Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – get bad, get ready, get it now! (for PS3, Xbox 360 and geared up PCs).

In a nutshell, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 features a single player mode that’s well paced with good AI and a rewarding sense of freedom in combat, and the multiplayer one continues this with a team-based game that’s pretty much unmatched on the platform.

There’s no doubting DICE’s expertise when it comes to multiplayer shooters. Its unique style with maps and vehicles puts it amongst the very best of the best, with the likes of Infinity Ward and Bungie amongst its peers. Unlike Halo and Call of Duty though, the Battlefield series is yet to wow us with a genre defining single-player experience. While Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (on previous-gen machines) and the original Bad Company both featured standalone single-player campaigns, both fell well short of the kind of gameplay we’ve come to expect of the Master Chief or Sergeant ‘Soap’ MacTavish.

The plot of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has the same squad of misfits within “Bad Company” attempting to prevent a nasty Russian (who bears a striking resemblance to Lazarevic from Uncharted 2) from acquiring a long-lost superweapon. I’m actually a bit sad that it’s so straightforward this time, unlike the previous game’s “Three Kings: The Video Game” approach. But it’s a serviceable story along the same lines as Predator, Commando, or The Rock. If you think too hard about plot holes and leaps of logic, then you’ll get annoyed, but if you just accept the spectacle the moment-to-moment firefights bring, then you should be fine.

Combat has a sandbox sensibility to it. The terrain deformation and destructible buildings combine with some very large spaces to present you with a host of options for each battle, resulting in a great sense of unpredictability. Enemies in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 can (and will) destroy cover and buildings just as willingly as you and your squadmates, and on normal difficulty presented a good challenge that seems as though it’s been toned down from the machine-like precision players complained about in the first game.

Get now Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for US $56.99, ready and armed!

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