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Battlefield 2

aka: BF2

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UOL Jogos ( )

Em meio a uma época na qual criatividade e originalidade estão sob questionamento no universo do entretenimento eletrÎnico, "Battlefield 2" consegue algo, no mínimo, raro: enquanto continuação de uma série consagrada, consegue implementar inovaçÔes razoåveis que, ao mesmo tempo, agradam fãs antigos e corrigem falhas de seus antecessores, sendo capaz de conquistar novos adeptos.

Jul 1st, 2005 · Windows · read review

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (10 out of 10)

It's hard to stop playing this one. That's its only true weakness. If you have lots of time to spare, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more pleasant time waster.

Dec 27th, 2005 · Windows · read review

GameSpy ( )

Battlefield: Vietnam was a competent enough follow-up, but it didn't feel like enough of an upgrade -- it had plenty of rough edges and never caught fire the way the original game did. Now EA and DICE are back, looking to refresh the franchise with a full-on sequel -- Battlefield 2 -- that improves on the original game in almost every way. Although we have our nitpicks, this is the next must-have for PC gamers.

Jun 17th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Computer Gaming World (CGW) ( )

It might take months to say for sure, but so far, BF2’s rock-paper-scissors science seems sound—more so than stealth-heavy Vietnam’s hide-and-seek, and maybe even more so than 1942’s groundbreaking balance. This is warfare in an age of camera-guided hardware, but if developer DICE has learned a lesson with its iterations of the series, it’s that hands-on know-how has to have its place, that too much “automatic” makes war hell instead of the helluva good time we all want. And it shows. Buggies slide sideways around corners, and gunships dart and fire down into the fray—wheeled or winged, vehicles here handle with finesse. But as with 1942’s tricky Messerschmitts, mastering them takes more than an explanation of what does what. It takes skill and a sixth sense to know what works and when. It takes practice, and I’m only too happy to have more.

Sep 2005 · Windows

Hooked Gamers (9.9 out of 10)

It's an ultimate first-person shooter/combat simulator experience and if you're into that, you're gonna love this.

Sep 7th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Game Chronicles (9.7 out of 10)

Much like the real military, Battlefield 2 is not just a game, it’s a way of life. There is no doubt that thousands of gamers are going to immerse themselves in this game to all new extremes and it will literally become their career. You’re going to have that one guy who wants to be the best commander of all time and another who aspires to be a medic or pilot. The ranking and reward system encourages dedicated and extended gameplay, not only with new weapons, but with global scoreboards on special ranked servers, so you can find out who the best of the best is. But when it comes to multiplayer military games, Battlefield 2 is going to hold the top honors for a long time to come.

Aug 15th, 2005 · Windows · read review

XGP Gaming (9.6 out of 10)

I’m more of a console gamer and have never really gotten into the other Battlefield games or playing PC games online period. Battlefield 2 has changed that for me. The game is so much fun to play and has kept me playing through the early hours of the morning on many occasions. When people get together and play as a team, the game truly shines. Battlefield 2 is the ultimate package. You’ve got gorgeous visuals, excellent gameplay and superb sound. What’s not to like? The game is a blast online and will keep gamers coming back for more for many months to come. What are you waiting for? Suit up soldier, you’re shipping out!

Sep 5th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Imperium Gier (9.4 out of 10)

Czy warto wydać kasę na zakup Battlefielda 2? Po zwaĆŒeniu plusĂłw i minusĂłw ƛmiem stwierdzić, ĆŒe tak, tak i jeszcze raz tak! To jedna z najciekawszych sieciowych strzelanin, jakie są obecnie dostępne na rynku, a dla wielu, wielu z Was z pewnoƛcią okaĆŒe się wƂaƛnie tą najlepszą. Dzięki postawieniu na grę druĆŒynową i dobremu systemowi komunikacji tytuƂ ma potencjaƂ, zapewne przyciągnie masę ludzi, powstanie wiele nowych klanĂłw. MoĆŒna to spokojnie wywnioskować z liczby grających na serwerach, ktĂłre mimo swej ogromnej iloƛci są często przepeƂnione.

Jul 11th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Gameguru Mania (94 out of 100)

Despite some serious issues with the internet play, some bugs and problems, and long loading times, Battlefield 2 is an awesome game that you should definitely buy if you have the right computer for it. And if you don't have the computer for it, upgrade your old one so you can play this game! :)

Jul 2nd, 2005 · Windows · read review

PC Gamer (94 out of 100)

Battlefield 2 is a testament to the series' continuing excellence in multiplayer gaming. It's finely tuned maps and balanced gameplay prove that you can improve on perfection. We've had so much fun with this game so far, and we know that you will, too. Welcome to duty.

