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Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
This one pretty much signals the start of the great end-of-the-year game releases. A must have for fans of combat games, multiplayer games, and games in general.
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Game Captain
In welchem anderen Shooter kann man so viele Autos, Panzer, Boote, Flugzeuge und Hubschrauber steuern, wie in diesem Spiel? Durch den schnellen Spielfluss kommt eigentlich nie Langeweile auf. Battlefield 2 – Modern Combat bietet abwechslungsreiche Action auf hohem Niveau, vorausgesetzt man ist online. Der Enzelspielermodus stellt nämlich „nur“ ein, wenn auch gutes, Tutorial dar.
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PGNx Media
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a solid translation of the Battlefield series to consoles. It doesn’t quite recreate the experience perfectly but it does it well enough to make it a compelling purchase. The hot swap feature makes the singleplayer mode more fun, and of course, the hectic multiplayer battles are key to the series.
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4Players.de
Eine Warnung an alle Battlefield-Cracks: Mit dem PC-Vorbild hat die Konsolen-Variante neben den ewigen Ladezeiten nur das grundlegende Spielprinzip gemein – die Action selbst ist weitaus arcadiger! Und das ist gut so, denn dadurch gewinnt die Reihe ordentlich an Schwung: Ich mag das Belohnungssystem, ich mag die unkomplizierte Action – und ich mag vor allem den Singleplayermodus, der das Geballere in einem interessanten Rahmen hält und nicht einfach nur eine Map an die andere klatscht. Klar hat das Spiel mit der KI auch Nachteile: Die eigenen Kameraden trampeln recht forsch an die Front, die Gegner respawnen unschön, z.B. in einer Zone, die man Sekunden davor vollständig »befriedet« hat. Sei’s drum, das Missionsdesign ist gut, die Action fordernd. Online geht natürlich erst recht die Post ab, einfache Verbindung, gut umgesetzter Conquest-Modus. Die Battlefield-Serie hat die Konsolen-Feuertaufe mit Bravour bestanden!
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Worth Playing
With quite a few past and present shooters to choose from, it is hard to make a decision to focus on just one. SOCOM 3 is there for the more methodical crowd, Rainbow Six: Lockdown even more so. The upcoming Ghost Recon game seems promising, looking to be a better bet than previous titles in the series. But my bid goes towards Battlefield 2 – regardless of platform – because it is fast, fluid, mostly stable, and offers more fun than any military shooter I've played since Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. SOCOM 3 might still be better for you, but if single-player modes are of any importance, Battlefield 2 deftly takes the crown.
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IGN
Modern Combat is a great game. Strangely, it's not just a great multiplayer game. Battlefield on PC has never featured a particularly exhilarating singleplayer mode, or even a good one, so when Electronic Arts vowed to deliver the ultimate Battlefield experience for current generation consoles, it had to create a compelling solo mode. Boy did it ever!
84
Gamer Within
All of these factors make it hard to rate this game. On the one hand, it offers a fast-paced, visceral, and very satisfying multiplayer experience. On the other, the title offers a very hackneyed and uneven offline campaign, and even the inclusion of some cool mini-games cannot save it from censure on the part of most players. And so, we can only offer the following advice: If you have online capability, purchase it. If you do not, give this game a pass.
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Game Revolution
And if war is hell, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is fun as hell. It suffers from several obvious shortcomings, but accomplishes what only a week ago seemed impossible by providing console gamers with the full Battlefield experience. You've heard our call, now get out there and fight.
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JustPressPlay
To sum everything up, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a great game.If you've got your PS2 or Xbox hooked up online, then you definitelywant to pick up a copy of it, even if you're like me and usually don'tcare much for online games. At the very least, one should rent thisgame. However, if you don't have your system online, then skip it.Modern Combat is not a game worthy of its single player. The onlineplay is fun, and will offer you many hours of replay, making it a gameyou don't want to miss.
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FOK!games
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is geen simpele port van de PC-versie geworden. Het is duidelijk dat de ontwikkelaar hier veel tijd in heeft gestoken. Voor het eerst is er zelfs een waardige singleplayer-variant te spelen. In de singleplayer is men afgestapt van het Conquest-principe (vlaggen veroveren) en is er gekozen voor een missiegerichte variant. Een erg tof element hierin is het switchen tussen verschillende teamleden, wat in het heetst van de strijd een doorslaggevend element kan zijn. Ook de multiplayer zit prima in elkaar. De maps zijn goed uitgewerkt, er zijn weer tig medailles te verdienen en een hoop rangen om in te stijgen, plus het feit dat het aantal voertuigen ook niet mis is. Wie de game op de PC niet kan draaien kan dit spel gerust aanschaffen: je krijgt er gegarandeerde fun voor terug.
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GameZone
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for the PS2 is a massive online playground with just the right amount of toys to keep the action nicely addictive. While it does not resemble the PC games exactly, the action fits right at home on the consoles. The best part is that the single-player mode is also a nice distraction when you’re not battling it out online. Buy or rent, this is a game you might want to check out when you want to give SOCOM 3 a break.
