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  1. Dec 18, 2011
    10
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 is, in my opinion, one of the greatest online FPS of all time! Obviously it has fault at some points (campaign isn't great) but the online aspect of the game is outstanding. The maps are huge, they provide different sorts of enviroments and best of all, something that most online games struggle at, they are BALANCED. DICE really have discovered hidden treasureBattlefield Bad Company 2 is, in my opinion, one of the greatest online FPS of all time! Obviously it has fault at some points (campaign isn't great) but the online aspect of the game is outstanding. The maps are huge, they provide different sorts of enviroments and best of all, something that most online games struggle at, they are BALANCED. DICE really have discovered hidden treasure because the quality of gameplay, graphics and teamwork. I find myself playing the game 3-5 hours daily and not once do I ever "rage quit" or get bored. The Cod series really need to step up to the plate this time and come up with new ideas as revamping older games into new games and selling them off for 50+ just simply isn't good enough. I challenge anyone to play Battlefield Bad Comany 2 online for 2-3 hours for a few days in 1 week and prove me wrong. All in all, 10/10 is my verdict. Simply a masterpiece, thinking "outside the box" is a huge step forward for gaming innovation. Expand
  2. GrahamR
    Mar 10, 2010
    10
    Sometimes when you trade a game in you may have regret's... not in this case however, one I got BFBC2 home after trading in MW2 in my local game store I only regretted buying MW2 in the first place. The single player (altough aint great) is still miles better than MW2, the characters, dialogue and settings for the games levels put it above any other FPS in recent memory. Sometimes when you trade a game in you may have regret's... not in this case however, one I got BFBC2 home after trading in MW2 in my local game store I only regretted buying MW2 in the first place. The single player (altough aint great) is still miles better than MW2, the characters, dialogue and settings for the games levels put it above any other FPS in recent memory. Multi-player.... best there is!!!... FACT! Nothing comes close to this, expansive maps, excellent vehicle's, great weapon loadouts and an all round superb joy to play. Forget what critic's have to say about this game and just buy it!! with new free (with the VIP code in every new edition) DLC coming it will remain fresh. Listen to real people judging a brilliant game and get it now! Leave the kids to play MW2!!!!! Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2010
    10
    The best FPS you can get on a console. Great sound, great physics, great destruction this game is awesome. The only thing i can complain about is that there is just a small amount of lag when you shoot a building with an explosive but how many games are there on a console with complete destruction in the multiplayer mode?
  4. Nov 12, 2010
    10
    This game is just the best game in Battlefield series to now and in my opinion the best shooter so far in the seventh generation. The single player is ok, but the multiplayer is indescribable. I can't understand why there are people who can't see its greatness. There are only a few flaws in multiplayer, but I think most of them is because of my connection (not so good). And sometimes theThis game is just the best game in Battlefield series to now and in my opinion the best shooter so far in the seventh generation. The single player is ok, but the multiplayer is indescribable. I can't understand why there are people who can't see its greatness. There are only a few flaws in multiplayer, but I think most of them is because of my connection (not so good). And sometimes the game gets kind of unbalanced, driving you crazy in a low level team versus a almost full of high levels team. I would rate it 9.5, but since I can only rate integers and there are a lot of haters' reviews (c'mon, how the heck this game could get less than 6?) I can only rate it a 10.
    I had to pay approximately 81 dollars in my country for this one month after launching time, and believe me, I do really think it was so much worthy.
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  5. Apr 2, 2011
    8
    This is one of the best online experiances ever.Team based gameplay and excellent modes make this title truely great.You can drive a range of vechals as well. Single player is good not great.Plot is tired and worn off but allows crazy amounts of action.Grapics and destructable enviorments both are amazing.But constant action dosent allow any tension building.It goes for the epic feelingThis is one of the best online experiances ever.Team based gameplay and excellent modes make this title truely great.You can drive a range of vechals as well. Single player is good not great.Plot is tired and worn off but allows crazy amounts of action.Grapics and destructable enviorments both are amazing.But constant action dosent allow any tension building.It goes for the epic feeling call of duty gave but dosent nail it.Buy this one and play multiplayer you will have a blast. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    10
    I've had this game since it released and I still love it. The only knock I have is the weapons are not as cool as other shooters. The xm8 is a cancelled project and it is one of the main weapon systems in this game. The under barrel shotgun would be cooler as a traditional master-key.All that is so minor and this game is great where it counts. The single player campaign is entertaining andI've had this game since it released and I still love it. The only knock I have is the weapons are not as cool as other shooters. The xm8 is a cancelled project and it is one of the main weapon systems in this game. The under barrel shotgun would be cooler as a traditional master-key.All that is so minor and this game is great where it counts. The single player campaign is entertaining and maintains enough of the "sandbox" gameplay from the fist bc while providing scripted action sequences. The gameplay and fun factor of multiplayer is unmatched. This game is awesome and a must buy! Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2011
    8
    It was said that Bad Company 2 is MW2's rival, and with that pointed out, I say it's a tie. Despite MW2 having a better SP experience (IMO), and having better "loner" gameplay in MP, Bad Company 2 takes the crown in combined arms (vehicle vs vehicle/infantry), strategy, and balance (I'm speaking for individual classes, I realize some classes are OP). It became immediately apparent thatIt was said that Bad Company 2 is MW2's rival, and with that pointed out, I say it's a tie. Despite MW2 having a better SP experience (IMO), and having better "loner" gameplay in MP, Bad Company 2 takes the crown in combined arms (vehicle vs vehicle/infantry), strategy, and balance (I'm speaking for individual classes, I realize some classes are OP). It became immediately apparent that the team with the better cooperation (or in Rush camping skills) is usually if not always the victor. The only thing holding this thing back from a 10 is the fact that you can't really enjoy yourself while playing as a loner, and the SP experience is anything but original. Anybody who wants a good game, or just something NOT Call of Duty, this is your best bet. Worth every penny. Expand
  8. Jul 2, 2011
    8
    In my opinion Battlefield bad company 2 is overall, a good game. The campaign is not that good in my opinion because of the boring storyline, and dull missions, but the multiplayer makes up for that. Battlefield bad company two is one of the best multiplayer games I have ever played mainly because of the game modes and maps. If you are looking for a good multiplayer game, than you shouldIn my opinion Battlefield bad company 2 is overall, a good game. The campaign is not that good in my opinion because of the boring storyline, and dull missions, but the multiplayer makes up for that. Battlefield bad company two is one of the best multiplayer games I have ever played mainly because of the game modes and maps. If you are looking for a good multiplayer game, than you should get battlefield bad company 2. Expand
  9. Jul 10, 2011
    10
    One of the greatest, action-packed games I have ever played. Next to the upcoming Halo 4, MW3, and Battlefield 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a thrilling adrenaline pumping game that no one should miss. If you otherwise want to buy Bayonetta, then this is not the game for you.
  10. Jul 11, 2011
    10
    Excellent game. The lowest leaderboard rank I got was 6,000. It's a great game, requiring teamwork for success. This game is best played with at least 3 friends to make a full "squad". Mics make it even better. A team with mics will always beat a team without. This game has great graphics, animations and good campaign. Couldn't have asked for more...
  11. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    This game is my favorite first person shooter of all time. Before i bought it i had already played modern warfare 2 and black ops, and i did enjoy them, but i found them repetitive and simple. To then play battlefield and have the freedom of flying around in UAVs, road killing snipers with tanks and grenade bombarding m-coms with boats was amazing. The campaign is pretty good, short butThis game is my favorite first person shooter of all time. Before i bought it i had already played modern warfare 2 and black ops, and i did enjoy them, but i found them repetitive and simple. To then play battlefield and have the freedom of flying around in UAVs, road killing snipers with tanks and grenade bombarding m-coms with boats was amazing. The campaign is pretty good, short but action packed and even funny at times. I give the singleplayer 8/10, but that doesnt bring the review down because battlefield is about the multiplayer. Customisation and leveling is perfect. Maps are superb in terms of gameplay and visuals, and there no other multiplayer experience like it in my opinion.
    I urge anyone to get this game, and any other battlefield game they can.
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  12. Dec 12, 2011
    8
    had high hopes for this game, i loved the first bad company. The first game had it's flaws sure but it where a different experience from other games in the same genre. This review is going to be a both a comparison towards the first game and other games in the same genre. SINGLEPLAYER The singleplayer part of the game is the disappointing part of the game for sure. The first bad companyhad high hopes for this game, i loved the first bad company. The first game had it's flaws sure but it where a different experience from other games in the same genre. This review is going to be a both a comparison towards the first game and other games in the same genre. SINGLEPLAYER The singleplayer part of the game is the disappointing part of the game for sure. The first bad company game had a special feeling when you sat down to play. Even though it was a hidden linear experience,BC2 is a more linear experience then the first game and more to compare towards infinity wards Modern Warfare 2. The environments are still as large and open world as the first game but there is more directions of exact ways to play through the game. I prefer the way from the first game since it makes it worth playing again. Even though i explained the linear part of the game the singleplayer has more flaws. The story is for me the biggest NoNo with this game. The story is boring and now 1 week after i finished the game i still can't remember why i did all the things i did during the singleplayer campaign. The first game had a good script and humor, while this just has a boring story that in the end makes you skip the cutscenes. MULTIPLAYER DICE is a company famous for great multiplayer in their games and as you may have guessed this is one of the best multiplayer releases this year. It got the usual ranking system from the first game and now it got more reasons to rank up. The tactical destruction is a main part of the multiplayer that you're going to miss when it's gone. I can't play games like Modern Warfare 2 since i played my first game of Bad Company 2. The destruction is giving the game a whole new tactical view over the battlefield. If an enemy is hiding in a building just blow a hole in the wall and dispose of him in a safe way. The unfortunate part of the multiplayer is the fact that sometimes you can get onto servers with 3-4 people playing even though there is a lot of soldiers out on the battlefield. Okay now i'm going to write a small thing about graphics. This game is using the inhouse developed frostbite engine and gives the game an awesome graphical standpoint. But there is a few flaws with the frostbite engine form my view. First one is that if your'e playing on a standard def tv the game is pretty dark on the original settings. I've tried out my xbox with 4 different SD Tv's and i need to sit for 3-5 minutes trying out different settings to get it okay. The second flaw is that why is there so much fog on every map? If your trying to use a sniper on some multiplayer maps you can't se further then 20 feet and on some you can see the end of the map on the other side Expand
  13. Jan 19, 2012
    9
    This game has nice Visuals and plays well but the single player was not worth it but battlefield is about the multi player. This game is not easy because you have to play as a team. Cod Tactics will not work because the maps are huge and destroyable. Destruction 2.0 changes the game because cover is gone then it will get harder as the match progresses. I would say this is a great game andThis game has nice Visuals and plays well but the single player was not worth it but battlefield is about the multi player. This game is not easy because you have to play as a team. Cod Tactics will not work because the maps are huge and destroyable. Destruction 2.0 changes the game because cover is gone then it will get harder as the match progresses. I would say this is a great game and a must have for battlefield fans (or bad company fans). Expand
  14. Apr 1, 2012
    8
    A very fun multiplayer. One of the best among fps's. They fixed most of the problems in bad company 1, but the campaign is a bit boring and uninteresting. Its "cinematic events" are just not as exciting or interesting as ones in its major competitor, cod, but its multiplayer makes up for a poor campaign
  15. Aug 13, 2012
    9
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 without a doubt is one of the best console fps games I have ever played. I picked it up again recently after more than a year of playing other fps games and it is still great.

