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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

by Codemasters Limited
 Ages 16 and Over
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
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  • Freedom of Play – Operation Flashpoint 2 will give players the freedom to handle military crisis situations on their initiative. Unscripted missions will task players with real objectives, such as laying down covering fire, covering a friendly unit’s retreat or conducting short-range recon patrol. Armed with cutting edge military hardware, players will need to balance brute force with intelligent use of tactics. Once players have completed the campaign, a Mission Editor enables gamers to create their own single player and multiplayer missions.
  • The most realistic modern military conflict game – Operation Flashpoint 2 features unparalleled levels of realism and variety of military forces, equipment, weapons and tactics. Fully loaded weapons and individual ammunition types will be simulated with detailed ballistic physics, based upon individually-crafted mechanics. Players will command and control a wide variety of multi-component, multi-weapon vehicles, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, APCs, attack and utility helicopters. The character damage system authentically depicts the terrible wounds and injury from modern weapons to communicate the reality of combat.
  • Platoon-Based Combat - As an epic campaign weaves the narrative, players will fight as infantry soldiers in battle, drive tanks in armored assaults, pilot helicopters in air strikes, and infiltrate the enemy in covert special operations utilizing a wide variety of realistic military weapons from knives and rifles to machine guns, grenade launchers and laser designators for air strikes. In whichever role the player chooses, they will experience the fierce and brutal reality of warfare and the shock and awe of contemporary firepower unleashed on the arresting scale of modern combat.
  • Redefines the Size of Battle - Immense play areas of more than 135 square miles give players a multitude of tactical decisions on how to best accomplish missions. Densely packed with environment detail and objects, valleys, mountains, coastlines, towns, villages and industrial complexes all combine to deliver a rich and challenging tactical environment. The world is persistent, so that buildings destroyed in one campaign mission will be destroyed in the next.
  • Stylized Cinematography - Operation Flashpoint 2 will model the environment, objects and people in realistic detail, but its visual styling will embrace documentary techniques. The camera work through cut-scenes will be heavily influenced by television war reports that are often shot under extreme circumstances delivering a unique look with incorrect exposure, severe camera shake and loss of focus.
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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B001VMAU2O
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 1.4 cm
  • Release Date: 9 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,272 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: PC

Manufacturer's Description

Taking gamers as close to war as they’ll ever want to get, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the much anticipated return of the genre-defining military conflict simulator. Set to deliver the total combat experience, Operation Flashpoint 2 will challenge players to survive the chaos and rapidly evolving situations of modern warfare in a new contemporary theatre. Players will experience the intensity, diversity and claustrophobia of a modern conflict from the unique.

perspectives of an infantry marine, a helicopter pilot, a Special Forces officer or a tank commander, each engaged against the full force of the Chinese PLA on a scale never previously experienced in a military action title. Gameplay simulates an immense conflict between advanced forces and provides unparalleled scope with different military disciplines, vehicles and equipment for players to utilize.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Well the title says all.

OFP Dragon Rising (OFP:DR) is "dedicated" to the fans of Ghost Recon 1 ("Caucasian" tactical game) and Brothers in Arms series.

Codemaster development team was very intelligent to find the proper "market segmentation" to its product "OFP:Dragon Rising.".
And to me they find the right mix. They find inspiration from:
- 50% Ghost Recon 1 : gameplay and "atmosphere"
- 25% Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway: flanking tactics, good AI manouvering
- 25% OPF 1: freedom of movement + Skira Island: the combat ground reminds me a lot of OFP 1 islands (Everon,etc...), with less towns, but there are small villages,airfield, industrial complex,etc...

So where is the innovation?
- game production: NO BUG, TOP QUALITY CODE (for single player at least)
- Skira island design: the terrain is various (with a lot of big/small depressions where you can hide from fire!), including hills, mountains, huge open ground, some small forests, a bridge (where the AI functions very well!). AS YOU MAY NOTE: in Arma 2 the terrain is very linear, basically no place where to hide on the ground.
- Game graphics: it is not pumped, it is not "steroids" graphics (such as the "plopping" and heavy Arma 2 graphics). It is very functional and it is not annyoing such as ArmA 2 graphics (to me). You can easily have a great detail in OFP : DR simply pumping up graphics forcing from the video card driver (es: Nforceware for Nvidia 8800 GT). Set "High Quality", "Triple Buffering" and so on. The game code is optimized, so no problem.

