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  • Summary: In this installment, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the 'B' company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages.In this installment, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the 'B' company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages. With a heavy arsenal of deadly weapons and a slew of vehicles to aid them, the crew set off on their mission and they are ready to blow up, shoot down, blast through, wipe out and utterly destroy anything that gets in their way. Total destruction is the name of the game, delivered as only the DICE next generation Frostbite engine can. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 100
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is as complete a package as you could ever ask for. Multiplayer-heavy titles can be a fickle beast, but we’re pretty sure we’ll be playing this one for quite some time to come.
  2. 93
    The last installment in the Battlefield series offers more action and fun than ever.
  3. All in all, don’t let the rather generic and short single player campaign deter you from picking up Bad Company 2. The multiplayer is a fantastic gaming experience and without a doubt it gives Modern Warfare 2 a run for its money.
  4. For all the thrills the single-player might provide, it’s nothing compared to what’s in the game, when you go online. It’s always thrilling, memorable and a joy to be part of the fight, a fight where your contributions matter for the entire team in big ways, even if it’s not always immediately apparent.
  5. 90
    Bad Company 2 is a great single player experience, but a near Godly multiplayer one. A must play for shooter fans, especially in the PC community.
  6. 87
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 does what it does best: create a multiplayer experience which lifts it head and shoulders above the other shooters. All the pieces come together perfectly in an online that brings out the best of the Battlefields, with Rush as the pièce de résistance. Too bad that the sub-par singleplayer brings down the score quite a bit.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    70
    Modern Warfare plus squads and vehicles, and minus the stick up its arse. A solid multiplayer FPS. [May 2010, p.66]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 420
  1. Dec 5, 2010
    10
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an amazing game. While multiplayer was the best part of the game the singleplayer was also genuinely enjoyable.Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an amazing game. While multiplayer was the best part of the game the singleplayer was also genuinely enjoyable. A bit glitchy and laggy at times but the gameplay is solid. I just wish DICE had programmed a smoother engine and not tried so hard to beat Modern Warfare. Battlefield is, at this point, the far superior series and can stand on its own merits without trying to emulate Call of Duty. Expand
  2. JH
    Mar 4, 2010
    10
    Best shooter in years, more fun than l4d2 which is what I have been playing. 100x better than BF2 which was so bad I sold my copy to a used Best shooter in years, more fun than l4d2 which is what I have been playing. 100x better than BF2 which was so bad I sold my copy to a used bookstore for $5 right after I got it. This is where the real MP is. The ability to level buildings and shoot people out of cover is amazing. To the idiot who posted on 1 because of their inability to optimize. I'm running a machine with half your specs on XP DX 9 and have everything set to high at 1440 x 900 and it plays flawlessly and looks great. You probably have driver issues. The only thing that sucks is the auth servers have been bogged down since release making it hard to actually get and stay in a game as PB also kicks people liberally at the moment but that's not DICE's fault. I hate EA as a company but this is a great game, it's too bad the megacorps own everything. Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2010
    10
    I really have been into first person shooters for as long as i could remember and all i could say is that i enjoy this game.The wholeI really have been into first person shooters for as long as i could remember and all i could say is that i enjoy this game.The whole multiplayer is by far the most exciting and entertaining part of the game, even tho the campaign was lacking. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2011
    9
    single player gets an 8 or even a 7 because it is not very stimulating. while it has some original ideas like operating a tank and a drone.single player gets an 8 or even a 7 because it is not very stimulating. while it has some original ideas like operating a tank and a drone. the game is just not that appealing. now the multiplayer gets an easy 10. the best fps since counter strike. Larger than life maps. realistic bullet spray and sniper bullet drops depending on distance. and you can actually destroy buildings with explosives. someone is camping in a building? just call in a mortar strike and collapse the building on their heads. if you are a more up close and personal kind of player just blow a hole in the wall by using a C4 or a launcher. completely different experience than the mindless spawn shoot die repeat. Expand
  5. Stevew.
    Mar 7, 2010
    8
    lets get something straight, DON'T buy this game for the single player, not only does it rip off several other games, it does it VERY lets get something straight, DON'T buy this game for the single player, not only does it rip off several other games, it does it VERY poorly, the voice acting is less than brilliant, the graphics whilst good are very intensive on your hardware especially with HBOA (or whatever it is) and the game play is overall, very clunky. As much as i disliked MW2 and the "you will walk down this path" game play i feel that MW2 does the single player better than BC2. Infact BC2 plays more like Frontlines Fuel of War, which isn't too bad as i really enjoyed that game, but then i only payed £5 for that game. That's not to mention occasional graphical glitches, sound glitches, random deaths from mortars as you run for the canal on one level. It's too short as well. No, the multiplayer is where this game excels. Think BF2 with great graphics and effects but without the pot luck aiming system. The rolling map design, where new areas open as you achieve objectives is inspired. The game play is fluid, fun and quite tense at times. It's very enjoyable, apart from the disconnects just as you hit your best kill streak!!!. Still i'm sure that will be fixed soon lol. I would recommend this game on multiplayer only. I would have preferred it if they had modelled the single player on BF2 as well, with bots replacing people on an essentially multi player experience. If they had done that it would have been a 10. As it is the Multiplayer is designed by experts, the Single player by rookies. Very disappointing. Single player = 5, Multiplayer = 10. Expand
  6. MikeM.
    Mar 8, 2010
    8
    It may seem a lot like COD, But its suppose to seem that way, But its better than COD in everyway. Better Graphics, Better gameplay, better It may seem a lot like COD, But its suppose to seem that way, But its better than COD in everyway. Better Graphics, Better gameplay, better sounds, It makes the COD team look like amateurs. Some people about the graphics in the game that the lowest settings are even still to high. Well the game isnt meant to be played on low end computers. If you have a computer that barely makes the minimum requirements dont bother getting the game, or wait until you become uncheap and buy a better computer, you dont have to have 2 - 3 thousand dollar computer. I only spent a little more than $500 on my computer back in nov 2009, and I still play the game on full graphics with no lag at all. So maybe you should not be so cheap like trevor and complain like a girl when you cant play. Expand
  7. EpicGamer
    Mar 4, 2010
    0
    Why does everyone like this game? Sure, it has dedicated servers, but the browser limits options like not showing the IP address. The idea of Why does everyone like this game? Sure, it has dedicated servers, but the browser limits options like not showing the IP address. The idea of destructible environments is great, if only the enemies showed tactics of some kind. Everyone claims the game has excellent sound. Sorry, but some of us don't use 7.1 surround sound, and for us all the in-game sounds seem muddled. Gunshots sound terribly generic and both reloading and the ease at which you die is pathetic. The maps are too large, yes, too large. Call of Duty: World at War gave a better sense of battle tactics. Sure, it was every man for himself, but at least you didn't spend so much time walking across the map, looking for an enemy. The graphics aren't terrific for the terrible frames per second they produce on lower end machines. Running causes you to drift to the left and getting hung-up on the environment is way too common. Heck, even Modern Warfare 2 was more fun than this. I really want to like this game, it has some good "borrowed" ideas. The trouble is the execution. For instance, don't show a cutscene and sgive you control of the camera, only to fade to black. If you are going to use the in-game graphics for cutscenes, give back player control and let them continue playing. I'm pleased the developer wanted to give PC gamers a break (and for that alone they deserve a combined rating of at least 5), but after playing 100's, and I mean hundreds of PC games this particular effort justs smacks of port. In conclusion, poor optimization, poor sound, poor story, and the lack of immersion just ruin what should of been a great game. I wouldn't be so upset if I didn't want to enjoy the game as much as I do. Expand

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