    Single player campaign is fun even when replaying and feels head and shoulders above bland and boring attempts at storytelling both of Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 to name a few
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 without a doubt is one of the best console fps games I have ever played. I picked it up again recently after more than a year of playing other fps games and it is still great.

    Single player campaign is fun even when replaying and feels head and shoulders above bland and boring attempts at storytelling both of Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 to name a few recent failures. It has memorable characters which are not too serious about themselves, Battlefield signature destructible environments, plot with some rather predictable twists, is blissfully free of nuclear terrorists and it manages to conclude itself before getting too long and boring.

    Battlefield Bad Company 2 multiplayer has something that I have yet to find in any other fps
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  16. Oct 13, 2010
    10
    What makes BC2 the best multiplayer FPS I've ever played? It's the cinematic moments. Such as riding shotgun on a 4-wheeler through the Atacama desert as an Apache pilot flies low and close on your tail looking for the easy kill. Except, you pull out your Carl Gustav and watch it crash in flames on the ground after you catch it with your rocket dead on the nose. You and your squad thenWhat makes BC2 the best multiplayer FPS I've ever played? It's the cinematic moments. Such as riding shotgun on a 4-wheeler through the Atacama desert as an Apache pilot flies low and close on your tail looking for the easy kill. Except, you pull out your Carl Gustav and watch it crash in flames on the ground after you catch it with your rocket dead on the nose. You and your squad then laugh as your 4-wheeler dodges the derbris and flames of what's left of the Apache on your way to capturing objective Charlie. Expand
  17. Jun 25, 2011
    10
    This game is probably the best FPS game I have ever played on the Xbox360. I thoroughly enjoy the balance of the game compared to other games in the FPS genre. I like how most buildings can be completely demolished, and how you can change the tide of the battle with a single vehicle. Pros: Graphics, sound, replay value, squad system, controls, use of multiple vehicles (Sea, Land, Air),This game is probably the best FPS game I have ever played on the Xbox360. I thoroughly enjoy the balance of the game compared to other games in the FPS genre. I like how most buildings can be completely demolished, and how you can change the tide of the battle with a single vehicle. Pros: Graphics, sound, replay value, squad system, controls, use of multiple vehicles (Sea, Land, Air), unlockable items, Cons: Cursing players (I have kids, so I have to play the game late at night), no fixed-wing aircraft Expand
  18. Aug 30, 2010
    9
    not a good campaign but the multiplayer more than makes up for. The multiplayer is the best i have ever seen in my life and i never get bored of it.
  19. Jun 20, 2011
    8
    On the back of the cover box, there's a quote from Game Informer stating: "Best tactical multiplayer action on the planet". I frown upon Game Informer's usage of the term "tactical multiplayer", seeing as how in actuality this game requires no more strategy or tactics than for instance Modern Warfare, and in many cases actually requires less. I feel that the only people who disagree withOn the back of the cover box, there's a quote from Game Informer stating: "Best tactical multiplayer action on the planet". I frown upon Game Informer's usage of the term "tactical multiplayer", seeing as how in actuality this game requires no more strategy or tactics than for instance Modern Warfare, and in many cases actually requires less. I feel that the only people who disagree with me on this are extreme fanboys. The Battlefield franchise is clearly one of the best military shooter series out there; a clear cut second place in my opinion, with Modern Warfare still pulling ahead in almost every department, save a few. But then again, beating out the likes of Medal of Honor and Operation Flashpoint isn't that impressive, but that's not to put this game down in any manner. The single player of Bad Company 2 is absolutely horrid. I was utterly appalled that a game this high quality could produce such a drab, unexciting, and disappointing campaign. I could not care for the story any less, and the ending was laughably bad. Seriously, play the last level and try not to laugh. It tried so hard to be this epic single player experience that delivers mind-blowing set pieces and explosive sequences but ends up falling flat. The characters are all idiotic with extremely cliche personalities, although they do occassionally deliver funny dialogue. Overall, do not purchase this game for single player. Thankfully, the multiplayer is where the meat and potatoes are at. There are two things and two things only that Battlefield does better than Call of Duty: sound effects and largescale battles. The sound department is miles ahead of the competition, and whether it's the echoing of your pistol reloading inside of a building or the thundering boom of mortal shells annihiliating your cover, you will always feel like you're really there. The entire arsenal is about as balanced as you can get, with a few exceptions not worth mentioning. However, I mainly play Rush mode, mainly because it's the most intense and has the most epic battles. Battlefield's team deathmatch, however, is an absolute joke. Unless you enjoy getting killed by extreme campers hiding in the most absurd places, than you will probably not enjoy the TD mode at all. There are a few complaints I would prefer to get out in the open, and one of my biggest ones being the constantly delay/lag in every game. There is no denying it, I have an amazing internet connection, and Battlefield still is delayed every game. If I shoot an enemy point blank with a shotgun and there is almost a full second delay till he dies, than you kind of notice it. This may not sound so huge, but while you're attempting to run n' gun and you're killed by an enemy that you shot at first, it gets on your nerves. I think that my largest complain with this game is the people who play it. I used to think that Call of Duty had the worst crowd of people to play with, but wait until you play this. Literally, in a game of 12v12, there will be at the very least 4 enemies who refuse to play the objectives in Rush mode and will be camping nonstop. They will not even attempt to defuse the bomb, even if it is within 15 feet of them, nor will they attempt to plant it if they're Attacking. It's embarassing, and makes me laugh at how horrible the general Battlefield population is. The explosions on this game, despite sounding and looking amazing, are completely unrealistic. If a hand grenade can really kill me while I'm standing 30 feet away in another room and my grenade launcher can't even kill a guy 2 feet from the explosion, than it seems to me that it needs a little bit of work. The graphics are essentially excellent, with the environments and destructibles being impressive, while the character animations and models leave much to be desired. As mentioned earlier, this game does not require any more tactics than Call of Duty, no matter how badly you want it to, so I use the term "largescale warfare" when I say this: It's probably the best largescale warfare game on the market today, but still needs more polish to become insanely good. Difficult to compare to Call of Duty side by side, since they're both different types of military shooters. If you hate COD, you will probably love this. If you love COD like I do, you will still probably like this game. Expand
  20. Sep 4, 2010
    9
    The single player game may be short, but it's a fun ride while it lasts. Multiplayer, however will keep you hooked for months. The competitive component of this game offers a well-implemented progression system, an assortment of cool vehicles, damn good maps, and enough explosive spectacle to make Michael Bay green with envy.
  21. May 1, 2011
    10
    This has got to be the best game for the 360...I've played a good many of this Genre and this has to be the best on line game out at the moment. Graphics, playability, maps, All feel great.
  22. Sep 20, 2011
    9
    After redownloading this game on the Xbox Live marketplace, I realised how terribly wrong I was in my past review. This blows MW2 and Black Ops out of the water, and is on par - in some aspects, better - with such classic COD games as COD5 and Modern Warfare. Can't wait for Battlefield 3, which i'm sure will be ten times better than this game. The only problems I can think of in this gameAfter redownloading this game on the Xbox Live marketplace, I realised how terribly wrong I was in my past review. This blows MW2 and Black Ops out of the water, and is on par - in some aspects, better - with such classic COD games as COD5 and Modern Warfare. Can't wait for Battlefield 3, which i'm sure will be ten times better than this game. The only problems I can think of in this game are the lackluster campaign that generally fails to impress and the slightly overpowered medic class.

    Multiplayer - 9.5/10
    Campaign - 6/10

    Overall - 8.5/10
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  23. Aug 11, 2010
    5
    A great game completely destroyed by a lot of small problems and before the rabid fanboys come to try and decapitate my post I want to stress it's almost good. I'll list the main problems I have though,

    1. My biggest problem with this game is the inexplicable load time of 13 seconds. A disgracefully long time given the amount of times you die in this game. It encourages players to camp
    A great game completely destroyed by a lot of small problems and before the rabid fanboys come to try and decapitate my post I want to stress it's almost good. I'll list the main problems I have though,

    1. My biggest problem with this game is the inexplicable load time of 13 seconds. A disgracefully long time given the amount of times you die in this game. It encourages players to camp and use overpowered weapons (which I'll get to a bit later). Given that the game encourages you to spawn with your squad it's an appaling decision to have made and it alone breaks the game. But god is that not the only issue.

    2. At the time of writing (august 2010) there are still only 9 new maps available 7 months after the game was released. That's tolerable-ish given that maps can change throughout the game time but DICE and EA lost all credit when they allowed new players to pay to unlock weapons. That is completely unacceptable! Unlocks ARE MEANT TO BE UNLOCKED not payed for.

    3. Imbalance of weapons. Need I mention the M60, a hilariously broken gun even after the patch. Or any later shotgun which is a one shot kill from an ungodly distance.

    4. Squads, wouldn't it make sense to put snipers with snipers, I find that very irritating when you're the only one actually running foward and your squad are half a mile away. and everyone else form a conventional squad. Or be able to spawn within helicopters even if the pilots not part of your squad?

    5. A lot of new stuff is given too you in Multiplayer. This raises a very easy to fix problem, no one knows how to use the damn things! Tracer Darts are never introduced in Singleplayer (nor is flying a helicopter) so you have to know how to use them yourself. This could be fixed by toggling the private match settings so you could run around alone (like in MW2) but you need 7 other players to do so!

    6. Singleplayer, what Singleplayer. It's over in 2 1/2 hours with little fun in between. I think the main problem is a lack of tension. You are with 3 other people and are ONLY with 3 other people. In the rare chance you meet an ally they will be blown up (or die inexplicably). In an invasion of a country you are still only with 4 people. It's also jaw droppingly obvious who the villain is, no that's NOT a spoiler. Also you never feel like you'll be ambushed because about 5 seconds before an Ambush a sign will come up saying FEND OFF THE AMBUSH. Also while I like the deliberate cliche it still takes itself far too seriously.

