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  • Summary: Warfare-wage all-out war with the most extensive range of vehicles and weaponry ever assembled. An all-new story-driven single-player mode drops players deep into an action-packed war obscured by government sponsored propaganda, forcing you to choose sides and decide the outcome. Engage inWarfare-wage all-out war with the most extensive range of vehicles and weaponry ever assembled. An all-new story-driven single-player mode drops players deep into an action-packed war obscured by government sponsored propaganda, forcing you to choose sides and decide the outcome. Engage in online multiplayer action for up to 24 players on more than a dozen maps. The revolutionary new HotSwap feature in single player mode gives you instant tactical control. Pull every trigger on the battlefield to lead your army to victory. Clan support, VOIP, and a deep stat-tracking system help round out one of the deepest online console shooters to date. Take control of more than 30 land, sea, and air vehicles, including tanks, helicopters, and amphibious craft, and master more than 50 state-of-the-art weapons. Put on the uniform of one of four armies, each with their own unique arsenals and soldier classes including Sniper, Special Ops, Combat Engineer, and more. Complete each unit's unique Battlefield Moment to earn Battlefield Points and unlock rewards, including upgrades and promotions. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 35 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. AceGamez
    100
    The best shooter yet released on Xbox 360 - it really does have everything.
  2. Whether you are looking for an action-focused single-player war game or a fantastic multiplayer experience that rivals those Tom Clancy titles, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a masterful bit of game design. They managed to put just enough single-player elements in to keep the game fun for the solo players while keeping everything intact for the online warriors.
  3. The gameplay is still fun and the graphics have been drastically improved. The only problem is that we’ve seen almost the exact same game on the original Xbox.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    78
    Forget Pat Benetar, I guess I only like this Battlefield--for its online play. [Jun 2006, p.109]
  5. In spite of its delay, the game simply can't steal the thunder from the one-month-old GRAW, especially with AI discrepancies that take away from a core gameplay mechanic like HotSwapping.
  6. 70
    If there's a real argument for getting BF2MC for the 360 it's that the real heart of the game -- its online multiplayer -- feels so at home on a machine that treats going online as second nature.
  7. It's annoying that it's not a better port of the PC version.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 10 out of 36
  1. AlexanderP.
    May 18, 2006
    10
    The xBox Live is what makes this a really great game. pitting your wits against 24 players accross the world and trying to win - it's The xBox Live is what makes this a really great game. pitting your wits against 24 players accross the world and trying to win - it's fab - I can't put it down. Expand
  2. ave
    Aug 21, 2006
    10
    The multiplayer is awesome. The best i've seen ever. I think critics have given it a lower rating than it should have. It maybe a The multiplayer is awesome. The best i've seen ever. I think critics have given it a lower rating than it should have. It maybe a mediocre port from PC, but on earth cares. It's the BEST multiplayer FPS on 360! Expand
  3. ItsNoGood
    Dec 24, 2009
    10
    Best on-line FPS game I've ever seen. Character has total freedom of movement, including prone and jump actions. Aim, zoom & shoot like Best on-line FPS game I've ever seen. Character has total freedom of movement, including prone and jump actions. Aim, zoom & shoot like you are there. Weapons are realistic,and are easy to access, reload, & shoot. Team communication is outstanding. Enemy and Friendly players are easily identifiable. Maps are very well planned. Number of players per server is perfect. Unlike some of the complaints listed by others here, I personally LIKE the Sniper's GPS function, showing all enemy locations for your whole team to see, and the fact that your general location is revealed to the one you killed when he dies. It makes for good form, and requires a "sniper" to be skilled in relocating (or defending himself if he chooses to remain still). My suggestions for improvement: 1 Market the game better. It truly is the best FPS, and more folks would play it if they only knew that it is. That allows for more servers, thus allowing for more rank-separations. I play with 24/7 folks who probably live in their mothers' basements, who totally destroy me all the time, yet I rank down very slooooly. Finally, after many games, I down-rank straight from them to the very unskilled players that I totally destroy without even trying much. This results in VERY FAST up-ranks, again sending me back to the super-pros who in turn, totally destroy me for MANY more games to come. I'm not complaining too much though; it's really fun and addicting regardless of who is getting pwnd. 2 Open up CONQUEST servers for clan games. I think that the clan-oriented possibilities this would bring could be phenomenal, totally adding to the dynamics of this game's popularity! CTF can get very boring -especially with the half-maps. 3 Don't allow down-ranking for team killing. Jerks team-kill to get NEGATIVE PPH which gets them down-ranked quickly in order to be able to play with the unskilled. Rewarding them for killing teammates seems unfair to those who are getting team-killed. I won't do it -other than team-killing the team-killers! You should have the server's auto-kick a player at FOUR team-kills (regardless of positive points showing on the screen), allow for faster down-ranking when having lousy PPH, and allow for slower up-ranking for high PPH. 4 Replace the non-rank servers with controlled-rank servers which control the placement of both teams with a balanced number of low, medium, and high-rank players. I don't know if this idea is practical or possible, but that kind of diversity in a match would be real fun. Expand
