Summary: This game is fun and all but its pretty confusing. And when I try to play a multiplayer game it just says "Bad version" and wont let me join. I'm starting to doubt if this is worth $70. And if someone knows how to solve my multyplayer problem PEASE HELP!!!
Summary: For die-hard combat simmers, Arma II is great. It is a quantum leap over other First Person Shooters. You are not locked into a single path of triggers like Medal of Honor or Call of Duty. My only complaint is that the program crashes to the desktop a little to often for my liking. My suggestion: Save Early, Save Often.
Summary: In Arma2, you are an Elite 5 man USMC recon team known as Razor whose sole goal is to wipe out the insurgency ahn liberate Chernarus. Be advised, this game is not like any other Military combat simulation. Think, move, act, react the same way you would in a real combat/war situation. Do not be foolish ahn be a Rambo. Noone is the best. You will die if you go Rambo. Now, for those of you that shop this site ahn are not American, read the next few lines carefully.
6 patches and they still haven't fixed all the bugs
Peter Ostman, Amazon
10 February 2011
Summary: I loved OFP, all the expansions, and most of the community mods for it, Tonal especially. So when BIS (the creator of Tonal) split from Codemasters and came out with its Armed Assault series I was all on board with it. I loved ArmA & despite all the stupid AI problems I played the heck out of it; online too. So naturally I couldn't wait for ArmA2 and bought it as soon as it came out.
Summary: This is a good game for the hardcore first person shooter. It is more realistic than game like Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Modern Warfare 2. It looks better than both games and some may argue that it plays better (It had lean, etc.) However it does have it's drawbacks for example, the requirements are high to play this game at a reasonable frame rate, the standard AI can be frustrating to stupidly easy at times, and the single player is lacking overall.
Summary: I owned the original Flashpoint and the first ARMA game - both decent but not without bugs. But this game, ARMA II has way too many bugs for me to bother with it. I gave up after a few hours of gameplay. It was simply too frustrating trying to complete a mission when the scripted events wouldn't occur or execute properly. For example, my squad leader was supposed to lead us in clearing out the village and then move on to the next objective.
Summary: I love Operation Flashpoint Cold War Crises and its add ons Red Hammer and Resistance. I even timed my computer purchase around Armed Assault only to find out it didn't work well on Vista. So I eagerly awaited ARMA 2 hoping it would be everything Armed Assault was suppose to be. I was disappointed. I do not play online multi player. I am only speaking of single player campaign mode.
Summary: This is a truely humbling mil sim, has come of the best graphics - better that Crysis II. There is a big learning curve but once you push beyond that it's great. Multi Player is best played with two teams of practiced persons. Otherwise it is a lot of hurry up and wait. I reccommend a TRAC-IR for anyone wanting to fly rotory or fixed wing aircraft.
Summary: Arma II is the ultimate military sandbox simulator. Keyword being simulator. As stated elsewhere, if you go into this game expecting fast-paced arcade gameplay, you're missing the point. Though it does have it's flaws: robotic radio calls, game crashing bugs and trigger-laden campaign, there is simply nothing like it on the market.