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  • Summary: Run your crew as detective Nick Mendoza in an episodic crime drama single player campaign or as cops and criminals in rapid Battlefield multi-player. You will be on one side of the thin blue line or the other. Assume control using new tactics to gather intelligence, obtain warrants andRun your crew as detective Nick Mendoza in an episodic crime drama single player campaign or as cops and criminals in rapid Battlefield multi-player. You will be on one side of the thin blue line or the other. Assume control using new tactics to gather intelligence, obtain warrants and takedown with non-lethal force to effectuate the arrests. Take the cash in a new battlefield playground. New maps and gadgets alter the way you play the game. Utilize grappling hooks and zip-lines to scale city buildings and fly across the city with the cheddar. No matter the strategy, teamwork is key to winning the turf war. Sate your need for speed in new action-packed modes. Hop in exotic muscle cars, sleek crotch rockets or even give your whole crew a lift in transports or armored trucks. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Mar 16, 2015
    91
    While Hardline certainly isn’t your standard Battlefield experience, the changes and tweaks present here are welcome additions, breathing new life into the franchise that’ll entice both veteran and new players alike.
  2. Mar 19, 2015
    80
    While Hardline isn’t the Battlefield you may be used to it offers a unique approach that will surely please fans of the genre. The campaign is a big step up from previous entries and while the multiplayer anarchy has been trimmed down, the gameplay in its place is more tactical and intimate.
  3. May 6, 2015
    80
    An engaging narrative, beautiful visuals, varied gameplay, and top-notch multiplayer (that works well) all fit together to deliver one of the biggest and best experiences to be had this year thus far.
  4. Mar 16, 2015
    75
    Hardline might not reinvent the wheel the series rolls on, but it certainly makes it spin a whole lot smoother. Speeded up gameplay, an opened-up single-player, and a robust suite of new multiplayer modes lends itself to the best Battlefield to date—though that’s not saying much, a decade later.
  5. Play UK
    May 6, 2015
    70
    A passable and unspectacular campaign is unlikely to win any new fans, but Hardline's fresh take on Battlefield multiplayer makes it worth a shot. [Issue#256, p.68]
  6. 70
    Multiplayer is, of course, the main reason that you buy into a Battlefield game, and it's generally enjoyable, even if it doesn't do anything to revolutionise the genre. However, both Activision and EA, and every other FPS developer that aspires to become the top dog franchise, needs to learn that if they are going to persist in putting single player narratives into their games, then they need to do a far better job.
  7. Apr 3, 2015
    50
    We can see in its lack of substance a reflection of a disturbing social complacency when it comes to exploring complicated issues like police violence and systemic racism. We can also recognize what little faith it has in its players to wrestle with difficult concepts, to find something meaningful and troubling behind using a digital badge and police-issued firearm in equal measure to solve our crime problems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 223
  2. Negative: 86 out of 223
  1. Mar 17, 2015
    10
    I don't get why all the haters? Why so mad? This is way better then COD advance warfare. What are you guys expecting? The story is amazing,I don't get why all the haters? Why so mad? This is way better then COD advance warfare. What are you guys expecting? The story is amazing, the online play is great. The graphics are pretty cool for a shooter game. Probably one of the very few games that was worth the pick up at midnight. Don't listen to the bad reviews if you see they are going off a beta. Anyone that's play the full game will give it a honey rating between 8-10. If you know battlefield history this is by far the best one and a great change. It's a little GTA with Payday mix in. Great team game. The story is pretty fun. Great game go pick it up and you won't be mad. Great things always have the biggest haters remember that. And enjoy and look me up on ps4. Expand
  2. Mar 18, 2015
    9
    I can't say why anybody who knew the direction of the game at the time of purchase would say this is a bad game, point blank. I understand itI can't say why anybody who knew the direction of the game at the time of purchase would say this is a bad game, point blank. I understand it is not a traditional Battlefield game in that the environment is not entirely destructible (more focus on the small set pieces) and the focus on vehicle combat has been greatly reduced. The game also moves at a much faster pace, with more punishing bullet damage and a stronger emphasis on quick, calculated combat. This is Visceral's love letter to CS and Payday, and they write it beautifully. All mechanics feel smooth and load times are FAST by comparison to other Battlefield entries (from end game to new spawn maybe 30 seconds). I personally had no server issues at all in my 5 hour play test span, which is a damn miracle in itself. The gun variety is there but not overwhelming, and you need money to purchase everything (or hope you get lucky when opening a Battle Pack), so making that next purchase has a weight to it similar to that found in Payday. All modes actually feel different rather than the typical Battlefield MO of using the same mechanic is a slightly larger (or smaller) setting. The 32-32 Team Deathmatch was a blast, as well as the signature Heist mode and the Counter Strike clone mode "Rescue". Vehicles are a little too cut and dry, and it almost feels like they are used almost exclusively for travel purposes. The driving mechanics are solid and very reminiscent of traditional Battlefield controls and responsiveness. Gun-play is solid, not much in terms of evolution on the new engine, which is probably my biggest gripe. The game is incredibly detailed and the level design is gorgeous, but there is a TON of empty space in many levels. With the focus moving to more of a fast paced, CQC style play and vehicles being put on the back-burner, it seems strange to force these mechanics to be useful with the addition of vast, empty landscapes. However, it detracts very little from the overall experience, and having Ted Nugent belting out the lyrics to Stranglehold while I siege a mansion from the front seat of a cop car is a priceless memory I will cherish for some time. 9/10, Visceral proves they can run with a good concept, and re-imagines the world of Battlefield with great success. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The campain is about what you can expect from a battlefield game with weapon unloaks as you do certain things.
    The multiplayer has some new modes and some old favorites the speed does seem to have been upped a bit closer to COD or DESTINY which personnel I'm not a fan of like to feel like i was moving and not zipping round with a rocket up my butt.
    So far I've only seen one glitch and that was in the campain and I still see multiply glitches in Battlefield 4 so hopefully they got it right this time.
    All in all it's fun
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  4. May 10, 2016
    6
    Single player campaign lacked any soul. Characters and plot was boring. Rushed through it just to get the gun unlocks. Multiplayer is fun asSingle player campaign lacked any soul. Characters and plot was boring. Rushed through it just to get the gun unlocks. Multiplayer is fun as there are new maps for the Battlefield fan to indulge in but nothing special. Not playing this game anymore after a year of owning which says alot, Enjoying BF4 more. Australian Servers do not have alot of people playing compare to BF4. I don't like the way to unlock guns. You earn cash that you can use to buy weapons. I prefer the BF4 way of unlocking through achievements. Gives you something challenging and a feeling of satisfaction / achievement when you complete the task. Expand
  5. Mar 25, 2015
    4
    There is not much to say about Visceral Games' s crazy, hooty, fast paced Battlefield game. Hardline introduces an intresting story andThere is not much to say about Visceral Games' s crazy, hooty, fast paced Battlefield game. Hardline introduces an intresting story and concept to the aging franchise, with the cops and robbers style gameplay, the less killing, more arresting stuff and a nice story that is a good change from BF4'S corny, cheesy and short war story. But the game wants to be more last gen than the new gen, the game runs on a low frame rate being played on a PS4. THAT IS CONCERNING. The Multiplayer is fun, there are some good modes like Bank Heists and the crazy fun Hotwire. The whole game is a mess, the shooting feels broken and unjoined to the game. There are 2 guns attached to your back and your choice of BOMBS. Overall, this venture into Cops and Robbers fells rushed, disjointed and uncompleted. There is some multiplayer fun to be had. Expand
  6. Jan 18, 2017
    3
    En ce qui concerne le Battletron annuel lardé de DLC, saison passe et microtransactions, DICE s'occupe toujours du multi-joueurs, tentant deEn ce qui concerne le Battletron annuel lardé de DLC, saison passe et microtransactions, DICE s'occupe toujours du multi-joueurs, tentant de rattraper le Call of, l'autre éternel rival annuel -toujours- devant en maniabilité et jouabilité, car l'avantage d'Activitron et de ses succursales stakhanovistes est -toujours- patent malgré ses tics et ses tocs. On se fait donc -toujours- autant chier dans le multi d'un Battledaube, c'est là sa marque de fabrique avec ses cartes immenses et sa confusion ambiante.

