Story / Creativity - 7.5
Gameplay - 10
Presentation - 9
Lifespan - 8.5
Battlefield 4 is one of the best shooter games of its generation; it offers phenomenal in-game action, with 'Levolution', and has plenty for gamers to do in online multiplayer.
Battlefield 4 is set in the present day and showcases the sheer warfare that takes place between rival countries across the globe. With its first person view, violent combat and aggressive warfare action, you truly feel as if your life is at stake whilst playing the game as Battlefield 4’s ‘Levolution‘ technology causes you to feel endangered by the threatening world that surrounds you.
During the singleplayer element, of Battlefield 4, you play as the lead protagonist: Sergeant Daniel “Reck” Recker whose job it is to lead your squad (Tombstone Squad) into battle against the emerging enemies across the globe. You will create companions and foes but you must watch out for who you can really trust.
Story / Creativity
The breath-taking storyline, to Battlefield 4, encapsulates you in the modern warfare era of missiles, tanks and other vehicles capable of mass destruction like fighter jets, helicopters and AC130 Gunships all of which will take you around the globe from the USA to Shanghai and back again by foot, air and sea!
Playing as Recker, the lead protagonist in the game, your duty is to complete the mission and ensure that your team remains in-tact; you can do just that by attempting to take the stealthy approach or running in with all-guns-blazing and giving your squad mates direct orders on where to shoot so that you can complete the mission quickly and efficiently. Although you can creep around silently, it doesn’t always work. Taking the stealthy approach you would have thought would be the best way to remain undetected and get the mission completed but whilst playing it can often become difficult to remain undetected and as result, you end up becoming compromised and having to restart from the last checkpoint.
Quite clearly the main focal point, of Battlefield 4, is the ‘Levolution‘ technology that DICE have incorporated into the game. Levolution truly empowers Battlefield 4 and sets it apart from its competition; buildings plummet to the ground when they have been struck by heavy weaponry or a damaging collision which gives players a brand new experience and a breath of fresh air from your generic first person shooter games.
Supported by the high-quality details and graphics, when Levolution occurs it is an exhilarating and exciting event to take place but you also have to remember to dodge the falling pieces of concrete! Not only does Levolution occur in singleplayer, it also occurs in online multiplayer matches with different ways of setting of it off in each map.
The online multiplayer is truly phenomenal as you can have up to 64 player battles in a range of game modes and maps; you can switch classes easily and customize them to best fit your needs with a primary and secondary weapon as well as two gadgets that you can carry around to aid you and your team-mates during battle.
Vehicles are another important point to your online game as they can sway your match one way or the other. You will have access to a range of vehicles from the very first time you play online in Battlefield 4; you can control: tanks, fighter jets, helicopters, AC130 Gunships and smaller vehicles like quad bikes and buggies. Whilst some vehicles, especially helicopters, can be extremely challenging to control from the get-go: you can alter the controls for specific vehicles so that you can become comfortable with using vehicles rather than just flying around aimlessly trying not to crash.
Battlefield 4’s crisp graphics and high quality details on buildings, vehicles and terrain allows the game to excel in its field and provide gamers with a stunning scenery to look at whilst playing both singleplayer and multiplayer. As Battlefield 4 uses the Frostbite game engine, performance is never affected and neither are the textures in-game; the Frostbite game engine is one of the best game engines in modern day gaming with EA using it for three already-released games and four games releasing soon.
Even though the singleplayer campaign, to Battlefield 4, is relatively short, the online multiplayer makes up for it offering endless hours of fun with friends in a wide array of game modes and maps with even more available if you choose to purchase a Battlefield Premium subscription.
Battlefield 4 is definitely worth the buy as the immersive singleplayer campaign offers thrilling action which will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire story. Multiplayer also offers plenty to do with a large amount of game modes and maps whilst also offering you a quality weapon class system which other first person shooter (FPS) games no longer seem to offer.