Arma 2 took video games to new and realistic heights as it endeavored to deliver a true experience of what it was like to live and fight in a warzone. Now, you'll get to experience the next step in the adventure in a standalone DLC that will give you new reasons to play, an all-new story to take part in, and a brand-new massive map to explore. This is Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, and you better be ready for what's coming.
This game is set three years after the events of Arma 2, and not surprisingly, a new area has become part of a warzone. When an area in the Green Sea becomes engulfed in battle, the US army and other nations forces combine to go and try and free them. To do so, you'll get to use soldiers of various types and skillsets, from simple soldiers to pilots of some of the fastest planes on Earth, all are options in your mission to free the island.
Just like before, the real world is brought full-stop into gaming as you'll experience 100% accurate depictions of weapons and technology as you try to complete your tasks. The guns act exactly how they do in the real world, and new technologies like thermal imaging and more have been brought in to increase the realism even more.
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead gives you not one but three new areas to explore as you try to save peoples lives. Will you be able to get the job done?
Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead is a standalone product and does not require the original Arma 2.
- NEW PLAYABLE CONTENT: New story campaign for both SP and MP gameplay. Wide range of new tutorials, single scenarios and multiplayer modes.
- MASSIVE GAME WORLD: Three brand new Central Asia-style large maps including expansive urban, desert and mountainous terrain featuring a fully destructible and interactive environment.
- ULTIMATE WAR EXPERIENCE: Fully integrates with the original Arma 2 for unmatched warfare simulation.
- UNIQUE GAMEPLAY ELEMENTS: Detachable backpacks with equipment, advanced weapon optics, material penetration modelling, remote real-time simulation of Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV), freedom of decision and repercussive actions.
- EXTRA UNITS AND VEHICLES: Multiple factions for all sides including US Army, United Nations, Takistani Army and Guerrillas making a collection of 300+ new units, weapons and vehicles.
- MISSION EDITOR: Design your own missions by the intuitive, easy-to-use mission editor and become part of one of the biggest and most creative PC gaming community ever.
- GAME MODIFICATION: Create Your own custom game content with complete editing tools suite (freeware SDK kit) and modify the game in ways where the only limitation is Your own imagination.
- EXTENSIVE MULTIPLAYER: Play the campaign missions in cooperative mode or join duty in the massive multiplayer battles with up to 50 players.
- CHEAT PROTECTION: Optional anti-cheat BattlEye (http://www.battleye.com) available to help secure dedicated servers. In addition BE adds 'RCON' (remote control) for game's dedicated server software.
- DEDICATED SERVER: To support smooth multi-player experience there is 'dedicated server software' available for Windows (included with game) and Linux (download-able from game's website).