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Battlefield One is a worthy addition to the Battlefield franchise, harkens back to the days of Codename Eagle and is a great game with an interesting single player.
It is safely good. Even with the addition of Operations mode and the behemoths and the return to a more instinctively dramatic setting, it still feels like Battlefield.
What many worried would be a simple reskin is so much more than that; this is a very different, slower paced and more serious Battlefield that is genuinely refreshing to play through.
It’s a gratifying to play for a few hours, and the overlay of experience points and weapon upgrades offer formulaic but still effective reasons to keep coming back. Yet, all of it feels like it’s speeding further away from its source material.
Overall, I still emphasize the fact that for those who expect a Battlefield game, that is exactly what you are given. At its core, it’s a competent shooter from a company that knows what it is doing, but it really should have been so much more. Perhaps shifting eras will be enough for most, but it feels like EA Dice went through the motions here. From the ho-hum campaign to the by-the-numbers multiplayer, it feels like a manufactured product rather than a game that developers poured their hearts and souls into, and that’s a real shame.
Special super-powered boats and airships also appear in Conquest mode, but only when one side dominates the other. As a result, they're not as impactful. In practice, they feel like a Mario Kart blue shell thrown at a racer who's already on track to winning a race handily. Conquest is a purely symmetrical battle, where both sides have equal shots at claiming and maintaining turf control. In the beta, super-powered craft turned the tide too severely and too often in Conquest; now, it's just a light perk to help way-behind teams have a little more hope in at least racking up XP or knocking out badge-related goals.
All things considered, Battlefield 1 is a refreshing, gorgeous shooter that breaks up the monotony of futuristic action games with solid mechanics and a setting that has never gotten the attention it deserves.
Battlefield 1 is an incredible experience, both in the remarkably varied and excellent multiplayer modes, and the meticulously well-crafted and fantastically written War Stories for you to experience.
Going back in time is the reason why Battlefield 1 cut it’s way forward. The game surpassed its predecessors and became one of the best shooting games. The huge change in its core made the better overall, It offers a balanced and engaging story mode that delivers amazing visuals and stunning sound effects. Multiplayer offers various well designed maps, and fun gameplay that keeps entertained for long, especially if you’re playing with friends. This a must-play whether you played previous Battlefields or new to the series.
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DICE made a perfect game with Battlefield 1. It has a competent campaign that properly does justice to The Great War and a deep, fun multiplayer experience that reminds us why Battlefield does it better than anyone on a massive scale.
Battlefield 1 is a masterpiece of shooters. Verdun showed us how to make WWI FPS, Battlefield 1 showed us how to master it. Amazing graphics, animated embarking, plenty of experimental weapons, great gameplay, what else a player might want?
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Like a bayonet charge to the face, Battlefield 1 packs a serious punch, and it looks damn good while doing it. With a revamped, emotionally charged campaign, the single-player experience is, without a doubt, the franchise’s best. The multiplayer combines solid classics and unbeatable mechanics with new modes that fit the WWI setting brilliantly. Could this be the Battlefield to end all Battlefields? It just might.
"Simply put, I haven't had this much fun in a Battlefield title since Battlefield 1943 and haven't enjoyed myself in a shooter like this since Resistance 2. The multiplayer is above all fun and the campaign is as exciting as it is traumatizing. The sounds, sights, and atmosphere all scream in unison of a job well done by DICE. This is easily my favorite Battlefield so far and I see myself playing it for a very long time. Rocket League and RIGS will sadly have to make some room. If you had to choose just one shooter this year (let alone for the foreseeable future) Battlefield 1 should definitely be high on your list."
"EA DICE’s bold decision to turn Battlefield 1’s campaign into segmented “War Stories” has massively paid off, with a variety of battles from many countries both captivating, heart wrenching and enthralling at the same time. Uneasy load times aside, Battlefield 1 delivers the greatest single player campaign in series history with a multiplayer element that brilliantly compliments it. "
EA and DICE have managed to present a new installment in an annual series that stands out from its predecessors in every possible way. The story is more human, the visuals are breathtaking, the multiplayer modes are varies, and the maps are terrific. Battlefield 1 presents the tragic events of World War I beautifully in a way that respects the realness of the tragedy, which is what makes it special.
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Battlefield 1 is the definitive Battlefield game not only of this generation, but this decade. By focusing on moments and emotional realism, rather than a continuous campaign, it’s crafted the best single-player experience of any Battlefield game, and backs it up with stellar multiplayer. Operations is the best addition in years, and the returning favourites suit the World War I theme to a tee. Now, I’m off to attempt to land a plane on the airship and take it down from the inside. That’s possible, right?
