably large spike surrounding the WWII era), the types of games available can be categorized more readily.
Summary: ArmA II is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.
This ambitious military sandbox game comes close to realizing its potential but falls short due to its buggy single-player campaign.
20 July 2009
Summary: Arma II is a first- and third-person tactical shooter that simulates a military operation in the midst of a growing civil war in the fictitious European country of Chernarus. The sequel to Armed Assault and the spiritual heir to Operation Flashpoint, Arma II sets a new standard for realistic...
Pros: Deadly combat makes your victories more gratifying, Believable, beautiful, well-developed setting, Scores of weapons and vehicles, Easily 40 hours of gameplay
Cons: Buggy campaign is almost unbeatable, AI drivers should have their licenses revoked
Excerpt: When you first boot up ArmA 2, it's hard to shake the feeling that you've played this game before. It bears more than a passing resemblance to the original ArmA: Armed Assault, as well as 2001's Operation Flashpoint. Not surprising given that Bohemia Interactive developed all three titles.