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Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

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  • Summary: The first-ever Battlefield console installment drops players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles,The first-ever Battlefield console installment drops players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts with up to 24 players in some of the largest online battles on the PlayStation 2 console. (Online play requires the PlayStation 2 console, a broadband connection, memory card, and network adaptor for the PlayStation 2). Voiceover communication is also supported via USB headset. Players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, the Chinese, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. The game features large and detailed environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the globe's most notorious hot spots, allowing players to engage in multiplayer battles that could be ripped straight from tomorrow’s headlines. Battlefield: Modern Combat also includes over 70 state-of-the-art modern weapons and advanced weapon systems, including heat-seeking missiles and laser designated bombs. Additionally, with in-game success, players increase their rank and garner promotions in a persistent online world. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 95
    This PC war-tastic juggernaut comes to a console near you sporting a surprisingly meaty single-player experience, as well as its trademark clusterf..k multiplayer.
  2. An unashamedly entertaining surprisingly strategic shooter. [Nov 2005, p.112]
  3. It is fast, fluid, mostly stable, and offers more fun than any military shooter I've played since "Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear."
  4. The Battlefield series makes a smooth transition to the console, offering new ideas to spice up gameplay. Pity the online play is surprisingly weak.
  5. There's a lot more to war than just moving about shooting at the enemy. Fortunately Battlefield 2 ignores that fact and gives us action junkies just what we crave.
  6. Worth picking up if your trigger finger is itching to blast away at something new, and even if you find yourself bored with the genre, the “Hot Swapping” feature is worth checking out at least once.
  7. Little more than a shooting gallery, especially in single-player mode. [Feb 2006, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. PaulM.
    Oct 13, 2005
    10
    This is brilliant!!!
  2. JoeT.
    Feb 27, 2006
    10
    While the single player is not really anything to write home about. The online multiplayer is where the real fun is at. So if you don't While the single player is not really anything to write home about. The online multiplayer is where the real fun is at. So if you don't have online just rent it first but if online is your thing this is a must have. Expand
  3. LillyL.
    Oct 25, 2005
    10
    Have played it in it's entirety and can truly say it is a brilliant game. The single player alone is worthy of a 10 especially the beach Have played it in it's entirety and can truly say it is a brilliant game. The single player alone is worthy of a 10 especially the beach level. (Would like 4 player & Lan support but still easily deserves a 10 out of 10!) Expand
  4. GoldenGhee
    Nov 6, 2005
    10
    This game is immense!!!! How can it only get 79....... *Mega huff*
  5. AlesG.
    Feb 4, 2006
    10
    this game is the game of the future.He has got very good graphics and the tipe is interesant. Is a very good game.
  6. ShastaM.
    Nov 9, 2005
    9
    Haven't played the offline portion yet, but I don't think I ever will considering online kicks so much ass! There's stuff Haven't played the offline portion yet, but I don't think I ever will considering online kicks so much ass! There's stuff blowing up everywhere you look, mortar shells raining down and choppers getting smoked out of the sky - and that's only when you first jump into the game! The rank system does help to create some sort of level of respect among players and people will actually play as a team. Best online game for PS2 hands down. Your mission, should you choose to accept it soldier, is to buy this game. Now head out!!! Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2013
    4
    Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is okay i would not give it 10 because it is not perfect. The Story is nothing to special nor the multiplier. ToBattlefield 2: Modern Combat is okay i would not give it 10 because it is not perfect. The Story is nothing to special nor the multiplier. To me i think the newer ones are better. Yes i know they came out ages ago but Battlefield 2 is very good compared to this.

    Overall:
    -Story/Campaign is not very good
    -Multiplayer bores me
    Score: 43/100
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