If you’ve been wavering over whether or not to pick yourself up a copy of DICE’s Battlefield Bad Company 2, or hold out until the game falls to £20, I sympathise with your dilemma. However if you’re close to justifying a £30+ game purchase because you know how special this particular title is shaping up to be, the best price currently going comes in at £34.85 from Shopto. Actually, to be honest, the best price comes in at £34.49 from Coolshop, but their stock is long gone, and after the Shopto price, the next best deal which is currently in stock comes in at £36.99 from Amazon, so that’s not a bad saving.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has to be the most anticipated first person shooter since Modern Warfare 2. Indeed, with its tuned up Frostbite Engine, BC2 could well be on course to utterly demolish the reputation of its arch rival and reduce Modern Warfare 2 to a pile of smouldering rubble. This time round, Bad Company features what the developers have dubbed ‘Destriction 2.0’, which basically means that the game encompasses a ‘full spectrum of destruction’. Not only can you chip away at walls and covers with machine gun fire, but take down entire buildings completely. This will certainly be a welcome addition for fans of the original Bad Company, who will of course have noticed that the environments were never fully destructible.
Like the original, BC2 still focuses on Preston and his squad of misfits. However, DICE have toned down all that witty banter, and made things a bit more serious - and of course, as this is Battlefield, you know most of the emphasis is on the multiplayer side of things. As a result, DICE have introduced various perk systems, and attempted to provide players with an unprecedented array of customization options. They’ve also done a look of tweaking with things like vehicle handling, introduced new toys to like the Blackhawk helicopter complete with side-door-mini-guns, and overall, tried to ensure players have as much fun as possible blowing each other to hell.
P.S. Read our review here.