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!
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.