Free-to-play first person action
- Free to play
- Good gameplay
- Great for beginners
- Most store items expensive
- Dated graphics
- Gameplay glitches
Combat Arms is a free-to-play first person shooter (FPS).
Gameplay in Combat Arms is fast-paced and requires quick reflexes. The game also has a huge number of weapons, gear, and items that help to survive longer and defeat more enemies. Combat Arms features recognizable game modes renamed to suit the game, but expect the normal FPS multiplayer modes.
By using the standard WASD and mouse setup, it takes minutes to acclimate with the controls. Anyone familiar with FPS games will know how to control their character. Combat Arms’ gameplay does feel a little unbalanced and occasionally has glitches. Since Combat Arms is connected to a server during matches there was some lag, but most games played with little problem.
Combat Arms lets you earn experience points leveling the character and show how well you complete objectives in each of the modes and maps. One thing Combat Arms has is a lot of variety.
The gun shop or “Arsenal” contains weapons and items that can be purchased with in-game currency called “Gear Points” or with NX, Nexon’s paid in-game currency. Purchases have different levels of sustainability, such as the fact that some weapons can only be used for one day and some items are only one use.
Graphics in Combat Arms are a little dated, but play well across a variety of computers. Unfortunately, there is no benefit from running the game on high-powered computers because Combat Arms cannot utilize all the power. Don’t expect 2012 level graphics even with all video settings on high.
Audio is also lacking with glitches in sound effects. Gun fire was not always registered in the game and there is no real music other than in the game lobby before matches.
Combat Arms is a perfect beginner FPS game, but more advanced players should look somewhere else.