Excerpt: Battlefield Bad Company 2 has a big pair of shoes to fill. Several months ago during the private beta I stated in my preview that it had the potential to best Modern Warfare 2 in the online shooter department. Those were bold claims and I endured threatening emails and plenty of mockery from members of the staff and readers alike.
Excerpt: There are a lot of multiplayer shooters on the PS3. Some feature better toys or the ability to allow the population of small countries to play at once, but none are quite as well-polished or finely crafted as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 . Bad Company 2 is the nuclear option for game expectations. The other night a group of students finally goaded me into a game of Modern Warfare 2 .
Conclusion: Ultimately, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is one of the best FPS titles currently available. Single-player might not be exceptionally heavyweight, but it manages to mostly push all the right buttons. It's multiplayer where the real substance lies though and it's there that you'll find that BF:BC2 offers real long term gameplay that's both satisfying and infinitely entertaining. And that's really Bad Company 2 in an artillery shell.
Excerpt: When it comes down to multiplatform first person shooters, many think that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty has that market cornered. Well, they don't, because Electronic Arts and DICE have something to say about that with their all new Battlefield entry: Bad Company 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is truly a solid effort from a multiplatform game, an effort we'd really love to see more of from other developers and publishers.
Summary: The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.
Conclusion: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a high-octane thrill ride that delivers everything you could possibly want from a first-person shooter. Fraught action, destructible environments and the most addictive and comprehensive multiplayer around make this an experience that is a worthy adversary to Modern Warfare 2 and a sublime shooter in its own right.
Excerpt: Since the beginning with Battlefield 1942 , DICE's Battlefield series has been hugely influential of all other multiplayer shooters. Over the years, the series' focus on large-scale battles has dwarfed the competition, taking the core concepts of games like Tribes and making them work with a more realistic military backbone. For years, DICE focused on this concept, bringing game after game to PC, something that changed with the release of Battlefield: Bad Company.
Excerpt: A new challenger has appeared to stake its own claim on the modern warfare throne, and according to our reviewer Mitchell Dyer, Bad Company 2 has the firepower to knock Call of Duty off its lofty perch. Read on to see why EA and DICE's latest effort just might replace Modern Warfare 2 as your FPS of choice.
Pros: Exciting and unique single-player objectives; multiplayer is rewarding and deep