Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Review for PS3

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In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the 'B' company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages.

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9Out of 10
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The campaign will see you fighting in a variety of stunning locations
The campaign will see you fighting in a variety of stunning locations

The campaign will see you fighting in a variety of stunning locations

More immediately playable are the Squad Deathmatch and Squad Rush game types. In Deathmatch up to four squads of four players compete against each other to try and reach the designated kill count first, while Squad Rush is a smaller scale 4 vs. 4 mode with the same attack and defend mechanic seen in the original Rush setup. If you want a different experience the Hardcore mode might be worth a look, but it's not for the feint hearted. Without cross-hairs, regenerating health, enemy icons and the ammo counter, Hardcore play is for the upper echelon only.

With the now essential ranking and awards system that Modern Warfare popularised, there's every chance you'll become hopelessly addicted to Bad Company 2's multiplayer mode. You'll probably need to put in at least 10 hours of play time just to get an idea of your favourite character class, with Medic, Assault, Recon and Engineer all having their good and bad qualities. Being a simpleton I went for assault most of the time, but players who use the support classes will level up quicker if they do their job well.

Tying together the whole package are some incredible production values. Audio work here is just as good, if not better, than it was in the already superb sounding original, and the visuals are at times genre leading. With huge draw distances, great destruction effects and top class lighting, the game world feels real. In the middle of combat you'll feel in real danger, the sense of being pinned down being greater here than in any other FPS I've ever played. What makes the visual splendour so much more impressive is the size of the levels. Bad Company 2 is a stunning game, one of the best of this console generation and only bettered by the likes of Crysis and Killzone 2.

Do you like first-person shooters? If the answer is yes, buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2. If there's a weakness it lies in the slightly brief single-player campaign, but the brilliant, potentially Modern Warfare 2 beating multiplayer more than picks up the slack. EA might be looking at its forthcoming Medal of Honor to get a Modern Warfare sized mega hit, but Bad Company 2 deserves good things too.

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Highwayman

One of a small list of console ports that were done properly for the PC Dx11 generation, without a doubt one of the best FPS on the PC, COD Black Ops pales in comparison and that's a whole year newer!
Posted 17:57 on 28 November 2010
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Techdex

Overall i'd say that this puts MW2 into second place. The single player campaign is more enjoyable mainly due to the storyline and interesting characters. The multiplayer has a definite emphasis on strategy allowing snipers to actually snipe from distance due to the large size of the maps. It's also a bonus not having the killstreak rewards that are in MW2 which can be a real pain. BC2 is king of the FPS for now.
Posted 19:31 on 19 April 2010
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scaz2244

still sceptical is the single player that bad coz im sold about multiplayer but iwant a gd single player aswell
Posted 01:27 on 30 March 2010
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clangod

I may have been a little hasty with my earlier comment. I have just noticed that the balance has been processed on my credit report. It should be shipped today. Now just waiting on the confirmation email. Game on come Thursday yay.
Posted 02:06 on 09 March 2010
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El-Dev@ Bloodstorm

It's nothing that bad, it was something about sending some special forces guy with a heartbeat sensor on his gun instead of a real soldier or something along those lines. Pretty obvious what they meant though.
Posted 23:28 on 08 March 2010
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clangod

This is meant to be released for PS3 here in Australia on March 11. It's bad enough that it was delayed but I am still yet to recieve an email confirming shipment from EB. Including today, that's only 3 days away and it would take that long to get here. Chances are I'm going to have to wait even longer. What a load of bollocks!!!

Excuse me but I've been really looking forward to BC2.
Posted 23:23 on 08 March 2010
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Bloodstorm@ El-Dev

Oh? What was said?
Posted 15:23 on 08 March 2010
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xboxlive@ dazzadavie

i put the code in the day i had the game,now for some reson i aint a VIP no more! and it looks like EA aint looking in to any of it,as i have sent them 2emails,been sending them loads of tiwtters,and started up a topic on the bfbc2 fourms,and i have had no replys etc etc.
Posted 15:06 on 08 March 2010
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El-Dev

I've noticed a couple of digs at MW2, the jibe about heartbeat sensors on the guns made me chuckle.
Posted 10:40 on 08 March 2010
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dazzadavie@ xboxlive

they've taken it away?
Posted 10:08 on 08 March 2010
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xboxlive

I Aint started the SP yet i have been so hocked on the MP :) but i wish that EA would gave me back my VIP.
Posted 09:09 on 08 March 2010
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guyderman@ y2rich

Agree with y2rich - very short campaign - but it is a riot start to finish. The scripting made me laugh with the 'snowmobiles are for sissies' comment.

I played it straight through on Hard as I had heard it was a short campaign and even that only took about 6 hours to complete.
Posted 08:17 on 08 March 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993

How did i miss this review? Nice one Tom :) will consider this!
Posted 11:00 on 07 March 2010
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El-Dev@ dazzadavie

Yes.
Posted 10:54 on 07 March 2010
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dazzadavie@ El-Dev

Any chance of a link El-Dev to that article?
Posted 09:11 on 07 March 2010

Game Stats

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
9
Out of 10
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Multiplayer is brilliant
  • Genre leading production values
  • Thrilling campaign
  • Campaign could be longer
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Release Date: 05/03/2010
Platforms: PS3 , Xbox 360 , PC
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-24
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 3,840 17
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