Summary: I would have to say if your looking for a run and gun FPS this is not for you. The maps are huge. This is a game of strategy as well as a good FPS. The A.I. in it is amazingly smart. I would say this is a game that people should try if you like free choice war games. If you looking for a GREAT FPS and it is FREE as well go download "Americas Army 3" One of the best games I have ever played bar none.
Excerpt: "...reason why I love ArmA 2. Let's talk about the positive side of ArmA 2. - It's a great war game with lot's of tactics. As a matter of fact if you don't use tactics the risk of dying is huge. - No whining on servers (That i've seen this far) which is great if you're looking for a serious server. - Awesome scenarios with lots of objectives to finish. - Even more awesome Singleplayer. - An ingame editor... I have no words for how awesome this is! You ...
Pros: Graphics, Teamplay, Tactics and Amount of Weapons and Vehicles .
Cons: Slow paced at times, almost impossible to play without doing the tutorial, alot of empty servers .
Great for the military sim purist, but not for casual player.
24 September 2010
Excerpt: "...to complete. Even freshly installed, Arma II can provide you with almost infinite number of scenarios and battles, as long as you can get to grips with the somewhat involved mission creation process. Your imagination really is the limit. On top of this built-in lifespan there are a huge number of 'mods' available online that can enhance your experience of the game to a point where it is very replayable. Casual gamers may find the inherant instability ...
Pros: Large environments, good potential for customisation, realism, good replay value
Cons: Can be buggy, time consuming and complex, unpolished product that almost requires modding at times
Summary: If the only reason you buy this game is for the killer Zombie mod ‘DayZ’
then it would have been money well spent, you will spend countless hours basking
in the survival horror game. The ‘real’ game is worth playing to practice
controls for flying and driving as they are needed should you be lucky enough to
find a car or helicopter.
Summary: Excellent decision from Mightyape to have the game back ordered! I wanted to
buy 2 copies of this game so that I could play DAYZ online with friends and
have an extra computer loaded for my son. I was going to buy this on
“Steam” but changed my mind once I saw that “Mightyape” had it in
Summary: this game is great so far, Ive played an hour of the original campaign. looks
stunning thought the standard controls are a big iffy, they are full
customizable however. all that is needed is install Arma2, start it up and
install OA also, then no need for the 1st disc or desktop icons etc. DayZ i recommend you use DayZCommander for the install and updates, as all the
patches aren't up to date on Play WithSix.
Conclusion: Nearly perfect as a consept, rather unfinished as a program. Have enjoyed playing it and all its predessesors. Lots of bugs but still loving it because of its history and hoping for its best future. New ideas have found ground for use, especially the reallistic code signs for infantry, armor, arty and many other units that you can move through the map choice. I think we found better but not perfect AI for the enemy's bots. A lot smarter but dum from time to time.
Conclusion: Arma 2 is an awesome effort at realistic warfare. If you want a game that gives you fast-paced action with a simple interface and handy waypoints - get CoD. Arma 2 is about realism, not gameplay. It's a war simulation, not a game. If you get shot, you'll most likely die, and if you manage to just take a flesh wound, and a medic can make it to your position, then your aiming/running/stamina is likely to be affected for the rest of the mission.
Summary: Best infentry simulator yet. The game offer a very good potential for realism simulation or the infentry work and a lot of replayability. With the upcomming reality mods, this game will be as close as you can be to being in a warzone without leaving your computer chair.