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  • Summary: Battlefield Play4Free is a next-generation online multiplayer FPS combining the very best of the Battlefield series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 20, 2011
    90
    Very atmospheric first person shooter you can enjoy the best in small doses. Hardly anything to criticize because it is free and promises long-term entertainment. [Issue#204]
  2. Oct 20, 2011
    75
    Overall, we liked Battlefield Play4Free. The formula of quick, full-on combat makes this a game you can pick up and play when you have a spare 15 minutes or so.
  3. Oct 20, 2011
    75
    A decent core game despite its stripped down status.
  4. Oct 20, 2011
    70
    Even with some technical problems, a quite serious problem with cheaters and some connection issues, there is potential in Battlefield Play4Free, which offers a great relationship quality-price -that is, a very decent shooter for no money at all, which is a pretty good deal.
  5. Games Master UK
    Oct 20, 2011
    70
    Sink in some moolah or you'll struggle. [July 2011, p.93]
  6. Oct 20, 2011
    60
    It all leaves me wondering why, at this point, anyone would choose to spend money on Play4Free when they could essentially get a larger, more complete game for just a few bucks more than the minimum Battlefunds purchase price.
  7. Oct 20, 2011
    50
    After the first few hours, "free" becomes an illusion and the gameplay gets monotonous.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 109
  2. Negative: 98 out of 109
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    10
    I love this game. It's incredibly fun and somewhat difficult, but all-in-all an awesome game. But, you have to buy funds, which is a B*TCHI love this game. It's incredibly fun and somewhat difficult, but all-in-all an awesome game. But, you have to buy funds, which is a B*TCH because without them, you can pretty much do nothing. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2014
    4
    Now, I know this game pissed off a bunch of players who've stuck with it since the beginning, but I'm here to talk about the experience shouldNow, I know this game pissed off a bunch of players who've stuck with it since the beginning, but I'm here to talk about the experience should you start playing JUST NOW (which is probably why you're here in the first place, right?)

    Alright, I'm not going to lie: this game is pay to win. With "permanent" weapon unlocks taking a minimum of 17500 credits to buy, and the better ones taking up to 90000, the system basically shoves the need to buy premium currency (BattleFunds) straight up your arse. Add to the fact that there are insane, utterly OP boosters up for grabs for the right amount of Funds, and you have a game where every newbie gets steamrolled from the moment they spawn in. Coupled with the arduous leveling system, taking hours and hours of playing time to level up, and you'll get frustrated pretty quick.

    The class system of BFP4F is also quite convoluted and annoying. You cannot switch loadouts or classes during a match, and thus must exit the server in order to change your weapons, apparel, or class. Also, you start with two free soldier slots and must buy extra slots (with *sigh* BattleFunds) in order to have all four classes on one account. This can be easily remedied by creating multiple accounts, however.

    All this being said, there are good things to say about this game as well. First of all, the gameplay is quite fast-paced and realistic, leaving you aching for the respawn timer to count down and soaring with glee after every kill. The graphics are pretty nice if your computer can handle them, which is always a plus. Lastly, the physics and playstyle of the game do require a certain amount of learning and skill, no matter whether you hold a level 1 or 30 weapon in your hands.

    My verdict? BFP4F is worth a try, but don't expect to be able to fully enjoy the game without paying through the nose in $$$
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  3. Dec 28, 2011
    0
    used to be pretty good. then December 20, 2011 the EAsy development team robbed all veteran and elite gun buyers of weapons with a new massiveused to be pretty good. then December 20, 2011 the EAsy development team robbed all veteran and elite gun buyers of weapons with a new massive update that took away their permanent attachments and replaced their guns with vastly inferior weapons. They said this was for 'fairer' gameplay, yet the dev team still sells weapon 'boosters' and rents out other attachments. Scam artists to say the least. if your gonna play do not any money into this game Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2012
    0
    Was OK till 20th of December - when they swapped our paid guns with some toys - just to force us to rent upgrades so those weapons would beWas OK till 20th of December - when they swapped our paid guns with some toys - just to force us to rent upgrades so those weapons would be just as good as they were.

    permanent good weapon turned into ****
    expensive rental system to bring your old weapon back

    Fxxx You EAsy.
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  5. Dec 22, 2011
    0
    When I started playing this game several months ago, I would have rated this game a 9. Because of a lag issue. Then on the first of December,When I started playing this game several months ago, I would have rated this game a 9. Because of a lag issue. Then on the first of December, after an update, I would have rated this game a 6. Due to an issue with camera shake. Before the 1st you could turn camera shake off. EAsy claimed that it's a known issue. Then, after the December 20th update, I logged in to find that the premium weapon (Elite) I purchased with real money had been reduced to basically a stock weapon with +3 (whatever that means). When I purchased the weapon it was with the understanding that it was "forever". The new weapon doesn't have near the ammo capacity, hit damage or stability that the one I originally bought had. The recoil is way off, you take an additional 3 to 4 seconds to reacquire your target if he/she hasn't moved (which they do 99.9% of the time). EAsy claims they did this to make the game more balanced. Take my advise, if you decide to play this game, do not and I mean DO NOT purchase any additional content. Especially if you buy the item "Forever" because its does not stay that way "Forever". EAsy will change it so that it's not the same as you originally purchased it. Buyer Beware!!! Expand
  6. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    The game is unplayable since the last greed update. Paying players haven been stolen their precious items without any valuable replacement.The game is unplayable since the last greed update. Paying players haven been stolen their precious items without any valuable replacement. You can try to get a refund trough EA Live Chat or http://battlefield.play4free.com/en/help/inquire . DON'T LET THE CORPORATE GREED TAKE OVER CHRISTMAS! DON'T PLAY - DON'T PAY! Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2011
    0
    The game was pretty good till they updated it on 20/12/2011. All players who bought veteran weapons "last forever" were literals robbed fromThe game was pretty good till they updated it on 20/12/2011. All players who bought veteran weapons "last forever" were literals robbed from their money as they replaced the weapons with other with different characteristic. Now, until you rent add on for your weapon, it is impossible to play as they balanced the weapons to be useless without spending constantly money. Another big fail for EA Expand

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