Excerpt: The Metal Gear series has had a bit of a shaky run on the PSP, starting with the bizarre Metal Gear Acid games and continuing with Portable Ops , a game that provides a MGS-lite experience that is held back by a very tedious soldier-capturing system. Now that series creator Hideo Kojima has decided to take the reins of the newest PSP entry, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker , we have received a game that is very much a MGS game.
Excerpt: Battlefield has always been a multiplayer focused series, though obviously with the freshest entry, Battlefield: Bad Company, effort has been spent on both the single and multiplayer components. But at least in regards to the campaign mode, it seems DICE’s old habits die hard. The story of Bad Company is surprisingly one of the driving points for advancement through the single player.
Conclusion: It's taken a fair amount of time to get there, but Bad Company 2 marks the point DICE finally delivered the full Battlefield package. With a varied and engrossing single player campaign allied to a top-notch multiplayer, this is war gaming at its explosive best.
Excerpt: EA/DICE's Battlefield series is one of multiplayer gaming's top shelf franchises. When Battlefield: Bad Company was introduced to the gaming public, much attention was paid to the fact that the game would contain a fleshed-out single-player campaign along with the usual multiplayer action. Would a good single-player campaign bring a new audience to the series?
Excerpt: Welcome to Bad Company. The specialist branch of the US Military, for… specialists. Blown up the wrong building? Hacked computers and accidentally caused a system meltdown? Then to Bad Company you go. Which actually, is no bad thing. As Preston Marlow, you have been sent to B Company to join the other reprobates, for some shenanigous crime against the military.
Excerpt: As video games become increasingly more realistic our expectations grow. Take Battlefield Bad Company for example. You can totally destroy the side of a building, yet you can't take the whole building down, and that makes us disappointed. For as technically impressive as Bad Company is, we wanted more. That doesn't stop it from being the first excellent single-player game in the Battlefield series.
Military shooter with strong visuals, multiplayer.
Common Sense Media
29 January 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is the latest in the series of Battlefield military shooters. Since you're in the midst of a futuristic war, players will encounter plenty of violence. You kill enemies using guns, grenades, rocket launchers, tanks, air strikes, and a host of other weapons. The game doesn't show graphic images, nor is blood visible. Expect to hear quite a bit of cursing, which could grow worse if you play online .