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  • Summary: Intuitive destruction and dynamic weather ensure that no battle is ever the same. For even more gameplay possibilities, carve a path through walls and buildings, take down your enemies in creative ways, and leave your mark on the terrain around you through intuitive destruction. Through yourIntuitive destruction and dynamic weather ensure that no battle is ever the same. For even more gameplay possibilities, carve a path through walls and buildings, take down your enemies in creative ways, and leave your mark on the terrain around you through intuitive destruction. Through your actions, the pristine world around you change into a battle-scarred landscape, changing the world forever. With dynamic weather you will need to adapt your tactics to weather changes as the elements play a part in the battle. Playing the same map on a bright day, in heavy fog, or rain will impact what you see and hear, forcing you to adapt your play style on an ever-changing battlefield. Operations introduces a new way to play multiplayer. In Battlefield 1 you play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts. Play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers. At those times when you feel all is lost, call in the Behemoths - the largest fully player-controlled vehicles ever seen in Battlefield. Roam the battlefield and rain fire on your enemy to break their defenses. All-out war never felt so epic. Take control of the Armored Train, Air Ship, or the Battleship to dominate the battlefield across land, air, and sea. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 100
    That multiplayer is spectacular. All the expected Deathmatch-ish modes are here, including War Pigeon, a take on Capture the Flag. But the deep Operations mode takes center stage; this mode takes time to play, but it also mirrors war, with one side defending.
  2. Oct 28, 2016
    91
    Battlefield 1 offers an incredibly epic and balanced multiplayer experience, with a great focus both on close quarters ans vehicular fights and with the Operations mode as its crown jewel. Its too short campaign won't satisfy single player lovers, but if you're looking for a good multiplayer FPS this is the game to have.
  3. Oct 17, 2016
    90
    Battlefield 1 isn’t just a great addition to the series, it arrives as a thunderous explosion that will impact the military shooter space for many years to come. A memorable single player campaign in an FPS is a rarity, and it delivers that without compromise. Operations is an instant classic for multiplayer lovers, while the other modes will keep you invested, supported by fantastic gameplay. Visually breathtaking and fun to play, DICE has delivered an instant classic that has raised the bar.
  4. Oct 18, 2016
    90
    Battlefield 1 is a solid shooter with a good campaign and a gorgeous multiplayer mode. The first world war, with its roughness and dirtiness, is a perfect fit for a Battlefield experience.
  5. Nov 8, 2016
    90
    If there is one shooter to be had this year, it is Battlefield 1. The series’ return to classically-styled warfare is a breathe of fresh air for both the franchise and the FPS genre. The solo experience(s) are enjoyable and serve as a primer for the larger, more enjoyable multiplayer experience. That multiplayer options feel like more than just a simple mode thanks to the new Operations mode, but are more like a living and breathing world that will keep players hooked for a long, long time.
  6. Oct 19, 2016
    87
    If the Campaign is a little disappointing, the online multiplayer, the maps and the graphics are absolutely great.
  7. 70
    A shift to shorter, more intimate stories alongside the impressive visual and audio presentation make Battlefield 1 one of the more enjoyable single player shooters from DICE in quite some time. While multiplayer is far less ambitious than we've seen in years prior, it still scratches that itch for Battlefield fans who crave the chaos and cooperation that only this series can deliver.

