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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
    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.
  3. Oct 20, 2011
    75
    A decent core game despite its stripped down status.
  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 110
  2. Negative: 98 out of 110
  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*TCHI 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. Mar 9, 2015
    4
    This game was great at 2011-12, since then it only went straight downwards. The developer doesn't bother to release any new maps (except forThis game was great at 2011-12, since then it only went straight downwards. The developer doesn't bother to release any new maps (except for reworked and often really bad Rush maps), no news, nothing. The game is full of cheaters (wallhackers, aimbotters are daily bread), whiners, hackusators, people who smash team vehicles for fun and so on.
    But the main problem are class limiters and level limiters and weapon limiters and I dont even know what else limiters. You spend connecting all the time (which is slow), then you get kicked because you happen to be sniper (which is probably the last class in form of influence on battle (for example engineer is far more important imo)), and then you take some other class, reload everything again, reconnect again and get kicked for some stupid weapon limitation for your gun (which you usually invested money to).
    Not to mention the constant repetition of the same maps (sharqui (rush) and oman, which gets boring reeealy fast. I know its not much problem of game developers, rather people who run the servers, but still... Avoid this game, used to be fun, now it's boring disaster and waste of time with no perspective.
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  3. Dec 27, 2011
    0
    Don't even bother try this crap, after half a year of paying money , my purchases have gone to lost because i quote "balancing the game".Don'tDon't even bother try this crap, after half a year of paying money , my purchases have gone to lost because i quote "balancing the game".Don't try this game if you care about your money! 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 beWas 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 22, 2011
    0
    Not a really big gamer, so I don't know if this is industry standard activity, but I can tell you this: I purchased, with real money, weaponsNot a really big gamer, so I don't know if this is industry standard activity, but I can tell you this: I purchased, with real money, weapons that were described as "elite" and would "last forever". My weapon is no longer "elite" and the weapon I purchased certainly didn't "last forever".

    The game was good [still is, basically] but the company itself, EA, seems to me to be dishonest, and that's putting it mildly. Do NOT spend real money at battlefield play4free. You can't trust them or what they say.
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  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 toThe 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 26, 2011
    0
    Having played Battlefield Play4free since the first week of open beta testing I can safely say that this game has slowly but surely goneHaving played Battlefield Play4free since the first week of open beta testing I can safely say that this game has slowly but surely gone downhill over the past months with paid content and gear being nerfed (holosight AUG anyone) and nerfed (tier 3 recon ammunition expertise anyone) and then boosted for even more money (lololololololol I haz mortar strikez >9000/1 KDR trolololo I am 1337) until the final straw on December 20th where they literally removed weapons which users had paid for and replaced them with inferior equipment despite having said in a previous update (weapon customization on December 1st) they would not remove the "legacy" attachments. Expand

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