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  • Summary: The year is 2142, and the dawn of a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The math is simple and brutal: The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. Some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of twoThe year is 2142, and the dawn of a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The math is simple and brutal: The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. Some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers in an epic battle for survival, the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition. Armed with a devastating arsenal of hi-tech assault rifles, cloaking devices and sentry guns, players also do battle using some of the most imposing vehicles known to man. Massive battle Mechs wage fierce combat on the ground, while futuristic aircraft rule the skies. When facing one of these new behemoths, players need to use their wits and an arsenal of new countermeasures like EMP grenades to level the playing field. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Battlefield 2142 delivers a sci-fi themed experience using the familiar Battlefield style. While the setting may have changed a bit, the overall gameplay hasn't.
  2. A great game. However, it isn’t as big of an improvement as "Battlefield 2" was over "Battlefield 1942." The new ranking system and unlocks will definitely keep fans of the series coming back for more.
  3. A solid multiplayer game just like its predecessors. The new Titan mode is a lot of fun but sometimes it suffers from severe lag issues. The large amount of unlocks is both a blessing and a curse. [Dec 2006, p.82]
  4. This is definitely a case of evolution over revolution and, although the franchise makes a confident leap into the future, 2142's engine and gameplay are firmly rooted in the past. The action is still fast and frantic, the warfare is epic and exciting and the loading times remain as excruciating as ever.
  5. Ultimately, Battlefield 2142 is a game for the hardcore player. If you've logged endless hours into Battlefield 2, you're going to love the new class tweaks and you'll probably have half of the unlocks within the first week.
  6. Such ordinariness only reinforces the nagging sense that this is the same game with bits bolted on. That's always the case with Battlefield games, but this time it's too little, too soon. [Dec 2006, p.110]
  7. Fails to offer anything fresh. The new elements added to the franchise are shamelessly plundered from other games, and generally not as well executed. [Dec 2006, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 136
  2. Negative: 41 out of 136
  1. PaulB.
    Oct 11, 2006
    10
    Awesome game! Very realistic, mech warriors are crazy!
  2. MartinH
    Mar 10, 2009
    10
    "Excellent Game" - This game has hidden dephts and people and critics that give bad ratings and reviews needs to explore the vast amount of "Excellent Game" - This game has hidden dephts and people and critics that give bad ratings and reviews needs to explore the vast amount of mods and content available by the community, that really makes this game beyond compare, period. Visit the battlefieldsingplayer forum and also checkout mods like the singleplayer mod , the extreme realism mod and finally the conflict mod and you'll know what I'm talking about. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    The most balanced, well designed, team based shooter I have ever played. This game is all about skill. Love it or hate it. It is the best atThe most balanced, well designed, team based shooter I have ever played. This game is all about skill. Love it or hate it. It is the best at what it does. Expand
  4. SamB.
    Nov 11, 2006
    8
    I love this game.. but it just changed the tanks to mecs and so on... just copyed Battlefield 2... but other than that... it is the best fps I love this game.. but it just changed the tanks to mecs and so on... just copyed Battlefield 2... but other than that... it is the best fps I have ever played. Expand
  5. RyanK.
    Dec 2, 2006
    6
    Very good game, it is decent enough for a game in the Battlefield series. A few things about it though, you may agree with me on these: Pros Very good game, it is decent enough for a game in the Battlefield series. A few things about it though, you may agree with me on these: Pros - If you really think about it there are no real pros to this game. - Cons - Random disconnects from the master server if using a router, which quite a few people have. It is BASICALLY Battlefield 2 but with futuristic weapons and vehicles. In my oppinion, it tries too hard to be a futuristic game, they go even so far as to have a cloaking device! You don't get to have a defibulator(SP?) when Medic(which is actually Assault now.). I mean you have to unlock the defibulator! Is that stupid or what? To continue with that, there is no Medic class for all those who just want to help their fellow soldier and not really shoot unless they are threatened, it is almost like they added the medic "hub" as an after thought. No grenades to begin with! Don't get me wrong though, there aren't ALL bad things to this, it is still a decent game, I personally think it is okay, except for the stupid disconnects because I have a router. This game is pretty solid, but has plenty of bugs. The game is pretty balanced if you ask me. When I said above that there are no real pros in the game, I mean that there is nothing overly good about this game. It is decent enough, though if you haven't gotten BF2(Battlefield 2) yet and are thinking about getting this game instead, get Battlefield2! Battlefield 2 is the better buy at the moment, but I wouldn't count BF2142 out yet. It has potential. Expand
  6. ChrisD.
    Oct 23, 2006
    3
    Welcome to Battlefield 2.5, plus ads. You're paying full price for a good mod. Count me out.
  7. Elpresidenti
    Oct 19, 2006
    0
    after getting the game and installing it i am horrified to see ADVERTS, plus the game just dont feel right as it seems like they wanted toafter getting the game and installing it i am horrified to see ADVERTS, plus the game just dont feel right as it seems like they wanted to release it before Quake Wars, you can bet that EA are going to try and milk this by releasing Exspencive EX packs with content that should of been included in this this package as EA always does (eg the sims) , but ive now taken the game back to the store and got my money back, the main reason for this is after finding out that thanks to the game my PC now has spyware on it, ive have now decided to boycot all future EA Games because if i wanted to see adverts i would sit ond watch them on TV as all this is , is a form of spamming. Expand

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