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Battlefield 2142 (Windows)

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.9
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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95
Giery.eu
Podsumowując, Battlefield 2142 to pozycja, w której nie dopatrzyłem się w zasadzie żadnych minusów. Wiem, że nie ma gry idealnej i BF2142 z pewnością też nią nie jest, ale mój sentyment i stosunek do tej serii, każe mi patrzeć pozytywnie na wszystkie aspekty produkcji. Jeżeli szukasz strzelanki, do grania w trybie single, nowy BF (jak każdy zresztą poprzedni) nie jest dla Ciebie. Jeżeli natomiast szukasz wrażeń online - bez zbytniej przesady mogę polecić BF2142, jako najlepszą grę multiplayer dostępną obecnie na komputerach PC. Deklasuje on nawet kultowego Unreal Tournament. Jednym słowem - na najnowszą sieciową produkcję Dice nie ma mocnych, gorąco polecam.
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Eurogamer.de
Für sich betrachtet ist der neuste Battlefield-Ableger ein nahezu perfektes Spiel, das vor allem in seiner Kernkompetenz, dem Mehrspieler-Teil, erstklassig funktioniert. Trotzdem bin ich gespannt, wie die Fan-Gemeinde reagiert. Denn bei den Vorgängern stand trotz dem spielerischen Hintergrund, stets der reale Bezug im Vordergrund. Ob sich die Fan-Gemeinde an das Szenario gewöhnt, bleibt abzuwarten. Rein spielerisch ist Battlefield 2142 jedenfalls hervorragend.
90
Gamernode
As a new title, Battlefield 2142 holds its own. Even for those who didn,t like Battlefield 1942, Vietnam,orBattlefield 2, this may hold some key elements that seal the deal. The new vehicles and weapons seem fairly well balanced, and there don,t seem to be any obvious overpowered strategies so far. For a team-based shooter, you can,t do much better with what,s available today, and if you,re looking for a game to move your clan to, this may be what you,re looking for.
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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
If you’re looking for a fun first person shooter with plenty of options and a great example of how cooperative online play is really supposed to be, Battlefield 2142 is a great bet.
90
GameDaily
Half the world is frozen over, and it's time to fight over what's left. Battlefield 2142 delivers a sci-fi themed experience using the familiar Battlefield style. While the setting may have changed a bit, the overall gameplay hasn't. Veterans of previous games should have no trouble jumping right into the fray. Chief among the features found in 2142 are the updated kits, an in-game buddy list, futuristic vehicles (like the armored walker), and the all-new Titan mode. The assault on the Titan battle cruiser is extremely fast paced since resources are often stretched thin to cover all the offensive and defensive tactics.
89
PC Powerplay
Battlefield 2142 löst Teil 2 in meiner persönlichen Multiplayer-Hitliste ab. Weil ich lieber im Kampfroboter über Science-Fiction-Schlachtfelder stapfe, als in US-Uniform auf Terroristenjagd zu gehen. Weil es einen Riesenspaß macht, den gegnerischen Titan zu entern. Weil die neuen Klassen klasse sind. Endlich keine Aushilfsjobs mehr, jeder darf ran an den Feind! Zwar stoße ich mich noch an ein paar Ecken und Kanten. Allen voran am mangelnden Treffer-Feedback. Die meisten alten Spielspaß-Falten haben die Entwickler aber ausgebügelt und Battlefield 2142 so zum bislang rundesten, ausgefeiltesten Teil der Serie gemacht. Mir jedenfalls fallen nur noch kleine Verbesserungen für eventuelle Nachfolger ein. Hoffentlich kommen nicht wieder zig Mini-Addons.
89
PC Action
Gestatten, Titan-Modus: Die langerwartete Abwechslung zum überbeanspruchten Eroberungs-Modus aus den vergangenen Battlefield-Titeln ist da. Ja, es ist wirklich wahr, dass Digital Illusions endlich eine zusätzliche Spielvariante ausgetüftelt hat und die Spielergemeinde nicht mehr ausschließlich Jagd auf Flaggen macht. Vergangenen Monat durften wir uns anhand einer Ein-Level-Demo vom neuen Modus überzeugen. Ende August war es soweit. Europas Journalisten, darunter die Battlefield-Götter aus der PC ACTION-Redaktion, legten Hand an das zu 99 Prozent fertige Battlefield 2142.
