Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
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  1. Nov 14, 2018
    Battlefield V brings a lot to the table. Between the great gameplay, superb story from singleplayer, and customization of your character, there's something for everyone.
  2. Nov 19, 2018
    Lots of gameplay improvements, a variety of maps, deep customization and excellent graphics make Battlefield V a nominee for the best shooter of 2018.
  3. Nov 8, 2018
    An impressive shooter, both in its gameplay and technical elements, which lacks of content at launch, but promises lots of new maps, modes and weapons (free for everyone) in the coming months.
  4. Dec 6, 2018
    Despite all the controversies surrounding the announcement, Battlefield V continues to be a force of nature with his unique take on multiplayer that fans have come to love. With one of the best gunplay feelings in the franchise and an emotive single-player component, Battlefield V is a safe bet for veterans of the series and FPS enthusiasts.
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    Battlefield 5 has nailed the sort of gameplay that drew us into the series in the first place. When you and your crew are clicking, when you’re all playing the objective, taking fights at the right time, popping smokes to cover advances and retreats, resupplying mines for one another in the backfield, and back-capping under the enemy’s noses, Battlefield 5 is unstoppable. Untouchable even.
  6. Nov 12, 2018
    Battlefield V does not reinvent anything but improves every aspect of Battlefield 1, except for single player campaign duration. And it's still missing some relevant contents, but it will grow with tons of free stuff during the next months.
  7. Nov 11, 2018
    After spending quite a while with the game, I’m blown away that there’s still so much to discover. With dozens of collectibles to find in the single player campaign, a seemingly-unlimited number of weekly challenges, and the Tides of War looming large on the horizon, Battlefield V is the best this series has ever been, and easily the best FPS of the season.
  8. Nov 8, 2018
    If you’re a Battlefield fan who didn’t like the times when DICE has played it safe in the past, Battlefield V is for you. I’m one of those people, and I cannot wait to jump into epic play sessions of what could quickly become my favourite Battlefield game, more so now that the community won’t be divided with future content.
  9. Nov 8, 2018
    Battlefield V is full of a lot more content than people might be expecting. War Stories contains meaningful experiences in short spurts, the maps in the game are huge and well designed, the modes of play raise the entertainment bar when compared to Battlefield I, and the customization/progression system will keep people occupied for a while, as well as provide motivation to keep playing. This feels like a Battlefield game, which should tame concerns of lack of launch content.
  10. Nov 8, 2018
    Battlefield V delivers the series' finest single-player campaign yet, painting the horror of war from rarely seen perspectives. That tension carries through to the multiplayer, which has been tuned to hammer home your vulnerability in a firefight.
  11. Nov 21, 2018
    With a new mode and a new mechanic Battlefield V goes back to World War II. It looks better than ever in the diverse maps, but it's a shame the modes in multiplayer feel kind of similar. The War Stories are excellent though, just as the focus on squads.
  12. Nov 15, 2018
    Battlefield 5 is a great successor, but lacks in the area of multiplayer maps. For the next game DICE should think about leaving out the non-essential single-player campaign.
  13. Dec 16, 2018
    With the return to World War 2, Battlefield reaches a new zenith thanks to meaningful innovations - if one disregards the single player.
  14. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2019
    It’s far from being ideal but all the glitches and shortcomings don’t ruin the overall fun of Battlefield V’s multiplayer experience. Although the single player portion of the game is not bad at all, I would have been disappointed if I bought the game just for it. [13/2018, p.56]
  15. Nov 23, 2018
    While it is easy to lose yourself in the intense multiplayer skirmishes, the solo campaign is merely solid.
  16. Nov 12, 2018
    After two years Battlefield is back, and we can say that this is certainly one of its best incarnations.
  17. Nov 8, 2018
    Yeah, its story mode may be forgettable. But Battlefield V is the maturity episod. It brings many new features and tweaks to the formula to create something both new, intense and often beyond reproach.
  18. Nov 8, 2018
    Without taking any risks, Battlefield 5 is a nice follow-up that vastly improves on BF1's recipe with more open solo War Stories, and a rejuvenated gameplay that puts the emphasis on team play through the brand new squad system.
