Fans of highly-detailed multiplayer FPS games will be pleased to know that the Arma 2 Free Public Beta is now underway. For those of you who haven’t played it, Arma 2 bills itself as a “Tactical Shooter”: Think FPS, but with far more attention to realistic detail, and in this case the ability to command and lead a squad of AIs. There’s a lot more to it than that, of course – let’s have a look at some of what this version of the game offers:
Free military simulation – An authentic battlefield simulation,
including bullet ballistics, material penetration and much more.
Free armory – A comprehensive range of 300+ weapons, units and
fully-usable armed or unarmed vehicles across air, land and water
Free unique multiplayer – Multiplayer with large-scale maps for 50+
live players and hundreds of AI units. Supports a wide variety of MP
modes from co-op and PvP modes, to total mayhem!
Free dedicated servers – Both Linux and Windows OS dedicated server
support for users to host freely wherever and however they like even
to play together on the same retail game-servers.
Free creativity – Quick mission templates, a powerful, built-in, easy
to use SP/MP mission editor, and advanced scripting.
Quite a lot of stuff for a free game! Those interested should head on over to the Arma 2: Free website for more details.