89
GameStar (Germany)
Eigentlich sagt mir das Szenario von Battlefield 2142 längst nicht so zu wie das des Vorgängers. Aber nur dadurch konnte Dice so viele coole Upgrades wie Tarnanzüge, Selbstschussanlagen und dergleichen einbauen. Doch wichtige Grundausstattung zum beförderungspflichtigen Upgrade zu machen, das ist ja nun wirklich dämlich. Wenn man die allerdings erstmal zusammen hat, wird das Spiel super. Und weil mich die schnellen Beförderungen, vielen Upgrades und das verbesserte Teamspiel motivieren, gebe ich Battlefield 2142 eine Chance.
88
Gamezoom
Schon Battlefield 2 konnte mich, dank des Rangsystemes, monatelang an den Monitor fesseln, doch der neuste BF-Teil wird mich noch länger in seinen Bann ziehen, denn derzeit gibt es keinen Multiplayer-Shooter der so viel Spaß macht und gleichzeitig motiviert. Dank des überarbeiteten Rangsystems und der zahlreichen Upgrades hat das Spiel „Suchtpotenzial“ und der neue Titan-Modus passt perfekt in das Spielflair hinein. Zwar haben die Entwickler nur zehn Maps dem Game gegönnt, doch diese sind dafür perfekt strukturiert und taktisch gesehen ein Traum. Einzig der überstarke Mech und die „zusammengefassten“ Klassen machen uns etwas Sorgen, doch vielleicht (zumindest im Fall des „Walker“) hilft der kommende Patch etwas.
88
Game Chronicles
Whether it’s the single player fighting to hone your skills or the all out fun of the online multiplayer the game is still the same but a lot more intense and fun. Battlefield 2142 is more of a mod of the very well made Battlefield 2, but still a must for online gamers. The action is better and the fun is just what any would be hero can ask for online or in the single player mode. Battlefield 2142 is a great game with excellent graphics; really intense multiplayer combat action and some well designed and balanced gameplay.
87
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Battlefield 2142 is een waardig opvolger voor Battlefield 2. Op de geweldige Titan mode en enkele upgrades hier en daar na, lijkt het echter een ietwat gemoderniseerde en opgepoetste versie van diezelfde Battlefield 2. Een voldoende voor originaliteit dus, maar een tien voor online multiplayershooterplezier.
87
PC Games (Germany)
Es ist kalt, bitterkalt. Eine sechsköpfige Einheit der EU kämpft sich wacker durchs dichte Schneetreiben zu einem unbewachten Raketensilo in der weißrussischen Hauptstadt Minsk. Routiniert hackt sich der Trupp in das Computersystem und aktiviert den Countdown - die Uhr tickt! Jetzt heißt es wachsam sein, denn sollte es tatsächlich gelingen, das Geschoss auf den Titanen der verfeindeten Pan-Asien-Koalition abzufeuern, würden dessen Schutzschilde kollabieren und man könnte die Invasion aufs Mutterschiff starten.
87
JagoGame.com
Melanjutkan perjalanan serial game Battlefield yang dimulai dari Battlefield 1942, yang berseting pada perang dunia ke-2 hingga Battlefield 2, yang berseting pada perang modern. DICE Stockholm kembali menghadirkan Battlefield selanjutnya yaitu Battlefield 2142, yang mengisahkan tentang perang masa depan. Tepatnya pada tahun 2142, di mana bumi telah mengalami perubahan yang sangat besar dengan seluruh wilayah hampir tertutup es. Pada seri ini menyertakan dua fraksi yang dapat digunakan, yaitu American – European Alliance (EU) dan Pan Asian Coalition (PAC). Kedua fraksi tersebut akan saling bertempur hebat untuk memenangkan tempat terakhir di Bumi yang belum tertutupi oleh es.
