Includes all new maps, a revamped user interface, and even more guns for the world's largest online arsenal!
User reviews: Mixed (1,859 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 9, 2012

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About This Game

Join the arms race in one of the biggest free-to-play first person shooters! Pick your weapon of choice from hundreds, gear up with all kinds of armor and equipment, and shoot it out online in one of a dozen different modes.
Combat Arms offers a massive array of weapons to take down your foes with, from sniper rifles to SMGs to machetes, and a host of different modes like Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, cooperative Fireteam missions, and more. Customize your soldier, rank up for new gear and perks, and aim for special achievements in battle!

Key Features

  • Play for Free – New recruits welcome, and no questions asked. You don’t need a credit card to get in on this action!
  • Tons of Guns – Assault rifles? Shotguns? Grenade launchers? We’ve got ‘em all and then some. Load up with hundreds of firearms, explosives, and other equipment to take down your foes.
  • Character Customization – Select your camouflage, vest, helmet, and other gear, like sunglasses and bandannas, to set yourself apart on the battlefield.
  • Rise Through the Ranks – Gain experience as you fight to unlock new gear, abilities, and other perks to help you rise above the competition.
  • Continuous Content – With dozens of modes, tons of maps, and more being added constantly, you’ll never run out of ways and places to gun down your enemies!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 56 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Played back in 2008 and when I got my hands on this game, it was my life for a year and a bit later. It was the only "current" FPS that my ♥♥♥♥♥♥ computer could play at the time and I didn't own any consoles. Long story short, I remember enjoying it a lot.

I got a bit nostalgic (how ever much you can be with something that happened only 7 years ago, but still) I had the urge to try it again, not believing how bad everyone has reported it being since coming to steam.

Holy ♥♥♥♥, they weren't wrong.

The game is infected with hackers that when they disconnect or get kicked, crash the game room and the game has to be reset.

Nothing has changed in the last few years content wise either, except maybe a few new maps that are garbage and aren't actual played. I've only found game rooms for maps that I remember being there 7 years ago. This game has clearly been abandonded.

Avoid it at all costs.
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35 of 51 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
such hackers, such pay
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39 of 65 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
379.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
The game is decent. Those complaining are comparing it to something way bigger than CA. Yes, rage kickers, hackers and all of that are in this game. Of course, the hackers are all in the recruit server which is where everyone usually starts out. I have 4 accounts on this game and I started in 2009. I do not consider this game pay-2-win, and I think those complaining just wanna QQ cause they suck. Also alot of people who are either writing reviews for this game are basing it off of 2010-2013. Combat Arms is changing and trying to improve and I think they've done well on it. Besides the fact the servers can't handle the amount of people who have come back to the game.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Hackers. Blatant Hackers everywhere.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
It ♥♥♥♥ing sucked.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I tried to play this game multple times but instead it tried to take advantage of my tender sweet body. As if forced itself on me I tried to scream NO but Combat Arms proceeded to BUST MY BALLS
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
I played very little of CA (Combat Arms) while on Steam, but before it was on Steam I had the pleasure of welcoming CA to NA on May 28, 2008 when the servers opened for Closed Beta. I continued to play for another 5 1/2 years, amassing a small private army in game and over 3,600 hours of logged playtime on Xfire.
Let's start at the beginning, shall we?
I was literally waiting for the servers to open on May 28, 2008 so I could get a jump start on CA. I was not disappointed. What an experience! What a game! I was instantly in love! The guns and characters were few back then, the maps even more so (The 3 originals: Junk Flea, Gray Hammer and Warhead). But it was so much fun! It was CB so everyone was so nice. "GLHF!" "Nice shot!" "Nice game!" "Nice try!" That's what people said before, during and after matches. It was a pleasure to play and the players were 99.9% nice.
All went well through Pre-Open and Open Beta. More people, so the nice things people would say started to become overshadowed by the horrible people who came to play with us CB testers.
Then Official Launch happened. Not even a month later, we started to see it.
Hackers. And the rage and bullying that comes with them.
Well, no need to continue a story we already know the ending to, right? Right.
This game went from one of the best shooters I've played and has devolved into a hack fest, insult fest and all around QQ fest.
From the squeakers who get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ because they suck to the veteran gamers who can't possibly be worse than you, this game will teach you that being skilled is a bad thing. Seriously, you will get kicked. Many times.
Using a gun the mod doesn't like? You'll find yourself in the lobby. How about a female character? Hit box is the same size, but try telling the mod that. They psyche themselves out because she's skinnier and somehow it's your fault!
Seriously, if you want a game where you are constantly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ about getting knifed from across the map or killed by a flying zombie, by all means, this is the one for you!
But if you want a fun game that hasn't devolved into a hack/whine festival, then look somewhere else.
I'm ashamed to have spent $2,000 on this game. And Nexon just ruined it. I will never play another Nexon game ever again.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I wouldn't recommend it anymore. When it first was released (way before it was on Steam) I actually was getting people into it. It was nothing new in the world of FPS but at the same time it was something fun and you could do so many differnt things depending on your play style. I emded up being really good at the game and quite frankly got bored of it. I will say outright that during those times it was awesome.

Fast forward.

