In 2009 the fictional post-soviet country of Chernarus is ravaged by civil war. For two crippling years, conflict has raged... Players explore this volatile world with Force Recon Razor Team, part of a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit. The 27th MEU are deployed to Northern Chernarus on a peacekeeping mission with a mandate to prevent further civilian casualties and promote political stability. ARMA 2 is based on the latest generation technology. It offers a uniquely vast game world, authentic and extremely detailed modern units, weapons, vehicles and environments. The branching, player-driven campaign can be played solo, or cooperatively and is accompanied by a huge range of single and multiplayer game modes. ARMA 2 is a hardcore military simulator that allows the player to carry out the many different roles of a soldier in combat zones. Its campaign takes place in the 225 square-kilometre fictional ex-soviet state of Chernarus where a bloody conflict is taking place.

Post news Report content RSS feed ARMA 2 Free2Play released

So if you have not had the opportunity to play ARMA 2 - a massive scale, realistic FPS, we've got the F2P version available right now via Desura.

Posted by INtense! on Aug 21st, 2011

The good folks at Bohemia, announced the F2P release of ARMA2 at E3 this year and we've been working with them ever since to get one of our favorites up on Desura. With truly unrivaled scale and gameplay possibilities. Arma 2: Free serves up almost everything offered by the original Arma 2 - and is the '13th best PC game of all time', according to North American PC Gamer.

The free version is no different from the original (which retails for 19.99), just minus the campaign, HD graphics and support for user-made addons and mods. While the mods are a big miss (as they have a huge collection here on ModDB), you can always upgrade down the road. Here is the official release:


Bohemia wrote:Create your own custom-built scenarios or deploy a massive selection of missions and game-modes made by others. No micro-transactions, no hidden costs, just the same epic terrain and huge variety of equipment! This is Arma 2 Free - virtual war without the training wheels. Arma 2: Free to download, free to play, free to share, free to host, free to create... free to play redefined!

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Arma 2: Free is fully compatible with user-made missions, campaigns and multiplayer modes originally created for Arma 2, as well as being multiplayer compatible with the full Arma 2 providing no user-made addons or mods are used.

And with Arma 3 on the horizon, it's time to sharpen your skills and cut your teeth in the Arma battlefield. To jump into the action this weekend, just click the link above and Desura will take care of the rest.

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Eye_of_Sauron Aug 22 2011 says:

Is the mission creator thing in this? Also, in multiplayer can you be any of the factions? (I wanna be Russians :P)

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Dwarden Creator
Dwarden Aug 22 2011 replied:

mission editor is part of the Free edition

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DarkMajor21 Aug 22 2011 says:

is there any other way to get this Desusa does not worl. :(

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Dwarden Creator
Dwarden Aug 23 2011 replied:

use the activate button , update to Desura will be available today

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Technodude010 Aug 29 2011 says:

lol when i saw "Chernarus" i laughed hard
since Belarus is white-russia chernarus kinda means black-russia

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Chompster Aug 30 2011 says:

the whole no HD graphics really doesnt bother me, at least ill get to play the game.

but is the difference very noticeable?

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AllenZakiv_Blackwell Feb 19 2012 says:

so you can still make your own missions on the free version or do you need to buy the original version?

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MrBinary Apr 23 2013 says:

It's only a matter of time before someone figures out how to get DayZ to work with this F2P version.

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