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  • Summary: Battlefield Play4Free is a next-generation online multiplayer FPS combining the very best of the Battlefield series.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    Very atmospheric first person shooter you can enjoy the best in small doses. Hardly anything to criticize because it is free and promises long-term entertainment. [Issue#204]
  2. Oct 20, 2011
    75
    It has a very classic proposal, face to face combat without much thinking, and it works as a free game, being on of the greatest, indeed. But we miss some more options for cooperative play, and also better visuals.
  3. Oct 20, 2011
    75
    Overall, we liked Battlefield Play4Free. The formula of quick, full-on combat makes this a game you can pick up and play when you have a spare 15 minutes or so.
  4. Oct 20, 2011
    70
    Even with some technical problems, a quite serious problem with cheaters and some connection issues, there is potential in Battlefield Play4Free, which offers a great relationship quality-price -that is, a very decent shooter for no money at all, which is a pretty good deal.
  5. Oct 20, 2011
    70
    Sink in some moolah or you'll struggle. [July 2011, p.93]
  6. Oct 20, 2011
    60
    It all leaves me wondering why, at this point, anyone would choose to spend money on Play4Free when they could essentially get a larger, more complete game for just a few bucks more than the minimum Battlefunds purchase price.
  7. Oct 20, 2011
    50
    After the first few hours, "free" becomes an illusion and the gameplay gets monotonous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 108
  2. Negative: 95 out of 108
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    10
    I love this game. It's incredibly fun and somewhat difficult, but all-in-all an awesome game. But, you have to buy funds, which is a B*TCH because without them, you can pretty much do nothing. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    4
    Now, I know this game pissed off a bunch of players who've stuck with it since the beginning, but I'm here to talk about the experience should you start playing JUST NOW (which is probably why you're here in the first place, right?)

    Alright, I'm not going to lie: this game is pay to win. With "permanent" weapon unlocks taking a minimum of 17500 credits to buy, and the better ones taking up to 90000, the system basically shoves the need to buy premium currency (BattleFunds) straight up your arse. Add to the fact that there are insane, utterly OP boosters up for grabs for the right amount of Funds, and you have a game where every newbie gets steamrolled from the moment they spawn in. Coupled with the arduous leveling system, taking hours and hours of playing time to level up, and you'll get frustrated pretty quick.

    The class system of BFP4F is also quite convoluted and annoying. You cannot switch loadouts or classes during a match, and thus must exit the server in order to change your weapons, apparel, or class. Also, you start with two free soldier slots and must buy extra slots (with *sigh* BattleFunds) in order to have all four classes on one account. This can be easily remedied by creating multiple accounts, however.

    All this being said, there are good things to say about this game as well. First of all, the gameplay is quite fast-paced and realistic, leaving you aching for the respawn timer to count down and soaring with glee after every kill. The graphics are pretty nice if your computer can handle them, which is always a plus. Lastly, the physics and playstyle of the game do require a certain amount of learning and skill, no matter whether you hold a level 1 or 30 weapon in your hands.

    My verdict? BFP4F is worth a try, but don't expect to be able to fully enjoy the game without paying through the nose in $$$
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  3. Dec 28, 2011
    0
    This game is fun if you have tons of money. Everything is rented by the day at an absurd price, and if you want to buy permanent weapons it will cost you an arm and a leg. The most recent update nerfed all the guns that people PAID for with money and brought them down to regular free gun status. This game is Play4Free, Pay4Fun. Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2012
    0
    Was OK till 20th of December - when they swapped our paid guns with some toys - just to force us to rent upgrades so those weapons would be just as good as they were.

    permanent good weapon turned into ****
    expensive rental system to bring your old weapon back

    Fxxx You EAsy.
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  5. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    This game is sadly buggy - you will see some crashes, errors and fail messages on a regular basis. And recently, the developers scammed whole paying community. It is a rare case in pay4content history, where you try to get rid of those who actually fund your game. Given the current disrespect to paying customers (and a daylight robbery) it is not likely that this game will last long. Feels like EA already already booked 100% impairment for this project. Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    The developers take away items from players at a whim in order to 'balance' the game as the claim, players pay for items and should get to keep what they originally bought! Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    If you buy anything in the game, expect that it will be taken away from you during one of the following update. I bought permanent weapons around september 2011, On Dec. 20 2011, the developers took all of them away from all of us gamers. Now we are forced to buy items that are worse than what we had. With no compensation. In the game, there's not really all those fast action shootout. You either get killed by auto shotguns, rpg, or mortar as soon as you respawn. Expand

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