• Arma 3
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  • New vehicle physics are great.
  • Butterfly shadows.
  • Massive world to explore with lots of potential for long-range engagements.


  • Controls feel clunky.
  • Very steep learning curve.

Expert reviews and ratings

By EuroGamer on 80

There's something about Bohemia's world-building that inspires people. Importantly though, Arma 3's vanilla content now stands on equal footing with those third-party inspirations. It's still a little rough around the edges, but it's a darned impressive package nonetheless.

By PC Authority on 100

I think it's safe to say that no-one really saw DayZ coming. In much the same way that a simple mod called Counter Strike changed FPS gaming forever, DayZ, a mod for Arma 2, amazed everyone with an apparently simple game of zombie survival across the...

By Gaming Nexus on 88

Arma 3 is the definite game in the military simulation series from Bohemia Interactive. From massive and highly-detailed environments to expansive collections of weapons and vehicles, Arma 3 is a modern military sandbox for both players and modders. Arma...

By HardOCP on

On September 12th, 2013 ARMA III was released. ARMA III is an open world tactical shooter, and the sequel to ARMA II which was released back in 2009. Arma II was used here as part of our testing suite for a while and proved to be one of the most...

By IGN on 70

Arma III’s complexity is a double-edged sword. It takes a long time to comprehend, but once you’re comfortable enough with its mechanics to take advantage of them under pressure, you’re able to engage in a kind of large-scale tactical combat that’s simply not offered elsewhere.

By GameSpot on 80

With that uniqueness comes a dedicated community willing to overlook the flaws because they crave a kind of tension and large-scale teamwork unavailable anywhere else. You should consider joining that crowd. ARMA III is a beast. It occasionally flails and moans, but once you learn how to balance yourself upon it, it gives you a marvelous, turbulent, and memorable ride.

By GamingTrend on 81

This game is perfect for hardcore military sim enthusiasts, so if Uncle Jerry just got back from Afghanistan and wants to relive the glory days in real time for like 5 straight hours, get him a copy, too. Arma III clearly has some charm, and I do have a soft spot for all the realistic modeling and massively open-world dynamic, but unless this is right up your alley...

By AusGamers on 72

For now, I think it means you're better off sticking with Arma II. Underwater missions, accomplished vehicle physics, an impressive array of player stances and fantastic visuals can't make up for a too-big map full of nothing and a handful of missions most computers and servers can't fully handle. I'll tell you what though, Arma III is going to be a great game in 2015.

By GameSpot on 80

ARMA III delivers sprawling geography, intense online military engagement, and a dedicated community. Just be prepared to give as much as you...

By New Game Network on 72

As a simulation it's excellent; as a game, not quite as good. Not exactly inaccessible, but certainly not an...

By PCGamer on 84

And it’s mildly disappointing that Bohemia delayed the release of the game’s campaign, presumably in order to get Arma 3 out ahead of Battlefield 4. For most of us, the self-authored war that awaits in co-op is worth tolerating all of this.

By NowGamer on 85

The next step in the ArmA franchise makes it slightly easier for newcomers to jump in and mods to create for it, without taking anything away from the hardcore.

By Meristation on 75

Cumple las expectativas de lo que debe ser un buen juego dentro de su género. Su calidad general es buena aunque le falten detalles que nos gustaría ver incluidos. Cómpralo sin miedo.

By Edge on 70

But these promises are backed up by thousands of the world’s most dedicated players, people who’ve spent years crawling through Arma 2’s rough terrain to find the comparatively even ground of Arma 3. Buying Arma 3 at launch is buying a promise, then, but few games are so meticulously realised, or show so much promise.

International Review By Netzwelt on

Sogar die Außenministerien der beiden Länder verhandelten über das weitere Schicksal der inhaftierten Spielemacher. Nach 128 Tagen kamen diese zumindest auf Kaution frei und durften in ihre Heimat zurückkehren. Auf diese Weise kam mit Arma 3 ein Spiel in...

International Review By dome.fi on

On ihan selvä juttu, että Arma III on monella tapaa se jumalpeli, mitä nuori Mikola ja moni muu videopelijunnu mielessään on vuosikausia rakennellut. Otetaanpa pikakurssi perusteisiin. Monessako muussa pelissä pelaaja voi maastoon yöllä eksyttyään...

International Review By wired.it on 80

C'era una volta Operation Flashpoint, un titolo che insieme al primo Ghost Recon, ha segnato in maniera indelebile la storia degli sparatutto tattici su PC. Nel corso degli anni, le due saghe si sono evolute trasformandosi in altro, per venire incontro...

International Review By pccentre.pl on

Rynek shooterów na PC już od jakiegoś czasu podzielony jest między dwóch gigantów elektronicznej rozrywki – Call of Duty oraz Battlefield. Każda z wymienionych serii ma swoich zagorzałych zwolenników, którzy przy każdej nadarzającej się okazji wymieniają...

International Review By Eurogamer on 100

General Patton sagde engang, at det bedste ved at gå i krig var, at man ikke behøvede fortælle sine børnebørn at mens de andres sloges, skovlede man møg i Louisiana. Arma 3 er den slags spil. Når man har kæmpet i Arma, har man historier at fortælle. Gode...

International Review By in.ign.com on 70

Arma III's complexity is a double-edged sword. It takes a long time to comprehend, but once you're comfortable enough with its mechanics to take advantage of them under pressure, you're able to engage in a kind of large-scale tactical combat that's...