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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: 29 out of 172
  1. 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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  2. Nov 14, 2016
    10
    Being part of battlefield since the beginning I have learned to come into every release with an open mind, as good as Battlefield: Bad CompanyBeing part of battlefield since the beginning I have learned to come into every release with an open mind, as good as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 were (LOTS of hours were spent on Bad Company 2's Vietnam and Battlefield 3's close quarters multiplayer DLC releases as well ), I was disappointed with Battlefield 4 lackluster campaign and ok multiplayer maps. It made up for it in Battlefield: Hardline, in my eyes a vastly underrated release.
    With the release of Battlefield 1, I loved the concept but really didn't know what to expect. Just with the fact it touching a subject we have not experienced yet, I welcomed the change. What we received is probably the one of the, best looking and most balanced shooter ever.
    The campaign is one of the most fluid campaigns I have played, split between different aspects of the war, each campaign tugs at your emotions and doesn't let go. Definitely one of the most emotional campaigns I have played that makes you appreciate what these men went through.
    The multiplayer is just as good, great maps with great weapons and modes
    All around this battlefield is not only one of the best iteration released, but one of the best shooters ever released, you will not be disappointed
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  3. Oct 21, 2016
    10
    I'm only 2 hours into the campaign & I'm loving it with the ONLY DOWNSIDE BEING IMAGES COULD BE A LITTLE SHARPER AND THE RESOLUTION SHOULD BEI'm only 2 hours into the campaign & I'm loving it with the ONLY DOWNSIDE BEING IMAGES COULD BE A LITTLE SHARPER AND THE RESOLUTION SHOULD BE HIGHER FOR A NEXT GEN CONSOLE, (ITS AROUND 720p I BELIEVE ON XBOX ONE but the GRAPHICS ARE STILL OF A HIGH STANDARD. This is as about as REALISTIC & AS ATMOSPHERIC OF A RECREATION OF WORLD WAR 1 COULD GET & IT'S SUCH A JOY TO PLAY THOUGH. Weapons look & feel GREAT & VEHICLES especially tanks are LOADS OF FUN & REALISTIC AS COULD BE though game play can be a little choppy at times though nothing that a PATCH won't fix. I hope DICE can give GROUND TROOPS A LITTLE MORE POWER THAN WAS THE CASE IN BF4 & BATTLEFRONT as people CAMPING IN VEHICLES & GOING 60 & 2 scores without completing objectives is about as FRUSTRATING AS GAMING CAN GET & SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. BATTLEFIELD 1 is an AMAZING JOURNEY into HISTORY & is as ENTHRALLING & REALISTIC AS A SHOOTER CAN GET. IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE A GAMER. HELLO SEASON PASS, :))) Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2018
    8
    Let me just start by saying that I love the battlefield series. over the years, DICE has taken fans through WWII, Vietnam, Iraq/Iran,Let me just start by saying that I love the battlefield series. over the years, DICE has taken fans through WWII, Vietnam, Iraq/Iran, fictional conflicts between the USA, Russia, and China, and now back at the earliest time period ever used by the series: World War 1 (1914-1918 for those who are curious). At the time of writing, I have played over 500 hours in-game on the PC version. I can say without a doubt that it is an instant classic in the Battlefield series. it is just as good and maybe better than its earlier counterparts, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline. While I can't say that Battlefield 1 brings me back to my childhood playing Battlefield 1942 or Battlefield 2, the game certainly lives up to being a good addition in the series. Now allow me to examine some specifics:
    Graphics: 8.5/10
    definitely a step up (or six steps up) over BF4's Frostbite Game Engine iteration. even at lowest settings, the game still looks amazing. I still think it can be better and i'm sure it will get there, but very nice overall!
    Gameplay -Maps: 9/10
    excellent gameplay on most gamemodes. Air Assault needs work at time of writing, but otherwise, awesome!
    Gameplay -Weapons & Vehicles: 8/10:
    While the game goes for a visually stunning and immersive experience, it isn't hard to notice the issues with weapons and vehicles in the game. With many a patch and rebalancing, the gameplay is much better now than at first, but I still feel like certain things are slightly over/under powered.
    Bugs: 7/10
    Yes, there are still some bugs in the game. a few are extremely annoying, but overall, not bad. at least they (mostly) fixed the kill-cam.
    Player-Base (PC): 6/10:
    admittedly, the game has lost some player base since launch and it can be difficult to find active games for certain gamemodes. West Coast US servers are few and far between for anything but Conquest and 2-3 TDM games. East Coast is a better bet for those living in the States. Console also seems to be doing better in that respect.
    Overall Experience: 7.5/10
    I love this series and am always excited to see the next game come out. Battlefield 1 has been a truly unique experience and I think it deserves a place in the BF community for a long time to come. The game does suffer from low player base in certain areas and the system requirements to run the game are somewhat high, making smooth gameplay for many people very difficult. from experience, I can say that you will want an intel or AMD processor in the 3.4-3.5GHZ+ range. a video card like the GTX 1050ti would do well in this title at 1080P 60FPS for low to medium settings or better. If you like battlefield and are interested, I definitely have to recommend this game! Keep up the good work DICE!
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  5. Oct 26, 2016
    8
    PROS: The best thing that can be said about Battlefield 1 is that it highlights an enormously important and under-appreciated era in modernPROS: The best thing that can be said about Battlefield 1 is that it highlights an enormously important and under-appreciated era in modern history, and treats it with the respect and gravity it deserves. The graphics on Xbox are among the best available, and the sound is perhaps the best in any game I have ever played. There's just something deeply satisfying about the chatter of machinegun fire, the deep booms of field artillery, and the roar of a biplane flying overhead. It's all lovingly crafted. The campaign, though short and choppy, is quite good. It provides a series of vignettes of different aspects of the war. Multiplayer is varied and chaotic, but in a good way.

