‘Battlefield V’ Review Round-Up: Should You Buy BF5?

The latest entry in the acclaimed Battlefield franchise has arrived as the highly-anticipated Battlefield V hits stores on Friday, November 16.

In the lead up to the game, DICE and EA explained that Battlefield V will focus extensively on party-based features and mechanics, scarcity of resources, and removing “abstractions” from game mechanics to increase realism.

Additionally, the newest game in the franchise has an expanded focus on player customization through the new Company system, where players will be able to create multiple characters with various cosmetic and weapon options.

Furthermore, the game will feature several new multiplayer modes, including the “continuous” campaign mode “Tides of War”, “Firestorm”, and “Grand Operations”. The “Firestorm” will be the Battlefield version of Battle Royale.

But should you spend you hard-earned money on Battlefield V? Read all of the best reviews on the internet below and make up your mind!


Battlefield V Review: ★★★★★

Stunning visuals and traditionally excellent and thorough gameplay make Battlefield V a worthy addition to one of the gaming world’s most celebrated first-person shooter franchises.

GameSpot:

“As of now, it feels as if Battlefield V is a variation on a well-established theme. It maintains the series tradition of grand spectacle with incredible sound design, impactful weaponry, and large-scale multiplayer chaos.”

Gaming Trend:

“After spending quite a while with the game, I’m blown away that there’s still so much to discover. With dozens of collectibles to find in the single-player campaign, a seemingly-unlimited number of weekly challenges, and the Tides of War looming large on the horizon, Battlefield V is the best this series has ever been, and easily the best FPS of the season.”

Digital Trends:

“Battlefield V is a fine World War II shooter and it has the potential to turn into a great one with a few updates and the addition of its post-launch modes, but with Black Ops 4 providing such a rich and engaging competitive experience and last year’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus offering a better (and more upfront) Nazi-shooting campaign, there’s little reason for this game to be your first choice. That’s partially a testament to the strength of its competition, but Battlefield V fails to impress the same way Battlefield 1 did. By all means, give it a try if you’re a fan of DICE’s previous work, but know that you’ll have to put up with some pretty glaring faults.”

PC Games N:

“Battlefield V delivers the series’ finest single-player campaign yet, painting the horror of war from rarely seen perspectives. That tension carries through to the multiplayer, which has been tuned to hammer home your vulnerability in a firefight.”

CG Magazine:

“Despite the bad press at the start, I have a lot of faith in DICE as a developer and they have delivered a fantastic shooter this year with Battlefield V after listening to their community and taking their feedback seriously.”

Polygon:

At their most effective, successful World War II tankers famously fought at only two speeds: full power or full stop. Battlefield 5’s multiplayer plays similarly. It is one of the fastest military shooters to be released in years. The experience left me breathless at times. After a full weekend of play, all I want is more. But to buy into Battlefield 5 in 2018 is to accept a number of flaws and compromises. With multiple game modes still in development, including a battle royale mode that is still months from being available, Battlefield 5 is a work in progress.


 

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