Aug 2005 · Windows

GameStar (Germany) (93 out of 100)

Kommandeure kĂ€mpfen nicht selbst, Kommandeure lassen kĂ€mpfen. Und so hatte Dice den Commander-Modus zunĂ€chst angekĂŒndigt. Aber welcher Baller-Freund hĂ€tte schon freiwillig den reinen Strategen gespielt? Stattdessen stĂŒrze ich mich jetzt als Commander mitten in die Schlacht. So macht Befehligen Spaß. Und durch das Belohnungssystem spuren meine MĂ€nner sogar – denn jeder ist heiß auf Extra-Waffen und Orden. Dass Dice nicht verraten will, wie die aussehen, kann ich sogar verstehen. Die besten Waffen in World of WarCraft sind ja auch noch geheim. Apropos: Das liegt bei mir erstmal auf Halde – ich kehre zurĂŒck zu meinen Shooter-UrsprĂŒngen.

Jun 2005 · Windows

GameSpot (9.3 out of 10)

The best thing that we can say about Battlefield 2 is that even when it's at its worst, it can still be as much fun as its illustrious predecessors. However, when you experience Battlefield 2 like it's meant to be played, with everyone working together and using real-time voice chat, the game quickly becomes unlike anything else that you've played before. When it's at its best, Battlefield 2 elevates online gaming to whole new heights. Put simply, this is a thrilling and revolutionary game that just has to be played to be believed.

Jun 20th, 2005 · Windows · read review

GameWatcher / Strategy Informer (9.3 out of 10)

All in all, despite a few problems with lag and a buggy patch, Battlefield 2 has improved tremendously from earlier games in the series, particularly Battlefield Vietnam. The game’s new Squad and Commander features alone are worth the upgrade. If you find a group of good, organized players all using VOIP, you’ll wonder how you ever did and do without it in other games.

Aug 22nd, 2005 · Windows · read review

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (93 out of 100)

Als je een Battlefield 2-sessie speelt zoals het game gespeeld moet worden - met goed samenwerkende teams en een vlotte stemcommunicatie - dan is dit ontegensprekelijk het beste game in zijn genre van het moment.

Jun 22nd, 2005 · Windows · read review

Game Informer Magazine (9.25 out of 10)

While some of the maps could certainly be better, most are good, and the balance of the kits this round is fantastic. If you have an internet connection and a computer that can play this game on any level, I highly recommend it. Easily the best PC game of the first half of 2005.

Aug 2005 · Windows

Game Informer Magazine (9.25 out of 10)

EA and Swedish developer DICE teamed up in 2002 to bring Battlefield 1942 into the world, and the game quickly garnered a huge following with its revolutionary team-based online FPS action. Since then, many titles have tried to replicate the Battlefield formula with varying success. DICE has now unleashed the true sequel (let us never speak of Battlefield Vietnam again), and it’s clear that the master has returned to the house. The additions in Battlefield 2 fit like a glove over the enthralling gameplay, and easily make this title the online game of choice for the modern warfare-minded.

Aug 2005 · Windows · read review

FOK!games (92 out of 100)

Het enige punt van kritiek is dan ook op de server browser. Deze werkt gewoon niet goed en kan dermate irritatie opwekken. Wie gewoon even snel een potje online wilt spelen is soms minutenlang bezig met het zoeken naar een goede server. De browser blijft vaak hangen en je kunt geen favoriete servers aanvinken. De gerankeerde servers zitten constant vol, dus wie puur voor een hoge wereldwijde rang wil spelen kan vaak niet eens spelen. Desondanks is Battlefield 2 simpelweg gezegd de leukste multiplayershooter op dit moment en zal dat de komende tijd nog zeker blijven.

Jun 23rd, 2005 · Windows · read review

Gamezoom (92 out of 100)

Battlefield 2 ist sicher das Sommerhit-Game schlecht weg hin. Schon Battlefield 1942 hat uns etliche Stunden
Wochen an den Monitor gefesselt und BF 2 schafft das ein weiters Mal. Battlefield 2 wird vor allem in der eSport-Szene fĂŒr Aufsehen sorgen, denn sĂ€mtliche Feature angefangen vom Commander Modus und dem Squadsystem schreien förmlich nach Clanwars. Aber nicht nur spielerisch hat Battlefield 2 alles zu bieten was ein gutes Game ausmacht, sondern auch die Grafik ist Top aktuell. Der Sound passt perfekt zum Geschehen und die Physik wirkt extrem realistisch, aber nicht zu ĂŒbertrieben wie bei anderen Actiongames. Das einzige wirkliche Manko ist die hohe Hardwareanforderung

Jun 27th, 2005 · Windows · read review

GameZone (9.2 out of 10)

Finally it's here the long anticipated title Battlefield 2 has been flying off the shelves, and I have to admit it was worth the wait. It is obvious that the developers heard the cries of the gaming community and brought us a modern day wartime FPS that is sure to leave a smile on any gamer's face.

Jul 27th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Gamer Within (9.2 out of 10)

In conclusion, it must be said that very few other games capture the visceral feel of being part of a large modern battle like this game does. Sound effects, graphical effects, and excellent squad mechanics all immerse you into the Battlefield world with deadly precision. The chaos of war really comes across as you sprint across the street, dodging .50 cal bullets, while trying to line up on the enemy sniper, watching your tank take out an enemy APC
 and then get blown to bits by a fighter streaking overhead. Moreover, that can all be in about 15-20 seconds.

