Arma (series)

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Genre(s)Military simulation, tactical shooter
Developer(s)Bohemia Interactive
Black Element Software (DLC and support)
Publisher(s)Bohemia Interactive
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Xbox Series X/S
First releaseARMA: Armed Assault
November 10, 2006
Latest releaseARMA Reforger
May 17, 2022

Arma (stylized as ARMA) is a series of first-person tactical military shooters, developed by Czech studio Bohemia Interactive and originally released for Microsoft Windows. It features large elements of realism and simulation; a blend of large-scale military conflict spread across large areas alongside the more close quartered battles. The series were originally conceived as a spiritual successor to Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, after Bohemia Interactive lost the Intellectual rights to the series.[1] The first game was released in 2006 and the most recent in 2022. Later games have been released on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.


Release timeline
2006ARMA: Armed Assault
2007ARMA: Queen's Gambit
2009ARMA 2
2010ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead
ARMA 2: British Armed Forces
ARMA 2: Private Military Company
2011ARMA: Cold War Assault
ARMA 2: Firing Range
2012ARMA 2: Army of the Czech Republic
2013ARMA Tactics
2014ARMA 3: Zeus
ARMA 3: Karts
ARMA 3: Helicopters
2015ARMA 3: Marksmen
2016ARMA Mobile Ops
ARMA 3: Apex Expansion
2017ARMA 3: Jets
ARMA 3: Malden 2035
ARMA 3: Laws of War
ARMA 3: Tac-Ops Mission Pack
2018ARMA 3: Tanks
2019ARMA 3: Creator DLC: Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany
ARMA 3: Contact
2021ARMA 3: Creator DLC: SOG - Prairie Fire
2022ARMA Reforger

ARMA: Armed Assault[edit]

ARMA: Armed Assault, known as ARMA: Combat Operations in the United States, is the first ARMA game, released for Microsoft Windows in November 2006 (Czech Republic/Germany), February 2007 (Europe) and May 2007 (U.S.) using the Real Virtuality 2.

ARMA: Queen's Gambit[edit]

Queen's Gambit is downloadable content for Armed Assault; it was released in September 2007 (EU) using the Real Virtuality.

ARMA 2[edit]

ARMA 2 is the second full ARMA game, released for Microsoft Windows and released in June 2009 using the Real Virtuality game engine. The mod DayZ was released on this title, which requires the other standalone game title Operation Arrowhead.

ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead[edit]

ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead is a standalone game for Microsoft Windows, released in June 2010 with the Real Virtuality 3 game engine.

ARMA 2: Reinforcements[edit]

Reinforcements is a standalone expansion of the original ARMA 2. It includes the downloadable content ARMA 2: British Armed Forces and ARMA 2: Private Military Company which can be purchased for any standalone ARMA 2 title.

ARMA: Cold War Assault[edit]

In June 2011, Bohemia Interactive re-released Operation Flashpoint as ARMA: Cold War Assault, as Codemasters retain the rights to the Operation Flashpoint trademark. Owners of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and the Game of the Year Edition may download and install the latest patch for free, and the game is available for purchase via a number of digital distribution channels. This release does not include the Red Hammer expansion, which was developed by Codemasters. The game uses the same engine, Real Virtuality, as the military simulator VBS1.

ARMA 2: Firing Range[edit]

ARMA 2: Firing Range is a standalone for Android and iOS and was released in July 2011.

ARMA Tactics[edit]

ARMA Tactics is a standalone game for Nvidia Shield and other Android devices with Nvidia Tegra3 and Tegra4. It was released in May 2013 using the Unity game engine.[2]

ARMA 3[edit]

ARMA 3 is a standalone game for Microsoft Windows, released on September 12, 2013, using the Real Virtuality 4 game engine. It was first open to the public on March 5 using Steam's Early Access program. In late 2015 – early 2016 it was also released for Linux and Mac in an earlier version, aiming to catch up with the main Windows version later.

Arma Mobile Ops[edit]

ArmA Mobile OPS is a standalone title for Android and iOS. It was released in June 2016.[3]

ARMA Reforger[edit]

Released in 2022 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S, ARMA Reforger is a standalone preview game in the Enfusion engine for ARMA 4.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bohemia Wiki: Is ArmA the sequel to OFP? What is Game 2? Archived 2008-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "ARMA Tactics engine".
  3. ^ Funnell, Rob (13 June 2016). "'Arma Mobile Ops' Soft Launches in New Zealand on the App Store". TouchArcade. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ Park, Morgan (2022-05-17). "Arma Reforger is a $30 appetizer for Arma 4, and it's out today". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2022-05-22.

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