Excerpt: One of the biggest questions I think spawned when EA announced a new Battlefield game called Hardline and explained that it was about cops and criminals was, "is this really a Battlefield game?" It's a fair question, and it's one that doesn't have a clear answer.
Excerpt: Battlefield: Hardline Review Price: £49.99 Developer: Visceral Games Publisher: EA Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Version Reviewed: PC I'm not sure precisely when Battlefield Hardline stopped being about the police, but I realised this had happened when I found myself driving a tank.
Summary: From the campaign's beginning in which the player assumes of the role of a police officer, it's clear that Battlefield Hardline isn't another ordinary installment in the Battlefield franchise.
Excerpt: Concluding what turned out to be a two-part review-in-progress of EA’s latest big noisy man-shooter – part 1 is here . I wrote it in pieces purely because we didn’t have code until US release day and I wanted to be useful to people thinking of buying the game ASAP; there’ll probably be more of that...
Excerpt: Battlefield Hardline hasn’t been doing well in the run-up to its release. The recent beta showed off a solid game, but one that did little to separate itself from the military-themed games in the se
Summary: Standard operating procedure Following a year characterized by increased public awareness of rampant police violence against citizens and the militarization of local law enforcement, a gun fetishist's game riding a "cops versus criminals" tagline feels slimy.
Excerpt: The military is off-duty. While the soldiers clean their tanks and jets it's time for the police to go to war. Battlefield Hardline puts you on both sides of the law with thrilling chases and daring bank heists.