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Glorious Missions (Chinese title: Guāngróng shǐmìng/光荣使命) is a 2012 first-person shooter game. This game was developed by the PLA Nanjing Military Region, "Giant" Network and "Iron Horse" Studio. This game was developed for public relations and military education for the People's Liberation Army.
Glorious Missions is available in two different versions: The "Civil" version is available on the PC and services online. This can be played for free, but requires Chinese identification number for creating account. The other is the "Military" version. It is has an eight-player cooperative campaign and supports network matches. This version is supplied as a PLA training tool, and requires purchasing an activation code to use.
The following weapons are seen in the video game Glorious Missions:
Many of the PLA characters use Norinco QSZ-92 as their sidearm. Appears in both versions.
Norinco Type 54
The Glock 18 appears in the game. It appears in both versions.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX
The Desert Eagle Mark XIX appears as the "Desert Eagle" in the game. In the military version, it appears in the final mission.
Luger P08 Artillery Model
In the Civilian online version, the Luger P08 Artillery Model appears as the "Luger Artillery Model" with 32-round detachable drum magazine and wood stock.
In the Civilian Online Version, the Mauser C96 appears as a usable weapon, named simply "C96". It is the secondary weapon for National Revolutionary Army 29th Route Army officers in the Marco Polo Bridge Incident co-op titled as "Lugou Yell (Chinese title: Lúgōu shīhǒu/卢沟狮吼)", added in September 3, 2015 on the 70th anniversary of the V-J day.
Nambu Type 14
In the Civilian Online version, the Co-Op mode "A Dream Return To Shanghai (Chinese title: Meng hui shanghai/梦回上海)" set in WW2-era Shanghai features IJA soldiers armed with Nambu Type 14 as a secondary. It is also used by the Terrorists (in-game called "Rioters") who are armed with WW2 Japanese firearms from the Subway Station Co-Op titled as "Fighting against Terrorism and Violence (Chinese title: fan kong fang bao/反恐防暴)".
The SIG-Sauer P226 Pistol appears in Civilian Online version only, as a secondary of JSDF Units (a standard issue pistol of real-life JSDF) in Training Mode, Senkaku Island Co-Op Mode, and Time Attack Survival Mode, and the Terrorists from Subway Station Co-op who are armed with JSDF Firearms. (Terrorists use same weaponary of JGSDF and Imperial Japanese Army.)
Rifles / Carbines
The Norinco QBZ-95 appears in the game, mainly being used by PLA Soldiers. In the military version, due to some kind of bug or glitch, one OPFOR soldier is seen carrying a QBZ-95. Appears in both versions.
The QBZ-03 is also used by some PLA troops in-game. Appears in both versions.
The M16A4 appears as "AR-15 Assault Rifle". It's the basic rifle of the opposing forces. Appears in both versions as a basic rifle.
The AK-103 appears as "AK74M Assault Rifle".
The AKM appears in the Civilian Online Version only (Requires Level 17).
The AKS-74U appears in the Civilian Online version only (Requires Level 34). In the game this weapon is incorrectly classified as a SMG.
A screenshot from the studio about the civilian release version shows a player holding an M4A1 in multiplayer.
The FN SCAR appears in the Civilian Online Version only (SCAR-L - Requires Level 21, SCAR-H - Requires Level 32). Both weapons use the same model, with the magazine being the only difference.
Norinco Type 81
In the Civilian Online Version, the Norinco Type 81 appears in the game as one of high level Assault Rifles (Requires Level 48).
Heckler & Koch G36C
The Heckler & Koch G36C appears in the game as "G36C" (Requires Level 24).
Heckler & Koch M27 IAR
The Heckler & Koch M27 IAR appears in the game as "M27". It is the highest level Assault Rifle in game (Requires Level 56).
Howa Type 89
The Howa Type 89 Rifle appears in the Civilian Online Version only. The version without integral bipod appears as the main weapon of JSDF Units in Training Mode, Senkaku Island Co-op Mode, and Time Attack Survival Mode. It is also used by Terrorists in the Subway Station Co-op.
Arisaka Type 38
In the Civilian Online Version, Imperial Japanese Army Infantry (Banzai Charger) in WW2 era Shanghai Co-op are armed with an Arisaka Type 38 with a Bayonet. It is also the standard rifle of Japanese Infantry in the Marco Polo Bridge Incident co-op. It is also used by Terrorists (Last Round Only) from Subway Station Co-op.
