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Critic Reviews

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MS Xbox World (Nov 24, 2005)
Battlefield 2 should be the benchmark for any future first person war shooter on the Xbox. If you are still not sure about this game, than go rent it out but I promise you it will blow you away. The only thing stopping me recommending this as a must buy is that this game will be coming out on the 360 but of course, if you are not going to be buying that machine than if you like war games, this is the ultimate buy!!
Being a huge Battlefield fan, I feel that DICE and EA did a great job in bringing the series over to consoles. While Modern Combat shares some of the same features as its PC relatives, it offers some new aspects, including a stellar single-player campaign. As I said before, fans of the PC Battlefield games may have a hard time getting used to the way Modern Combat handles, but in the end they’ll more than likely still enjoy it. If you’re simply looking for a new online shooter for the Xbox, this is the game for you! Modern Combat’s a great addition to the Battlefield family, and hopefully we will see more Battlefield games on the Xbox.
TeamXbox (Oct 21, 2005)
There’s a pretty full lineup of military-based games coming out for the current Xbox, but I’d take a look at Battlefield 2: Modern Combat before deciding on the next item for your library. The combination of an intriguing campaign mode and large-scale multiplayer action for up to 24 players is hard to mess with, at least in terms of the late-model combat stuff. I’m hoping that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is much different than this version; if it isn’t, then I would recommend renting the current-gen model first to see how it fits into your current gaming schedule. Chances are the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will be much more like the PC version, making the current version well worth its price tag.
Game Captain (Dec 22, 2005)
In welchem anderen Shooter kann man so viele Autos, Panzer, Boote, Flugzeuge und Hubschrauber steuern wie in diesem Spiel? Durch den schnellen Spielfluss kommt eigentlich nie Langeweile auf. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat bietet abwechslungsreiche Action auf hohem Niveau, vorausgesetzt man hat Xbox Live. Der Einzelspielermodus stellt nämlich „nur“ ein, wenn auch gutes, Tutorial dar.
TalkXbox (Oct 29, 2005)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is no doubt one of the best first-person shooters to be found on the Xbox. It followed in its father’s footsteps, and in return not much of the core elements were changed. Its graphics may not be as eye-catching as its PC counterpart, but the Battlefield series has never been made great by its visuals. What matters is here. The audio is fantastic, and most importantly, its gameplay is superb. HotSwapping is a distinctive new feature, and makes the single-player campaign worth playing. Combine all of this and you once again have another worthy addition to the Xbox’s large family of above average shooters.
Game Chronicles (Nov 19, 2005)
This is the game Delta Force: Black Hawk Down wanted to be but failed miserably, and while you might only be able to have half as many soldiers in a game, you are going to have four times the fun of any other Xbox multiplayer war game out there, online or by yourself.
Worth Playing (Nov 24, 2005)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a thoroughly accomplished online multiplayer FPS, especially when considered alongside the other shooters appearing in the waning days of the big black box. The single-player campaign might not offer much to hold the attention of Live-less gamers hoping for a more tactical experience, but that's the lone disappointment of any significance. With a polished presentation and online play that achieves a compelling balance between frantic shooting and thoughtful coordination, Modern Combat is worth a last-minute withdrawal from your Xbox 360 fund.
Daily Game (Nov 27, 2005)
During the past year there have been dozens of games focusing on war and military combat. The market has been flooded with first-person shooters and squad-based military shooters, so it’s natural to wonder whether there’s really room for one more. In the console world, EA is trying to make its mark on the genre with its recent release of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat looks to repeat the same success it had on the PC, albeit on a smaller scale here on the Xbox, and surprisingly manages to make a big splash on Xbox Live. If you're looking to this game for some fun offline, you're better off looking toward other games such as the Rainbow Six series, as this game's online component shines so bright as to totally blind the player from seeing the ugly little blemish that is the offline gameplay.
86 (Nov 21, 2005)
Eine Warnung an alle Battlefield-Cracks: Mit dem PC-Vorbild hat die Konsolen-Variante neben den ewigen Ladezeiten nur das grundlegende Spielprinzip gemein – die Action selbst ist weitaus arcadiger! Und das ist gut so, denn dadurch gewinnt die Reihe ordentlich an Schwung: Ich mag das Belohnungssystem, ich mag die unkomplizierte Action – und ich mag vor allem den Singleplayermodus, der das Geballere in einem interessanten Rahmen hält und nicht einfach nur eine Map an die andere klatscht. Klar hat das Spiel mit der KI auch Nachteile: Die eigenen Kameraden trampeln recht forsch an die Front, die Gegner respawnen unschön, z.B. in einer Zone, die man Sekunden davor vollständig »befriedet« hat. Sei’s drum, das Missionsdesign ist gut, die Action fordernd. Online geht natürlich erst recht die Post ab, einfache Verbindung, gut umgesetzter Conquest-Modus. Die Battlefield-Serie hat die Konsolen-Feuertaufe mit Bravour bestanden!
