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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.
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.
UOL Jogos (Jul 01, 2005)
Em meio a uma época na qual criatividade e originalidade estão sob questionamento no universo do entretenimento eletrônico, "Battlefield 2" consegue algo, no mínimo, raro: enquanto continuação de uma série consagrada, consegue implementar inovações razoáveis que, ao mesmo tempo, agradam fãs antigos e corrigem falhas de seus antecessores, sendo capaz de conquistar novos adeptos.
GameSpy (Jun 17, 2005)
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.
Game Chronicles (Aug 15, 2005)
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.
XGP Gaming (Sep 05, 2005)
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!
PC Gamer (Aug, 2005)
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.
Imperium Gier (Jul 11, 2005)
Czy warto wydać kasę na zakup Battlefielda 2? Po zważeniu plusów i minusów śmiem stwierdzić, że 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 pewnością okaże się właśnie tą najlepszą. Dzięki postawieniu na grę drużynową i dobremu systemowi komunikacji tytuł ma potencjał, zapewne przyciągnie masę ludzi, powstanie wiele nowych klanów. Można to spokojnie wywnioskować z liczby grających na serwerach, które mimo swej ogromnej ilości są często przepełnione.
Gameguru Mania (Jul 02, 2005)
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! :)
GameStar (Germany) (Jun, 2005)
Kommandeure kämpfen nicht selbst, Kommandeure lassen kämpfen. Und so hatte Dice den Commander-Modus zunächst angekündigt. Aber welcher Baller-Freund hätte schon freiwillig den reinen Strategen gespielt? Stattdessen stürze ich mich jetzt als Commander mitten in die Schlacht. So macht Befehligen Spaß. Und durch das Belohnungssystem spuren meine Männer 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 zurück zu meinen Shooter-Ursprüngen.
Game Watcher (Aug 22, 2005)
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.
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.
GameSpot (Jun 20, 2005)
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.
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.
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.
Subsim (Jul 21, 2005)
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.
92 (Jul 20, 2005)
Battlefield 2 on loistavaa viihdettä ja se tarjoaa juuri ja juuri tarpeeksi monipuolisuutta, ettei siihen kyllästy turhan nopeasti. Pelattavuus on huippuluokkaa ja hyvässä joukkueessa se on timanttista, kunhan jokainen jäsen tiedostaa tehtävänsä ja on luonteeltaan auttavainen muita joukkuetovereita kohtaan. Kakkososa tuo sarjaan uusia elementtejä, jotka tuottavat paljon iloa ja jännitystä. Keskustelu ja oman persoonaan kehiin laittaminen poistaa anonymiteettisuojassa tehtyä peeloilua, joka johtaa autuaaseen pelivalaistukseen. Puhukaa toisillenne.
Gamer Within (Aug 02, 2005)
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.
Gamezoom (Jun 27, 2005)
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 für Aufsehen sorgen, denn sämtliche 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 übertrieben wie bei anderen Actiongames. Das einzige wirkliche Manko ist die hohe Hardwareanforderung…
FOK!games (Jun 23, 2005)
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.
PC Action (Germany) (Jul 19, 2005)
Was hat sich also im Gegensatz zu den grandiosen Vorgängern 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.
GameZone (Jul 27, 2005)
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.
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.
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.
FiringSquad (Jun 21, 2005)
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.
PC Games (Germany) (Jul 20, 2005)
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 übertroffen. Besonders die Karten sind eine Wucht. Es sind zwar nicht sonderlich viele, dafür 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. Übermächtige Einheiten? Fehlanzeige! Der M1A2 Abrams ist beispielsweise genauso stark wie sein russisches und chinesisches Gegenstück. Ähnliches gilt natürlich auch für die restlichen Einheiten. Einen Kritikpunkt muss sich Battlefi eld 2 dennoch gefallen lassen: Ein einziger Spielmodus ist für einen reinrassigen Multiplayer-Shooter zu wenig.
90 (Jun 23, 2005)
On franchit un certain cap dans le domaine du FPS online avec Battlefield 2 qui relègue ses 2 prédécesseurs au rang de simples bases d'une idée qui prend aujourd'hui toute son ampleur. L'intégration du système de commandement et de squads offre enfin au jeu une véritable coordination et une puissance tactique qui saura se faire apprécier. Il est vrai que l'on pourra reprocher au titre de ne pas livrer une masse phénoménale de nouveautés, mais elles lui suffisent à être l'évolution incontournable de la série, rendant caduque BF 1942, que l'on parle de gameplay ou de technique. Il ne reste qu'à attendre l'arrivée d'un patch qui corrige ce browser de malheur et à tolérer des loadings parfois à peine supportables.
