Arma (series)

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Genre(s)Military simulation, tactical shooter
Developer(s)Bohemia Interactive
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 (sometimes stylized as ARMA) is a series of first- and third-person military tactical shooters developed by Czech game developer Bohemia Interactive and originally released for Microsoft Windows. The series centers around realistic depictions of modern warfare from various perspectives. Arma was 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 installment was released in 2006 and the most recent in 2022.


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
Arma 3
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
Arma 3: Creator DLC: Western Sahara
2022Arma Reforger

Arma: Armed Assault[edit]

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

Arma: Queen's Gambit[edit]

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

Arma 2[edit]

Arma 2 is the second full Arma installment, 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 title Operation Arrowhead.

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 2: Operation Arrowhead[edit]

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

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 Real Virtuality game engine.

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 installment 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 installment 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 2015 and 2016 it was also released for MacOS and Linux.

Arma Mobile Ops[edit]

Arma Mobile Ops is a standalone installment for Android and iOS. It was released in June 2016.[3]

Arma Reforger[edit]

Arma Reforger is a standalone game released in 2022 in early access for Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S.[4] Set on the island of Everon (from Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis), Arma Reforger follows a "Cold War gone hot" conflict between the United States, the Soviet Union, and Everon-based rebels. The name alludes to the REFORGER maneuver.

Arma 4[edit]

Arma 4 is an upcoming installment for Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S. It was announced on May 17, 2022 and is currently in development, with no further details or release date announced.[5]

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. ^ "[Interview] Arma Tactics sur Project Shield (Android) : Bohemia Interactive vise un jeu de stratégie de très grande qualité".
  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.
  5. ^ "Arma 4 Release Date - Surprise Launched in Early Access for PC and Xbox". Adrelien Gaming. 2022-05-17. Retrieved 2023-04-20.

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