You've just run behind a wall to take cover from a spray of hostile bullets, and after looking around you find that every member of your team is pinned down taking cover behind the nearby buildings, whilst the enemy are slowly advancing without any way for you to stop them other than moving into open ground causing you to take a significant amount of damage in the process. Luckily, you're armed with a decent supply of grenades, which'll let you blow your way through the buildings' walls and safely bypass a suicidal attack on your enemies. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Battlefield: Bad Company.
An ordinary copy of the game'll set you back around about the same price as the gold edition, so by taking advantage of this deal you'll be getting all of the extras for free.
In addition to the main game the gold edition comes with gold metal case packaging, an exclusive smiley grenade poster, a behind the scenes documentary, eight multiplayer map strategy videos, and five multiplayer weapons that would normally only be unlocked once you reached level 25.
The team that you're a part of isn't made up of your standard military personnel, in fact it consists of soldiers who have all come a hair's breadth away from being court marshalled for various offences that they've committed during their careers. However, this definitely works in the game's favour as it adds a bit of variety to the genre and you quickly find yourself getting attached to each character along with their various quirks.
There are quite a few weapons, gadgets, and vehicles to take advantage of whilst you're running around trying to wipe your foes from the map and operating them is a joy to behold thanks largely to the amount of destruction that you can cause with them.
I was pretty impressed with Bad Company when I first picked it up because I wasn't expecting it to be half as much fun as it turned out to be, and I'd definitely recommend that you to check it out if you've not done so already.
Thanks to andywedge @ HUKD