  19. Nov 13, 2018
    Battlefield V is a great chapter in the series, but it isn't without some problems. Attrition is the best addition to the gameplay of Battlefield in years and Tides of War can give the title new life with every update. Apart from these elements, war stories are too short, historical problems could have been avoided and some additional content could have been released at launch.
  20. Nov 14, 2018
    On one hand, we have a beautiful game that polishes the already great core of the franchise, but on the other hand we find an alarming lack of content. We have a very solid foundation, and we can only wait and see what the future brings.
  21. Mar 5, 2019
    In Battlefield V we got back to WW2, but with refined gunplay and death system which works great. There are also little problems such as low number of maps and stability issues, that are taking the fun away, but nothing that can't be fixed.
  22. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    A great World War II shooter that will grow and improve. Do not buy the game because of its singleplayer, but if you consider the campaign a bonus to the multiplayer, you will be satisfied. [Issue#291]
  23. Dec 12, 2018
    Despite the obvious cash-grab ‘Firestorm’ mode and the inevitable day one glitches that’ll need to be patched out, Battlefield V does a wonderful job at making a game players won’t soon forget (at least until the next one comes out). With interesting modes like ‘Grand Operations’, ‘Frontlines’, and the always classic ‘Conquest’, coupled with the heartfelt campaign’s the game as to offer, Battlefield V is definitely worth checking out.
  24. Nov 30, 2018
    Battlefield V is another solid entry for the long-running series. War Stories and fortifications miss the mark, but the risky changes to spotting, squad synergy, and limited resources have added depth and shaken up the flow of matches for the better. The limited number of maps is unfortunate, but free content updates provide some hope for the future. Battlefield V deftly delivers on its promise of large-scale team-focused warfare, and we’re only just getting started.
  25. Nov 21, 2018
    Battlefield V offers tremendous multiplayer experience but has an incredibly dull single-player campaign. Simply focus on playing online and everything will be fine. The developers have taken to heart all support received from players during beta tests and have fixed the most important issues.
  26. Nov 19, 2018
    Battlefield 5 offers a lot of the same things like Battlefield 4, but then in an even more complete war experience. Grand Ops is nice, though we do miss the battle royale mode that is promised to arrive later.
  27. Nov 17, 2018
    The Battlefield series has a winning formula that Battlefield V doesn't deviate far from, at least for now. Conquest and the map roster don't mesh well together, however, Grand Operations--and the other modes within it--steal the show and foster some of the greatest moments the franchise has offered.
  28. Nov 16, 2018
    On day one, the game feels a few reinforcements short to pull off the overwhelming victory we’ve come to expect given the series’ strong lineage.
  29. Nov 16, 2018
    The most visually stunning FPS game on the market right now with a thoroughly engaging multiplayer. Sadly, it still remains incomplete.
  30. Nov 16, 2018
    For fans who played and loved the early games, Battlefield V is like a memory on steroids. It’s a very good game, not quite a great one yet, but six months from now it may prove to be a high water mark in the franchise.
  31. Nov 15, 2018
    As it stands right now, the game is a rough, uncut diamond that could’ve been the crown jewel of class-based multiplayer first-person shooters.
  32. Nov 15, 2018
    It’s true that the single player portion is a let down considering the massive amount of potential that peeks through, but the high-quality multiplayer manages to make up the difference. The only real question is in how quick and efficiently the final glitches can be resolved. Even with these present, the title is well worth a player’s time. Once the wrinkles get ironed out, the Battlefield V will be required playing for anyone with even a passing interest in throwing down online.
  33. Battlefield V successfully delivers expectations from gameplay perspective. The new featured Grand Operations mod and War Stories are great. But releasing with only 8 maps and lack of content is also concerning.
  34. Nov 14, 2018
    While I'm happy with what we got, I ultimately can't help but wonder what another six months could've done for Battlefield V. In a business with virtually no downtime, that's just the way it is.
  35. Nov 14, 2018
    Battlefield V scratches an itch that many will have had since Battlefield 4. DICE have found a great feel for the gunplay, the tweaks to classes and additions like fortifications largely work as intended, and the way that Grand Operations have evolved brings a refreshing variety to the game. Sure, it’s around the edges at launch and with some largely forgettable single play War Stories, Battlefield V is a diamond in the rough.
