Conclusion: After breezing through campaign mode and wondering why you bought this game, you'll come to realize that a great online multiplayer experience is the only way to enjoy Battlefield 4. Massive battles on land, sea, and air will keep you coming back for more combat-based thrills.
Pros: Destructible environments. Realistic weather effects. Up to 64 players in online multiplayer modes. Detailed and realistic graphics and sound create a visceral, dramatic experience.
Cons: Short single player campaign mode. Some multiplayer maps aren't fun due to the poor placement of cover and capture points.
Summary: The Battlefield series is back after taking two years off to re-tool and rebuild. It’s nice to see one modern shooter franchise that isn’t afraid to take some time off, and the time in development has allowed for some significant jumps forward in technology and gameplay.
Excerpt: Battlefield 4 Review Developer: DICE Publisher: EA Platform(s): PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Price: ~£30 for PC, ~£40 for PS3 and Xbox 360, ~£50 for PS4 and Xbox One You’ll never guess what: Battlefield 4 has a superb multiplayer mode but a rather disappointing singleplayer mode.
Excerpt: Electronic Arts has released their highly-anticipated Battlefield 4, and I just had to review it. I was not a HUGE fan of Battlefield 3’s campaign. That being said, Battlefield 4’s single player campaign is a much better affair to play through.
Excerpt: With Battlefield 4, EA and DICE deliver the latest game in this decade old first-person military shooter series known for enormous team-based vehicle- and infantry-based combat as well as (in recent years) destructible buildings and environments that mix up the gameplay with dynamically transforming...
Summary: Covering familiar ground The most fun I've ever had in a Battlefield game was in 2010's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 . That's not to say it's the best title in the series or anything like that, mind you -- just that it arrived at the right time for me and offered a level of environmental destruction I...
Excerpt: So how about that single-player campaign? Opening with the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” playing on the radio, we meet our squad in a slowly sinking vehicle. One member is trapped and you, the player, are forced to shoot out the window so the rest of you can survive.
Conclusion: Without a doubt, Battlefield 4 ’s greatness lies within multiplayer and those willing to invest their time towards unlocking content and engaging in Assignments and Missions are going to get the most fun out of the experience.
Summary: There's something evergreen about Battlefield's brand of online warfare. The combination of breakneck infantry fighting and explosive vehicular warfare breeds conflicts that are exciting, tense, and, perhaps most importantly, diverse.
Pros: Obliteration mode sets an exciting new pace, Great maps set the stage beautifully, Tons of ways to make an impact, Destruction is empowering