ARMA 3: APEX is a downloadable content for the original ARMA 3 that was developed by Bohemia Interactive. The DLC was released on July 11th, 2016, and it added a bunch of new weapons, vehicles, a new co-op campaign, and the South Pacific island of Tanoa.
The South Pacific island of Tanoa is a new 100 square kilometers map that comes with diverse geography. The war takes place in a jungle where the vision of the player is limited by the flora and the rainforest. The South Pacific archipelago is built to provide authentic warfare on a massive scale. This jungle contains woodlands, mountains and other rough ground. This terrain makes it harder for the player to safety dispatch the enemy from a distance, as he will never know if the enemy known as Syndikat is nearby. Tense and close combat is most present in ARMA 3: Apex, something that wasn’t really a thing back on the Greek island of ARMA 3.
The story is connected to the events in the original ARMA 3: The East Wind campaign. The player is sent to Tanoa in order to prevent a humanitarian disaster, but it quickly becomes clear that there is a far bigger threat. What’s most different in the campaign of ARMA 3: Apex is that the story can be played in a co-op mode with 3 additional players. There is no AI squad anymore. If the player wants to jump solo into the story, he will go solo without any AI help. This makes the player his own squad, and the game becomes very difficult which is good for players that want an additional challenge.
ARMA 3: Apex has two new factions, new gear and weapons, new uniforms, and new vehicles that range from VTOLs to drones. Piloting these vehicles is especially difficult as the terrain plays a huge role. The attempt to navigate through the jungle even on a little ATV is extremely difficult. The sheer number of trees and roots can become a wall when the player tries to traverse with a vehicle. The game retains some of the existing ARMA 3 weapons and vehicles that are painted in a South Pacific camo pattern.
ARMA 3: Apex adds to the already incredible multiplayer mode that is present in the prequel. The game comes with 2 new End Game multiplayer scenarios on Tanoa. ARMA 3: Apex has quickly become a pinnacle of over 15 years of ARMA development. It improves the military tactical shooter genre and awards an adrenaline rush to a hard earned victory. Don’t hesitate to jump in a continuously evolving platform that is packed with official and fan created content. With one of the biggest modding community, the game will keep you busy for years to come.