NZGamer writes: "Playing games like Call of Duty must do wonders for the recruiting numbers for armies around the world. Running around at full pace and slaughtering a dozen men with a single clip of ammunition certainly is fun… but then again, war shouldn't be fun. It's a matter of survival.
This is where Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising steps in. Getting through this game is tiring and a huge amount of work. Often you'll just want to run with your head as close to the ground as possible and find places to hide. You'll panic and start shooting at trees. You'll also end up just ordering your own men into the fray to stay alive. I'm pretty certain this is what war is really all about."