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Battlefield: Bad Company 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
91
4.2
Windows
89
3.9
Xbox 360
88
4.1

User Reviews

BC2 is the first Battlefield game since 2142 to not suck, but it still feels diluted. Windows Kadath Bird (706)
At least they tried. Windows dreamstealer (146)
The Modern Warfare killer. Xbox 360 Chris Jeremic (151)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 5 4.2
Windows 26 3.9
Xbox 360 11 4.1
Combined MobyScore 42 4.0


The Press Says

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100
WindowsDarkZero
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is as complete a package as you could ever ask for. An exciting and charming campaign mode – a little on the short side, but no more so than Modern Warfare 2‘s, and with extra objectives for you to hunt down should you feel the need – and slick, incredibly rewarding multiplayer modes.
96
WindowsZTGameDomain
Battlefield Bad Company 2 is by all intents and purposes a fantastic follow-up to the original game. All of the great ideas that fell short have now come to light, and the return of classic Battlefield online make this the game to own for online shooter fans.
96
WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
This genre is crowded, and while Call of Duty and Halo may grab the headlines and sales, Bad Company 2 is a nice alternative to the hectic run-and-gun style of Call of Duty and shielded opponents of Halo: Reach. EA is still continuing support with a new pack recently released and a full expansion called Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam. Innovation is what keeps this genre alive and flourishing. DICE studios has done a great job adding new ideas and concepts to the console FPS genre -- it makes some of the changes brought on by the competition seem amateur in comparison. The are many virtual wars to fight, and many virtual opponents to shoot, but Bad Company 2 makes it worth your time to enlist in this crowed FPS market.
96
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
This genre is crowded, and while Call of Duty and Halo may grab the headlines and sales, Bad Company 2 is a nice alternative to the hectic run-and-gun style of Call of Duty and shielded opponents of Halo: Reach. EA is still continuing support with a new pack recently released and a full expansion called Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam. Innovation is what keeps this genre alive and flourishing. DICE studios has done a great job adding new ideas and concepts to the console FPS genre -- it makes some of the changes brought on by the competition seem amateur in comparison. The are many virtual wars to fight, and many virtual opponents to shoot, but Bad Company 2 makes it worth your time to enlist in this crowed FPS market.
96
PlayStation 3OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
This genre is crowded, and while Call of Duty and Halo may grab the headlines and sales, Bad Company 2 is a nice alternative to the hectic run-and-gun style of Call of Duty and shielded opponents of Halo: Reach. EA is still continuing support with a new pack recently released and a full expansion called Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam. Innovation is what keeps this genre alive and flourishing. DICE studios has done a great job adding new ideas and concepts to the console FPS genre -- it makes some of the changes brought on by the competition seem amateur in comparison. The are many virtual wars to fight, and many virtual opponents to shoot, but Bad Company 2 makes it worth your time to enlist in this crowed FPS market.
95
PlayStation 3411mania.com
Still, there is no other shooter out there that can compare to Battlefield Bad Company 2. Although it has some issues I can honestly say that this is the best shooter I have played in years. Better than Modern Warfare? Well, that is a matter of taste and opinion. I like Bad Company 2 more than Modern Warfare, but I can say this, in the hopes of staying neutral: EA and Dice have closed the gap tremendously and created something truly special that in many ways equals or surpasses Modern Warfare.
94
WindowsCheat Code Central
There's a ton of fun to be had here whether playing alone or with gamers online. The combat is fun, the characters are great, and there is a ton of gaming value shoehorned into this disk. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a worthy sequel to the original; I'll be excited to see where this franchise goes next.
93
Xbox 360Play.tm
Bad Company 2's masterful execution in both its multiplayer and single-player aspects means that the brazen fun it pokes at its closest competitors (Haggard complains about the Army sending in "pussy-ass guys with heartbeat sensors on their guns" for instance) is more than justifiable. DICE's sequel is a superlative FPS, let down only by odd inconsistencies in the destruction (why can we destroy a water tower but not a windmill? How come I can destroy external walls but not internal walls?) and limited customisation options in multiplayer. These minor shortcomings aside however, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is pure gaming gold and as such has more than a fair shout in eclipsing Modern Warfare 2.
91
WindowsAtomic Gamer
Even with its problems, Bad Company 2 on the PC is the real deal, and it's definitely worth the money for anyone that has been a fan of Battlefield games in the past.
91
WindowsGameTrailers
The campaign could use some creative spark, but it’s the staying power of the multiplayer that wins the day. If you look to get the most out of your money with video game purchases, you can’t go wrong with Battlefield Bad Company 2.
