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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 whileBattlefield 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 whenGame 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. Dec 25, 2013
    10
    Great game in keeping with the BF tradition. The Battlepack system is a great addition and the graphics are insane. Early issues with crashingGreat game in keeping with the BF tradition. The Battlepack system is a great addition and the graphics are insane. Early issues with crashing appear to be fixed and i havent had any issues in a while. I highly recommend. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2013
    9
    This isn't a FPS game! It's a true war simulator! Other than a few crashes and the dumb use browser instead of an in-game menu system, thisThis isn't a FPS game! It's a true war simulator! Other than a few crashes and the dumb use browser instead of an in-game menu system, this game is out of the park! Expand
  4. Feb 9, 2014
    5
    Ignoring all the game breaking bugs Battlefield 4 fails to innovate in comparison to Battlefield 3. The innovations that Dice attempted to addIgnoring all the game breaking bugs Battlefield 4 fails to innovate in comparison to Battlefield 3. The innovations that Dice attempted to add such as new weapons, levelution, and new game modes lacked in comparison to what made Battlefield 3 an enjoyable game.

    Other than that, Battlefield 4 would've been a better $35-$40 expansion pack to big brother Battlefield 3.
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  5. Nov 20, 2013
    3
    This game would be much more fun if it didn't crash ever other time you launched it. It feels like they really don't want me to play the gameThis game would be much more fun if it didn't crash ever other time you launched it. It feels like they really don't want me to play the game as it crashes each time I attempt to. When I spend upwards of $60 on a game, I don't expect it to be polished to the shiniest gold object on earth, but I expect it to work better than this load of BS. When it does work the game is very fun and enjoyable, but alas, it only works when it feels like it and this game is like your teenage daughter who hates doing chores. I would give it higher, but I feel like I can't because I haven't played it enough, despite having it for over 2 weeks now. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2013
    1
    This review is written for the purposes of warning prospective buyers of the serious faults that currently exist. Upon release and to dateThis review is written for the purposes of warning prospective buyers of the serious faults that currently exist. Upon release and to date the game is replete with multiple bugs that make for a poor gaming experience. These include constant crashing (ie 35-40% of games) with certain maps very prone to this, very poor hit recognition (in my opinion worse than BF3) and persistent sound loss. As it stands the game is not worth buying and I would recommend waiting for atleast 2 DLCs to be released before considering a purchase as DICE tends to only do proper patches when such are released (and not as required). Expand
  7. Dec 8, 2013
    0
    The game freezes all the time. Don't spend your money or your time for this piece of cr.p. It has been 1 month since the release but no properThe game freezes all the time. Don't spend your money or your time for this piece of cr.p. It has been 1 month since the release but no proper update. Just go and dowload the pirated edition because EA deserves it! Expand

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