Hi there, I apologise profusely if this has been covered before, a quick search didn't bring up anything obvious after a quick scan through so I thought I'd start up a new thread. Basically, I was wondering if anyone has played or knows of any realistic video games on any platform. Obviously being mere video games, they're never going to be anywhere near the real deal, but perhaps an 'accurate representation' would be a good start. What I mean by the realistic part is not how the game looks, but how the combat works, the ballistics work, the entire feel of it really. Games like Call of Duty look the part, but from what I can gather from talking to my dad (an ITN cameraman, often attached to British Army units in the first Gulf war, Bosnia and Iraq/Afghanistan) and from watching other sources, it's quite clear the fighting is about as realistic as Rambo. Weapons have the recoil of a BB gun, everyone can sprint at lightspeed etc - good game, great story, great animation, but pretty crap when it comes to an accurate representation of modern fighting. Some people say that the ARMA series have got it a little better. I could be totally wrong, as I've never been in combat, and may well never end up in it, but it'd be interesting to hear what people who have think about the games industry's take on it all. I've recently come across one called Project Reality (again, apologies if this has been done to death) which at the moment is my favourite thing to play when I get the time. It's made by people who are/were in the armed forces of several different nations, including the British Army, and by a load of indie game developers. It's actually a modification for the game Battlefield 2, but it's effectively an entire overhaul. Linkylink: Project Reality : Realistic Gaming Redefined I've been having a crack at it recently, and the pace of it is totally different to anything else I've had a go on. The players are generally all much older than the 12 year-old CoD kids, I haven't come across a single unbroken voice yet. You have to work in squads - any of that bunnyhopping round with an uzi s*** and you very quickly feel very lonely, and a few moments later, very dead. Ballistics are all apparently very accurately portayed (there's a video of the development team at a British Army base filming machine guns being fired off the top of armoured vehicles etc). You can fire several shots at someone down the sights and there's no guarantee you'll hit them, especially standing. Switching your weapon to auto for anything but building clearing is a waste of ammo - you won't hit anything. Average engagement with enemy squads seems to happen at 100m+. As soon as the rounds start cracking closely overhead, your screen starts to blur and you have to stay the hell down. If your squad as an LMG of sorts, you can surpress an entire enemy squad - you can do the same with some well placed rifle shots too. I could go on more about it, but for fear of it having already been done, and for not wanting to post ten pages, I'll cut it here. So yeah, anyone played it or know of any better ones? If you've got an old copy of Battlefield 2 kicking around, it's worth installing it and downloading the rather large mod. Be interesting to know what people think.