Conclusion: The latest installment in the Battlefield franchise is as successful as ever. By keeping the winning formula and only tweaking it in the slightest ways to improve it, Battlefield 4 is a huge success. Yes, the story is a little worse than average. It’s short, simple, not exciting, poor plot, and other issues. Let’s face it. No one bought Battlefield for the campaign. More importantly, you won’t be disappointed with the multiplayer.
Excerpt: Other publications may have rushed out their review on this giant title, but here at GD we have learned that certain games need a little more time to settle in or to show their enduring problems. Like a patient sniper we wait and watched Battlefield 4 emerge from the undergrowth. With our keen eye we are looking to see if the game stumbles from server crashes and graphical glitches or manages to stand bravely against the onslaught of competing FPS opposition.
Pros: Improved graphics, Playing with strangers, Multiplayer gameplay additions
Cons: Crashes, Playing with friends, Generic single player campaign
Excerpt: Shooters offers gamers a chance to shoot everything in sight, fill the environment with bullet holes, and kill player after player without fear of the consequences that these actions have when performed in real life. Nobody will get hurt, although cracks at your mom will assuredly be made, and a lot of fun will be had.
Conclusion: D.I.C.E. set out to do one thing with the Battlefield series and that is tell a compelling story through epic events and sequences that help shape the battlefield. Many will find things to love about Battlefield 4, as well as hate, but at the end of the day, it’s one of the greatest first-person shooting experience to grace the home console.
Battlefield 4 Review - an epic conclusion to PS3 that raises the bar for PS4
29 October 2013
Summary: Battlefield 4 sends off the current generation of shooters in prime form. There's prowess across the board, from narrative to action, and technical hiccups can't derail a game that is simply great on PS3.
Pros: Single-player experience of titanic proportions, Visual mastery unmatched in shooters, Multiplayer at its best
Cons: Slow-loading textures, Simple AI for team and enemies
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. With weapons, gadgets, and upgrades tailored to create a wealth of combat roles, it can often seem like there's no end to the gratifying ways you can contribute to the war effort.
Pros: Obliteration mode sets an exciting new pace, Great maps set the stage beautifully, Tons of ways to make an impact, Destruction is empowering
Excerpt: Any installment in the Battlefield series is always compared to its Call of Duty counterpart, and there’s a skirmish to go one better each time a sequel is released. Battlefield 4 (BF4) is a small step forward from number 3. At its core, BF4 is a multiplayer game and that will remain its strong point. But there are more marked changes in its single-player gameplay than multiplayer.
Pros: Polished and refined multiplayer gameplay; Good multiplayer experience; New maps and game modes; Some interesting elements in single-player mode.
Cons: Poorly written single player campaign; Looks dated on current generation consoles; Quite a few AI and graphical glitches.