  36. Nov 14, 2018
    Battlefield 5 is a good game, but not a great one. The multiplayer can be great fun when you find the right server, and the single player shines a light on parts of World War 2 that aren’t in the public consciousness. However, the stripped back multiplayer and several of the same old problems mean that I’m wishing that this particularly war had perhaps changed a little more.
  37. Nov 14, 2018
    Battlefield V is a nice game, although we will have to wait for months to play all of its content. Not the most innovative iteration of DICE’s series, but an epic shooter about the infamous World War II.
  38. Nov 8, 2018
    Battlefield V is a good surprise with a new teamplay system (support by intelligent heal mechanics), more destruction, customization and specialization system for weapons and vehicles. Definitively Battlefield V is a monumental shooter despite a conventional single-player (which stays interesting).
  39. Nov 8, 2018
    Despite the bad press at the start, I have a lot of faith in Dice as a developer and they have delivered a fantastic shooter this year with Battlefield V after listening to their community and taking their feedback seriously.
  40. Nov 14, 2018
    As chaotic and exhilarating as Battlefield has always been. Just don’t expect a dramatic reinvention of the series.
  41. Nov 21, 2018
    In many ways it feels too early to judge Battlefield V, and the game doesn't feel quite as substantial as it needs to. But the foundation is strong, and upcoming free content releases should add a lot of depth to the title.
  42. Nov 12, 2018
    It's undeniable that Battlefield 5 is solid and the squad system is greatly improved. However, because of the absence of the Firestorm and Combined Arms, the gameplay doesn't show much difference compared with its prequels while the Grand Operations mode which is the only new mode in BF5 at this time is dull and full of flaws.
  43. Dec 3, 2018
    Technically, BFV remains a really nicely constructed game for the most part. The weapons feel and sound great. The environments of snow and water and sand are stunning. The game is relatively bug free (other than AI shortcomings) and the servers are stable. The menu structures however are terrible, with a layout reminiscent of the windows tiles and a functionality that would best be described as counterintuitive. Sometimes I found myself just clicking on boxes almost randomly, curious where they would take me because I didn’t really know.
  44. Dec 2, 2018
    While the core gameplay is still fun, Battlefield 5 is the most unstable and bug-ridden installment in the series since Battlefield 2. Even if the developers manage to patch the most glaring holes by the end of this year, there is no guarantee that they won’t abandon the game in a few months depending on sales and revenue from microtransactions. I would wait six months to see if anything changes for the better before buying.
  45. Nov 20, 2018
    Battlefield V is a grand and addictive shooter with some smart ideas for improving gunplay and team dynamics, but at launch it has too many technical issues and holes in its content to excel.
  46. Nov 26, 2018
    Battlefield V offers incredible pace as it sidesteps into the hardcore realm with modest success. Maps are open and satisfactory for Conquest, albeit with design issues, and some modes are too linear and chaotic. These inconsistencies, along with numerous technical issues, make it a good game that may eventually become a great one.
  47. 70
    Low on content and rough around the edges, Battlefield V feels like it was butchered for the sake of future "free" updates. What's here is fun, but it isn't a full-fledged experience, and it feels like an investment in an incomplete game.
  48. Nov 15, 2018
    The impression that it leaves is a game that isn’t quite ready, and players will have to decide whether they’re willing to pay to wait for more of it to arrive.
  49. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 21, 2018
    Battlefield V still has the magic of its predecessors: you do feel like you’re taking part in a big battle in some Hollywood movie. But everything about it, from bugs to the amount of content, makes you feel that EA is trying to sell an Early Access game without labeling it so. [Issue#234, p.40]
  50. Nov 19, 2018
    If you are not an absolute die hard fan, even the incredible 6 hour campaign is not enough to justify a full $60 purchase. If you’re ok with buying now and getting the rest of the game later though, the content at launch is worth playing.
  51. Nov 16, 2018
    Battlefield V‘s failure to communicate, whether the emotional disconnect of each War Story or the difficulty of organizing your fellow soldiers in a Grand Operation, is the crippling problem that holds the game back from greatness.
