ArmA 3 Still Looks Like 2012's Sexiest War Game

Call it Call of Duty fatigue, call it a longing appreciation for what Bohemia Interactive is doing with this series, but every time I see new footage from upcoming military sim ArmA 3 I get a little weaker around the knees.

Military shooters, done well, are a guilty pleasure of mine, being a child of 1980s action movies and all. But as series like Call of Duty become ever more linear and explosive, and as every other series tries to be more like Call of Duty, they become less about the wars they're set in and more about making music videos with guns in them.

So, ArmA 3! It's not like that. It's open world. It now has two islands, this "small" one (still around 19km2) and a main landmass that's 300km2 in size. Both are entirely open, and both will be home to a game that tries to properly simulate war, with instant death only ever a single stray bullet away.

Which is exciting, yeah, but it also helps the game looks gorgeous.


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        I hate you too wanker.

      Cool story bro

    i want this game, wonder if it will run at max on a gtx 580 and core i7 960

      Try out Arma 2 and see for yourself. As its a graphically orgeous game to look at as well, in fact all of BIS games have been top of the line for graphics when compared with how big the actual games are.

      Dude, gtx550 here and Bf3 runs High no problems. You will be fine.

        Poor comparison as even Arma 2 is more resource intensive than BF3. The scale of the game world and amount of NPC units (each with its own AI) is vast in comparison.

      Should be fine. There's an alpha coming after E3 which will provide you with an opportunity to test the performance (though the final product will most likely be more optimized).

    I just hope they optimize it for multi-core.

    This footage doesn't help a person decide if the game is good or not, at all.

      Indeed, most people get sucked into ArmA games by the graphics and scope but immediately leave once they see that to actually do the most simplest actions you have to learn a whole effing array of commands and hotkeys.

        Pity to the fool who is allergic to learning something new. Perhaps you will find it encouraging that Arma 3's UI and controls will be redesigned to be more accessible to mainstream gamers.

    Looks so realistic that you could probably convince a british newsstation that footage of this game was from an actual war.


    arma3 is colossal - its set on the island of lemnos - a 300km2 island located on the northern part of the aegean sea..and a smaller 19km2 island..this things huge !!

    Want Day Z on this.

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