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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

BC2 is the first Battlefield game since 2142 to not suck, but it still feels diluted. Kadath Bird (706) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
At least they tried. dreamstealer (146) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

Our Users Say

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 3.7
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 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (25 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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DarkZero
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.
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ZTGameDomain
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.
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OMGN: 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.
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Cheat 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.
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Atomic 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.
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GameTrailers
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.
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PCActu
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.
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videogamer.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
Gameplanet
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.
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GameSpy
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.
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Game 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.
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ActionTrip
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.
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CPU 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.
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ComputerGames.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
Cheat 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.
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AusGamers
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.
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GameSpot
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.
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GameStar (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.
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Gamers.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.
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2404.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.
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GamersGlobal
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.
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4Players.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.
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IGN
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.
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PC 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.
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PC 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.
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Mana 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.
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Jeuxvideo.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
Game 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.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een erg degelijke shooter die intensiteit en vernietigbaarheid hoog in het vaandel draagt. Voorwaar geen slecht gezelschap.
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GameStar (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.