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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 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 excellent multiplayer FPS. The different soldier types and vehicles keep the game fresh for a long time. Too bad tanks cannot drive through small fences and over small rocks. [Jan 2006]
  3. A jaw-dropping arcade shooter - think "SOCOM" with drivable tanks and vehicles. [Dec 2005, p.112]
  4. 80
    The game has all the things that have made "Battlefield" a PC favorite. In particular, the vehicles work well, maybe even better with the controller. Flying a helicopter with two sticks feels natural and the ground vehicles, like tanks and humvees, are a snap.
  5. Overall it's a very well-developed package with decent offline play and a great overall purchase, and is well worth a buy at the current cheap prices you can pick it up for.
  6. The game's lack of polish is also another problem. The graphics and textures aren't impressive at all. [Dec 2005, p.158]
  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 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. SteveJ.
    Oct 13, 2005
    10
    Wow!! great game :D
  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. BraheenW.
    Oct 26, 2005
    10
    80? And Socom 3 got a 85. You guys are crazy! I played both and BF2:MC is waaaay better than SOCOM 2!
  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. RichardK.
    Nov 14, 2005
    9
    The best online game I have played for PS2. Gamespot's review is way off - SOCOM 3 is a bore in comparison.
  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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