Aug 2nd, 2005 · Windows · read review

Subsim (92 out of 100)

Battlefield 2, the third in EA’s Battlefield series, tries to craft a workable way to meld a loose association of far-flung gamers into an effective fighting team. The overall Battlefield experience is good, very good, but anticlimactic.

Jul 21st, 2005 · Windows · read review

PC Action (Germany) (92 out of 100)

Was hat sich also im Gegensatz zu den grandiosen VorgÀngern getan? Verdammt viel. Fangen wir beim neuen Aussehen an, das sofort ins Auge sticht. Kein Zweiter Weltkrieg mit veralteten Waffen und Fahrzeugen mehr, keine Reisfelder und Dschungelareale. Willkommen in der Gegenwart! Mit modernen Schusswaffen, Fahr- und Flugzeugen treten in Battlefield 2 gleich drei Parteien gegeneinander an. Auf der einen Seite die US-Amerikaner, die schon zum dritten Mal in Folge die "Guten" mimen. Die Amis treten wahlweise gegen die arabische MEC (Middle Eastern Coalition; Deutsch: Koalition des Nahen Ostens) und China an. Eine Option, dass sich alle drei Fraktionen gleichzeitig bekriegen, ist nicht integriert. Die Karten sind grob in drei Kategorien eingeteilt.

Jul 19th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Peliplaneetta.net (92 out of 100)

Battlefield 2 on loistavaa viihdettÀ ja se tarjoaa juuri ja juuri tarpeeksi monipuolisuutta, ettei siihen kyllÀsty turhan nopeasti. Pelattavuus on huippuluokkaa ja hyvÀssÀ joukkueessa se on timanttista, kunhan jokainen jÀsen tiedostaa tehtÀvÀnsÀ ja on luonteeltaan auttavainen muita joukkuetovereita kohtaan. Kakkososa tuo sarjaan uusia elementtejÀ, jotka tuottavat paljon iloa ja jÀnnitystÀ. Keskustelu ja oman persoonaan kehiin laittaminen poistaa anonymiteettisuojassa tehtyÀ peeloilua, joka johtaa autuaaseen pelivalaistukseen. Puhukaa toisillenne.

Jul 20th, 2005 · Windows · read review

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (A-)

Long story short, Battlefield 2 is a great game. It's not quite the revolution that we were expecting in terms of gameplay, but the improvements are just enough to keep us coming back each night for another handful of rounds. Just do yourself a favor and download the demo before you start plopping down 50 bucks. The game is not nearly as much fun if you can't get it running.

2005 · Windows · read review

PC Games (Germany) (91 out of 100)

Aber nicht nur was die Langzeitmotivation anbelangt, steckt Battlefi eld 2 die Konkurrenz in die Tasche. Auch in spielerischer Hinsicht haben die Schweden ganze Arbeit geleistet und sogar das fast perfekte Battlefi eld Vietnam ĂŒbertroffen. Besonders die Karten sind eine Wucht. Es sind zwar nicht sonderlich viele, dafĂŒr besitzt jede ihren eigenen Charme. Selten war es so schwer, einen Favoriten zu fi nden. Beim Balancing haben die Schweden aus den Fehlern der Vergangenheit gelernt. ÜbermĂ€chtige Einheiten? Fehlanzeige! Der M1A2 Abrams ist beispielsweise genauso stark wie sein russisches und chinesisches GegenstĂŒck. Ähnliches gilt natĂŒrlich auch fĂŒr die restlichen Einheiten. Einen Kritikpunkt muss sich Battlefi eld 2 dennoch gefallen lassen: Ein einziger Spielmodus ist fĂŒr einen reinrassigen Multiplayer-Shooter zu wenig.

Jul 20th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Deaf Gamers (9.1 out of 10)

Battlefield 2 is a superb sequel to what was a great game to begin with. The ability to now organise small squads gives the game a more structured feel and encourages team play a lot more than the previous Battlefield games. The modern weapons and vehicles really help to create a more dramatic atmosphere and it's quite easy to lose hours playing the game (even in single-player mode). Whilst the game is very impressive, it becomes more problematic for deaf gamers. Battlefield 2 now has voice support built in and indeed encourages hearing gamers to use voice communications to communicate with each other (and let's face it if you're a hearing gamer it's definitely a lot more convenient). The downside to this is that deaf gamers are going to be at a massive disadvantage and whilst text communication still exists, it's probably only going to be used in games that are exclusively made up of deaf gamers.

2005 · Windows · read review

FiringSquad (91 out of 100)

Those looking for a completely new gameplay experience will be disappointed, as will those hoping for more realism. However, if you're looking for a faster, cleaner and more polished Battlefield, this is it. Digital Illusions didn't roll any dice on this one (pardon the pun), they stuck to the formula but fleshed it out and polished it up.