Its campaign is a well-rounded and suitably crafted anthology of Great War tales. It will raise some questions about how it deals with war and conflict, but I’m confident that Battlefield 1 will stand the test of time as a respectful contributor to the discussion.
Shooting down the blimp for the first time or blowing up a tank with dynamite gives you that great sense of accomplishment, that you are making a difference on the battlefield. These epic moments are what make the Battlefield franchise great and keep people coming back for more.
That said, Battlefield 1 is posed to be the best multiplayer experience this 2016. It has brought back the uniqueness that made Battlefield special in the first place that was missing the past couple games: a sense of complexity and realism.
The fact of the matter is that DICE has created one of the flat-out best multiplayer games in years. And with 60hz servers from the get-go and no noticeable issues with hit detection, it has clearly learned from Battlefield 4's launch.
Battlefield fans are going to absolutely love Battlefield 1, and casual first person shooter dabblers will find enough in the variety of modes to entertain for hours
Battlefield 1 offers a welcome evolution of the Battlefield formula that we all love, while adding an outstanding single player campaign that it's worthy of our time.
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Battlefield 1 has become one of the greatest shooters based on the World War, featuring a very complete story mode, a well polished multiplayer and a soundtrack that will be remembered in the future. One of the must-buy in this videogame genre.
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In a genre that is so flooded with big budget titles the only way to stand out is to do something completely different and hope it pays off, and that is exactly what DICE and Battlefield 1 have done.
All said and done, Battlefield 1 is slick, fresh entry in a franchise that helped pioneer the first-person military shooter genre. World War I has been thought of as the dawn of modern warfare and Battlefield 1 sets the standard of what to expect.
DICE should be praised for taking the risky move and turning back the clock with Battlefield 1, both in terms of the era and the direction for the franchise. Very often these moves can cripple a series, but thankfully for us – and DICE – it’s a move that has revitalised the franchise.
EA DICE came through in the clutch and provided an engaging title that’s both entertaining and challenging. Battlefield 1 is certainly worth your investment and should carry you well past fall and into the winter.
DICE has put together a superlative campaign experience. The decision to create a mini-series following multiple soldiers is brilliant, and something that other games should follow in the future, as there wasn’t a single moment of filler.
Battlefield 1 is a bold reinvention of the Battlefield series, proving not only that DICE aren't afraid to move in brave new directions, but also that they have a genuine understanding of what makes a Battlefield game really tick. Series veterans will feel immediately at home in the multiplayer, while those scared by the online battlefields will find the campaign, while short, provides a great diversion and a good way to ease yourself into the chaotic world of Battlefield.
If you’re looking to buy only one multiplayer FPS this year Battlefield 1 is more than worthy of your hard-earned cash – I honestly can’t envisage anything being better.
Battlefield 1 does an amazing job of transplanting the fantastic chemistry of the series’ traditional multiplayer action into the weaponry and vehicles of World War I. The era brings with it not only a visually striking backdrop for classic game modes like Conquest and the compelling new Operations, but a distinct personality that touches everything from its rich lineup of archaic and distinctively designed weapons to the somber anthology of character-driven stories in its brief but surprisingly poignant single-player scenarios. While maps are not its strong point, Battlefield 1’s dynamically destructible environments and the minutely balanced mechanics of its classes and gadgets keep the moment-to-moment first-person shooting varied and engaging.
Battlefield 1 remains a fulfilling experience on par with this year’s other premier shooters. I get the impression from some commenters out there that I’m supposed to dislike this one, but I’m going to have to disappoint them – Battlefield 1 has provided me with a damn good time and I don’t regret it.
The old adage goes "War Never Changes". The same could be said for EA and DICE's historical shooter, and we wouldn't have it any other way. With the single player campaign delivering engaging stories and informative training, and the multiplayer being as frantic and unpredictable as usual, Battlefield 1 offers shooting fans the complete package.
Battlefield 1 feels like a massive improvement over its predecessor, and a genuinely great shooter. The single player campaign is fresh and exciting, and the multiplayer component rivals the series’ best.
World War I is hard material to tackle, but DICE have managed to do it respectably enough. Battlefield 1’s campaign is memorable, and it’s multiplayer, brutal. The latter doesn’t necessarily provide a whole new experience, but a coat of paint from The Great War certainly makes the series feel nice and fresh again.
Battlefield 1 is a hugely refreshing take on not only the series but the shooter genre in general. It’s exciting to see the series explore such an underused time period in video games, and properly represent not only the insanity of battle but the horror of it all as well.
