Rated 3 out of 10 by MuzzleFlash Not an Enjoyable Game to Play
The AI is stupid and game play is frustrating! For example(s): you tell your team to Hold Position and they continually roam around. And during battles they would 'roam around' into the firing line and get killed. Then when attempting to heal teammates they would not stay still long enough to finish so you had to chase after them. Then sometimes when teammates entered into a house, they would stay there, no matter what commands you gave them. They would not move! Then when any one of your team were killed and you had to get back on the Humvee for the next part you would just sit there, getting sworn at, waiting from them (the killed teammate) to get on, which doesn't happen so you would have to replay the mission or start over them the last check point and make sure no one dies. And Finally, there was too much swearing. Some swearing would have been acceptable, but not on every cut screen and every other word or when giving your team commands. It was quite annoying!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Rifleman101 Looks Awesome But Not as Realistic as OPFPDR
i played the first one and i still play it today i love the frist one a lot of people dont play it but it's so much fun there is more combat in that game then any other game i have played and this new one is gonna be great better graphics sound better AI's enemies are smarter so it will be cool. i was upset thought on the count that you cant fly helicoptors witch really sucks since Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising was like the best game for a helicopter the controls were amazing for it and was the beest game for flying a helicoptor but they said you still get ground vehicles so i hope that means tanks and APC's and not just humv's. the realism is still there but not as much like when you go to switch to your second gun its like COD were it just kinda apperas there, i kinda wish they would have left is like dragon rising realism but a little diffrent but thats not gonna stop me from getting this game its gonna be tons of fun becasue my 2 friends are getting this game with me so we already have a full sqaud oh most and cant wait for the survival mode.
Rated 8 out of 10 by TheLieutenant Downgrade Much?
Red River has many differences from the prequel, Dragon Rising. One major difference is the removal of competitive multiplayer. Red River mainly focused on the cooperative element rather than the competitive one. Another difference is that you can't get and fly helicopters. For most this may not effect you but for some it will and is an issue. Now about the game it has a great scenic element, in the heart of an insurgent filled country. It has a great story line that you may get into, this game does have cutscenes unlike Dragon Rising, but its more like briefings though. Red River doesn't connect with Dragon Rising in terms of continuing a story like the Modern Warfare series. Red River seems like the pace is faster than it was in Dragon Rising too, like objectives being closer than before. A lasting detail in the game is how you could customize your arsenal, with four classes. You can also change your teams load out, changing the game completely, like giving your entire team sniper rifles. Overall I believe Dragon Rising is better but this game is defiantly worth the money.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SocialistWalrus Pretty nice game (NOT FOR COD PLAYERS)
This is one of, if not, my favorite shooter. It's not for people who like CoD,it's tactically based and if you try to use CoD tactics (running around as a lone wolf and no scoping people) you'd die in an instant, The storyline is great and so are graphics. Sometimes it gets boring as missions are often around an hour long and much of that time is riding around in the back of a humvee or walking around the landscape searching for enemies. Firefights are realistic; you can die with a single bullet and get injured which affects your combat effectiveness. One major thing for me is that snipers actually have a decent role. In other games, you can shoot somebody from across the map with a pistol. But not in this one, so the sniper actually does count if you want to take out enemies from long distances. Great play for people who enjoy a realistic, tactical game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by ChemLord One of the more realistic shooters out there.
This game takes a step towards realism compared with other modern first person shooters. You can die from a single bullet, and any little mistake can end you. This is what real life would mostly be like, but does it make a good game?
Yes and no. This game is decent, but it could have been so much better. Some of the larger flaws are the amount of walking you have to do to get from point A to point B. This might be realistic, but its not fun. Also the amount of dialogue is this game is over the top... and it all comes from one guy who says a cuss word at least twice in every sentence. Not for young kids. The amount of time you sit in the back of a Hummer listening to this guy talk is very frustrating.
The graphics and environments are very well gone a one of the games strong points. The tactics and strategy required a nice refreshment from the mess of run and gun games that exist. The co-op is also a nice boon and adds a lot of fun to the game. The controls are also pretty decent.
Overall the game is decent and is worth a play if you are looking for a game with a buddy. But don't expect the best game ever.