90
WindowsPCActu
Vous l'aurez compris, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 constitue un excellent jeu de tir à la première personne. Avec sa campagne solo plutôt brève mais rondement menée et un multijoueur travaillé, jouissif et pouvant vite se révéler chronophage, la série des Battlefield signe ici son meilleur opus. En le prenant en main, on a vite fait de pardonner à Dice cette interminable attente qui fût la notre.
90
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Bad Company 2 took the solid foundations of the original and built a skyscraper on it. Improving in pretty much every discipline, the sequel boasts a much more robust and comprehensive set of online tools, a pretty engaging campaign and one of the most immersive battlefields in the history of consoles. The online may be stacked in favour of the regular and dedicated whilst alienating newcomers, but it’s a game worth investing the time into. What makes the sequel is definitely the tweaks though; the stuff that the original didn’t deliver on, but thankfully, the sequel delivers in spades.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpy
Sure, a number of minor things got under my skin (some painfully spread-out checkpoints, crappy multiplayer unlocks, and a few bad online spawn points), but they'll scarcely prevent it from marching into the homes of millions of people for me to blow up. It's kind of like DICE has trained for a game development biathlon, resulting in its first game where the single-player mode is just as good as the multiplayer -- and that says DICE has what it takes to be among the best in the business. In times when "modern" is the word-of-the-day for military-themed shooters, Bad Company 2 proves you don't need to stand at the top of the medal podium -- you simply blow it to goddamn smithereens.
90
Xbox 360GameSpy
Sure, a number of minor things got under my skin (some painfully spread-out checkpoints, crappy multiplayer unlocks, and a few bad online spawn points), but they'll scarcely prevent it from marching into the homes of millions of people for me to blow up. It's kind of like DICE has trained for a game development biathlon, resulting in its first game where the single-player mode is just as good as the multiplayer -- and that says DICE has what it takes to be among the best in the business. In times when "modern" is the word-of-the-day for military-themed shooters, Bad Company 2 proves you don't need to stand at the top of the medal podium -- you simply blow it to goddamn smithereens.
90
Windowsvideogamer.com
Do you like first-person shooters? If the answer is yes, buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2. EA might be looking at Medal of Honor to get a Modern Warfare sized hit, but BC2 deserves good things too.
90
WindowsGameplanet
DICE have reinvigorated a genre that was in mild decline on its native platform. The experience is equal parts nostalgia and evolution. We only wish more were striving in this space.
90
WindowsGameSpy
Sure, a number of minor things got under my skin (some painfully spread-out checkpoints, crappy multiplayer unlocks, and a few bad online spawn points), but they'll scarcely prevent it from marching into the homes of millions of people for me to blow up. It's kind of like DICE has trained for a game development biathlon, resulting in its first game where the single-player mode is just as good as the multiplayer -- and that says DICE has what it takes to be among the best in the business. In times when "modern" is the word-of-the-day for military-themed shooters, Bad Company 2 proves you don't need to stand at the top of the medal podium -- you simply blow it to goddamn smithereens.
90
WindowsGame Over Online
While single player may have taken a step back, multiplayer has taken a giant step forward. From the new modes and vehicles to the expanded level of destruction and rewarding progression system, it all lends to an open warfare experience that will have you returning to the battlefield for months to come.
90
WindowsActionTrip
A shooter you'll remember and want to play again. It effectively offers one of the best multiplayer experiences, in addition to a pretty solid single-player campaign, and the graphics are top-notch, accompanied by superb sound effects and a thrilling soundtrack.
90
WindowsCPU Gamer
There are still a few niggling issues that need ironing out, but until Battlefield 3, Bad Company 2 is the new online shooter to beat and man, good luck to other developers-wanting-to-make-good-online-shooters, because this one’s going to be a tough one to outdo.
90
WindowsComputerGames.ro
Personally, I feel Bad Company 2 is much more satisfying, especially when you’ve got a few friends to cooperate with, or happen to have teammates who understand their classes. And the mixture between the Battlefield gameplay and the one in Call of Duty has spawned an interesting hybrid for whoever has only been partially seduced by both franchises.
90
WindowsCheat Happens
Battlefield Bad Company 2 is every bit as fun as its predecessor, perhaps even a bit more. It doesn’t exactly take Modern Warfare 2’s throne, but the great online play is back and with a beefed up single player – it comes close. Damn close.
90
WindowsAusGamers
You're going to have fun with BFBC2 - the single-player is a much improved affair over that of the first game, and the multiplayer is like a fine wine (when it works); crafted from vintage cellars who've made it their business to perfect their art.
