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Review: Battlefield Bad Company 2 - PC

by Steven Williamson on 11 March 2010, 12:13

Tags: Battlefield Bad Company 2, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), PC, FPS

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The following unedited review was submitted by matty-hodgson, one of our regular contributors at HEXUS.gaming. The opinions expressed in this review are his own and not necessarily the views of the HEXUS team.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a first person shooter made by DICE and published by EA. It was released on 5th of March 2010. It’s the second game in this series, but the first to be released on the PC. The whole story is focussed around obtaining a secret weapon code-named the “aurora”. Your squad travels around the world in search of this super-weapon to prevent it falling into the wrong hands.

The game starts off quite slow, nothing really happens in the first few levels, but the developers could probably argue that this is just a settling in period, after you become accustomed with the workings of your weapons and all the controls, the game really starts to heat up, the maps become bigger and you begin to collect more weapons which can be obtained from the supply crates. You also start to experience a larger array of settings; desert, snow, jungle and cities. As the game progresses, the action slowly builds up, becoming more and more tense as you battle your way through several technical scenarios. There are also a large amount of vehicles which you can drive/fly which adds another welcome extra to the game. The story does seem pretty empty though, it just isn’t as gripping as its main rivals’, Call of Duty.

The graphics and audio in this game are amazing. The scenery and textures that they’ve put into Bad Company 2 are beautiful, especially in some of the jungle scenes with all the rich greens and clear waters. The sound is also very well incorporated, the sound of gun-fire totally changes if you distance yourself away from the source and if an explosion goes off near you, believe me, you will know.

The “Destruction 2.0” that has been built into BC2 is brilliant, it totally changes the way you play your game; one minute you can be crouched down behind, what seems to be, a solid concrete barrier with your sight cleanly aimed at someone’s beloved face, then the next minute you’re stood totally in the open because of someone’s well placed shot with an RPG. This can also be used to your advantage though, if someone is hiding behind a wall, just bring out the grenade launcher and... Voila, problem solved.

The multiplayer in this game is “where it’s at”, you can play in 4 different game modes which are all fun, and you can choose from 4 different types of character. As you level up in the multiplayer mode you unlock more weapons and equipment, further enhancing your ability to do some serious damage to your opponent. The multiplayer is very enjoyable, especially if you play as a team. There are plenty of tactics you can use and a huge arsenal to choose from.

Overall, this game is quite good, but it just doesn’t live up to my expectations. The bugs need ironing out, the story needs just that bit more and the maps need to be a bit bigger in the multiplayer mode.

Score - 8/10

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