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  • Summary: Battlefield 4 is a military blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. Beyond its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home. Change the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move. Dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicular combat. Expand
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  1. Positive: 42 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Oct 28, 2013
    95
    From the levelouted maps to commander mode to the new squad mechanics, Battlefield 4 is a top-to-bottom improved multiplayer experience over Battlefield 3. And Battlefield 3 was damn good, so that’s saying a lot.
  2. Oct 29, 2013
    90
    It's hard to make a judgment on Battlefield 4 because of the large gap of quality between the campaign and the multiplayer mode. Both are absolutely beautiful, but the former has nothing else... Fortunately, a Battlefield game is made to play with some other players. Maps are huge and well-balanced, the "Levolution" feature is kind of cool and vehicles make the experience really enjoyable. If you play alone, forget Battlefield 4. If not, go for it.
  3. Nov 21, 2013
    90
    BF4 gives continuity to what was achieved in the previous chapter, but there is still a long way to go until it reaches the desired quality. Recall that initially BF3 was not what we have today, a game improved to the max with all the updates introduced over two years.
  4. Oct 29, 2013
    85
    Battlefield 4 is an excellent multiplayer game that makes the most of its ambitions, proving once again that destruction is a valuable strategic addition to competitive combat, which reaches its full potential with two killer Commanders are bringing out the best in their squads. On the other hand, its single-player campaign is a disappointing.
  5. 80
    In spite of technical shortcomings, Battlefield 4 is a solid continuation of the series and its core content - the multiplayer game - will last you for a long time. [Issue#236]
  6. Nov 3, 2013
    80
    With new game modes, an enhanced interface, evolving maps, and greatly improved small-scale battles, Battlefield 4 continues the franchise’s trend of setting the standard for the squad-based multiplayer shooter.
  7. Nov 6, 2013
    50
    Another day, another PC launch riddled with bugs and issues. Battlefield 4 is a perfectly decent game with a crashing client, crashing servers, and a whole host of issues that cause lag, disconnections, graphic and sound glitches, and plenty more. When they get fixed it's easily worth a purchase; right now, it's a frustrating experience.

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  1. Oct 29, 2013
    10
    Game looks to be same as BF3 but in gameplay wise it is very different. you cant just sprint and then shoot. there is noticeable lag when sprint (not bad). Guns mechanics seem to be better. Now you cant snipe guys with a controlled AR rifle. You now actually need a scope to engage at longer range. Now guns just dont lose accuracy after some only 3 bullets. you can fire longer burst. Suppression blur is removed. there is only a gun sway when you are suppressed without any accuracy hit and blur. guns and vehicles are more open to customization like you have more accessory slots for weapons and vehicles. Map design is very good. there are no choke points so far. you can always come back in game with alot of flanking ways. Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2013
    10
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  3. Dec 25, 2013
    9
    From all the FPS that i've played, this is the first one where the allied AI kill the enemy AI (In the campaign). The graphics and the game play are far better the COD Ghosts, but due to the system requirements, for some computers there are enormous lags. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2013
    5
    Battlefield 4 is not the exactly the best shooter out there, but its not the worst either. Most of the content you are paying 60$ for are things you can get from the games prequel, Battlefield 3, which costs 1/4 of the price. The new content are mostly tweaks and small additions to the customization. The gun mechanics are significantly dumbed down, and you will often find yourself getting killed in an instant and that the weapons are overall a bit unbalanced, with the DMR's and the shotguns being absolutely useless compared to the automatic weapons.

    The new gun mechanics are easier to pick up, but make the game significantly more shallow. However, there are many new customization options that can prolong the lifetime of the multiplayer. Vehicles remain mostly the same, but the addition of attack jets to conquest and obliteration gamemodes have rendered the so-called "anti-air" jets completely useless.

    As for the singleplayer, it has a forgettable storyline and dull shooting sequences. It wont take you more than 3-4 hours to complete it and there are plenty of bugs, just like the multiplayer

    The graphics are decent, but just like in Battlefield 3, the color scheme is quite dull.

    The game isn't worth 60$, but it's still an OK game.
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  5. Dec 4, 2013
    3
    Battlefield 4 is still a high level game compared to other massive multiplayer fps games. But I must admit I was disappointed when I first played bf4. Lots of bugs and glitches that finally have been (many but not all) fixed with the latest patch. Also you can easily see maps have been made like 10 minutes before the release date, and china rising dlc's maps are even worse, really dull! what's left is hoping in the future DLCs, no more! Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2013
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. EA & Dice have dropped the ball again. Not only is the game full of bugs, not only does it crash CONSTANTLY, it just isn't interesting anymore! Take graphics out of the equation, by far the best in this series has been Battlefield 2. Everything that has come after that has been absolute rubbish.

    EA & Dice have been taking us for a ride for far too long. I'm kinda glad I only paid $32.00 for this game, as anything more would just be an insult and highway robbery.
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  7. Apr 9, 2014
    0
    Nice graphics and audio, but horrible gameplay. Games won't load, hits won't register, guns don't fire and maps randomly crash/forces you to restart. Many months after release, bugs are still all over the place. Netcode feels like you're playing Quake on a 28.8 baud modem in 1995.

    There's hardly any difference compared to BF3 either, so if you own that there is little reason to upgrade, except for the new maps.
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