Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. At it’s core, Northern Strike is essentially the same game battlefield fans have come to know and love, but gives players the opportunity for an enriched experience, by adding more of the near-future technology and awesome environments that made the original 2142 such a blast to play.
  2. You’ll get plenty of enjoyment out of it for just over $3 a map, a gaming bargain these days.
  3. It makes a lot of changes without alienating the core gameplay ideas, and adds a nice coat of polish and variety on top of the previous Battlefield 2142 content.
  4. If you liked the original, you’ll love the new features of Northern Strike. If not, the expansion won’t change your mind.
  5. PC Gamer UK
    81
    A cheap and filling snack of carnage. [Apr 2007, p.80]
  6. The fast-paced and challenging gameplay is difficult to resist.
  7. Fast and furious. Once you have the commands down this is a blast to play.
  8. If you’re a dedicated enough player to have a nicely customised character with a reasonably full tech tree, or even just someone who enjoys a weekly dose of almost-massively multiplayer sci-fi FPS gaming without the monthly fees, the decision to get hold of Northern Strike will be an easy one to make.
  9. The first booster pack for Battlefield 2142 offers up three exciting new maps and a new gameplay mode, making it a must-have for fans of the multiplayer action game.
  10. A booster pack that adds just enough to satiate hunger before a proper expansion is released. All BF2142 owners should own this. Cheap price, too.
  11. Northern Strike is a polished offering, a lot more than the token handful of stuff draped around the glinting trophy of new unlocks it could have been.
  12. PC Format
    70
    Everything in Northern Strike is fine. None of it, however, is vital. [Apr 2007, p.65]
  13. AceGamez
    70
    Even if you never touch the new maps or vehicles or game modes (which you will), the skill advancements and extra items for each specialization alone are a tremendous reward that is available for the standard game modes and maps. What this doesn't do is address any core technical issues with the game.
  14. The quality of the content on offer is above cynical expectation - in fact, I'll come right out and say it: Northern Strike is a good expansion pack. [Apr 2007, p.79]
  15. 60
    This is decent but minimal new content that you'll want mainly because you're sick of the few maps you were given in the original game.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
  1. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    Best Battlefield ever. I played this game every day and every second of my life. The game was so good, i lved the Titan modus and the future.Best Battlefield ever. I played this game every day and every second of my life. The game was so good, i lved the Titan modus and the future. Hope they do a new Battlefield 2142 (Battlefield 2143). It would be really cool, because Battlefield 2142 was so amazing, its sad that they closed the servers. Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2015
    10
    Great game.. Hours and hours of gameplay.. Ground forces conquest mode or or Titan mode with tons of modern yet believable vehicles. 38 totalGreat game.. Hours and hours of gameplay.. Ground forces conquest mode or or Titan mode with tons of modern yet believable vehicles. 38 total maps in the new game fix!

    Game is up and running after the Gamespy Shut Down. Goto Battlefield2142.co for all the information from start to finish.
    Full Review »
  3. ThomasN.
    May 31, 2009
    10
    Greatest game I have ever played. Worth every penny, I have played for over 100 hours and am still not bored. Love it.