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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 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
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Rampaging counter-measures aside; Battlefield 2142 is the latest and greatest release in the series and is well worth every pound/dollar/euro.
  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. Battlefield 2142 steps over Battlefield 2 in terms of graphics, gameplay, multiplayer ranks, unlocks, and game modes. Right out of the box it offers more variety in terms of selecting different game modes, more customizations in options, and a larger map selection with better maps.
  4. 80
    While I feel the forced replay feature tied in with unlocking weapons is a cheap way to extend the game time, others may find that portion right up their alley.
  5. Despite a few issues, the gameplay experience in Battlefield 2142 is overwhelmingly positive - this is a rock solid shooter that requires your twitch skills as well as strategic planning and extensive use of group tactics. The sense of immersion is enthralling.
  6. With only 10 maps, a lackluster new game mode, and the only interesting modification being the infantry system, it’s hard to justify the $50 dollar price tag. But if players enjoy futuristic large scale battles and they’re already a fan of the series, then 2142 is obviously their best option.
  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: 78 out of 132
  2. Negative: 40 out of 132
  1. PaulB.
    Oct 11, 2006
    Awesome game! Very realistic, mech warriors are crazy!
  2. FranjoR.
    Oct 3, 2008
    I've put in a few hours with this and BF2, and I must say that the lower-grading critics haven't put in the requisite hours to make a fair judgment. I say this because even though I loved BF2, 2142 has a much better communications system in place, really encouraging squad play. The same goes for the points system. Also, combining the points and awards systems is a lot better than not doing so (as in BF2). I also like the greater diversity when it comes to vehicles, and weapons. This makes me wonder how much time critics put into playing the games they review. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2011
    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 at what it does. Expand
  4. SamB.
    Nov 11, 2006
    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
    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
    Welcome to Battlefield 2.5, plus ads. You're paying full price for a good mod. Count me out.
  7. Elpresidenti
    Oct 19, 2006
    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 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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