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. But it would be foolish to dismiss ArmA II because of this as Bohemia Interactive has crafted an extraordinary simulation of modern war that is among the most immersive, atmospheric and technologically...
Excerpt: To the shooter enthusiast who laments auto-aim, refuses regenerating health, tires of over-protective cover systems, balks at recoilless rocket launchers, and rolls his eyes at infinite respawns, Arma 2 is a love letter perfumed in cordite. You’re a member of Razor Team, a Marine squad deployed by the United States to assist the Chernorussian government against a well-armed insurgency.
Pros: Comprehensive realism; complex, open warplay; unique and intense co-op experience.
Cons: Schizophrenic allied and enemy AI; some unintuitive controls.
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.
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 military simulation games.
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: Eens in de zoveel tijd komt er wel eentje voorbij vliegen, zo'n game die zichzelf de "ultimate military simulator" noemt. ArmA II heeft deze zin letterlijk op het doosje staan. Bohemia Interactive belooft heel wat en heeft dan ook heel wat in huis (zo zijn zij bijvoorbeeld de makers van de allereerste Operation Flashpoint, één van de grootste namen in het realistische oorlog-genre).
Pros: Military Simulation, Stategisch te werk gaan, Hoge moeilijkheidsgraad
Cons: Te veel technische problemen/bugs, Veel te lange leercurve, Hoge moeilijkheidsgraad