Jun 21st, 2005 · Windows · read review

Cheat Code Central (4.5 out of 5)

With tons of detail from the destructible environments to the animated mechanized gears on background machinery you're going to need a fairly robust computer with a new 3D card if you want to see everything. The animation is smooth and the sound effects are top shelf. Bullets whiz by, explosions echo in the valley and the screams of the enemy play like a sadistic symphony across the bloody fields. War has never been this much fun.

2005 · Windows · read review

Games TM (9 out of 10)

(...) It's the game's fundamental shift in focus from pure action to strategic play that really takes Battlefield 2 above and beyond the original. No doubt it'll take time for the community to clutch the game to its bosom - if only because so many of them favour shooting first before they've even thought of the questions - but once co-ordinated clans start taking to the servers, it'll change the face of Battlefield forever. Given that the game hasn't really evolved that much since its inception, can that possibly be a bad thing? Sir, no, sir.

Jul 14th, 2005 · Windows

GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (9 out of 10)

I can say I've thoroughly enjoyed Battlefield 2 and it easily receives my seal of reccomendation, considering its infinite replay value and polished online play. This is definitely a gem for anyone to pick up, and EA proves once again that Battlefield is a war title to be reckoned with.

Jul 27th, 2005 · Windows · read review

GameDaily (9 out of 10)

Battlefield 2 marks the third game in the Battlefield franchise, and it is by far Digital Illusions' best endeavor. The teamwork aspect of this online shooter is emphasized using a variety of "kits" that define a soldier's role within a squad. Kits can be taken from fallen soldiers so that roles may be changed while in combat. The available maps are enormous, and the player is overwhelmed by the feel of modern warfare as jets race across the sky, choppers hover overhead, and tanks roll across the roads. The built-in voice-over-ip tools further enhance the gameplay even more by creating an easy means of disseminating orders. This is an impressive game in just about every respect.

Dec 14th, 2006 · Windows · read review

ActionTrip (90 out of 100)

In closing, while Battlefield 2 doesn't make any huge leaps over its predecessor, it is a very, very good game, and the more you play it, the more you'll notice how good it is. DICE Sweden knows their stuff. They've put a lot of work into ensuring that all the little details click as they should and that the gameplay is as fun and balanced as possible. I ask again; why fix something that isn't broken? I give Battlefield 2 two thumbs up and recommend it to the fans of the series. It's not a major upgrade, but the combination of the little things makes it an excellent addition to the franchise.

Jun 22nd, 2005 · Windows · read review

Gameplay (Benelux) (90 out of 100)

Ontwikkelaar DICE pakt alweer verschroeiend hard uit en levert een multiplayerparel van formaat af.

Jun 27th, 2005 · Windows

Play Magazine (9 out of 10)

This is top-tier military FPS material, and Battlefield 2 secures its modern classic status with the inclusion of BFHQ. Your frag counts now have meaning: Battlefield 2 tracks and saves all your stats to the persistent BFHQ server. The more points you get, the greater your visible rank. Raise your rank and you’ll unlock new weapons to use in combat, so you can create the ultimate squad with friends and build up your personal BF2 profile online while gaining status and capability. There are minor quibbles to temper all this BF2 praise: certain airfields are too easy to “jet camp” by bombing enemy planes as soon as they spawn, loading times are lengthy, and the server browser interface is rather bland and minimal. These elements may improve over time, as this outstanding shooter is destined to have a long life filled with upgrades, mods and expansions.

2005 · Windows · read review

Eurogamer.net (UK) (9 out of 10)

If Battlefield has a fault, then it's that it doesn't spew golden coins from the top of your monitor when you play it. More realistically, it's that as a multiplayer game which opened up its code to the community, inclusions in the latest edition are things we might have already seen (and become overly familiar with) in a mod capacity. If it wasn't for Desert Combat, the modern setting alone would be enough to make people queue up to reenlist in a Battlefield sequel. As it is, we're a little harder to impress. Basic limitations like a smallish selection of maps and that there's only one game mode included also makes hackles rise. It's lucky that the beauty of Battlefield is in the details.

Jun 24th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (18 out of 20)

On franchit un certain cap dans le domaine du FPS online avec Battlefield 2 qui relĂšgue ses 2 prĂ©dĂ©cesseurs au rang de simples bases d'une idĂ©e qui prend aujourd'hui toute son ampleur. L'intĂ©gration du systĂšme de commandement et de squads offre enfin au jeu une vĂ©ritable coordination et une puissance tactique qui saura se faire apprĂ©cier. Il est vrai que l'on pourra reprocher au titre de ne pas livrer une masse phĂ©nomĂ©nale de nouveautĂ©s, mais elles lui suffisent Ă  ĂȘtre l'Ă©volution incontournable de la sĂ©rie, rendant caduque BF 1942, que l'on parle de gameplay ou de technique. Il ne reste qu'Ă  attendre l'arrivĂ©e d'un patch qui corrige ce browser de malheur et Ă  tolĂ©rer des loadings parfois Ă  peine supportables.