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Gamesmania
Endlich hat es Battlefield auf Konsole geschafft. Die Entwickler haben das Gameplay gut an die Bedingungen auf Xbox und PS2 angepasst, das ganze Spiel läuft noch actionreicher und flotter als auf dem PC ab. Überraschend viel Spaß hatte ich mit dem Solomodus, der mit motivierendem Rängeaufstieg und abwechslungsreichen Einsätzen aufwartet. Online macht Battelfield 2 ohnehin viel Spaß, auch wenn die Karten kleiner und die taktische Tiefe geringer ausfallen als auf dem PC. Dass es letztlich nicht zu einem Award reicht liegt vor allem an den technischen Mängeln. Die Grafik ist nicht mehr als oberer Durchschnitt, die langen Ladezeiten furchtbar und die Steuerung extrem schwammig. Reine Konsolenzocker werden mit Battlefield 2 Modern Combat aber dennoch viel Spaß haben.
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Game Freaks 365
If you have online capabilities, then Battlefield 2 is an absolute MUST have. While there is a decent length campaign with mini-games, it won't keep you too interested for long. The multiplayer is all that makes it worth a purchase. If you don't plan to go online with this title, then you really shouldn't bother, unless it is just a rental.
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Cheat Code Central
There's a lot more to war than just moving about shooting at the enemy. Fortunately Battlefield 2 ignores that fact and gives us action junkies just what we crave.
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Club Skill
Online play, like I mentioned earlier, is fun. Although there isn’t a lot in terms of play modes, it still serves up a bountiful amount of well-spent pay time. Vehicles are featured, and rather encouraged. Shredding around in a dune buggy with a friend and fragging the living hell out of some dude a few thousand miles away has never been executed quite as well as it has in Modern Combat. Feel free to start a clan, join a clan, and chat with friends via the USB microphone, because it’s all here. In closing, I totally recommend this one. Whether it’s a rental or a purchase, pay Modern Combat a visit. It beckons you! The only problems I faced were annoying glitches and bugs. Even then, it deserves your attention.
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Futuregamez.net
It must be said that bringing this series to PS2 was a major risk. I had my doubts that Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions could pull this off but they have. It's not quite perfect, but if you're after a multi-player action fix due to the lack of SOCOM this year then this will fill the void. If you're not online the single player will also keep you busy for some time. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a very good title.
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Yahoo! Games
It's definitely a Trim Spa version of the absorbing, deeply time-devouring PC gem, but Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a solid, balanced action game that lets players fight the battle on their own slightly conceded terms. And of course, it has some moments of unintentional physics-based hilarity. If you're a gamer longing for the PC experience to be translated to your console, you've still got some waiting to do -- but once you accept the swapping function, you have a decidedly engaging theater of virtual war on your hands.
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Next Level Gaming
I came out of playing Battlefield 2: Modern Combat a little let down. I expected more from the single player than I got. Weapons upgrades and unlockables are cool, but a storyline that really doesn't go anywhere or suck you in, combined with lackluster computer AI bring the experience down. Almost like it's an afterthought. Especially in the wake of other war-based FPS's that have concentrated on storylines. But what saves this game is some kick-ass multiplayer. There are games that do multiplayer well, and this is one of them. But if you're looking for a single player game the likes of Brothers in Arms, you're not going to find it here.
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1UP
PC gamers already well-versed in the wily lures of Battlefield may be inclined to give you a smug smirk at the mention of a console version of the game. Don't let it bother you. About the time they see you there enjoying the single-player part of the game, that look will change into the familiar puppy-dog, "when's-it-my-turn-to-play" eyes as they plop down next to you on the couch. A few hours later, all will be in agreement: Battlefield 2: Modern Combat has successfully made the jump to console gaming.
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Game Informer Magazine
This is the first time this PC Series has appeared on consoles, and there's a natural reason for that. On the PC, this game thrives because of its online portion. For the consoles, however, you've got to make the single-player portion work in order to have a game with any depth or interest - since the vast majority of its players won't be online. But instead of giving you a single-player campaign that is indistinguishable from all the other video game soldiers out there, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat attempts to tap into its strengths to offer something a little different.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Malgré des problèmes évidents de finition (animation et I.A) et un mode multi bien moins passionnant qu'on aurait pu le croire, Battlefield 2 est vraiment un jeu digne du plus grand intérêt. Jouable, particulièrement réussi graphiquement, comportant de bonnes idées et surtout immersif, il surpasse bon nombre de FPS consoles pourtant plus emblématiques. BF2 réussit donc son entrée sur consoles avec un certain brio, même s'il est regrettable de ne pas avoir pu bénéficier d'un titre totalement fignolé. Dommage.
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Deaf Gamers
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat offers PlayStation 2 and Xbox owners the opportunity to experience a decent approximation of what PC gamers experience with Battlefield 2. I say this because in all honesty it's not quite the same but then again it was never going to be given the difference between the two platforms. Digital Illusions have done a very good job in tailoring the Battlefield experience to the PlayStation 2 though and the adjustments they've made actually work quite well. The single-player campaign isn't that great to be honest, but it's a good place to familiarise yourself with the game.
