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.

The game features a player-driven, branching campaign in which your actions have consequences. You can choose to win the hearts and minds of the warring factions inside Chernarus, or play them off against one another. Your choices will shape the future country allowing you to ultimately decide which faction (if any) survives to rule.

ARMA 2 has a vast array of military hardware at the players disposal, 73 modern weapons, 167 vehicle variants in the air, on land and at sea all modelled on after the real world counterparts. The game world will feature real-time day/night cycle.

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13 comments by Henley on Aug 28th, 2011

ARMA 2 has found a new home on Desura! Along with it's expansions and mod support in the near future there is no reason not to dive into the worlds best military simulator!


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.


ARMA 2: British Armed Forces

Two months after the Allied military victory in Takistan, the new government is restoring the war-torn country. NATO forces assisting in this effort face the threat of insurgency, waged by the remnants of the defeated Takistani army in the mountaineous regions of Takistan. Company team of British paratroopers patrolling the treacherous mountains in Zargabad's vicinity is ordered to battle the amassing guerilla warriors.


ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead

Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma 2, a new flashpoint explodes in the Green Sea Region. Coalition forces led by the US Army are deployed to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties.


ARMA 2: Private Military Company

Private military contractors shoulder the burden of the increased workload, with competition rising between the multinational organisations for lucrative security contracts. Private Military Company, ION, Inc. successfully bid for a contract - codenamed Black Gauntlet - to provide security for a UN investigation team as they seek to piece together information regarding Takistan's abandoned nuclear weapons programme.


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ARMA 2 Free2Play Manual

ARMA 2 Free2Play Manual

Sep 5, 2011 Guides 5 comments

The 27th Marine Expeditionary Unit of the USMC have been deployed to the post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus: a small country chained to the threat of an...

ArmA MOD Launcher

ArmA MOD Launcher

Jul 22, 2011 Other 0 comments

Small application for managing MODs created for games Operation Flashpoint, ArmA:Armed Assault (Combat Operations) and ArmA2.

A2cPBO User Interface

A2cPBO User Interface

Jul 22, 2011 Other 0 comments

User Interface application for extracting/packing tool cPBO created by Kegetys.

A2TH Editor Lite

A2TH Editor Lite

Jul 22, 2011 Other 0 comments

Small application for generating of complex command taskHint in games Arma2 and Arma2:Operation Arrowhead (or Arma2:Combined Operations). With this you...

A2W Converter

A2W Converter

Jul 14, 2011 Audio Tool 0 comments

Smart sound converter for audio files used in missions in game ArmA2.

A2B Editor

A2B Editor

Jul 14, 2011 Other 1 comment

Smart SQF editor especially designed for creating briefings in the game ArmA2.

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RockerFox Oct 2 2009, 8:21pm says:

i played the demo but meh. The immersion is there with the weapons, locals, tanks, aircraft, even the parachute. Here is where it started to lose points with me. one big problem was that some control concepts are screwed. i tried to look to the left in a Humvee and it thought i wanted to go left...right into a tree(idk if its an option to turn that off, didn't play it for to long). The next big part was that the realism kept jumping up and waving its arms in front of the fun with the base building stuff (which i didn't even get into) and some concepts being very non user friendly. Now you could say its lazy on my part that i didn't go through the like 150 god dammed commands (yes i mean with shared stuff to) and bind a key that i liked to every one but hey i guess I'm one of those people that thinks its wrong to spend an hour binding keys when I'm only going to get 30 min of fun out of it. I think its just because its way to realistic for it's own good. but hey if you like it don't even respond to this unless you have a niggling little doubt in the back of your mind that's going "your not having as much fun as you think you are" and it wont go away no mater what you do.

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[cB]Fireball Feb 23 2011, 2:14am replied:

Guys take some time to research the different key bindings - they might seem complex at first, but after a while you know what you need and this is for example Freelook, by default on ALT so you have the possibility to look around while driving or while running into one direction. If you want to go deeper in immersion use something like TrackIR (check YT for vids on it). Also, even if it takes you one hour to figure out which binds you really need and which rather not - I had hours and hours of fun with A2/OA.

If you don't have fun by what you doing, do something else, and even within the same game, that's not so hard, look around what's played the most and choose among it - I can recommend Insurgency (the user-made mission, not a mod), Warfare and Domination/Evo.

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Phisher Sep 23 2009, 11:10pm says:

I have to say, for anyone who likes modding and creating game stuff, Arma2 with its outstanding editor/mission builder is a dream. I've been addicted to it for a couple months now, and I plan to use it for my annual 1-week class on modding in the spring.

Does it have any flaws? Sure, but the engine is really very solid, having gone through two previous (major) generations already in Operation Flashpoint and Armed Assault.

The editor can be used at the "wizard" level which totally holds your hand. And you can move up to the normal editor, using only basic functions, and if/when you want, you can move up to using bits of code for triggers and in units' initializations, then go all the way to writing whole scripts that are called when/how you want. It's awesome.

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Gleny2416 Aug 20 2009, 9:35am says:

So, the Call Of Duty Games, The Halo Games, the Ghost Recon Series, The Brothers in Arms Series and the Newest Battlefield games aren't on Console?

@ Borna911

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bigtom11 Aug 7 2009, 3:28pm says:

The Missions are buggy as hell... Perfecto game, when does patch 1.43 come out again?

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DedMustDie Jul 16 2009, 5:05am says:

In my opinion, game is really great. It works fine on my old E4500 with high settings. But I have few problems with this game.
1) Finding enemies is a true pain to me. I can't see them in their camo.
(Ok, it's realism)
2) Controls. They're not good, too many buttons. Well, you know.

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mackan4762 Aug 21 2009, 7:11pm replied:

wait how do you get nice fps when i on a amd 5200x2 3 gb ram and geforce 9600 do not get any good fps on high settnings :O

1: yes its truley a hard pain to search for enimes when they are in the woods
2. the controls are also a pain in the as and hard to figure out to

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Mavis130 Jul 12 2009, 10:54am says:

Are you f---ing kidding me! Why the hell is this game listed as "Armed Assault"?!?!?! The ******* title is "ArmA 2" (why does everyone make the mistake... I mean even "ArmA: Armed Assault" has ArmA in it...)

It is a great game though, I know Bohemia would do a good job, I mean they made VBS (virtual battlespace), that training software, which is used by many armed forces around the planet, so it seems impossible for them to not make a good military game.

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Henley Jul 15 2009, 2:21am replied:

Chill out man

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yaik7a Jul 9 2009, 9:19am says:

Will Some One make a mod that lets as play as any side we what

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Shirk Jul 8 2009, 6:18am says:

The voice acting was terrible and there were about 250 different controls that made this game confusing. The rag dolls wernt very good, But the graphics were awesome and so where the vehicals.

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Highest Rated (10 agree) 8/10

It's a great military simulator, but it has some very annoying bugs (especially in multiplayer), it feels unfinished and the amount of content which comes with the game is laughable (especially the amount of missions). It almost feels like I'm buying a game engine and must make the actual game myself. The developer, BIS, has some nice community support - although the game had a lot of bugs in the release version, I can really trust BIS and be sure that the bugs will be fixed by patches. Bohemia…

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