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  • Summary: In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with overIn Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC. Battlefield 2 features immense, richly detailed, destructible environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world. Each map in Battlefield 2 adjusts in scale to support the number of players in the world, providing the ideal vehicle-to-player ratio and an optimized game play experience. Enhanced team play features allow players to enter the action on the front lines as part of a formal squad, or work behind the scenes in Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their teammates. With in-game success, players increase their rank from recruit all the way to General and unlock awards, including new weapons, vehicle decals, medals, and more. Additionally, Battlefield 2 showcases an all-new game engine and physics system to bring the modern battlefield to life like never before. The new material penetration feature measures weapons' ability to fire through barriers based on their composition and players will need to know the difference between concealment and cover in order to survive. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 55
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  1. 100
    Once you strap into an F/A-18 and rocket over the landscape, once you're crouched next to a tank trying valiantly to repair it while bullets ping off of the armor inches above your head, once you defend a waypoint and ask for new orders from your commander over the radio, all of those nitpicks about map balance or sniper power fade.
  2. Much like the real military, Battlefield 2 is not just a game, it’s a way of life.
  3. Simply put, if you can get past all the damn bugs in the online game, Battlefield 2 is hands-down the best PC game you’ll probably ever play in your life. Well, that’s at least until the next installment comes out.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    Perhaps the single most thrilling instance of how far shooters have come. [Sept 2005, p.44]
  5. The available maps are enormous, and the player is overwhelmed by the feel of modern warfare as jets race across the sky, choppers hover overhead, and tanks roll across the roads.
  6. 90
    One of the strongest multiplayer shooters on the market. With classes that compliment each other, a brilliant squad system, and fast, furious gameplay, Battlefield 2 is about as much fun as online shooters get. An easy contender for game of the year.
  7. Battlefield 2 is a game that can offer tremendous amounts of online fun, but the effort required to actually get there is almost a turn-off in itself at times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 247
  1. DarkoK.
    Aug 2, 2006
    10
    One of the best games EVER.The game is full of action, strategy, planing assoult/defence, dosens tipes of Wehicles and Aircrafts. The first One of the best games EVER.The game is full of action, strategy, planing assoult/defence, dosens tipes of Wehicles and Aircrafts. The first time(few weeks :)p the game is BRUTAL, but once you get to know the tacticks of playing in sqad. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 18, 2006
    10
    I agree with all of the bugs that people have been complaining about but on an XPS, the results are unbelievable. The game has so many good I agree with all of the bugs that people have been complaining about but on an XPS, the results are unbelievable. The game has so many good qualities about it, but yes u do need a fairly fast computer. The detail is astonishing and everything about ur surroundings seems so real (including the sun which i stare at 4 hours at a time in the game). I also enjoy the friendly fire in singleplayer mode (you get kicked out in the multiplayer online mode) option because its hilarious fun. It is great to be able to have bazookas so you can blow anything up that you see. Overall this game is one of the best games that i have ever seen for the pc in the many years video games have been out. A great game for a rainy day or if youre a nerd (like me) all the time. Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2021
    10
    Battlefield 2 is one of those rare games that only comes along every now and then. Some players may be put of by environments being smallerBattlefield 2 is one of those rare games that only comes along every now and then. Some players may be put of by environments being smaller than those in previous entries to the series, but from the start of the mach until the score readout, Battlefield is one journey you don't want to miss. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2013
    9
    The original massive battle arena. I spent huge amounts of hours in this game and am glad i did. Tons of fun.Online shooters don't come muchThe original massive battle arena. I spent huge amounts of hours in this game and am glad i did. Tons of fun.Online shooters don't come much better than this old gem. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2013
    9
    Battlefield 2 has one of the best multiplayer experiences of all games. It has a ton of fun within it to make it truly great. It can beBattlefield 2 has one of the best multiplayer experiences of all games. It has a ton of fun within it to make it truly great. It can be frustrating, but everything from driving a little Jeep to doing gun warfare, this game is absolutely amazing. My only discrepancy is that there is a total lack of a singleplayer campaign. This game may have an amazing multiplayer, but I wish that there was a singleplayer campaign as well. Expand
  6. HonchoRyanC.
    Jun 26, 2007
    7
    A 7 this a good most of the time. before you six hours have gone by. While it works most of the there are problems. I went bought the nice A 7 this a good most of the time. before you six hours have gone by. While it works most of the there are problems. I went bought the nice big include all games bf2 complete edition for $40. Let say on the one dvd. It took well over an hour to install. The first time while it was patching itself, stopped froze had to restart. eventually worked, not my other okay computer for some reason. The first thing noticed I could not play euroforce, code did NOT work. Had to take itback. I only got a new cause I knew the geek squad at best buy. the works. Other than all the other dumb crap I'v been through such sum random crashes I can put up with. But what really got me mad was the stats tracker from ea stopped working right before I would have got some guns. Big pisser, That is what got me mad. let's just this there help support phone is a robot that was zero help at all. After the stats problem I have not played BF2 since. Expand
  7. Jun 20, 2017
    0
    This was one of the worst BF games, I decided to go back and play it again for old time sake and the game has aged poorly, now I noticedThis was one of the worst BF games, I decided to go back and play it again for old time sake and the game has aged poorly, now I noticed how inaccurate the rifles are; how useless the AI is. Capturing enemy outposts is often deadly due to insta-death rocket barrages which you can't dodge, evade or hide from...even if you're in a building apparently..

    Honestly, Battlefield 1942 is twice the game this is, even now BF1942 still has good replayability. This game is a stinker, and judging by the reviews - paid reviews was a problem back in 2005.
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