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7.4 out of 10

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Tajikistan, 2013. Between Afghanistan and China, the world’s nex Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Operation Flashpoint: Red River review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Online co-op through the campaign, The voice acting, Interesting storyline concept
  • Cons: Terrible AI, Jarring inconsistencies in gameplay style and tone, Crappy graphics
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Overall 5
5.0

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Auracore MediaWorks
7 July 2011
  • Summary: Trudging through the desert just got even more painful.
  • Pros: Impressive voice acting; You're able to customize your soldier's load out before a mission
  • Cons: Graphics are subpar; gameplay is slow and agonizing; spend way too much time healing yourself or your teammates than actually participating in a firefight.
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Challenging military shooter has plenty of blood, profanity.

Common Sense Media
5 July 2011
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Operation Flashpoint: Red River is a violent modern-day military shooter that takes place in a country that sounds like and looks like Afghanistan. Some may feel a violent game like this sensationalizes or trivializes what U.S. troops and others are doing in places like Afghanistan. Players use various weapons to blow away enemy soldiers, resulting in copious amounts of blood.
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Overall 5
4.5

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

AV Club
13 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Operation Flashpoint: Red River is a game stuck between identities. While its ambitions as a simulation are nowhere near as exacting or disturbingly mundane as ARMA 2 ’s, it’s also too demanding and tactical to be compared to the flamboyant action that makes up the play in Call Of Duty . Beyond the game, though, Red River is also confused with its identity as a story.
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Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review

VideoGamer.com
11 June 2011
  • Excerpt: For all the hoo-ha about switching Operation Flashpoint to a more action-orientated position in its third iteration - the looming spectre of Modern Warfare's success perhaps a little bit too much for Codemasters to resist - I still found myself face-down in a puddle of my own blood within six minutes of starting the game. Seriously, who could have guessed bullets were so dangerous.
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Overall 6
6.0

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

True achievements
9 June 2011
  • Conclusion: It is extremely fun and ditches the insane realistic aspect that Dragon Rising had(which I enjoyed for full disclosure)and makes a more mainstreamed experience that is very fun and enjoyable. It’s a fun game that can make for a great time with friends and will help tide over the wait for this years AAA shooters at the end of the year.
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Overall 7
7.0

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

oxmonline.com
7 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Operation Flashpoint: Red River is the John Wayne of tactical first-person shooters: old-school, politically incorrect, and really (really) rough around the edges — in a throwback “they just don’t make ’em like this anymore” way. Yep, for all of the continued homogenization of the genre, Red River takes its FPS cues from the original Ghost Recon in a way that not even Ghost Recon does anymore.
  • Pros: + Highly tactical, intense gameplay., + Excellent co-op experience for up to four online buddies.
  • Cons: - Disturbing lack of polish; a ton of glitches., ? Why are the games in this series always so rough around the technical edges?
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Overall 6
6.0

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review

G4
1 June 2011
  • Summary: With a focus on being the most realistic military shooter on the market, Operation Flashpoint: Red River offers fans a far more strategic alternative to their typical Call of Duty. With its modern-day setting and team-based gameplay, the game aims to make you feel like a marine.
  • Pros: Excellent cooperative play, Huge missions with scoping vistas, Plenty of scaling options to make the game as blisteringly realistic (or not) as you want
  • Cons: Graphic glitches and low-res textures, Frequently buggy and terrible AI, Absurdly clichéd dialogue and overlong between-mission sequences, Poor checkpoint layouts
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
7.6
Graphics 8
7.7
Sound 8
8.0

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

impulsegamer
1 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Red River is the next instalment of the popular Operation Flashpoin t series from Codemasters that really challenges the first person genre. Just like ArmA 2, Codemasters aims for a realistic first person shooter experience that puts the worlds superpowers on high alert due to a civil war in the Islamic Republic of Tajikistan.
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American Exceptionalism: The Game!

GameCritics.com
23 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The 50-cal doesn't work on helicopters? That's what it's for!
  • Pros: Calling in an airstrike on a wave of rushing PLA and watching them scatter.
  • Cons: Watching my team standing around, unable to respond to a rocket attack.
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