Rated 4 out of 10 by wingert Shouldve listened to the other reviews
I bought this game today well it was either this or socom confrontation with the bundled headset which i was going to get but they didnt have. So i just though eh ill just buy this game because it looked pretty good from the videos to the screenshots. I was wrong this game like what was mentioned in some previous reviews has bad graphics for far range. The enemies you face look blurry and not good detail at all, and since this game is based on far range it does not go well. I also do not like how you are timed on your missions. After time after time trying to get into multiplayer i finally did to see that it was very laggy. I got in a jeep right away and i started going, kind of, the jeep kept bouncing everywhere on a straight road and it was terrible. So i got out and started shooting and it was very laggy there and the ai's were going everywhere. I will say this has a good challenge but for everything else a disappointment. Im planning on returning this game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by johnnysokko Most anticipated
The previous title on Xbox was one of the most realistic shooters I've played despite the extremely dated presentation. Among memorable moments: Trying to return to your forces without a map after having your squad overrun and killed by the enemy, who patrolled the mostly open terrain in APCs, gunships and on foot (in particular, having a foot patrol come within feet of me while hiding in brush); leading Abrams(?) tanks into a fast paced but strategic and epic struggle against enemy tanks over rolling hills where spotting the enemy and issuing timely commands was half the battle; engaging the enemy in an intense firefight on a hillside with few trees, having to lie prone or seek cover behind a tree and advance and flank the enemy before they had the chance to do the same. These were indicative of a taut, harrowing military shooter that was the exact opposite of run-and-gun and all the better for it. With a next gen presentation and co-op or multiplayer options, this title should dominate all others. Can't wait.
Rated 8 out of 10 by lil' hogge More than expected!
Well this is not your normal run and gun game. Wide open area gives you the, want, to want to move extremely fast, but taking a head shot from nowhere slows you right down. This is truly a combat simulator. you must take your time, and SLOW YOUR TEAM down. They get ahead way too much and stand in front of you and when you move, they move back in front of you. This is a great game, it brings a high need of stradegy to the first person shooter, and is the only one of it's kind. Worth getting. Several side missions; First mission took 1.5 hours to complete with completing sides missions. Graphics aren't the greatest of games I have seen but for the amount of other things in the game i can compromise. Interface and controls are a little weird and take some getting used to but you can manage in about 45 minutes. The Ai is awesome, never doing the same thing twice so you cant die then restart and think they will be in the same spot because they won't, and lastly, the helicopter controls are DIFFICULT. Anyway, go buy it!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by kingofemus Great Game, a Few Bugs
I read all of these reviews before buying, and thought it would be a great game anyway. Boy, was I RIGHT. This game delivers an awesome, realistic storyline and online. The story isn't like COD, where you get to know the characters, but it's great anyways.This is the hardest game (on normal difficulty) I've played since PS2. It's not one of those frustrating games, but a challenge. Online is also very cool, at first it was just ok, but then I played an awesome night map where you invade a town, and it was AWESOME. It was so realistic, and AI online is really smart, and tactical. One thing online that's bad though, is there are some very laggy matches where vehicles are hard to drive. But on the plus side, helicopters are AWESOME. They're actually hard to fly, but can transport your entire team. I suggest renting before buying, as some people are noobs who just run & gun. Hit me up if you want to play or join my clan, my PSN is kingofemus.
Rated 9 out of 10 by SgtReaver Not Too Bad
I'm currently playing through Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, I'm on level 3 and i am getting my head kicked in at many a turn but I'm enjoying it. The reason for my enjoyment of suffering is because this isn't an average run n' gun fps this a war simulation and very fun, I constantly find myself thinking my strategy to take the smarter and safe approach to keep me and my men safe even though death lurks from any angle at any time. The graphics are solid with a few texture flaws but nothing too noticeable, but my only issue with this game is the squad mechanics. The issue being that if you've given them bad orders before they will tend to stop listening to you and doing there own thing, this can get very frustrating but also adds to the sense of realism. I would recommend this game to anybody who wants a challenge, if your looking for a challenge but Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising not America's Army: True solider's this game is much more solid and realistic and it features the best of the best the United States Marine Corps OORAH!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by i <3 baseball great game!!