    The main problem with BC2 is it's competing against MW2 when it shouldn't be. i didn't like mw2 but at least it knew it was a game. This game takes itself seriously half the time and pokes fun at itself the other. It copies MW2 alarmingly and tries to pass it off with a few fun references. it's not a bad game, it's a great game surrounded by mediocre ideas.
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  24. Apr 24, 2011
    6
    Bad Company 2 takes the FPS genre and brings some refreshing changes into the mix, especially with its multiplayer component. The campaign is fun, the story isn't fantastic but there are some interesting sections to play through and the characters have some mildly amusing dialogue, although not as much as the first game. The online multiplayer is where this game really impresses. There areBad Company 2 takes the FPS genre and brings some refreshing changes into the mix, especially with its multiplayer component. The campaign is fun, the story isn't fantastic but there are some interesting sections to play through and the characters have some mildly amusing dialogue, although not as much as the first game. The online multiplayer is where this game really impresses. There are only 3 modes, squad death match is where 4 teams of 4 players go around the map and try to reach 40 kills before any other. Rush involves one team of 12 attempting to destroy two points before advancing, up to five times depending on the map, and doing so again. Conquest is the classic Battlefield game type where 12v12 teams attempt to gain control of flags and elimate all enemy respawn tickets (250 each I think); the more flags you hold, the easier is it to deplete their tickets. There are four combat classes, assault where you get access to many assault rifles, and have the ability to resupply comrades with ammunition to earn extra points. Engineer has access to silenced SMGs and RPGs, as well as the ability to repair friendly vehicles, or hi-jacked enemy ones. The Medic class can revive recently killed team mates, as well as supply health packs to those who have been badly wounded in a gunfight; this class can use machine guns. The Recon class has access to sniper rifles, and can stay back from the main fight a spot enemies (all players can spot, but recon class can spot from a distance and pick off enemies). Recon can call in mortar strikes on a position. The maps are huge and destructible, virtually every building and tree can be razed to the ground and huge craters appear in the ground where mortar fire rains down. You can play with 4-squad mates, whom you can chat with, and you can respawn on them if they're in trouble or safe, depending on how daring you are. Respawning is the best of any online shooter, you only get killed on spawning if you spawn on a squadmate in imminent danger. You can spawn quite safely in the team's base. Vehicles play a huge part, with different kinds of choppers and tanks and others to take the attack to the enemies. The guns looks and sound fantastic, and with the volume turned up and 'War Tapes' sound setting on, it really immerses you into a proper battle. Be warned, if you're used to playing Call of Duty, there is a steep learning curve to get used to the heavier feel of the game, but once you get through it, there is no game better at making you feel like part of a battle or part of a team. It's the best online shooter out there, so give it a go. Expand
  25. UnFair
    Mar 29, 2010
    0
    Upon reading this hopefully many will realize something. BattleField Bad Company 2 is the Worst Game I have Never Played! I am giving this a zero because Bayonetta is Way Cooler! FPS fun? Good Online MultiPlayer? The graphics are not to my liking either! Yes This game should really get a minus 10 if I could! If you have gotten this far you Must surely realize that this is similar to All Upon reading this hopefully many will realize something. BattleField Bad Company 2 is the Worst Game I have Never Played! I am giving this a zero because Bayonetta is Way Cooler! FPS fun? Good Online MultiPlayer? The graphics are not to my liking either! Yes This game should really get a minus 10 if I could! If you have gotten this far you Must surely realize that this is similar to All Too Many BS posts by gamers that either buy without researching first or are too foolish to consider whether a title is from a genre they love or hate. I happen to Not like FPS very much but if I were to give this game a Fair review, which I did by the way, it was a 8 out of 10 based on Quality NOT what I personally like or dislike! Band together. When you see ridiculous reviews like this example please respond to the rubbish as MOST of those gamers Truly Believe that they are giving an honest score> Why do I care? What if these fools made up the Majority of the early posts & you miss a Great game or they Pump Up a turd & You buy it? That is why! Be well Amigos! Expand
  26. MartinL
    Mar 13, 2010
    4
    The game is beautiful, plays well and the different missions in single-player is very varied and cool. The only thins is that the single-player is, well, single. The three computer controlled team-mates doesn't do anything to help. No way to lead them (a la Mass Effect 2). No easy take cover/shoot from cover system. This makes easy difficulty (or "content tourist" as the game calls The game is beautiful, plays well and the different missions in single-player is very varied and cool. The only thins is that the single-player is, well, single. The three computer controlled team-mates doesn't do anything to help. No way to lead them (a la Mass Effect 2). No easy take cover/shoot from cover system. This makes easy difficulty (or "content tourist" as the game calls me) pretty difficult. Expand
  27. Apr 16, 2011
    0
    Great game completely ruined by the greed of the corporation that put it out. It's a fun mosh-pit of doom in Multiplayer matches and features bullet drop and delay along with destruction mechanics. However there is little to no explanation as how to use things in Multiplayer. People can also BUY the unlocks which is downright disgusting. Another crippling feature is the squads. The squadsGreat game completely ruined by the greed of the corporation that put it out. It's a fun mosh-pit of doom in Multiplayer matches and features bullet drop and delay along with destruction mechanics. However there is little to no explanation as how to use things in Multiplayer. People can also BUY the unlocks which is downright disgusting. Another crippling feature is the squads. The squads can only communicate with other squad members, and coincidentally NO SQUAD I HAVE EVER JOINED IN A SOLID WEEK OF PLAY HAD A SINGLE PERSON WITH A MICROPHONE. As a result, the Multiplayer is like a silent single-player with a cowboys and Indians feel to it with everyone rushing about aimlessly due to an inability to properly communicate. It's a game that's built around teamwork that allows one or two crippling features to break the game... Like not being able to talk. Wait does that even make sence? A teamwork game where you CANT TALK?! Don't these idiots go to COLLAGE to get a degree for this kind of work? I'm sorry, the only logic I can find behind such features would be to intentionally sabotage the game in order to fix the issues in a sequel, which is both disgusting and insulting to the gaming community and the creators should be ashamed of themselves. Expand
  28. aa
    Mar 12, 2010
    1
    Full of bugs. Multiplayer a joke if you can connect. Trie the other night to connect for age when I finally did got into a game with 2 others who were there to boost (cheat). Wasn't going to have "perks" like MW2 but instead got the equivalent of juggernaut, stopping power etc. which encourages the cheating. AVOID.
  29. Justin
    Mar 4, 2010
    10
    This game is garbage. I can't believe that Jim Sterling still has a job at Destructoid, after giving this piece of trash game a 10 out of 10. He is a disgrace to all video game reviewers. This game is the worst of this entire generation, and he shouldn't be aloud to review games if he think this game is anything above a 4 out of 10.
  30. samueld
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    I've never actually played the game before, but from what i've seen on youtube, and what i've heard from friends who have played it before, it sound and look incredible. I have the first bad company on xbox 360 and i believe it is one of the best first person shooters ever, prior to cod4.
  31. ShakilF
    Mar 7, 2010
    4
    This is not a game i wud reccomend, MW2 is way better, the only thing better compared to MW2 is u can drive vehicles, but everything from there is downhill, the story is pretty decent and the servers but the gameplay is horrible, it is not suppose to be realistic, MW2 is realistic and made up so it cud be fun, sure MW2 can be a little easy but that depends who u r playin with and Wat This is not a game i wud reccomend, MW2 is way better, the only thing better compared to MW2 is u can drive vehicles, but everything from there is downhill, the story is pretty decent and the servers but the gameplay is horrible, it is not suppose to be realistic, MW2 is realistic and made up so it cud be fun, sure MW2 can be a little easy but that depends who u r playin with and Wat difficultly ur plain on, of course u can kill newbies or people that just go rushing out, but the point is that it is just tryin to copy MW2 the servers r good but the type of mode isnt, i reccomed MW2 over this anyday. Expand
  32. Reginald
    Apr 1, 2010
    5
    Incomplete multiplayer and DLC driven schemes yet again. Unbalanced multiplayer and classic poor programing antics such as the following: User side hit detection rather than server side, endless mortar strike spam, poor map design, chronic server and stat issues since day 1 and my personal favorite from games like MW2: Bullets coming from your camera not your gun. I enjoy watching my Incomplete multiplayer and DLC driven schemes yet again. Unbalanced multiplayer and classic poor programing antics such as the following: User side hit detection rather than server side, endless mortar strike spam, poor map design, chronic server and stat issues since day 1 and my personal favorite from games like MW2: Bullets coming from your camera not your gun. I enjoy watching my friends and enemies clip through walls while getting kills. I mean Epic and Zipper fixed this problem, why not DICE? What makes it worse is that unlike every other multiplayer game on the market . there is nothing left to unlock once you pass rank 24, in a game where the ranks go up to 50. You know what that means! MORE DLC ! The story mode is a harsh joke. Utterly short when compared to the first Bad Company, all of the classic humor of the game was replaced with pointless violence and allusions to Modern Warfare 2. Gone are the lovable characters of the first game, in their place, gruff, health regenerating super soliders that teeter back and forth between complete jerkasses and sociopaths. What I hated the most? The fact the game could not stop talking about Modern Warfare. Every thing they said and did they attempted to one up MW2. They could have done what they did in the past and ignored MW2 and been their own game, but no. They choose the route of spite and rivarly and came out looking ridiculous. In closing, I really expected more from this game and what I got was yet another landmark disappointment of this generation of gaming. All these 10/10 reviewers can shove off. I for one will not accept an incomplete game. Expand
  33. SatanNYC
    Mar 10, 2010
    4
    OK, for real, I am giving this game a 4. The problem here is that I love this game, so much that I have all of the previous ones that came out for the Xbox, to this day it's the only game I ever pre-ordered in my entire gaming life. Okay, now on to the reason I rated this game so poorly. To start, I have been waiting forever for them to include more then 12 players per team on the OK, for real, I am giving this game a 4. The problem here is that I love this game, so much that I have all of the previous ones that came out for the Xbox, to this day it's the only game I ever pre-ordered in my entire gaming life. Okay, now on to the reason I rated this game so poorly. To start, I have been waiting forever for them to include more then 12 players per team on the consoles, and maybe some jets, like the PC version. But that isn't what's got me angry, what has me really PO'd is the fact that the servers are consistently plagued with problems, if you can even get on to one. I have had the game since launch, and I cannot get online but for a couple of times, and even then I was constantly losing the connection to the server. This may have been excusable if EA hadn't already had their "beta" out weeks before launch of the actual game, or had the previous versions of this game (all very popular) not been plagued with the very same issues as they are today, years later. they have had many years of making tons of cash off this game not to have at the very least insured us, the people giving them the money, that their commitment to our satisfaction was first and foremost in their mind. I mean c'mon already, how long do we have to wait. Think I am just ranting, search the net, everyone is complaining about it, it's insane that EA isn't brought under a class action lawsuit for selling a product that in reality, they can't get to work the way it's advertised! And what's up with all the high ratings from these magazines? Did they not play it online, or is that what EA is doing with OUR money, buying ratings in exchange for purchasing advertising space? Yeah, I know how it works... Be warned, this is primarily an online game, without online capability! Expand
  34. Steve
    Mar 6, 2010
    4
    This game is riddled with bugs, glitches, and other general software problems. Their forums are up in arms about how bad of a game this is. The release was obviously rushed, as the Beta client was actually performing BETTER than the released client. Graphics are nice, if you can look around with a framerate over 5 fps. There have been reports of people with dual GTX260s and i7-920s that This game is riddled with bugs, glitches, and other general software problems. Their forums are up in arms about how bad of a game this is. The release was obviously rushed, as the Beta client was actually performing BETTER than the released client. Graphics are nice, if you can look around with a framerate over 5 fps. There have been reports of people with dual GTX260s and i7-920s that get an FPS of about on average... 30. You don't shell out the cash for that hardware and expect that kind of performance. The gameplay is no better, as snipers litter the battlefield, and you mysteriously die while walking through what would seem a complete flat. On the flipside, assault rifles can outsnipe the sniper rifles. Helicopters are nigh invulnerable, with no quick means of taking them out. There is no prone either, and that is really unacceptable. There are massive connection problems for nearly all users across all platforms. Server browsers that do not display ping, and search functions that lock up and crash, with no error message afterward. I haven't played the single player, and nobody buys this game for the single player, so that is not important. I'll give it a 4 for at least having single player though. The publisher's name sold the game this time, and everyone fell for the hype. Don't buy this game, it's nothing but a headache for the majority of users that purchased it. The reviewers that gave it a 10 obviously didn't encounter these issues, and are part of the lucky few that actually got their money's worth. Expand
  35. Dec 26, 2010
    10
    No doubht one of the best shooters of the year large maps on multiplayer and intense campaign gameplay make this one of the greatest games ever and a must buy!
  36. Oct 23, 2010
    5
    Modern warfare 2 is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better. go buy modern warfare 2 right now and never even think about buying this game.
  37. Nov 4, 2011
    4
    This game may have been worthwhile when it came out, but now days there is no reason to buy it anymore, the reason being multiplayer is dead nobody is online anymore, I was able to play two or three matches during my time with it which is probably do to the fact that Battlefield 3 is out, or maybe because of the limited modes and maps, but what I played of the multiplayer I really enjoyedThis game may have been worthwhile when it came out, but now days there is no reason to buy it anymore, the reason being multiplayer is dead nobody is online anymore, I was able to play two or three matches during my time with it which is probably do to the fact that Battlefield 3 is out, or maybe because of the limited modes and maps, but what I played of the multiplayer I really enjoyed and I would love to play more but sadly I can't because no one plays it anymore, and the campaign sucks, it's no fun at all, the story seems tacked on just to have one, ditches the sense of freedom that gave the originals its charm, and suffers from cheap deaths, one good thing about it is Marlowe and the crew of Bad Company are as likable as ever, it's just sad there mission isn't, it really pains me to have to give it this score because I can see from what little I was able to play that when multiplayer was popular it was the bomb, but now its dead, I guess like all good things, it had to come to an end. Expand
  38. Jan 14, 2011
    5
    Just received the game for X-mas. I am a long time gamer since the start of gaming, seen it all. Played a bit of the campaign but mostly on X-box live. Lets start with the graphics that everybody is saying so great. My TV is 53" 6 year old HD projection (witch weren't that great to start with) so the graphics look like sh** and I have trouble seeing enemies and tanks even close up someJust received the game for X-mas. I am a long time gamer since the start of gaming, seen it all. Played a bit of the campaign but mostly on X-box live. Lets start with the graphics that everybody is saying so great. My TV is 53" 6 year old HD projection (witch weren't that great to start with) so the graphics look like sh** and I have trouble seeing enemies and tanks even close up some times, you have to look for motion for something to stand out. Especially with all the constant smoke and dust obscuring visibility. You shoot an enemy up and a cloud of smoke obstructs further aiming. Not knowing where your enemies are is very realistic but it seems like most of the times you die you never see it coming, sometime the radar will light up enemies when they are shooting at you but allot of times it doesn't which is very frustrating because you can't rely on it. They are trying to take 3D life where you have your 6 senses working 360 degrees and peripheral vision - and then translate it to 2D which doesn't work. They have to give you alternate senses to rely on to replace the ones lost. Allot of times it ends up being just a free fraul off killing and deaths unless you are on a drastically winning team or are on a private chat with 3 other friends to coordinate attacks and expose enemies by sacrificing your own. The ability to respawn on your own personal and bases makes dying only a minor inconvenience adding to the free fraul. In conquest respawning only at home base would solve this plus being made to take bases in order and the game ending when you posses all the bases would eliminate the craziness and late game home base blood baths creating a straight forward goal based battle. The next biggest frustration with the game is getting stuck on you surroundings either waking or driving. When walking anything over 6 inches tall (step height) stops you dead forcing you to jump as well as hills you think you should be able to climb up stop you and you sit there jumping like an idiot trying to get up. You will end up pulling your hair out because of this. When driving a tank you get stuck on almost everything. There is not much that can stop a tank in real life but when you get stuck on a wooden fence or building it's frustrating. Some things come down easy an others do not - very frustrating You should be able to flatten the grass/bamboo/tin huts in the Vietnam version without even slowing down. Some will break with effort but by then you are dead from enemy fire that you can't locate it's origin . Next is the weapons capabilities, as you build rand they give you more weapons not necessarily better ones. As you scroll thought the list of weapons you can't compare them directly, you find two you like at opposite ends of the list and by the time you scroll from one to the other you can't hardly remember where the bar was - to solve this give the power / accuracy / range bars a numerical value. As well the ability to only use one spec in each of the three spec columns is a piss off. You put hundreds of hours into the game to earn this stuff and only get to use 3. They make you choose between armor or ammo, targeting systems or speedy reloading ect............................It feels like all the time and progress is futile. You should be able to use them all, you put the time in you reap the benefits. If it gives you to much of an advantage make them harder to get or set up games where your entrance depends on ability. Low rank players play with other low rankers ect... Another thing that is frustrating is the aiming ability, whenever you hit the button it seems like I am always pointing at the enemies feet. If you set the sensitivity low it moves to slow and you end up dead, too fast and you over shoot the target every time, I can't seem to find a happy middle ground. Always liked some sort of mild auto aiming. Lastly the gun sights projected out in front of you whether walking or driving are either white or lighted red or blue. The white being the worst, you have a hard time seeing them especially when going though like back ground colours or smoke. Half the time you can't tell where you are aiming. The 4x red dot scope is a great spec but you have to pass up other good specs to use it. I should have waited for version 3. I hope they address all the problems with #2 and fire all their testers and hire some that know what they are doing and have some balls to say that the game isn't ready yet! Expand
  39. Sep 28, 2011
    8
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 is kind of a mixed bag for me. I played through the campaign and it was... really a bit of a disappointment. They seemed to really strip out all of the... open worldiness that you would expect in a Battlefield game. I never played the original Bad Company, so I dunno how that campaign was, but BC2's is just... kinda **** bland and lifeless. Everything's tight andBattlefield Bad Company 2 is kind of a mixed bag for me. I played through the campaign and it was... really a bit of a disappointment. They seemed to really strip out all of the... open worldiness that you would expect in a Battlefield game. I never played the original Bad Company, so I dunno how that campaign was, but BC2's is just... kinda **** bland and lifeless. Everything's tight and scripted, except for that one open level in the desert, but even that was very limited and bordery. Cause you'd drive around in your jeep but if you didn't approach the three separate objective locales in the way that they (DICE) wanted you to, you'd just run up against their **** lame ass uh... I don't even know what to call it. The "You are leaving the game level, 10 seconds to turn back" prompt pops up. You guys know what I mean. That **** limit. Cause DICE isn't even capable of conjuring up traditional level boundaries. They don't use trees or debris to block your path, or invisible walls, they just hit you with that prompt and the 10 seconds to cease and desist. Just... ughhhh. In a multiplayer game like Battlefield 2... maybe that's okay and fine and whatever, cause you're just playing against other dudes and spawning and doing **** but in a singleplayer campaign... it just feels very out of place and lame and um, dumb.

