Battlefield 2042 Reviews

Battlefield 2042 is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
EGM
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2021

Battlefield 2042 brings the sandbox back to the series in bold and controversial ways. The new Specialist system might seem like sacrilege at first, but it opens up gameplay opportunities that weren't possible in previous titles. The massive, well-designed maps offer plenty of room for experimentation and emergent stories, and the modes are a blast. And that's just All-Out Warfare. Between that, Hazard Zone, and the expansive Battlefield Portal, Battlefield 2042 has something for everyone, without feeling like it's stretched too thin. It's a true evolution of the series, one that pushes back against a stagnation that threatened the series' future. It won't be for everyone, but for players who crave imagination and fun from their Battlefields, it will give them everything that they crave and more.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2021

Almost twenty hours of having war on Battlefield 2042, divided between the open beta sessions at the beginning of October and the last three days of full-immersion with the final version, were certainly enlightening and allowed me to deepen many aspects related to both the content and the gameplay mechanics. However, we thought it appropriate to take a few more days before giving a final judgment on the DICE shooter, mainly to check the tightness of the servers and better frame the portal mode editor.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is a brave new chapter in the history of the series, full of interesting elements and very well done in many respects. Between the evolution of total warfare, the addition of Hazard Zone and the innovative Portal editor, DICE has done things big, and big is the passion that lies behind this new, monumental shooter.

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90 / 100
Nov 11, 2021

All in all, these are minor points to one of the best Battlefields we’ve had in a while. It’s rekindled my excitement for the series for sure. With new modes like Hazard Zone and the ability to play old games like Bad Company 2 remastered, the game is full of content, even without single-player. If you’ve been thinking of diving into BF, whether it is your return or a first in the series, Battlefield 2042 might be exactly what you were looking for.

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Nov 11, 2021

Full of worthwhile multiplayer content, Battlefield 2042 brings the long-running shooter franchise to new heights.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2021

Overall, Battlefield 2042 is a complete package of a first-person shooter that many players will enjoy playing it. Thanks to the Portal mode, the game never disappoints you in delivering diverse game modes, and Hazard Zone is a new option to put more hours into Battlefield, especially for pro players.

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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 15, 2021

Overall, Battlefield 2042 is an excellent effort and filled with a ton of competitive multiplayer content at launch with much more planned in the near future. There are some technical issues such as respawns and visual bugs to sort out, and some game modes and specialists might need some tweaks, but DICE is off to a great start and Battlefield 2042 should likely be relevant and popular for years to come.

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Gamersky
前朝刘沛公
Top Critic
8.7 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2021

Perhaps because of the sudden enlightenment of EA and DICE, or because the players' voices are getting louder, this time Battlefield 2042 has surprised me far more than disappointed.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2021

It's not without its issues, but Battlefield 2042 is off to a fantastic start for DICE's beloved series. All-Out Warfare modes are immersive, Hazard Zone is enjoyable while Battlefield Portal steals the show. There's a lot to love here, and I'm excited to see where the game goes.

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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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84 / 100
Nov 11, 2021

‎Battlefield 2042 dispenses with the campaign and sticks to what it does best: a deep and very fun multiplayer mode. The figure of 128 players (on PC and next gen) ensures the most spectacular battles of the saga, and we love the winks of Battlefield Portal to the previous installments. The analyzed version had some minor bugs.‎

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8.3 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2021

Battlefield 2042 is a fun and bold experience that shows that DICE really knows how to please shooter games fans.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
80 / 100
Nov 20, 2021

Battlefield 2042 makes gutsy changes to a series that needed them and sets a new standard for built-in custom mode support.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Nov 18, 2021

An odd, but admirably experimental AAA game, which offers plenty of epic scale action at launch but whose true worth will probably only be revealed in the months to come.

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Nov 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.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

As it stands now, Battlefield 2042 is a formidable and enjoyable shooter that once again delivers on the series promise of peerless open world combat theatre in a way that no other series or franchise has managed to match. It's just a shame that while Battlefield 2042 looks to the future for its setting, so too must players for the short-term as EA and DICE scramble to fix what could potentially be the best Battlefield in years.

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Gameblog
Top Critic
8 / 10
Nov 11, 2021

The title being keen to expand via its future Battlepass, it will be necessary to judge the content in the long term to see whether or not it is up to the task. But as it stands, we are facing a Battlefield of high quality, and worthy of the name.

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TrueGaming
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2021

Battlefield 2042 brings us an exciting experience from the future as well as from the past at the same time despite some of the problems you may face while playing, but you soon forget it when you integrate into the excellent gameplay phases.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

‎Battlefield 2042 is a good game, capable of offering a fantastic war experience. Despite having great successes, it also has some flaws that tarnish the final result. However, with certain adjustments, the DICE game could once again achieve the success of classic deliveries.‎

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8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2021

Heading in a multiplayer-only direction, 2042 offers a unique blend of experiences that combines classic Battlefield sensibilities with fresh new ideas, making for a game filled with exciting content to explore whether you’re a returning veteran or a series newbie.

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