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Battlefield 2042

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Total Reviews: 108

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Critics Consensus: Battlefield 2042 is a solid FPS and represents a strong foundation for future expansion, but the game doesn’t quite meet DICE’s ambition for the franchise. A myriad of bugs, boring maps, questionable design decisions, and inconsistent gunplay make it difficult to recommend.
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Battlefield 2042 is a solid FPS and represents a strong foundation for future expansion, but the game doesn't quite meet DICE's ambition for the franchise. A myriad of bugs, boring maps, questionable design decisions, and inconsistent gunplay make it difficult to recommend.

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Austen Goslin (Polygon)

There’s still nothing quite like being in the middle of a massive firefight with dozens of players, while jets strafe the ground around you, and a tank rumbles over a hilltop only 50 feet away. DICE has been in search of that old Battlefield magic for more than a decade, and Battlefield 2042 comes extremely close. But 2042, at least so far, rarely manages to be much more than that. It doesn’t feel like a real step forward for the franchise, or a meaningful update on a 20-year old formula. As of now, I’m still waiting for that next big leap.

November 11, 2021 |

Battlefield 2042 feels like a game made specifically for Battlefield fans. Multiplayer is fast-paced and chaotic, and while new modes like Hazard Zone and Portal are a mixed bag, they provide an excellent foundation for the game to build on going forward.

November 11, 2021 |
4/5 stars
Diego Perez (AOTF)
8/10
Phil Hornshaw (GameSpot)

Although some specialists can feel a bit useless at times, tweaks to the formula with Battlefield 2042 add a lot of interesting gameplay variety.

November 11, 2021 |

Austen Goslin (Polygon)

Not Recommended - (Read Review)

There’s still nothing quite like being in the middle of a massive firefight with dozens of players, while jets strafe the ground around you, and a tank rumbles over a hilltop only 50 feet away. DICE has been in search of that old Battlefield magic for more than a decade, and Battlefield 2042 comes extremely close. But 2042, at least so far, rarely manages to be much more than that. It doesn’t feel like a real step forward for the franchise, or a meaningful update on a 20-year old formula. As of now, I’m still waiting for that next big leap.

Diego Perez (AOTF)

4/5 stars - (Read Review)

Battlefield 2042 feels like a game made specifically for Battlefield fans. Multiplayer is fast-paced and chaotic, and while new modes like Hazard Zone and Portal are a mixed bag, they provide an excellent foundation for the game to build on going forward.

Phil Hornshaw (GameSpot)

8/10 - (Read Review)

Although some specialists can feel a bit useless at times, tweaks to the formula with Battlefield 2042 add a lot of interesting gameplay variety.

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Battlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.

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