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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.4
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
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 are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.1
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.2

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Piling four guys into a jeep and rushing into a firefight is just as fun as Battlefield fans have come to expect, but it serves as a bitter-sweet reminder that all of the building blocks were there for a co-op campaign that will never be.
91 (Aug 10, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company vie suosittua pelisarjaa eteenpäin varovaisesti, mutta parantaen paukkujaan hiukan joka saralla. Audiovisuaalisesti peli on sanalla sanoen upea, yksinpeli jaksaa viihdyttää ja pitää otteessaan loppuun saakka ja moninpeli on tuttua laatuhuttua. Battlefield on kakkososasta lähtien kuulunut lemppareihini nettiräiskintöjen saralla, mutta myönnettäköön, että sen edustama genre on jäänyt viime vuosina osaltani hieman vähälle huomiolle. Bad Companyn myötä huomasin ilokseni vanhan tutun koukutuksen nostavan taas päätään. Hieman rohkeammalla kauhalla annosteltuja uusia ominaisuuksia jäi hieman kaipaamaan, mutta eivätpähän pelintekijät ainakaan menneet pilaamaan hyväksi havaittua soppaa.
Game Shark (Jul 09, 2008)
The game delivers a level of destruction that will make grown men giggle like a child and it is this level of interactivity that makes it special. Villages in the game start off looking so serene but by the end wind up looking truly-war torn, with damaged buildings losing cover in some respects but making more places to hide in others. Still, ultimately, Battlefield: Bad Company is a multiplayer game, and while the single player is relatively solid its best use is to learn the game mechanics before diving into playing with others. This is all well and good as the multiplayer action is just as addicting and compelling as any Battlefield title before it—only this time with a serious dose of personality.
Gameplanet (Jun 20, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company is an exceptional game. Its deformable environments will do for battlefields what Codemaster's DiRT and GRID have done for the racing genre. Having the larger part of your environment being deformable to the extent that it is in Battlefield: Bad Company is no small feat. It may lack the finesse in the single-player that some similar titles have, but it does a great job of making you feel the part as you roll into combat with guns blazing, your squad hooting and bellowing behind you. Add to this the multiplayer which is well rounded and realistic, yet big on the fun, and you have a great experience which could ultimately have you playing for months and months.
GameSpy (Jun 23, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company may look like other FPSes on the market in terms of theme and graphics, but there are enough key gameplay differences to set it apart from the crowd. One could easily say that Bad Company expands the genre itself with its combination of great story, destructible environment and surprisingly deep single-mode multiplayer. Throw in DICE's promises of future (free) content and this is one game that just might meet your wildest desires for both blowing things up and online competition.
GameDaily (Jun 23, 2008)
Those minor issues aside, Battlefield: Bad Company is awesome and there's plenty to do, both by yourself and with friends online. This is definitely Company worth keeping, even if it's a dumb ass like Haggard.
90 (Jun 24, 2008)
When all the working parts are enjoyed together, you'll find it hard to loosen your grip on your controller. There is no doubt that DICE had fun developing the game and even found time to add a new element that has now set a series standard. The improvements made to the Battlefield formula have changed the way future Battlefield games will be judged. Right now, the only company to be with is Bad Company.
Jolt (UK) (Jul 08, 2008)
It’s not as often as we’d like that a shooter comes along in which can you plough through the single player and then spend many more hours in the multiplayer without feeling like you’ve seen and done it all before. Battlefield: Bad Company is definitely one of those games, and the tongue-in-cheek tone and dialogue of the game is perfectly matched to the intense and chaotic action. For dedicated online FPS players, it isn’t necessarily going to unsettle Call of Duty 4, but for weekend warriors that want less talk and more explosions, it’s nearly the perfect game.
Game Chronicles (Jul 12, 2008)
The PS3 version of Battlefield: Bad Company may not be the best looking game on the console but it is very good with a fantastic audio. While this is the first Battlefield on the consoles Dice has added in enough fun and challenges to make it a worthy addition. The games single player and multiplayer are both strong enough to warrant a look and together make for a great game with plenty of value. Battlefield: Bad Company proudly continues the Battlefield series and does a great job of entertaining all us would be soldiers.
88 (Aug 01, 2008)
All in all Battlefield: Bad Company is quite ok. My team mates are motivated, whether or not thanks to the gold, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape or - if you want - destroy it. Gold Rush plays very swift and offers the necessary variation. I, Preston Marlow, from B-Company invite you to get to know our division. Don't miss this chance and be part of the scum of the army!