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PC Gamer
Limiting the game to two factions (EU and PAC) and only two aerial vehicles (no fighter planes, either) gives me the impression that EA plans to release more sides and units in upcoming booster packs. Battlefield 2142 lays the groundwork for fresh life in the series, but the advances are more evolutionary than revolutionary – at least as much as warfare can evolve in 136 years.
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Gamesmania
Als alter Battlefield-Vetaran hatte ich mich eigentlich sehr auf Battlefield 2142 gefreut – die vielen Features und zahlreichen Upgrades klangen ausgesprochen vielversprechend. Und im Spiel funktionieren sie auch bestens. Dennoch bin ich etwas enttäuscht: Die eisigen Endzeit-Schlachtfelder lassen einfach keine richtige Atmosphäre aufkommen. Die Hochspannung von Battlefield 2, wenn man sich auf einer Südseeinsel mit seinem Scharfschützengewehr im Busch versteckt und hofft, dass einen der vorbeirumpelnde Panzer nicht sieht – das fehlt im technisch-abstrakten Geschehen von Battlefield 2142.
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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Familiar territory it may be, but for my money Battlefield 2142 is second only to Battlefield 2 in terms of high quality online FPS games. It’s well worth the purchase.
86
Fragland.net
With Battlefield 2142, DICE has again a top game in their hands thanks to the new Titan mode! The amount of action you get poured over you is incredible. "Intense" is the word! Another good move from the Swedish devs is the keeping of weapons that shoot bullets instead of lasers which gives the game a specific atmosphere that leaves a certain feeling of credibility. All in all I do see BF2142 compete with Quake Wars although we do have to wait until that title arrives in stores to do a decent comparisong.
85
Game Informer Magazine
As with all primarily online games, the biggest determinant over your enjoyment of Battlefield 2142 will be the crowd that you play with. A good server with friendly, teamwork-oriented players (yes, they do exist) can be one of the best places to hang out and have some fun on the whole Internet. Conversely, playing with a bunch of teamkilling cheaters is even less entertaining than the game’s bare-bones single-player mode. Trust me – it’s well worth the effort to find a group of like-minded players to frag with.
85
JustPressPlay
In the end, it is a very fun online shooter. Don’t even hope tohave fun with single player, it is exactly like BF2. 16 player mapsonly with bots that aren’t too smart. If you get this game, plan onplaying online. That’s where all the fun is at.
85
Gameslave UK
I wanted to bitch about Battlefield 2142, I really did. See, I'm one of the army of Battlefield fans that has been so disappointed with how Battlefield 2 progressed, or not as you might say. Numerous bugs and questionable game-play features added in patches blighted what I once considered to be the best multiplayer PC FPS game in existence. The launch of a full sequel using more or less the same engine barely 18 months after Battlefield 2's release is not what hardened FPS players expect either and has no doubt clouded the views of many of us. As it is Battlefield 2's community has been shrinking rapidly and now its sequel has arrived, that's only accelerating; for a game that's only eighteen months or so old and had such a massive following, that's a crying shame. Don't get me wrong, it's still popular but the community is not the behemoth it once was.
85
ActionTrip
Bottom line is I had loads of fun playing BF 2142 in multiplayer. The evolution of the series may not have taken the direction, or has been carried out to the extent that I hoped it would (what about some sort of proper exo-skeleton for the Assault Class?), but there are things about it that I find very appealing (like the enhanced RPG element and the class changes in general).
84
Gamer Within
Despite these shortfalls, Battlefield 2142 remains a solid game at its core. While the mechanics and graphics may frustrate, there is no denying that the gameplay is frantic, strategic, and as fun as always. The new Titan mode is a very welcome addition to the blend, and the incorporation of entities like Mechs certainly boost the value of the overall package. If you are eagerly looking for more of the same as Battlefield 2, but with a twist, this new title from DICE will please. If you require a more significant evolution, then stick it out until we see what is coming down the pipe next.