90
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 thrives on these moments of war-torn chaos. Its brand of epic, large scale, squad based multiplayer is rarely seen on consoles, taking what was great about the original Bad Company and Battlefield 1943 and refining it with a substantial amount of engaging game types and phenomenal map design to create one of the best multiplayer experiences available. The single player is a bit of a letdown as it’s obvious DICE spent the majority of their time working on the online, but the core gameplay is enjoyable enough and the characters memorable enough that it’s worth one playthrough, at least. The overall package might not topple Modern Warfare 2’s throne, but the multiplayer might have just surpassed it. Competition is always healthy.
90
Xbox 360GameSpot
With all the different classes, vehicles, and stationary weapons (like heavy machine guns and mounted rocket launchers) at play, there is a dazzling array of ways to wage war. These tools, coupled with the threat and promise of destructibility, make Bad Company 2's battlefields uniquely chaotic and electrifyingly fun. The action is top-notch in both campaign and multiplayer alike. Whether or not you're looking for a new shooter in your life, you owe it to yourself to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpot
With all the different classes, vehicles, and stationary weapons (like heavy machine guns and mounted rocket launchers) at play, there is a dazzling array of ways to wage war. These tools, coupled with the threat and promise of destructibility, make Bad Company 2's battlefields uniquely chaotic and electrifyingly fun. The action is top-notch in both campaign and multiplayer alike. Whether or not you're looking for a new shooter in your life, you owe it to yourself to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
90
WindowsGameSpot
With all the different classes, vehicles, and stationary weapons (like heavy machine guns and mounted rocket launchers) at play, there is a dazzling array of ways to wage war. These tools, coupled with the threat and promise of destructibility, make Bad Company 2's battlefields uniquely chaotic and electrifyingly fun. The action is top-notch in both campaign and multiplayer alike. Whether or not you're looking for a new shooter in your life, you owe it to yourself to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
90
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Aber mir kommt es bei Battlefield in erster Linie auf den Multiplayer-Part an, und der ist fantastisch. Der Rush-Modus bietet mehr Taktik als zuvor, und wenn ich darauf mal keine Lust habe, kann ich beim Deathmatch einfach nur Leute umbolzen. Bad Company 2 ist für mich das bislang beste Battlefield.
90
WindowsGamers.at
Abwechslungsreiche Levels, eine Top-Grafik, ein paar witzige Dialoge, bombastische Explosionen und ein Multiplayer, der in meinen Augen sicherlich die (dedizierten!!!) Server für eine ganze Weile rocken wird. Ich bin also ziemlich überzeugt von Bad Company 2, auch wenn ich als Kenner des Konsolenvorgängers schon bekritteln möchte, dass man sich mit mehr Humor in der Story deutlich stärker von der Konkurrenz hätte absetzen können (zumal der Hauptkonkurrent MW2 sogesehen einfach die ungemein bessere Präsentation hat). Aber gut – auch so ist BF:BC2 ein gelungenes Paket, an dem Shooter-Fans mit potenter Hardware eigentlich nicht vorbeikommen! Ich werde jedenfalls jetzt für eine ganze Weile noch mit der B-Company durch die Kriegsgebiete dieser Erde streifen und für massig eingestürzte Gebäude und tiefe Krater im Boden sorgen.
90
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
Remember: This is a multiplayer game. For all the thrills the single-player might provide, it’s nothing compared to what’s in the game, when you go online. It’s always thrilling, memorable and a joy to be part of the fight, a fight where your contributions matter for the entire team in big ways, even if it’s not always immediately apparent. There are still a few niggling issues that need ironing out, but until Battlefield 3, Bad Company 2 is the new online shooter to beat and man, good luck to other developers-wanting-to-make-good-online-shooters, because this one’s going to be a tough one to outdo.
90
PlayStation 3GamersGlobal
Bad Company 2 ist ein spielbarer Action-Film: Die zerstörbare Umgebung bringt eine Prise Taktik und einen ganzen Kochtopf Atmosphäre. Außerdem begeistern uns die Levelvielfalt, der unglaublich gute Sound, die detailverliebte Grafik und die mal durchgeknallten, mal nachdenklichen Charaktere. Punktabzug gibt's für die miserable KI und die stellenweise etwas laschen deutschen Sprecher. Also Solospiel ist Modern Warfare besser, im Multiplayer-Modus halten sich beide Titel ungefähr die Waage.
