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Box artwork for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Year released2009
System(s)PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
SeriesOperation Flashpoint
Genre(s)FPS, Third-person shooter
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer, Co-op
Rating(s)BBFC 15ESRB MaturePEGI Ages 18+USK Ages 16+
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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (often referred to as Operation Flashpoint 2) is a first person tactical military game for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 developed by British game developer Codemasters. Codemasters have advertised the game as a tactical shooter designed to realistically represent modern infantry combat. It's a follow-up to Bohemia Interactive's Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, but was developed entirely by Codemasters due to a falling out between the two companies.


The game takes place on a small, fictional island located off the north coast of Japan called Skira and is set in the near future. The island is a contested territory between Russia and China and becomes the centre of an armed conflict when a large untapped oil and gas reserve is discovered there. The Russians who own the island ask America (their allies) to intervene as they are busy dealing with a large Chinese force on their own Russian border. The game begins as the player arrives as part of the United States Marine Corps which is tasked with capturing the island, on behalf of the Russians, from the Chinese military.

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