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Battlefield 2 (Windows)

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Description

Take control of the modern battlefield as commander or troop in the true sequel to Battlefield 1942. Play as USA, China or MEC taking control of a large number of vehicles including jets, helicopters, boats, jeeps, APC's and even the USS Essex. As commander make use of being able to see all thats happening on the battlefield with scanners and UPV's as well as helping your army out with supply drops and wipe out masses of enemy troops with a well aimed artillery strike. Form squads and work together or go lone wolf and lead your team to victory by gaining ground and capturing flags across the map.

Screenshots

Battlefield 2 Windows Highway Tampa-TOW shot on MEC Anti-Air
Battlefield 2 Windows Highway Tampa-Battle is over
Battlefield 2 Windows Highway Tampa-Landing BlackHawk on gas station taking flag
Battlefield 2 Windows Blue Pearl-Support leaping to parachute into back base

Alternate Titles

  • "戰地風雲2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "战地2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "BF2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Look no further for excellent squad-based on-line warfare. Doppelgamer (270) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Aug 15, 2005 9.7 out of 10 97
Subsim Jul 21, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
Gamer Within Aug 02, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
PC Action Jul 19, 2005 92 out of 100 92
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 9 out of 10 90
ActionTrip Jun 22, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Game Freaks 365 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Revolution Jul 06, 2005 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Jun 20, 2005 4 out of 5 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Battlefield 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Booster packs

The 1.5 patch added the booster packs Euro Force and Armored Fury as free to play content for all players.

Graphics card support

Battlefield 2 is the first game to support Nvidia's 7800GTX and the first to drop support for GeForce 4 Ti cards.

Intro

The entire intro sequence is made up of 9 people (Nathan Clay, Rory Clench, Chris Hallam, Susan Holman, John Hopkin, Chris Lacey, Barrie Tingle, Anthony Zoghob and Johan Östman) being used in different positions and all edited together.

Ladders

The AI will never climb a ladder instead opting for the option of dropping an artillery strike on your position.

References to the game

Battlefield 2 was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 06/2006.

Awards

  • Computer Games
    • March 2006 - #2 PC Game of the Year in the 2005
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #6 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #2 PC Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2005 – Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PC Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PC Multiplayer Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2011 – #21 Top PC Game of the 2000s
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 23, 2006 - Best PC Action Game in 2005 (Readers' vote)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 04/2006 - #2 Action Game in 2005 (Readers' Vote)
    • Issue 02/2006 - Worst Slip-Up Series in 2005 (for the buggy start and bad crisis management)
Information also contributed by Bazajt, PCGamer77 and VVP.
Bazajt (1888) added Battlefield 2 (Windows) on Jun 22, 2005