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  1. Negative: 22 out of 144
  1. Jan 12, 2020
    10
    Amazing! The best Battlefield 1 ever! I've never felt the War like this before. We want something like this, and not like the shame of Battlefield V
  2. Oct 20, 2016
    10
    What a breath of fresh air. Finally a shooter that isn't futuristic. I am seeing this game do really well so far, and its not even released!What a breath of fresh air. Finally a shooter that isn't futuristic. I am seeing this game do really well so far, and its not even released! The graphics and game play are game changers. I really hope this drives them to release a new World War 2 shooter in the future. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2017
    10
    Battlefield 1 is one of EA’s and DICE’s best games if not the best game that they have ever made. It’s an amazing mix of graphics andBattlefield 1 is one of EA’s and DICE’s best games if not the best game that they have ever made. It’s an amazing mix of graphics and addictiveness for the players, a range of many different things in the game give it a long lasting effect making you want to try out everything inside the game.
    There are many things in Battlefield 1 that give the players a huge amount of options on how, who and what they want to play with or what they want to play full stop. The game modes available are: conquest, rush, war pigeons, team death match, domination, operations and campaign of course. Conquest is a large team battle over huge maps of which vary widely with the terrains. In this game the teams will fight to gain control of the flags whilst killing each other and gaining points from killing the other team and then depending on how many flags your team has your score will slowly go up or quickly go up due to the ownership of the flags. The campaign of the game is an excellent re-enactment of the great war, yes it is a little over exaggerated with all of the shooting and drama but people who play first person shooters don’t normally want to be jut educated, they want to be thrilled with what they’re playing and maybe have a little bit of learning on the way. Battlefield 1 gives the perfect mix between shooting and the experience itself, as soon as you start the story of the game you’ll want to go into the next stories and I’m very sure of that, they are exhilarating and very dramatic making you infused into the game making your own decisions over the large map of which you play in.
    The content of the multiplayer is absolutely amazing, there are tons of different weapons to unlock and tons of weapons to play around with and loads of different pieces of gear to create your very own class from, you can switch to planes and to tanks and to trains and boats and even a zeppelin, there are mounted turrets in places on the maps leaving hidden but powerful siege areas, the teams are well balanced and the mix of different classes between the huge teams makes the game even harder but at the same time so much better as it’s not too challenging but it’s definitely not too easy.
    The price of the game is now around 30-25 pounds which isn’t bad at all, its starting price was around 55-60 which for the game itself and new was still a very reasonable price. It has a range of everything and it is all built to perfection and that’s one of the only problems with the game, on Xbox 1 it runs great with a good or great Wi-Fi but if yours isn’t great or good then its likely to lag or glitch a little when in game, when on PC there’s a large problem if you don’t have a very good PC because the game has pretty much no chance of running… at all. I suggest that if you would like this game you either need an Xbox 1 or a very good PC.
    The graphics of the game are insanely good and the huge maps look stunning with all of the visual effects, the sounds are amazing and set with obvious perfection into all of the correct guns and gear and the correct places, it could be real if it wasn’t inside a screen, the game itself is visually stunning and that’s an understatement!
    In conclusion I would highly recommend that you get this game if you like first person shooters because it’s a whole new experience for any player!
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  4. Oct 28, 2016
    9
    Battlefield 1 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and it did not disappoint! I haven't had this much fun with a battlefield gameBattlefield 1 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and it did not disappoint! I haven't had this much fun with a battlefield game since Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and everyone is saying this! EA and Dice could not have picked a more perfect time to release this epic World War 1 shooter! This has been a generation of future first-person shooter games with thruster packs and laser weapons, and we have said again and again that we are sick of it! I never, in a million years, expected EA to answer the cries of the gaming community, but they did!

    First, I'd like to talk about the campaign. It is a breath of fresh air for the Battlefield franchise. The past 3 battlefield games have all had terrible campaigns, so much so that they made Call of Duty's futuristic campaigns look good! This is the first campaign I've actually liked since Bad Company 2. What is unique about this campaign, however, is rather than having a string of missions for the player, it has multiple strings of missions called War Stories. In each war story, the player takes on the role of a diverse set of soldiers from different walks of life, serving different countries, all with different personalities, and different goals. It almost feels episodic playing through each story, which makes it more immersive for the player. The graphics look almost real, and the sets and props only help make the game more immersive. I loved the variety of each mission: you play as a tank unit, a pilot, an infantry man, juggernaut, and the levels can range from rush and assault to stealth. The biggest problem with the campaign however is the fact that the war stories are way too short to leave a lasting emotional impression on the player! The average number of missions per story is 3 or 4! It gives you a great story than rips it away from you as soon as you really start getting into it, similar to how Halo 3: ODST's campaign felt! The upside however, unlike Halo 3: ODST, is that there is enough multiplayer content to keep you invested in the game while justifying the $60 you spent on the game. I'd give the campaign a solid 7/10. It's good! Although it could have been a Masterpiece if they had included more into each war story, and even include another war story or two.

