NFG Summary:ArmA: Combat Operations, also known as “ArmA: Armed Assault,” is a highly immersive and realistic first-person shooter that offers a unique blend of large-scale military conflicts and intense close-quarter battles. With its expansive landscapes, engaging storyline, and intelligent enemies, this game provides an exhilarating and constantly challenging experience for tactical military shooter enthusiasts.

NFG Score: 100

Categories: Tactical, FPS
Meta Score: 74
Store: ArmA: Combat Operations (Price: $ 0,56)
User Score: 60.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Atari SA
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2007-05-04


PC Requirements:


  • Supported OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2 GHz or better Intel or AMD processor, or equivalent. Game is functional on, but currently not optimized for, Dual-core CPU’s.
  • Memory: 512 MB of RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia Geforce FX with 128 MB RAM & Pixel Shader 2.0 or better, ATI Radeon 9500 with 128 MB of RAM Pixel Shader 2.0 or better
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB of free space


  • Processor: 3 GHz or better Intel or AMD processor, or equivalent. Game is functional on, but currently not optimized for, Dual-core CPU’s.
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia 6800 or better with at least 256 MB of onboard RAM, ATI X800 or better with at least 256 MB of onboard RAM


(Also known as "ArmA: Armed Assault") ArmA is a first person tactical military shooter with large elements of realism and simulation. This game features a blend of large-scale military conflict spread over large areas alongside the more closed quarters battle. The player will find himself thrust in the midst of an engaging and expanding storyline, fighting against smart, aggressive enemies who will continually provide a challenge over a massive landscape. [Bohemia Interactive]

Positive Comment(s)

Armed Assaults comes with all the bells and whistles any gamer would love in a combat simulator, despite some really poor choice of menus, texts and questionable briefing presentations.78GameWatcher
Even if you have the skill to complete the single-player game, you’ll have only scratched the surface of this thorough war simulator. [Aug 2007, p.62]78PC Gamer
Aside from mission parameters and available equipment, you really can do anything you want in ArmA.95CPUGamer
Far from flawless, but you have to admire the sheer ambition and scale of the game. I’ll be playing this at home for years. [Mar 2007, p.58]88PC Format
Love it or hate it though, you simply can’t argue that Armed Assault is one hugely accomplished modern combat simulator. If that’s what you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed. [Mar 2007, p.60]84PC Zone UK
It is the best military shooter ever made, maybe i’ll install it once again to remember the good old days, the new Arma games are great to, but this one was the base for those games.100ReviewZone212
An essential purchase for anyone interested in war simulation or tired of the contrived drama that fills mainstream military shooters.80Eurogamer

Negative Comment(s)

This is not the type of game that a casual player would want to pick up and jump in to. Though essentially a shooter, the game is billed as a strategy title for a reason.74GameZone
When it comes to first-person wartime simulators, it doesn’t get much better than ArmA, but considering the lack of games with this level of realism, that’s not saying a whole lot.74GamingExcellence
A very good tactical simulator that will appeal to all players, at all levels.71PC Gameworld
ArmA will get better; at the moment, it’s too broken to wholly recommend. [Mar 2007, p.80]70PC Gamer UK
ArmA is a challenging and immersive game of modern warfare, but one packed with plenty of frustrating moments and flaws, as well.70GameSpot
ArmA is a game best left to guys who know how to disassemble a .223 rifle.601UP
Its problem is what the missions ask of you: they are simply too tough. Trained soldiers would and should mutiny when asked to carry out the tasks AA routinely asks of you. [Mar 2007, p.84]50Edge Magazine

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