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'Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PST

Operation Flashpoint for personal computers has won universal acclaim for its realistic simulation of military conflict situations on the PC, even to the extent where the game's technology has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps to use as a special combat training application called VBS1 (Virtual BattleField System) and it's now heading to consoles. Read more for details and some Xbox screens ...

In this customized version of the original multi-award wining PC title, gamers are caught in the grips of the Cold War, where a new Soviet regime led by Mikhail Gorbachev, polarizes the political and social ideologies of the country. Having seized control of an island community, underground resistance groups have mobilized in opposition to the new policies of perstroika and glasnost. The new Soviet government, unable to fight the resistance, calls upon NATO to act as a peacekeeping force and help restore order to the region. NATO responds with Operation Flashpoint. Players assume the role of a NATO private and work their way up the ranks in a variety of missions that range from lone-wolf stealth style missions to eventually commanding a squad and carrying out massive assaults.. Additionally, a prequel campaign titled Resistance, which is set years before Operation Flashpoint’s Cold War Crisis, has been added. Resistance creates an additional 100KM2 island and casts the players as Victor Troska, an experienced ex-Special Forces soldier that is forced to lead the ramshackle Resistance effort against the Soviets before NATO becomes involved.

Features :

  • Gameplay offers both a progressive mission-based campaign and a full mission editor
  • Advanced squad-management system enables players to efficiently issue orders to squad members
  • True-to-life models and physics provide the most realistic combat experience to date in a console game
  • Built in featured mission editor allows gamers to create and share missions and campaigns
  • 1st and 3rd person views
  • Players control mobile, armored air and ground based military vehicles including the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter, A-10 Thunderbolt Jet, UAZ 469b Jeep, M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and SCUD Launcher
  • Real time lighting and weather, including accurate star constellations for navigation
  • A prequel campaign that takes place years before the Cold War Crisis hits, that features a new island and casts the players as an ex-Special Forces soldier

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