    The multiplayer, as expected, is exceptional! Although much of the content seems to be absent at launch, the modes they included are enough to keep players invested till the release of future modes, like Hardcore (which is "coming soon") The weapons are mostly good, but there is a vast lack of variety in the weapons you get! For each class, you pretty much get like 4 or 5 guns with different iterations of them, which fools you into thinking there's at least 12 or 13. The customization is definitely lacking! If you googled a list of weapons used during World War 1, there is a staggering number of weapons that Dice decided not to include into the game, which is b******t in my opinion! The game modes are all very fun! Conquest is back and better than ever! Team Deathmatch and Rush are there for players who want a more chaotic experience! I've enjoyed my play time in Domination, especially. And while I enjoy War Pigeons a lot, it feels more like a camping simulator than anything else. My team took a pigeon one time, set a ton of charges all around a building and just waited inside until we were ready to release our pigeon. We won in nearly 4 minutes. Regardless the multiplayer modes are all a blast to play. The best new feature of the multiplayer is a new mode called Operations! Where you literally take part in key battles, where you play as a member of an army trying to push the enemy lines back or defend them from falling into enemy hands. Once captured, another huge area of the map opens up, and you have to defend/capture that area next, and then again, and then again! These matches can last 2 hours long, maybe more! This is an incredible addition, and one I hope is included in future Battlefield games. I do wish, however, that more operations were included at launch. We only got 4 at launch. That said, there ares something technical issues with the game that have affected every single mode in Battlefield, especially my multiplayer experience. When going to the menu, you often freeze up and get killed before you can close it. It's especially frustrating when my game crashes and I have to restart the game all over again. Loading a game can take up to three minutes for me, although my friends haven't experienced this issue as much as I have. Hopefully, we get a patch soon that fixes these issues. Multiplayer is a 9/10! It's Great

    While Battlefield has its issues, it is a great game; arguably one of the best of 2016! It's a huge step up from Battlefield Hardline. However, it could have been a masterpiece. There is a lot holding it back from getting a 10/10, and it's painful to know that just a little more effort from DICE would have made this game that much more polished!
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  5. Oct 30, 2016
    8
    My biggest irk with Battlefield 1 is weapon-handling. Even if I change sensitivity, it feels off. It doesn't feel responsive and fluid, andMy biggest irk with Battlefield 1 is weapon-handling. Even if I change sensitivity, it feels off. It doesn't feel responsive and fluid, and this is a big issue for me since I play COD a lot. Also, enemies are total bullet-sponges. I cannot count how many times I've emptied an entire clip into someone and they didn't die. My very first death on the game came from this one dude I was about to shoot in the back with my sniper rifle (on Scout) and I was about 20 feet behind him. I got a good shot on him and hit him clean in the back (with a sniper from 20 feet away) and he proceeded to just sprint around a corner and then killed me after. To which my friend, who was watching, chuckled incredulously, and said "They weren't wearing body armour in World War One". You cant run-and-gun in this game either, as you can in COD, because there are always enemies lying in the most inconspicuous spots, perfectly camouflaged, ambushing everyone, and also because people seem to have unlocked weapons that just drop you instantly. More often than not, I see an enemy, unload my clip into them, and as I'm shooting them they just decide to instant-melt me with their beast gun. Generally, the best way to play Battlefield 1 and maintain a reasonable KD is with a sniper, observing from far away and then changing location after you've killed a few people, which for me, is boring. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2016
    7
    I Personally believe that the popularity behind the Battlefield franchise in the gaming market in recent years is due to its accuracy inI Personally believe that the popularity behind the Battlefield franchise in the gaming market in recent years is due to its accuracy in depicting realistic and immersive scenarios happening in the present time. Essentially, Battlefield 3/4 managed to entrance the player into a conflict in which the average person with some military interest can relate too. Ultimately, any variation of the game set in a historic setting far away from contemporary warfare feels a little bit off and slightly affects the level of immersion. Whilst I still think that Bf1 is an amazing game and possibly a contender in its genre for game of the year, I don't think it's as good as its previous instalments.

    Gameplay wise, like all Battlefields it’s a good compromise between the overly realistic ARMA and the faster paced COD. Graphically, its stunning. Multiplayer is still buggy & Online customisation could be improved. In hindsight, I'd still buy the game again as current triple A title alternatives have not impressed at all. However, I’m doubtful whether the game will have the same lasting appeal as its previous instalment and this could be a major drawback for most fans. I think '7' is an honest rating for this game as it is above average yet missing the allure that made bf3/4 so immersive and enticing.
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  7. Dec 3, 2018
    0
    I like the original idea of making a WW1 game, but the execution is very poor. The game hardly has anything to do with WW1. Its still a funI like the original idea of making a WW1 game, but the execution is very poor. The game hardly has anything to do with WW1. Its still a fun game, but inferior to BF3 and BF4. Go play those games instead if you want to have fun for a longer period, the servers are still full in those games Expand

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