• Arma 2
76
Based on 23 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Comprehensive realism.
  • Complex, open warplay.
  • Unique and intense coop experience.

Cons:

  • Schizophrenic allied and enemy AI.
  • Some unintuitive controls.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on -

This review originally appeared in issue Issue 202 of PC Gamer UKShooters make a pact with you. Half-Life 2, Far Cry, even BioShock all have a basic formula: standard controls, guns that put bullets where you tell them to, enemies who are just...

By Maximum PC on 80

Pilot any plane, shoot any rifle, get blown up by real tanks To the shooter enthusiast who laments auto-aim, refuses regenerating health, tires of over-protective cover systems, balks at recoilless rocket launchers, and rolls his eyes at infinite...

By DigitalVersus on -

ArmA 2 is a first person shooting game (FPS) with single and multi-player modes. Its graphics rendering engine is particularly demanding and a handful for many machines. As the results are given in frames per second, high is best.On our low-end...

By Atomic MPC on 73

Could be a great game with more dev...

By GamePyre on 67

If you have Operation Flashpoint, Op. Flashpoint Resistance and ARMA, purchasing this game is going to be a very tough decision for you to make. On one hand, youre going to want the latest installment, but on the other hand, do you really need it?...

By Gaming Nexus on 69

While the gaming segment for military-based shooters is quite wide, running the gamut from ancient history to future wars yet to be fought (with a notably large spike surrounding the WWII era), the types of games available can be categorized more...

By GameZone on 74

It is a really buggy game, but if they can get past those with additional patches, then this is something for a niche group of gamers. Far too complicated for the casual player and not meaty enough for the military...

By HardOCP on -

ARMA II may grind your nerves into putty with its intense and demanding combat , and it probably isn’t going to be your video card’s best friend either. The huge, sprawling landscape streams silently to your video card as you move from...

By itreviews.com on -

If you have the patience and grit to work through the training camp and get to grips with an extremely complex control system, then ArmA II injects a welcome shot of realism into the increasingly copycat team combat genre. Bohemia Interactive - ArmA...

By CNET Australia on 80

This ambitious military sandbox game comes close to realising its potential but falls short due to its buggy single-player...

By BrightHub on 80

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By Armchair Empire on 80

If you asked a random person in the United States who the absolute toughest soldiers in the world were, there's a good chance they'd tell you it'd be the Navy SEAL teams. If you asked a United States Marine that same question, they would...

By Strategy Informer on 83

For the uninitiated, OpFlash and its follow-up Armed Assault are ultra-realistic military simulators set in an open sandbox world where every gun and vehicle is playable, allowing you to fight on the ground, sea and air alongside hundreds of computer...

By Games Radar on 70

Get into the habit of mentally adding the qualifier “which is good, if you’re into that sort of thing” to the end of almost every paragraph of this review. Look, we’ll do it for you this once, just to get you into the swing of...

By Yet Another Review Site on 60

I really, really wanted to like this game. Even now, I still really, really want to like this game. But right now, ARMA 2 has got me pulling my hair out in frustration. It's not the jarring and irritating audio of your squad mates during the game or...

By VideoGamer on 80

The best war sim on the market, bar none, Stunningly realistic and epic in scale, Intimidating for newcomers, Still quite buggy, at...

By NowGamer on 73

Further patching could make it one of the most immersive shooters of the last decade… but not as it is. 7.3/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Verdict: Incredible ambition and addictive action, but AI bugs make the single-player game less satisfying than the multiplayer game. First there was Operation Flashpoint, which was astonishing but a little buggy. Then there was ARMA, which was so...

By ImpulseGamer on 88

ArmA II definitely delivers in terms of realism, graphics and gameplay. It adds a few new features to this genre and if youre looking for a truly realistic military experience, than this is definitely the game for you. A gripping single-player...

International Review By Klikk on 83

Når realismen når nye høyder. ArmA II er det nyeste spillet i en krigsspillserie som på mange måter startet med Operation Flashpoint for snart 10 år siden. Som sine forgjengere ønsker spillet å levere et scenario...