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Battlefield 2142 review

The titanic team player weighs in with a soldier-shredding sequel

For

  • Best team game on the PC
  • Titan mode flat out rocks
  • Violent new toys

Against

  • Infantry feels swimtastic
  • No widescreen
  • Absurd respawn times for mechs

The fourth full chapter in the Battlefield online shooter franchise, Battlefield 2142 propels the multiplayer fight 200 years ahead from the first game in the series into a bleak, war-torn future.

The Earth is ripped apart by a new ice age, forcing the entire population into a tiny crucible around the equator in a desperate fight over last inhabitable place on the planet. But honestly, we don't really care what the reasons are - we just want to get our war on. Battlefield is back.

BF2142 returns with Conquest: Assault, but also an all-new game type called Titan mode. Titans are floating fortresses in the sky, and each team's objective is to take out the opposing team's Titan. The battlefield is surrounded by multiple missile silos, and the most effective way to break down the enemy Titan's shields is by taking and holding these silos. This keeps their payloads targeted at the enemy's Titan, instead of yours.

Once a Titan loses its shields, it can be boarded and quickly blown apart from the inside out with emplaced explosives in four key areas, and finally the main reactor.

Boarding the Titan happens via airship drop off or launching up in a "pod" from a nearby APC - one of the signature moments in 2142. Mounting this complex attack occurs while your team is frantically trying to defend against an identical attempt by the opposite side.

More Info

GenreShooter
DescriptionBattlefield 2142 will bring all of the massive online action to a futuristic battleground, where a new Ice Age forces the globe into a conflict over the last remaining fertile ground.
Franchise nameBattlefield
UK franchise nameBattlefield
PlatformPC
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating
Release date:17 October 2006 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:PC
Genre:Shooter
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