well this just wont compete with modern warfare 2. but even if it wont with other people it will with me it will see some playing time even in modern warfare 2 craze. well the game itself is really fun and challenging its not run and gun if you do this you will simply find yourself dead very quick. you have to choose engagement otherwise you have a better chance of failing. the multiplyer is a 7 because the only multiplayer that is worth playing is is coop story, the other games have way to big of maps for 8 people. the graphics are great they are just short of pure awsome. the graphics just make this game better. the sound is the most realistic i have ever heard. the game focuses to on what accuracy all the guns have and they have a different model for each one. like and they have amazing ai. well for engagement can be tough until you get used to it. the reason is is because u dont get wthin like 100 feet. most shot are taken from 100 meters plus because the ai arent stupid they will kill you very very fast. well if you like realistic shooters buy it, if not this game is not for you.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Snug Decent but missing some things
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising is not the sequel to the original however delivers more realism then i expected. Broken Promises and bugs hold it back from greatness however. Pros : Solid gun physics and sound effects : Simple easy to learn controls : Lots of challenge. : Decent amount of Singleplayer Gameplay : Great budget price on PC version Cons : No Mission editor in ps3 version. (False Advertising) : Bad online play with alot of bugs : Linear gameplay (No free Roam gameplay on console versions) : Dumb AI ( Actually extremely poor so far) Challenge seems to come in numbers rather then good AI. Summary. Decent game, PC version is a much better deal then console. My Recommendation is if you have consoles only... its a rent. If you own PC... its a buy. Its not what i was hoping for on my ps3 and does not even compete with the Armed assault series. However its Not Bad.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Tr0uble860 Realistic Game Of 2009
I'll start by saying that this game is the VERY best Realistic shooter out there,You Can't run and shoot because the AI will shoot you down.So you must be on your toe's.I like the way you are sent to do some Missions and you can complete them how you want.If you have some real cool friends that loves to feel like their in a War game,Have them get this game.Everything looks so real..Don't pay anyone else any mind Gamers,This game is the best.You might like Call of Duty and I don't blame you but Call of Duty MWF is like an Arcade game...Everyone runs and shoots but on this game here ....Get ready to do what a real soldier would do to survive in this huge Maps that OFP haves to offer you...Please get the game if you like realistic true shoot out game....The only thing that I noticed was the way you control the vehicle lol Just a little stiff but that's all about it...
Rated 10 out of 10 by GR3EN_CHRONIC Great game. Review before this is biased. Thanks for making it a 5.0
Well, I pre-ordered this game and picked it up yesterday in between my college classes. I started it up and was ready for action. Now I have played almost any and every shooter on the market at some point and I have to say this game is great. It really is the most realistic game out on the market. You can't just go all out and take 50 bullets to the chest before dying. It definitely presents a big challenge. In reference to the review before me, sure it takes long to move, but what did you really expect when it was said to be the most realistic shooter to date? You could have researched the game before buying it. You shouldn't bash the game for what it claims to be, realistic. However, the reason i gave the Controls a 9 is because you can't command on the run. You have to stop in order to command your team. It's a drawback yes, but far from making this a bad game. Another thing, which is more personal preference, is that I always preferred R1 to shoot, but that's only a personal preference. All in all if you want a game with a REAL challenge and one that you most likely won't finish in 5 hours. Then i highly suggest this game. GO BUY IT!
Rated 7 out of 10 by FigmentofYourImagination Almost a good training simulator for the Army.
Remember when XCOM was going to be remade as a first person shooter with some strategy elements? I imagine it would have looked a little like Operation Flashpoint with aliens. Dragon Rising is more hardcore than Call of Duty. Auto-healing after a few seconds? Man up and call for a medic! Think you can just run around like a maniac and rack up head shots? You'd better seek some cover. Think camping will win you the camp? Think again and order your squad to flank left before you become a bullet salad. This game is people who like games where death actually matters. You lead a squad through missions and some areas will have multiple missions at a time, and they're all for the most part pretty realistic. The graphics are a bit dated (even for an older PS3 game), and could benefit from a wider color palette. Even though you're guided through a tutorial at first play there is a bit of a steep learning curve, and your companion AI isn't perfect. I'm okay with the enemy AI being able to spot me from what seems like a mile away, because it's what attributes to the trademark challenge of this series. If you're up against snipers, then of course they're going to spot you a mile away with their slick scope. To keep this review short and spoiler free, I'll just simply say that I recommend it to someone who's looking for that Call of Duty for the smarter player. Anyone just looking for another Call of Duty will fortunately never have to worry about running out of those, and may be safer staying well away from this franchise. Below I'll recommend a few games for the tactical gamer.