A groundbreaking title, Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is the ultimate
realistic war experience. Gameplay enables players to participate in a Cold
War conflict just the way they want to and draws the player into a believable
military environment. For the first time in such a military game, the player
controls and commands not just soldiers and squads of all levels but also
land, sea and air vehicles â€“ both military and civilian â€“ from cars, to APCs,
to tanks and even military helicopters.
Operation Flashpoint opens with the player joining the neighbouring U.S.
force against the Soviets. It is a game of complete freedom with military
crisis situations to handle on your own initiative. Once you’re past the
mission briefing stage, it’s the player’s decision how the overall mission
or campaign is tackled.
Resistance creates an additional 100km2 island and casts the player as
Victor Troska, an experienced ex-Special Forces soldier. Having turned his
back on his military past, Troska has settled into a respectable civilian life
on the island of Nogova, a short distance from the main game’s three islands.
However, his situation changes when the Soviet force invades the island group
and destroys Troska’s idyllic dreams.
Reluctant at first to return to a conflict situation, he is forced to participate in,
and then lead, the ramshackle Resistance effort, which grows up in response
to the Soviet occupation of the island.
Throughout the closely linked missions, the overriding objectives include growing
your resistance force by gaining new recruits and gathering equipment, preserving
as many of your comrades as possible to build an army strong enough to repel the
Soviets. Combined, the main game and the prequel campaign, makes Operation
Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis the best military simulator for any platform and a true
must-have title for the Xbox gamer. It’s set to release this fall.