Battlefield: Play4Free PC

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1.9

Overwhelming dislike- based on 218 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 218

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  1. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    used to be pretty good. then December 20, 2011 the EAsy development team robbed all veteran and elite gun buyers of weapons with a new massive update that took away their permanent attachments and replaced their guns with vastly inferior weapons. They said this was for 'fairer' gameplay, yet the dev team still sells weapon 'boosters' and rents out other attachments. Scam artistsused to be pretty good. then December 20, 2011 the EAsy development team robbed all veteran and elite gun buyers of weapons with a new massive update that took away their permanent attachments and replaced their guns with vastly inferior weapons. They said this was for 'fairer' gameplay, yet the dev team still sells weapon 'boosters' and rents out other attachments. Scam artists to say the least. Stay away. Expand
  2. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Do not waste any money! They will take away the premium content you paid for, for the sake of "balance"... BOOSTERS are killing the game, NOT Legacy Attachments!
  3. 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!
  4. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Free & Paying Customer are getting treated like sh*t! A formerly good and fun game has been destroyed by the insatiable greed of Electronic Arts/Easy. SAVE YOUR MONEY!
  5. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Electronic Arts - Our Greed is in the Game. Once again EA Greed is destroying a formerly good game, furthermore they are scamming their paying customers by taking purchased premium items away from them. Do not download, play or pay that game. Corporate Christmas at its finest...
  6. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Don't bother playing or paying you will be scammed either way. Don't pay to sustain a weapon with attachments which merely represent it's former performance. -3
  7. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Scamming their paying players by taking away paid premium stuff - what a wonderful way to celebrate christmas.
  8. Dec 22, 2011
    1
    It's a decent game the first few seconds you play it, but then you realise it's just a rehash of BF2, except with BF2 you get all the features for around $10. This game tends to make you go through many micro transactions just to get the same content, and apparently be better than others. Before Dec 1st I purchased a few weapons which were pretty decent, but were made well enough theyIt's a decent game the first few seconds you play it, but then you realise it's just a rehash of BF2, except with BF2 you get all the features for around $10. This game tends to make you go through many micro transactions just to get the same content, and apparently be better than others. Before Dec 1st I purchased a few weapons which were pretty decent, but were made well enough they weren't overpowered. Then after Dec 1st they changed all the weapons so they were much less than average. They gave all the players that had recently purchased weapons attachments that gave us our weapon back up to par. In a recent update on Dec 20th, they decided that because of their nerf of the standard weapons, they claimed our weapons were now overpowered. Instead of putting the weapons back the way they had before. They decided to make the already purchased weapons worth nothing... At the present time, all players are feeling cheated and scammed for their money. It's a disgrace to the formerly renowned company EA/EAsy and I have lost all trust in the business as a whole. I would not recommend you purchase anything from them, as at any time they can change the game content to what they see fit without giving any prior notice or compensation. Expand
  9. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Great concept, destroyed by corporate greed and scamming their paying customers!
  10. Dec 22, 2011
    1
    In the latest update of the game in 2011/12/20 EA scammed their players. Guns that was bought before the patch was nerfed several hundred percents, and after that players are forced to buy the newly introduced "attachments" such as barrels/magazines/stocks to get their old weapons back. This is only one downsides of the game. Greed destroyed this game known as Battlefield: Play4Free.
  11. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    You'll likely see a range of scores on here as the game is updated.

    Here's the first thing you need to know; don't spend any real money on this game, you will regret it. It used to be an ok game. After the December 2011 updates, there is no balance, and playing is a hair-pulling frustrating experience. As a free player, you use very stripped down weapons, but can rent very over-powered
    You'll likely see a range of scores on here as the game is updated.

    Here's the first thing you need to know; don't spend any real money on this game, you will regret it. It used to be an ok game. After the December 2011 updates, there is no balance, and playing is a hair-pulling frustrating experience. As a free player, you use very stripped down weapons, but can rent very over-powered boosters. As a paying player, you can buy weapons, but as the Dec 20th update demonstrates, these can be taken back from you by the developers at their whim. All in all, it's free, but as soon as it's not (you buy credits), it's no longer worth it.
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  12. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    Not long ago, this game was one of the best free FPS that not only were fun, were quite balanced and had a good community and a no need to waste money on to have some great fun. But the company then decided to try to get the most money out of the players making an update that removed the fun of the game and ruined the gameplay, making the player need to pay a large quantity to be able toNot long ago, this game was one of the best free FPS that not only were fun, were quite balanced and had a good community and a no need to waste money on to have some great fun. But the company then decided to try to get the most money out of the players making an update that removed the fun of the game and ruined the gameplay, making the player need to pay a large quantity to be able to even control the gun, in which the recoil is at the moment insane compared to other FPS and real life. Since this 20th December update, not only the producers scammed and robbed all those who had paid for this game but broke BF: P4F itself. Expand
  13. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    complete rip off conned out of £20.00 stay away at all costs, servers,clans and players leaving in disgust at Easys blatent con tricks. dont fall for the companys blatent abuse of its playerbase. STAY AWAY
  14. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    Download for free, and pay for guns. you can play without paying for weapon parts but recoil is so big that you need one clip on steady enemy to shot him. Before December 2011 this used to be very good fps now NOT. You can also run around knifeing people, it is less anoying than trying to shot them.
  15. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    A great shame! It offers a paid service and then cancel it. If you like to be deceived and injured on your money is the right game for you. To be avoided at all costs even because there is no technical assistance, explanations, apologies for any error either.
  16. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    Used to be quite enjoyable.

