This is another great first-person shooter to add to your collection that makes some great improvements on the original and is probably one of the few titles out there that gives Modern Warfare 2 a run for its money.
If you drop by HMV at the moment you can pick up a copy of the game on the PC for £17.99, which'll make you a saving of exactly £2 on the next best offer of £19.99 coming in from Grainger Games.
The story is thoroughly engrossing, filled full of rich characters who have an amazing amount of depth for a video game and set in wonderful environments both in terms of their presentation and destructibility. As with the original, the destruction that you can cause is great fun at first when you're running around the numerous battles, but you'll soon learn that you can use it to your advantage, for example by creating new pathways that provide you with cover by bringing down the walls of certain building and travelling straight through them instead of traversing the incredibly exposed streets. But be warned, your enemies can also cause their fair share of mayhem and if you're taking cover in what seems like a secure area, there's the chance that after a few moments you'll be starring at a gaping hole through which you can be easily targeted.
As with a lot of FPSs, the single player gameplay is fairly linear and doesn't leave you much room to explore but its greatest strength, as with the multiplayer, is the excitement that it inspires as you take cover in the middle of a frantic firefight to avoid being cut to pieces by a hail of bullets. There are four multiplayer classes that you can choose from in the game including soldiers, engineers, medics, and snipers, each of which carry specific weapons and have unique abilities. You'll also be able to upgrade the items in your inventory by collecting points for completing certain tasks whilst you're online.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 provides you with a rewarding single player campaign and a range of multiplayer modes that'll definitely bring you a welcome distraction from Modern Warfare 2 for a while.
Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD