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  • Summary: Battlefield 4 is an action blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more whileBattlefield 4 is an action blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. Beyond its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home. Change the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move. Dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicular combat. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 28, 2013
    94
    Even on current-generation consoles, this game looks great. The sheer amount of on-screen action is astounding for this aging hardware to be capable of producing. Character models are easily the sharpest that they have ever been; the weapons look accurate and clean, and character animations flow through the environment without looking stiff or forced.
  2. Oct 29, 2013
    92
    While Battlefield 4 isn’t perfect, but it’s a much better, more refined experience in comparison to BF3.
  3. Oct 30, 2013
    86
    Battlefield 4 is like a big, jovial belly laugh. It’s intense, flashy, amusing, and explosive, and it doesn’t bother about having a brain. It doesn’t need one, either, as the multiplayer is dense, involving and ultimately enjoyable from top to bottom. Still, I refuse to completely disregard the campaign, which, as entertaining as it often is, remains a disappointment for me.
  4. 80
    With a campaign this good and plenty of graphically astounding action in single player and multiplayer, Battlefield 4 is a complete shooter package.
  5. Nov 7, 2013
    80
    A fantastic online multiplayer mode and a disappointing singleplayer? Sounds like Battlefield, all right. Don't expect any huge graphical leaps either, just a fabulous and highly destructive - Levolution is a blast! - online experience.
  6. Nov 1, 2013
    80
    The single-player component is an uninspired yet enjoyable enough aside, while the multiplayer component - however great it may be - hasn't really enhanced the series in any tangible way. Great fun, of course, but more of the same. Good news for Battlefield fans, if nothing else.
  7. Nov 4, 2013
    70
    The multiplayer is the life and soul of the game, and lives up to and improves upon what Battlefield 3 had to offer. There’s greater variety of vehicles, maps which push off into new and interesting directions with changeable elements thanks to Levolution...Yet finding a score is tricky. The single player is quite frankly poor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 172
  2. Negative: 61 out of 172
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    10
    To all those saying this game is rehashed or the same as BF3... Let's see:
    Levolution: THis basically getting a map switch mid-level, and YOU
    To all those saying this game is rehashed or the same as BF3... Let's see:
    Levolution: THis basically getting a map switch mid-level, and YOU do it! or don't, that's up to the players, every map is almost two maps and it looks immense.
    Interactivity: Raise vehicle barriers, trap opponents in lifts and trains, destruction is overwhelming. EVERYTHING can get messed up and it is so much fun!
    Commander mode.. Play on the commute on your tablet? Hell yeah. You can even speak into your tabvet mic and people hear you in-game :D amazing!!
    64 vs 64..... no more need to be said here...
    Different classes and specialization trees: these are not minor tweaks, but sweeping changes
    I can go on and on but I am nearly off the train from my lunch break.
    Wake up haters, this is SO so much more than a reskinned BF3, this is a genuine evolvement and until you can show me a better FPS I am firmly in the 10 camp here.
    COD fans must be terrified, and it shows with these bogus, baseless reviews from people that clearly haven't even played BF4 yet.
    DICE FTW, take a bow guys.
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  2. Oct 29, 2013
    9
    a great game. the multiplayer is fun and require a good amount of teamwork or strategy to be good at. the modes are nice, although i kind ofa great game. the multiplayer is fun and require a good amount of teamwork or strategy to be good at. the modes are nice, although i kind of dislike obliteration. it's sort of like sabotage from call of duty, but on battlefield's bigger maps it's not very fun. the only bad part of this game is the single player. it's short and boring. but this is battlefield. battlefield games, with the exception of bad company 1 and 2, are based around multiplayer. i don't know why they even bothered putting in a single player though. it would've saved them time and money if they focused on the multiplayer itself. aside from this there are a few small glitches, but nothing major or game-breaking. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2022
    8
    Let me begin with the singleplayer campaign, which is the main reason this game does not have a 10 from me.

    Don't know how they managed to,
    Let me begin with the singleplayer campaign, which is the main reason this game does not have a 10 from me.

    Don't know how they managed to, but campaign seems to try and make you feel inside the tombstone squad. It kind of actually does, but looks a bit fake. Not to mention the way you get to fights: It seems like Mario or Crash, you enter a room where it is everything already placed up, doesn't feel real, lacks dynamic. Everything else is pretty ok, variety of guns, vehicles, scenario.

    Now for the real thing we all know: Online multiplayer.

    What was good in BF3 online is now even better. The destruction, freedom, shootouts, vehicles engaging, explosions, objective. An excellent diversity of maps, presenting us to a real satisfactive and relaxed gameplay, or the agitation and brutality of a CQB map. Can't say nothing more but simply perfect experience.
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  4. Dec 21, 2014
    6
    Teams of 10-12 players conquering the large, exotic maps, that sort of stuff makes the game fun for a dozen hours. Few players used theirTeams of 10-12 players conquering the large, exotic maps, that sort of stuff makes the game fun for a dozen hours. Few players used their headsets, but teamwork was still possible. Some maps are DLC and I didn't play those. I would say the game is enjoyable enough without DLC. The different game modes each can make one map feel like several, because the goal changes your approach to the map. I went directly for the multiplayer and kept playing compulsively for around 40 hours. Then I played the campaign. I regret playing the campaign, let me just put it like that.

    The reason why the game only receives a mildly positive score: I feel like I wasted time, not learning anything. The player profiles could have been more personalized, with short 'soldier biographies' or whatever. There could have been a team-finder function where you could compete in online tournaments or something. I felt that the primary reason I kept playing was to unlock a few trophies and see what the unlockable weapons would be like. They weren't that much different, though, and I can hardly see myself returning for more rounds now that I finished the campaign and have played all maps and most modes. Been there, done that. It feels weird to not have access to planes, BTW, they are seemingly only in the DLC. And if there were only a handful of players in a match, the maps were mostly empty stretches.
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  5. Jul 21, 2014
    5
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    Campaign was too short, too easy (even on Hard) and was just boring. The missions felt rushed, empty, and really lacked creativity.
    SP:
    Campaign was too short, too easy (even on Hard) and was just boring. The missions felt rushed, empty, and really lacked creativity. Easily one of the worst campaigns I've played.

    MP:
    Levolution was a feature was pretty cool when I first started playing, but it quickly became bland and boring after a while. Hit detection is incredibly bad, weapons seem imbalanced and the controls are awkward. The entire game is filled with a slew of bugs and glitches that make the game less enjoyable.

    If you're going for Battlefield: Hardline, you might as well stay on BF3 or BF4. Knowing EA DICE, it'll be just as buggy and just as bad.
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  6. Nov 9, 2013
    2
    A short and stupid single player campaign saved by Michael K. Williams and a multiplayer game which in it's current state is so miserablyA short and stupid single player campaign saved by Michael K. Williams and a multiplayer game which in it's current state is so miserably unenjoyable that you'll be screaming in frustration.

    My opinion is wait and see if it gets any better if it doesn't then it's one to avoid.
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  7. May 25, 2014
    0
    this game is awful I hate it played it for 15 minutes and got sick of all the bull graphics overall a boring game battle field 3 was a muchthis game is awful I hate it played it for 15 minutes and got sick of all the bull graphics overall a boring game battle field 3 was a much better game than this piece of **** Expand

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