Jun 23rd, 2005 · Windows · read review

Thunderbolt Games (9 out of 10)

Team play innovations, graphical supremacy and the thundering roar of enemy jets combined with persistent stats all work together to really put you There. There being any one of the varied, immaculately crafted maps, each available in 16, 32 and 64 player sizes. The generous choice of class, vehicle and squad dynamics allow for combinations and emergent tactical options that will keep you playing for weeks. Battlefield 2 is one of the best multiplayer first person shooters ever made, you should probably buy it.

Jul 25th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Computer Bild Spiele (1.5 out of 6)

„Battlefield 2“ kombiniert topaktuelle, atemberaubende Grafik mit hervorragender Spielbarkeit und Handlungsfreiheit. Kritikpunkt: Obwohl die Entwickler gehörig an der Intelligenz der computergesteuerten Gegner gefeilt haben, verkommt der Einzelspielermodus zu einem reinen Trainingsspiel fĂŒr die Online-Gefechte. Battlefield 2 ist ein Netzwerkspiel und nichts anderes – egal ob im Internet oder im ĂŒberschaubaren Netzwerk. Konsequent wurden die StĂ€rken des VorgĂ€ngers ĂŒbernommen und weiterentwickelt. Damit liegt die Meßlatte fĂŒr solche Spiele jetzt sehr hoch. Und das ist einfach „sehr gut“.

Aug 1st, 2005 · Windows · read review

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (90 out of 100)

Putting aside the problems, Battlefield 2 is still the best (and certainly the most popular) multiplayer shooter of the last few years. Clan competition should be an incredible experience. If first person shooters are your bag, be sure to peel this banana and taste its sweet bounty. Beware the slippery peel.

Jun 28th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Club Skill (9 out of 10)

Battlefield 2 is the true sequel to 1942. It's what everyone thought that would be only better. The game can get a little repetitive after the first 20 or so hours. After a few days break you can easily get back into the game. It has many faults by the intense vehicle power and how there is only one game type. But this can all be fixed by patches in the future. Also, there will be an expansion called Special Forces which will have new vehicles, weapons, maps, and more! It takes a more stealthy direction. It will be in buildings in close range or out at night while BF2 had only daylight maps. This game will also appear on the Xbox, PS2, and Xbox360. Although it will be stripped down so much it will seem like a different game. If you have the PC to run it get ready for a great experience as long as you don't get matched up with a bad team. Prepare, for Battlefield 2.

Sep 29th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Game Captain (89 out of 100)

Trotz einiger MinimĂ€ngel hat mich Battlefield 2 in seinen Bann gezogen. Das Spielprinzip ist (da es ja auch nur einen Modus gibt) schnell verstanden und der Einstieg leicht. Hat einen das Spiel dann erstmal gepackt, merkt man gar nicht wie schnell die Zeit damit vergeht. Ein sicheres Indiz fĂŒr einen Toptitel. Zwar braucht man etwas Zeit bis man alle Feinheiten beherrscht (vor allem die umfangreiche Tastenbelegung zwingt anfangs zum stĂ€ndigen Griff nach dem Handbuch), aber spĂ€testens dann macht Battlefield so richtig Spaß. Ich jedenfalls denke das Battlefield 2 einer der ganz großen Multiplayertitel der letzten Jahre ist und problemlos in die Fußstapfen von Battlefield 1942 treten kann. Der Award ist verdient und wenn die letzten Ungereimtheiten noch weggepatcht werden kann man sich durchaus noch ein paar Punkte zur Wertung dazudenken. Sehr Empfehlenswert!

Jul 4th, 2005 · Windows · read review

IGN (8.9 out of 10)

The Battlefield series is a favorite around the office at IGN. It offers up a unique shooter experience that you don't find elsewhere in a "realistic" setting. Vehicles and infantry move realistically, and weapons have firing cones and rates that mimic actual life fairly closely (balanced for fun, of course). More importantly, the pace of the game is undeniably fun, and the "Battlefield moments" like helicopters getting sideswiped by planes, tanks exploding, bodies catapulting across the sky, and so on, are all so frickin' cool that it's near impossible to stop playing. Battlefield 2 is a lot like the original 1942, in that respect. But this time around, the developers at DICE and publishers at EA have set out to create a more team-oriented experience with their official sequel, and they've done a terrific job at that.

Jun 19th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Fragland.net (89 out of 100)

Teambased shooters with large maps and vehicles/aircrafts really started to interest me starting from PlanetSide. Tribes came before my online gaming career, I stopped playing Operation Flashpoint and Tribes 2 (perhaps too) soon and Battlefield 1942 was a no go on a non-T&L chipset at the time. The past year the online fps genre really had an abundance of titles; Söldner: Secret Wars and Breed were big disapointments but Joint Operations, Tribes: Vengeance, Battlefield: Vietnam and Unreal Tournament 2004 (with its Onslaught mode) were quite decent titles and (with the exception of Vengeance) every time a success in sales. And this year we have Battlefield 2 (BF2).

