Summary: After reading some of the reviews here, I think it only fair to give a review that will dispel some of the confusion surrounding the game: Is this just a mod of BF2? Fact 1 it IS a mod of bf2 and not a whole new game.
Excerpt: I joined in playing battlefield games when battlefield 2 was just released, and loved it. When i saw 2142 released, everyone i knew who also played battlefield was moving over to it. For a year or so after its release i found it to be a really enjoyable game.
Summary: A good game on the whole but most annoying in it's attidude to promotion and unlocks. If you want the unlocks you have to buy Northern Strike which is as this game is totally internet dependant i.e no DVD/CD, just a download code and heaven help those that need to reformat.
Summary: what can i say? its a great game. Cool new wargear, easy to drive/fly vehicles etc. sounds really good and is. BUT DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU THINK YOU WILL ENJOY SINGLE PLAYER!!!! At first, if you dont go online at all, its okay. there are only 5 maps, but they're all quite fun.
Warning - Important information potential buyers should consider!
10 March 2007
Summary: Please visit the following link as it contains a snapshot of what you will find inside the game DVD box as I believe you should be aware of this information BEFORE buying the game as it will be too late to do anything about it AFTER you do so: [...]
Dont buy second hand unless it has NOT been used!!
Stephen Taylor "Slicksteve", Amazon
10 March 2007
Summary: I bought this game from a market trader whom i dont blame for this problem. They were unaware that if the game has been played once it is effectively useless. You have to register an account to use the game. Essentially the CD key is registered to that account.
Summary: Open the box and a letter drops out, you will be subject to targetted advertising if you install the game. No mention of it anywhere else. I dont pay to put SpyWare on my PC, and it ruins the ambieance (sic) as an advertisement for a year 2006 product in the year 2142 is just...poor!
Summary: I think that says it all. Slow to load, laggy to run on my relatively quick machine (2.6Ghz AMD3700+, 500MB nVidia GE6200, Wind XP), very bandwidth demanding, too few servers running it, rubbish single player mode and generally not anything like as good as BF2 or BF1942. Avoid.
Summary: arrived after 2 weeks then when i went to play online i had to get in touch with ea to get a new code as the cd key had been frozen for being too old but i got the deluze edition cd key off them
Summary: Great game but messy programming, full of bugs obviously not properly tested. After trying to log on for half an hour and finally playing it kicks me out to windows. Fun while it lasted though. For a more reliable and robust game get Deltaforce, it may be old but it is far better.