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: Mixed (116 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
32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
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 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.
Posted: August 10
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
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
Posted: July 29
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
50.5 hrs on record
It's very interactive rich graphic and im running it on medium graphic quality. All in all i would reccomend this to my battlefield buddies as i play battfield 4 also but that game doesnt compare to this. PC FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: July 23
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
doesnt work with win 8.1
Posted: May 16
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
55.5 hrs on record
ARMA: Combat Operations is the sequel to ARMA: Cold War Assault (aka Operation Flashpoint) and features quite a bit more realism than its predecessor, although the learning curve somehow manages to remain manageable. Anyone can play this game.

What's in store for you is quite possibly one of the most fun multiplayer modes in any game, ever. Although the GameSpy shutdown makes it a lot harder to host and join servers, if you can find someone willing to host a private game and get a group of friends together and play, you are in for an incredibly entertaining, yet challenging and tactical experience.

However, I found the singleplayer gameplay severely lacking compared to Cold War Assault. Unlike Cold War Assault, Combat Operations' campaign and single player missions are riddled with issues and AI problems, language and translation issues (especially in mission briefings), a much less engaging storyline, a generic soundtrack (some of which are bad remixes of Cold War Assault tracks), poor mission design/scripting, and many more flaws which make the singleplayer mode not really worth playing.

Combat Operations features a highly in-depth, yet also very easy to learn mission editor. The basic format of the mission editor has been pretty much identical across the ARMA series. You can create absolutely anything, and then with just a few clicks export the mission to singleplayer and multiplayer modes. I can say that me and my friends have spent far more time playing our own missions than the game's default multiplayer scenarios (and not because those are bad, either). The mission editor practically made this game for us.

Overall, I think ARMA: Combat Operations is an incredible achievement in terms of just how much entertainment value you can get from the multiplayer mode. However, the singleplayer mode feels bland, boring, and poorly designed. For 8 dollars, though, this game is an absolute steal because of how good the multiplayer gameplay is with friends.

Be warned, however. At least one of my friends has suffered from technical issues with this game that render it unplayable. This occurs most often on modern Windows 8 computers. Use caution if you are interested in buying this game.
Posted: August 10
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
39.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 30, 2013
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