84
IGN
Overall Battlefield 2142, even with the look and feel of a well polished mod, is a pretty worthy addition to the franchise, even with the price tag. There's something missing that's hard to really figure out. Some of the Battlefield magic just isn't quite there. That's not to say there isn't fun to be had, it's just almost like the game is taking itself too seriously. That said, the addition of Titan mode is certainly welcome to those of us that were clamoring for objective-based play. The changes to unlocks are definitely interesting and come out looking better after a longer time playing the game thanks to quicker progression through the ranks. Now they just need to get the stat reporting to work correctly and players can have more fun playing with their new gadgets. Most importantly, team play has been preserved and even made more advantageous.
83
Game Revolution
So technology can’t fix every problem we’ve seen in the past, but it is good for some giant airships, cool hats, and intense firefights. And really, they had us at the hats. While Battlefield 2142 could stand to remind us a little less of Battlefield 2, its awesome technology has shown us a future worth paying for and dying in.
83
GamingExcellence
Despite the patch needed on release day, BF 2142 has been a mostly smooth play experience. The game is rock solid and balanced so that experienced gamers and new players can get the hang of the game and soon be hooked on the action and teamwork it brings while working towards that next unlock.
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Deaf Gamers
If you’re a fan of the Battlefield series then there’s no question you’re going to enjoy Battlefield 2142. The experience is pretty much the same as it was in Battlefield 2, which is no bad thing, and if you’ve played that game you’ll feel pretty much at home with Battlefield 2142 immediately. In fact you could even argue that this could have been an expansion given the similarities between the games and it definitely feels like more of a sidestep rather than a step forward. Battlefield fans will love it of course and essentially that’s all that matters. It’s just a shame the developers couldn’t have been a bit more imaginative about the future.
82
Games Master
The real change is the addition of Titan Mode, which is tremendous fun; scrambling to take down the shields of the enemy's giant flying base, then boarding it, blowing it and escaping is brilliant. Nevertheless, this isn't quite the online revolution we were hoping for. But it's still lovely.
81
YouGamers
BF2142 is a tough game to score, because in its own right it can stand up to most of the competition. For many owners of BF2, it is bound to be a letdown, and does not represent nearly the same value for money. However, Titan mode and multiplayer game enhancing tweaks and perks alone make the game a lot of fun to play, if you give it a chance. Northern Strike, the first expansion, will come with another new game mode called "Conquest Assault Lines", potentially making it better than all BF2's expansions put together. If you're new to Battlefield, BF2142 is without doubt the best place to start. Hopefully it is also the swansong for DICE's old warhorse engine, and we'll see bigger and better things in the future.
81
GameSpot
When you get down to it, Battlefield 2142 is a solid entry in the series, as it feels like a slightly more refined version of its popular predecessor. Aside from the new Titan mode, there's not a lot new here, though, so this doesn't feel anywhere quite like the leap that Battlefield 2 represented from its predecessors--it's more akin to what Battlefield: Vietnam was to Battlefield 1942. Still, if you're looking for more multiplayer mayhem, it's hard not to recommend Battlefield 2142.
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games xtreme
I think Battlefield 2142 is bringing enough to make it worth playing. All the new unlocks, and extras to good teamwork surely make it interesting. But it is hard to say whether it is better than it's siblings. Once in a while I long back to flying in the old WWII planes, and being the captain on a battleship. And maybe in a couple of months I will start Battlefield 2 for a couple of games. For now I am hooked. I just hope that the annoying issues will be taken care of, starting with the soon expected second patch. That would make it even a better game.
80
TTGamer
Battlefield 2142 is an interesting move for the series and DICE have done well to keep the quality of this series going. While it is probably not as good as Battlefield 2, it's very hard to top what is seen as the number one multiplayer game. Those upgrading will find more of the same and we don't expect 2142 to have the same or greater impact Battlefield 2 had on the gaming landscape.
