Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis - Multiplayer Demo
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Rising received its fair share of praise and critical acclaim back when it was released, due to the fact that it portrayed the battlefield conditions very accurately and it gave the players almost complete freedom when it came to the tactics used during the scenarios. Moreover, the military even transformed the game in a simulator to train the troops, since it got so many things right and the technology was very simple to re-imagine as something else.
A comprehensive tactical shooter experience
This package represents the multiplayer component of the game, but it wouldn’t be quite fair to talk about it without mentioning the mechanics that sit at the core of the singleplayer mode as well, especially since many of them translate into multiplayer too. Thus, in case you are not familiar with the title, it is basically a textbook tactical FPS, which means that it has less shooting and more tactics than your regular action flick, much like a real conflict.
In essence, the emphasis is put on teamwork and the ability of a handful of men to coordinate themselves in order to accomplish a variety of objectives, such as rescuing hostages, destroying objectives or simply eliminating various targets. Bullets are not to be trifled with, there is no “bloody screen” to save you when you get shot and the AI is always on point, which means that you cannot get away with faulty tactics just because your aim is impeccable.
Plenty of multiplayer modes to enjoy
If you finish the singleplayer campaign and you ache to put your skills into practice along other human opponents, the game also provides you with a multiplayer component, as long as more than enough modes to switch between whenever you get bored. Whether you are in the mood for a good-old deathmatch, or you want to engage in a classic game of capture the flag, you just have to search for a server matching your criteria, or create your own.
There are also some unique modes as well, such as Domination, which asks the two teams to fight over the control of a certain zone using any means necessary. Demolition is yet another one, although it requires one team to protect an objective and the other to destroy. They may not be too original or groundbreaking, but they can give you a break from the usual deathmatch chaos whenever you feel like it.
A pleasant and rewarding experience
In the end, Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Rising has everything a multiplayer shooter might possibly want: huge maps, vehicles, a solid tactical approach and plenty of weapons to satisfy any need. Moreover, the teamplay is more than vital in multiplayer as well, since death is just as easy to come by if you are not careful.