Decided to pickup again after about a year of not playing it and only playing CS:S. right away I noticed that something seemed off. Still had all the weapons from my previous runs but they seemed to do so very very little compared to when I was playing before. Looked into the shop and was horrified. This originally was not a P2W game but there is very little doubt about it being one now.

Really if you want to pay for a game that used to actually be a F2P instead of a P2W game then by all means do so I'll not stop you. However just go into this game knowing that if you want to be able to get anywhere you will have to break open the piggy bank.

TL:DR : The money you'd be dumping into this game is better spent wiping your ♥♥♥ with.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
235.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Let me tell you a story about a lone sniper named Storm_12.

I started playing this game on the summer of 2008. Back then this game wasn't a pay to win. It was a somewhat balanced game that you could have fun with on any PC at any skill level. I spent many Friday nights staying home and playing on clan matches with the clan names "Xcaped Convicts". I had Sadly I had lost my original account 2 years later due to an expired email address. In those two years I played very seriously and earned quite a reputation as a good sniper. Earned adminship in the Xcaped Convicts, and the only thing I ever bought in the game was an M-200 Ghille sniper. I was devastated to have lost my account. But I still kept playing.

I continued to play and as the years went by..My Clan Mates, which some were really old guys like in their 60's probably ( i know sounds creepy but they were cool) Stopped playing. My buddy Snowflake who was probably my age right now (19) had joined the army in 2009, he was my partner and he helped me when I was mourning the loss of a friend. I don't know if Brainbleeb (one of the clan Admins) or Amejico, or any of my old friends are still around or doing well ( a lot of them had health issues)... These guys gave me a home and taught me a lot about respect and they gave me wisdom for the real world. Where ever you guys are... I hope you are all alright.

This game has gone to hell, however, I cannot give this game a bad review. This game was a huge part of my life, and it made me the PC gamer I am today. In my life I went through moving from Middleschool to Highscool, a loss of a Friend, A tremendous heartbreak, 3 PCs, 2 accounts, 2 headsets, A lot of virtual school, many more girls in my life, and many friends. I have moved on and I play with the big boys on CS, but it isnt like CA.

I am writing a positive review for this game not because you should play this game. But because this stupid game made me who I am today.

I continue to use the name Storm_12 (including renditions of it like 暴風_12) because it is who I am and have always been ingame.

This video that i found just now, was recorded on 2010 and posted a year later. As I was writing this review I had found it again. I sound like a dork but hey I was in Middle school. Looking back, I'm remembering the great times I had with these guys and am in tears. Thank you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZdc8b_atN0

Long live the Xcaped Convicts.

Thank you for reading this.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Let me just give people a review about why you should at least try this game.

Ignore my hours played, I played this game long before it was released on Steam and the combat system hasn't changed, which is good because it can be enjoyable. The game has a lot of cons, but they are cons that you can get by if you're willing. The play style for this game is enjoyable and lasts for many hours, it's not a slow paced game, it is meant to be fast paced and people jumping around while shooting you is a big part of it; however, there are people who like to snipe in this game often, so seeing people just slightly moving or not moving at all to try and snipe you is common aswell.

A good thing to note is that you can have two primary's equiped at once, a sniper and a SMG/assault rifle is the most common equip. There's light armor for moving fast but take more damage, and there's heavy armor for taking lots of hits but moving slower. Sniping in this game is also much more enjoyable than most because the sway on sniper rifles is almost un-noticable, making it much easier to use. Aiming down sights is an OPTION on most non-sniper weapons, not aiming down your sights can also proove to do a lot of damage; although, buying a sight does make it easier to aim, but only good on guns with little recoil.

There isn't only game modes that are just senseless pvp, there is a co-op mode against AI(Fireteam) and you can also play as zombies to try and infect others before the time limit runs out.

The game can be pay to win at times, but it's not impossible to win against people that paid real money for their weapons. Guns bought with in-game currency only last a day, but you can buy them unlimited times and if you play the game frequently enough it won't matter what they cost because most of them you can make the money for in just 2-3 games. Hackers are frequent, but it's not like you can't just leave a game and join another one, there's a vote to kick option while in the game as well, SO USE IT.

There you go, if you aren't gonna play the game often, it's not a game for you. If you love the gameplay to it, then you should have no problem with it if you play it enough.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
No.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
I have to go and kill myself after 5 minutes of this
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
I remember being obsessed with this game a few years back. I saw it on Steam recently and downloaded it, excited to see what is new in the game. I'll tell you what's new. The game is filled with hackers now. It is not even worth downloading because every lobby has at least one hacker that sits in a corner of the map with an aimbot killing everyone. Also, to add to the pain, the game is extremely pay-to-win. A decent weapon is at least $5 just to use it for a week. It is just awful and it shouldn't even exist. There is a good thing about this though. It is ♥♥♥♥ing hilarious to watch 2 hackers on opposite teams constantly using aimbot.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Pay 2 win
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
♥♥♥♥
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Keep losing connection every time i try to play...
I didn't remember that happening in the old days, CA your updates just ruined the game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Recommend? No.
Enjoyed playing? No.
Has potential? Yes.

If Nexon fixed their anti-cheat, then I would continue to play it. Way too many hackers.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Extremely pay-to-win. Stops being fun real fast. Do not recommend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Great free to play game!
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