    So yea, everything's generally pretty damn linear and scripted, but... there isn't the polish that a similar game like Modern Warfare 2 has. In Modern Warfare 2, everything's scripted to hell and back but at least it provides a pretty cool experience. There's a lot to look at and take in and it's a roller coaster ride. With BC2's campaign, there's not much polish, there's not much excitement. You just move from one encounter to another while marveling at how the graphics look not so great.

    Again... MW2 has its share of problems, but the game looked good for the most part. Infinity Ward got a lot out of their refined CoD 4 engine. BC2 on the other hand, has a startling lack of AA, so you've got jaggies everywhere. Then you look at the outdoors terrain, and some of it can look alright, but then other times you'll glance up at a hillside and see a bunch of... uh, rows of trees? At least, I think that's what they're supposed to be depicting? Cause honestly, they seem like a bunch of placeholder textures that DICE's newest intern placed on the level because he didn't know what the **** else to do with the map editor. Really low rez textures of trees bunched together, placed about 4 or 5 times up the side of these hills... it's pretty atrocious. They're like DooM-era sprites. Very hard to miss, I think. A lot of the terrain unfortunately looks like that.

    BTW, what is up with the turret on the Humvee? Did anyone else notice that when you swivel it, it'll just go off the axis? So you can shoot it, but the damn thing is aiming off to the side from your perspective? It doesn't look straight ahead like a regular turret? Why the hell did DICE have that in the game? Do people actually shoot the humvee MG like that? It just... it looks **** weird. And I'm kinda OCD, so it bugs the hell out of me. Was there some reason they designed that to look that way? It's so confounding. Now, the shooting in this game is pretty interesting. I was kinda surprised by the shooting mechanics in this game at first. Cause if you've played MW2, you're pretty used to that sort of shooting. Everything feels very easy and smooth in that game. You press the trigger, and your aim doesn't alter much. There's a real sense of ease with which you tap-tap-tap things to death. It's like firing a nailgun or something, there's just very little recoil or feedback to the shooting. It's why most people just snipe with the assault rifles in that game, there's not much difficulty to it.

