Win: A Copy Of Armed Assault

Our chums over at 505 Games have dropped us a line to say that they have five copies of Armed Assault to give away. For details on how to win, and a truly impressive ArmA video, click past the jump…

To enter, just email us the reason why you deserve cheering up via free simulated warfare, in no more than 30 words. The best reasons win the games. DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE POSTAL ADDRESS. I’m not going to chase up any more people who don’t include addresses. No postal address, no win. Okay? Okay.


  1. Rook says:

    Weird, I’d just downloaded the demo this weekend trying to figure out whether it was LAN worthy.
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  2. Simonio says:

    So, was it?

  3. Jarmo says:

    I recommend the Evolution mod for LAN play. Great co-operative fun. Liberate or destroy several cities on a large island. Success opens more equipment. From the M-16 assault rifle to an Abrams main tank in a few hours of elimination of opposing forces.

    We recently had a 10-hour, 8-man ArmA: Evolution LAN party and are already planning the next one. Addictive stuff.

  4. James G says:

    Did I miss the results of the T-shit compo? Or have they not be declared yet?

  5. AbyssUK says:

    I won clearly with my 5 minute mspaint effort….

  6. Wildbluesun says:

    Will you post the winning entries?

    They could be amusing…

  7. Jim Rossignol says:

    Only if they’re funny.

  8. James G says:

    Oh dear, I just noticed my somewhat unfortunate typo. It was completely unintentional, honest.

  9. Larington says:

    I picked up the gold edition of Armed Assault recently (With Queens Gambit, et al) and have to say in terms of difficulty, its a solid game. Even the training mission for helicopter pilotry was rather hard (Plus had a bug where the instructor would get confused and wouldn’t get into the chopper, I managed to kill him ‘cos of that once).

    Eventually I’m gonna have to give online play a try, ordering your squadmates around is um, not easy imho.

  10. SlappyBag says:

    I didn’t enjoy the demo, the AI in this is terrible and for a game that prides itself in being realistic and true to real warfare it is foolish. On one mission you have to blow up a bridge, your whole team runs off to some hill on the other side of town to leave you alone running amongst a number of tanks, because thats real.

    Project Reality is better imo for online pleh.

  11. Thiefsie says:

    I don’t remember ArmA having graphics anywhere near that good when I tried it at release?!?

  12. Pavel says:

    Whooa that’s one hell of a video.

    There isn’t enough Nine Inch Nails in game videos, dammit.Already downloading the High-Res version.

    Too bad I never played ArmA, but Flashpoint was great and I am looking forward to ArmA 2.

  13. Marcos Castrillon says:

    You have to give props to a game that allows you to, in order to destroy an enemy column, ambush them in the middle of a town with improvised car bombs, causing massive civilian casualties in the process.

    It is a very broken game, but it has massive balls.

  14. Marcin says:

    It’s broken in single player, but with a good scenario maker and a solid team of 20 or so, it’s the best tactical multiplayer game made.

    Of course, you have to have that solid group of 20, which is why I sold my copy to a clan-minded buddy. I’m about 80/20 single/multiplayer :/

    If you want to hook up with a dedicated and disciplined group, check out Shack Tactical; the guy running it is insanely dedicated.

  15. Willem says:

    I probably have a good enough reason to get this, but my PC isn’t powerful…actually, that’s a bad way of putting it. Let me rephrase: My PC is too weak to play it. :(

  16. Novack says:

    What happened with the World in Conflict “Better Tank”competition?

  17. cyrenic says:


    I got an email reply to my entry asking for my mailing address, so I’m jumping out on the assumption they chose the winners. Dunno if they ever intend on posting the winners or not.

  18. brian says:

    mmm, I’ve never known why comps insist on giving postal addresses for entries when they already have a contact channel via your email entry. Unless it’s to sell on of course…

    /makes a new tinfoil hat

  19. Dinger says:

    Dude, you can’t email a prize box.

  20. James T says:

    I wonder if ArmA would bluescreen my perfectly good modern system for no discernible reason, pleading an apparently non-existent IRQL error, like a certain fucking Operation Flashpoint

    Say, I wonder if that’s a legitimate ‘reason I deserve cheering up’… Money back please, Bohemia.

  21. jgreynemo says:

    Nine Inch Nails? + Operation Flashpoint (or arma…)?

    Oh hell yes.

    I’ve been making custom made user missions with NIN tracks for ages. Nothing beats the feeling of playing as part of a rag-tag group of irregular rebel forces fighting an invading superior mechanised and air-support fielded force (usually western) with Head Like a Hole (the Devo remix) blaring out in the background as you race away on foot from the oil wells you just blew up as part of a scorched earth mission.

    Good times, good times…

    Awesome music video btw.