    Then EA decided to take their stick of greed, distracted every player with maps, attachments and whatnot, and while we weren't paying attention, they sneakily shoved it where sun doesn't shine.

    EA's greed has severely damaged the playerbase, servers are shutting down. I would suggest skipping this game until EA has learned to be less greedy. So pretty much ... never
  17. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    First thing you have to know about this game: DO NOT buy premium content as it will be taken away from you. That alone is more than enough to give this a 0 but the is more. Terrible decisions about game mechanics ruined what otherwise was a good game and had all the potential to get even better. Stay away!
  18. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    This game is CRAP, do not buy battlefunds they will rip you off and take away weapons labeled "lasts forever" AVOID AT ALL COSTS

    If you do play don't buy anything. These people are rip-off artists.
  19. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    I suggest staying well clear of this game. The developers cheat players out of their money by selling in-game content which they later change to much inferior versions without any compensation to the customers under the pretense of 'balancing the game' just to try and get more money out of them. Stay away from this and any other EAsy titles.
  20. Dec 24, 2011
    0
    WARNING SCAM Alert! DO NOT SPENT ANY MONEY, IT WILL BE STOLEN FROM YOU!
  21. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    Takes items away from players, if you don't pay you wont have fun, horrible game. No developer support. Basically the same thing as battlefield 2 with no widescreen support and half the players. Ugly graphics, Bad gameplay, Laggy. If your free, you only have access to 3 guns and you cant even modify them.
  22. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    Zero! EAsy violates they own ToS and anything they wrote in their FAQ, replacing weapons that players paid for and replace them with crap weapons of their choice, even if they confirmed that players who paid won't have their weapon's attachments removed. If you want to experience the feeling of being robbed and scammed , BFP4F is the right choice.
  23. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    -3 to tell you the truth. never in the history of gaming have so many people bean ripped off. avoid at all cost. they are thieves and will take your money. they take your money and screw you in the process. they have a nack for taking a great game and then pooping all over it. if you want to lose your money your much better off going down the nearest dark ally and get mugged. least the-3 to tell you the truth. never in the history of gaming have so many people bean ripped off. avoid at all cost. they are thieves and will take your money. they take your money and screw you in the process. they have a nack for taking a great game and then pooping all over it. if you want to lose your money your much better off going down the nearest dark ally and get mugged. least the mugger has the balls to do it in person. Expand
  24. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    They at EAsy are thieves and liars, don't trust them because they will screw you like they did most of their community! Go to Battlefield P4F forums and you'll see irresponsible behavior of their management and lot of angry players who want their money back. Be careful with EA, you might end up like us...
  25. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    This game is not worth the money you spend on it, the developers keep nerfing old items when they release new ones to force players to keep spending money on this remake of BF2 with micro-transactions.
  26. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    It used to be a good game, and enjoyable, even as a newcomer, if you played it for few hours, you quickly got the hang of it and even a newbie had a shot at veterans ;)
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    After the 2011 december 20th update, it changed radically, beacame unbalanced with Mortar Strikes, which is allowed to be aimed at home-bases, what makes it near-impossible to respawning players to get out from there
    It used to be a good game, and enjoyable, even as a newcomer, if you played it for few hours, you quickly got the hang of it and even a newbie had a shot at veterans ;)
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    After the 2011 december 20th update, it changed radically, beacame unbalanced with Mortar Strikes, which is allowed to be aimed at home-bases, what makes it near-impossible to respawning players to get out from there before they get killed again.
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    But that is just one example, next to the "balanced" weapon system, which introduced insaine and unpredictable recoil to weapons, making it nearly impossible to compensate with skill, along with crazy-low ammo count, and spare mags.
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    Since the update the only way to have some chance is to arm yourself with SPAS shotgun (since it seems to be not effected by the balancing) or RPG, get a booster for it and just shoot it into crowds.
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    Teamplay is near-impossible under these conditions which ruins it for the people who values tactics.
    With the update the Recon and Medic classes came nearly useless, crippling the teams who were used to work like a group.
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    In my personal oppinion, the game could be fine if the developer EAsy simply would do a rollback to pre dec 20th. or work out the problems fast, before the game's support group reduces to zero (which is coming fast, if you follow the forums )
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    my score is O on this game, - even if I put aside that EA betrayed my loyality with the "Legacy" incident - becase of the useless "balance system" which is implemented with the dec 20 update.
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  27. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    Play 4 Free, Pay 4 Fun. Ive played this game since the first day, and its no longer a play for free game, more like a dump 100$ into various guns just to get a head advantage. In irony, the games company EAsy have taken away weapons purchases when promised to "last forever" two times, one with holosight guns. Basically a holosight gun was just a great gun with little recoil and had a redPlay 4 Free, Pay 4 Fun. Ive played this game since the first day, and its no longer a play for free game, more like a dump 100$ into various guns just to get a head advantage. In irony, the games company EAsy have taken away weapons purchases when promised to "last forever" two times, one with holosight guns. Basically a holosight gun was just a great gun with little recoil and had a red dot sight, but those guns were taken away after an update that lets you customize your gun. With this update the attachments and customizations are BF buy able, and will not last forever, i believe only up to 7 days. And after that, the company did it a 2nd time by taking away veteran and elite guns, most over bought and expensive guns, and gave people no BF refund, instead a low performance gun that's recoil makes it unbearable. The game has cheated people of their money buy taking away their good guns and giving them something horrid to play with, in other words its like buying a fancy sports car then in a few days they gave you a plastic foot powered car for 5 year old and took away your sports car. This game is nearly a rip off of BF2 and the company running the game cannot be trusted for they repeat their "mistakes" and take peoples money away. If you want a balanced game, run by a trustworthy company, with fair game play that doesn't involve paying 20$ for a gun that's decent, this is not your destination, i do not recommend playing this game. Expand
  28. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    Developers scammed paying players, took away their 'last forever' weapons, and are trying to force those same paying players to spend more real money on the weapons they payed for with attachments that don't even bring the weapons back on par for what they originally payed for. Furthermore the attachments aren't permanent so you have to continuously spend money on the game to use them.Developers scammed paying players, took away their 'last forever' weapons, and are trying to force those same paying players to spend more real money on the weapons they payed for with attachments that don't even bring the weapons back on par for what they originally payed for. Furthermore the attachments aren't permanent so you have to continuously spend money on the game to use them. They promised no more then a month ago that, with the introduction of their new, apparently improved, changes that those who actually forked out money to buy their 'elite' weapons will not lose them. They have basically destroyed what was a great game by 'stealing' money off the majority of the player base and going back on promises made to those same customers that keep them in a job.

