Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike Image
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  • Summary: A few years into the most desperate struggle in the history of mankind, and with the conflict focused around the Mediterranean, the Pan Asian Coalition (PAC) seizes the chance to claim the undefended natural resources beneath the ice of mainland Europe. By the time the EU is aware of theirA few years into the most desperate struggle in the history of mankind, and with the conflict focused around the Mediterranean, the Pan Asian Coalition (PAC) seizes the chance to claim the undefended natural resources beneath the ice of mainland Europe. By the time the EU is aware of their presence, the enemy is firmly entrenched in the continent’s harsh ice fields, among abandoned city ruins and soaring mountain peaks. Only fierce close-quarters infantry battles along claustrophobic city streets and narrow rocky passes will eject the PAC forces from their well-defended positions and push them back towards the sea. Fast–paced, infantry-focused gameplay boosts the intensity of the all-out war experience. Three new maps set in Europe, where snow-covered post-apocalyptic cities and a ridge in the Alps become the new battlegrounds. Two brand-new vehicles designed to support infantry combat available in an asymmetrical set-up, with the hovering light IFV Hachimoto available to the PAC and the massive heavy IFV Goliath available to the EU. Increased persistence. Ten new rewards, one new pin and ten new unlock items at the top of the unlocks trees, available also on core game maps, take persistence to new levels. Unlock credits earned in the booster pack can also be used in the core game. Epic Titan mode available on two maps, and for the first time in a urban setting, for more intense Titan gameplay. Tweaked Conquest-assault gameplay (Assault Lines game mode) on all three maps creates more choke points and more heated battles. Horizontal podding gives infantry additional ways of moving across the maps quickly. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
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  1. At it’s core, Northern Strike is essentially the same game battlefield fans have come to know and love, but gives players the opportunity for an enriched experience, by adding more of the near-future technology and awesome environments that made the original 2142 such a blast to play.
  2. You’ll get plenty of enjoyment out of it for just over $3 a map, a gaming bargain these days.
  3. It makes a lot of changes without alienating the core gameplay ideas, and adds a nice coat of polish and variety on top of the previous Battlefield 2142 content.
  4. If you’re a dedicated enough player to have a nicely customised character with a reasonably full tech tree, or even just someone who enjoys a weekly dose of almost-massively multiplayer sci-fi FPS gaming without the monthly fees, the decision to get hold of Northern Strike will be an easy one to make.
  5. The first booster pack for Battlefield 2142 offers up three exciting new maps and a new gameplay mode, making it a must-have for fans of the multiplayer action game.
  6. A booster pack that adds just enough to satiate hunger before a proper expansion is released. All BF2142 owners should own this. Cheap price, too.
  7. This is decent but minimal new content that you'll want mainly because you're sick of the few maps you were given in the original game.

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  1. ThomasN.
    May 31, 2009
    10
    Greatest game I have ever played. Worth every penny, I have played for over 100 hours and am still not bored. Love it.
  2. SomeGuy
    Mar 7, 2007
    10
    The fact is that despite its shortcomings the level of integration that Northern Strike provides to 2142 content is unparalleled among all The fact is that despite its shortcomings the level of integration that Northern Strike provides to 2142 content is unparalleled among all the booster packs that have come before it. It's true that DICE could have been a bit more adventurous in the content they selected for Northern Strike, but trust me it was the best we could get DICE to make. I really hope this pack starts to get the respect it deserves. Expand
  3. NewfD.
    Jun 21, 2007
    10
    This game is a must buy to anyone who loves battlefield and then some, it is the best EA game I know of to date and is number one right now This game is a must buy to anyone who loves battlefield and then some, it is the best EA game I know of to date and is number one right now on my charts! Expand
  4. JimD.
    Mar 6, 2007
    9
    Great booster pack, new vehicles add a whole new level of gameplay, the new maps are very cool (I enjoyed the titan docking station in the Great booster pack, new vehicles add a whole new level of gameplay, the new maps are very cool (I enjoyed the titan docking station in the beta :) Well worth the cash. I have mine on pre order. Expand
  5. PeterB.
    Jun 12, 2007
    9
    The biggest thing this booster pack provides is quicker access to unlocks, as well as new unlocks that can drastically affect gameplay. The The biggest thing this booster pack provides is quicker access to unlocks, as well as new unlocks that can drastically affect gameplay. The mine bait grenade for instance, can turn the tables quickly. The maps are decent, but largely more of the same. What Northern Strike really provides is a way for new people to gain access to the better weaposn in the game. I only hope they release a combined edition soon. Expand