    CONS: Now, that is not to say that the game is perfect. The campaign is very short; most players will complete all six vignettes in under 10 hours easily. Even the multiplayer doesn't have nearly the amount of maps that would make it truly exemplary. Some simple game mechanics, such as upgrading and unlocking equipment for your multiplayer character, or just what the components of a single-player challenge are, are left totally to the player's devices. They are never explained in any meaningful way. On the whole, it appears that DICE emphasized quality over quantity when designing this game, and that's not inherently bad, but the lack of content does become apparent after 10-20 hours of playtime.

    The biggest flaw in the game, I believe, comes in design. There are just some very bizarre choices in many places, which don't necessarily detract from the experience, but are still head-scratching nonetheless. Namely:

    - The game goes to great lengths to portray the Great War as a World War, but they forego most of the truly global aspects of the war. All of the campaign episodes and MP maps are located in Europe and the Mediterranean region.

    - The war began in August 1914. You wouldn't know this from the campaign or MP scenarios. The earliest campaign available chronologically is the Gallipoli mission, set in spring 1915. Four of the six campaign missions and more than half of the Operations in MP are set in 1918. There were a number of scenarios that could have been set in the early war period from 1914-1916, but they aren't there.

    - Did you know that France and Russia fought in World War I? You wouldn't by playing this game. This is just ridiculous, especially when you consider that France and Russia lost between 3 and 5 million men killed between them! There were numerous scenarios available to the developers to highlight French and Russian contributions to the war. The French are begging for a Verdun scenario, and Russians could have been shown in a Brusilov Offensive campaign mission. But instead, they might as well be invisible. In contrast, the United States is highlighted in fully one-third of the campaign missions, and the U.S. lost 100,000 men killed in the war.

    This laughable omission will be rectified in DLC, I would hope, but to pay additional $ for the inclusion of nations so central to the war is kind of a slap in the face.

    For those reasons, it gets an 8/10 from me. Shooter fans will enjoy it, while history fans will be conflicted.
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  6. Jun 19, 2020
    7
    This game is good for the most part. While some sections like the tank parts are a pain, gun play is great and the stories are good. WhileThis game is good for the most part. While some sections like the tank parts are a pain, gun play is great and the stories are good. While this game can get a little over ambitious with how many enemies they can throw at you, it's decent enough to be enjoyable for the most part. Good game. Expand
  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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