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.
90 (GAF) (Jul 27, 2005)
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.
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.
GameDaily (Dec 14, 2006)
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.
Thunderbolt Games (Jul 25, 2005)
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.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Jun 27, 2005)
Ontwikkelaar DICE pakt alweer verschroeiend hard uit en levert een multiplayerparel van formaat af.
Club Skill (Sep 29, 2005)
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.
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.
ActionTrip (Jun 22, 2005)
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.
90 (UK) (Jun 24, 2005)
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.
Game Captain (Jul 04, 2005)
Trotz einiger Minimängel 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 für einen Toptitel. Zwar braucht man etwas Zeit bis man alle Feinheiten beherrscht (vor allem die umfangreiche Tastenbelegung zwingt anfangs zum ständigen Griff nach dem Handbuch), aber spätestens 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!
IGN (Jun 19, 2005)
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.
89 (Jul 18, 2005)
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).
88 (Jun 24, 2005)
Battlefield 2 bietet ein fantastisches Team-Erlebnis: ausbalancierte Einheiten für 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 Vorgänger – mangels zusätzlicher Spielmodi sogar weniger. Außerdem ist das Waffenverhalten manchmal zu merkwürdig, 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 Unerträglichkeit 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 gegenwärtige Shooter.
88 (Jun 22, 2005)
Battlefield 2 ist nicht der hübscheste Online-Taktik-Shooter, und auch nicht der mit den größten Karten und den meisten Spielern auf einem Server. Aber es ist der, der am meisten Spaß macht. Dafür sorgen durchdachte Taktik-Hilfen wie der Commander-Modus und vielseitige Waffensysteme. Wenn ich mich für einen einzigen Online-Taktik-Shooter entscheiden müsste, ich würde Battlefield 2 wählen.
Out Of Eight (Jul 28, 2005)
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.
PC Powerplay (Aug, 2005)
Alles in allem ist Electronic Arts ein weitgehend sauberer Release geglückt. Die wenigen kleineren Fehler wurden schon kurz nach Verkaufsstart mit dem ersten Update behoben. Dass das ausgerechnet neue, schwerwiegendere Fehler einführt, sollte dem Branchenriesen allerdings wirklich nicht passieren. Hier wurde eindeutig beim Testing geschludert.
87 PC Gaming (Jul 03, 2005)
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.
85 (Jul 07, 2005)
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 contrôle d'une série d'objectifs. Les vétérans des deux premiers volets, Battlefield 1942 et Battlefield Vietnam, (oui, Battlefield 2 est en fait le troisième de la série) ne seront pas dépaysés, sauf en ce qui concerne les théatres d'opération.
1UP (Jun 20, 2005)
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.
Game Over Online (Jul 18, 2005)
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.
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.
Game Revolution (Jul 06, 2005)
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.
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!
Gamekult (Jun 24, 2005)
Après 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 série, le titre nous propose de nouveau des combats acharnés à la fois sur terre, sur mer ou dans les airs, et y apporte une dimension stratégique supplémentaire avec tous les outils pour coordonner simplement et efficacement les assauts. Malgré le peu de cartes présentes, une douzaine seulement, on ne se lasse pas des possibilités offertes par le titre, même si l'effet de surprise du premier épisode s'est depuis longtemps estompé. Graphiquement plutôt joli et doté d'une ambiance sonore de grande qualité, le jeu souffre toujours d'une aventure solo bâclée 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.
3DAvenue (Jul 03, 2005)
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.
GamePro (US) (Jun 20, 2005)
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.
Yiya (Jul 20, 2005)
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 zusätzlich auch auf Bots zurückgreifen und den aus den Vorgängern bekannten COOP-Modus spielen wollen.
Factornews (Jul 14, 2005)
On pourrait résumer Battlefield 2 en expliquant qu’il s’agit d’un Battlefield 1942 auquel on aurait rajouté une gestion des escouades et un commandant sans tomber trop loin de la réalité tant la balance infanterie/véhicules et les combats en général se ressemblent. Cependant la parfaite intégration de ces fonctions fait qu’on prend beaucoup de plaisir à jouer dans un groupe bien organisé. Alors on regrettera une finition « à la Dice », une orientation trop grand public qui se ressent dans les physiques simplistes des véhicules et les comportements étranges des armes, des combats bien moins épiques que dans Joint Ops ainsi qu’un mode de jeu pas toujours très adapté, mais il serait dommage de se priver pour ça d’une expérience de jeu très agréable sans être révolutionnaire.