90
Xbox 360GamersGlobal
Bad Company 2 ist ein spielbarer Action-Film: Die zerstörbare Umgebung bringt eine Prise Taktik und einen ganzen Kochtopf Atmosphäre. Außerdem begeistern uns die Levelvielfalt, der unglaublich gute Sound, die detailverliebte Grafik und die mal durchgeknallten, mal nachdenklichen Charaktere. Punktabzug gibt's für die miserable KI und die stellenweise etwas laschen deutschen Sprecher. Also Solospiel ist Modern Warfare besser, im Multiplayer-Modus halten sich beide Titel ungefähr die Waage.
90
WindowsGamersGlobal
Bad Company 2 ist ein spielbarer Action-Film: Die zerstörbare Umgebung bringt eine Prise Taktik und einen ganzen Kochtopf Atmosphäre. Außerdem begeistern uns die Levelvielfalt, der unglaublich gute Sound, die detailverliebte Grafik und die mal durchgeknallten, mal nachdenklichen Charaktere. Punktabzug gibt's für die miserable KI und die stellenweise etwas laschen deutschen Sprecher. Also Solospiel ist Modern Warfare besser, im Multiplayer-Modus halten sich beide Titel ungefähr die Waage.
89
Windows4Players.de
Die Kampagne hat mich zwar nicht so gefesselt wie der Online-Part - trotzdem wurde ich gut unterhalten. Auch hier macht es Spaß, mit Panzer & Co alles in Schutt und Asche zu legen. Schade, dass die Chaoten-Truppe nicht so viele skurrile Witze reißt wie im Vorgänger. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist die Technik: Aus der Nähe betrachtet können die unscharfen Umgebungstexturen zwar bei weitem nicht mit all den Feinheiten eines Uncharted 2 mithalten (so wie der Publisher andeutete), doch auch EAs Shooter zaubert ein überaus ansehnliches Bild auf die Mattscheibe: Idyllische Panoramen, zerstörbares Terrain, detaillierte Charaktere und vor allem der konkurrenzlos wuchtige Sound sind klare Highlights. Wichtiger als das ist allerdings, dass der Online-Part verdammt viel Spaß macht - vor allem, wenn man Wert auf Teamplay legt! Wenn DICE sich auch beim Singleplayer noch etwas mehr ins Zeug gelegt hätte, wäre ein Platin-Award fällig gewesen.
89
WindowsIGN
Bad Company 2 as an online shooter is flexible and engaging, offering several features that the competition can only dream of. If you're looking for a more strategic and team-based change of pace, look no further. This is the game for you.
88
Xbox 3604Players.de
Die Kampagne hat mich zwar nicht so gefesselt wie der Online-Part - trotzdem wurde ich gut unterhalten. Auch hier macht es Spaß, mit Panzer & Co alles in Schutt und Asche zu legen. Schade, dass die Chaoten-Truppe nicht so viele skurrile Witze reißt wie im Vorgänger. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist die Technik: Aus der Nähe betrachtet können die unscharfen Umgebungstexturen zwar bei weitem nicht mit all den Feinheiten eines Uncharted 2 mithalten (so wie der Publisher andeutete), doch auch EAs Shooter zaubert ein überaus ansehnliches Bild auf die Mattscheibe: Idyllische Panoramen, zerstörbares Terrain, detaillierte Charaktere und vor allem der konkurrenzlos wuchtige Sound sind klare Highlights. Wichtiger als das ist allerdings, dass der Online-Part verdammt viel Spaß macht - vor allem, wenn man Wert auf Teamplay legt! Wenn DICE sich auch beim Singleplayer noch etwas mehr ins Zeug gelegt hätte, wäre ein Platin-Award fällig gewesen.
88
PlayStation 34Players.de
Die Kampagne hat mich zwar nicht so gefesselt wie der Online-Part - trotzdem wurde ich gut unterhalten. Auch hier macht es Spaß, mit Panzer & Co alles in Schutt und Asche zu legen. Schade, dass die Chaoten-Truppe nicht so viele skurrile Witze reißt wie im Vorgänger. Ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist die Technik: Aus der Nähe betrachtet können die unscharfen Umgebungstexturen zwar bei weitem nicht mit all den Feinheiten eines Uncharted 2 mithalten (so wie der Publisher andeutete), doch auch EAs Shooter zaubert ein überaus ansehnliches Bild auf die Mattscheibe: Idyllische Panoramen, zerstörbares Terrain, detaillierte Charaktere und vor allem der konkurrenzlos wuchtige Sound sind klare Highlights. Wichtiger als das ist allerdings, dass der Online-Part verdammt viel Spaß macht - vor allem, wenn man Wert auf Teamplay legt! Wenn DICE sich auch beim Singleplayer noch etwas mehr ins Zeug gelegt hätte, wäre ein Platin-Award fällig gewesen.
