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Battlefield 4

released on October 29, 2013

Battlefield 4 is the game is a sequel to 2011's Battlefield 3 and the 13th installment in the Battlefield series. The battle rages on, utilizing the latest Frostbite Engine technology. Multiplayer has a new game mode "All Out War Vehicle Combat" and 3 playable factions: U.S., China and Russia, along with the return of the Commander Mode last seen in Battlefield 2142, which gives select players an RTS-like tactical map and the ability to give orders to teammates. Battlefield 4 features several improvements on its predecessor, new gameplay elements include dual-scoped weapons, target tagging. The game's heads-up display is comprised of two sections. The lower left-hand corner features a mini-map and compass for navigation, and a simplified objective notice above it; the lower right includes a compact ammo counter and health meter.

Platforms: PCPS3PS4Wii U360XBOX1
Developer: EA DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts
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Battlefield 4 reviews

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  • 95

    Machinima

    (platform: PC)
    From the levelouted maps to commander mode to the new squad mechanics, Battlefield 4 is a top-to-bottom improved multiplayer experience over Battlefield 3. And Battlefield 3 was damn good, so that's saying a lot.
  • 94

    AusGamers

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield 4 is visually amazing, with plenty of pretty that is often simultaneously aesthetic and practical, while the DICE sound wizards continue to forge a second-to-none soundscape that complements the eye candy. If you're a Battlefield fan, this purchase is a given, but even the smaller, faster-paced modes give Call of Duty a run for its money on its FPS formula.
  • 94

    Cheat Code Central

    (platform: PS3)
    Even on current-generation consoles, this game looks great. The sheer amount of on-screen action is astounding for this aging hardware to be capable of producing. Character models are easily the sharpest that they have ever been; the weapons look accurate and clean, and character animations flow through the environment without looking stiff or forced.
  • 93

    Vandal Online

    (platform: PC)
    Bigger and better, Battlefield 4 evolves what we saw in Battlefield 3. An experience any fan of the series should try.
  • 92

    Digital Chumps

    (platform: PS3)
    While Battlefield 4 isn't perfect, but it's a much better, more refined experience in comparison to BF3.
  • 90

    JeuxActu

    (platform: PC)
    It's hard to make a judgment on Battlefield 4 because of the large gap of quality between the campaign and the multiplayer mode. Both are absolutely beautiful, but the former has nothing else... Fortunately, a Battlefield game is made to play with some other players. Maps are huge and well-balanced, the "Levolution" feature is kind of cool and vehicles make the experience really enjoyable. If you play alone, forget Battlefield 4. If not, go for it.
  • 90

    Game Revolution

    (platform: PC)
    Is Battlefield 4 worthy of a brand new integer? Maybe not. Maybe they could have called this Battlefield 3 Next-Gen Edition, but increased destruction (which still holds back from turning multiplayer maps into flattened pancakes after one match), increased fidelity, a new campaign, and engaging multiplayer progression make this a worthy heir to the PC shooter throne.
  • 90

    Eurogamer Italy

    (platform: PC)
    For PCs and next-gen consoles, Battlefield 4 is one of the greatest online shooters to date. Maps are huge, Levolution changes their feelings during the battle and Obliteration is a great new game mode. Having 64 players and 60 fps on console is a huge step forward that helps forgetting an unremarkable story mode.
  • 90

    Gamereactor Sweden

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield is bigger, better, and most importantly more alive than ever.
  • 90

    Meristation

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield 4 is a perfect next-gen example. 64 players involved in Levolution, a new gameplay where destruction and catastrophes are protagonists. EA DICE optimally uses the new consoles and powerful PC. Shown by Frostbite 3 and an amphibious war that you've never lived.
  • 90

    Gameblog.fr

    (platform: PC)
    The single player campaign of Battlefield 4 is certainly disappointing, but as everyone knows, here it's the multiplayer offering that makes the difference... and again, DICE offers the best multiplayer FPS this year.
  • 90

    Joystiq

    (platform: PC)
    The main draw for the Battlefield series has always been the chaotic camaraderie of its multiplayer, and that's no different here. But the sum of Battlefield 4's parts shows that DICE is capable of more. Not only has the developer iterated on and progressed its marquee multiplayer, it's provided a tight and cohesive campaign that is everything a military shooter needs to be.
  • 90

    VideoGamer

    (platform: 360)
    It may not pack the same shock and awe as its next-gen cousin (the visual concessions made during multiplayer and occasional bug smack of an engine cracking under pressure), but the top-drawer gameplay makes Battlefield 4 a deeply enjoyable title regardless of platform. As one of the best multiplayer games available on 360 and PS3, DICE's shooter offers a delightfully destructive send-off to the current-generation.
  • 90

