Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising


7 out of 10

This is probably the most realistic shooter you’ll play on the xbox. Having tried the original on the PC and its brethern ArmA (and loving them) it was hard to think how this would transfer to the xbox. They did a good job.

However, this also has to be the most frustrating game I’ve played since back in the old spectrum games. This games is an exercise in masochism and absolutely can’t just be played for enjoyment. Finishing this game became a mission, regularly playing the same five minutes over and over.

I suppose the best advice would be to come at this game knowing what to expect. If you want a real tough fight then play this. If you want a fun shooter play Call of Duty. If you want something in the middle play Bad Company 2.