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  • Summary: Battlefield 2: Modern Combat brings the intensity of Battlefield 1942 into the modern era with the latest vehicles and weapons systems available. In this first-person shooter, you'll choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed MiddleBattlefield 2: Modern Combat brings the intensity of Battlefield 1942 into the modern era with the latest vehicles and weapons systems available. In this first-person shooter, you'll choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with advanced weaponry, you can take control of any of the game's vehicles to engage in major conflicts with up to 24 players online. Battlefield: Modern Combat features expansive environments--from city streets to remote jungles--all around the world. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. AceGamez
    100
    Simply a phenomenal experience, online and off, that should be played by any FPS fan, or just action game fans in general.
  2. Battlefield 2 should be the benchmark for any future first person war shooter on the Xbox.
  3. Same killer and addictive online gameplay you'd expect from Battlefield.
  4. A bit of a paradox. While the graphics are poor, the sound is much more developed. The controls are great for while on foot, but vehicles take some adjustment.
  5. Online play has been Battlefield's strongest feature up until now. In this version the single player mode rivals the online mode.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    The controls are not as tight as you want when your virtual life is on the line. [Jan 2006, p.64]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    Little more than a shooting gallery, especially in single-player mode. [Feb 2006, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Nov 19, 2021
    10
    One of the best Games of the Series and a true cornerstone to the Battlefield Franchise! Buy!
  2. LeeK.
    Dec 14, 2005
    10
    This is an amazing game!! i have palyed both the ps2 and xbox versions and i have too say i have no idea which one is better even though i am This is an amazing game!! i have palyed both the ps2 and xbox versions and i have too say i have no idea which one is better even though i am a ps2 fan... oh well!! The on-line game play is great. And i have never had it crash or lag dramaticly on me... yet! Expand
  3. Rick
    Mar 16, 2006
    10
    Picked up the single player mode and put it down again in after a couple of hours. Boring! And Id give it a 7/10 only last week did I play Picked up the single player mode and put it down again in after a couple of hours. Boring! And Id give it a 7/10 only last week did I play the online game at my nephews place. Ive never really wanted to play online games much as I didnt see the attraction. Boy was I wrong. I have seen the future of gaming for the first time and its exciting and I am not looking back. Grab this game only if you are going to play it online. If you arent playing online already, grab this game, hook up broadband connection as its happening right now and its awesome. Ive been goin to bed at 5am in the morning for the last 4 days or so. You start as a team at different spawn points on your home base which has choppers, tanks, jeeps etc and there is 5 - 7 bases on a map that you have to get control of. You all have a choice between certain soldier kits: sniper, assault, engineer (rocketeer), support (health), and special ops. So the game starts and anywhere up to 24 dudes on your side all set out at the start and work as team to capture and hold these bases. A typical example on this game map called Bridge Too Far is you jump in the chopper with a couple of other dudes and say to the dude flying the damn thing (I cant fly em so I let others fly) "drop me off on top of the Chinese building" which is a big building in the centre of the map and has a wicked view over the a good area of map so you can snipe and pick people off as the opportunities present themself. Or you can get in a 120mm tank and just roll through the hills around the back of this town rolling over online players stupid enough to be caught out in the open and then come storming into the main thoroughfare blowing buildings. You hear people through your headset from different parts of the globe going "yo tank lay down some damage on base number 5 just above the second window on ya right I think there's a sniper up there....Im hooked and havent been this hooked on a multiplayer game ever. This is Awesome! Expand
  4. AaronB
    Oct 28, 2005
    9
    Well, well,well. I'd read about the freezing issues online and off. Never had problems before. This is the first xbox game I had to Well, well,well. I'd read about the freezing issues online and off. Never had problems before. This is the first xbox game I had to return(ever). Turns out some EA games don't work on certain machines (optical drive issue- my machine is less than 1 year old as well. If the CD tray doesn't have 2 round holes in it then you may have problems- made strange clicking noises). The guys at my local game store (Toronto) swapped my machine, free of charge and game now works fine. EA do piss me off sometimes-apparently its got something to do with a coating on the disk that causes problems. Anyway- after first level (had a very arcadey feel to it) I started to get into it. Am really enjoying the single player game now. Graphics are good, gameplay is good, maps are huge, love the hotswap feature. Only got stuck up in a railing once and died pretty quick so no problem. NO CRASHES OR FREEZES.Haven't played online. Overall really enjoying it- lots of extra bonus missions- racing humvee's, boats, hotswap contests etc. Definately worth the purchase in the end, even though it was a pain in the ass getting my unit replaced. Expand
  5. PhilB.
    Oct 31, 2005
    9
    Not perfect by any means but it'll give you "console wankers" a chance to experiance if only a glimer us pc player enjoy day in day out aNot perfect by any means but it'll give you "console wankers" a chance to experiance if only a glimer us pc player enjoy day in day out a good effort though avoid the ps2 version. Expand
  6. EvilA.
    Oct 30, 2005
    7
    When I first started playing this game, I would have given it a 10, but not now. I've played about 45 of the 200 single player missions When I first started playing this game, I would have given it a 10, but not now. I've played about 45 of the 200 single player missions and I've played multiple hours online as well. The single player is awesome....worth an 8.5 out of 10. The multiplayer was awesome at first...that was until I figured out how uneven the game can be. The helicopter takes skill to fly, so once you master it you expect to be able to just take down tanks left and right...not the case. Anyone can be a sniper on the map, and the sniper has the ability to "laser target" helicopters and blow them out of the sky. So everytime I'm in a chopper I get shot down by a simple sniper. Also, snipers can shoot across the entire map, so as you're running you get shot out of nowhere, which can be quite angering. If you have ever played Halo 2 online and you're up against a team that has the sniper rifle and uses it well, then you'll understand how uneven this game feels. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2021
    1
    the most unbearable gameplay and controls you'll ever see in a first person shooter

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