With Battlefield 1, DICE has reinvigorated the franchise with a smart campaign, and invested more into the consistently solid multiplayer with new options that strengthen an already impressive foundation.
Battlefield 1’s campaign provides an emotional and thought provoking look at the horrors of World War 1, while at the same time providing varied gameplay and an interesting cast of characters to help make this the best Battlefield single-player experience in a long while. The multiplayer remains as strong as ever, providing an action-packed and enthralling experience that provides a welcome evolution to the already successful formula.
Battlefield 1 tackles the horrors of World War 1 in an exceptional, but albeit short, single player campaign while offering some cutting edge multiplayer with its operations mode. It serves as the perfect getaway for newcomers as well as old Battlefield veterans looking for a way to jump back into the series.
If there is one shooter to be had this year, it is Battlefield 1. The series’ return to classically-styled warfare is a breathe of fresh air for both the franchise and the FPS genre. The solo experience(s) are enjoyable and serve as a primer for the larger, more enjoyable multiplayer experience. That multiplayer options feel like more than just a simple mode thanks to the new Operations mode, but are more like a living and breathing world that will keep players hooked for a long, long time.
I went in to Battlefield 1 with admittedly low expectations. I was excited about the setting, but I had my doubts that DICE could execute on it given their recent track record. Thankfully, DICE not only does justice to World War I, but refocuses the series as well. Battlefield 1 does a great job of getting back to basics, and it's aided by some fantastic map design. Overall, this is the most fun that I've had with the series since Battlefield Bad Company 2, making it one of 2016's best shooters.
That said, it’s an absolutely fantastic game. It shows the courage to break the mold of the established FPS settings, by bringing forth a nearly forgotten era, that comes packed with a lot of charm of its own. On top of that, it does so with tight and impactful gameplay that will keep the fans busy for a long time.
Battlefield 1 is a monumental shooter. Putting "aside" the Single Player campaign (fun, varied and spectacular but very short), the strengh of the production is obviously represented by the PvP. His large-scale battles are an experience that all multiplayer fans should try.
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With a campaign that tells a tantalizing story, and a multiplayer mode that belongs near the top of its class for the series, fans of the franchise have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to this until DICE releases another game. Battlefield 1 takes me back to the Medal of Honor era that I thoroughly enjoyed and quite miss, and makes me realize how badly we needed a historical setting once again in today’s first person shooter market.
Ultimately, Battlefield 1 goes back to move forward and it's a delight to experience. You'll be hard-pressed to find a video game that dares to throw you into the horrors of a Great War and yet Battlefield 1 feels modern, something one might assume to be oxymoronic considering the setting of 1914-1918. Whilst other FPS games this year and in previous years have switched to jet-packing and wall-running, Battlefield 1 feels like its reinvigorated a genre that I had grown tired of in recent years. By making this risky decision, DICE and EA actually have proven you don't need to go futuristic in-order to reinvigorate a genre. In fact, DOOM as well as Battlefield 1 this year prove to me that sometimes reverting back to the basics can be one of the most refreshing experiences possible.
If you can look past the shortcomings (length, glitches) and enjoy the awesome experience that comes with Battlefield 1, you’ll find it to be a welcome addition to your library. It’s definitely found a spot in my best-of-year list.
There’s very little to dislike about Battlefield 1. What the game is at its core is a beautiful-looking and exciting period shooter that will give fans of the series (and those that have been clamouring for a AAA historical FPS) hours of fun.
There is no game that is able to deliver such an immersive war atmosphere and a multiplayer experience on such a massive scale like Battlefield 1.
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In essence, this is the same Battlefield you’ve being playing for a while except that it has remembered what it does best and ran with it more often than not. The risk of taking on a World War I scenario has been tackled excellently within the single-player and multiplayer modes, leaving a refreshing experience that sees Battlefield return to its absolute best. Throughout the entire time I’ve been playing Battlefield 1, the series’ arch rival didn’t come into my mind once – and that’s probably the biggest compliment I could pay it. Battlefield is once again comfortable in its own skin, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier.
Battlefield 1 takes the Battlefield franchise to the next level by providing a great single-player campaign alongside a brilliant multi-player that the series is known for. The World War 1 setting is really satisfying and the visuals are just stunning.
