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Battlefield remixes the formula for its move to WWI, resulting in a patchy but playable campaign and outstanding multiplayer.
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.
By returning to the past, Battlefield 1 feels renewed. The best game in the series since Bad Company 2.
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.
Battlefield's tried and tested multiplayer feels wonderfully at home in the WW1 setting, and the solo campaign tells interesting - if historically lightweight - stories.
The World War I setting is a refreshing change of pace to the space shooters currently dominating the landscape
Battlefield 1 succeeds far beyond expectations
EA’s shooter franchise goes back in time to the end of the imperial age with spectacular results in both its single and multiplayer experiences.
A compellingly honest look at World War 1.