    I seriously recommend not playing this game as next the Developers will probably take away the apparel that customers have payed for, on their characters which makes them unique, and change them to beggars rags or the equivalent like they have done with their weapons. Probably also make you have to pay to play on their game maps as well, or you can only play in a simple 12m x 12m box or something ridiculous like that
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  29. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    This game was great before they started getting greedy and changing everything.Instead of fixing mistakes they had made on previous updates they decided to take aim at the paying players.The very people that support and keep the game alive were penalized and had their elite weapons replaced by useless knock-offs without compensation or a valid explanation.Even after promissing that theThis game was great before they started getting greedy and changing everything.Instead of fixing mistakes they had made on previous updates they decided to take aim at the paying players.The very people that support and keep the game alive were penalized and had their elite weapons replaced by useless knock-offs without compensation or a valid explanation.Even after promissing that the weapons we had purchased would last forever and not be altered significantly they do a complete about-face and alter the weapons so that we would have to spend more money to get back what we already had paid for.Do not invest any money on this game because you will be very disapointed by their treatment of the customer.I wish i could give it a -10. Expand
  30. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    Switch & Bait / misleading advertisement. They sell items which last forever according to their adverts, knowing that this contradicts and disables the conditions of their TOS and DSA but still dare to break the contract, between the customers and themselves, by taking away the customers` property and replacing it with something that is worth less. No compensation is being granted.
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    Switch & Bait / misleading advertisement. They sell items which last forever according to their adverts, knowing that this contradicts and disables the conditions of their TOS and DSA but still dare to break the contract, between the customers and themselves, by taking away the customers` property and replacing it with something that is worth less. No compensation is being granted.
    The excuse for this is then "to benefit fairer play".

    Read this thread and see for yourself.
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Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 20, 2011
    50
    With graphics, gameplay and an approach to female gamers from the past, this game is just average. Battlefield: Play4Free is free to play, but my time is worth a lot more than this and I want my money back.
  2. Games Master UK
    Oct 20, 2011
    70
    Sink in some moolah or you'll struggle. [July 2011, p.93]
  3. Oct 20, 2011
    75
    A decent core game despite its stripped down status.