  4. BrynW.
    Apr 14, 2006
    9
    Awesome multiplayer
  5. AdamP.
    Apr 22, 2007
    6
    As many people have already mentioned the single player game is a joke so I'll not even say anymore about that. The multiplayer game is As many people have already mentioned the single player game is a joke so I'll not even say anymore about that. The multiplayer game is actually pretty good but it could have been so much better. Technically the game is OK, graphics are decent but I second all the comments made about graphical glitches. A big problem for those of us playing in Europe is the lag, I never really noticed this until I visited my friend in California and played the game there. If you play as a sniper you never really notice this because you get used to how much you need to aim off by, although quite often when playing in Europe I have shot someone with the sniper rifle and seen the red indication in the middle of the screen to confirm that I have hit them, yet I have not damaged them at all. When playing with weapons that are used at shorter ranges I noticed a massive difference in how the game played, I can confirm that the online game is far more enjoyable and also much easier when played in the states, probably explains why the leaderboards are dominated by Americans. Other issues that I personally think take away from the online play are...... 1)Showing the location of someone who killed you, they are either going to respawn and come after you in a tank or simply tell another member of their team where you are, this takes away from the fun of actually hiding. 2) The helicopters are far too resistant to gunfire and are armed with far too many rockets, coupled with the fact that a skillful player can dodge GTAMs and lazser sights it makes the helicopters far too powerful. It's not unusual to see a helicopter kill 50 people before being downed despite being subjected to constant gunfire, this is especially frustrating when you are left with only one place to spawn that has a circling helicopter destroying everything as it spawns. 3) The effective kill raduis of explosions is very inconsistent, enemy can see that you are capturing a flag and kill you by detonating c4 on the other side of the wall to where you are, yet I have put a 120mm shell into the ground near someones feet or a wall next to their head and I've not even damaged them! Despite its shortcomings the online game is still very enjoyable, hopefully in the next installment of battlefield these issues will be addressed and will get the awesome game that this could/should have been. Expand
  6. Mar 16, 2014
    4
    This was a game I played a lot as a kid. When I saw it at Game Stop I thought "Hey! This game! I remember this game". When I played it, oneThis was a game I played a lot as a kid. When I saw it at Game Stop I thought "Hey! This game! I remember this game". When I played it, one thing was obvious, it hasn't aged well at all. The controls are f*cked and the aiming is all based on luck. I like the idea of switching between characters, although it made the game WAY easier because you have 10 people to take control of in mission, that usually last 5-10 minutes. Verdict: Don't buy this game unless you played it as a kid, but then that isn't really advised. Expand
  7. Ryencoke
    Apr 12, 2006
    0
    The game was horrible compared the the Computer version. Never wasting my money again on this game. EA games yet again, has managed to screwThe game was horrible compared the the Computer version. Never wasting my money again on this game. EA games yet again, has managed to screw up a good game. This isn't the 99th time that they've done it, it's about the 100th. EA you guys are horrid. Expand

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