Operation Flashpoint: Red River is a “thinking man’s game,” says Codies

Saturday, 5th March 2011 21:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Codemasters’ Tim Browne has explained why Operation Flashpoint: Red River is tactical-based shooter instead of your normal run n’ gun style FPS.

Speaking in a GDC video interview with GameFront, Browne said the firm still wants the game to be accessible and fun, so it’s not a full-blown military simulator either.

‘We kind of got a sliding scale with getting the level [in the game] between simulator and authentic military shooter… so it’s nicely placed,” said Browne. “You know, you’ve got your run n’ gun shooters and they’ve been done to death. People are getting tired of those games so they want something that tests the gray matter so that’s why we’re calling it a tactical shooter.

“It’s a thinking man’s game.”

Red River lands on April 21 in Europe and April 26 in the US for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Watch the video interview below.



  1. Grimrita

    dead right! Im thinking right now if I should waste my money on this….

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    A thinking man’s game slash console shooter?

    Seriously, Codemasters have been talking this game in exactly the opposite direction, but now suddenly it’s a tactical shooter?

    I call “everything to everyone” bullshit PR.

    I expected a bit more from those guys. DR could’ve easily become the thinking mans game, but with the commands, scale and AI restricted, it didn’t stand much of a chance.

    If you want to do tactical shooters, come back to the PC. We miss you!

    Well, I miss you.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. albo88

    Operation Flashpoint is becoming kind of brother in arm game form gearbox if anyone has play it then knows what im talking

    #3 4 years ago
  4. galaxy366

    Really want a thinking man game?, just buy ARMA 2 :P

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    If you want a ‘thinking mans game’ get one that doesnt consist of shooting people in the face.

    #5 4 years ago

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