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Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead

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This expansion pack to 2009's ARMA 2 features a standalone plot and setting and does not require installing the original game. Operation Arrowhead is set in an alternative 2012 in Takistan, a made-up mountainous Asian country reminiscent of Afghanistan. The protagonists are the NATO forces consisting of American, Czech and German military. Their mission is to overthrow the corrupt regime of colonel Muhammad Aziz and to protect neighboring (equally fictional) Karzeghistan from a Tatkistani invasion. The player will lead them through a series of battles in the desert, highland, and urban environment. At the various stages of the game, the player will control not only foot soldiers but also tanks and helicopters.

Operation Arrowhead adds certain new features to ARMA 2 gameplay. The expansion introduces additional vehicles and weapons, enhanced infrared vision, removable backpacks, and drones that can also be controlled by the player. There are also DLCs that allow you to add British soldiers and a private military company. The game is considered quite hardcore by its difficulty, even for experienced gamers, so it is recommended to complete a tutorial stage at the beginning.

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Bohemia Interactive
Bohemia Interactive
Age rating
18+ Adults Only

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8600GT or ATI Radeon 3650 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 10 GB free space
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB free space
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Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Sooo after over 400 Hours ArmA 2 I would now also like to give a review ArmA 2 is in many Terms a good Game (Simulator) for people who can work very well in the Team. My 400 Hours largely refer to the Mod Wasteland, for which you really need a lot of Teamwork. Unfortunately, I find it a great pity that many People only buy ArmA to play DayZ. Hope that with the Beginning of DayZ Standalone and ArmA 3 there will be more players on both Sids (ArmA 3 and 2). I myself find the ArmA 3 In contrast to ArmA 2 to be exactly like comparing Tetris to Battelfield 4. Both games have nothing to do with each Other in many Respects (Auser the Name ArmA). Hope that there will be even more Content in ArmA 3 otherwise it would be a really big Deception. But now to the Pro and Contra Of ArmA 2. Pro:-Many Varied Mods such as Wasteland or Takistan Life-Engine is well implemented for a Game of this Time-By the Mod ACRE and ACE the best Military Simulator-Many Jets, cars, Helis etc. -And of course the Mod DayZ Kontra:-Many unnecessary bugs-Too many Hackers through weak cheat protection (BattleEye)-Baseless Global Bans from BattleEye, which makes playing in Multiplayer impossible! -In some Situations very violent FPS frops slebst with my GTX 690:/ Verdict: Despite some Bugs, I Think it's the Best military Simulator of the current Era. Personally, I prefer to play it even more than ArmA 3 because it has too little Content. Anyone hoping for a good mature Simulator in Military Style will not be mistaken at ArmA 2! (Despite funny Bugs:D) I can only recommend the Game to Purchase! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ SyNoXaT aka Sony = D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Bought the Game only because Of Dayz (Origns). Super the Mod!
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Microsoft from French
the best ARMA much more complete than the 3 and not so ugly but still as badly optimize
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Microsoft from French
Very good game to complete with moulte mods I find that one kills far too many Arabs. This game is it funded by the FN?
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Buy! And not because Of DayZ, Wasteland or what do I know, but because of the Main Game which is really terrific!
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Microsoft from French
The +:-the steam community-history-the annexes missions-the mods (Altis life, ect...) The-:-optimization of the games-maneuverability-the just ugly menu
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Huge simulation game! Especially with his apocalypse DayZ mod that plunges us to 100% in the skin of a survivor after a massive zombification of the planet.
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Microsoft from French
Note global 18/20 recommended public: fans of the genre or franchise the hardcore gamers the South Korean PGM ☼ graphics: very good € quality/price: (€19.99 with ARMA 2) affordable ⇧ the most: + you can play DayZ for free + other gameplays in some Servers. ⇩ The less:-difficult campaign ⌛ lifetime: + 100 hours (based on my experience and the average player)
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Best ARMA in line! Whether DayZ, Wasteland, Life, Co-Op or other Mods & Missions, this Game has an incredible community that still provides new Content & Fun after Years, my Playing Hours don't lie. In my Opinion, even the far better & rounder DayZ, countless Submods (Epoch, Overwatch/-poch, many different Maps, etc) which are constantly being developed, Editor, hundreds of Servers and many more Possibilities. In any case, even 2015 worth a New Purchase!
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The game comes first for its war simulations, it is known primarily for this before meeting the criteria of graphics and content expected by the players. This game deserves to be recommended just for its construction of GamePlay (rather difficult we will say) and just on the fact that it is a simulation. Although intended for a certain group of players (fan of war fields and war reconstruction) the games is pretty fun and is not bad for getting a good multi-player game. The bad point comes first to the management of the menus, it is chaotic, the menu Su debut until the option is really bordelique, but once you understand it's cool, but good... But finally the games is recommendable, but since today, everything will be well understood that if you want to buy an "ARMA" this is the three you have to take. But you don't make the two is good, it just stings a little eyes at some point. After the big advantage of having ARMA 2 + DLC, is of course for the DayZMod. lol thank you.
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