FPS franchises compared to movies

Operation Flashpoint/ARMA = Black Hawk Down

Even though unrealistic yet fun twitch shooters like Modern Warfare are the ones raking in the gamer dollars, there are a few games out there that are designed to be warfare simulators. In games like Armed Assault and the Operation Flashpoint series there is a much higher emphasis on tactics, clever utilization of cover and most importantly, staying alert. Nothing helps you stay alert like an uneventful jog interrupted by a bullet to the head from 200m away. This realistic depiction of warfare is as much of a contrast from games like Modern Warfare as Black Hawk Down is from the cheesy action movies of the 1980s, despite Eric Bana being badass.

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