The Karabiner 98k appears as "K98K" (Civilian Online Version Only). It is one of player's purchasable weapons and also the main weapon of Co-op mode enemy soldiers, Terrorist from Subway Station and Imperial Japanese Army Infantry from WW2 era Shanghai. In Marco Polo Bridge Incident co-op, is equipped by National Revolutionary Army Soldiers (background and few reinforcements) and Imperial Japanese Army Snipers. Its use by the IJA is not an error because the Kar98k was actually used by Japanese Army in China, imported from Germany (and Czech Vz.24 too) or manufactured by factory in Manchukuo Empire.
The Kel-Tec RFB appears in the game as "RFB" (Requires Level 38).
The SPAS 12 acts as a pump-action shotgun ingame. Appears in both versions.
Hawk Type 97 Shotgun
The Hawk Type 97 Shotgun appears in the game as the "Type 97 Shotgun".
Heckler & Koch MP5A4
The Heckler & Koch MP5A4 appears in Senkaku Islands (or Diaoyu Islands) Co-op mode and Subway Station Co-op in the Civilian Online Version. It is the weapon of JMSDF Special Boarding Unit (they appear in single play training too) and terrorists.
Heckler & Koch MP7A1
The Heckler & Koch MP7A1 appears in the game as "MP7" (Requires Level 25).
In the Civilian Online Version, the TDI Vector appears as the "Kriss".
Colt M1921 Thompson
In the Civilian Online Version, the M1921 Thompson appears as the "Chicago Typewriter".
In Civillian Online Version, the M1A1 Thompson appears as the "Thompson SMG". one of high level SMG in game(Requires Level 52).
The MP40 appears in the Civilian Online Version. It is the highest level SMG in the game (Requires Level 60).
Norinco QBZ-95B appears in the Civilian Online Version (Requires Level 42).
In the Civilian Online Version, the Type 82 submachine gun appears as the "Type 82".
The Type 100 submachine gun appears in WW2 era Shanghai Co-op mode and Subway Station Co-op Mode in the Civilian Online Version. It is the weapon of Imperial Japanese Army Officer and Terrorists (Last Round Only).
The QBB-95 is used by PLA soldiers as support weapon, with a 75-round drum magazine or 30-round box magazine.
The M249 light maching gun can found in the game with a 100 round ammo drum. It is also the weapon of Modern era Co-op Heavy Gunners and Terrorists (Last Round Only) from Subway Station Co-op.
The RPK light machine gun, called the "Kalashnikov LMG" in game, comes with an incorrect 50 round magazine.
In the Civilian Online Version, the Type 81 LMG appears as the "Type 81 Squad Automatic Weapon".
The Norinco QJY-88 5.8x42mm Machine Gun appears ingame. In the military version, it only appears in the final mission.
The Type 11 Light Machine Gun appears in WW2 era Shanghai Co-op mode in the Civilian Online Version. It is the weapon of Imperial Japanese Army Heavy Gunner. In later missions in the Marco Polo Bridge Incident co-op, it is equipped by many Imperial Japanese Army soldiers (including heavy gunner and High rank officers) instead the Arisaka Type 38.
The QBU-88 5.8mm light sniper rifle is used by PLA snipers in-game.
Knight's Armament M110 SASS
The KAC M110 SASS appears in the game.
The VSS Vintorez appears in the game as the "VSS Sniper Rifle". Strangely, it has no suppressed fire sound.
The AMR-2 is appears as "Heavy Sniper Rifle" in the game.
The Norinco NDM-85, a clone of the SVD Dragunov, appears as "Type 85 Sniper Rifle" in the game.
In the Civilian Online Version, the Jianshe CS/LR3 appears as the "LR3".
Some tripod-mounted Browning M2HBs appear as the "Machine Gun".
The QLZ-87 appears as the "35mm Grenade Launcher".
The AT4 can be found in the military version.
The Mark 14 / M32A1 appears as "M32 Grenade Launcher".
The PF-89 is carried by several PLA soldiers in game.
The PF-98 missile launcher appears as "120 one man rocket launcher"
The QW-2 Vanguard 2 appears in the military version.
HJ-8 Red Arrow
The HJ-8 Red Arrow missile launcher appears as "Red Arrow-8 anti tank missile"