    Question solo du Battletron annuel, c'est Visceral qui s'y colle avec une orientation flicarde qui a au moins le mérite de varier par rapport à la sempiternelle zone de guerre -gros couloir de guerre pardon- une orientation très scriptée comme de coutume et très dirigiste. Si dans l'absolu, la jouabilité et la maniabilité ne posent pas de problème, elles s'avèrent vieillotes et quelque peu dépassées lorsqu'on les compare à un Halo 4/5 ou un Far Cry 3. Pour une franchise spécialisée dans le "FPS", cela commence à faire désordre après toutes ces années.

    Ce qui n'empêche pas une réalisation -comme à leur habitude- impressionnante que ce soit en solo ou multi, gâchée cependant par la résolution faiblarde (720p !) raison et conséquence d'un crénelage assez sensible. Toutefois, l'ensemble restant à 60 im/s malgré de rares ralentissements, on peut s'estimer "satisfait". Ambiance sonore excellente et voix françaises impeccables.

    Toujours dans un souci de se diversifier, ce Battleprout introduit quelques mécaniques de furtivité qui ne fonctionnent pas : Visceral totalement novice dans ce domaine devrait demander quelques conseils à Ubisoft ou Bethesda. Un coup dans l'eau donc.

    Battlemerde reste ainsi fidèle à lui-même et -toujours- enlisé dans le marasme de sa médiocrité crasse qui se révèle d'année en année de plus en plus... irrécupérable.
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  7. Apr 17, 2015
    0
    Absolutely terrible piece of arcade garbage made for console players only. This game has nothing to do with battlefield franchise, but stillAbsolutely terrible piece of arcade garbage made for console players only. This game has nothing to do with battlefield franchise, but still they manage do give them the same flaws, same bugs, same unstability...cognratulations to DICE & EA. Expand

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