Feeds
70%
Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Operation Flashpoint 2: Red River

Strategic manœuvres

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Conflict zone

Notwithstanding its puerile narrative, Red River presents a more cerebral approximation of conflict than most other games. The campaign's ten hour-long missions are broken up into enclosed engagements, interposed with hikes across huge terrains and lengthy transports in troop helicopters and open-top Humvees.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Red sky at night, sniper's delight

Firefights often take place at considerable range, but are nonetheless deadly. Just a few bullets can kill, and you can bleed out from minor wounds if left untreated. But while single bullets can kill enemies, it takes many more to find your mark, with red-dot sights and magnified scopes offering a more authentic guide to bullet trajectories than the lethal cursors of the blockbuster FPSs.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Second sight

Once again, gameplay is divided between standard FPS gunplay and tactical command of your four-man fireteam, which consists of a Rifleman, Scout, Grenadier, and the LMG-toting Automatic Rifleman. Your squad isn't just there to make up the numbers, though.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Night stalker

Red River's AI might be erratic at times, with enemies occasionally facing the wrong way or standing motionless in the middle of a road, but you'll need precise co-ordination of your squad to combat an enemy that generally uses cover and flanking well, and often ambushes you from the most unexpected places.

Boost IT visibility and business value

Next page: Firing squad

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.