Jul 18th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Gamesmania.de (88 out of 100)

Battlefield 2 ist nicht der hĂŒbscheste Online-Taktik-Shooter, und auch nicht der mit den grĂ¶ĂŸten Karten und den meisten Spielern auf einem Server. Aber es ist der, der am meisten Spaß macht. DafĂŒr sorgen durchdachte Taktik-Hilfen wie der Commander-Modus und vielseitige Waffensysteme. Wenn ich mich fĂŒr einen einzigen Online-Taktik-Shooter entscheiden mĂŒsste, ich wĂŒrde Battlefield 2 wĂ€hlen.

Jun 22nd, 2005 · Windows · read review

4Players.de (88 out of 100)

Battlefield 2 bietet ein fantastisches Team-Erlebnis: ausbalancierte Einheiten fĂŒr jeden Geschmack, viele Fahr- und Flugzeuge und perfekte Abstimmung auf Teamarbeit. Wieso dann kein Platin-Award? Weil das Spiel, bis auf Ausnahmen wie den Commander-Modus, dasselbe macht wie schon seine VorgĂ€nger – mangels zusĂ€tzlicher Spielmodi sogar weniger. Außerdem ist das Waffenverhalten manchmal zu merkwĂŒrdig, um noch als realistisch durchzugehen: teilweise brettert man ganze Magazine in einen Gegner hinein, ohne dass es ihn kratzt. Und die an der Grenze zur UnertrĂ€glichkeit schlitternden Hardwareanforderungen, insbesondere im Hinblick auf das RAM, wirken sich merklich auf die Motivation aus. Stimmt das System, gibt es ein faszinierendes Teamgame, das in seiner Sparte zwar nicht mehr einzigartig ist, aber die Schlachtfelder realistischer und fetziger auf den Monitor bringt als jeder andere gegenwĂ€rtige Shooter.

Jun 24th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Out Of Eight (7 out of 8)

Battlefield 2 is the best multiplayer team-based first person shooter for the PC. If you can handle the system requirements, buy it. If not, get a new computer and then buy it. The improvements made over Battlefield Vietnam and Battlefield 1942 are worth the exchange of money.

Jul 28th, 2005 · Windows · read review

PC Powerplay (87 out of 100)

Alles in allem ist Electronic Arts ein weitgehend sauberer Release geglĂŒckt. Die wenigen kleineren Fehler wurden schon kurz nach Verkaufsstart mit dem ersten Update behoben. Dass das ausgerechnet neue, schwerwiegendere Fehler einfĂŒhrt, sollte dem Branchenriesen allerdings wirklich nicht passieren. Hier wurde eindeutig beim Testing geschludert.

Aug 2005 · Windows

2404.org PC Gaming (8.7 out of 10)

Battlefield 2 improves upon it predecessors in almost every way, but is still the same game at its core. If you are a fan of the original, you'll love it, if you weren't, there may not be enough here to attract you.

Jul 3rd, 2005 · Windows · read review

1UP (8.5 out of 10)

I've brought down a helicopter with a well placed round from my tank, guided a missile to strike an APC just like we've all seen on CNN, planted C4 to demolish an enemy radar station, shocked my squadmates back to life with a defibrillator, and hunkered down behind sandbags with my fingers crossed that I'd live long enough to capture a flag to reach a startling conclusion: Battlefield 2 is a textbook sequel to Battlefield 1942.

Jun 20th, 2005 · Windows · read review

JeuxVideoPC.com (17 out of 20)

On ne change pas une formule qui marche ! Schématiquement, Battlefield 2 consiste en une splendide refonte de Battlefield premier du nom. La formule est simple : deux camps s'affrontent pour le contrÎle d'une série d'objectifs. Les vétérans des deux premiers volets, Battlefield 1942 et Battlefield Vietnam, (oui, Battlefield 2 est en fait le troisiÚme de la série) ne seront pas dépaysés, sauf en ce qui concerne les théatres d'opération.

Jul 7th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Game Freaks 365 (8.4 out of 10)

All in all, if you like playing games online, specifically first person shooters, this game is definitely for you. It presents a nice new engine and awesome online and LAN play. However, if you're looking for a great story or great new computer AI, stay away from this game. It's creative in some ways, but just the same old thing in other ways.

2005 · Windows · read review

Game Over Online (84 out of 100)

I picture two kinds of people enjoying BF2. Naturally the first will get to hop into private servers, profiting from built-in organization that helps a group of buddies play as well as the best clans. The second will face the (gasp) ugly realities of multiplayer gaming that are exposed by trying to impose order on chaos. But they won’t complain. Instead they’ll find fun in competing as they would in any other first-person shooter. The game is excellent, merely sabotaged by lack of polish and in some circumstances, by human behaviour. I wouldn’t punish Dice for being adventurous.

Jul 18th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Game Revolution (B+)

Battlefield 2 presents the same large-scale multiplayer experience as its forebears, complete with huge maps and lots of vehicles to crash into them. Unlike the historical themes of the other BF games, this one is based on a fictional war between China, the U.S., and the fictitious Middle-Eastern Coalition. Hence, all of the battles take place in China and the Middle East.

