Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic 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. With three new highly-entertaining maps and several new vehicles (including the tankbusting A-10 Warthog), the extremely affordable, easily downloadable Armored Fury is a must-buy for Battlefield 2 junkies.
  3. 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.
  4. The new A-10 Warthog will be worth the purchase price for many, but there is still enough here to keep any fan of Battlefield 2 amused for quite awhile.
  5. 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.
  6. The new vehicles and maps complement the game perfectly.
  7. On the booster pack’s first day of release there were plenty of servers running each of the maps, so finding an opportunity to get your money’s worth out of the booster shouldn’t be an issue.
  8. 80
    By presenting a slightly less intense version of the game, the cooperative mode makes it easier for less experienced players to jump in and see what all the fuss is about. At ten bucks, you can hardly complain.
  9. While there isn't a Karkland or Wake Island classic map in the mix, two of the three maps are actually pretty solid and feature some strong game play if you can get the game to run.
  10. The question here is whether the three new maps -- which are all based on American soil for the first time -- are any good, because really, that's all you're getting. Thankfully, they are. In fact, while one's decent, two are excellent.
  11. Available online for 10 dollars, Armored Fury is yet another recommended addition to BF2. [Sep 2006, p.44]
  12. The bottom line on Armored Fury is this: if you’ve been away from BF2 for a few months, it’s doubtful that a glitchy booster pack will draw you back in.
  13. 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.
  14. All in all, Battlefield 2: Armored Fury is a fun and challenging addition to the original game, and at a price of only $9.99, it is also highly affordable.
  15. 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]
  16. The global war of Battlefield 2 arrives on American shores, and this new booster pack delivers some great new battlefields. With that said, the big question is going to be how many servers will adopt this new content.
  17. 70
    A miniexpansion where armor and air are the keys to gameplay doesn't really add a lot to the whole BF2 experience, but it's nice to indulge without having to fight for a plane.
  18. You get what you pay for, which in this case isn't anything new. [Sept 2006, p.101]
  19. Of the three maps, Operation Road Rage stands out the most since teams would be hectically fighting back-and-forth for the crucial center control point. However, if you're not a big fan of using aircraft in Battlefield 2, then this booster doesn't offer a huge amount.
  20. A definite improvement over "Euro Force." And that's pretty much the best plaudit I can muster. [Oct 2006, p.81]
  21. 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.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. PhilD.
    Sep 22, 2006
    7
    Battlefield 2 is great and Armored Fury just more to it, I play as much and as often as I can!
  2. Shockz
    Jul 29, 2006
    8
    Not perfect, but worth shelling out 10 bucks for. Despite the title, there is very little focus on armor. Rather, the focus is more on air-power, which is somewhat more balanced--the three ground-attack planes are all much slower and more vulnerable to anti-air fire, while the scout choppers have a nice anti-infantry kick and UAV-style scanning, but have to keep moving in order to avoid tank fire--a single blast of which will take out a scout chopper. As for the maps, Midnight Sun is pretty bad (most of the Chinese maps get screwed, I've noticed), Operation Road Rage is decent, and Operation Harvest is godly. I'm serious--this map has to be divinely inspired. It offers perfectly balanced air, armor, and infantry--there are no ground-attack planes, only scout choppers. There is plenty of cover for infantry to hide from scout chopper gatling gunfire and take out tanks. And tanks get a generally wide-open map perfect for exchanging fire with, well, other tanks. Again, perfectly balanced, and the most fun I've had on a BF2 map since Gulf of Oman. Like I said before, Armored Fury is well worth your $10. I review this independently of Patch 1.3, which, for better or for worse, is free and unrelated to AF. Full Review »
  3. JasonC.
    Jul 23, 2006
    1
    I feel as if I have been robbed. I unfortunately dropped $10 on this pile of crap called Armored Fury. The maps looked neat enough and I like A-10s, so it seemed like a win-win situation. Well, I was wrong. Sure the maps look great, but the gameplay isn't all that different from Battlefield 2; well, that is if you can play Armored Fury long enough! This game locks up my computer at random. Sometimes I can manage to play nearly an hour, but more than often I cannot play longer than a few minutes without having to reboot my computer. And it's not just me, many others are having this problem too. My computer is perfectly within the recommended specifications to play this game, but it freezes anyway. Without the expansion installed, my game runs perfectly fine. I have contacted technical support and they refuse to acknowledge that anything is wrong. I really think EA knows the problem, but it appears they are doing very little about it because the 1.4 beta patches #1 and #2 do not solve the issue (and by the way, who releases BETA patches?! Lunacy I say!). In the end, even if you did get the game to work, you will likely be disappointed. It seems as though the A-10 has been nerfed to death and the new littlebird helicopter is extremely difficult to pilot. All this content really should have been free and also WITHOUT bugs! Full Review »