88
WindowsPC Gamer
Ultimately, it's Bad Company 2's de-emphasis on precision that makes it refreshing to play. It's a bold departure from the franchise's own history, as well as PC gaming's heritage of fast-tempo shooters with sky-high skill ceilings – Quake, Counter-Strike or Unreal Tournament – but a welcoming venue for lower-key combat antics that's just as entertaining.
86
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Seit ich den Vorgänger gespielt habe, freute ich mich auf Bad Company 2. Dice hat meine Erwartungen an das Spiel nicht enttäuscht. Die Action ist sehr gut abgestimmt, die Charaktere sind liebenswert verrückt, die Story nachvollziehbar und voller humorvoller Anspielungen. Einziger Wermutstropfen: Das Abenteuer der B-Company ist schnell vorbei, gerade für geübte Shooter-Spieler, die dank des gutmütigen Schwierigkeitsgrades ohne große Probleme zum Abspann gelangen. Immerhin hat Dice einen gewohnt guten Mehrspielerteil integriert, der mit all seinen Belohnungen lange Zeit dazu motiviert, am Ball zu bleiben.
86
WindowsMana Pool
Battlefield has an average lengthed single player mode, albeit with awesome graphics and the ability to break and blow up just about everything. The multiplayer mode however is fun and very addictive, meaning that the longevity of this game is immense. Multiplayer first person shooters will not see things that battlefield has to offer for a long time, and that’s superior graphics with a gripping storyline and an epic online mode.
85
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Pour pas mal de raisons, Bad Company 2 pourrait bien passer pour le négatif de son grand frère. En effet, alors que le premier opus nous offrait une campagne délirante en dépit de ses lacunes et un multi un peu léger, voilà que cette suite se contente d'un solo efficace et maîtrisé, mais qui ne laissera pas de souvenirs impérissables, avant de faire péter la baraque avec un redoutable multijoueur à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte !
85
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Pour pas mal de raisons, Bad Company 2 pourrait bien passer pour le négatif de son grand frère. En effet, alors que le premier opus nous offrait une campagne délirante en dépit de ses lacunes et un multi un peu léger, voilà que cette suite se contente d'un solo efficace et maîtrisé, mais qui ne laissera pas de souvenirs impérissables, avant de faire péter la baraque avec un redoutable multijoueur à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte !
85
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Pour pas mal de raisons, Bad Company 2 pourrait bien passer pour le négatif de son grand frère. En effet, alors que le premier opus nous offrait une campagne délirante en dépit de ses lacunes et un multi un peu léger, voilà que cette suite se contente d'un solo efficace et maîtrisé, mais qui ne laissera pas de souvenirs impérissables, avant de faire péter la baraque avec un redoutable multijoueur à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte !
83
WindowsGame Revolution
As a singleplayer experience, Bad Company 2 is mostly forgettable, which is a disappointment considering how entertaining the first game’s campaign was. Thankfully the multiplayer features are so polished and well designed that BC2’s shortcomings won’t matter in the slightest.
82
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een erg degelijke shooter die intensiteit en vernietigbaarheid hoog in het vaandel draagt. Voorwaar geen slecht gezelschap.
80
Xbox 360Xbox Gazette
Au final, Bad Company 2 s'écarte sensiblement de son aîné pour aller directement jouer sur les plates-bandes de Call of Duty avec une aventure plus scriptée, plus linéaire mais en contre partie plus intensive et immersive. De notre côté, on regrette le choix de DICE mais cela n'enlève en rien les qualités de ce titre avec des terrains de jeu très crédibles et surtout une partie mulitjoueur tout simplement excellente et addictive.
80
Xbox 360Blend Games
Bad Company 2 continues the Battlefield series' tradition of excellence in multiplayer action. DICE really needs to re-think their approach to single-player, though. The campaign fails to prepare players for the online experience and what's more, it fails to entertain. Perhaps Bad Company 3 will have a single-player mode that succeeds on those fronts but DICE might be better off just throwing all their energy into making the multiplayer as good as it can be. The multiplayer is clearly the star of the show here.
76
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
(Singleplayer score)
Die zerstörbare Umgebung macht auch in der Kampagne viel Freude, außerdem erzählt Dice die Story in zahlreichen kleinen Zwischensequenzen. Darin fehlt aber weitgehend der Humor des Vorgängers, stattdessen gibt's hier jede Menge genreübliches Pathos. Alles in allem also nur gehobenes Shooter-Mittelmaß.