Despite the issues we encountered, we have to admit that Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is a stunning game. Its attention to detail is nothing short of spectacular and truly captures the intensity of modern combat. The game also forces players to think of plans instead of running in, guns blazing, although the ability to call down artillery fire doesn't hurt either. Lastly, the humongous open world is truly a remarkable achievement. The AI's inability to look after itself, combined with a number of other quirks, tried our patience, but the game really comes to life in cooperative mode. There are few games that compete with Operation Flashpoint in reproducing the high level of realism. If you've got friends to watch your back, or willing to chance things with strangers, then it would be difficult to find a game that rivals Dragon Rising.