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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: 77 out of 225
  2. Negative: 87 out of 225
  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 17, 2015
    9
    game not bad it is worth to buy story line is good will give 8/10. graphics are not as per ps4 console. i will recommend to play once . storygame not bad it is worth to buy story line is good will give 8/10. graphics are not as per ps4 console. i will recommend to play once . story line is good Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2015
    8
    Anyone giving it an exceedingly low score is following the opinion of AngryJoe because they aren't intelligent enough to formulate their ownAnyone giving it an exceedingly low score is following the opinion of AngryJoe because they aren't intelligent enough to formulate their own opinions.
    Let's get single player out of the way first. It's fine. The story is pretty generic. If you've seen one cop drama, you've seen them all. The characters are kinda mehhhhhhhh, but they're voice acted brilliantly. What I love about the single player is that, for the most part, it's a stealth game. It almost feels like all enemy encounters start like Far Cry outpost missions. It has nonsensical, over-the-top action sequences that, for a cop game, don't make much sense, but I don't think they hurt the game for being there. In many of the levels, you can progress through it your way, finding different routes to sneak through and collect evidence for your "investigations." They're just basically a collectables achievement. Campaign is fine. Miles ahead of BF3 and BF4, but not fantastic.
    Multiplayer is good, for the most part. It's extremely stables (I've had only one crash and a handful of disconnects, and that was mainly on the first day it came out). It runs smoothly at a good, stable frame rate, looks quite pretty, and sounds amazing. From a technical standpoint, it's one of the best battlefields. The new theme game modes, Heist and Bloodmoney, are great on most maps. Hotwire is ridiculous. It makes the progression system silly and pointless. It's a ton of fun and can be extremely tactical when people aren't exploiting the design flaws, but that's only 20% of the time. Most of the time, enemies and teammates alike grab the objective vehicles and drive around in circles in the back of the map. Is it a good way to get money? Hell yeah. Is it a good way to have fun. Absolutely not. They're going to have to fix the scoring system in Hotwire. TDM is a joke because there is literally no spawn system. It doesn't spawn each team on opposite sides, it doesn't let you spawn on teammates, it just spawns you randomly around the map, and most of the time you'll spawn directly into an enemy's field of view. Not some of the time. MOST of the time.
    Weapon balance is atrocious. There might as well be only 3 guns in the game, (M416, M16, and K10). Nobody uses anything else because you're stupid not to.
    Most of the problems with the game should be easily fixable. So if you're on the fence, wait a month or two until they patch the game into a better balanced state. If you love Battlefield, though, you should enjoy this one.
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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 18, 2015
    4
    It's good, but could have been more. BFH definitely takes fresh new approach on the campaign. No longer it is a boring, ridiculous, and clicheIt's good, but could have been more. BFH definitely takes fresh new approach on the campaign. No longer it is a boring, ridiculous, and cliche war drama. It's pretty much police tv show on a video game. The campaign obviously has a lot of inspiration from CSI series and any other crime drama you have watched. The car chases, arresting criminals, and investigating drug dealing....It all feels refreshing. However, all the cliché moments, corny lines, and silly moments makes campaign kinda bad.

    The multiplayer is like a double-edged sword. On one side you got all the refreshing approach by having new game modes, features, and gadgets. On the other hand, you got limited weapons that takes way too long to earn, cops/crooks restricted weapons, OP armored vehicles, and terrible balancing issue on Hardcore mode. You actually take less damage when you are playing hardcore.

    In conclusion, although this game is fun, I think it is the worst BF ever made
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  6. Apr 5, 2016
    3
    I am shocked with Battlefield Hard Line. This game is broken in every way. I had to stop playing because the sense that I have done thisI am shocked with Battlefield Hard Line. This game is broken in every way. I had to stop playing because the sense that I have done this before was so strong that it felt like a waste of time. Maybe I should just quit the fps genre. The best so far is Wolfenstein The New Order, and the Old Blood was decent. The FMVs in BHL are gorgeous, however the in game looks like a first gen PS3. There is no excuse for this mess of a game, and if EA and Dice keep cranking out the garbage they will be gone in 10 years. Do not even get me started on Star Wars Battlefront. Battlefield Hard Line gets a 3/10. Expand
  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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