Jul 6th, 2005 · Windows · read review

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (8 out of 10)

Anyway, I love this game despite it being my first run through the Battlefield series and hope the remaining sequels are just as good. Repetition can set in because of the lack of additional game modes and map levels, but praise EA that they are putting out an expansion to help broaden the scope. This gem will take some time for you to pick up on and the range of play possibilities make this one a riveting challenge even after forty hours of play time. But, if anything it is this alone that makes it so addicting and by far one of the greatest PC shooters I have ever been able to get my hands on. Just don't blame me if you can't run the game -- I warned you!

Nov 11th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Gamekult (8 out of 10)

AprĂšs presque trois ans de travail, DICE signe avec Battlefield 2 la suite de BF 1942 que les fans attendaient. Reprenant les bases du populaire gameplay de la sĂ©rie, le titre nous propose de nouveau des combats acharnĂ©s Ă  la fois sur terre, sur mer ou dans les airs, et y apporte une dimension stratĂ©gique supplĂ©mentaire avec tous les outils pour coordonner simplement et efficacement les assauts. MalgrĂ© le peu de cartes prĂ©sentes, une douzaine seulement, on ne se lasse pas des possibilitĂ©s offertes par le titre, mĂȘme si l'effet de surprise du premier Ă©pisode s'est depuis longtemps estompĂ©. Graphiquement plutĂŽt joli et dotĂ© d'une ambiance sonore de grande qualitĂ©, le jeu souffre toujours d'une aventure solo bĂąclĂ©e et d'un browser de serveurs indigent, mais les possesseurs d'une machine puissante, d'une connexion correcte et d'un micro sauront lui pardonner.

Jun 24th, 2005 · Windows · read review

GamePro (US) (4 out of 5)

The Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942 is a double-edged sword for Battlefield 2: on one hand, its quality and attention to detail rejuvenated and broadened the appeal for the franchise; on the other, it took the thunder away from Battlefield 2's modern warfare setting. While Battlefield 2 definitely shines as the most impressive in the series, the lack of advancement to gameplay may give it a shorter lifespan than the original.

Jun 20th, 2005 · Windows · read review

3DAvenue ( )

In summing up Battlefield 2, it can be said that this is a game that should have been nothing short of brilliant. In all areas it has the credentials but the bugs all point towards another EA title that has been rushed out the door. As an avid gamer I wish publishers would not have us beta test games on retail and have to wait for multiple patches for them to get it right. On the other hand, BF2 has what it takes to be the best FPS ever. Its squad based tactics are rewarding and the overall game does have the right fun factor to go along with the diverse gaming options. This is a game that would have scored a lot higher had it been released without the frustrating issues it has. We do recommend this as it is well worth the purchase, just expect to be frustrated until patches come along to sort things out.

Jul 3rd, 2005 · Windows · read review

Yiya (11 out of 15)

Sie bekommen das definitiv beste Battlefield aller Zeiten. Abwarten, wie es weitergeht, was Patches und das AddOn bringen, sollten jedoch LAN Gamer und Offlineplayer, die gerne zusĂ€tzlich auch auf Bots zurĂŒckgreifen und den aus den VorgĂ€ngern bekannten COOP-Modus spielen wollen.

Jul 20th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Factornews (7 out of 10)

On pourrait rĂ©sumer Battlefield 2 en expliquant qu’il s’agit d’un Battlefield 1942 auquel on aurait rajoutĂ© une gestion des escouades et un commandant sans tomber trop loin de la rĂ©alitĂ© tant la balance infanterie/vĂ©hicules et les combats en gĂ©nĂ©ral se ressemblent. Cependant la parfaite intĂ©gration de ces fonctions fait qu’on prend beaucoup de plaisir Ă  jouer dans un groupe bien organisĂ©. Alors on regrettera une finition « Ă  la Dice », une orientation trop grand public qui se ressent dans les physiques simplistes des vĂ©hicules et les comportements Ă©tranges des armes, des combats bien moins Ă©piques que dans Joint Ops ainsi qu’un mode de jeu pas toujours trĂšs adaptĂ©, mais il serait dommage de se priver pour ça d’une expĂ©rience de jeu trĂšs agrĂ©able sans ĂȘtre rĂ©volutionnaire.

Jul 14th, 2005 · Windows · read review

Player Reviews

Look no further for excellent squad-based on-line warfare.
by Doppelgamer (300)

The Good
Following in the grand tradition of Battlefield 1942, released four years ago, Battlefield 2 has you capturing and holding strategic locations, in an all-out-war against between various enemy nations; each equipped with an arsenal of real-world vehicles and weapons.

