Publisher:      Codemasters 

Developer:    Bohemia Interactive Studio

 Producer:       Codemasters

 Release Date:            November 2002

 Platform:        Xbox

 Age Rating:    TBC

 Genre:            1st & 3rd Person Action

 Game URL:   www.codemasters.com

Game Description:

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, the multiple game of the year award winner and world-wide number one PC hit is coming to Xbox. Operation Flashpoint offers the ultimate realistic war experience, which draws the player into a deeply believable military environment. For the first time in an action game, the player controls and commands not just soldiers and squads of all levels but also land, sea and air vehicles – both military and civilian – from cars, to APCs, to tanks and even military helicopters.

The scenario is modern warfare: It is 1985, in the midst of the Cold War, and Gorbachev has been elected to power bringing with him policies of glasnost and perestroika. However, resistance Soviet groups are opposed to the new wave and are refusing to serve the new regime in Moscow. One group has taken control of an island community, and is using it as an armed stronghold for the old order. Operation Flashpoint opens with the player joining the neighboring US force against the Soviets.

It is a game of complete freedom with military crisis situations to handle on your own initiative. Once past the mission briefing stage, it’s the player’s decision how the overall mission or campaign is tackled. This variety also allows players to dip in and out of all kinds of action gameplay from commanding a squad, to driving tanks, troop carriers, piloting a helicopter to taking on the role of a sniper.  Again, incredible detail unfolds in each role: A NATO sniper makes use of the US-standard M21 sniper rifle with its correct optical markings. However, if they relieve an immobilized Soviet sniper of his rifle, they will be faced with Soviet-standard optical markings through the sights – and they do work differently…

Additionally, a prequel campaign titled Resistance, which is set years before Operation Flashpoint’s Cold War Crisis, has been added.  Resistance creates an additional 100Km2 island and casts the player as Victor Troska, an experienced ex-Special Forces soldier forced to lead the ramshackle Resistance effort against the Soviets before the invasion of the Malden Islands.


·       True-to-life models and physics provide the most realistic combat experience to date in a console game

·       Gameplay offers two progressive mission-based campaigns along with stand alone single missions.

·       Advanced squad-management system enables players to efficiently issue orders to squad members.

·       1st and 3rd person views

·       Players control mobile, armored air and ground based military vehicles including the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter, A-10 Thunderbolt Jet, UAZ 469b Jeep, M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and SCUD Launcher

·       Real time lighting and weather, including accurate star constellations for navigation.

·      The open environment of the game is massive and you can go anywhere at anytime; you’re not limited to playing in mission-specific ‘walled’ areas.