    BC2's shooting is almost a sea change in comparison. There's way more kick, way more jolting and jittering going on. In fact, the first level in WW2 had almost a bit too much of that, it felt like your aim was shaking all over the place like you had Parkinson's. Just a ridiculous amount of that. But in general, the feeling of shooting is much more visceral, and probably much more realistic. The recoil kicks your view around a bit and makes it somewhat harder to land shots. Like I said, firing in MW2 feels like you're shooting nails or something. In BC2, you definitely feel like you're firing a big heavy firearm and sending some nasty ordinance downrange. It's a satisfying feeling and being different from another game is fine. It just takes a bit to get adjusted to.
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  40. Jan 25, 2014
    6
    A good fun game, decent campaign and very entertaining multiplayer. I am pretty new to FPS multiplayer but I just can't honestly say that this game is better than modern warfare 2, it just plain isn't and with two games offering such similar experiences I think you would be in good stead playing through the campaign but leaving the multiplayer to modern warfare 2 (that is my opinion basedA good fun game, decent campaign and very entertaining multiplayer. I am pretty new to FPS multiplayer but I just can't honestly say that this game is better than modern warfare 2, it just plain isn't and with two games offering such similar experiences I think you would be in good stead playing through the campaign but leaving the multiplayer to modern warfare 2 (that is my opinion based on release dates)

