Arma 3 has always reveled in realistic military simulations, and when they announced that they were doing a standalone expansion with an alien setting, I was immediately intrigued. I expected them to not break their realistic approach and combat scenarios, and they completely deliver.
Arma 3 Contact tells the tale of mankind’s first encounter with an alien species, and it’s fun, intense and really thoughtful. Without spoiling the story, which is actually good, I’ll just say that it’s not a run of the mill alien shooter. Instead, premise is setup properly and suspense is built up accordingly. It’s a really interesting take on first contact, and the process of understanding and learning from it. There’s combat, and the new terrain and weapons are a welcome change. There’s also a good bit of science thrown your way, and I enjoyed every single minute of it.
Intense Arma style combat
Constant frame drops
Score – 9/10
What if humanity suddenly encounters extraterrestrial intelligence on Earth? Bohemia Interactive presents: Arma 3 Contact – a spin-off expansion about the most important discovery in the history of mankind. As a soldier deployed to Livonia’s militarized Nadbór region, you will be among the first to study our alien visitors and determine their intentions.
However, amid the tension and chaos, armed conflict inevitably unfolds. Arma 3 Contact’s military science fiction campaign arrives together with a massive new terrain, and introduces new factions, weapons, vehicles, outfits, equipment, and more to the wider Arma 3 sandbox.