That last post is dead wrong. True the v1.00 of german version was super buggy and the campaign was not working properly, but the recently released v1.02beta fixes most of the problems. The AI has got markedly better from v1.00. If you do not know how to play the game the AI can be very dumb but you have too remember to change the alertness of the enemy. Overall this is as good as it get when it comes to tactical mil sim and overall fun. The true strength of the game is not what you buy in the package and simply judging the game by this fact is a waste of time. What gives ArmA2 , ArmA and OFP it's strength is the modding community and the company's employees. There is a vast modding community that has been around since the early OFP days so Mods and AddOns abound for this game. Also you will notice the developers, the CEO, etc. of BIS hanging aroung the forums providing support, help, info and most of all they watch for bugs, fixes and suggestions from the game players. You really can't ask much more. Now.... should you buy ArmA 2 immediately??? Maybe not. If you are really picking, anal or expect a perfect game then you will definately do a lot of complaining at your computer. But if you can handle an ever evolving game with year of playability then you'd be nuts not to pick this title up. Don't forget to check out the Mission Editor(2D and 3D RTE) and the forums!!!
Arma 2 is challenging and exciting game.
Arma 2 is a game that requires much skill to play, though you can still have a very enjoyable experience. The campaign feels as if you were really on a military mission. Usually the mission take up too about an hour and thirty minutes to two hours. If you do not feel like spending that amount of time on a mission, you can create your own battle. I do have a few faults with the game though. If you do not have an alright to run games, i would not advise you to buy this game. Also, it is very hard to remember all of the controls, but after a while you will figure them out. If you were to buy this game you may want to try the tutorial.
It looks awesome! The German version was already released and the game play videos look great! They also added in some animal life, The graphics have been improved greatly over Arma 1. I already preordered and so should everyone else who loved the first one!
Too Buggy to Buy Now
I have owned Arma 2 for a few weeks now, given that I bought the German version. However, the game is exceptionally buggy. The single player campaign for me has had to be restarted at least 3 times. And the AI is horrendously dumb. It's hard to judge multiplayer at this point because almost all the active servers are being hosted overseas and have fairly high ping. For an American release, I hope that Bohemian Interactive gets some major patches out there for this game to be a worthy investment. Also, the description for this game on this site is not entirely accurate. This game is not a Call of Duty instant gratification shooter. It's more of a military simulation.
Terrible and to hard
Ok so I've recently moved from consoles to PC because console stuff isn't working for me. I made a bad mistake because the pc only games except for primal carnage are awful the only games i can even get any gameplay or get addicted to is the multiple platform games just to hard to find a server to actually play on and when u do your enemies are 20 miles away so then you get in a helicopter with friends you go 20 miles and die as soon as you get there. It's a Dissapointment because i was really looking forward to this game and i totally wasted money on it. Complete garbage don't buy
This games is the best game ever 2 me
I like this game because it makes me feel like I'm an actual solider and I think 1 shot then your dead I think but I love this game.