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Rather than focusing on a single aircraft, this addition to the Digital Combat Simulator series shifts attention to the ground, placing players in control of ground forces from either an overhead, real-time strategy perspective, or via direct control of a vehicle.


Combined Arms features four commander roles including:

  • Ground Commanders
  • Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC)
  • Game Masters
  • Observers

Mission designers decide which of these roles will be available in their mission and how many multiplayer slots are allowed for each.

The Command Map allows players to interact with the game like an RTS. From here, players set Rules of Engagement, formations, waypoints, and indirect fire missions. Units can also be told to follow roads.

In addition, players can jump from the Command Map into most ground units and control them directly from a first-person perspective. Controllable units include:

Players can give orders to other units while in the first-person role or while flying a DCS aircraft.

Since the game is part of DCS World, Eagle Dynamics' unified DCS playing environment, multiplayer games can incorporate players using Combined Arms as well as Black Shark, A-10C Warthog, and P-51D Mustang simultaneously.

System Requirements


  • Operating system 64-bit: Windows Vista or 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo E8400, AMD Phenom X3 8750, or better
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB
  • Video: Shader 3.0 or better; 896MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 DirectX 9.0c or better
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Requires internet activation


  • Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB
  • Video: 512 MB RAM card, DirectX 9 compatible
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Requires internet activation

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