TRAILER | PC Saturday, June 20, 2009 | 12:50 AM

Arma 2 launches a new trailer

Arma 2 launches a new trailer

Arma 2 is finally available, and the lunatics who sleep squeezing M4 against them and who know by heart all the moving parts of an Abrams tank can now enjoy the new war simulator from Bohemia Interactive. To celebrate the release of the game, here is a new trailer, listing all its main features.

Launch trailer
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Commented on 2009-06-20 04:00:47
Who plays this kind of shit? If you want to have it as real as possible go to Iraq.
Commented on 2009-06-20 04:31:14
wtf indeed.
Commented on 2009-06-20 11:34:42
I think it looks cool, but so did the first one and the demo for that was horrid. The ArmA 2 demo (PC) should come out sometime within the next week or so though, and it will have loads of content (single/multiplayer).

I look forward to giving it a fair shake.
Commented on 2009-06-20 12:51:22
The game is amazing. It destroys anything out there visually and it does it without being scripted to the millisecond.
Commented on 2009-06-20 12:52:27 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
The game is amazing. It destroys anything out there visually and it does it without being scripted to the millisecond.
Have you seen the explosions? :P Looks pretty lame imo.
Commented on 2009-06-20 12:56:58 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Baleur
Have you seen the explosions? :P Looks pretty lame imo.
I have the game. The explosions are phenomenal, check Youtube for 1000, 1500, 1700 AI dynamic battles at night.
Commented on 2009-06-20 16:36:06 In reply to Viginti_Tres
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Commented on 2009-06-20 18:24:12
That look's pretty amazing...They have a very good lighting model that gives it that extra visual umph, even if the models and the textures aren't flawless.

I'm very interested to know how the AI works and if games can start to lose the scripted-sequence crutch for dynamically adaptive AI. Especially in the trailer they say that there are no set objectives for each battle? That's true "open-ended" gameplay, huh?
Commented on 2009-06-20 21:52:28
I bought it and had a quick go yesterday and it ran like treacle on my machine damnit!!! Everything is on default (low-medium) and my rig is:

8800gt 512mb, E6400@2.13, 4gig corsair with Vista 64
Commented on 2009-06-20 21:57:55
I just looked at some gameplay over at youtube. It has amazing graphics and sound effects. It sounds like a CNN coverage of real war. And the most striking thing about that is that everything you hear is actually happening in the game in real time. You can just watch the fights unfold in real time, without scripting and choose to take part or just look at it.
Based on what I have seen, I pre-ordered it right away. I just wonder if I'll be able to forget what I know about first person shooters and adapt to this kind of gameplay.
Commented on 2009-06-20 22:08:06 In reply to Viginti_Tres
@Viginti_Tres: If you didn't know, there's a slew of gamers that like realistic/sim like shooters. Ever hear of Project Reality Mod for BF2? They'd eat this game up in a second. And I might too.
Commented on 2009-06-20 22:47:11 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
I bought it and had a quick go yesterday and it ran like treacle on my machine damnit!!! Everything is on default (low-medium) and my rig is:

8800gt 512mb, [email]E6400@2.13[/email], 4gig corsair with Vista 64
The new 1.02 patch might help you out a little. It is just a case of balancing options until you hit a decent framerate I'm afraid.
Commented on 2009-06-20 23:54:08
Thx slabs!
Commented on 2009-06-21 07:08:11
A very good game that will go over the head of most console gamers too conditioned by crap like COD and BF. Its very ambitious, and most games would struggle to do half the things this game does. Its buggy at times, but thats expected with a game this large, been enjoying it immensely.
Commented on 2009-06-21 08:14:09 In reply to shogo10
Posted by shogo10
A very good game that will go over the head of most console gamers too conditioned by crap like COD and BF. Its very ambitious, and most games would struggle to do half the things this game does. Its buggy at times, but thats expected with a game this large, been enjoying it immensely.
I was with you up untlil you called Call of Duty and Battlefield crap. Simulation doesn't automatically make something a better game.
Commented on 2009-06-21 10:16:29
Cheers Slabs that patch worked, now i just need to know what the hell im doing on this game! Bloody hard work, spent last running to a destination only for it to crash to desktop!

Btw how do you get into vehicles lmao!!??
Commented on 2009-06-21 12:18:50 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Cheers Slabs that patch worked, now i just need to know what the hell im doing on this game! Bloody hard work, spent last running to a destination only for it to crash to desktop!

Btw how do you get into vehicles lmao!!??
Scroll wheel and middle mouse button is the key to interacting with vehicles/people.

If you are running/driving/being driven through a safe zone then don't hesitate to use the - and = keys to change the timescale up to 4x to make it a lot quicker.

The best advice I can give is stay low and if bullets start flying at you stay even lower and find cover.
Commented on 2009-06-21 12:24:37 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
Scroll wheel and middle mouse button is the key to interacting with vehicles/people.

If you are running/driving/being driven through a safe zone then don't hesitate to use the - and = keys to change the timescale up to 4x to make it a lot quicker.

The best advice I can give is stay low and if bullets start flying at you stay even lower and find cover.
I'll bear that in mind bud thx for the tips!
Commented on 2009-06-22 03:49:59
environments look pretty nice, especially for the scale, characters and animations are laughable tho. i just saw some footage on youtube of a guy jumping out of a plane and it was the funniest thing i've seen in a while...guy looked like a cardboard cut-out he was so rigid.

not my type of game tho, i appreciate realism from a visual perspective, but too much of it in terms of gameplay just sucks away all the fun.
Commented on 2009-06-22 09:59:45
Sometimes i spawn and im in the middle of nowhere with no idea what the hell to do, i end running about and get bored and disconnect hehe!

Going to have a real good go on it 2night as i have played it at the weekend which is my 3days of boozing bliss ;D
Commented on 2009-06-22 14:43:58 In reply to GriftGFX
Exactly, the demo will be a clear answer if it's a good game or shite...
Commented on 2009-06-22 14:46:48 In reply to daikide
Posted by daikide
Exactly, the demo will be a clear answer if it's a good game or shite...
Well, hopefully.

Supposedly the original game has its merits, but the demo was shit. Hopefully they release a better demo this time around. Hopefully they included some of the improvements from the patch too, since they delayed it to get that out it seems. I hope it releases early this week.. it will only be about a week late :/
Commented on 2009-06-22 22:22:06
ArmA2 demo should be released this week hopefully, was supposed to be last Monday/Tuesday but we're holding it back for that extra bit of special love, it will include SP, MP (for up to 16 players) as well as the mission editor, the demo will easily have a longer lifespan than most full games these days :)
Commented on 2009-06-27 23:48:48
Huh, why was I thinking this was America's Army 2 all the time?!

Anyway, anyone know a good mirror for the demo? My inet is crazy slow! :(
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  • PC, X360, PS3
  • French release: 2009


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