80
Play Magazine
The initial phase of the Battlefield 2142 review session was a brutal affair, as a ravaging pack of EA clan testers provided a live boot camp to remember. Is there a draft in here? I thought to myself after a particularly nasty round in the Tunis Harbor map, along the billowy Mediterranean Sea. My skull had been ventilated by another trail of angry SMG bullets. Eventually I fell into the groove and climbed the kill list, building up persistent stats and unlocking new combat gear and gadgets, all while observing a squad-based multiplayer shooter that feels like a futuristic Battlefield 2 update. Digital Illusions’ BF 2142 shares its brethren’s expertly distilled multiplayer first-person action and the new Titan mode instantly separates it from its peers.
80
UOL Jogos
"Battlefield 2142" está longe de representar uma revolução para a série, mas o estilo de jogo persistente, com a evolução dos personagens e os itens para destravar, somados ao Titan Mode e à atmosfera futurista, transformam-no em uma adição bem-vinda à série, com uma vida útil suficiente para divertir por um bom tempo.
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Game Over Online
Battlefield 2142 made up a lot of its own fiction with an ice age in the year 2142 dividing the remaining inhabitants on Earth between a Russian led Pacific Asian Coalition (PAC) and the European Union. It seems unrealistic to count the Americans out but that's how it is. I enjoyed the little blurbs before each map talking about the PAC and EU wars but I found it restrictive that the EU is fated to retreat. If the battle's results could determine what the next map should be, that would have been better. I was fascinated enough to want to know more but a multiplayer only game offers only so much to tell the story. Are PC gamers ready for another Battlefield? From what I saw in the online population, it's very likely Battlefield 2142 will be met with success. The question is will it be wild runaway success or a muted one. Until history can answer that, you'll have some decent Battlefield action on your hands with a shiny new wrinkle in the Titan mode to play online with your buddies.
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Playfuls
Shortly put, Battlefield 2142 introduces itself as a successor capable of turning heads (in this case, to keep the servers full). A decent game, sabotaged by a few uninspired design choices, and a content that "craves" for more, because we have to admit, the series still suffers from conservationism, despite the new temporal horizon. In the end, we're left with one question: where will the digital steps carry the franchise's future, after the inherent exhaustion of resources invested in add-ons production, and since the script of a possible end of humankind has already been presented? I believe that it's best to stay on our toes.
80
VGcore
My advice? If you are a die-hard Battlefield fan then there is no stopping you, you’ll be buying this game. Everyone else who find themselves enjoying Battlefield 2? Stay there. Except for a poorly applied new coat of paint and one cool new mode, Battlefield 2142 doesn’t offer up too much new stuff. Battlefield 2 Vietnam anyone?
80
DarkZero
Problems aside 2142 is a fine addition to any PC gamer’s library and a fine example of a war-themed first person shooter that isn’t set in World War 2! If DICE can fix the bugs the lag and release some reasonably priced expansions it could be even better than Battlefield 2.
80
Deeko
With some new additions and a kick ass new multiplayer mode, it really is up to the player to decide. While I feel the forced replay feature tied in with unlocking weapons is a cheap way to extend the game time, others may find that portion right up their alley. But again, if you have a tight knit squad, it won't matter because you'll be playing until all hours anyway. Just remember to turn off the air condition and refrigerator before you boot up the game, for you'll need all the power you can get.
80
Bit-Tech
All in all then I have to say I enjoyed playing Battlefield 2142 despite it not being too dissimilar from Battlefield 2. Nothing too ambitious has been attempted, and the few changes that have been made have improved the game. You can pick it up for £24.99 from Play, well worth a buy but don't expect a world of difference.
80
FZ
Dice förnekar sig inte, de har än en gång byggt ett kompetent stycke onlinekrig. Det nya spelläget är en viktig nyhet, som även om den inte kommer tysta kritiken om "kommersiell modifikation" helt är tillräckligt bra för att göra serien intressant. Synd bara att det inte blev mer av det hela. För få banor och stora likheter med föregångaren hindrar betyget från att segla upp i topp. Likväl, Battlefield 2142 är kul och välgjort. Men det släcker inte nyfikenheten på Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.
80
GotNext
Unlike Madden with its mandatory yearly roster update there’s really no reason for longtime Battlefield fans to pick this game up unless they’re actively looking for a change in scenery. Everyone else should be right at home jumping into what is still the best online team-based first-person shooter you can play on the PC. Just make sure you download the newest patch before diving in.
