This game is rated PEGI 16
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Torture and Wounds.
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
The game is built around user-generated missions. Players create these and publish them online for other people to play, or make missions to play with friends. As with any user-created content the quality and tone can vary depending on what's in the mission. This might be a fun and silly kart racing mission to a high-pressure infiltration of a foreign power. Arma 3 provides players with tools to create whatever gaming experience they would like.
Arma 3 has risen in popularity recently through publishing pre-built campaigns. These campaigns require the purchase of additional in-game content that ranges in cost. Each campaign is unique, has its own narrative and ongoing progression.
Due to the realism of the game, Arma 3 has a very steep learning curve. It is recommended to carefully read the manual of the game to understand the basics as there is a minimal amount of assistance for new players.
You can play this game in the following styles:
In addition to the ratings, parents should note that it is not uncommon for the user-created levels to contain depictions of war crimes that violate the Geneva Convention such as intentional civilian casualties and torture.
Account RatingYou don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
Arma 3 offers a variety of in-game purchases, and the following campaigns to play:
- Arma 3: Apex (2016) a four-man team enters fictional Tanoa in search of insurgent forces
- Arma 3: Tac-Ops Mission Pack (2017) A U.S. soldier deals with the aftermath of a NATO peacekeeping mission.
- Arma 3: Contact (2019) two factions fight in the fictional European region Livonia
- Arma 3: Old Man (2020) A veteran explores the increase in mosquito-borne disease in the Horizon Islands. Included with Arma 3: Apex.
Arma 3 provides controller support that is fully customisable but takes effort to set up for the first time. The accessibility provided in the base version of Arma, there may be user-generated content that expands or restricts these features.
Diversity and Inclusion
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