85 (Nov 15, 2005)
Although first timers to the series can pick up the game without any problems, the direct port from PC isn’t the exact replica and might leave a few veterans upset. With the narrow ended amount of online play, and story focused game play it leaves less time to focus on other things on the PC user side.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat may disappoint fans of the PC game who expect a P.C port, but don't let that put you off. It is still a fabulous game, with single players being well catered for, and online players having a similar, although more arcadey and faster experience than their P.C counterparts. The game is loads of fun to play offline and online with Hotswapping being so damn cool and a hell of a lot of fun, it is sure to become common in more and more games in the future.
IGN (Oct 18, 2005)
Way back when, before modern warfare ruled our videogames and man had found joy in using his consoles to play in the mystical online space that PCs dominated, IGN fell in love.
Gamer Within (Nov 02, 2005)
All of these factors make it hard to rate this game. On the one hand, it offers a fast-paced, visceral, and very satisfying multiplayer experience. On the other, the title offers a very hackneyed and uneven offline campaign, and even the inclusion of some cool mini-games cannot save it from censure on the part of most players. And so, we can only offer the following advice: If you have online capability, purchase it. If you do not, give this game a pass.
Game Revolution (Nov 09, 2005)
The first sign that Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a Battlefield game is its oddly numbered title. It's actually the first Battlefield game for the consoles, while Battlefield 2 for the PC was really Battlefield 3. Apparently the guys at DICE don't know how to count, but they do know how to make kickass video games.
X-Power (Dec 01, 2005)
Geslaagd is hij zeker en vast, deze Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. Zijn roots liggen misschien dan wel op de pc, toch maakt hij – zonder muis en toetsenbord – een goede intrede op de consoles. Zonder twijfel de beste game waarbij moderne oorlogsvoering centraal staat. Vooral de multiplayer – hoe kon het ook anders – liet een steengoede indruk na. Op gebied van singleplayer mag er nog wat bijgesleuteld worden om er een volwaardige game van te maken. Het geheel verloopt lagloos en zonder framedrops, maar mist toch wel het gewenste detail.
80 (Nov 27, 2005)
Endlich hat es Battlefield auf Konsole geschafft. Die Entwickler haben das Gameplay gut an die Bedingungen auf Xbox und PS2 angepasst, das ganze Spiel läuft noch actionreicher und flotter als auf dem PC ab. Überraschend viel Spaß hatte ich mit dem Solomodus, der mit motivierendem Rängeaufstieg und abwechslungsreichen Einsätzen aufwartet. Online macht Battelfield 2 ohnehin viel Spaß, auch wenn die Karten kleiner und die taktische Tiefe geringer ausfallen als auf dem PC. Dass es letztlich nicht zu einem Award reicht liegt vor allem an den technischen Mängeln. Die Grafik ist nicht mehr als oberer Durchschnitt, die langen Ladezeiten furchtbar und die Steuerung extrem schwammig. Reine Konsolenzocker werden mit Battlefield 2 Modern Combat aber dennoch viel Spaß haben.
The Next Level (Nov 22, 2005)
I can safely give Battlefield 2: Modern Combat a big thumbs up for anyone who enjoys playing team-based first-person shooters online (yes, even if you're a die hard Halo 2 fan). There's something to be found here that one won't find flipping warthogs or stabbing people with three and half foot long energy swords. However, if you're one of those non-Xbox Live gamers there's almost nothing of value in this title for you.
If you have online capabilities, then Battlefield 2 is an absolute MUST have. While there is a decent length campaign with mini-games, it won't keep you too interested for long. The multiplayer is all that makes it worth a purchase. If you don't plan to go online with this title, then you really shouldn't bother, unless it is just a rental.
XGP Gaming (Nov 07, 2005)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is not what I expected. It’s actually far from it, but it does retain the core elements of the Battlefield franchise and brings them to the consoles for the first time. Despite the extremely arcadey feel to both the single-player and multiplayer games, there is some fun to be had. If EA can fix some of the server issues they could have a great online game in their hands; but EA has never been known to do that. Although the game is extremely different from the PC versions, it’s still Battlefield and, when it comes down to it, it’s a fun game.
There's a lot more to war than just moving about shooting at the enemy. Fortunately Battlefield 2 ignores that fact and gives us action junkies just what we crave.
GameZone (Nov 10, 2005)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a long-awaited effort that was continuously pushed back by the developers to tweak the gameplay over the last 3 years. When the PC version was released less than a year ago, I was immediately drawn to the large-scale battles, the control-point capturing, and the diversity of character selection. The Xbox version is toned down in comparison to playing on the PC and although it packs a pretty cool single-player campaign, its online multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired (which is completely unlike the PC title).
1UP (Oct 23, 2005)
PC gamers already well-versed in the wily lures of Battlefield may be inclined to give you a smug smirk at the mention of a console version of the game. Don't let it bother you. About the time they see you there enjoying the single-player part of the game, that look will change into the familiar puppy-dog, "when's-it-my-turn-to-play" eyes as they plop down next to you on the couch. A few hours later, all will be in agreement: Battlefield 2: Modern Combat has successfully made the jump to console gaming.
