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  • Summary: Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. Featuring a deep, cinematic single-playerBuilt from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. Featuring a deep, cinematic single-player experience loaded with adventure and dark humor, the game delivers the series' trademark sandbox gameplay in a universe where nearly everything is destructible. Battlefield: Bad Company also features a full suite of the franchise's trademark multiplayer options with deep gameplay modes designed to take full advantage of the game's massively destructible environments. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. It looks great, has fun characters, a load of interesting weaponry, and works nicely whether you’re playing alone or with a squad. The campaign lasts long enough to feel fulfilling, and the multiplayer kept me coming back once that was complete.
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company is an attempt to lure the Battlefield-audience to the consoles, and it's one fine attempt. The qualitative and humorous single player campaign is a fun experience that introduces the player to the gameplay in a great way. The real blockbuster feature here is the online mode which is jam packed with great features and modes, all of which are greatly enhanced by the destructible environments. All in all, this is one great experience.
  3. Seeing as how most military first-person shooters take themselves dead seriously, it's refreshing to see Battlefield: Bad Company's dark sense of humor.
  4. The writing is good, the characters are great, and the destructible environment actually plays an integral role in the game, rather than just serving as a claim to place on a sticker to move copies at Wal-Mart.
  5. Solid gameplay aside, strong characters coupled with occasional whiffs of Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now ultimately help Bad Company transcend its lineage.
  6. In the previous Battlefield games we had to do without the singleplayer mode. Fortunately Bad Company is changing that.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    Personality, guns and destruction are Bad Company's strongest cards and it plays them hard. [Aug 2008, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 66
  2. Negative: 6 out of 66
  1. ElijahE.
    Jun 20, 2008
    10
    Though it has its flaws the fun that is had makes up for them and then some!
  2. MasonA.
    Sep 11, 2008
    10
    Singleplayer is somewhat short, but is very entertaining. The sound environment is astounding and brings the game more realism than most Singleplayer is somewhat short, but is very entertaining. The sound environment is astounding and brings the game more realism than most think. Multiplayer is extremely addictive and intense and worth enduring some small lag and connection issues that you ussually get with any EA multiplayer game. Truly an "all around great FPS" Expand
  3. LamLe
    Jul 19, 2008
    10
    Battlefied: Bad Company is an awesome game! Just as good, if not a little bit better than Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Both story mode and Battlefied: Bad Company is an awesome game! Just as good, if not a little bit better than Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Both story mode and online gameplay is magnificent. Endless fooling around. Expand
  4. ChrisK.
    Jun 24, 2008
    9
    Amazing game, especially considering its a brand new engine. I look forward to future releases on Frostbite.
  5. Apr 11, 2016
    8
    The game have a solid singleplayer experience that ofcourse have some smaller defects as its dice first game but the multiplayer is the bestThe game have a solid singleplayer experience that ofcourse have some smaller defects as its dice first game but the multiplayer is the best there is and have been on consoles and makes the game worth playing for a long time. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2011
    7
    The AI for your allies in the campaign is terrible. They are like pets that follow you around and do nothing. The game is still fun since itThe AI for your allies in the campaign is terrible. They are like pets that follow you around and do nothing. The game is still fun since it seems to be balanced around you doing all of the work. Expand
  7. DanielT.
    Jun 30, 2008
    0
    this game is pretty bad considering what else is out there in the market already. it pales in comparison to Call of Duty 4 in every single this game is pretty bad considering what else is out there in the market already. it pales in comparison to Call of Duty 4 in every single way. do yourself a favor and save your money. Expand

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