    On writing this review ghosts and battlefield 4 have just come out, still I would recommend for multiplayer either battlefield 3 for high scale broad multi or modern warfare for shorter more arcade style fast paced action.
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  41. KevinM.
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Way better than MW2,the online play is far better,single player campagian is just as rich as the first bfbc.mind you i been only playing for about 3 hrs now since i got it. don't care what system u have it is a must buy from the get go.from gameplay to graphic & sound, to mulitiplayer & repeat play i give all them all a score of 10.
  42. RassoR.
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    The best audio in any game this generation. Please make sure you do play with 5.1 surround sound so you can pinpoint where the enemy is, even if he's behind you. It's breathtaking. It's audio is pretty amazing if that's the first positive thing i say about bfbc2. The graphics are top notch. The single player is more linear now, the funny comrades are back, but like the The best audio in any game this generation. Please make sure you do play with 5.1 surround sound so you can pinpoint where the enemy is, even if he's behind you. It's breathtaking. It's audio is pretty amazing if that's the first positive thing i say about bfbc2. The graphics are top notch. The single player is more linear now, the funny comrades are back, but like the first one, it wasn't spectacular, nonetheless, the singleplayer is non stop action. Multiplayer is where it's at. The king of fps is back better than ever. They didnt add anything new to mp, heck they even removed some stuff from the previous game. But what it has are TONS of refinements that make the game near perfect. Go for the PC version if you have a choice. Better graphics(set up to 6 monitors to make a bigger one), 32 players(24 on console), better squad management(You can choose which squad to join in pc, on consoles you're under the mercy of dice's matchmaking). This game is gonna keep me busy for atleast months to come. Expand
  43. LouieB
    Mar 2, 2010
    9
    Multiplayer is 100x more superior than MW2 mainly because it is not as irritating and unrealistic (I mean, normal soldiers would never being calling in harriers and ac130's!). Yes, like the official reviews said, the singleplayer is a BIT lacking, but that was expected considering how much work was put into the multiplayer (ie 2 betas and a bunch of vids for multi but only 1 vid for Multiplayer is 100x more superior than MW2 mainly because it is not as irritating and unrealistic (I mean, normal soldiers would never being calling in harriers and ac130's!). Yes, like the official reviews said, the singleplayer is a BIT lacking, but that was expected considering how much work was put into the multiplayer (ie 2 betas and a bunch of vids for multi but only 1 vid for single). Overall, if you're playing mw2 instead of this, you have problems. Expand
  44. GunnarK
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Great game! You can play hours and hours and hours and it´s every time great gameplay! but one singel minus is that several german stores sell it 2 days before officel release and pre-order ppl have to wait till release or longe because of the delivertime. EA should punish every shop/store which sell it befor release with high money-punishments. Thank you DICE and EA
  45. Soap
    Mar 30, 2010
    7
    I checked Metacritic the first day this came out and it had an overall user review of 9.8 by more than a hundred people. PLAY THE GAME BEFORE YOU RATE IT!! A day is not enough time to get through the entire single player and play a decent amount of multiplayer. Another thing is that I'm tired of people yelling that Infinity Ward payed every single professional reviewer and user that I checked Metacritic the first day this came out and it had an overall user review of 9.8 by more than a hundred people. PLAY THE GAME BEFORE YOU RATE IT!! A day is not enough time to get through the entire single player and play a decent amount of multiplayer. Another thing is that I'm tired of people yelling that Infinity Ward payed every single professional reviewer and user that doesn't give this a perfect score millions of dollars to make this look inferior. Let's be realistic: that doesn't happen. ANYWAYS, onto my cool user review~! The sound is good and so are the graphics. There is pop up, but there also was in MW2, and there also are clipping issues, but that's probably because of the destructable enviroments. As far as gameplay goes I'll start with single player: IT SUCKS!! Really, this has got to be one of the most boring sinlgle player campaigns ever in a shooter. I know this is primarely a multiplayer a game, but if you put something in a game it better be good. Everything it does is either dull or done before and BETTER by Call of Duty. There are two origional aspects to single player. One is vehicles, but there is no challenge there other than blowing up a base and traveling a million miles to the next one. They handle akwardly, too, but that's more of a fundimental problem rather than a control issue (you've heard the phrase "handles akwardly as a tank" before). I think the vehicle segments could have been improved if they were done in third person so you have a clear view of your vehicle as a whole rather than a crude symbole on your heads up display. The other is the destructable enviroments. They add to the multiplayer which I'll comment on later, but it's just annoying in single player because a lot of enemies are rocket spammers that blow all your cover away. Other than those the set pieces shamelessly rip off Call of Duty. It feels like Dice tried so hard to live up to the standard set by it rather than actually trying to EXCEDE the standard. The battles are always very quiet and slow especially when you compare it to its competitor, Call of Duty, which always had so much action happening on the screen at once as you battled pretty much an entire country in each level. The checkpointing is very, VERY spaced out, too, adding to the frustration. I also HATE shooting down helicopters!! Going back on how very little cover there is, helicopters could take you out in a matter of seconds, and they seem to have some sort of invisible anti-rocket force field around them because they're sooooo hard to hit! Eventually they'll shoot you and you'll have to start again at a checkpoint a half hour back. A bad game can be saved by its story (for example The Darkness or the Silent Hill series), but this one isn't. The story is not funny and very cliched. The set pieces are not as dramatic because of the dull story and the feeling of vulnerability is not present because even though you die in a couple shots (on normal dificulty!) your alies can take three head shots and keep walking, and for some odd reason they always only follow you, even the commander. Overall this game has horrible single players. On to the multiplayer! Fortunately the multiplayer is a lot better than the single player, and different than Call of Duty. In Bad Company 2 it's based around what one gets out of a class overall than just choosing a weapon and your favorite perks. That being said it's a lot more limited than Call of Duty's by design, but class building is still deep enough for satisfaction. As you may predict the multiplayer is less frustrating than Call of Duty's because there are no killstreak rewards so you wouldn't have to obsess over them. I think it's a good idea how you can choose which person you want to spawn with or if you just want to spawn randomly. The multiplayer also runs smoothly (except one time it sent me to the xbox dashboard even though I didn't press anything. weird, huh?). There are a few flaws. For one thing the maps are very open and vast so shotguns usually aren't the weapon of choice. Some iron sights are also a huge pain to use. Another thing is that guilly suites aren't too useful. I also don't like how I can't figure out how to view the kill cam in first peron. How's a shot of the enemy in third person going to help? One more flaw that isn't really the game's fault is the fact that since there is a lot of emphisis on teams and you're joined into a squad (small team) where no one is being helpful than don't expect to have much fun. And, like all other multiplayer games, there is a steep learning curve to go through to memorize the maps, especially when they are so vast and there are very few land marks in them so it's hard to tell where you are. There are also less game modes than Call of Duty. As far as ballence goes, there are guns which are better than others, but none of that is crippeling. Other than those issues the multiplayer is great. I'd still say the Call of Duty multiplayer is better, but not by a whole lot, and now when CoD4 is dominated by people who can play it with their eyes closed and MW2 is dominated by grenade spammers this is clearly the shooter of choice when it comes to multiplayer at this time. In conclusion single player gets a 0 and multiplayer gets a 9. That averages out and rounds to a 5, which is a horrible score to give this considering how good the multiplayer is, so a 7 is good enough. I don't think people would be playing it forever, but it would last for a while. One more thing I would like to mention is that there is no third bonus mode like Spec Ops or Nazi Zombies like in its competitor, Call of Duty. If you don't have Xbox LIVE than don't get it. Don't even look at it!! Get it for the multiplayer. Expand
  46. TheSalt
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Multi-player game of the year. Seriously who gives these guys jobs as reviewers. No score should be under 9 with a multiplayer this good. Change your marketing angle to Single Player Warriors.com - you have no voice for the community when your reviews are so short sighted. Its 2010 its all about the multi get with the times.
  47. JayR
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    The fun singleplayer only compliments the huge and balanced multiplayer. The large maps are beutiful, and come with an asortment of vehicles that you can drive. Destructble environments add an extra layer of fun.
  48. JoanS
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    I had high hopes and even higher expectations for this one...well, as of right now i rest assured, DICE and EA outdid themselves. BFBC2 is every bit as awesome as i expected it to, and then some more. Simply put, it´s unmissable.
  49. DannyH
    Mar 20, 2010
    10
    The best game ever made! From the awesome Singleplayer Campaign; a humorous yet serious story filled to the edge with great missions, to the mind-blowing, stunningly epic Online Competitive Multiplayer; featuring massive environments, fully destructible buildings and vehicles. Throw in great gameplay, epic graphics and huge replay value. That is some of the things that makes this game the The best game ever made! From the awesome Singleplayer Campaign; a humorous yet serious story filled to the edge with great missions, to the mind-blowing, stunningly epic Online Competitive Multiplayer; featuring massive environments, fully destructible buildings and vehicles. Throw in great gameplay, epic graphics and huge replay value. That is some of the things that makes this game the best of its kind - and any other kind, for that matter! Expand
  50. WesB
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Wanted to give it a 9.7 but it wouldn't let me. This game blows any recent fps games out of the water. The single player is good for a typical FPS game and made better by the amazing graphics and HD sound. The multiplayer is the best I've played in years and that's saying something. I've been playing FPS games since competitive fps games first hit the scene.
  51. PaulV
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    This game is really awesome the graphics are clean the gameplay is a bit weird but after you play this for like a hour you will inderstand it.....the guns are awesome love this game this is modern warfare killer totaly u need to have this game if you like fps.
  52. AndreiA
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Superb game. Battlefield series is not about single player AT ALL. IT's all about the multiplayer. And that's what this is game is about. The multiplayer receives a 9 from me, but because we get the epic single player campaign, it's a definite 10.
  53. pablos.
    Mar 4, 2010
    10
    This game is simply said just amazing! The graphics the sound and... just everything is (almost) perfect. The single player is good. It could be longer but the graphics are just brilliant, and the environment and the lighting quality of it is stunning. Don't listen to those critizen who gave it lower than a 9 because of the dull SP and those who compare it with mw2. Like i said it This game is simply said just amazing! The graphics the sound and... just everything is (almost) perfect. The single player is good. It could be longer but the graphics are just brilliant, and the environment and the lighting quality of it is stunning. Don't listen to those critizen who gave it lower than a 9 because of the dull SP and those who compare it with mw2. Like i said it could be better, but Battlefield is more MP based than SP so. And as final, the multiplayer is also just brilliant. It could have some more updates, but i'm sure they will come along time. The way of the map design and the use of vehicles is well made which makes the MP even better to play. The option to customize your equipment is also cool and better worked out. You really are sucked into it, thanks to the beautiful graphics and the high quality of the sounds. You would almost think you are on a real battlefield. Well almost then...:P In my opinion it's way better than mw2, less chaotic, better balanced, bigger maps, destructive environment, way more squad based, better community, better matchmaking system and i can keep going. SEE YA ON THE BATTLEFIELD MATTIES!!! WHOO! Expand
  54. Silk
    Mar 7, 2010
    10
    Fundamentally One of the Best Realistic SP & Online Shooters of it's era, it ticks all the right boxes for it to stand-out as an elite format in the Market for games on both consoles! Gameplay - graphics - sound - replayability - story & online all equal to the highest score possible
  55. JeffL
    Mar 8, 2010
    8
    Its a good game... not a great game. You have to give DICE a ton of credit for the destructible world because it is fun, unique and adds new strategy for the game. But after fighting your 100th RPG-wielding clone enemy, the game surrounding this technical success gets a bit annoying. The graphics are pretty solid (especially the lush tropical forests, lighting and the clarity of depth in Its a good game... not a great game. You have to give DICE a ton of credit for the destructible world because it is fun, unique and adds new strategy for the game. But after fighting your 100th RPG-wielding clone enemy, the game surrounding this technical success gets a bit annoying. The graphics are pretty solid (especially the lush tropical forests, lighting and the clarity of depth in sweeping vista scenes), the sound is probably the best part, the storyline is entertaining and refreshing in comparison to other war shooters, and the vehicle interludes are cool enough. But the game really lacks a polish and a cohesiveness of all these elements to bring it from good to great. Lastly, multiplayer can be a lot of fun after the moderately steep learning curve. But I think that it doesn't have quite the legs of other MPs... plus the servers have been down a ton so its been tough to get really into it anyways. Expand
  56. RowanF
    Apr 9, 2010
    10
    Brilliant game! Absolutely amazing! Fuck Modern Warfare! This is by far the best game in the realistic shooter genre! A kickass single player with an original feel, intuitive combat, intriguing story and great, relateable characters. And, an even more kickass multiplayer with excellent maps, just the right amount of players and a perfectly refined unlocks system. What stands out about the Brilliant game! Absolutely amazing! Fuck Modern Warfare! This is by far the best game in the realistic shooter genre! A kickass single player with an original feel, intuitive combat, intriguing story and great, relateable characters. And, an even more kickass multiplayer with excellent maps, just the right amount of players and a perfectly refined unlocks system. What stands out about the multiplayer, though, is the way it allows players to gather XP and level up whilst still remaining an enjoyable team experience, rather than MW2's XP guzzling approach where the only reason people play is in order to level up. For example, when playing MW2 with freinds all you can do is ignore each other and keep on harvesting XP, whereas in Battlefield you can spawn with your freinds and make a joint assault on the enemies base, or perhaps grab a helicopter and rain death from above with each person operating a different station on the helicopter, or one of many more awsome things. All of these create a real feel of teamwork and give great satisfaction at the end of every match, as well as many great moments you will remember for a long time after. Now who can honestly tell me they get that with MW2? Expand
  57. MikeH
    Mar 13, 2010
    7
