Arma 3 is the third entry into the franchise developed by Bohemia Interactive, the creators of Operation Flashpoint. Arma 3 STEAM PC takes the fight to two semi-fictional islands on the Mediterranean, one of which is an enormous area hardly ever seen in the games of this genre. Master the complex controls, and guide your squad in the most complex military shooter franchise since Operation Flashpoint.
Massive gameplay area ARMA 3's gameplay area is divided into two large islands. While the smaller one is "just" 20 km2, the larger, Altis is a huge landmass, spanning 270 km2 of area. And it's not just empty space, either.
Both islands are filled with villages, forests, ruins, and many more, providing a diverse environment for all manners of military activity. The size of this playground allows the players to make a kilometer-long sniper shots if only they are skilled enough, coordinate military maneuvers, or just travel and revel in the environments created by Bohemia Interactive. Complex ARMA 3 gameplay ARMA 3 is not a game you can play casually.
Between the large number of different available equipment pieces and a complex control scheme, ARMA 3 takes a long while to master. And achieving mastery in handling all the systems in the game is a reward in itself, even before crushing your opponents in an effort coordinated between dozens of other players. Do you have the patience to learn the functions of every key and command? The game is not going to hold your hand at any point.
You are on your own. Fully-fledged campaign ARMA 3 story is divided into three chapters, each focusing on a different key aspect of success. The episode names are Survive, Adapt, and Win, and take the protagonist Corporal Ben Kerry from a regular soldier following orders, to a leader of his own squad.
Take part in a conflict between NATO and CSAT (Canton-Protocol Strategic Alliance Treaty) and help resolve the conflict which tore the Altis and Stratis islands apart, driving thousands of inhabitants from their homes. Endless multiplayer content Thanks to a seamless Steam Workshop integration, ARMA 3 players have instant access to thousands of various modifications created by the community. Thousands of new missions, new vehicles, more weapons.
All of it makes ARMA 3 a continuous experience and makes sure the game stays fresh. Moreover there are no limits to the maximum number of players, letting you engage in battles larger than in any other similar game.
Arma 3 is an improvement over the previous ones, but the game still suffers from clunky interface and lackluster AI. For an Arma fan like myself, though, it is the best Arma so far. [Oct 2013]
A significant step forward for the king of military simulation offset by inconsistent graphical performance.
Modernized, polished and friendlier, selling its strong points while remaining basically the same. The lack of a radical difference is not really a problem. [Issue#234]
Arma 3 makes big steps forward with a huge world and more vehicles and weapons. This time around its trump card is Steam workshop integration though, making downloading mods effortless. A smart move by Bohemia Interactive because it are those mods that will give Arma 3 its long lifespan. Unfortunately Arma 3 is quite inaccessible and doesn't seem to grow along with modern game design on certain fronts. Space time and perseverance are your best friends here, until Bohemia's support starts paying off.
Arma 3 seems to have a lot to offer in terms of multiplayer, but still not so much for the player looking to the single player experience.
Arma 3 demands much of the player's ability, forcing him to make the best possible experience. It is the player who has to entertain itself using the tools that Bohemia Interactive provided.
When it clicks, the game is second-to-none which is why I’ll continue to play despite its many issues. With no campaign, spotty multiplayer, and poor canned scenarios, Arma III just isn’t a complete product at this time.
December 4, 2018
Arma 3: Warlords free mode is now available. Read more
June 15, 2018
Bohemia Interactive will add new content to Arma 3 until 2019. Read more
August 11, 2017
Join a new humanitarian faction in Arma 3's Laws of War DLC in September. Read more
June 23, 2017
Arma 3 gets a new free update with a new map and a multiplayer called Combat Patrol. Watch video