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  • Summary: Battlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players*, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massiveBattlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players*, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
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    Feb 23, 2022
    80
    Despite a traditionally rocky launch, the latest Battlefield proves itself one of the best in the series. Tell Edwin Starr we found out what war is good for. [Issue#9, p.72]
  2. Nov 18, 2021
    80
    An odd, but admirably experimental AAA game, which offers plenty of epic scale action at launch but whose true worth will probably only be revealed in the months to come.
  3. Feb 24, 2022
    70
    While the repetition and lack of content cooled my enthusiasm a bit, I am excited to see where DICE can take Battlefield 2042 from here — if current industry trends hold, I’m confident this will be a strong addition to my already-full shooter rotation after a few months of additions and updates.
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    60
    Battlefield 2042 feels like it could become a cool game, but it’s tantalizingly out of reach today. There’s enough promise with the satisfying-when-it-works gunplay, large-scale chaos (that’s starting to feel more controlled over time), and fantastic legacy Battlefield content in Portal that I’ll stick around for a bit. It didn’t have to be this way, though.
  5. Nov 18, 2021
    60
    Battlefield 2042 is disjointed and incomplete at launch, but it's impossible to deny it still has that magic spark that made past entries thrive. There aren't enough maps and one too many bugs and glitches get in the way of the fun. However, with the excellent Portal mode to bolster it, Battlefield 2042 does just enough to get us on board. While we wish so many things were better, nothing else does it quite like Battlefield.
  6. Dec 7, 2021
    50
    Battlefield 2042 is technically an unfinished game that just has dozens of problems on both visual and technical levels. It poses some questionable gameplay changes, some good, some bad, but it still presents itself as a dash of fresh air with great modes like Portal and Hazard Zone. Sadly, it has so many problems on mentioned levels, with really disappointing “bloom” during shooting, that it poses itself as a pretty bad experience overall and it is really hard to recommend to anyone until it gets patched or gets additional content in the future.
  7. Nov 30, 2021
    40
    t’s broken, it’s stripped of content, it’s just plain boring. The worst Battlefield of the modern era.

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  1. Nov 14, 2021
    10
    Portal alone is a dream. It needs a little more polish but it runs pretty smooth with almost no bugs on PS5 already, just a few glitches herePortal alone is a dream. It needs a little more polish but it runs pretty smooth with almost no bugs on PS5 already, just a few glitches here and there. Best launch I remember of a Battlefield. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2021
    8
    I have Sat here for the last hour reading through official and user reviews to see what everyone is saying and essentially what i am seeing isI have Sat here for the last hour reading through official and user reviews to see what everyone is saying and essentially what i am seeing is people overreacting about how bad Battlefield 2042 is. Bear in mind this game is new and is early access. Every game launches with questionable bugs, glitches, exploits you get the point. I don't understand what people are basing their disappointment on. Okay there isn't enough gamemodes. I agree, the basic game will get truly repetitive after a long time, agreed. Hazard Zone is a good concept executed badly, could possibly be redeemed but they need to focus on redemption at this moment in time. They need to look at the bad reviews and see what people are consistently complaining about as if you fix/add things people are complaining about to the point where you have covered everything there won't be anything further to complain about.

    My personal opinion on the game is I think its a step down the right path. But the next couple months are crucial to the games success. Its enjoyable, yes but I can see the content lacking very soon. But I think people need to cut them some slack and not one overly critical of the situation as I think its becoming worse the is actually is
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  3. Mar 11, 2022
    4
    This game is not even an Alpha version. So boring, frustrating and repetitive.. useless specialists, walking 5 mins to encounter the firstThis game is not even an Alpha version. So boring, frustrating and repetitive.. useless specialists, walking 5 mins to encounter the first enemy, so many bugs. I was so hyped by trailers for this game l, but the final result disappointed me so so much. Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2021
    1
    Apparently this game was not made by developers who actually play video games, no, it was made by designers and marketing analysts. It looksApparently this game was not made by developers who actually play video games, no, it was made by designers and marketing analysts. It looks good in trailers but the game itself is an uninspired, unfinished and baffling ill-designed mess. Avoid at all costs! Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2021
    0
    Плохая графика и физика. Нет вибрации по ПС5. Бф1 Бф5 лучше и интереснее, а тут играешь с ботами. За бесплатно даже не хочу игратьПлохая графика и физика. Нет вибрации по ПС5. Бф1 Бф5 лучше и интереснее, а тут играешь с ботами. За бесплатно даже не хочу играть
  6. Nov 24, 2021
    0
    This game is completely broken. There isn't a single thing which works. Hit registration is the worst of any games I've ever played. I meanThis game is completely broken. There isn't a single thing which works. Hit registration is the worst of any games I've ever played. I mean Destiny had really bad lag, but this one... Most shots (way more than 50%) don't register. There is no Team Deathmatch. There is no scoreboard. Bad map design. Almost no content. Almost no maps. In Portal you can't even make progress. It's just one game after another without progress. What's the idea behind that? You get stuck in most games, so that you can't even join. I'm a software developer; trust me if I say, that most of those bugs will still not be fixed in a year. In software development process, you would start from scratch if you messed it up like they did. No chance of reparing that. There must be some fundamental questionable architectural decision. I only wanted a Battlefield 3 or 4 with state of the art architecture. But they messed it up like they never did before. Even Vanguard is a better game... I'm so sorry for the Battlefield franchise and my only hope now is a remaster of Battlefield BC2/3/4, and please, don't let Dice remaster it; they could even mess up a remaster. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2021
    0
    Buggy as **** Some gamebreakings Bugs. Console is struggling with this piece of **** I want my money back. Never had such a freaking BuggyBuggy as **** Some gamebreakings Bugs. Console is struggling with this piece of **** I want my money back. Never had such a freaking Buggy launch @ battlefield games before!!!!!!!! Dont buy it!! Expand

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