Tired of high octane, Hollywood shooters like Modern Warfare? Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the antidote.
Like almost any war shooter you'd care to mention, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising features a single player campaign (there's one mission in this demo), and a multiplayer option. Both offer the same high degree of realism and tactics, require patience and quite a lot of skill.
Realism is the key factor in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising. This means complicated controls, but consequently you really do have a lot of control in the game. As well as running around and shooting, you can give orders to your team (who are invaluable), and direct how you approach a mission. Close up combat is not the norm here, and you can't take bullets like an action movie hero.
The graphics are impressive, and the arena of play is huge. You'll need a good PC to run Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising smoothly, as if your machine only just meets the requirements, to be honest the experience is pretty horrible and jerky. Sound is as realistic as you will find in a shooter, and indeed it's invaluable during gameplay.
Multiplayer support is excellent, online or via an LAN network. Of course, you need other players who are cooperative, as this is a team game and you can't 'go rogue' and expect to succeed.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is an excellent tactical shooter, which requires a great deal of time and effort to learn!