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  • Summary: Battlefield 4 is an action blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more whileBattlefield 4 is an action blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. Beyond its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home. Change the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move. Dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicular combat. Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    95
    Battlefield 4 is stout entry to the series and a strong addition to the PlayStation 4 launch lineup. As the first game to demonstrate the prowess of the Frostbite 3 engine, its explosive debut indicates a promising future for its technology. Gear up and strap in, Battlefield 4 sets the new standard for next-generation multiplayer.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Feb 13, 2014
    91
    Battlefield 4 is an excellent multiplayer FPS with wildly varied vehicles and interesting maps. [Jan 2014]
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Dec 2, 2013
    90
    It’s a shame DICE still treads the B-grade storytelling path with its single-player game, otherwise Battlefield 4 would be dangerously close to shooter perfection. [Christmas 2013, p67]
  4. Oct 29, 2013
    87
    Multiplayer as its best, but the campaign is a total disappointment.
  5. Oct 29, 2013
    85
    While featuring a mostly forgettable single player, the characteristics of multiplayer in Battlefield 4 works so well making the DICE title the reference in a competitive context, as well as a real game changer from a technical point of view.
  6. Nov 30, 2013
    80
    Battlefield 4 feels like more of a ‘true’ Battlefield game when compared to its predecessor, aping that sandbox arena fun that made 1942 such a hit. Thanks to the power of PlayStation 4, we finally have a PC Battlefield experience on a home console, and it’s pretty darn good.
  7. The issues aren’t ruinous, and in the case of the multiplayer more an inconvenience that EA needs to address than anything else – but it’s enough to take the shine off what should be one of the best shooters on PS4.

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  1. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    Absolutely awesome startup to new ps4. Awesome graphics, awesome multiplayer, great perfomance. The new levolution system works and feelsAbsolutely awesome startup to new ps4. Awesome graphics, awesome multiplayer, great perfomance. The new levolution system works and feels great, especially on flood zone. Ps. 1080р and 60 fps. 10/10. Expand
  2. Jan 10, 2014
    10
    Best ps4 game available, get it, love it, play it. What more can I say to pad out this review, how about if you don't love this game you areBest ps4 game available, get it, love it, play it. What more can I say to pad out this review, how about if you don't love this game you are a cissy little girl and shouldn't be allowed near daddy's game console ever again. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2015
    9
    What can I say about Battlefield 4 other than it is just fantastic. I've played countless hours of multiplayer as well as single player and itWhat can I say about Battlefield 4 other than it is just fantastic. I've played countless hours of multiplayer as well as single player and it is one of the best FPS out there. While it did have major bugs on release these fixes have been well and truly fixed and all future DLC will be free.

    Positives:
    +Fantastic shooting gameplay as always within all the multiplayer modes and single player campaign.

    +Much better designed maps than BF3. I thought some of the maps on BF3 were unbalance(Operation Metro) but the design in BF4 maps is much more open and balanced in terms of positional advantage.

    +Multiplayer never fails to entertain for hours if you're interested in that which is about 75% of this game.

    +The sound engineering is exquisite as always

    +Beautiful looking game with the new Frostbite engine

    Negatives:

    -Sniping has become unbalanced with more and more players choosing to be snipers. Its slowly turning into COD on a bigger scale.

    -The physics in terms of the environment is incredibly inconsistent. The jumping over obstacles is random with the player not jumping over small bits of rocks, railings, building materials and even blown up vehicle parts. Vehicles can too easily get stuck behind environmental objects in which it shouldn't be affected as much as it does.

    -Single Campaign is as poor as ever. I know people dont buy BF4 for the campaign but they could at least give a good effort. Seems like the concept was written up in about 5 mins.

    -Even though it has fixed the bugs it was still a terrible decision to release this game in an unfinished state. We can never let EA forget that.

    Overall about an 8.8 rounded to a 9 for Metacritic.
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  4. Jan 19, 2015
    7
    First thing that comes to mind about this game after putting in a ton of hours is flaws. I'm mainly putting my point across the online gameFirst thing that comes to mind about this game after putting in a ton of hours is flaws. I'm mainly putting my point across the online game play as I didn't complete the campaign portion but the part i did play was fun. Don't get me wrong, online gameplay was fun but there are a ton of glitches that frustrated me beyond frustration. Snipers found glitches behind some rocks, some mechanics wouldn't work and a bit more. Most recent problem is how all the dlc weapon content became locked out of no where after spending so much time achieving most of the weapons. I didn't care for trying as if this happened there's no point in trying to fix it since it'll most likely happen again. I'm not going to pre order Hardline because of how glitchy this game is but hoping it comes out successful. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2015
    6
    This time I didn't even bother to finish the campaign. The multiplayer is not as good as it was in BF3, but it's still good. Not many newThis time I didn't even bother to finish the campaign. The multiplayer is not as good as it was in BF3, but it's still good. Not many new things made here. To be honest I could have been happy if all these new maps were just DLC's for Battlefield 3 and not a whole new game. This game didn't have the same feel to it and this time I bought no DLCs, like I did with BF3.
    It wasn't really necessary to make this game at all.

    (I played this shortly after it came out, I'm just now writing the review)
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  6. Mar 22, 2014
    4
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  7. Jul 12, 2015
    0
    The servers are **** 0 out of 10. Nothing fun at all. Takes half the game for your gun to show and map to render. By the way 12 gauge shotgunThe servers are **** 0 out of 10. Nothing fun at all. Takes half the game for your gun to show and map to render. By the way 12 gauge shotgun to the chest from a meter and a half only does 26 damage Expand

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