  52. Nov 12, 2018
    Battlefield V fails to impress the same way Battlefield 1 did. By all means, give it a try if you’re a fan of DICE’s previous work, but know that you’ll have to put up with some pretty glaring faults.
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  1. Nov 8, 2018
    Even before playing on live servers I’m not afraid to say that Battlefield V’s multiplayer is great. That is simply undeniable. It’s impossible to not care about the result of each match, tense finishes seem to happen almost every other game and the moment to moment action is incredibly satisfying.
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    It is one of the fastest military shooters to be released in years. The experience left me breathless at times. After a full weekend of play, all I want is more. But to buy into Battlefield 5 in 2018 is to accept a number of flaws and compromises. With multiple game modes still in development, including a battle royale mode that is still months from being available, Battlefield 5 is a work in progress.
  3. Taken on its own terms, Battlefield V is an incredible achievement that’s absolutely worth your time and its AAA price tag. Taken in the context of every battle that’s gone before, what’s on sale is the all-too familiar fantasy of being one insignificant drop in a sea of raging war-soup. It’s a fantasy I’ve lived enough times already.
  4. Nov 22, 2018
    Here is more Battlefield for you. It’s Battlefield V, and it’s perfectly fine. It’s fine. It’s absolutely totally fine. If you want another Battlefield, this is another Battlefield for you.
  5. Nov 8, 2018
    Battlefield 5 is a brilliant shooter that’s hamstrung by its setting. Ignoring all the tonal weirdness, the core of the game is the best it has been since Bad Company 2, filled with smart design choices. When we finally get away from this latest trend of revisiting historical conflicts, when Battlefield is once again freed creatively, we could finally get something to rival the Bad Company series.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 3112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Nov 16, 2018
    This game is totally not ready for release.
    Please, do not buy this game and do not support EA as a company.
  2. Nov 16, 2018
    No battlefield has felt as much as a COD game as this one.
    Smaller maps, fewer vehicules, focus on gunfight in close quarters, skill gives
    No battlefield has felt as much as a COD game as this one.
    Smaller maps, fewer vehicules, focus on gunfight in close quarters, skill gives places to the "first who spots the other" tactics. You've got it all here.
    Classes have been changed, in a bad way. For exemple medics are now redondant, everyone can do anything they can do, just a little slower. Health packs can be picked easily, you can be revived by non medics, hardly anyone will need your healing. They most likely already have a health pack or they die as soon as they are spotted. I used to finished in the top 3 players playing just as a pure medic and not as a killing machine. You can't do that anymore, as a medic your job is just secondary to killing now.

    The focus is now on squad play. Which is lame. How often do you have 3 friends ready to join you? Do you even want to? I usually launch the game for a quick match when I have the time. I do not want to plan an event to enjoy the game every time and playing as squadmates with strangers is a dice roll.
    What about the UI? Still terribly confusing. It's messy, doesn't give the right info and makes you go to many clicks to do what you need to. I still haven't really figured out some of the stuff to improve my weapons.
    All this and the terrible terrible political stance of this game and its devs... Makes me give it a 1. It's not a good game.
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  3. Nov 18, 2018
    There are not enough words to explain how garbage of a game Battlefield 5 is, but i'll try to point out things that make this game unplayableThere are not enough words to explain how garbage of a game Battlefield 5 is, but i'll try to point out things that make this game unplayable for me. The absolute worst of this game is time to kill which is less than a second at most times, this works in call of duty on small maps with fast respawn mechanic but not here in battlefield on massive maps. You respawn every 15 seconds and and die instantly or after 30 seconds if you are not a sniper or vehicle user, You die and die and die and watch that stupid animation waiting for medic or squadmate all the time. Amount of weapon skins is bigger than a weapon list!!! Skin for magazine, skin for scope, skin for handguard, skin for every other part of the weapon, who needs that ? It was much better and easier in previous games where you had one full skin to choose from. Perks for weapons ? That's just pathetic and stupid mechanic. You can buy faster bullets?! This is ridiculous. Campaign is absolute disaster, the second one is total BS with no logical reason in history, campaign is broken at so many levels it's pointless to talk about it. Basically Battlefield franchise became something not worth playing since its more focused on pleasing SJWs than players. Full Review »