The wonderful thing about the Battlefield series has always been the great diversity in the roles for your soldiers. Battlefield 2 takes this even further, including a total of seven infantry classes: Assault, Special Ops, Medic, Engineer, Support, Anti-Tank and Sniper. Confuse the enemy with your smoke grenades, flash bangs and grenade launcher as Assault. Destroy enemy assets with remote activated C4 as the deadly Special Ops class. Be the Medic, and heal soldiers of their wounds. Don't forget that as medic, you can also use your defibrillator to revive recently fallen allies or shock enemy soldiers. Repair vehicles and lay anti-vehicle mines with the Engineer. Lay down suppression fire and resupply your friends with ammunition as the Support class. As the Anti-Tank class, wield a potent rocket launcher capable of destroying enemy armor. Last, but not least, reach out and touch the enemy as the Sniper, and secure in your position thanks to your Claymore mines. If the variety of soldier-types available wasn't enough, the game hosts a large selection of vehicles. Tanks, jeeps/personnel carriers, fighter jets, transport helicopters, helicopter gunships, landing craft, aircraft carriers, and so forth...

New to Battlefield 2 are on-line player statistics. With every battle, the player earns points which can lead to promotion in rank. New ranks allow players to unlock new weapons for the various classes. Soldiers can also earn various medals and badges for displayed excellence in various fields. Some are earned as simply as killing XX number of enemy players in a round with a given class, and others require months of play to achieve.

Another new addition is the squad and command system. At the beginning of each round, players can apply for the position of "Commander", higher rank having priority. Commanders scan for enemy units via satellite/UAV, temporarily displaying their position on the map for allies to see. Commanders can also drop vehicles and supplies, and lay down devastating artillery fire. However, commanders can be killed or have their satellite up-link temporarily destroyed. Having a good Commander in the field creates a feeling of camaraderie, and helps to focus the team's efforts as a whole. Working under the Commander are Squad Leaders, who are charged with relaying orders from the Commander to the various squads under the Squad Leader's command. This Commander/Squad combination works very well, especially when used with the included VOIP communication support. To top it off, BF2 servers can support up to 64 players at once (32 per team), so you can have a respectable number of squads in play per side.

The in-game graphics are quite excellent, and render mechanical, human and environmental locations with amazing detail. While it's not quite the detail found in games like Half Life 2 or Doom 3, it's impressive enough. Sound is equally satisfactory, with realistic sounding gunfire, and explosions, and like the original 1942, there are some incredibly catchy menu/loading tunes. Marvelous voice-work rounds out the audio department, with each faction speaking in their native language. (At least, so far as I can tell.) The VOIP audio is sometimes less than clear, but this may be a combination of poor microphone quality and connection issues.

The Bad
The game carries over many things from the previous BF1942, and this unfortunately includes the hefty system requirements. Even so long after release, the engine (game version 1.41), displays obvious need of fine tuning. Even on high-end machines, BF2 features lengthy load times, and this is followed by noticeable periods of disk access as virtual memory is cleared on exit. (Once I doubled my RAM from 1GB to 2GB, this later issue was solved.) Game client verification is done upon entering on-line servers, to check your game for hacks or other modifications. This can often take as long as the game takes to load the map, sometimes longer. Be assured that once the game has loaded, you're in for a treat, however these issues do add to the frustration level. All told, the process took about half a minute or more on my machine, which was noticeably above the recommended system requirements.

Bugs and design flaws in BF2 are noticeable, and quite annoying. Occasionally you will be disconnected once a map is loaded and you're about to begin play. Some players have reported earning hard-won medals, only to have servers which claim to report statistics, not send the data to the computer holding your character stats.

Hit detection is inconsistent, often odd. In one situation you might kill a man with 1 pistol hit to the head from 100 feet, and another might have you lying dead next to him, wondering why 5 point-blank shotgun blasts to his same head wasn't not enough. There were times where it required an entire clip to hit a stationary enemy, while I was prone on the ground, standing near him, and carefully controlling my burst fire. (This after nearly four months of constant play.) Even more strange, characters can dive to the ground, adjust their aim, and shoot perfectly within less than a second; hardly realistic by any standards. By no means is the combat entirely broken, but the hit detection/damage system errors are more pronounced than most first person shooters, causing even veteran players to pull their hair out, from time to time.

More so than the original 1942 game, Battlefield 2 features a limited single player mode, which is basically a single player version of the multiplayer setting, only with predictable AI soldiers. Sorry, no campaign mode. While this is somewhat disappointing, the main purpose of the game is multiplay, and it is there in which the game shines.

The pistol selection is rather basic, each nation having a statistically identical 15-shot 9mm pistol. (Some with silencers.) No .45 caliber USPs, Magnums or Desert Eagles here.

The Bottom Line
Playing Battlefield 2, it's not hard to feel like you're part of a real-world military action, everyone in the battle working together like a well-oiled machine, each doing their part. Rent the game or try it out at a friend's place. If you can get past the occasional bug, slow load times, and put up with the sometimes frustrating damage/hit detection, you're in for a real treat. There's so much to do, what with the various classes, different factions, and selection of vehicles, that it's sure to last you a long time.

Mar 15th, 2009 · Windows

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