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  • Summary: The year is 2142, and the dawn of a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The math is simple and brutal: The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. Some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of twoThe year is 2142, and the dawn of a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The math is simple and brutal: The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. Some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers in an epic battle for survival, the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition. Armed with a devastating arsenal of hi-tech assault rifles, cloaking devices and sentry guns, players also do battle using some of the most imposing vehicles known to man. Massive battle Mechs wage fierce combat on the ground, while futuristic aircraft rule the skies. When facing one of these new behemoths, players need to use their wits and an arsenal of new countermeasures like EMP grenades to level the playing field. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Battlefield 2142 delivers a sci-fi themed experience using the familiar Battlefield style. While the setting may have changed a bit, the overall gameplay hasn't.
  2. A great game. However, it isn’t as big of an improvement as "Battlefield 2" was over "Battlefield 1942." The new ranking system and unlocks will definitely keep fans of the series coming back for more.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    85
    A solid multiplayer game just like its predecessors. The new Titan mode is a lot of fun but sometimes it suffers from severe lag issues. The large amount of unlocks is both a blessing and a curse. [Dec 2006, p.82]
  4. This is definitely a case of evolution over revolution and, although the franchise makes a confident leap into the future, 2142's engine and gameplay are firmly rooted in the past. The action is still fast and frantic, the warfare is epic and exciting and the loading times remain as excruciating as ever.
  5. 80
    Ultimately, Battlefield 2142 is a game for the hardcore player. If you've logged endless hours into Battlefield 2, you're going to love the new class tweaks and you'll probably have half of the unlocks within the first week.
  6. PC Format
    78
    Such ordinariness only reinforces the nagging sense that this is the same game with bits bolted on. That's always the case with Battlefield games, but this time it's too little, too soon. [Dec 2006, p.110]
  7. games(TM)
    50
    Fails to offer anything fresh. The new elements added to the franchise are shamelessly plundered from other games, and generally not as well executed. [Dec 2006, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 142
  2. Negative: 41 out of 142
  1. MikeM.
    Oct 17, 2006
    10
    This game is amazing!
  2. ThomasFarley
    Dec 14, 2009
    10
    It was my second FPS game for the computer (my first was Halo), and I say. I played this game for hundreds of hours. It is simply amazing - It was my second FPS game for the computer (my first was Halo), and I say. I played this game for hundreds of hours. It is simply amazing - The graphics, the optimization, the balance. The squad-play is also amazing, being able to help other people out through separate squads. Bottom Line: It's an amazing game, earns a 10/10 for me. You will simply love the thrill of hiding from a Battle-Walker hunting you down! Or throwing EMP grenades at oncoming cars and then shooting them in the rear! Or using the Recon's cloak device to sneak past enemy lines and come up for a quick kill! It's certainly one of the best games I've ever played in my life. People that rate this game badly clearly haven't put any time or effort into exploring the game. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    The most balanced, well designed, team based shooter I have ever played. This game is all about skill. Love it or hate it. It is the best atThe most balanced, well designed, team based shooter I have ever played. This game is all about skill. Love it or hate it. It is the best at what it does. Expand
  4. BrianR.
    Dec 16, 2006
    8
    While I agree with some reviewers that BF2142 is more like a $50 mod, it almost makes it worth the price of admission. Titan mode is in my While I agree with some reviewers that BF2142 is more like a $50 mod, it almost makes it worth the price of admission. Titan mode is in my opinion the best MP mode for the BF series. The class are alot more well rounded with great combinations of kits. I like the art direction the designers took as far as making feel like you really are fighting a war in 2142. One glaring fault are the bugs that still seem to persist. Dice has come a far way since the original BF, but still need to continue hammering away at bugs like CTD. I definitely reccomend a buy on this one. Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    6
    It is a brilliant game and I wish they would make another battlefield like this. However although the game itself is brilliant punk-busterIt is a brilliant game and I wish they would make another battlefield like this. However although the game itself is brilliant punk-buster ruins it for most players as you get kicked out of games for no good reason. Expand
  6. JohnQ
    Oct 20, 2006
    4
    Its ok, but certainly there is nothing new. The guns just feel like reskinned versions of the bf2 ones. Also the dropships just arn't asIts ok, but certainly there is nothing new. The guns just feel like reskinned versions of the bf2 ones. Also the dropships just arn't as cool compared to helicopter-gunships and fighterjets, just because its futuristic don't make it better. Spyware and advertising in games also suck. So if you havn't got bf2 buy it and if you do maybe consider an add-on, all in all bf2 is just much more fun. Expand
  7. Elpresidenti
    Oct 19, 2006
    0
    after getting the game and installing it i am horrified to see ADVERTS, plus the game just dont feel right as it seems like they wanted toafter getting the game and installing it i am horrified to see ADVERTS, plus the game just dont feel right as it seems like they wanted to release it before Quake Wars, you can bet that EA are going to try and milk this by releasing Exspencive EX packs with content that should of been included in this this package as EA always does (eg the sims) , but ive now taken the game back to the store and got my money back, the main reason for this is after finding out that thanks to the game my PC now has spyware on it, ive have now decided to boycot all future EA Games because if i wanted to see adverts i would sit ond watch them on TV as all this is , is a form of spamming. Expand

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