Game Over Online (Jul 08, 2008)
It’s funny, the incompetent friendly AI makes the single-player campaign a lot more challenging than it should be, but the presence of the unlimited health needle and “no-penalty” respawn system negates that additional difficulty altogether. Ultimately, with its massive, destructible environments and amazing selection of vehicles and weapons, the single-player story is a blast to play, literally. There’s currently only one multiplayer mode available, Gold Rush, but it’s well conceived and will have you coming back over and over to earn new ranks. And to top it all off, Bad Company is one of, if not the best sounding game of the year. If you’re looking for a shooter to carry you through the hot summer months, I highly recommend you enlist in Battlefield: Bad Company.
Cheat Code Central (Jun, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company is definitely one of my favorite games of the year. It's not entirely perfect, but it is thoroughly enjoyable. If you've found yourself stuck in a gaming rut, I'd suggest combating it with a little levity and a great story. Bad Company has all the components of a great game and will provide you with hours of delight.
GameZone (Jun 23, 2008)
An entertaining and well-designed game experience that keeps the action flowing. The Frostbite engine ramps up the strategic elements and the game’s story arc does a nice job of tying all game elements together.
Daily Game (Jul 22, 2008)
The only things missing from Battlefield: Bad Company are a compelling ending, co-op play and the inclusion of Conquest mode, in which players capture control points a la the BF games of yore. Fortunately, although EA and DICE can't do much about the lackluster last few hours or lack of co-op, they plan to release a Conquest mode as a free downloadable update on PS3 and Xbox 360. This update will give Battlefield veterans yet another reason to play the new outing while giving BF newbies another new mode with which to experiment. And hey, maybe DICE can incorporate online co-op in the B-company's next outing. If so, count us first in line for the sequel.
Battlefield Bad Company is de leukste, meest verslavende en meest intense shooter die dit jaar op de PS3 en Xbox 360 verscheen. Het is verre van perfect, maar de felle virtuele oorlogsvoering waarbij je zelf op explosieve manier het terrein naar je hand kan zetten gaat nooit vervelen.
IGN (Jun 20, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company is the perfect answer for the hot summer months that most will spend in doors in search of entertainment. It’s loud, it’s pretty and it lets you blow big-ass holes in buildings. There are plenty of flaws that FPS gurus will be able to nitpick about, but Bad Company delivers a fun-filled single-player campaign with a multiplayer component that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in our industry.
85 (Jul 04, 2008)
Die Entwickler haben es geschafft, aus "Battlefield: Bad Company" ein Actionspektakel zu kreieren, dass für Teamplayer eine ebenso runde Sache ist, wie für Solisten. Die Einzelspieler-Kampagne ist in motivierende Etappen unterteilt, die zum stetigen Weiterkommen anregen. Frustmomente gibt es daher kaum. Auch der Mehrspieler-Bereich ist gut gelungen, auch wenn ein wenig mehr Vielfalt, sowie ein paar weitere Maps noch die Krönung gewesen wären. Dabei ist man dem „Battlefield“-Stil trotz einiger Änderungen treu geblieben. Die Umgebungen sind gesäumt von weiträumigen Außenarealen, in denen dann und wann Gebäude stehen und auch die Atmosphäre deutet ganz und gar auf einen Titel hin, der sich nahtlos in die Shooter-Reihe einfügt. Auch der Witz kommt dieses Mal nicht zu kurz, denn die Charaktere sind trotz des Ernstes der Lage immer zu einem kleinen Scherz bereit. Untermalt wird das Spiel dazu mit einem Soundtrack, der ebenfalls unverkennbar zur Serie gehört.
IGN UK (Jun 20, 2008)
In spite of its sluggish opening, Battlefield: Bad Company goes on to produce one of the most entertaining first-person shooters since last year’s Call of Duty 4. Bold and bright in tone, it’s blockbuster fare that combines DICE’s first-person expertise with a small sprinkling of innovation that’s enough to ensure it’s a perfect way to shoot the summer breeze.
Gameplayer (Australia) (Jun 21, 2008)
We have a lot of love for the works of Digital Illusions and Bad Company, while not their best work, is still far better than much of the dross on shelves. For multiplayer gamers a little underwhelmed by the releases of Frontlines: Fuel of War and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Bad Company is a no-brainer. For those of you offline it is a worthy purchase, but you’ll get more from the co-op on Halo, or the riveting CoD 4 narrative if you haven’t been there yet. Bad Company is not all it could be, but it’s explosive fun all the same and well worth the asking price.