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Fragland.net
If you've got a PC and are looking for a Battlefield-experience on your favorite console, this being the PS2, then Battlefield 2: Modern Combat seems the logical choice. Don't be mistaken though, as both games have a lot of differences and on top of that, the console version doesn't come close to Battlefield 2 that currently is making waves in multiplayer. What exactly is different here and what you can expect, is what we'll tell you in this review.
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PSX Extreme
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is not a bad game, but it will certainly disappoint anyone that is expecting the PC experience on their PlayStation 2. The addition of hotswapping makes the campaign mode a pleasant diversion for a few hours, but after a while you're going to want to go online and you're probably going to be let down by the lack of gameplay modes and technical problems that EA is working on, but has yet to fix. If you've got the option, go with the outstanding PC version of Battlefield 2. If you don't, give this one a rental before paying full price - it might not be your cup of tea.
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GameSpot
It seems a little strange that Battlefield 2: Modern Combat should have the "2" in the title, given that this is the first Battlefield game to make an appearance on consoles. The game also, unfortunately, bears little resemblance to its superb namesake on the PC. While Modern Combat does offer some amount of charm with its highly produced interludes and its slick unit-switching mechanism, ultimately this multiplayer-focused military shooter falls short of its promise with design flaws in its campaign and clunky vehicle handling.
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Game Informer Magazine
If multiplayer PC gaming wasn't an option when Battlefield 2 came out, I guess this is an alternative. It's just not a very good one.
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Gamekult
Pour le premier épisode de sa série Battlefield sur console, Electronic Arts réussit là où Pandemic et LucasArts avaient plus ou moins échoué. Doté d'un mode solo pas inoubliable mais distrayant, le titre assure en effet l'essentiel en multijoueur en reprenant les bases d'un gameplay qui a largement fait ses preuves sur PC. Fluides et sans trop de lags, les parties s'enchaînent à douze contre douze et on prend un certain plaisir à semer la destruction aux commandes d'un char ou d'un hélico, malgré leur maniabilité assez moyenne. Evidemment, les joueurs sans connexion à leur disposition réfléchiront à deux fois avant de s'intéresser au titre, et ceux ayant déjà pratiqué sur PC n'auront aucune raison de l'essayer, mais les autres auraient bien tort de le laisser passer sans y jeter un oeil.
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DarkZero
Overall, a rather competent shooter but at the same time its samey missions and repetitive gameplay will lull you into an unwanted sleep. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat has a nice unique style going with the hot swapping feature which would lead you to think you’re in for something quite unique when really that’s where the uniqueness ends, the rest is a dull uninspiring trek from point A to point B, protecting point B then proceeding to point C before the mission ends. It fails to retain that much loved Battlefield 2 gameplay of the PC original. The lack of a medic class also removes what I consider to be one of the best parts of the PC original. Another ruined aspect is that of the vehicles, I have no idea how these things got through testing.
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GameSpy
As is the case with many titles that make the leap from PC to console, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat pales in comparison to the beloved PC games. On its own, however, the game is an enjoyable, if unspectacular, first-person shooter. The hotswap mechanic brings an interesting element into the mix, helping to make the single-player game a lot more fun than a lot of run-of-the-mill campaigns found in many shooters. Alas, the multiplayer mode doesn't quite live up to our lofty expectations, mainly due to the fact that there are only two gametypes, as well as an annoying abundance of network issues. Although the series' first foray onto consoles falls a bit short, the future looks promising.
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GamePro (US)
Modern Combat's one beautifully integrated innovation is "HotSwapping," the ability to leap behind the eyes of any combatant you can see at any moment. Hopping from soldier to soldier in the midst of battle may seem jarring, let alone jumping sides every few missions, but a high-speed traveling effect eases the transitions, and the result is a higher action quotient, as well as a greater appreciation for the intricacy of war in general, and the unenviable role of each individual in it in particular. Making this complexity accessible is where Battlefield 2: Modern Combat excels.
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Imperium Gier
Podsumowując powyższy tekst muszę stwierdzić, że komputerowy i konsolowy Battlefield 2 to dwie zupełnie różne gry. Spodziewałem się podobieństw między tymi tytułami, ale zostałem mile zaskoczony. Modern Combat ma jednak kilka niedoróbek i drobnych błędów, ale ogólnie można powiedzieć, że to ciekawa propozycja dla fanów strzelanek. Autorzy zastosowali w niej parę interesujących rozwiązań, dodali multiplayera (któremu jednak trochę brakuje do ideału...) i rozbudowali tryb dla samotnego gracza, czyniąc tytuł dość ciekawym produktem.
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Pro-G
If your online gaming is restricted to consoles, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat isn't a bad option. It lacks the insane large scale combat of the superior PC game and is more akin to something like Star Wars Battlefront, but if you find the right group of people, online matches can be a lot of fun. PlayStation 2 owners can find a better online experience in the latest SOCOM game and Xbox owners can go one better with Halo 2. A solid first effort at Battlefield on consoles, but next-gen versions will have to be significantly better.