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GF Rating
4.8

2026 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

THIS IS LIKE A REAL WAR, NOT COD RUN AND GUN

posted by ARMYRECON (WYLIE, TX) Oct 8, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

36 out of 48 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

This game is like real war with real life problems. Get shot and get hurt medic can fix you, get shot are hurt bad you die,there is no juggerknot or getting shot 20 times before you die oe unrealistic game play. This game takes skills and patience along with a likeing of real life strategy war game. It is ment to function like a team in real life with ground forces,tanks and air support if you play like this online you can not lose. I spent 10 years in the recon special forces I should know, thats what I like about this game it is so realistic along with the commanding of your troops in the campain mode. In the game its self there is real life enemy patrol and if you die when you go back the enemy is somewhere else. I can not tell you enough how realistic this game is ment to be. I like call of duty and the run and gun style and always will, but I am glad that someone made a game like this it just reminds me so much af the real life exp. I had in the Army. As I will continue to play both this and Cod this game is not ment to be compared to Cod because its format is diffrent and the whole game play is made to be like it would be in real life.If dont like real life games or strategy games and only run and gun with unrealistic no damage to yourself than dont play this game.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Real live war

posted by noooooo (FLAGSTAFF, AZ) Oct 11, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

this is the most realistic game ive ever played if you try and be a hero you will die theres no enemy infinite gernade its just real live war.
PROS: realistic no infinite gernades/enemies oh sweet freedom, co-op who dosnt like playin there favorite war game with there buds(online only) ,squad based having control over your soliders is awesome.
CONS:graphics arent good but not bad trees and grass like in every game are not that good,bugs there are way too many bugs a patch needs to come out soon.
all in all i give it an 8 out of 10

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Op Flashpoint

posted by JayDiggle (bountiful, UT) Oct 16, 2009

Member since Feb 2007

12 out of 16 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Well, I had high hopes for this game and was really excited when I finally got the chance to play it. It started out well enough and I was impressed with the attention to detail. Hearing shell casings bounce off of the tarmac of the airfield, hearing the sound of the M4/M16A1. The feeling of the 203 rounds exiting the tube.
The more I played it though, the more frustrated I would get with the A.I. Both the enemy and your squad will leave you wondering whats going on a few times. I would think that shooting the enemy, would make them drop for cover every time. There were times when I would hit someone, and they would just stand there like nothing is going on. Allowing me time to adjust my shot and hit him in the head. I know that it is impossible to make the A.I. perfect, but a reaction to a bullet wound? As far as my own squad, I was killed by my own men on a couple occasions. I would tell my medic to heal my teammate and the guy who needed healed would keep walking away from the medic. Telling the sniper to post up on a hill as over watch and him not firing a single shot even though there was at least a squad sized unit coming after me. (Yes I told him to fire at will).
I like the idea behind this game and it had a lot of potential. I am just sad that it didnt flesh out the way that I thought it would.
Playing multi player is a whole other story. When you do not have to worry about glitchy A.I. you have a lot more fun. I did not get a chance to try out competitive multiplayer, due to another game arriving. The only problems I had with online play was getting kicked from the lobby a few times (5 times) by the hosts of the games, and the game freezing up on me while in the middle of a mission with some cool guys.
This game is not horrible, and most people will have some fun playing it ( especially online with some friends) I just wouldn't expect too much. As always, these are just my opinions and observations, you need to judge for yourself. HAVE FUN!

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