ARMA 3

ARMA 3

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ARMA 3 is an open-world military tactical shooter video game. ARMA 3's storyline takes place in the mid-2030s during the fictional Operation Magnitude, a military operation launched by NATO forces fighting in Europe against "Eastern armies" referred to as CSAT (Canton-Protocol Strategic Alliance Treaty) led by a resurgent Iran with a coalition of other Middle Eastern and Asian nations.

NATO forces deployed to islands of the Aegean Sea are trying to hold off a massive CSAT's offensive from the east. During the singleplayer campaign, the player takes on the role of a US Army soldier, Corporal Ben Kerry. Initially, the player must survive on his own after friendly forces are defeated in a failed NATO operation. During the campaign, the player will face everything from lone wolf infiltration missions to the commanding of large scale armored operations. The player will be able to choose different objectives and weaponry (such as UAVs, artillery, and air support) according to their play style. wikipedia

  • The experimental beta ports have several significant limitations. Please review them before you use the ports, but especially before you purchase the game specifically for one of the port platforms!
    Development blog
  • This game can currently not be purchased for Linux, but if you purchased the Windows retail version of Arma 3 you will be able to install it on Linux.
Minimum system requirements: 

Steam
OS Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64-bit or Mint 17.1 64-bit or similar Linux distribution
PROCESSOR Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz or AMD FX 8350 4 GHz
GRAPHICS OpenGL 4.1 compliant graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 or AMD HD 7850)
GPU MEMORY 1 GB
RAM 4 GB
HARD DRIVE 15 GB free space

Comments

And yet another game that might or might not run on GNU/Linux

lgdb the free advertising ground for commercial titles welcomes the newest adition of games that you can pay good money for to
maybe aquire a binary that has the possibility to run on your machine in the future.

;) I agree, it would be great if lgdb gets payed for posting the games, but sadly thats not the case. There are games that will never see a working version and to my personal dismay ARMA 3 will likely be one of them, but i don't share your opinion that lgdb is listing too many and too frequent.

> that you can pay good money for

well I'm ready to pay for a good story since that is something that open source games can't offer, so as long I get a DRM-free version I'll will be a loyal customer ;)

>to maybe aquire a binary that has the possibility to run on your machine in the future.

not really different than a new gcc version that breaks all build scripts...

anyway my 15 year old loki games still run fine, and the most of my commercial games are adventure games with nearly zero replay value