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ARMA II Operation Arrowhead (PC DVD)

by Bohemia
Windows XP / Vista
 Ages 18 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Standalone release: Operation Arrowhead does not require the original ARMA II
  • New factions available: Amazing variety of local army and guerrillas
  • New weapons and vehicles: Apache, Chinook, M3 Bradley and many more..
  • Includes ARMA II Warfare mode: Improved large scale multiplayer experience with elements of real time strategy gameplay
  • Deep storyline: The chance to enlist in various roles within the US Army. From basic infantry to pilot and tank crew
  • Three new game environments: Takistan, Zargabad and the Desert

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B003QCJY9M
  • Release Date: 2 July 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,080 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original ARMA II, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties.

Enlist into various roles within the US Army, from basic infantrymen, through special operatives, to pilots and tank crew in this new instalment in the award winning line up of military simulators for PC from Bohemia Interactive.

  • Standalone release: Operation Arrowhead does not require the original ARMA II
  • New factions available: Amazing variety of local army and guerrillas
  • New weapons and vehicles: Apache, Chinook, M3 Bradley and many more..
  • Includes ARMA II Warfare mode: Improved large scale multiplayer experience with elements of real time strategy gameplay
  • Deep storyline: The chance to enlist in various roles within the US Army. From basic infantry to pilot and tank crew
  • Three new game environments: Takistan, Zargabad and the Desert

Manufacturer's Description

Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original ARMA II, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties.

Enlist into various roles within the US Army, from basic infantrymen, through special operatives, to pilots and tank crew in this new instalment in the award winning line up of military simulators for PC from Bohemia Interactive.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marmite!! 12 Sep 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This, the next step for BIS, is definitely the 'bees knees'. However, as my title suggests; you'll either love it or hate it! For many it will take a lot to get to grips with, (especially if they have not played any of the prequels). Many will ask what does the game give that others don't? The simple answer is many more hours than a typical "shoot-em-up". A typical shoot em up gives 8hrs (ish) whereas this will give you 6hrs in the Campaign and almost unlimited in the single/multiplayer scenarios & maps. You can also create your own maps/scenarios again giving many more hours of playing - some might say I can't be bothered, but I kid you not; the satisfaction of creating a map and then playing it is something that still impresses me after hundreds of hours of playing this game and also its predecessors. Admittedly creating maps is not simple but there are many websites that provide all the answers and more. There are more websites that provide maps you can download and once you are pretty good at creating maps etc, you can upload your maps for others to download.
The difficulty setting can be changed to suit but I think the game is best played on the harder setting - this provides the almost "one hit one kill" scenario which while good for some maybe be frustrating for others as they die 10 times in 1 minute. However, if you just want to play `spray & pray' then this is not for you - the game requires some tactics to avoid you re-spawning every 2-3mins. The mix of single player and multiplayer gives this game an edge as each provides various scenarios which can end in many different ways. Personally I like to play a multiplayer game on my own - sounds strange I know, but the warfare maps provide the expanse and freedom I like.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Expansion Pack 9 Aug 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
OK first off for all you CoD / BF2 and OFP:DR fanbois. This is not a console shooter where you can strafe targets or run around Rambo style. If that is your sort of game seriously don't bother purchasing the game.

ArmA II and the addon Arrowhead (although Arrowhead is standalone getting the original means you can play the US Marines and play in Eastern Europe) is a tough military simulator that is a little rough around the edges but has a truly incredible mod community.

A lot has been said about ArmA II so I'll stick with the expansion. Arrowhead builds on the same formula from ArmA II and expands it further with more detail. It focuses on the US Army this time and their associated kit. There are a few other European forces thrown into the game too but I'll focus on the big shiny stuff.

New features we have are backpacks that can store extra gear and be dropped off. Good idea for those long term firefights. Vehicles have proper Thermal Imaging sights that unlike previous games of the same genre use genuine TI filtering. So vehicles switched off are cold and when they are active the tires and engine bays show white / black hot. Pretty impressive to be honest and makes some of the nightfighting much tougher now for PvP.

Other subtle features are an improvement in graphics and general gameplay...not to mention a nice full colour manual...not seen a full colour manual since the Microprose days!

The setting is the fictionary country of Takistan...sound familiar? Well it's pretty much Afghanistan and a lot of dust. You get three maps plus a map editor. Yes folks you can now create your own towns by just dropping a town creation icon onto the map. Great for simple quick missions!

There is the usual gamut of armour and aircraft.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlimited entertainment. 2 Aug 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you're reading this review as an ArmA2/ArmA/OFP fan then you already know why you like it, but for people new to the series I thought I'd share an insight as to what makes this game series unique among the genre.

The main point I wish to make about this game is that it is not player-centric. By that I mean that the ingame opponents do not all exist merely to kill you the player, they exist for their own reasons and have their own goals. If you happen to get yourself embroiled in their fight - then they will target you naturally, but you are no more (or less) a target to them than is your AI squad member. You are part of a larger situation, and can influence the outcome, but you have no more priority than any other entity in the game. Contrast this with CoD/MoH etc where the gameplay is triggered by your progress and positions, and where enemy exist only to impede your, and only your, progress. Coupled with the literally open-ended nature of the massive gameplay area, that you are free to achieve any goal you wish, any way that you wish.

In the game, if you were to place two opposing soldiers in the map 10 kilometers away from you, they will proceed to stalk, engage and battle each other in every detail as though you were there to witness it, even though you are too far away to see, hear or influence the situation. A lot of readers might now be asking "what's the point of simulating something the player might never see", but others might see the true gold in this, that the battlefield has a true fidelity unseen in any other FPS tactical shooter. You as the player are NOT the major entity in this way, just as any soldier is not the major entity in any war.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good game
Published 2 months ago by steven
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally worthless
I bought this and try to enjoy more of ARMA. It comes faster then promised date.

However, this is a big big disappointment and mistake. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Wenlong
5.0 out of 5 stars total war
I loved this game a must have for realistic mil sim fans everything from mission editor to campaign to multiplayer arma has it all
Published 9 months ago by Gary Meres
1.0 out of 5 stars Only for some?
I am one of the unlucky b....... who have a comp. with a certain kind of CPU: AMD phenom II 2.8 Ghz triple core. Read more
Published 10 months ago by A. Frydenlund
2.0 out of 5 stars Never played it
Not compatable with my pc so had to return it so never got the chance to play. so no coment really.
Published 14 months ago by mugagain
5.0 out of 5 stars It`s ARMA II
I only brought this along with "Operation Arrowhead" so i could play DayZ. It`s ARMA II and look great controls are nasty if you don't persevere. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mrs. C. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
This is a great game i have clocked around 300hours on it but only because of one thing and one thing only... Dayz. Read more
Published 23 months ago by toby clough
5.0 out of 5 stars The Military GTA on massive maps.
Awesome, visually wicked on HD settings, Big maps, fly, drive and ride everything, loads of things to do with the mission editor. Read more
Published on 6 Dec 2012 by J. Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Game. Let down by a bad engine
I loved this game. Really fun and with no fault. I bought this game of the Developers website and after being directed to the wrong version (activation code and no steam code) I... Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2012 by Darkbone
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Very standard game. I much prefer the likes of Battlefield 3 and operation flashpoint. Although the helicopter controls are very good in this game. Read more
Published on 31 Jan 2012 by bigdougscalari
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