"Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has proven one thing: I would not last long in a modern war. Not only would I die quickly, I'd die in embarrassing ways. Nobody remembers the heroics of the soldier that stuck his head up in the midst of a hail of gunfire or the idiot that ran out into the open field without checking for enemies on the perimeter. Keep your head down. Keep your adrenaline in check. These are the lessons you'll have to take to heart if you want to survive on the battlefield; in real life or in Operation Flashpoint."
Presentation - 5.0
Don't come looking for bells and whistles, or even any cutscenes introducing a level.
Graphics - 8.5
On a good PC, this is one fine looking game.
Sound - 6.0
Rarely will the gunfire or explosions pack the punch you'd expect. The voice acting could be a lot better.
Gameplay - 8.0
Unique, realistic, and fun. The hardcore will have a ball. The AI could be a lot better.
Lasting Appeal 8.5
The open nature of the quests and co-op play offer great replayability.