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  • Summary: Run your crew as detective Nick Mendoza in an episodic crime drama single player campaign or as cops and criminals in rapid Battlefield multi-player. You will be on one side of the thin blue line or the other. Assume control using new tactics to gather intelligence, obtain warrants andRun your crew as detective Nick Mendoza in an episodic crime drama single player campaign or as cops and criminals in rapid Battlefield multi-player. You will be on one side of the thin blue line or the other. Assume control using new tactics to gather intelligence, obtain warrants and takedown with non-lethal force to effectuate the arrests. Take the cash in a new battlefield playground. New maps and gadgets alter the way you play the game. Utilize grappling hooks and zip-lines to scale city buildings and fly across the city with the cheddar. No matter the strategy, teamwork is key to winning the turf war. Sate your need for speed in new action-packed modes. Hop in exotic muscle cars, sleek crotch rockets or even give your whole crew a lift in transports or armored trucks. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Mar 19, 2015
    90
    Battlefield Hardline is a two-pronged success, with a killer cops-and-robbers story backed by a speedy take on competitive play.
  2. Mar 19, 2015
    80
    Battlefield: Hardline may seem like simply an expansion to the fourth entry in the game, but after diving in I enjoy it a lot more than the previous effort. The campaign is a breath of fresh air, and the multiplayer adds enough to make it stand out.
  3. Mar 23, 2015
    80
    On the multiplayer side, Hardline provides a solid and very compelling, even if highly BF4-like, experience, with some very entertaining new modes; the single player campaign resulted in a satisfying experience too, but we would have liked proper, full-blown stealth gameplay, rather than the unconvincing mix Visceral presented us.
  4. Mar 16, 2015
    70
    The simplicity of the campaign's stealth gameplay and the enemies' readiness to submit at the sound of "Freeze!" is comical, though the silliness was not likely Visceral's intention.
  5. Mar 25, 2015
    70
    Unless you have friends to play online with right away, wait for a price drop before pinning on your police badge or slipping into a ski mask. Hardline is good but it's not exactly a necessity.
  6. Mar 19, 2015
    69
    Battlefield Hardline's new gameplay mechanics don't work all the time. This game developed by Visceral Games is generic and pretty forgettable, but if you enjoy competitive multiplayer, you should try it.
  7. Mar 16, 2015
    60
    Battlefield Hardline feels like a valiant attempt from Visceral and EA, but the gritty crime drama that they're aiming for comes out as an underwhelming effort. Multiplayer offers some fun moments, but it doesn't do enough with the concept to feel like a major leap in the world of first-person shooters. Meanwhile, the campaign feels bogged down under the weight of silly cliches and doesn't offer enough of a tactical, strategic cop experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 98
  2. Negative: 27 out of 98
  1. Mar 18, 2015
    10
    This is a great example of taking a core set of game mechanics and breaking a mold that has become stale. Being able to play a cops/criminalsThis is a great example of taking a core set of game mechanics and breaking a mold that has become stale. Being able to play a cops/criminals themed game of this caliber has been refreshing. The graphics are the best I have seen in any of the modern FPS. The single player is brilliant and feels like you are in a movie. The multiplayer is what you expect from a company that has been at this for so long. The release was flawless without any of the issues seen in the previous 2 releases. The mechanics are solid, responsive, and lightning fast. Overall, this is the best Battlefield to date and I have played them all. Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2015
    9
    I honestly don't know what all the negativity is about with this game so far because this is the best Battlefield since Bad Company 2! TheI honestly don't know what all the negativity is about with this game so far because this is the best Battlefield since Bad Company 2! The single player campaign is definitely the best in the series and it feels like you are playing through episodes of a crime drama. The multiplayer is of course the most important thing in my opinion and it definately has something for everyone! Whether it's the classic large scale conquest mode or the new modes like Blood Money, Hotwire or Rescue. Please do not listen to the negative reviews because they are all a bunch of butthurt COD fanboys. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2015
    8
    Battlefield Hardline is a new battlefield game but with everything that's in the game its a good game the story is good it has episodic formatBattlefield Hardline is a new battlefield game but with everything that's in the game its a good game the story is good it has episodic format is out stinting Visceral Games maker of Dead Space worked on the story but you're here for the multiplayer. Hardlines multiplayer is made by DICE maker of the last 6 battlefield games DICE improves the Battlefield 4 gameplay and add heist and hotwire with I don't like it. Hotwire is like battlefield 4 conquest mode i never really like it. and DICE's new E-sports mode with is super fast everything you do matters and much more what you need to know is the Battlefield Hardline is a good game which need's to have a franchise Battlefield HARDLINE get's a 8/10 it look's good but not as good as PC Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2015
    7
    Hardline improves the campaign weak-link that has been a part of the more traditional Battlefield titles as of late. This version of BF alsoHardline improves the campaign weak-link that has been a part of the more traditional Battlefield titles as of late. This version of BF also brings more accessibility than that of previous games, where customizations and loadouts can become extremely complicated and cumbersome from within a match (and near-impossible to do between matches). The only major problem here is that Hardline never really stretches the franchise in new directions. It feels like Visceral used the same formula as Halo and placed its gametypes all on the same maps without any real augmentation that could keep things fresh. I still haven't done everything possible on Hardline, and while it is a good game at its core it will struggle to recapture the scope and excellence of the past couple Battlefield titles. It's also hard to focus on Hardline when DICE and EA are nearing the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, which is panning out to be Battlefield with a heavy creative hand, and that makes Hardline sound less appealing. Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2015
    5
    To whomever is buying Hardline thinking it plays like Battlefield 4 or its predecessors, don't.
    On a very general basis this game
    To whomever is buying Hardline thinking it plays like Battlefield 4 or its predecessors, don't.
    On a very general basis this game incorporates some of the most basic components of the other battlefields but in terms of the actual gameplay it's completely different. The game itself feels more like a hybrid between an upgraded Counter-Strike and one of the better Call of Duty's.

