Sequel to the highly successful Operation Flashpoint, ARMA: Combat Operations is a first person tactical military shooter on the PC with large elements of realism and simulation. This game features a blend of large-scale military conflict spread across large areas alongside the more close quartered battles.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (149 reviews)
Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Sequel to the highly successful Operation Flashpoint, ARMA: Combat Operations is a first person tactical military shooter on the PC with large elements of realism and simulation. This game features a blend of large-scale military conflict spread across large areas alongside the more close quartered battles. You'll be thrust into the midst of an engaging and expanding storyline, fighting against smart, aggressive enemies who will continually provide a challenge over a massive landscape.
  • Story driven single player campaign: Write your own campaign storyline by choosing the right mission order when playing the 20+ missions. Play it differently next time and find new ways to victory!
  • Large scale multiplayer: Use ARMA Combat Operations' strong multiplayer mode and play battles where tanks supported by infantry and helicopters take control of an enemy city. The engine supports 50+ live opponents in a role of both friendly and enemy forces.
  • More than 30 weapons: Every weapon has unique firing characteristics featuring the new and improved recoil system.
  • Vast environment to explore: Explore Sahrani, an area over 400 square kilometers in size, full of flora and fauna.
  • More than 30 modern vehicles: All vehicles in the game can be controlled - tanks, armored vehicles, helicopters, airplanes, civilian cars or even boats.
  • Multiple gunners: Utilize the multiple gunner positions on tanks and helicopters to rain death on your enemies both in multiplayer missions and single player campaign.
  • HDR Lighting effects: Ambushing an enemy with the sun in your eyes leaves you at the disadvantage. Think smart, fight better!
  • Real constellations and tides: ARMA's great depth even includes such features as fully simulated star maps, lunar cycles and tides. Watch where you park your vehicle, soldier!
  • Built-in mission editor: Create you own scenarios using the easy-to-use mission wizard, advanced built-in mission editor, scripting language or BI tools available online and share your creation with the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz or better Intel or AMD processor, or equivalent. Game is functional on, but currently not optimized for, Dual-core CPU's.
    • Memory: 512 MB of RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce FX with 128 MB RAM & Pixel Shader 2.0 or better, ATI Radeon 9500 with 128 MB of RAM Pixel Shader 2.0 or better
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB of free space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 3 GHz or better Intel or AMD processor, or equivalent. Game is functional on, but currently not optimized for, Dual-core CPU's.
    • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 6800 or better with at least 256 MB of onboard RAM, ATI X800 or better with at least 256 MB of onboard RAM
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
It's a bag of wank, if not, a bag of ♥♥♥♥♥.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I wouldn't say this is the worst Arma game but its still enjoyable. I can't really explain the first person gun use, but it can get irritating at times. I also didn't enjoy the first 5 minutes of the opening scene to be in the passenger side of a Humvee listening to people talk over the radio. Everything else was fine.
I give this game a 8/10
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82 of 88 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
IF YOU HAVE A INTEL HD GRAPHICS CARD ON WINDOWS 7 64BIT. THIS GAME WILL NOT WORK UNDER THE NEWEST PATCH. (1.18). THIS BUG WILL NOT BE FIXED. THE GAME WILL NOT BE UPDATED.

IN ORDER TO GET IT TO WORK WITHOUT BUYING A COMPLETLY NEW VIDEO CARD,
1) RENAME ARMA.EXE TO ARMAOLD.EXE
2) SEARCH AROUND FOR A ARMA.EXE THAT IS FROM VERSION1.14 OR EARLIER, PREFERIBLY V1.14
2b) personally i use {LINK REMOVED} this download as the file contains a .PNG file showing a email from the publisher proving that it is a legally aquired download to fix a known bug. any other source i can not garuntee the legality of. but the legality of this download is clearly visible in the download file
3) MOVE THE NEW ARMA.EXE TO YOUR GAME INSTALL FOLDER.
4) THEN, IN THE DOWNLOAD SETTINGS , SET THE GAME TO ****NOT**** AUTO UPDATE.
5) enjoy.

MULTIPLAYER DOES NOT WORK WITH THIS FIX. THE ONLY WAY TO GET MULTIPLAYER TO WORK IS TO GET A NEW VIDEO CARD SINCE VERSION 1.18 DOES NOT PLAY WELL WITH INTEL HD GRAPHICS. NIVIDIA IS RECOMENDED.
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
great great great game, tons of fun with this game. for being 6 years old this game is still awsome. the best part is making your own combat situations. though there is one draw back to this game, when i first downloaded it, there was a problem with the sound. though with a little research online it was an easy fix. i would recomend this game to any one that wants a strategy game mixed with a first person shooter.
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46 of 63 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
if you play Call of Duty this isnt for you

this is a battlefield game and a sim not a deathmatch

when your tired of playing kids games come visit arma
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