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Battlefield 1 ist eine gelungene Abwechslung und liefert eine der bisher besten Kampagnen der Serie und einen soliden Multiplayer, mit ein paar netten Neuerungen. Die Kampagne wirkt zwar etwas zu Hollywood-Like inszeniert und fällt dieses mal sehr kurz aus, aber ansonsten bietet Battlefield 1 wieder mal ein umfangreiches Gesamtpaket für Shooter-Fans. Auch in Sachen Seaons Pass bleibt noch die Frage offen, ob sich kommende Inhalte wirklich für so einen hohen Aufpreis lohnen werden.
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With a refreshing single-player campaign that never overstays its welcome, and the most polished and refined multiplayer mode to date, Battlefield 1 is easily the best game in the series.
Battlefield 1 isn’t just a great addition to the series, it arrives as a thunderous explosion that will impact the military shooter space for many years to come. A memorable single player campaign in an FPS is a rarity, and it delivers that without compromise. Operations is an instant classic for multiplayer lovers, while the other modes will keep you invested, supported by fantastic gameplay. Visually breathtaking and fun to play, DICE has delivered an instant classic that has raised the bar.
The missed opportunities of the of the single-player are the only criticism for a near perfect title that offers exceptional multiplayer, vivid visuals, and solid gameplay.
DICE have done it again. As one of the leading developers in the first-person shooter genre, they have deployed you to the frontlines of another war that's truly epic in its scale and detail, this time with World War 1. The setting will provide something old and familiar for those feeling alienated by modern or futuristic shooters, yet it also simultaneously delivers something that doesn't feel stale.
Overall, I thought it did a wonderful job delivering something fresh. And that’s very hard to do in the shooter genre. The single-player game should be longer, but that’s not such a bad complaint. The developers made something that I couldn’t get enough of, and that’s a good thing.
The blessing and curse of Battlefield 1 is that it is another well-polished entry in a series that clearly follows a sacred gameplay formula. Fans who have enjoyed the series thus far will find the same enjoyment in this latest entry, and aspects of World War I have clearly been carefully curated and incorporated into the game. However, it does feel that the series is playing things too safe. As good as the multiplayer is, I'm hopeful that future entries will take more risk. In the meantime, Battlefield 1 is another great offering that follows the series' enjoyable gameplay template.
Though the “1” in its name may officially stand for the Great War, it could also represent the rebirth of a franchise that took a bit of a beating with Battlefield 4, went down an awkward path with Hardline, before finally rising as the Battlefield title that simply all shooter fans must buy.
Battlefield 1 manages to inject new life to the series thanks to great visuals and the best campaign in the franchise in some time while retaining most of the elements that it has traditionally done well such as massive multiplayer confrontations and vehicular combat.
Battlefield 1 is the best version of the franchise since the Bad company 2. Despite having the same problems like the narrative and level design, the game succeeds to offer a better experience with the story, and this success is achieved by the enchanted narration and the developer’s creativity. But the best part of the game is in the online multi player mode, which is now at the peak of the well known “battlefield formula”. You don't have to spend all your time in the Conquest mode, because with the revolutionary operations mode and the other interesting modes like the War pigeon, you can enjoy the power of the Battlefield’s multiplayer much more and better than ever.
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Some poor mechanics keep the campaign from being superb, but fans come to the series for its competitive multiplayer. Battlefield 1 is successful in turning back the clock while other franchises are aiming for the future.
Battlefield 1 might seem like a step backward, but it moves the genre forward in several areas. Mostly the campaign, which is the most polished, and enjoyable campaign I have played in years. I cannot recommend it enough. The multiplayer feels great, but it is still Battlefield
While the campaign’s experimental short stories may just be the most interesting thing about Battlefield 1, this is not a niche experience to accurately portray the history its borrowing. This is a Battlefield game, and that means World War One in the Battlefield style, with all the compromises therein.
Operations mode is the standout addition to the multiplayer, bringing together the behemoths, the destruction, the hellish screams of people charging into the fight. I do wish that the single player had been able to push on and draw more from that excellent opening, but stepping back to the First World War helps to give Battlefield 1 a refreshing and invigorating veneer to the game, and it’s lost none of the series’ explosive gameplay in the process.
Battlefield 1 manages to break up the monotony of current first person shooter trends by offering a fresh setting. Despite some issues, it offers one of the better Battlefield campaigns and a robust multiplayer component that will keep you hooked up for quite a while.
I didn't see myself playing through (and enjoying) Battlefield 1's campaign even just weeks prior to this assessment, but here we are. It somehow manages to be a good amalgam of the staple formula DICE has relied on for years, with a bit of anime (flashes of Metal Gear Solid V and flowing shonen capes) sprinkled in for good measure. I'm really not looking forward to spending $50 on the DLC to get more maps, but for now, I'll be coasting along in Operations for the next few months.