    The map size's are rather small making the gameplay feel a little bit claustrophobic at times. However, the size favours fast-paced killing that both CoD and CS players will enjoy. Regardless of small maps vehicle choice is still present although limited in quantity and quality. The majority of vehicles feel pointless accessories that make you an easy target and don't really add much to the game. Weapon choice is definitely scarce and doesn't match at all the diversity found in the previous versions.

    From the graphical point of view this game is a real bummer. From the quality of the maps to the development of the gameplay it feels like EA once again went lazy. It is understandable that developing a game is not exactly easy and cheap but when you look at the companies annual income seeing an improvement is more of a demand than an expectation.

    One of the more positive notes for this game is the Single player campaign.The vintage cop plot was a smart move from the developers as its concept gave us gamers some fresh air to breathe over other overly simplistic and boring game stories that we get to see each year.

    The game is definitely fun to play but will most likely not have the same lasting appeal as the other Battlefields. Charging this game full price is a little bit ridiculous mainly because it really doesn't play like a next-gen game. Personally, I would have preferred EA to distribute this game as a DLC for BF4 with a significantly lower price tag. However, lets not forget that this is EA, the usual Money over Customers ideology.
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  6. Feb 21, 2016
    4
    Portuguese:
    Battlefield Hardline é um jogo muito irritante, gameplay completamente suja, movimentos simples. Além de ter acabado com a classe
    Portuguese:
    Battlefield Hardline é um jogo muito irritante, gameplay completamente suja, movimentos simples. Além de ter acabado com a classe sniper no modo multiplayer. Ter armas específicas para cada time dificulta na hora de desbloquear itens, porque nem sempre você está no time que quer estar. Gráficos muito bonitos, mas a promessa de 1080p 60fps foi na verdade uma mentira, o jogo roda em 720p 60fps.

    English:
    Battlefield Hardline is a very annoying game, completely dirty gameplay, simple movements. They exterminated the sniper class in multiplayer mode. Having specific weapons for each team difficult to unlock items because you do not always is the team that wants to be. Beautiful graphics, but the 1080p 60fps promise was actually a lie, the game runs at 720p 60fps.
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  7. Mar 17, 2015
    0
    Been playing for 15+ hours and I am completely bored. It really kicked as for the first 10 hours though, but holy **** the mp maps have noBeen playing for 15+ hours and I am completely bored. It really kicked as for the first 10 hours though, but holy **** the mp maps have no depth and are simply ugly and have no heart behind them. In fact this whole game feels so empty in that regard. Recycled regurgitated poor quality waste of time. Expand

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