Reviews for Battlefield 2 Complete Collection (NA) dns

95

The vanilla scene is dying, but the modding scene is strong.

ExtinctThings | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all ExtinctThings's reviews »

I'm not going to write this like a typical review. Battlefield 2 used to be an amazing game, but the way people play it now - hiding behind walls and tossing grenades repetitively - and the amount of hackers have ruined it a bit. Instead, I'm going to write about two mods I play, as that's what's still keeping the game going.

Undoubtedly the largest mod is Project Reality. It's a military simulation game that has a large and dedicated community. Some people buy this game exclusively to play this mod, as it's cheaper and easier to grasp than Arma II and its mods.

There is still a (mostly European) community playing Forgotten Hope 2. It's a great World War II mod that has good gameplay and avoids a lot of the problems vanilla BF2 has by rehashing equipment (of course, it's a World War II mod!).

I've played Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3, and honestly while they're pretty good games in themselves they won't last nearly as long as this game will, simply because EA decided to do away with modding tools.

76

A battlefield gem

Mikagee | Dec. 23, 2012 | See all Mikagee's reviews »

this game was one of he best battlefield games i have ever played.

Though there is only multiplayer and the graphics aren't the best because it came out a long time ago. Plenty of people still play it today.

The voice acting in this game is fantastic and the sound of gunshots and artillery falling makes you jump when you first start the game.

There are a whole bunch of different vehicles to choose from which makes the game fun as you can drive a jet to running people down with a jeep.

The bad things about this game is that this game is not very control friendly and beginners will have a hard time playing against vets on bf2.

90

Old doesnt mean bad

brandonl | Nov. 1, 2012 | See all brandonl's reviews »

Sure Battlefield 3 is out. That doesnt mean this game is rendered obsolete. The game runs great and plays smoothly. Everything you love about Battlefield is here, lots of vehicles, ridiculously large maps that are appropriate for 64v64 battles. The controls that makes you feel great for being able to fly the helicopter properly. The game has a somewhat active community, you'll be able to find matches with full servers with no problem.

96

Good game, great combat

Cooberstooge | Sept. 2, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

Battlefield 1942 was a massive evolution in shooters, and changed the way most of us thought of the FPS genre. In an attempt to further continue the crazy success of that title, and introduce it to the modern setting, Battlefield 2 was born.

While it has everything that made the original great, Battlefield 2 builds on that formula and makes everything that much better. The modern setting makes for something us younger folks can more relate to, and just makes for all around faster firefights. Vehicles such as the assault buggy let you whip around the field of battle far faster than the jeeps and bikes of the original, and tanks pack more of a punch this time around.

Maps are varied, and go from sandblasted desert towns to heavy combat on a highway interchange. There's super small maps with tight spots, and large open ones where dueling tank battles across empty fields are commonplace, and fun as all heck. The amount of equipment on display is awesome, with accurate modeling for all the weapons and heavy metal.

Graphically, Battlefield 2 is a massive step forwards for the series, and it looks nothing like the original. The game ran great on the ancient computer I used to have, and just screams along on the hardware of today. The game is, at this point, starting to age, but it still looks and plays just fine.

I definitely recommend this one. You can't really go wrong with any game from the Battlefield series - there's a reason so many gamers have played them.

85

Great But Wasnt Friendly

ROKET | July 3, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »

This game changed the world of First Person Shooters. It served as a benchmark for generations of PC hardware and provided hours of fun for thousands upon thousands. The only problem was that it wasnt too easy to get into once so many people had already begun playing.

The gunplay, to me, wasnt as great with rigid animations and odd recoils that made it quite difficult to master the many guns available to the player. I tried hard to earn kills and unlocks but the grind was too much most of the time.

The vehicles were good but most of the time you didnt last very long and could not rack up a good amount of kills. This was my favorite part of the game but I wasnt very good.

The multiplayer itself was vast and very well built. You could find full servers all the time and network performance was generally very good.

The performance of the game was also top notch. It seemed like DICEs labor of love and you could see the polish shine through in everything in the game.

Graphically the game was also brilliant with mind blowing visuals for the time.

Overall Id say go for Bad Company 2 or Battlefield 3 - it was just a lot easier to get into those games and get good. This game was good but I never enjoyed it as much as the others.

100

A Classic Born from a Classic

Endyo | May 31, 2012 | See all Endyo's reviews »

Battlefield 1942 was a game that changed the landscape for multiplayer shooters. No more was it defined by deathmatches or capture the flag... but there were vehicles and objectives and a whole new realm of warfare that was more authentic.

Battlefield 2 came along with the same plan of action, but in a new time period (a modern one) and with improvements that were both fun and innovative. Fighting from control point to control point in a combination of various armored vehicles, aircraft, and with a host of effective weapons is a clinic in what makes a game fun. Climbing in a tank and with your friends and rolling to a control point to do battle is something every PC gamer needs to experience.

Being that this game came out seven years ago now, it's obviously not the most visually appealing thing on the block, but the price and the fact that you're getting an amazing game with all of the expansions makes it something you'll easily forget. Plus you can run it on that aging laptop so you can play in creative places.

If you don't own this game or one of the more modern Battlefield iterations, definitely pick it up. It 100% fun and 100% accessible to I give it 100%.