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  • Summary: In this installment, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the 'B' company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages.In this installment, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the 'B' company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages. With a heavy arsenal of deadly weapons and a slew of vehicles to aid them, the crew set off on their mission and they are ready to blow up, shoot down, blast through, wipe out and utterly destroy anything that gets in their way. Total destruction is the name of the game, delivered as only the DICE next generation Frostbite engine can. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. 100
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is as complete a package as you could ever ask for. Multiplayer-heavy titles can be a fickle beast, but we’re pretty sure we’ll be playing this one for quite some time to come.
  2. Both single player and multiplayer experiences excel in Bad Company 2, and the sequel is a great step up from its first iteration. This is one of the best and most addictive on-line experiences in a shooter in years.
  3. This really is one of the best looking console shooters I've ever played.
  4. 90
    It's kind of like DICE has trained for a game development biathlon, resulting in its first game where the single-player mode is just as good as the multiplayer -- and that says DICE has what it takes to be among the best in the business.
  5. 'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' comes armed with a heavy arsenal and some bad attitudes, and delivers another solid shooting experience that will please fans of the original, and dare I say it, the “COD” clan as well.
  6. Overall Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a sequel worthy of taking your attention away from other shooter out there.
  7. There's no denying the appeal of Bad Company 2's multiplayer. DICE is still expertly nailing down what it pioneered all the way back in 2002, and the experience remains far from stale. However, poor design in the single-player makes for a campaign that's not only lacklustre throughout, but cripplingly buggy at times as well.

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  2. Negative: 10 out of 97
  1. Aug 12, 2010
    10
    An incredible game to say the least. The Single Player Campaign is the best in its class and the Multiplayer has some of those epicAn incredible game to say the least. The Single Player Campaign is the best in its class and the Multiplayer has some of those epic 'Battlefield' moments. And, the way that you can customize your 'classes' in a multiplayer game is much better than those of Call of Duty. It is definitely a better game than the first Bad Company and is worth the purchase. I could not disagree more with JohnD, as if one side has something such as a helicopter it can get frustrating getting killed over and over but it puts you into a hard situation that YOU have to deal with. Also, if you level up or unlock something in-game you get to change and use it, in-game. For a basic summary, best in it's class and I have played EVERY Battlefield game to date. This is incredible. Expand
  2. AlexH.
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Although the campaign still isn't as good as it should it is very entertaining and worth while. a big improvement from the first. but Although the campaign still isn't as good as it should it is very entertaining and worth while. a big improvement from the first. but like all the Battlefield games multiplayer is what it was made for, and i got to say the multiplayer is by far incredible and willl make you say "I Sware i seen that in a movie before." all in all, I have to give it a 10 if you like First person shooters i say at least rent it all though its worth $60. Expand
  3. ChuckNorris
    Apr 3, 2010
    10
    When I first played the BFBC2 beta that came out in November for the PS3 I wasn't that impressed because I was so into MW2 that just When I first played the BFBC2 beta that came out in November for the PS3 I wasn't that impressed because I was so into MW2 that just came out earlier that month. After I lent my buddy MW2 I decided to give beta a chance. It took me a while to like it, but it was well worth it. After a while I preferred to play the simple beta over MW2. The sense of teamwork is all there. If you don't work together you will lose. With MW2 it's all aimless killing to get killstreaks and almost every time you spawn in a small map you will die. And graphics are so much better in BFBC2. It's 720p native resolution is amazing. MW2 has a resolution that I have never heard of, 600p native! They did that to improve frames per second. They just upscale the resolution to 1080p which does nothing! Almost every game can upscale to 1080p and no game has 1080p native resolution until GT5 comes out. To add to BFBC2. DESTRUCTIBLE ENVIRONMENT!! It's just awesome. The guns are great too. The sound that the guns make in the game are actual sound that the guns make in real life and when jumping your gun jumps along with you. Gravity on the bullets is an upside and bullet detection is great too. Over all, BFBC2 is more of a PS3 game like Killzone 2 and MW2 is more of a XBOX 360 game. MW2 is more of an arcade game. So those people who are obsessed with MW2, please give it a shot. Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2011
    9
    This game is really good, the multiplayer is balanced and fun, the campaign has many great set pieces and good humor, which a lot of peopleThis game is really good, the multiplayer is balanced and fun, the campaign has many great set pieces and good humor, which a lot of people including myself, find amusing. Like any other game it has it's flaws, and that has to be with the length of the story, it's short. However a good experience. Multiplayer is one of the best i have ever played, unlike call of duty it focuses on realism and teamwork, which makes the battlefield experience different. I also liked the fact that i did not find anything frustrating or plain stupid. If you want something else than call of duty or other first person shooters, then make the switch. Expand
  5. Feb 2, 2011
    9
    I had my 1st experience with this game about 2 months ago, rented it from Blockbuster, right before Black Ops came out. I'd only spent aboutI had my 1st experience with this game about 2 months ago, rented it from Blockbuster, right before Black Ops came out. I'd only spent about 5 hours or so with the game, and wqs frustrated at first at the difference in gameplay presented as opposed to anything I've experienced in the CoD franchise. BC2 is definitely geared toward the more tactics oriented crowd, though in my multiplayer experience I didn't find too many instances of people working together towards a common goal. HOWEVER.....
    after a 2 month hiatus, I got REALLY tired of Black Ops, and now MW 2 is unplayable because of hackers. So, I purchased BFBC 2 from Amazon today and am fully expecting to immerse myself in the experience this time and OWN it. I'd recommend BC 2 to anyone tired of Activision's b.s.
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  6. Jul 24, 2013
    8
    PlayStation did a great job with the graphics, making this feel and look cool as well as the weaponry. This is definitely one great fps. IfPlayStation did a great job with the graphics, making this feel and look cool as well as the weaponry. This is definitely one great fps. If you are looking to purchase replica guns from the game, you can go to http://www.airsplat.com/airsoft-video-games.htm Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2011
    0
    this game is so terrible. it focuses on realism way to much and forgets the fun. the story is shot and is way to predictable. the mutiplayerthis game is so terrible. it focuses on realism way to much and forgets the fun. the story is shot and is way to predictable. the mutiplayer is full of sever problems and is very lacking in game modes. Expand

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