Bohemia Interactive's debut game published by Codemasters as Operation Flashpoint in 2001, became genre-defining combat military simulation and the No. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game”.
This game made a very big part of my war loving childhood, and a love for tactical gameplay with a lot of realism, this is a godsent for all the people that want a challenge and a bit of fun with the game's setting of the good ol' 2001, yet it doesn't even take away from the realism one bit. The only downside is that its missing a working multiplayer (it has MP support, but there aren't any active servers sadly), which would really make the game a lot more cooler just like the other games in the Arma series.
And yes, the graphics aren't as good as they are today, but it does give a bit of a nostalgic feeling to it, I mean, just look at those face textures, put a bullet in them, now look at them again! And yes, there are a few bugs and glitches which aren't exactly sorted out, but it doesn't matter, nor does it take away from the game, yes, even the flying bodies after explosions don't take it away, despite how funny it looks to see a body flying across the landscape.
Storyline is, meh, not really a stretch, but there are some moments the game will really give you with it. I will even mention, the outdated dialogue alongside the radio transmissions are always fun to hear, really, it is, just listen to Kowalski arguing!
The game also comes with the amazing mission editor, just like in the rest of the Arma games, make your own missions and such, it's pretty fun when boredom is not an option, while it doesn't give as much as the other Arma games do, it suffices enough to keep you screwing around with for more.
Is it worth buying? YES. Especially since it's only 4€, it's a perfect price worth taking, especially since its rather old, but nevertheless, gold. While of course I still wish it had a few servers around that I could play in with some other people, and perhaps a bit of workshop avilability (this game CAN be modded, though its really hard to find any good mods around the internet lately, either that, or I'm just bad at searching) to make the game more fun to play with, in any case, this is still one of my games that made my war loving childhood, and I wish for it to get into the hearts of many people of today, to give them the taste of what amazing masterpieces games like these were back in the days.
Oh, and remember to use cover and prone a lot, those AI might have a dumb coding which makes them go into crawl mode from simply hearing a single gunshot, and run-stop-run around, but they aren't exactly forgiving if they see you running around an open area in the distance, not to mention aimbot you at mid ranges if you aren't smart enough to duck behind cover in time, just a friendly advice, is all.
I have enjoyed every minute I've put in this game. I set up WWI-era fighters against Cold War AA, and played through a nice bit of the campaign. Also, machine-gunners have hawks' eyes, and will mercilessly gun you down if you are any closer than a kilometer.
so before i played a battle, i activated 2 booster 1 fore that bleu icon and 1 fore that lion (sorry i whase forgetted those names.) both where 200% booster bonus. so when i started the battle, my game crashed so i must restart my game. after i restarte...
I've had a few issues regarding multiplayer in my game - I've spent all day messing with settings and stuff, but have made no progress.
When I try to connect to the 23rd WW4 server, one of two things happen:
1. If they're in game, I just sit at the "Wai...