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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 neighbouring US force against the Soviets.


Dead before hearing the gunfire? Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is the total conflict simulator. Everything happens for real, including the speed of sound. If the bullet is faster, anticipate a silent death.

As the ultimate war experience, the game immerses players in highly realistic Cold War military situations. For the first time in an action game, players control and command not just squads and soldiers of all levels but also land, sea and air vehicles. Both military and civilian, players have access to cars, APCs, tanks and even military helicopters.

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis delivers complete freedom for players to handle military crisis situations using their own initiative. After passing the mission briefing stage, players must decide how to tackle an overall mission or campaign. The open environment of the game is massive, allowing exploration anywhere at any time. Players are not limited to playing in mission-specific walled areas.

This variety also allows players to dip in and out of all kinds of game play, whether commanding a squad, driving tanks, transporting troops, piloting a helicopter or taking on the role of a sniper.


  • Try what it takes to be a soldier in war: Accurately modeled U.S. and Soviet Cold War gear available
  • Drive and fly over 30 authentic vehicles and aircraft: Complete infantry, mobile, armor and aircraft in one single tactical game with full immersion
  • Command squads of troops: Commanding of up to 12 units with plenty of tactical and strategic options
  • Play the enthralling campaign or solo missions: Using stealth, tactics or all-out-assault to combat your enemies
  • Explore sprawling 100km2 battlezones: Large-scale, highly accurate and detailed 3D environment with accurate visual representation of modern military
  • Create your own mission and scenarios: Built-in, full featured mission editor
  • Multiplayer combat over LAN and Internet: Full support of commanding options, all types of units and weapons

Hardware Requirements

Windows 95/98/ME or 2000
Intel Pentium II 400 CPU
64Mb RAM
450Mb Hard Disk Space
16 bit DirectX compatible soundcard
8X Speed CD-ROM Drive
Compatible 3D graphics card with 16Mb RAM (8Mb if using a Voodoo2)

Recommended Requirements:
Windows 95/98/ME or 2000
Intel Pentium III 600 CPU or better
128Mb RAM
450Mb Hard Disk Space
16 bit DirectX compatible soundcard
24X Speed CD-ROM Drive
Compatible 3D graphics card with 32Mb RAM

Editor's Note:

Previously known as Flashpoint 1985: Status Quo.

Added on: August 02, 2000

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Dec 29, 04 12:07pm

Just look at good/bad. The expansion packs to this game make it all the better.

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Mar 16, 03 2:46pm

I didn't really get to play it, but from the looks of it when my Father played it...

New York – August 28, 2002 – UK-based publishing giant, Codemasters, will launch the ultimate Operation Flashpoint... posted Aug 28, 02 9:02pm

Jul 27, 02 10:26am

I have compulsively played this game for a month now. I have made scenerios with the...

Jul 08, 02 6:47pm

This is the kind of game that is so cool to play that you dont want to use cheats....

May 10, 02 3:12pm

Alright so first off, what right do I have to review this game. First I'm an Army...

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Codemasters announced yesterday a new Operation Flashpoint pack complete with all new supplies for the transatlantic... posted Oct 26, 01 7:17pm

Oct 24, 01 8:14am

U have to buy it .

Oct 11, 01 4:16pm

Good graphics, good gameplay, but it may be hard to get the hang of at first....

Oct 02, 01 10:05am

This is an all round good game, if you liked Delta Force you will LOVE this game! Also...

Codemasters announced yesterday an add-on pack for Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, titled Operation... posted Sep 26, 01 7:34pm

Sep 09, 01 1:43pm

I'm not sure why so many people are so impressed with this game and its scope which...

Sep 08, 01 6:03am

two shot's dead not one

Sep 03, 01 11:36pm

Although this game rocks hardcore as compared to Delta Force Land Warrior,it does need...

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