Do you remember all the battlefield games? Now it’s time to list all of them and summarize some key features.
Battlefield is a first-person shooter series by Swedish developer EA DICE. The games are well known for their multiplayer shooter experience. It’s about vast maps, dozens of players, and vehicles to drive for a gruesome playthrough.
The Battlefield Series
Battlefield games focus on big and explosive multiplayer battles on PC games. You can join in as part of a squad and involve communication, strategy, and teamwork to be alive.
Key factors are airplanes, tanks, jets, choppers, and other vehicles you can drive to fight.
Since the second entry, the series also records online statistics for every player. So, you can increase your rank to receive weapons, weapon mods, and awards.
Battlefield 1942 – 2002
The first title in the saga debuted in 2002 for Windows and macOS PCs. It was a multiplayer-only game, a further update introduced a single-player mode, where players can enjoy the same offline features.
The game talked about the Conquest game mode. Conquest is about capturing control points spread across the map. Competing matches were delivering deathmatches and capture-the-flag game modes instead.
The class system delivers Scout, Assault, Anti-Tank, Medic, and Engineer options. Additionally, players could fly WWII aircraft, bombers, capital ships, submarines, aircraft carriers, tanks, jeeps, and APCs. They could also control anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, and artillery.
Battlefield Vietnam – 2004
Battlefield Vietnam was launched in 2004 for Windows PCs. DICE’s Canadian subsidiary developed the game. Few months later, EA re-released the title as Battlefield Vietnam: Redux with new maps, vehicles, and an official WWII mod.
The second entry consists of maps, weapons, and events based on the Vietnam War. The maps are Battle of Hue, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Operation Flaming Dart, and the Battle of Khe Sanh.
The studio added some concepts like vehicle passengers to fire from the sides.
Battlefield 2 – 2005
Battlefield 2 was launched in 2005 for Windows PCs. This time, it has a modern setting and features some tactic and realistic shooter elements.
First, it consists of a weighty single-player mode. It’s a series of missions where China, U.S. Marines, and the fictional Middle Eastern Coalition clash. The campaign story happened on the 21st where Eastern powers invaded the USA.
Then, it has a multiplayer aspect where players enter as a squad and part of a bigger team. Each team has a single commander that promotes teamwork and active communication.
Players can choose one of them: assault, medic, anti-tank, engineer, support, special forces, and sniper. Then, the goal was to reduce the opposing team’s tickets for respawning allies. Multiplayer mode allowed 64 players on a map or 8 players on local LAN.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat – 2006
Modern Combat is a 2006 stand-alone expansion for Battlefield 2. It was available on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360, so it’s the first game in the series for consoles.
The title mentions a new single-player campaign. The plot is about a fictional war between China and Nato in Kazakhstan.
It also had a multiplayer mode, and it can support 24 players on either console. The game modes were Capture the Flag and Conquest.
Battlefield 2142 – 2006
Battlefield 2142 was launched in 2006 for Windows and macOS X PCs. It gives a new fictional plot, “The Cold War of the 22nd Century,” where two fictional powers battle during a new ice age.
It has a sci-fi setting, and so the combat gameplay is fast and full of fictional weapons.
The multiplayer mode allowed 64 players per server or 16 players in single player against AI bots. The game also has a ranking system tracking player performance. This ranking system gives players with weapon unlocks and aesthetics free.
Battlefield: Bad Company – 2008
Bad Company debuted in 2008 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s about a fully-fledged storyline and standout characters. So, it’s a unique entry in the series.
The plot goes after Private Preston Marlowe trying to steal gold from mercenaries alongside his squad. The storyline opened a co-op multiplayer campaign mode, Gold Rush. Later on, the studio released Conquest for a full-on multiplayer PvP battle.
Battlefield: Heroes – 2009
Heroes debuted in 2009 for Windows PC. It’s the first free-to-play game in the series, although there are microtransactions and pay-to-win features.
It’s also the first third-person shooter in the franchise. Besides the visual style, it was more of a Fortnight offspring than a Battlefield entry.
The multiplayer needed less PC power, and there was a system to match players of similar levels.
Battlefield 1943 – 2009
Battlefield 1943 was released in 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It’s a multiplayer-only Battlefield entry with 4 maps and some new features.
In detail, it consisted of new mechanics to a new mode, Air Superiority. These tweaks were unlimited health regeneration by time.
The gameplay is the same as Bad Company. The game runs on the Frostbite Engine, so there’s environmental damage. It includes the Conquest Mode, new weapons, classes, and vehicles.
Hopefully, the list of all battlefield games (part 1) will give you more choices and a large picture of battlefield series.
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