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- IGNIGN"The current-gen version of Battlefield 4 isn't the ideal way to play, but it isn't damaged or deficient despite its limitations. It accomplishes less than you'll see on other platforms, but it's still a great multiplayer shooter that makes the most of its ambitions. DICE proves once again that destruction is a valuable strategic addition to competitive combat, even when it's a little ugly, and that battle reaches its full potential with two killer Commanders are bringing out the best in their squads. The campaign, on the other hand is a disappointing, but a functioning and familiar game with overwhelming action and remarkable spectacle." 8/10 ~IGN
- PluggedinPluggedin"Bloody stuff, you ask? The game's context may sound bombastic and overblown, but the graphically detailed killing is utterly realistic. Slipping up on a foe to stab him in the chest, riddling him with assault rifle gunfire from across a courtyard or taking him out with a sniper shot from a nearby building all result in the same blossoming mess. And when your guy takes a bullet or two, blood splashes up in your own field of vision. The game does take time to show its brave American Marines making selfless, even compassionate choices as they go. But my desire to laud that bravery is diluted by the fact that the game makes sure to always keep you aware of your mounting kill points, headshot bonuses and killing-spree premiums. Saving innocent refugees can be cool, but shooting some sucker in the forehead … that's what earns you the good stuff!
And our heroes' passion for combat and destruction are only equaled by their lust for obscenity. Some war games insert an occasional f- or s-bomb in the heat of bullet-zinging conflict, but here that kind of language (along with scads of other lowball crudities and blasphemies) is an essential of standard communication. Online or offline, then, the Battlefield games "excel" at letting all that violence and foul talk ring out louder and clearer and in ever more visually realistic ways." ~Pluggedin