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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: 43 out of 375
  1. Jul 3, 2011
    10
    Simply epic. Nothing in the bracket of multiplayer FPS even comes close. This allows you to be the 'COD' style one-man show but also integrateSimply epic. Nothing in the bracket of multiplayer FPS even comes close. This allows you to be the 'COD' style one-man show but also integrate seamlessly into a small of close knit tacticians or a fully fledged army. If you call yourself a true gamer this is one you cannot live without. When Battlefield 3 comes out, all being well *crosses fingers*, we should be in for an even more polished incarnation of this incredible game. If you don't own it, buy it. Excuses not accepted. Expand
  2. MikeJ
    Mar 3, 2010
    10
    Frostbite engine amazes. Played MP and SP for the last 8 hours straight. Had one freeze up in SP, but loaded it back up after and resumed Frostbite engine amazes. Played MP and SP for the last 8 hours straight. Had one freeze up in SP, but loaded it back up after and resumed from previous save. Graphics blew me away on my GTX260 running at Medium. My clan's hosted server is running strong and we had a great time. Squad based play is key to winning. Weapons are sweet, ranks and unlocks are cool. Stat tracking, server browser, friends list all work well. Controls easy to map to BF2 settings. Zero complains here. 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 24, 2011
    9
    How people can give this a low score and then claim to be long term gamers with some kind of superior knowledge is just ridiculous and veryHow people can give this a low score and then claim to be long term gamers with some kind of superior knowledge is just ridiculous and very poor marking. This is a well polished game, with some great features that offers something different than just the run around and blast average game.
    ive been playing games since 1842 so I can tell ya a thing or two!!
    Yes the multiplayer outshines the single player and was probably intended to do so.there has been a few glitches online with minor things and like any game it does have it's flaws, like when you are revived by a medic, sometimes it's all too often easy to get killed instantly, which battlefield 3 improves on and will give the dead player the option to be resuscitated or not. grab yerself some mates, (if u have some) get yerself a squad and start playing like a real team. Not headless chickens.
    The only reason I gave it a 9 is that there could be more online maps to play. can't wait for battlefield 3.
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  5. GlenA.
    Mar 7, 2010
    8
    While the campaign is short, bland, and utterly uninteresting unlike the first game this game is resurrected by its multiplayer which despite While the campaign is short, bland, and utterly uninteresting unlike the first game this game is resurrected by its multiplayer which despite being horribly Call-of-Dutyized still maintains its battlefield roots. The campaign simply put is stupid, though I don 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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