ArmA 2: Free

arma2-free

PUBLISHER: Bohemia Int. | DEVELOPER: Bohemia Int. | GENRE: Shooter
THEME: Military | PLATFORM: Download | STATUS: Shutdown Apr 2014
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User Rating
Rating: 5.1/10 (8 votes cast)


Bohemia Interactive is the studio behind the acclaimed military simulation franchise Arma, a series that followed their own Operation Flashpoint, after Codemasters grabbed the rights. Arma 2 Free is the free-to-play version of Arma 2, a shooter with an affinity for realism, where a couple of well-placed shots are enough to bring a soldier down.

The setting of the game is Chernarus, a fictitious country in the Soviet Union, where a civil war is raging on. Players have to act as part of the Razor Team and put an end to this. Arma 2 Free isn’t the common linear experience found in many other shooters – for some immediate excitement try Alliance of Valiant Arms, Combat Arms of Project Blackout –, featuring half a dozen factions (including the players’) and missions where our actions have real repercussions, altering the balance and relationships in the game world.

The more than 200 km2 environment is a virtual reproduction of real-life places in Russia based on geographical maps of the terrain. There are elements that help bring the game world to life, such as climate changes, wind, time of day and more. Bohemia boasts over 300 weapons, items and vehicles based in real-life counterparts, a mesmerizing quantity that allow for an amazing variety in this virtual warfare. But Arma 2: Free has a few shortcomings, some intentional and some not. For example, the game has no high resolution graphics (and that shows, with some lackluster scenarios) or a campaign mode, but most importantly, it doesn’t allow for user-created mods. Arma 2 Free also suffers from many and diverse bugs, something that is inherited from the main series.

Fans of difficult tactical shooters that can deal with the above flaws are sure to enjoy Arma 2 Free. Just make sure that you know beforehand this isn’t your average MMOFPS.

ArmA 2: Free, 5.1 out of 10 based on 8 ratings

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  • Abit

    I don’t know how to play it
    please tell , first time

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  • Abit

    i click on PLAY FOR FREE and some new site opens of ARMA , and i don’t know what to do “”??

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    • FreeMMOStation

      It’s simple. Enter your age of birth and then scroll down to “Download Mirrors”. Choose one and follow the instructions to download and you should be all set! :)

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      • joel

        i had a question can u do a video or list on which games are controller supported, i know u should use the keys and mouse but ive always used a remote ive never played pc games before, till i seen the top ten mmo/fps list and was wanting to play all of them but idk which one would or could support a controller and im aware that it might be a handicapp but im fine with it

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        • FreeMMOStation

          I understand your point of view (I was used to controllers too) but it would be just too hard a thing to do, to list every game that can be played with a controller. I believe those games are few and far between since most of them are designed to take advantage of the mouse and keyboard. Perhaps some brawlers, but I’m sorry to say it’s not something we have really looked into :(

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  • joel

    when u do a top ten on up and coming games like mmofps can u include in the info if its controller supported cus im sure im not the only one who has this problem, speaking of the top ten list of fps shooters do u know if any of those are supported or have u heard of any that are coming out if they will be im just talking about fps like ava,warface,planetside2,wars inc,

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  • FreeMMOStation

    We’ll keep that in mind, but seeing that most PC mmofps games are optimized for mouse and keyboard control, it’s unlikely that the controller (even if supported) will be a perfect fit for games such as Planetside 2 or Warface.

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but if you want to be competitive in those games, learning the mouse and keyboard control is the best thing to do :)

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  • joel

    thank you and i understand but i dont even have a mouse so thats the problem but it sucks that they dont i really think they could steal alot of good console players with games like arma,warface,and planetside 2 but if only they just made it controller supported i can see the issue with making arma and planetside controller supported since it has so commands but it could be combined with controller well atleast for the basics run,walk,aim,shoot,reload,and leave all the crazy stuff for the keyboard since u can attach a mini keyboard on top your xbox controller thats where it would be combined idk just a thought

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  • charl

    when i am on the arma website witch one should i download..??

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    • FreeMMOStation

      You just need to go to http://www.arma2.com/free and click on any of the download mirrors.

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  • TheHeroOfTheWastes

    Does anyone still play the regular Arma2 anymore?

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  • TheHeroOfTheWastes

    and is there any way to change the profile pic?

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  • TheHeroOfTheWastes

    Hey i just heard that the Arma 2 website got token down is that true? and if it’s not could you add combined operations

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