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3DAvenue
Battlefield 2142 is an interesting move for the series and DICE have done well to keep the quality of this series going. While it is probably not as good as Battlefield 2, it's very hard to top what is seen as the number one multiplayer game. Those upgrading will find more of the same and we don't expect 2142 to have the same or greater impact Battlefield 2 had on the gaming landscape.
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Yahoo! Games
Now in its fourth iteration, the Battlefield series, which started with Battlefield 1942, jumps into the far future. A new ice age is ravaging the planet and the major powers have consolidated into the EU (European) and PAC (Russian) forces. Both sides are fighting for control over what little hospitable land is presumably left. Sure, the story's on the thin side, but no one plays Battlefield for its single-player mode or epic tales. We play because it offers massive, team-based, first-person shooter action, and Battlefield 2142 continues to deliver just that.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Battlefield 2142 biedt geen wereldschokkende veranderingen, maar genoeg voor uren en uren online knalplezier.
76
Imperium Gier
Jedno nowemu Battlefieldowi trzeba przyznać – posiada ogromną grywalność. Bez wątpienia wpływ na to ma system odblokowywania ulepszeń, odznak, jak i ciekawy nowy tryb Tytana. Równie ważnym aspektem jest położenie większego nacisku na grę drużynową, bowiem nawet po kilku godzinach ciągłej zabawy ma się ochotę do niej powrócić. Mimo średniej i „tekturowej” już grafiki czy niemal 60% wtórności, produkt ten przykuwa do komputera.
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PC Player (Denmark)
Ligesom Battlefield Vietnam blev kaldt Battlefield 1.5, er dette spil Battlefield 2.5. Det skorter dog ikke på underholdning, og alene det nye Titan Mode er næsten det hele værd. I hvert fald når spillerne får taktikken på plads.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Immersif, diffusant un vrai plaisir sur le long terme et disposant d'un environnement graphique de qualité, le titre d'EA avait tout pour devenir un jeu d'exception. Il devra se contenter du statut de meilleur FPS de masse de ces derniers mois, remplaçant aisément ses aînés Battlefield 1942 et Vietnam (tout en étant sans doute moins fun que ce dernier), ce qui n'est déjà pas si mal. La raison de ce retrait réside dans le relatif manque de variété du soft et surtout dans ses carences au niveau de l'innovation. Malgré la qualité de cette série, il serait peut-être temps d'apporter vraiment du sang neuf. En tout cas j'y retourne, j'ai un Titan sur le feu.
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GamePro (US)
It won't blow your mind, but Battlefield 2142 is a solid online shooter with an enormous fan base and plenty of servers. So what's not to like? The lack of major gameplay evolution, for one. Jittery vehicle controls (why can't Battle Walkers strafe?) and an awkward, slow-loading menu interface are others gripes that spring to mind. We're also hoping that EA and DICE will release more maps soon to boost the ones already available. But these imperfections won't stop most online warriors from logging on. That's because Battlefield, in its best moments, is one of the most perfect and pure online experiences around. It's too bad 2142 isn't a major evolution over the titles that came before it but it's entertaining enough, and as the old saying goes, you shouldn't look a gift hovertank in the mouth.
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Gameguru Mania
The game itself has its ups and downs. The new Titan mode is a great change of pace from the classic Conquest mode of the previous Battlefield titles (I find myself playing it exclusively), but fighting inside a Titan can be glitchy at times. The game comes with plenty of unlockable weapons and gadgets to keep you busy for a while. If you have $50 to spare, and like Battlefield 2, you should probably give this a try - but first try the demo!
75
Game Critics
For a good long while I was looking for the right compound word to use to describe this game. After consulting with my friends and family, town elders, and unnameable things that live in the outer walls of a madman’s imagination, I settled on one: Review-Proof. Battlefield 2142 is made for people who played Battlefield 2, which was made for people who played the Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942, which was made by people who played Battlefield 1942, for people who played Battlefield 1942. Okay, that got a little complicated towards the end there, but that incoherence serves to illustrate my point—this isn’t a game for newcomers or the uninitiated. So what’s the point in reviewing it?
