Battlefield 2042 Reviews

Battlefield 2042 is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Feb 15, 2022

With an underwhelming launch that was riddled with bugs, Battlefield 2042 has become well known for its problematic servers. But even with these superficial issues, there is still a lot of fun to be had here, you just need to be willing to work through the snags.

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Emanuele Cavalli
5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2022

The bugs and imperfections are too much incident on the gameplay. The spectacular graphics and interactive maps fail to balance the shortcomings.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2022

"With time, Battlefield 2042 has turned into one of the best shooters the series has to offer despite a few drawbacks that still remain such as a lack of bullet drop, a campaign mode, or even Rush being a default mode for fans. However, what it does to make up for its shortcomings is alleviated by the offerings that the Portals mode has to offer, making Battlefield 2042 one of the strongest titles in the franchise, and quite possibly: One of the longest lasting and a must have for next-gen console owners."

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6 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2021

The upside to all this is, DICE can continually push out patches in order to stomp out bugs, add in features, and so on. This is a live service game, so expect more content to be doled out as the game’s lifecyle continues. However, will players still be there when the game finally realizes its potential? We can’t say for certain. As it is right now, one can’t help but feel disappointed at BF2042. It should have beent he big one that made people forget about the sour taste BFV left in everyone’s mouth. But sadly, BF2042 seems to show that DICE has not learned from their past mistakes, and have even created new ones that shouldn’t have been issues at all.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2021

Even with its stupendous technical section and its good sensations at the controls, the alarming lack of content and lack of polish in all areas weigh down a release that will have to be saved by its own community during its first months of life; however, its base is solid and has possibilities of redemption

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 16, 2021

There’s a lot to love with Battlefield 2042; on its surface it still delivers on those “Battlefield moments” and the new Portal mode is phenomenal. However, the changes to the main competitive mode just feel like they shatter the core of what makes Battlefield tick.

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65 / 100
Dec 16, 2021

Despite the promising Portal mode, Battlefield 2042, which uses players as a tester, still gives the impression of an incomplete game with its errors and important problems.

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3.9 / 5.0
Dec 15, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is rather enjoyable and has so much potential to be one of the best Battlefield games ever, as well as last for many years, but for now, it definitely won’t reach it, because it is rather shocking that this game has this number of problems, despite having a few years to develop this, as well as solely focusing on just multiplayer.

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Dec 14, 2021

When it comes to Battlefield I like to call myself a veteran of the series. My love of large scale combat started off back in 2002 with Battlefield 2 and has grown ever since. I like to say that I’ve seen it all. From the highs of Battlefield: Vietnam, to the lows of Battlefield: Hardline, I’ve been there and – for Battlefield 3 – gotten the t-shirt (RIP Gamestation).

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Renan Fontes
Top Critic
4 / 10
Dec 10, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is nothing short of a rip-off, and screams of EA trying to see what they can get away with this generation. Overpriced, yet devoid of the content to justify its next-gen premium, it will leave franchise fans feeling insulted. Make no mistake, anyone looking to get into Battlefield should look elsewhere, or risk letting a lacklustre first impression sour their perception of what is otherwise one of the most premiere first-person shooters in the genre - which frankly just makes 2042's lack of content, lack of a campaign, and lack of polish all the more frustrating. Battlefield's legacy deserves better than EA squandering DICE's potential by launching a major title in a clearly unfinished state. Battlefield 2042 is a beta masquerading as a AAA release.

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Dec 9, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is a shallow, feature-lacking mess of a game that appeals to neither long-time franchise fans nor newcomers. Go back to Battlefield V, or Battlefield 1, or Battlefield 4. Just don't play this.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2021

While the overall quality is outstanding on both a gameplay and graphical level, DICE has unfortunately drastically cut back the amount of content on offer in this latest release, and the loss of both a single player campaign and additional multiplayer game modes is certainly felt.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is not the title that will revolutionize the franchise. The overall experience remains similar despite the addition of characters or natural disasters. If some features bring a little comfort to the gameplay, the sensations are the same as before. The absence of the single-player mode to put all of the energy of the DICE developers on multiplayer does not make it possible to focus on the proposed universe even if this decision undoubtedly made it possible to develop the excellent Portal mode which offers real diversity during clashes. Without forgetting that if on Xbox Series X I did not experience any particular technical problems, they are indeed present on the PC version which is still inconstant today and still contains huge bugs. Overall, I don't think this new Battlefield is the long-awaited opus by the community!

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8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

Battlefield 2042 had the potential to be the best entry in the series, but the numerous issues and poor state of launch severely undercut what can be a really fun time.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is a typical case of the whole package being greater than the sum of the parts. That is, despite having several lackluster elements, the overall package is good and deserves attention from fans. As positive highlights, we have great and beautiful visuals, as well as the variety of game modes, in particular the very interesting Portal. On the negative side, we have bugs in animations, bad matchmaking and lack of basic elements.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2021

The gameplay continues to be chaotic and the team-playing vibes are almost non-existent if you're not playing together with friends. Portal is pretty much the only solid selling point right now, and unless the new Battlefield urgently receives massive improvements, it could easily turn into one of the biggest disappointments of the year.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2021

Battlefield 2042 presented the past in the best possible way in the outstanding Portal mode, but it did not succeed in anything else, as it was suffering from many technical problems and suffered from great chaos in the play style.

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2.6 / 5.0
Dec 4, 2021

'Battlefield 2042' is a huge disappointment for gamers and the Battlefield franchise. Had this been the product of an indie developer, then this might be a different story as it would be understandable how a game like this could be the product of an independent studio that doesn't have enormous corporate backing. Instead, EA pumped more resources into creating a CGI film that acts as the only real source of storyline context than ensuring the game was going to live up to the enormous amount of hype they were trying to create. I hate saying such negative things in my reviews, but when a game developer can't be bothered to even try and live up to it's own legacy, then I have to call it as I see it and for that very reason, I don't recommend this game. Not even the nostalgia or temptation of 'Battlefield Portal' is enough to save this game from itself.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is full of potential, but the problem with potential is that it doesn’t give you value right now. Battlefield 2042 can have moments of brilliance, but its inconsistency issues make those moments few and far between. At least for now.

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6.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2021

Battlefield 2042 provides a surprisingly complete multiplayer experience with a game mode for everybody. Although, with it’s countless number of bugs, mediocre map design and balance issues it also makes it a very difficult game to recommend especially at the current price. There is a fair amount of fun to be had with the game that might be improved in the next year or so.

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