A big fan of the Battlefield series, I had high hopes for this one. EA set their sights high with this one, hoping for it to become a Modern Warfare 2 beater. Unfortunately, the timing wasn't quite right, but this is still one hell of a game.
Gamestation are currently selling both console versions of the game for £20.99, which is a good £9 than anywhere else.
- Click here to buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for £20.99 from Gamestation [PS3]
- Click here to buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for £20.99 from Gamestation [X360]
With DICE behind the wheel, this was always going to be pretty special and whilst fans of the first Bad Company might not appreciate the more focused singleplayer campaign, even the most hardcore of COD fans will find something here to get excited about. The destruction model - using the Frostbite 2.0 engine - is glorious to behold, although the game doesn't quite give you enough chances to raze things to the ground which is a shame. Get in behind that chopper-mounted minigun, though, and I defy you not to chuckle a bit with childish glee.
However, all gloves are off for the multiplayer, which not only stands up to Infinity Ward's game in this department, but might well top it for some players. You'll earn XP for absolutely everything, especially class-based teamwork, with DICE's model for online play nudging towards a more co-operative experience. Of course there's the usual assortment of vehicles to be driven and planes and helicopters to get you airborne, along with a return of the fantastic Conquest mode. Simply put, FPS fans would do well to give this game a look. You might even find it far more deserving of praise than Activision's effort.
Thanks to Rukshan at HUKD