Battlefield 1 is a fantastic game, but not necessarily a fantastic Battlefield game. The boots on the ground multiplayer is second to none, but the vehicular action which was always the focus of Battlefield has moved to the wayside, replaced by run and gun action and a surplus of snipers picking people off. That said, like Star Wars Battlefront it’s an absolute feast for the eyes, and half the fun is the visual spectacle of seeing just what insanity can unfold when 64 players are given hundreds of ludicrously dangerous toys to play with. Backed up by the most solid campaign in Battlefield history, Battlefield 1 gets a wavering thumbs up from me.
Battlefield 1 might not be the best Battlefield game, or the best FPS game I've ever played, but it succeeds at doing what it needs to do. It feels like Battlefield, it works like Battlefield, and it has plenty of opportunities for amazing things to happen that have only ever happened in a Battlefield game. It’s nice to see DICE returning to the roots of what makes this series so amazing, and I’m happy that, for the first time in years, a new Battlefield game doesn’t feel like it is in the middle of an identity crisis.
Battlefield 1's campaign is thin as ever, but most will be on board for the multiplayer, which – while simplified compared with recent entries – remains practically peerless when it comes to delivering intense, large-scale battles.
Battlefield 1 still offers players something that they can’t find anywhere else and this installment is without doubt the best looking Battlefield game yet. Partnering up with a squad of mates and methodically taking over points on the map truly immerses you in a very dark and gruesome war. Whilst the campaign may be short but sweet, the multiplayer modes are as strong as ever.
An incredible game that marries beautiful presentation with fluid and fun gameplay. It tells a story set during World War I that feels believable and invokes thought when things go awry. With a reasonably short, but well planned, campaign and endless potential in the multiplayer, there is definitely value if Battlefront is one's preferred big shooter franchise. A thoroughly enjoyable game that takes the formula back toward the depth of the game's predecessors while keeping in the trends of the modern expectations of the genre.
The First Word War setting feels a little less daring than you might’ve hoped, but as a complete first person shooter package this is one of the best of the generation so far.
Usually I would not recommend a Battlefield game on the strength of its single-player, but Battlefield 1’s War Stories have toppled this tradition like a well-placed mortar to a windmill.
No one makes more beautiful shooters than DICE, but their gameplay still leaves something to be desired, despite what appeared to be a total refresh with the WWI setting. Fans of the series may look past these faults or even embrace them, but some of them are hard to get past, and can define the entire experience.
The campaign is actually worth experiencing for a change and the multiplayer will no doubt keep fans of the formula coming back for some time. The historical scenario is a refreshing change of pace from far too many other shooters that insist on science fiction settings, rounding out an excellent overall package for FPS fans.
With a fantastic single-player segment this year's Battlefield feels like a very complete package. The multiplayer adds some impressive new modes and features but at its core its the same old Battlefield experience.
Battlefield 1 is the greatest addition to the franchise since Bad Company , and its lone sequel, pairing its beloved 64-player combat with an innovative new take on the single-player campaign. The stories told within can definitely be a bummer at times but it’s rare that we felt anything but positive about our time with Battlefield 1.
Many have accused Battlefield 1 of being a WW2 shooter with a WW1 skin. I can’t argue with that, but I also can’t get that upset about it either. I love running out of the trenches with a group of teammates, as we charge towards the enemy and get mowed down by turrets and sub-machine guns. If we survive, there’s a good chance we’ll end up choking on mustard gas as we try to claim a control point. I’ve not experienced this in any modern FPS, and it does make a difference, regardless of historical accuracy. And that whistle. Holy crap, that whistle.
A shift to shorter, more intimate stories alongside the impressive visual and audio presentation make Battlefield 1 one of the more enjoyable single player shooters from DICE in quite some time. While multiplayer is far less ambitious than we've seen in years prior, it still scratches that itch for Battlefield fans who crave the chaos and cooperation that only this series can deliver.
In many ways Battlefield 1 is as strong as the series has ever been - but DICE haven't found a way to truly marry the historical setting with its mechanics in a way that feels satisfying or unique. Still, at least the launch was smooth.
Its developer is afraid of settling down for even a moment, worried that players will grow bored with even a second of necessary peace. This approach works in the meat-grinder of multiplayer and the series of American corpses of its opening moments, but fails elsewhere. The result is a game pulling in all directions, aesthetically coherent, but with a muddled design ethos that allows it to come near something extraordinary without ever quite achieving it.