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Battlefield 2: Modern Combat review

Love is a Battlefield

Pros

  • The brilliantly expansive maps
  • Enough weapons and vehicles to choke a warlord
  • Online play

Cons

  • Tiny
  • girl-fart explosions
  • Frantic almost to the point of silliness
  • Having no one to play with

With the exception of the SOCOM series, Sony’s online populace tends to languish behind that of the thriving Xbox Live community. But Battlefield 2: Modern Combat could be the killer online app that the PS2 so desperately needs. The most impressive aspect of the feature is the sheer size of the maps. These battlefields are huge, complex and beautifully designed. From oil rigs and submarine bases to desert strongholds, there’s enough variety to keep even obsessive types interested long after the initial elation of mad carnage has worn off. Unlike the self-contained maps in Ghost Recon, these areas feel like you’ve been released into a large field after being cooped up in veal crate for a month.

More Info

GenreShooter
DescriptionUnleash a scathing barrage of metal with over 30 vehicles ... or your own bad soldiering self.
Franchise nameBattlefield
UK franchise nameBattlefield
PlatformXbox 360, Xbox, PS2
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Release date25 October 2005 (US), 18 November 2005 (UK)