    [Campaign 8.0] The campaign is what it is... fun but short, and engaging but not mind-blowing. But who buys fps' just for their story modes anymore? [Online 7.0] Campaign aside, I'm having trouble getting into the multiplayer. The modes and maps are too few in number, and are a bit on the stale side. Plus, after playing MAG for so long, anything under 32 players feels pretty [Campaign 8.0] The campaign is what it is... fun but short, and engaging but not mind-blowing. But who buys fps' just for their story modes anymore? [Online 7.0] Campaign aside, I'm having trouble getting into the multiplayer. The modes and maps are too few in number, and are a bit on the stale side. Plus, after playing MAG for so long, anything under 32 players feels pretty small scale. Not to mention, the fact that while this game advertises itself as a team-based fps, I have seen very little actual teamwork while playing. Hardly anyone in my squad ever has a headset, and they all just go do their own thing anyway... I can understand that EA/DICE wants to keep the story portion of this franchise going, but I can't help but feel like they should ditch the campaign and go for an online only title like BF-1943 or MAG. While BFBC2 has some rock-solid shooting mechanics going for it, it all feels a bit anti-climactic. Expand
  58. LuckyDutch
    Mar 19, 2010
    7
    I had very high expectations for this game but I am afraid to say it didn't quite meet them. The whole game, from the music to the storyline is alot more serious than the last and apart from a few funny moments and a funny easter egg convosation half way through. My mine problem with this game lies with the multiplayer. It is very very frustrating. The question everyone is asking is I had very high expectations for this game but I am afraid to say it didn't quite meet them. The whole game, from the music to the storyline is alot more serious than the last and apart from a few funny moments and a funny easter egg convosation half way through. My mine problem with this game lies with the multiplayer. It is very very frustrating. The question everyone is asking is how does this compare to COD? Unfortunately it doesn't hold up very well. Don't get me wrong COD has its problems (knifing and the new killstreaks among them) but i'd say on average it is more enjoyable. I think most people will find themselves going back to it as BC2 gets a bit stale after a while. Overall this is worth the money and i'm glad I bought it but it certainly isn't a 10/10. Expand
  59. MichaelM
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    A FANTASTIC game! This seriously beats Modern Warfare 2 by far. Graphics, Sound, Gameplay, features, EVERYTHING! This seriously is a fantastic game. It has a short campaign like MW2 but is half the price(IW Raised the price for PC) and the multiplayer is great with amazing destructability and just great ambience too. Best game I have played in a long time. I will not stop playing this A FANTASTIC game! This seriously beats Modern Warfare 2 by far. Graphics, Sound, Gameplay, features, EVERYTHING! This seriously is a fantastic game. It has a short campaign like MW2 but is half the price(IW Raised the price for PC) and the multiplayer is great with amazing destructability and just great ambience too. Best game I have played in a long time. I will not stop playing this till BF3 comes out. Expand
  60. AlexG
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Call of what? This game goes far beyond whatever call of duty has to offer, besides mabey graphics, but even that isn't saying much with the diverse expansive environments the multiplayer and single player has to offer. I mean seriously who would rather run around in a small room with a tac knife than explore the vast, open, and detailed maps in battlefield? An did I mention you can Call of what? This game goes far beyond whatever call of duty has to offer, besides mabey graphics, but even that isn't saying much with the diverse expansive environments the multiplayer and single player has to offer. I mean seriously who would rather run around in a small room with a tac knife than explore the vast, open, and detailed maps in battlefield? An did I mention you can do this in a number of well designed vehicals including blackhawks, atvs, tanks, and remote control uavs. Another thing does anyone really trust the metascore thing? It doesn't make sense: eurogamer clearly stated battlefield was the superior game between call of duty mw2, but was given a metascore of 90 for each. Expand
  61. FredD
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Finally a game that makes you play WITH your teammates. Great graphics, tight weapon controls, terrific unlocks and glorious, huge, interesting maps. Battles are big and intense. A super sequel and just a better game than Modern Warfare. This is what Infinity Ward should be doing. Hats off to DICE and EA.
  62. ErikD
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Critics, unfortunately, are going to knock this game comparing it to the likes of Call of Duty, as they do with every game that plays like another. If you look at this sites user score, along with other sites' user score, you'll see its rated higher than the critics. Enough said. This game delivers on every level.
  63. NicholasM
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Single player was very intense and i thought was extremely, dosent match up to mw2 single player but the mulitplayer is 10x better than mw2! no gay ass knifers, no campin, no glitches, no overpowered killstreaks, no overpowered weapons its just awesome!
  64. WesleyW
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    This game is just terrific, from the visuals to gameplay. Ive been waiting a long time for a fps game that is actually good and now its finally here. Everyone should buy this. The single player is tons of fun but the multiplayer is just the best.
  65. SarkhanL
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Absolutely amazing experience. The singleplayer is very polished and well delivered technically. The only downside is the lenght which is about 6-7 hours on normal settings. However if you put it on hard it may very well take you 9-10 hours to complete. The multiplayer is of its own league, completely surpassing MW2 in almost every aspect of gameplay. Truly fantastic game that any FPS fan Absolutely amazing experience. The singleplayer is very polished and well delivered technically. The only downside is the lenght which is about 6-7 hours on normal settings. However if you put it on hard it may very well take you 9-10 hours to complete. The multiplayer is of its own league, completely surpassing MW2 in almost every aspect of gameplay. Truly fantastic game that any FPS fan must buy. Expand
  66. KevinP
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    This game is simply put...AMAZING. The best FPS I have played in nearly a decade. There is no contender this year with this title. Multiplayer is amazing single is amazing. If you dont pick it up because you are playing MW its only your lose. If you preordered it you got a pretty good deal, 2 maps, guns, perks, among a few other things. Easily Game of the Year in my opinion so far!
  67. DanteA
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    This Is the CoD Killer, stop listening to these pathetic critics who think CoD is some kind of God. Cod4 was a god, Cod6 is just left over shit thats turned into a paradise, for fags.
  68. RobertÖ
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    This game is worth a 10 only due the awesome sound design! The gunfire and explosions you will hear in the background is not ambient sound it's other people fighting for their lives! The singleplayer was really good and well paced, it even had a good story something absent of most todays games. Destruction in this game is huge, someone sent a missile from the sky killing your mate? This game is worth a 10 only due the awesome sound design! The gunfire and explosions you will hear in the background is not ambient sound it's other people fighting for their lives! The singleplayer was really good and well paced, it even had a good story something absent of most todays games. Destruction in this game is huge, someone sent a missile from the sky killing your mate? Why not take cover in the crater it made. Expand
  69. RyanA
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Pure, mindless destruction and fun over eleven missions, like an extended episode of the A-Team except you actually hit the people you
  70. JaqueS.
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    9.8 I based my rating on how fun this game is. Other areas may need addressed like some clipping but I've never put any merit into how pretty a game is. This game sucks you in and keeps you there. The SP is well crafted and, while isn't the best or most intriguing, is quite fun. The MP is truly what this game is about and it is hands down the most tactical and fun MP military 9.8 I based my rating on how fun this game is. Other areas may need addressed like some clipping but I've never put any merit into how pretty a game is. This game sucks you in and keeps you there. The SP is well crafted and, while isn't the best or most intriguing, is quite fun. The MP is truly what this game is about and it is hands down the most tactical and fun MP military shooter made. Don't believe some of these critic reviews...it seems some like alot of these "reviewers" had biased opinions of the game from the get go. If you are a BF fan well then...this game is for you. If not, things probably won't change. See everyone else on the Battlefield. Expand
  71. StefanosC
    Mar 3, 2010
    9
    Everything I would expect from a Battlefield title. Sure it has it's flaws which is keeping it from a perfect 10 at the moment, but I am sure they will be fixed. The riveting, pure action of the Bad Company series is amplified by Destruction 2.0. Got a camper in a building? No problem, just blow a hole in the wall and there is your camper. I really am looking forward to the patches Everything I would expect from a Battlefield title. Sure it has it's flaws which is keeping it from a perfect 10 at the moment, but I am sure they will be fixed. The riveting, pure action of the Bad Company series is amplified by Destruction 2.0. Got a camper in a building? No problem, just blow a hole in the wall and there is your camper. I really am looking forward to the patches which will enhance this game further! Expand
  72. RyanF
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Great Multiplayer and Singleplayer. All around great package with good graphics and gameplay. I really love the audio in this game. Sounds so real.
  73. ScuffPuppy
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Blows MW2 out of the water, trenches, sky, and planet. One of the best war games ever made. Period.
  74. ErnJ
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Intense yet fun single player campain that pokes fun of war movies and other "Modern" FPSs, this story is to be taken lightly while enjoying the fantastic gameplay. The multiplayer is eons above the competition. I was once a die hard COD fan now I think I have found a new love.
  75. DONAR144
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Unbelievable...an 89!? really?! Ive been playing this game for about 6 hours exploring the campaign to see if I don't get that epic feeling and unlike those at "Total Video Games" im feeling it. I don't even begin to see why they would say that; their constant comparisons to MW2 and the Halo makes me wonder if they are even capable of rating games on a logical standard "However, Unbelievable...an 89!? really?! Ive been playing this game for about 6 hours exploring the campaign to see if I don't get that epic feeling and unlike those at "Total Video Games" im feeling it. I don't even begin to see why they would say that; their constant comparisons to MW2 and the Halo makes me wonder if they are even capable of rating games on a logical standard "However, poor design in the single-player makes for a campaign that's not only lacklustre throughout, but cripplingly buggy" how can they say that? i've just about beaten the campaign doing more things then the MW2 campagin had to offer. Although MW2 may have had more of a drmamtic story they realied COMPLETLY on cutscene narrations of what looked like to be a overview of earth. Battlefield BFBC2 had actual movies with theirs and your chracter actually spoke (Increadible isn't it?)...10/10 for me with all things considered...If i find anything bad though maybe ill right another review but for now this is the best representation of my feelings Expand
  76. VadimB
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Absolutely stunning. MIND YOU: The reviewers that gave this game below 9 generally bashed elements such as uninteresting and short single player, and underdeveloped characters, while at the same time not saying anything like that on their Modern Warfare 2 review, which had an almost idiotic single player story with totally forgettable characters. As far as graphics, sound, and multiplayer Absolutely stunning. MIND YOU: The reviewers that gave this game below 9 generally bashed elements such as uninteresting and short single player, and underdeveloped characters, while at the same time not saying anything like that on their Modern Warfare 2 review, which had an almost idiotic single player story with totally forgettable characters. As far as graphics, sound, and multiplayer (24 players, huge maps, destructible environments and vehicles > MW2) is way superior to MW2 Expand
  77. tylerl.
    Mar 4, 2010
    9
    Takes most of the things MW2 did right and takes them a step higher. Flat out, if you enjoy MW2 get this game, but if your one of those mindless run-and-gunners than stay the F away ! This game actually requires strategy and communication. MW2 rewarded being stupid, this game is on the opposite end of the spectrum. MP is terrific, its slower paced than MW 2 but is just as epic. The one Takes most of the things MW2 did right and takes them a step higher. Flat out, if you enjoy MW2 get this game, but if your one of those mindless run-and-gunners than stay the F away ! This game actually requires strategy and communication. MW2 rewarded being stupid, this game is on the opposite end of the spectrum. MP is terrific, its slower paced than MW 2 but is just as epic. The one aspect where MW2 reigns clearly supreim is customization. The customization is bare bones compareds to MW2. also, there are like 5 maps ( 2 more with downloads ) which feels shallow, especially after MW2s 12 or so maps. But to conter this... The maps in BC 2 are very well designed. Unlike MW2s textbook crappiness. All-in-all a terrific game. Taking 1 point off for technical issues. Dead bodies can be seen on more than one occasion getting caught on a ledge or something and having their arms swinging around, there is some minor clipping, and whenever i went down a steep enough hill in a vehicle in the 3rd person camera mode i could see under the map. Not huge issues at all though, more humorous than anything negative. Still, kinda weird to see. Also loses a bit for how slow MP setup feels, the gameplay is terrific, but for whatever reason it always feels so empty. Im assuming that once WOM spreads and people beat SP mode the rush will begin. Destruction of buildings is awesome !!! Expand
  78. HenriH.
    Mar 5, 2010
    8
    I never played Battlefield for the SP but this time it's pretty good. Better than ever. Not sure if that can compete with MW2. The multiplayer has a lot of potential, Rush mode mainly. Conquest never worked that well and neither does it this time. It's too spread out, one moment you seem to be dominating and next moment some enemies have captured all unguarded flags. It's I never played Battlefield for the SP but this time it's pretty good. Better than ever. Not sure if that can compete with MW2. The multiplayer has a lot of potential, Rush mode mainly. Conquest never worked that well and neither does it this time. It's too spread out, one moment you seem to be dominating and next moment some enemies have captured all unguarded flags. It's not about who fights best, it's about who has to most luck in sneaking to unguarded flags. That really sucks, also because now we only have 5 Rush maps. I don't want to play Conquest, and BF-series has always been about big team battles, so I don't care about the other 2 modes either. I'm a bit dissapointed, Port Valdez (Demo map) seems to be the strongest map, I was waiting for more. Hopefully DLC will improve the situation. Expand
  79. RadeS.
    Mar 6, 2010
    10
    One of the best war games I've ever played. The singleplayer campaign never felt tacked on and the banter between the members of Bravo Company was a nice change from all the serious characters from previous war games. As a fan of the CoD series I was dissapointed with how short MW2 was and the MP turned into the camp and boosting-fest the series is known for, just a few weeks after One of the best war games I've ever played. The singleplayer campaign never felt tacked on and the banter between the members of Bravo Company was a nice change from all the serious characters from previous war games. As a fan of the CoD series I was dissapointed with how short MW2 was and the MP turned into the camp and boosting-fest the series is known for, just a few weeks after release. It quickly became unbalanced. That's not the case with BFBC2. There are no kill streaks, you can spawn on your squadmates and the matches are objective based. There aren't as many weapons in BC2 as in MW2 but the selection is quite impressive with different classes having use if different weapons. The Assault class unlocks more AR's, Engineers silenced SMGs and anti-vehicle weaponry, Medics LMGs, med supplies and Recon unlocks Sniper rifles, C4 and Mortar strikes. There's also the WWII weapons and a few more. The game is a MP cake of deliciosness! Keep in mind the game works better if you play as a team. Lone Wolves will get ripped to peices. You might get a kill or two but then get taken out and watch as the medic revives the guys you just killed! Pros: Fun SP campaign, destructible environments, expansive maps, excellent graphics, large selection of weapons and add-ons and balanced MP. Cons: SP is pretty short even on hard, AI for your team can't seam to make a kill, MP can be frustrating if you're new to the BF series. Expand