Gamernode (Jun 25, 2008)
If you were worried about DICE's first Xbox 360 effort, you can relax. While Bad Company is far from perfect and could have used some better AI and a few more weeks in testing, the game still stands tall and proud amongst the other big name war-based shooters. The writing is good, the characters are great, and the destructible environment actually plays an integral role in the game, rather than just serving as a claim to place on a sticker to move copies at Wal-Mart. Bad Company may not be the best game of the year, but it's easily the king of the FPS heap so far in 2008.
GameSpot (Jun 27, 2008)
Battlefield Bad Company is the most fun, addictive shooter released so far this year. While far from perfect, the intense sandbox warfare is something that you have to experience. Dice calls it tactical destruction. We call it explosive fun.
Lawrence (Jul 03, 2008)
Overall, Battlefield: Bad Company is a good game and worthy of distracting FPS fans from COD4 for a while. It doesn't have the insane replay value of Infinity Ward's masterpiece, but the different style of play, gigantic maps, vehicles, and lengthy single player campaign at least warrant a recommendation.
84 (Jun 27, 2008)
Auch wenn Battlefield: Bad Company nicht an die Komplexität der großen PC-Brüder heran reicht, hat es die Deppen-Truppe ganz schön in sich und sorgt mit lässigen Sprüchen und einer insgesamt sehr unterhaltsamen Kampagne für viel Spaß – und Chaos! Auch wenn die Beschädigungen der Kulisse teilweise etwas geskriptet wirken und ihr doch nicht alles dem Erdboden gleich machen könnt, ist diese brachiale Zerstörungsorgie einer der großen Pluspunkte von Bad Company. Leider verhindern einige KI-Aussetzer sowie die etwas zu passiv agierenden Teamkameraden die Eroberung der Hit-Auszeichnung und auch das etwas nervige Hantieren mit den Heilspritzen sowie die übermächtigen Luftschläge waren nicht unbedingt die besten Ideen. Dafür fällt die Kampagne herrlich abwechslungsreich aus und die Wortgefechte zwischen den Jungs sowie weitere witzige Situationen peppen das Geschehen mit einer ordentlichen Prise Humor auf.
Video Game Generation (Aug 17, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company is by no means perfect. Having said that, it is still one of the most enjoyable and entertaining shooters of the year. The single player is a short but enjoyable campaign with fairly likable characters, and the online mode is incredibly addictive. This sandbox shooter is a bit of harmless, destructive fun, and is certainly worth your money. If you aren’t prepared to shell out the full price for this game, it makes for one hell of a good rental.
IC-Games (Jul 04, 2008)
Overall the open sandbox style of gameplay and allowing you the non-linear gameplay to complete the mission in your own way works very well. The character interaction and voice talent is some of the best (even if it is cheesy in the extreme) seen in a while and is fun to listen to. Whilst the single player gameplay is pretty good the single option on multiplay and some of the odd spawn points do detract from it. Now Battlefield: Bad Company isn't a bad game, it just isn't as good as it could have been, certainly if fixes are made and extra options to the multiplayer game can be added, it'd be worth a few more points on the score. I feel it would be worth a rental before you buy however, but you should find some fun times never-the-less, no matter what.
Give it up for Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions CE. Battlefield: Bad Company is a superior shooter, mixing a highly entertaining single-player story mode which should last most players 10 to 15 hours with a solid online component which more than lives up to its predecessors. Any moments of frustration - over too-accurate enemies, the lack of co-op pay, and... well... that's pretty much it - are quickly overridden by the sheer joy which comes from blowing the crap out of everything and everyone around you.
Worth Playing (Jul 01, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company is a decent change of pace for the series. DICE's newest take on the virtual battlefield does a lot of things right, despite firing a few blanks along the way, such as the lack of a co-op mode in the main campaign. Going solo is still a lot of fun, thanks to the company that you'll be keeping throughout your AWOL adventure, but the multiplayer is where the real action will be for many players who take the chance of signing up for a stint with Bad Company.
UOL Jogos (Jul 11, 2008)
"Battlefield: Bad Company" é uma boa pedida para os fãs de jogo de tiro em primeira pessoa. O primeiro jogo inédito para consoles ainda não é perfeito, sofre com alguns problemas técnicos e de um modo para um jogador bastante inconsistente, mas há ainda muitas qualidades. Os controles são ótimos, o novo sistema de destruição de objetos deu nova dinâmica aos combates e o multiplayer é, como sempre, viciante e desafiador.
