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  • Summary: Battlefield 4 is an action blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more whileBattlefield 4 is an action blockbuster that aims for unrivaled destruction. Fueled by Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 allows you to demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. You will lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. Beyond its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home. Change the landscape in real-time with interactive environments that react to your every move. Dominate land, air and sea with all-new, intense water-based vehicular combat. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    90
    It may not pack the same shock and awe as its next-gen cousin (the visual concessions made during multiplayer and occasional bug smack of an engine cracking under pressure), but the top-drawer gameplay makes Battlefield 4 a deeply enjoyable title regardless of platform. As one of the best multiplayer games available on 360 and PS3, DICE’s shooter offers a delightfully destructive send-off to the current-generation.
  2. Oct 29, 2013
    90
    Most of you have already decided whether you’re playing Battlefield 4 or not. And for those who are riddled with doubt we have the following announcement: buying Battlefield 4 will get you a multiplayer game that’ll suck hours upon hours out of your life in the coming year.
  3. Oct 28, 2013
    85
    Anyone hoping that Battlefield would finally get a respectable single-player campaign will be sorely disappointed, but if you’re looking for a worthy evolution of the franchise’s sweeping multiplayer battles, you’ve come to the right place.
  4. Oct 28, 2013
    80
    The current-gen version of Battlefield 4 isn't the ideal way to play, but it isn't damaged or deficient despite its limitations. It accomplishes less than you'll see on other platforms, but it's still a great multiplayer shooter that makes the most of its ambitions.
  5. 80
    Unlike 2011’s installment, though, multiplayer excellence can't completely compensate for a misguided and rote single-player campaign, which makes BF4 an unsatisfying choice for those looking for the total package.
  6. Nov 7, 2013
    78
    Battlefield 4, with its huge maps and high attention to detail is just screaming next generation. Playing on maps built for 64 players with a mere 24 seems like not only a disservice but lacking in punch too.
  7. Nov 4, 2013
    67
    It may be disappointing to some that Battlefield 4’s single player doesn’t live up to a hill of beans, but what they did accomplish with the impressive multiplayer mode is something special that cannot be duplicated even by Activision’s mighty series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 161
  2. Negative: 69 out of 161
  1. Oct 29, 2013
    10
    This is a great game that is fun to play. You will not be disappointed in it. I really have no criticisms for it. I enjoy playing it all dayThis is a great game that is fun to play. You will not be disappointed in it. I really have no criticisms for it. I enjoy playing it all day long. Really great game. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Concept: Enrich the multiplayer experience further, at the ultimate expense of the throwaway single player campaign.

    Graphics: Beauty unparalleled as of yet in a shooter, only occasionally marred by muddied textures here and there.

    Sound: Only in Battlefield.

    Playability: Some controls have been simplified a little bit, but it remains largely similar to those of Battlefield 3 and classic Battlefield games, with a few new additions to the mix. It might be hard to pilot some vehicles at first, but you'll get the hang of it.

    Entertainment: You'll certainly be spending your hours playing the addictive and impressive multiplayer component, and not the standalone single player one.

    Replay Value: Moderately High.

    Overall Score: 9.0
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  3. Nov 11, 2013
    8
    It's hard to review a game when there are 2 versions of the game you will be playing. I've been playing BF4 for the 360 but I'm waiting toIt's hard to review a game when there are 2 versions of the game you will be playing. I've been playing BF4 for the 360 but I'm waiting to continue my experience on the PS4. As you could imagine I expect the game to be at it's best on the Next Generation consoles. I enjoy the game more than Call of Duty because of the feel and the gameplay style. Battlefield is more of a strategic and tactical shooter and that's the type of game I prefer. Since I consider this game a demo for the Next Gen version I will keep it short and sweet.

    Pros

    Solid Campaign. A lot of action and kept me interested. I don't usually play campaign so what I think is good may not be the same as campaign veterans.
    Improved Hit Detection
    Improved Hip Fire
    Game seems to play much smoother than BF3
    Nice Maps
    Frostbite 3 and new destruction
    More modes, added Domination

    Cons

    Game freezes on Campaign and Multiplayer
    Campaign AI doesn't always seem to be aware of what's going on
    You are the only person that can die in Campaign, squad member can't get show
    Campaign is scripted, I would like to see more dynamic outcomes based on the decisions you make
    Not everything is destructible, would like to be able to destroy any and everything on site.

    Overall I think Battlefield is a great series and BF4 continues with that tradition. I look forward to see the best BF4 has to offer when I get my PS4 version.
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  4. Dec 13, 2013
    6
    The hype gets me every time, think i would learn long ago not to listen to it. The game has alot of good things too it. (for multiplayer)The hype gets me every time, think i would learn long ago not to listen to it. The game has alot of good things too it. (for multiplayer) while the single player has nice visual effects. It does not come close to touching the epic storyline of the battlefield 3 game. spoiler. start out land mission. theres a crash and falling. and shooting. next there is some running and shooting, kinda saving. followed up by some swimming then shooting then swimming and shooting, some saving and alot more shooting. the game progresses through out the entire game like this. with only a couple of times vehicle combat. but you can get out and fight on foot so no biggie. when that moment of play immerses you into it and you feel like your there, the game is over. its short. the online play, well they shouldnt even bothered with there "single" player. graphics nice, sounds nice. story poor. online play if it doesnt freeze nice. Expand
  5. Jun 28, 2014
    4
    DISCLAIMER: CAMPAIGN REVIEW ONLY:

    I know im in the heavy minority but i mainly do the campaigns on fps. Its a shame that there is so much
    DISCLAIMER: CAMPAIGN REVIEW ONLY:

    I know im in the heavy minority but i mainly do the campaigns on fps. Its a shame that there is so much fanboy trolling of both battlefield and cod, why the east coast/west coast crap when they are both military fps?
    Point is, I like COD, and I wanted to like this game. I somewhat enjoyed BF3's campaign, though for me, it doesnt compare to COD in either graphics or gameplay, too much filler.
    But I literally had to force myself to finish this campaign, it was dreadful. No heart, no storyline of any compelling narrative and way too much filler between missions.
    Finally finished it on the second pass and it's unfortunately good to be done with it. Last word for true campaigners: how can a game, where the mp is the star i'll give you that, get such a high rating when these said high ratings are allowing for the fact the campaign is dreadful?
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  6. Jan 6, 2014
    3
    The servers do not work in Quick Match, the Conquest matches were offline the initial 3 weeks, and Origin/EA's customer support unattaching myThe servers do not work in Quick Match, the Conquest matches were offline the initial 3 weeks, and Origin/EA's customer support unattaching my gamertag to an Origin account that the Xbox One version automatically generated has been non existent after 3 weeks of tickets. The 2 weeks I've been able to play it so far? Lag Lag Lag.

    Honestly, this was the year I gave Battlefield 4 a chance and I will DEFINITELY never waste my money or my time on another garbage DICE purchase again.
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  7. Jul 11, 2015
    0
    by far the worst game ever done by dice, wait, it could be one of the worst in a large pool of games...many glitches( people literally don'tby far the worst game ever done by dice, wait, it could be one of the worst in a large pool of games...many glitches( people literally don't die hit by more than 5 bullets , while I'm so weak to die by 1 or 2 bullets, lag and **** people in there....), ghrapics are good, by the physics are the worst ever, driving a car feels like driving on moon......dice I repent for my choice to give you money for this bull****. Expand

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