This content requires the base game DCS World on Steam in order to play.

User reviews:
Mixed (16 reviews) - 68% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 31, 2012

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About This Content

DCS: Combined Arms 1.5 gives you control of ground forces during the battle. Use the strategic map to move ground and air forces, set artillery fire missions, and control the battlefield. Assume the role of a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and designate targets for close air support aircraft during multiplayer, or directly control armor vehicles or air defense weapons and engage enemy forces.

Play DCS: Combined Arms as a real time strategy game, a first person armor warfare simulation, or direct the ground battle from the cockpit of a DCS aircraft like the A-10C Warthog, Ka-50 Black Shark, or P-51D Mustang.

DCS: Combined Arms supports both single player and multiplayer gameplay. When in multiplayer, different players can take on different roles such as artillery commanders, tank commanders, pilots, JTACS, etc. DCS: Combined Arms allows you full control of the air land battle. All roles can be changed dynamically during the battle.

Features of the DCS: Combined Arms:

  • Move ground and air forces and direct their engagements during a mission.
  • Be the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and direct close air support during multiplayer missions.
  • Jump into the seat of many armor and air defense units to engage enemy air and ground forces.
  • Play in both single player and multiplayer games.
  • Both small and large scale battle missions included.
  • Part of DCS World

About DCS World

Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) is a free-to-play digital battlefield game, focusing on a military aircraft simulation. It includes a FREE Su-25T attack aircraft and it is extensible through additional DCS DLC that can be purchased here on Steam.

DCS World includes a vast mission area of the Caucasus region that encompasses much of Georgia - the location of the 2008 conflict. Additionally, DCS World includes:

Powerful mission and campaign editors
  • Multiplayer
  • Massive inventory of air, land and sea combat units and weapons
  • Advanced AI
  • Fast mission generator
  • Dynamic weather and seasons
  • Training missions
  • Mission replay system
  • Pilot log book

This all allows the creation of engaging, real-world combat missions in this flashpoint region. DCS is a true "sandbox" simulation that can and will cover multiple time periods covering many types of combat and civilian units. DCS World allows both realistic game play and more relaxed game play to suit the player.

DCS World includes a FREE Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack aircraft!

Current DCS DLC available here on Steam includes:
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog
  • DCS: Black Shark 2
  • DCS: P-51D Mustang
  • DCS: Combined Arms
  • Su-25: DCS Flaming Cliffs

System Requirements

    Minimum system requirements:
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: 2 GB RAM card, DirectX11 - compatible; requires internet activation.
    Recommended system requirements:
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i7+; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 1
I would say its a must have but not every one gets the Combined Arms role in DCS. This is the boots on ground addon that will let you command Tanks / AAA / Light infantry / Radars /etc... That being said. Its on the dificulty level of flaming cliffs products, which is the easiest ypou can get.

- If you like the tactical commander role, and understand RTS it will fill your expectations i guess.

If you want something that runs outta the box and you need tutorials etc.. this is not for you. You go do something else..
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 16
There is no dynamic campagin or on-line dynamic campagin (join leave and choose automatic generated mision to do). In online misions you have to drive LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG distances to reach destination and then get killed, because those missions are made mailny for pilots than for ground players.
If you count that you can play something like BF ar ARMA but on simulation level dont buy it. There is no misions/campagins where you can cap/defend towns preform offensive and cooperate with pilots.
This game is called DCS - Digital Combat Simulator but in my opinion name is wrong for this product, because its a simulator good ONLY for pilots!!!! It can not simulatote COMBAT both for ground and air units, it can not simulate large military manoovers. In real world planes only supports ground operations and the ground forces are the most important- in DCS the most important is plane.
Of course we have mission editor and there you can script something BUT IT TAKES THOUSENDS OF HOURS!!!!! I paid for paly it, not to become game developper!!!!
And developpers doesnt care about it. Its beter to produce more modules for not finished "wrold" because its easier and faster to do than realy needed stuff like dynamic campagin.
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128 of 136 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Posted: January 12, 2015
This is a great game. You can layout your battles and take control of the units involved. I use this while my friends are flying aircraft. I like the ability to mark targets with smoke and allow my friends flying A10's to take out the enemy. This game is a simulator and should not be compaired with games like BF4 as they have no realism included in them.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Posted: July 9, 2015
It is fun to play as the ground units and lead tank formations into battle but dont expect the same quality as the other modules. This feels more of something the devs added like a "Since we have some spare time lets make the tanks drivable for players" thing. Its good but not up to the same level. If your expecting a tank sim try steel beasts that game is a true tank sim while this game focuses more on aircraft.
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: June 22, 2015
This is one of the addons i was unsure of although reading the first two reveiws on here were thumbs down id like to clarify this is a simiulator and yes there is a manual. but thats not what this is about its the simple fact that if you like ground units AAA, Tanks, APCs/IFV/AFV; this Addon is for you but just a note (YOU NEED A MISSION IN WITCH GROUND UNITS ARE PLAYABLE). as far as learning this addon its quite easy becuase if you are familar with dcs products you should know THEY ALL HAVE MANUALS. if youre too fustrated with the steep learning curve go back to Call of duty (number goes here) and battle field (Number goes here). but this is a simulator not a oh click the big ♥♥♥ button and spawn in what you want game this game is wait scratch that simulator is supposed to give you that feeling of one time one life thing that battle field or Cod cant give you. but lets be real this is DCS we cant compare it to that this literally has no competitors that have this detail. hopefully i helped you out and maybye changed your mind from the guy below who doesnt know how to create a mission nor find a multiplayer game in witch has this.

All other manuals and addons can be found on their website.
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