Video Game Generation (Aug 17, 2008)
While multiplayer is limited to just Gold Rush for now, an interesting rewards system – one that has proved to be far more addicting than both Xbox 360 Achievements and PS3 Trophies – kept me playing so much that I now see blue dots that follow people I know, even when they walk out of sight. And instead of being historically accurate or trying to shove drama down your throat, the story, with its campy setup, interesting characters and priceless dialogue, is more like the sort of action romp you’d want to head to a cool theater and see during the heat of the summer. Plus, they even left it open for a sequel, which is something I’d wholeheartedly approve of it is anything like the original.
Video Games Daily (Aug 14, 2008)
If there's something that could spoil the experience for those teetering on the edge, it's EA's servers, which I found to be unreliable more often that I'd like. Still, this is an immensely enjoyable experience that will only play better if you're in good company.
Se confrontant à des blockbusters de poids dans le domaine, Battlefield : Bad Company se différencie par son côté défoulant, couplé à une immersion sans précédent des missions. Moult détails ont été étudiés par DICE afin de produire un soft qui nous scotche littéralement à notre canapé, nous plongeant au cœur des champs de bataille. Entre l'étendue de la plupart des cartes du jeu et la possibilité de détruire une grande partie des décors, ce nouvel opus joue clairement dans l'hollywoodien, bien que le rendu final soit quelque peu entaché par une IA clairement agaçante et ce, quel que soit le mode de difficulté.
80 (Jul 11, 2008)
Comme ses prédécesseurs, Battlefield : Bad Company s’impose comme un immanquable pour les mordus de FPS multijoueurs. En plus de proposer un mode en ligne tout simplement addictif, le titre de DICE offre une expérience unique en solitaire, avec un vrai mode solo scénarisé, drôle et efficace. Ajoutez à cela un moteur graphique très convaincant, une durée de vie honnête et la puissance du moteur Frostbite permettant de quasiment détruire l'intégralité des décors qui vous entourent et vous comprendrez que ce nouveau Battlefield remplit pleinement son contrat. Reste quelques légers défauts et l’implacable comparaison avec Call of Duty 4 qui rend les choses forcément plus compliquées…
80 (Jun 27, 2008)
Bad Company fait partie de ces FPS indispensables dans la ludothèque de tout bon gamer. Un mode campagne solide, un multijoueurs exceptionnel et addictif, une réalisation solide, il a tout d’un grand. On lui reprochera seulement une IA moyenne et une VF franchement médiocre qui gâche une bonne partie de la campagne solo.
80 (Jun 27, 2008)
Aussi surprenant que cela puisse paraître, DICE a réussi son pari un peu dingue de faire du solo avec des principes de multi. Bad Company n'est pas le FPS de l'année, il compte même un bon nombre de défauts et de lacunes mais son ambiance délirante, son rythme endiablé et son gameplay bourrin et rapide en font un titre parfait pour vous occuper en solo cet été. La suite sera assurée par un multijoueur un peu maigre mais solide. Une bonne surprise, tout le monde n'en attendait pas autant.
JeuxActu (Jul 04, 2008)
Bref, Battlefield : Bad Company est un titre qui vous dégourdira les doigts jusqu’à la rentrée, même s’il est difficile de passer derrière Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare.
Gamekult (Jun 27, 2008)
Bad Company ne propose peut-être pas des graphismes aussi impressionnants que Call of Duty 4, mais il sait se montrer prenant et spectaculaire d'une façon certes différente mais toute aussi efficace. Avec en plus un mode online complet, bien pensé et explosif, Bad Company a vraiment tout pour séduire les amateurs du genre. Bref, voilà un jeu qui porte décidément très mal son nom.
80 (Jun 23, 2008)
Battlefield Bad Company might look like just another FPS but it feels very different. The open-world levels make for some unique gameplay opportunities and the multiplayer mode looks like it should gain a very large online community. The lack of any stand-out set-pieces and the initially twitchy controls prevent Bad Company from earning top marks, but it's a solid effort from DICE that any FPS fan is advised to pick up.
G4 TV: X-Play (Jun, 2008)
Battlefield: Bad Company is the most console-feeling Battlefield ever produced. It's mindless fun that's not going to take you away from better games like Grand Theft Auto IV or Call of Duty 4, but it's a great way to while away the summer days that are left after you finish all those triple-A titles.