  80. ColinF.
    Mar 7, 2010
    10
    Incredible game. Just beat the single player today and I'll admit, it isn't amazing. Definitely compelling enough for a single play through, though. Despite a generic plot and run-of-the-mill FPS action, the four members of Bad Company keep things interesting enough and the set pieces are pretty impressive. Where this thing really shines, however, is multiplayer. Oh my gosh, it Incredible game. Just beat the single player today and I'll admit, it isn't amazing. Definitely compelling enough for a single play through, though. Despite a generic plot and run-of-the-mill FPS action, the four members of Bad Company keep things interesting enough and the set pieces are pretty impressive. Where this thing really shines, however, is multiplayer. Oh my gosh, it is so amazing. It's so refreshing coming to this from Modern Warfare 2, or really any other console shooter. It's so much more open and intense. And something I love is the balance between vehicular and infantry combat. Never do you feel like you have to be in a tank or a helicopter in order to accomplish something. Soldiers on the ground are pretty much equally as deadly as any vehicle. Firefights are intense and BC 2 does objective based games better than any other console shooter that I've played to date. There aren't any glitches or imbalances to note and it runs absolutely lag free thanks to the game's dedicated servers. Just an amazing experience. Absolutely worth the price of admission. Expand
  81. JaroidX3
    Mar 8, 2010
    10
    BC2 blows... my mind. BC2 sucks... all of my free time. BC2 is lacking... imperfections and flaws. Gonna keep you playing, gonna never press pause. It beats COD to a pulp, and I ain't talkin bout the fish. First there was Wolfenstein 3D now FPS evolved to this. Modern Warfare 2 and MAG, both are great games, but BC2 is high above - putting everyone to shame. Fly a heli, parachute BC2 blows... my mind. BC2 sucks... all of my free time. BC2 is lacking... imperfections and flaws. Gonna keep you playing, gonna never press pause. It beats COD to a pulp, and I ain't talkin bout the fish. First there was Wolfenstein 3D now FPS evolved to this. Modern Warfare 2 and MAG, both are great games, but BC2 is high above - putting everyone to shame. Fly a heli, parachute out, put your C4 round a structure. Set it off, blow it up, watch your enemies as they rupture. No game offers such scope and such vast destructibility, it's even rumored that playing it will help increase fertility. Just make sure that when you play you use tactics and teamwork, and please don't hog the UAV like a big ol selfish jerk. Expand
  82. Chris
    Mar 8, 2010
    9
    I believe that it's impossible to make a "perfect" game or movie, hence the 9. I started my BF career with 2142 which I enjoyed immensely and this gem was dropped off yesterday. I went to bed waaaay past my bedtime because i just had to keep playing the single player campaign as I was completely gripped by it. The sound, (after altering settings.ini) and graphics are stunning, only I believe that it's impossible to make a "perfect" game or movie, hence the 9. I started my BF career with 2142 which I enjoyed immensely and this gem was dropped off yesterday. I went to bed waaaay past my bedtime because i just had to keep playing the single player campaign as I was completely gripped by it. The sound, (after altering settings.ini) and graphics are stunning, only drawback for me in singleplayer is the feeling when you get to certain point on the road which initiates a fight, u can run back for cover.. Multiplayer servers were full up until late so I only got a brief taste of the multi experience. Im really suprised I didn't dream of the game when I slept.. Well done to the creators! Expand
  83. Nick
    Mar 8, 2010
    9
    Very good game, I was waiting for this one to come out for at least a month, playing the demo daily pre-release. With a wide variety of classes and alterations that the game allows, you won't find yourself getting bored for awhile. The use of teamwork is crucial in this game, which is a tremendous part of this game. All in all I would of given this game a 10 but due to the servers Very good game, I was waiting for this one to come out for at least a month, playing the demo daily pre-release. With a wide variety of classes and alterations that the game allows, you won't find yourself getting bored for awhile. The use of teamwork is crucial in this game, which is a tremendous part of this game. All in all I would of given this game a 10 but due to the servers fluctuating the first few days of release I would feel guilty to give it a perfect score so at the very least it deserves a 9, and definitely a game no one should pass up. Expand
  84. ChrisO
    Mar 14, 2010
    10
    This has definitely been one of the best MP games I have enjoyed on the console. Graphics, sound, gameplay, everything is just phenomenal. I have never experienced so many intense and close matches, as well as numerous hilarity than I have in this game. Maps are just fantastic from the design to the amount of detail and balance. The game offers everything you would want in a MP game, and This has definitely been one of the best MP games I have enjoyed on the console. Graphics, sound, gameplay, everything is just phenomenal. I have never experienced so many intense and close matches, as well as numerous hilarity than I have in this game. Maps are just fantastic from the design to the amount of detail and balance. The game offers everything you would want in a MP game, and in a BF game. As I said earlier matches can become intense that your adrenaline goes up. There have been matches where the attackers side had won with only 1 life left, or the defenders won with the crate 1 rocket away from being destroyed. If anyone is looking for a great online game look no further. Sure BF has its flaws like every game, but the flaws I have encountered are more so community ridden than actual game flaws. Expand
  85. BobboK
    Mar 14, 2010
    10
    An extraordinary game. The campaign might be a little short and forgettable, but who cares? It's a multiplayer game. The creators, DICE, have said themselves that it is a long tutorial for the multiplayer. And that's what makes the game so good - the multiplayer. It's almost perfect! The only flaw I can come up with is that there's not very much maps and it can An extraordinary game. The campaign might be a little short and forgettable, but who cares? It's a multiplayer game. The creators, DICE, have said themselves that it is a long tutorial for the multiplayer. And that's what makes the game so good - the multiplayer. It's almost perfect! The only flaw I can come up with is that there's not very much maps and it can sometimes be a little buggy. Oh, and by the way, Bad Company 2 is superior to Modern Warfare 2 in every way. Expand
  86. KaiM
    Mar 15, 2010
    9
    While MW2 goes out for cinematic experience and silly in a way that isn't supposed to be plot Battlefield Bad Company 2 focuses on what really matters in a modern shooter: intense combat, and enertaining single player. MW2 may top BC2 in sales but in multiplayer, BC2 will always be the gamers choice.
  87. BerkmanL
    Mar 15, 2010
    10
    That game is a beast. Multiplayer is addictive and the single player is lovely with it's awesome characters and all aspects. If I were the developer in an other hand, I'd never give up on the previous single player design at all. This time it's more like COD, while the priority should be something unique. There are countless copies anyway. Even though that one is a great That game is a beast. Multiplayer is addictive and the single player is lovely with it's awesome characters and all aspects. If I were the developer in an other hand, I'd never give up on the previous single player design at all. This time it's more like COD, while the priority should be something unique. There are countless copies anyway. Even though that one is a great copy, it's still a copy. Expand
  88. GregoryF
    Mar 15, 2010
    7
    This is a response to the people who seem 2 be confused and upset at this game getting a 89. im so tired of ppl rating games 9 or 10 all the time. dont u think "reviewers" do that enough?. Dont get me wrong i love this game, BF on a bad day will always deliver intense firefights that other games can only dream of. But the re-use of the same building over and over? The very buggy server This is a response to the people who seem 2 be confused and upset at this game getting a 89. im so tired of ppl rating games 9 or 10 all the time. dont u think "reviewers" do that enough?. Dont get me wrong i love this game, BF on a bad day will always deliver intense firefights that other games can only dream of. But the re-use of the same building over and over? The very buggy server list, only 7 mp maps, often muddy low res textures.... and i agree totally about the "lackluster" areas of the singleplayer. it just simply feels cheap. If people are this blind to lazy work no wonder studios dont feel the need to improve there product. Expand
  89. AligoharA
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Good FPS game gives you the feeling of being in a large scale battle, with all the vehicles, weapons, and unique classes really give the game the feel of satisfaction. A must by for any FPS fan or any gamer for that matter.
  90. BrandynP
    Mar 2, 2010
    9
    My MW2 is about to get some shelf time as I just picked up my game and I am completely blown away. This game is EPIC on all fronts. The campaign is unfolding in such away that I am honestly in awe of what DICE has accomplished here. The multiplayer has been improved and Hardcore mode is where it's at! *digs back into the trenches*.
  91. JesseP.
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Hands down, one of the best fps games out in the Market. Very well thought out and incredibly designed to promote team play and incredible story telling.
  92. GeorgeL
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Amazing. If people would stop comparing this to the also great MW2, maybe people would see that they aren't just meant to be competing, and that they are separate and different games. I love this game from what I have played today (all 8 hours) and have enjoyed the feeling that seems familiar to me that dates back to the earlier BF games. Thank you, DICE. Thank you.
  93. LP
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Great game i love destroying buildings while people are inside them and shooting rpgs are tanks engineer ftw everyone should really give this a try its worth the money only bad thing may be that you dont start out with much in the beginning but you can work your way up.
  94. JohnH
    Mar 2, 2010
    9
    Finally something to take the place of Modern Glitchfare 2! BFBC2 has amazing graphics, a much improved single player campaign to go along with its addictive multiplayer. I actually would have scored this with a 9.5 if I could have and it is a must have for fans of the genre or anyone looking for something to take the place of Infinity Wards bug infested glitch fest.
  95. JamalH
    Mar 21, 2010
    10
    Before I start this user review, how the hell does Modern Warfare 2 have a better rating then this game. Who got payed off? This game has all the elements of a outstanding game. The environment is destructible, the multiplayed gameplay is balanced, and the campaign is excellent. Just by the user reviews you can see these 'professionals' rating this game got it wrong. I would Before I start this user review, how the hell does Modern Warfare 2 have a better rating then this game. Who got payed off? This game has all the elements of a outstanding game. The environment is destructible, the multiplayed gameplay is balanced, and the campaign is excellent. Just by the user reviews you can see these 'professionals' rating this game got it wrong. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes to get on a game and not get off angry. If you like playing games to get you angry, pick up Modern Warfare 2, or shall I say Modern Campfare 2. Expand
  96. BoC
    Mar 20, 2010
    10
    This is the best multiplayer game I have ever played. Unlike gayass MW2, there are no javelin glitchers, akimbo ANYTHING, unlimited ammo (though that was the best part of MW2), ninja perks, super-speed carepackage knifers, overpowered weapons or overpowered perks. Multiplayer requires tactical thought and is heavily teambased. The classes are perfectly balanced, with a level system that This is the best multiplayer game I have ever played. Unlike gayass MW2, there are no javelin glitchers, akimbo ANYTHING, unlimited ammo (though that was the best part of MW2), ninja perks, super-speed carepackage knifers, overpowered weapons or overpowered perks. Multiplayer requires tactical thought and is heavily teambased. The classes are perfectly balanced, with a level system that rapes MW2. The only flaw is that the maps seem more cramped than they were in BC1, and the controls (especially the vehicles) are extremely wonky. Since a map pack is coming out soon, I won't dock this, and I have gotten used to the controls. Campaign is funny and good too. P.S. If you are a fag or a glitcher, stay the hell away from this game. MW2 is for fags, this game is for real competitors. Collapse
  97. NodnarbC
    Mar 2, 2010
    9
    Just picked up this game, have been playing most of the day. The online is very very solid, there is a vast array of land, air, and sea vehichles and a huge variety of weapons. The destructible environments add a lot of depth by allowing you to use literally any object in the game to your advantage. The team play is well organized and the visuals are spectacular. I have not played much of Just picked up this game, have been playing most of the day. The online is very very solid, there is a vast array of land, air, and sea vehichles and a huge variety of weapons. The destructible environments add a lot of depth by allowing you to use literally any object in the game to your advantage. The team play is well organized and the visuals are spectacular. I have not played much of the campaign as of yet but from what I have played it seems DICE has tried to immerse the player into a more cinematic experience than the first Bad Company. All in all this is a great game, campaign seems fairly good and the multiplayer is extremely solid. Expand
  98. RemingtonW
    Mar 2, 2010
    9
    Coming from a long time battlefield fan, BFBC2 is well worth the money. Great graphics, shooting is solid and multilayer is as good as ever, please bring a mic as teamwork is what makes this game worlds ahead of the mindless killing of MW2. That said, the single player is the weaker part of the game, havnt spent much time there.
  99. SeanW
    Mar 2, 2010
    10
    Excellent multiplayer. Destructible environments. Vehicles. Awesome sound production. Balanced play. Good maps.
  100. SuleimanY
    Mar 24, 2010
    9
    The multiplayer is 10 out of ten if your a serious fps gamer like me however its not very noob freindly, which is why it wont sell as much as call of duty. The single player first two missions just blew my mind away then towards the end it just got wierd, repetitive and somewhat boring. Good things - best multiplayer on console Bad things - You cant go prone and Hardcore mode is pretty The multiplayer is 10 out of ten if your a serious fps gamer like me however its not very noob freindly, which is why it wont sell as much as call of duty. The single player first two missions just blew my mind away then towards the end it just got wierd, repetitive and somewhat boring. Good things - best multiplayer on console Bad things - You cant go prone and Hardcore mode is pretty retarded, (every one just uses the sniper rifle). Its a really good idea but they should have just left the health as it was, its just basically no one going after the objectives and people camping in bushes. My game of the year so far. Expand
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 75 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. Not content to settle for second place, DICE throws down the gauntlet with Bad Company 2, delivering its best multiplayer package since Battlefield 2 and a remarkably improved single-player campaign that openly mocks its rival while cribbing from them at the same time. [Issue#203, p.84]
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is one of the best shooters of this generation. The game has steel-solid mechanics, top gen graphics and an incredible multiplayer. Call of Duty has a new rival.
  3. 89
    Bad Company 2 as an online shooter is flexible and engaging, offering several features that the competition can only dream of. If you're looking for a more strategic and team-based change of pace, look no further. This is the game for you.