- great single player campaign: 11 levels, "Capture the airfield", "Monastery" and "Powder Trail" are top missions for me. Really huge environment to run, no bug, great and responsive AI.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better than Arma 2 25 July 2012
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Should point out that I am a casual gamer; I average 4 hours a week in 30-45min sessions.
My system is:

3 GHZ AMD Athlon II X2 250
4 gig DDR3 Ram
HD 4850
450w Corsair PSU
Asrock N68C-S motherboard
19" monitor

Played this game on 1280x1024 resolution, all settings on high, and it runs smoothly.

Easy to sum up this game; if you find the Call of duty and Battlefield games shallow and lacking in realism, but find ARMA 2 overly complicated, unpolished, and too deep, then this is the game for you. It rests nicely between the two and obviously this may put some off, but it shouldn't. The best way to review this to list where it beats and lacks against it's main competitor Arma 2.

This is a big budget production compared to Arma 2 which still looks like an indie production. The character animations, sounds, voice acting/radio chatter, effects and attention to detail are all excellent. Where Arma 2 still uses the same character animations from the original Op Flashpoint and the voice acting/radio chatter is the probably the worst I've heard on any game.
The environment is also detailed and beautiful to look at; when you go prone and crawl in the long grass it looks like you are in the grass instead of the cardboard cut out grass in Arma 2.
The missions are direct and easy to follow. Arma 2 has an open, sandbox, style where it's not always clear how to complete your objectives (which I like, but some don't). Here you are given a clear objective and there is no mystery to how you should complete it.
Each mission follows the plot of an invasion, so some missions involve being part of a spec ops team going in the night before and some missions you are a grunt involved in the invasion itself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy 22 Dec 2010
By Miles
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If your into your realistic FPS shooters then this is a must buy, graphics are spot on and action is awesome. though the voice commands are similar to arma 2 and get really annoying after a wile but that shouldn't effect the game to much as you switch off to it. worth buying for such a low price.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Stepping Stone 4 Dec 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Played on Windows Vista64.

Having played the original ground breaking Operation Flashpoint, back in the early 2000's, Dragon Rising is a bit of a disappointment truth be told. It actually makes Armed Assault 2, the game made by the other break away studio from the original Op Flash game, allot more satisfying to play.

To be fair though, they have released 2 Armed Assault games, and the first was no great shakes either, with AA2 being a big leap from that stepping stone. So possibly we should give the makers of Dragon Rising a little slack, as this is their first game back. But for sure, i wont be pre-ordering the next Operation flashpoint title, until i see great changes.

Overall its a good FPS game, but nothing like the older Operation flashpoint game. In that Dragon Rising looks and feels more like a Call of Duty game, and the controls have been overhauled, so there is a steep learning curve if your coming from the AA games, or the old Op Flash game. Worth a play if you enjoy FPS games like Call of Duty etc..
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2.0 out of 5 stars Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising 7 Nov 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This isn't a bad game. It has a good feel for the average gamer. If, however you are a serious hardcore first person shoot 'em kinda bod, then you may be a little dissapointed with the arcade feel of it all.

As far as multi player is concerned codemasters really cocked things up in the early days through lack of preparidness and over subscription to the on line gaming facility closed them dowwn on numerous ocssions.

Generally good but don't expect the earth.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another glitchy but fun game
A good game to play but could not be finished due to number of dropouts and glitches, good for early graphics
Published 2 months ago by Old Soldier
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh
As a big fan of the initial game, I had high expectations from this, unfortunately unfulfilled.

+ the price tag
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Published 2 months ago by AB
5.0 out of 5 stars pc game
great product price was good and the quality is brilliant delivery was quick to would recommend to all keep up the good work
Published 4 months ago by davemc
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - Good game if you like the older versions
I got this for almost free. I thought the price was wrong. I loved the old game because I like the game creator on it. I can build my own game and do what I like. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Very good fps. But if your not a seasoned gamer of fps, then you can get killed very very quickly.
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Published 5 months ago by Chris Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product
The product works perfectly. I Love this product. This game as a great graphic. I love the graphic on this game.
Published 8 months ago by segun kazeem
3.0 out of 5 stars Was really looking forward to it but....
Gameplay OK, but was previously spoilt with the original Operation Flashpoint. Unit choice limited and whilst the graphics were good, the gameplay was missing the X factor. Read more
Published 8 months ago by David Parshall
2.0 out of 5 stars boring game
quick delivery but the video game is boring if compared with Brother in Arms that has almost the same game play .
Published 9 months ago by Scucimaro
5.0 out of 5 stars HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Bought this for my boyfriend as its one of his favourite games. Was very surprised at how cheap it was even for a brand new one. Read more
Published 9 months ago by loudlozz
5.0 out of 5 stars No more multiplay
The most disappoint thing about this game is there is no more multiplay in this game, even though, you can access its coop missions by use LAN browser, and compare to OF RR, this... Read more
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