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ArmA: Cold War Assault
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Developer Bohemia Interactive
Publisher Codemasters (initial)
Bohemia Interactive
Platforms PC
Release dates July 22, 2001 (initial)
July 13, 2011 (update)

ArmA: Cold War Assault (also known as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis) is the first game in the ArmA series.

Overview

Formerly known as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, Cold War Assault is an official re-release of the original game by Bohemia Interactive.

It is also bundled with and integrates the content of the Resistance expansion pack. It does not include the content from the Red Hammer expansion, which was not developed by Bohemia Interactive but rather by Codemasters.

Plot

Cold War Assault's two main campaigns take place in 1982 and 1985 (respectively) at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. ​The primary plot follows the occupation of three fictional islands by rogue Soviet forces, with a collection of NATO forces and resistance movements trying to retake them.

Resistance

Main article: Resistance (campaign)

A prequel to Cold War Crisis and chronologically the first campaign in the entire series, Resistance follows the story of main protagonist Victor Troska, as he eventually assumes command of the guerilla partisan movement on the island of Nogova in order to drive out its Soviet oppressors.

Cold War Crisis

Main article: Cold War Crisis (campaign)

Three years after the events of Resistance, Cold War Crisis has players take control of David Armstrong, James Gastovski, Robert Hammer, and Sam Nichols, as they work alongside other U.S.-led NATO forces stationed on the island of Malden in order to liberate Everon from Soviet troops.

NOTE: The Red Hammer campaign is NOT included as part of Cold War Assault due to being a non-official product. All events related to it are deemed as non-canon in the official timeline.

Gameplay

As the first game in the series, ArmA: Cold War Assault sets the standard of gameplay that would be featured in all subsequent titles. The player can switch between third person and first person camera view modes, and many vehicles including tanks, cars, helicopters, and boats, can be driven in the game.

ArmA: Cold War Assault can be played in both single and online multiplayer. It also features a mission editor that players can use to create anything from single-mission scenarios to full blown custom campaigns.

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Vehicles


Requirements

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
OS Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
PROCESSOR Intel Pentium II 400 MHz Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
OR
AMD Athlon 700 MHz
GRAPHICS DirectX 8.0 compatible 3D card DirectX 9.0 compatible 3D card
GPU MEMORY 16 MB 32 MB
DirectX® 8.1 9.0c
RAM 128 MB 1 GB
HARD DRIVE 800 MB free space 1 GB free space
AUDIO OpenAL sound compatible audiocard (DirectX via compatibility switch) OpenAL sound compatible audiocard (DirectX via compatibility switch)
OTHER Internet connection and free Steam account to activate Internet connection and free Steam account to activate

Accurate as of January 2017

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Trivia

  • Cold War Assault was initially released as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and received two more expansion packs in the form of Resistance and Red Hammer.
    • The Red Hammer expansion was not developed by Bohemia Interactive. It was instead made and published separately by Codemasters following a fall out between the two companies.
    • Aside from the Red Hammer expansion, both Cold War Crisis and Resistance were bundled together and were eventually renamed and re-released in 2011 by Bohemia Interactive itself, now re-titled as ArmA: Cold War Assault.
    • Previous owners of the game were presented with the opportunity to (freely) upgrade their existing copies of Cold War Crisis into Cold War Assault instead through Patch 1.99.

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