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Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising - PC, Xbox 360, PS3

by Steven Williamson on 11 July 2008, 13:29

Tags: Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising, Codemasters, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, FPS

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Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising is the long-awaited return of the total conflict simulator and Codemasters are claiming that it will create warfare on a scale never seen before in a FPS.

The original title Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis sold over 1 million copies and revolutionised military gaming by enabling the player to control and command not just soldiers of all ranks but also land, sea and air vehicles.

The series won universal acclaim for its realism of simulating military conflict situations, even to the extent where the game's technology has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps to use as a special combat training application. The game spawned two expansion packs (Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, and Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer) and an Xbox console conversion.

In Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising an oil rich island off the coast of Russia, north of Japan, is the focus of tension between Russia and China over its ownership. Here the armies of two nations co-exist uneasily until a flurry of communications warning of military incursion is followed by dead silence. When the island is unexpectedly invaded, the US Marines are the first on the firing line. As part of a US Rapid Reaction Task Force, you are the first to respond – your unit needs to find out what is happening on the island before the crisis escalates. With formerly warring superpowers involved, this has the potential to flare up into a confrontation of global proportions. A flashpoint like never before.

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like the first OFP then..

those screenies look tidy, only hope this is better online than the first
Great, I loved the original ofp, hope dragon rising is true to it's roots.
hoorah.. yet another reason for me to upgrade my PC.. i need to get job hunting faster than a ferret up a trouser-leg..

hope its still got the mission editor - made a mission where the russians troops were at set 100m intervals.. pile of vehicles, demo packs - kablammo - you get the idea.:crazy:. was massive fun…

look forward to making another one.. but with better graphics - will be able to see the look of confuzzlement on the enemies faces when they see a flying tank coming at them..
To quote the PCzone preview - “Operation Flashpoint free-roamed before it was fashionable” :bowdown:

What a great game it was and still is - lets hope they pull this one out of the bag…