Battlefield Bad Company 2 review

A new Battlefield shows its strongest hand is still its multiplayer

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Accessible and challenging multiplayer

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    Blowing up buildings

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    Great multiplayer class system


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    Patchy single-player campaign mode

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    The story ain't great

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    Team-mates are mostly useless

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The result is a singleplayer campaign that at its best really challenges you to use your intellect as well as your trigger finger. It’s a system that works best in urban environments - later forays into South America quickly descend into the linear and restrictive territory of less inventive shooters. It also becomes clear that despite being part of a team you’re the only member of the squad using his brain. Your teammates are efficient but by-the-book, and often you’ll have to tow the line in order to trigger events and coax baddies to appear.

In short: Bad Company 2’s singleplayer mode struggles to maintain a balance between scripted events and a sense of freedom. The result is an inconsistent campaign that mixes moments of brilliance with long stretches of the merely competent.

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DescriptionBad Company returns from their returns from their gold hoarding escapades from the first title with an all new single player campaign and new improvements to the series acclaimed multiplayer modes.
Franchise nameBattlefield
UK franchise nameBattlefield
Platform"iPhone","iPad","Xbox 360","PS3","PC"
US censor rating"Mature","Mature","Mature","Mature","Mature"
UK censor rating"16+","16+","16+","16+","16+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)