Thunderbolt Games (Jun 29, 2008)
DICE has done a wonderful job with their first truly original release on the consoles with Battlefield: Bad Company, but like many of their other games, it still has a few snags. It's worth picking up as a nice 'Summertime FPS' for the simple and fun gameplay, and it will likely keep you occupied until some of the bigger shooters drop in the Fall. More content can expand the multiplayer to new heights, though, and it seems there are big plans with DLC in the future. Without much competition right now, Bad Company is a surprisingly fun and well designed effort.
GameCell UK (Jul, 2008)
It wasn’t until I started playing Battlefield Bad Company that I remembered how much I’d enjoyed Battlefield 2: Modern Combat on the Xbox, and then again on X360. It didn’t score all that well with reviewers but my friends and I seemed to play it more than Halo or Call of Duty. Its wild and competitive, vehicle-heavy multiplayer game was backed up by a strangely addictive solo campaign with its very own gimmick – ‘hot swapping’ – that meant you didn’t just play as one character, you could zip around and ‘be’ any of the soldiers in your unit – an innovative and fun game mechanic that I really liked, and that naturally, they’ve completely dropped for Bad Company.
AceGamez (Jul, 2008)
As a single player experience, Battlefield: Bad Company has some nice touches. The story, whilst not epic, is enough to keep you entertained and make you care about what you're doing. As a multiplayer, it's truly fantastic, despite having only one game type available at the moment. In fact, even if Bad Company had been released as online only, as happened with the phenomenal Warhawk, it would still be well worth checking out. Indeed, it's a worthy addition for anyone who has ever enjoyed blowing up their fellow men, both online and off.
DarkZero (Jul 17, 2008)
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 already has masses of First Person Shooters on the shelf, so Battlefield: Bad Company was going to have to do something great to stick out, and it does. It’s the best multiplayer game to be released this year and is certainly up there with Call of Duty 4. It’s a different type of multiplayer to that game, but it’s a worthy investment. It might not feature a class based objective system like Quake Wars, but it’s sure a damn better multiplayer experience than that port. If you enjoy shooters then you shouldn’t shy away from Bad Company, which really has the wrong title because this game will be a great companion for your games collection.
gameZine (UK) (Jul 02, 2008)
Bad Company is both generic and inventive at the same time. It’s a breath of fresh air to see a storyline and relatable characters in this type of game, yet it is the traditional macho pro-US brainwash we’ve seen before. The destruction is a nice touch and we’d love to see it implemented in other games, but it doesn’t really change the genre, just improve it. It’s well worth a look-in and is likely to keep you busy over a weekend.
Console Monster (Jul 11, 2008)
Overall, Battlefield: Bad Company is a good shooter. It might not re-invent the wheel or “wow” you, but it’s consistently worthwhile. If you’re really starving for a new FPS, Battlefield: Bad Company just might be for you.
Game Positive (Jul 18, 2008)
In the end, Battlefield: Bad Company is by no means a bad first-person shooter, but it's also far from the best. It's a shame that the game has so many excellent parts that are lessened by what the developers didn't do. Better level design in the single player game and more multiplayer options could have rendered Bad Company a must buy. Unfortunately, as it is, it's more likely to get lost in the sea of shooters that already line the shelves.
1UP (Jun 23, 2008)
When raspy- and robotic-sounding players on Xbox Live hear inbound artillery, they know to get to a house's bottom floors before the roof is blasted off and anything beneath it is blown away. Henpecked by sharpshooting, they deforest a sniper's blind; cornered, they demolish a back wall and beat their retreat. Developer DICE dodges the trap it's laid for itself (i.e., games devolving into grenade-launcher duels) by reducing splash damage. Unless it detonates in his face, a single explosive shell stands a greater chance of dazing an enemy than killing him outright -- one smart move among the many (such as inspired map design) that make Bad Company a very good multiplayer game.
Computer Bild Spiele (Jul 02, 2008)
Der Kampf ums Gold bringt frischen Wind in die Battlefield-Serie. Der Einzelspielerfeldzug ist solide gemacht und abwechslungsreich. Die vermeintlich lustigen Kommentare Ihrer Computerkameraden wird nicht jeder unterhaltsam finden, doch sie schaffen Atmospähre. Die Mehrspielergefechte machen übrigens immer noch mehr Spaß als die einsamen Feldzüge, zumal sie ausgefeilte Kampftaktiken erfordern.