Battlefield 2142 review

  • Best team game on the PC
  • Titan mode flat out rocks
  • Violent new toys
  • Infantry feels swimtastic
  • No widescreen
  • Absurd respawn times for mechs
The only reason that strangers on the internet can even dream to pull this off is primarily due to Battlefield 2142's incredible "Squad System". In addition to each side's Commander, each team has up to six Squad Leaders. The Commander oversees the entire theater, calls down artillery and spot targets with satellite sweeps, but Squad Leaders are arguably even more vital. They act as mobile spawn points, serving to keep teams of soldiers together and focused on each successive task. A well-coordinated and determined squad is the deadliest thing in the entire game.

Joining a squad immediately underscores the amount that you and your buddies depend on each other, based on the class of soldier you’ve chosen. 2142 combines the previous seven Battlefield 2 classes into just four, but gives each class a wide variety of specialized equipment that can be customized and loaded before the fight. For example, Engineers have a wide variety of vehicle repair and support equipment, but they also can take on an anti-armor role by loading in EMP and tracker mines. The traditional Assault class doubles as a field medic with optional defibrillator paddles, and the Recon class supports both sniper and spec ops load outs with optical camouflage and explosive charges.

More Info

Release date: Oct 17 2006 - PC (US)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Shooter
Published by: EA GAMES
Developed by: Digital Illusions, DICE
Franchise: Battlefield
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Violence


  • Cool - March 23, 2009 12:55 p.m.

    This is a really cool game. I have to start playing it again
  • someonetgsn - April 23, 2009 7:54 p.m.

    that all sounds great with an exception to the fact that i cant find a server. =( i guess they will have to get by without the best jet pilot xD

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