    Official Xbox Magazine UK

    (platform: 360)
    Battlefield 4 combines a middling campaign with some of the finest larger-scale online warmongering ever conceived. As a package it constitutes extraordinary value. Levolution aside, it hasn't reinvented any shooter tropes, but it has refined and improved them to impressive degree.
  • 90

    InsideGamer.nl

    (platform: 360)
    Most of you have already decided whether you're playing Battlefield 4 or not. And for those who are riddled with doubt we have the following announcement: buying Battlefield 4 will get you a multiplayer game that'll suck hours upon hours out of your life in the coming year.
  • 89

    GameFront

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield 4 isn't perfect — its campaign definitely sees to that — but the multiplayer component is one of the best you'll see in 2014.
  • 88

    Game Informer

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield 4 doesn't advance the series in any significant way, but the subtle improvements provide enough incentive for multiplayer fans to invest heavily in the land, air, and sea battles.
  • 85

    IGN

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield 4 is an excellent multiplayer game that makes the most of its ambitions, proving once again that destruction is a valuable strategic addition to competitive combat, which reaches its full potential with two killer Commanders are bringing out the best in their squads. On the other hand, its single-player campaign is a disappointing.
  • 85

    SpazioGames

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield 4 is all about multiplayer. Forget the campaign with it's poor AI and it's lack of personality and instead enjoy one of the best online games out there.
  • 85

    Playstation Universe

    (platform: PS3)
    Battlefield 4 sends off the current generation of shooters in prime form. There's prowess across the board, from narrative to action, and technical hiccups can't derail a game that is simply great on PS3.
  • 85

    EGM

    (platform: 360)
    Anyone hoping that Battlefield would finally get a respectable single-player campaign will be sorely disappointed, but if you're looking for a worthy evolution of the franchise's sweeping multiplayer battles, you've come to the right place.
  • 84

    PC Gamer

    (platform: PC)
    DICE is certainly guilty of taking an “if it ain't broke” attitude to creating BF4, but its modest multiplayer refinements alongside excellent maps are enough to make it one of our favorite current FPSes. A cynic would call BF4 a deluxe map pack in sequel's clothing. If that's your predisposition, know that it's at least a wonderful map pack, one with enough variety, depth, and quality to survive a year of intense play.
  • 80

    GameSpot

    (platform: PC)
    So with five versions of the game spread across two generations of consoles, which is the best Battlefield? Unsurprisingly, the PC version remains on top with excellent visuals and sprawling 64-player matches that make the most of the great maps and incredible combat diversity.
  • 80

    IGN

    (platform: PS3)
    DICE proves once again that destruction is a valuable strategic addition to competitive combat, even when it's a little ugly, and that battle reaches its full potential with two killer Commanders are bringing out the best in their squads. The campaign, on the other hand is a disappointing, but functioning and familiar game with overwhelming action and remarkable spectacle.
  • 80

    Official Xbox Magazine

    (platform: 360)
    Unlike 2011's installment, though, multiplayer excellence can't completely compensate for a misguided and rote single-player campaign, which makes BF4 an unsatisfying choice for those looking for the total package.
  • 80

    Xbox360Achievements

    (platform: 360)
    While Battlefield 4's next-gen outing offers something new and exciting in terms of multiplayer – 64-players – and in visuals – it looks fantastic and runs at 60 frames per second – the current gen version is more of the same, with no real evolution aside from a few instances of "levolution." A great game if you're sticking around on current-gen for the foreseeable future, but worth waiting for if the next-gen of consoles is on your horizon.
  • 75

    Polygon

    (platform: PC)
    DICE has failed once again to make Battlefield 4 a serious singleplayer contender. But its emphasis on ambitious, team-based multiplayer does wonders to wash the taste of that failure away. Battlefield 4 takes the elements that have made each installment work and glues them together successfully — even if some rough edges show here or there.
  • 70

    USgamer

    (platform: PC)
    Battlefield 4's below average campaign is once again disappoints, but the excellent Conquest mode and large-scale combat is enough to carry the series for another year. Pretty much status quo for EA's top multiplayer shooter.
  • 70

    Shacknews

    (platform: 360)
    Battlefield 4 doesn't break any molds, but whether you're making your way through the glossed-up campaign or burning scores of hours battling online, there's always a strong underlying sense of anxiety and uncertainty. You simply never feel safe. All the great things you remember about the series like realistic ballistics, balanced vehicles, and solid gunplay are here.

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