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  • Summary: Battlefield 2: Armored Fury booster pack for Battlefield 2 brings all-out mechanized battles to US soil for the first time. Maps set in the US have been requested by the community for quite some time, and we are pleased to deliver three that set the stage for huge armored warfare battles. 3Battlefield 2: Armored Fury booster pack for Battlefield 2 brings all-out mechanized battles to US soil for the first time. Maps set in the US have been requested by the community for quite some time, and we are pleased to deliver three that set the stage for huge armored warfare battles. 3 NEW MAPS: Operation Midnight Sun: The conflict spreads near the Pacific Ocean in a key battle for the Alaskan port of Valdez, where Chinese forces are attempting to secure much-needed fuel from the pipeline. Operation Harvest: The MEC army begins their march East towards the U.S. Capital, and American forces must stall the advance long enough for reinforcements to arrive. Operation Road Rage: The MEC forces have infiltrated deep into the USA, and are using the highways to move quickly towards key industrial sites that are dangerously near civilian areas. To balance the wide-open tank battles with aerial firepower, six new vehicles will be introduced, including 3 scout helos such as the MD 530 ?Little Bird?, and 3 ground attack aircraft like the A10 Warthog. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Armored Fury is the best multiplayer shooter game out there. The original game is just plain fun, and this Armored Fury booster is more icing on the cake.
  2. A solid expansion to an already stellar game, one that adds considerable content and strategy without mucking up the core mechanics that made the Battlefield 2 experience so much fun in the first place.
  3. With some nice added content and balanced gameplay, Armored Fury is a nice booster pack for an already terrific game. Plus, at just 10 bucks, the price is certainly right for fans looking to add more substance.
  4. Available online for 10 dollars, Armored Fury is yet another recommended addition to BF2. [Sep 2006, p.44]
  5. The AI for all of the Battlefield suite is well written, but there's nothing like a human opponent or partner to add spice to the experience.
  6. Suffers from the same basic flaw as "Euro Forces" did. Servers are not identified, which causes problems for vanilla players, and therefore servers do not use the booster packs. [Aug 2006, p.60]
  7. With its uninspired maps, lack of new weapons and missing Special Forces content, Armored Fury would be a little disappointing even if it were free.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. AdverseEffect
    Jun 9, 2006
    10
    This is a solid addon for those of you who want to use new choppers and battle in American locales. Sure, it could have been included in theThis is a solid addon for those of you who want to use new choppers and battle in American locales. Sure, it could have been included in the original release but as far as I'm concerned, compared to most games I've paod $50 for, Battlefield 2 has more than justified the procepoint and I have no problem adding more material to an awesome game for only $10. Expand
  2. JoelR.
    Jun 7, 2006
    9
    When Dice / EA announced that there were introducing all of these air vehicles but no new tanks or armor, I was worried that this would be When Dice / EA announced that there were introducing all of these air vehicles but no new tanks or armor, I was worried that this would be another flyboy heaven, where the flyboys get to pound the tanks and infantry to smithereens as easy as pie. Well, it doesn't seem to be working out that way. AF booster pack seems very well balanced between armor, air power and infantry. Not all infantry kits are as useful as others (the anti-tank kit does very well, whereas the support and medic kits won't score you many points, to be sure). The maps are beautiful and seem to be very well designed. There are some choke points but nothing that cannot be worked around without too much effort. The extra ambience added into the maps (the lightning storm overhead in Operation Harvest, the sounds of the howling wolves and loons in Operation Midnight Sun) are terriffic. Racing a fast-moving jeep around the cloverleaf in Operation Road Rage is a real blast, too. If Battlefield 2 is getting a little stale for you, Armored Fury is a real breath of fresh air. Expand
  3. TheFirst
    Jul 4, 2006
    8
    The addon is nice, being one of the first to play DCmod for Battlefield 1942, i've been aching to see a OH-6A Cauyse Or a AH-6J Little The addon is nice, being one of the first to play DCmod for Battlefield 1942, i've been aching to see a OH-6A Cauyse Or a AH-6J Little Bird. These are some of the fastest military helo's ever made. The addition of the A10 was welcome as well, although one downside was the size of the maps, they made me feel clausterphobic with being in such big aircraft and such a tiny map. I would highly recomend EA and dice to remake these maps so that they feel bigger. although being on the ground as apart of the infantry, the maps feel dense and crowded, as well as HUGE. I dont know how they should do it, but i hope the make more maps for Armored Fury. Expand
  4. RobertB.
    Jun 6, 2006
    6
    This is essentially only a patch, it should have been free. But still, I love the maps (especially Operation Harvest - great defensive This is essentially only a patch, it should have been free. But still, I love the maps (especially Operation Harvest - great defensive positions) and they definitely allow much more tactical play as opposed to the deathmatches I have seen in far too many servers recently. But when they add MORE planes to the already overpowered air, well... it just kind of gets sickening. I've actually died 20 times never encountering an enemy ground unit. Expand
  5. Anonymous
    May 26, 2006
    5
    You know what, I just can't stand little booster packs. They don't do anything other then add a couple of good maps and items that You know what, I just can't stand little booster packs. They don't do anything other then add a couple of good maps and items that SHOULD have been in Battlefield 2 in the first place. I call it the money-crank, and I'm going to say this. Rip off. For a game that STILL (about a year after release) to have a ton of bugs and to release a sub-expansion pack is a disgrace! Expand
  6. RogueDiamond
    Jul 11, 2006
    3
    Unfortunately, overall, the 3 new maps and few new aircraft do not feel like a product to be purchased, but rather a patch to be added. Even Unfortunately, overall, the 3 new maps and few new aircraft do not feel like a product to be purchased, but rather a patch to be added. Even though the price is cheap, the overall value especially with the continuing glitches of the game makes it feel as if I am being scrubbed for just a bit more money. The maps themselves are pretty well designed and offer some new topography and strategies to play, of course, that is if you can find a server running the booster pack. No new armies and no new weapons feels like opportunity lost and over all, BF2 has not been functioning very well of late. Again, we are hoping that patch 1.4 will give us a base product that functions well. All that said I go back to the fact that the booster packs and their content feel like addendums to patches that should have been released to a community that has been more then patient waiting for a game to get all its kinks worked out. Had there been more content, even another army and some new infantry weapons it may have been worth it. Shame, because had they been given freely to the community a whole lot more people would be playing them. As someone else said above, I find myself returning to the base game for various reasons and my $ poorly spent. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jun 4, 2006
    0
    Definately a financial scam when a company is able to release what is essentially a patch and charge $9.99 for it. But since about half the Definately a financial scam when a company is able to release what is essentially a patch and charge $9.99 for it. But since about half the gaming population will want it, the rest need to buy it to play on the current version. It's really unfair to the gamers (1 expansions pack and 2 "booster packs" in less than a year of release)... for shame. Expand

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