Battlefield 4

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews
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8 / 10
Oct 28, 2013

Consider this the last gasp of the old multiplayer model then. It's a fine swansong, especially when played on the most powerful platforms, and in particular if you treat the campaign as a free bonus feature. It's hard not to wonder just what DICE will be able to do when it no longer has to hobble its designs to suit ageing hardware, though.

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84 / 100
Oct 28, 2013

Although familiar to BF3, but BF4 remains a visually and sonically satisfying, reliably intense FPS. Improved by Commander Mode and a terrific and diverse map set.

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IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2013

Battlefield 4's devastating destruction is an interesting, imperfect addition to its excellent multiplayer.

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8 / 10
Nov 28, 2013

Business as usual with a mediocre single-player campaign and one of the best multiplayer experiences in all gaming – and at last one that works just as well on consoles as on PC.

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Oct 27, 2013

Multiplayer shooters don't get better than Battlefield 4. Incredible destruction, smart map design, and solid tech combine to produce a true showcase for PS4 and PC. While solo play still lags behind, it's a big step up from BF3.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2013

DICE successfully defends its position as a major player in competitive multiplayer, but another wayward single-player campaign begs the question of why the studio even bothers

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8 / 10
Oct 27, 2013

Battlefield 4's diverse and deadly multiplayer battles once again deliver exhilarating action, while the single-player campaign struggles to find its footing.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2013

Battlefield 4 melds elements of its predecessors, but their baggage weighs it down

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Not Yet
Oct 28, 2013

The singleplayer certainly isn't worth your time, but multiplayer is as fun as ever so far. Waiting until public servers are up before we make a judgment.

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Oct 29, 2013

Battlefield 4's below average campaign is once again disappoints, but the excellent Conquest mode and large-scale combat is enough to carry the series for another year. Pretty much status quo for EA's top multiplayer shooter.

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