Today I am checking out one of my favorite Battlefield games, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. I played this on the Xbox 360, but it was also available on PC and PlayStation 3. It was the follow up to the very popular Bad Company and for me, it is a real highlight in the franchise’s history.
I have to start by talking about the campaign. Once again you play as Preston Marlowe who is a member of the Bad Company squad. The game is set in the near future during a war between the USA and Russia, but this time there is another side in the conflict too. It is not the longest campaign, but what is here I have always liked.
It is like you are in a Michael Bay movie as it is full of large set pieces and tons of action. It does strip away most of the teamwork aspect that Battlefield is known for. However, I give it a pass for this as it works really well. The presentation has that DICE quality about it, but I must admit that by today’s standards it is showing its age.
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The Game Review
The game engine that they used for this game is fantastic. I consider DICE one of the best developers around and this game is a prime example of why. The destructible environments at the time this came out completely blew my mind! Being in a gunfight and having the building come down is crazy stuff!
Of course, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 at its heart is all about that online multiplayer. You have a choice of four classes which are assault, recon, medic, and engineer. Each class does what you would expect, but what makes it really cool is how each class has its own progression system. You always feel like you are on the path for a new weapon or skill.
I find that this is a loud and badass shooter, but you also have to think. Playing to the strengths of your class and playing your role is vital. For example, if you are playing as a medic, you need to actually make sure you are keeping your teammates healed! Playing your role is what makes the game so much fun and is a huge part of what keeps me invested in matches.
You have a solid selection of multiplayer game modes to enjoy. A few of my personal favorites are Squad Deathmatch, Conquest, and Onslaught. I do feel that to get the most out of this game, you need to be playing with people you know. At the very least you need to be able to talk to the people you are playing with.
I feel that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 holds up really well. It was a massive deal back in the day and I know I certainly put a great deal of time into it. While I feel that it may be a tad rough around the edges by today’s standards. I hope that the folks at EA and DICE go back and play this so they can see what made us love the Battlefield franchise as they have lost their way a bit these days.
- I enjoyed the war story of the single-player campaign
- I liked how each class felt very unique
- The sound gets your blood pumping!
- The multiplayer is some of the best the series has ever seen
- You always feel like you are progressing towards something
- While good, the story is very short
- It is starting to show its age now