Rated 6 out of 10 by anon11 Downgrade from Dragon Rising
This game was pretty good at first glance, but you begin to notice many flaws that made the previous game in the serious much better. The graphics weren't bad but nothing special, maybe a little bit below what I was expecting from this game. The sound in the environment and weapons is very good but you'll notice that the voice acting was put together very poorly. They took out a few things that were in Dragon Rising such as effects of injuries (limping if shot in leg, etc.), somewhat destructible environment, free roaming, and bullet drop is almost nonexistent in this. You begin to notice that the campaign is mostly go here, kill enemies, recover a little, repeat. The firefights were also fairly easy, you could be greatly outnumbered but easily fight your way out of it. The NPC's weren't as smart as they were in Dragon Rising. Overall the game wasn't bad but it could have been much better, get Dragon Rising instead of this. Both are very realistic but this was definitely a downgrade in my opinion. One more opinion, didn't effect my overall rating, but I was a bit disappointing to see that there is still no player vs player.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Fasttimes Great, but different
This game is outstanding. It is a little different than the rest of the Series, but not by much (try playing OF: Cold War Crisis, it's amazing how far it's come). Playing the game, you won't notice the difference. You will notice once you get used to giving orders to your fire team and surviving the first few missions, that you've actually been sitting in your chair for a long time. The gameplay can be pretty intense. When you can get shot multiple times, depending on the range, where you got hit, what weapons the enemy is using, and you have the ability to patch yourself and your fire team up. The story is awesome, there is a Salty SSG that is in charge, and he has plenty of creative language skills, like a Drill Sgt. Some of the terms they throw around are actual terms that we use in the military, and if you don't know what they are, you'll probably not understand parts of the conversations in the story, but you'll feel like you're right in the thick of it. The only thing that might frustrate you (at times) is the fireteam AI, even though they will save you plenty of times. Great game, this is not Call of Duty...don't expect that kind of combat.
Rated 9 out of 10 by SrSmith LOOKING FOR REALISM!?!?
I think this console game brings in the original DNA of the OFP first edition, which was on PC, back to the game. Great grafics, very good game control, amazing game experience, I've played all COD games, starting with the PC version too, and all Battlefield, from 1942, Vietnam, to the latest, and most MOH games, so I consider to know what im talking about. The best open map 360° experience (in consoles, i think the best open map eviroment is the original version od OFP by far). I think enviroment interaction is still low, and the multiplayer experience is limited. Weapon inventory and costumization is kind of limited too. I would say its a MUST HAVE if you like realism, big open maps for sniping and strategy, and real co-op teamwork.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Gameland Best realistic shooter ever
The game is a meet between the healing of far cry 2, the fps genre, and strategy genre. The game play is the high point of the game with having to use your teammates at the right time against the challenging A.I., the damage you take effects the way you play and healing is also very intense, and lastly the co-op with other people is awesome as long as you have headset. The sound is really good but the commands you say kind of get repetitive and kinda hurts the overall sound. Graphics are fine not ground breaking but not garbage. the lasting appeal is good but will only last about 2 to 3 months so I say buy it or rent up to you. The game is good overall and even though its not getting good reviews you should at least try it.
Rated 7 out of 10 by munkiey101 so-so
I have really mixed feelings about this game, what I loved about it I absolutely loved and what I hated about it I absolutely couldn't stand. I thought the landscape, terrain, weapon system were all very good, and for the first few plays I thought it was the most fun game in the world. Now with the bad; I absolutely hated the a.i. getting in front of my scope as soon as I took the shot, pushing me off a roof and into the open, and for some reason they would see the enemy, call him out, but not shoot them even though they were on assualt mode, not to mention I think they could have done better with the sound qaulity. This game could have been a masterpiece if codemasters would take the time to tweak their games after they were done, but it just seems to me they're out to make money and really don't care what they put out. I really enjoyed Dragon Rising, it made me actually scared at times, but it was really buggy. Red River made me lose that feeling, I did things I wouldn't dare try in DR, it was almot like OFP meets COD, but with suckier graphics. I bought RR thinking they would learn from DR, but that wasn't the case, it's the same headaches, but different story. I won't be buy their third game if their is one, at least not new or if codemasters is the developer.