: : : : : Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

Editor's Note:

Previously known as Flashpoint 1985: Status Quo.

Added on: August 02, 2000


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

Forum Posts


Operation Flashpoint: GotY Edition Announced

Game of the Year Edition delivers Cold War Crisis, Red Hammer, Resistance and all upgrades

Aug 28, 2002, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Gold Edition of Operation Flashpoint Announced

Operation Flashpoint meant for "new recruits"

Oct 26, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Operation Flashpoint: Red Hammer Announced

"Better red than dead", says Codemasters

Sep 26, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Operation Flashpoint Ships

Operation Flashpoint, Codemasters’ highly anticipated, tactical military action game, began shipping today to retail outlets nationwide.

Aug 28, 2001, by Peter Judson | 0 comments
Operation: Flashpoint Gold

US Version of Bohemia Interactive's OFP is gold

Aug 20, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Operation Flashpoint Battles Piracy

Codemasters' upcoming 3D tactical game to incorporate new software protection system

Jun 08, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments

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Jul 6, 05 7:51am
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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...

Jul 27, 02 10:26am

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

Jul 8, 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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Release Dates
  • North America: Aug 30, 2001
  • Japan: Jun 22, 2001
  • Europe: Jun 22, 2001
  • Australia: Jun 22, 2001
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