This is the first time this PC series has appeared on consoles, and there’s a natural reason for that. On the PC, this game thrives because of its online portion. For the consoles, however, you’ve got to make the single-player portion work in order to have a game with any depth or interest – since the vast majority of its players won’t be online. But instead of giving you a single-player campaign that is indistinguishable from all the other video game soldiers out there, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat attempts to tap into its strengths to offer something a little different.
75 (Nov 21, 2005)
Malgré des problèmes évidents de finition (animation et I.A) et un mode multi bien moins passionnant qu'on aurait pu le croire, Battlefield 2 est vraiment un jeu digne du plus grand intérêt. Jouable, particulièrement réussi graphiquement, comportant de bonnes idées et surtout immersif, il surpasse bon nombre de FPS consoles pourtant plus emblématiques. BF2 réussit donc son entrée sur consoles avec un certain brio, même s'il est regrettable de ne pas avoir pu bénéficier d'un titre totalement fignolé. Dommage.
GameSpot (Oct 26, 2005)
Overall, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat has made a decent first effort in bringing the Battlefield experience to consoles. All the necessary elements are there to make a great shooter--superficially at least--like infantry and vehicles together in large-scale, combined-arms battles. The hot-swap feature is also really cool and an idea we hope will get expanded on should the console franchise continue on. What's missing in Modern Combat are the little things that really made the Battlefield series so great in the first place, like getting the look, feel, and sound of the weapons and vehicles just right. Despite those deficiencies, Modern Combat is still probably worth a look, especially if you've never played a Battlefield game (or clone) before.
70 (UK) (Nov 24, 2005)
Ultimately, if you're unfair enough to want to compare this with Battlefield 2 on the PC you'll see that Modern Combat is a weaker, uglier imitation that lacks the detail and versatility that the original game wields with such ease. It doesn't make you fear the shriek and boom of lead because everything has been turned down a notch. Fun, yes, but not exhilarating in the way that the best games should be. It also lacks the painterly detail of Battlefield 2's levels, which seem so natural in the density of their trash-strewn details. As such Modern Combat fails to clinch greatness, but it's a moderate amusement anyway. Maybe it's the way those Humvees bounce...
If multiplayer PC gaming wasn't an option when Battlefield 2 came out, I guess this is an alternative. It's just not a very good one.
Gamekult (Nov 23, 2005)
Pour le premier épisode de sa série Battlefield sur console, Electronic Arts réussit là où Pandemic et LucasArts avaient plus ou moins échoué. Doté d'un mode solo pas inoubliable mais distrayant, le titre assure en effet l'essentiel en multijoueur en reprenant les bases d'un gameplay qui a largement fait ses preuves sur PC. Fluides et sans trop de lags, les parties s'enchaînent à douze contre douze et on prend un certain plaisir à semer la destruction aux commandes d'un char ou d'un hélico, malgré leur maniabilité assez moyenne. Evidemment, les joueurs sans connexion à leur disposition réfléchiront à deux fois avant de s'intéresser au titre, et ceux ayant déjà pratiqué sur PC n'auront aucune raison de l'essayer, mais les autres auraient bien tort de le laisser passer sans y jeter un oeil.
GameDaily (Dec 14, 2006)
Battlefield 2 explodes all over the Xbox in Dice's developed Modern Combat. Up to 24 soldiers can enter the game's myriad of different environments and destroy one another, and unlike other games of this type, there are over 30 different types of vehicles to maneuver including tanks, jeeps, boats, and choppers. There's always something to do and someone to kill, and if the online thing isn't your bag you can always entertain yourself with the straight forward single player mode, but overall, Modern Combat isn't the epitome of brilliant game design. It's too easy to lose focus, and the arcade like gameplay trivializes death. It's worth playing, but not for too long.
GamePro (US) (Oct 25, 2005)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a strange beast. On the one hand, it delivers the awesome new mechanic of soldier swapping. On the other, it holds itself back by lousing up its AI's basic training.
GameSpy (Nov 01, 2005)
As is the case with many titles that make the leap from PC to console, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat pales in comparison to the beloved PC games. On its own, however, the game is an enjoyable, if unspectacular, first-person shooter. The hotswap mechanic brings an interesting element into the mix, helping to make the single-player game a lot more fun than a lot of run-of-the-mill campaigns found in many shooters. Alas, the multiplayer mode doesn't quite live up to our lofty expectations, mainly due to the fact that there are only two gametypes, as well as an annoying abundance of network issues. Although the series' first foray onto consoles falls a bit short, the future looks promising.
Netjak (Jan 23, 2006)
Battlefield 2 for the consoles will give you much the same experience you’d get on the PC- quasi-realistic urban/light urban FPS warfare with a selection of great vehicles, weapons kits, expansive maps, and, unfortunately, oft-unstable multiplayer. There are a few areas in which Battlefield 2 for the consoles falls short of the standards created by the PC version, and regrettably, no instances where it improves upon the PC version.