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FiringSquad
Battlefield 2142 was clearly made in a short amount of time compared to Battlefield 2 and we certainly can understand that gamers will feel some hesitation in paying $50 for a game that on the surface doesn’t look or feel that much different than the previous title. However, hardcore Battlefield fans who spend hours online every day will find a lot to like in this new entry in the series and it’s mighty hard to resist the addictive gameplay formula that this game continues. Your final decision on whether or not to pick this game up now entirely depends on how much of a fan you are of this series as a whole. If you are a huge fan this is a must buy. If not you may want to wait a bit until the inevitable price drop or special sale offer. To be truthful, Titan mode is really the only significant addition to the game. This could just as easily have been an expansion pack for Battlefield 2, featuring Titan.
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Play.tm
Ignoring the annoying so-called 'geographically appropriate' ads , Battlefield 2142 is a title bound to please fans of the series, of which this is the fourth installment. Though newcomers might at first feel a little overwhelmed, there's enough enjoyment to be had for anyone who can overcome the rather 'in at the deep end' difficulty curve. That, as well as the occasional server blip shouldn't be enough to put you off, especially if you've ever wanted to be responsible for the future of the world's food supply. Hungry for a bit of Battlefield, anyone?
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
It's easy to be downbeat with BF2142, which makes it worth reiterating that it's built around the core of one of the genuine great games. In fact, at its best, BF2142 is entirely on par with it, with some uniquely brilliant moments of its own: being propelled through the sky in a drop-pod, the warzone spread out before you like a bloody tapestry; stalking between buildings in the turret of a walker, scanning for targets; or even, on foot, following one of these mechanical beasts, and - for a moment - actually feeling like you're in some strange war in the future. But, when you come down from a battle, you find yourself with more questions and nagging doubt than lasting elation. Battlefield 2142 may be a glimpse of the future of games. I'm just not sure that I like it.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Doit-on craquer pour Battlefield 2142 ? Le nouvel épisode futuriste de DICE n’est dans les faits qu’un énorme mod, extrêmement bien réalisé, certes, mais qui n’innove en rien ou presque par rapport à BF 2. Malgré tout, l’ambiance est belle et bien présente et réussie. Pour ceux qui n’ont jamais touché à du Battlefield, foncez ! Pour les autres, sachez que BF 2142 n’apporte aucune révolution au genre, mais qu’il réussit le pari d’accrocher.
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Gamekult
Un an à peine après la sortie de son aîné, Battlefield 2142 ne révolutionne pas vraiment la série créée par Digital Illusions, en reprenant sans vergogne une majeure partie de son gameplay. Malgré l'univers futuriste du titre, on contrôle donc de la même manière les différents véhicules proposés, on mène l'assaut de façon identique sur les points de contrôle et les sensations sont peu ou prou les mêmes, souris en main ; le jeu reste efficace et bien fun à pratiquer, mais cette trop grande similitude sur le fond et un peu sur la forme pourra en agacer certains. Heureusement, l'ajout du très bon mode Titan et le système d'upgrades à débloquer, original et prenant à défaut d'être totalement pertinent, donneront même aux vétérans de quoi se passionner pour la série quelques mois encore... en attendant un éventuel Battlefield 3, plus fourni, on l'espère en nouveautés.
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Maximum PC
Battlefield games have always offered fantastic action, as long as you can get past the bugs, crashes, and craptacular server browser that makes it hard to find a game with your pals. And none of that has changed with the latest version, Battlefield 2142. The game is still buggy, the client and servers still crash frequently, and the server browser still leaves much to be desired. On top of that, EA has added a whole host of goofy in-game ads, which further distract from the gaming experience. Still, despite the litany of flaws, the game is a ton of fun to play.
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2404.org PC Gaming
2142 is not a bad game – it’s got lots of bugs, balance issues, and other idiosyncrasies, but it’s not bad. My only issue with it, honestly, is that DICE hasn’t really made an effort to change anything substantial about the game in five years.