Battlefield Hardline (NA)
Third party DRM: OriginPlease note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.
"In areas where Battlefield has always excelled and pushed forward, Hardline presents experiments, rather than refinements or fixes. The result is multiplayer that feels very familiar, very quickly. " [Polygon]
Cops vs. Criminals, Battlefield style.
A security truck loaded with cash lays abandoned in a parking garage, and you only have seconds to cram as much cash as possible into your backpack before the cops arrive. Stray bills flutter behind you as you make a mad dash for the elevators. When you get to the roof a teammate jumps on the zipline, but you choose a more direct route and swan-dive over the edge of the building. By the time your chute deploys, bullets are whizzing by far too close for comfort, and the moment you hit the pavement it’s a straight-out sprint to the getaway vehicle.
And that’s when the building starts to crumble.
This is just a taste of Battlefield Hardline. It’s also a fantastic example of why this game needs to be on your radar.
Battlefield Hardline is a collaboration of two highly regarded game studios at EA that builds on the incredible visual and gameplay technology introduced in Battlefield 4, and introduces a new storyline that feels like a primetime crime drama. The levels twist through the detective story like episodes of a TV show, and highpoints of the story will play out in huge memorable gameplay moments. Epic car chases and intense gunfights? Yes please.
On the one hand, you’ve got a multiplayer experience that’s expected from a Battlefield game. Elements like destructible environments, modern-day weaponry, high-performance vehicles and dozens of players all over the world fighting in the urban streets of the US, now with new additions like high-tech gadgets to spice up the action. And on the other, you have the powerful storytelling from the writers and game designers behind the incredible Dead Space trilogy. This is one crime drama that you won’t be able to stop playing until the climactic conclusion.
Why?OGzaap | July 7, 2015 | See all OGzaap's reviews »
This game was never necessary, especially at a full retail price. To think that video gaming has taken a turn to where you can sell what would've been DLC packs in the past, for 60$ frightens me for the future of gaming. This game is a complete screw-up from battlefield 4. Instead of leveling up there's now a wonky money system where you'll spend hours trying to buy a rifle that you can only use on either the law enforcement side or the criminal side. As if that wasn't stupid enough on it's own, a lot of the challenges to unlock new attachments and guns are locked behind having to buy 3-4 guns so you'll spend a very long time grinding towards something that you'll only be able to use on one faction. This game is just trash and the only reason people are playing it is out of principle of it being a "sequel". Brain-dead consumers seem to have taken a liking to buying franchise sequels over and over again regardless of the quality or any actual improvement over the predecessor. This game is a complete downgrade in every sense of the word and will only serve to frustrate you as you wonder why EA decided to remove features in this game that were there in BF4 (sound familiar? *cough* Sims 4 *cough*). Do yourself a favor and pass on this game, there is still a much alive and vibrant player base in BF4 and this game only serves to steal your money.
Alright Game, not worth more than 25 dollars howeverlolyanewb | July 4, 2015 | See all lolyanewb's reviews »
Some aspects of this game are refreshing, like the cops and robbers modes like heist and blood money. The massive downside to this game is the lack of players, especially on PC where there may only be 3k players in the world playing. This means low variety of game modes, and not a lot of full servers. If you could get this for cheap, I'd say go for it, but if you value your money, just go for battlefield 4.
Don't waste your money...TheBlueB0mber | July 4, 2015 | See all TheBlueB0mber's reviews »
This was a fun game when it came out. The campaign mode is pretty well done, but no one cares about single-player in the battlefield franchise. As of recently you'll have a hard time finding a populated server. There are currently (it's noon on Saturday 7/4/2015) 2 hotwire, 2 conquest, and one Team Death Match server with anyone playing. So regardless of "TTK", netcode, or any other bugs/issues...it's a multiplayer game which no one is playing...even those who paid full price for it. Maybe buy this for Xbox1 or PS4 as there are more players on those platforms. But do not waste your money on the PC version, it's pretty much a dead game.
Just buy Battlefield 4trumpsuit | June 17, 2015 | See all trumpsuit's reviews »
Seriously, why was this not just a DLC? The new modes are fun, but this game is not even worth $20 as it's just cops and robbers meets Battlefield 4. Story is horrible, given that's no surprise. Truly not worth it, Battlefield 4 is cheaper and the one to go with for the franchise until this one comes down to it's proper price, which I'd call about $10. Maybe $15 if i'm feeling generous that day.
Mehsycomantis1991 | May 29, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
It's not terribly designed, really. It tries soem new stuff and it's one of the few modern shooters that attempts a story. The problem is that none of it is well done. it plays like the most standard of shooters and the multiplayer is terribly done. Claustrophobic maps, unbalanced classes, and terrible connection means that even the biggest part of this game is poorly done.