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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: 34 out of 88
  2. Negative: 27 out of 88
  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 18, 2015
    8
    Single player is a little hit or miss. Multi-player is fantastic. I've played fps's since 2005 and this is fun. If you want a deep singleSingle player is a little hit or miss. Multi-player is fantastic. I've played fps's since 2005 and this is fun. If you want a deep single player campaign with replay ability then I would look elsewhere. If you want fast gameplay, clean shooting, awesome team work capabilities, then give this game a shot. Almost all of the reviews say the multiplayer side is great. Heck, check youtube. Some of the most respected battlefield community members are saying the multiplayer is great. It's not battlefield 5 so quit comparing it to 4. It's a new franchise basically that takes the best of infantry combat from battlefield and amps it up. If you loved bf3 close quarters this is awesome. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2015
    7
    Visceral did a decent job on re-inventing battlefield to a different game style as they lean from a more non-vehicle perspective. Of courseVisceral did a decent job on re-inventing battlefield to a different game style as they lean from a more non-vehicle perspective. Of course the almost current gen graphics degrade the game a little bit, what drew me in was the immerse episodic campaign that was amazing and well wrote. It's no lie that the story saved the game for me and probably many other gamers. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2015
    5
    The Single Player is surprisingly fun. It's kind of predictable but refreshing from the army dramas. I have to give this a lower scoreThe Single Player is surprisingly fun. It's kind of predictable but refreshing from the army dramas. I have to give this a lower score though since it's the 4th day I've had the game and STILL can't get online! The real lack of communication from the developers and players suffering from this issue is awful. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2015
    4
    the game is just not that fun at all. rather play bf4 than whatever this crap is and don't even like that game very much anymore. the BFthe game is just not that fun at all. rather play bf4 than whatever this crap is and don't even like that game very much anymore. the BF series is really going down hill because of EA. generic and boring is how i can sum up this game. Expand
  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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