Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
The award-winning Battlefield franchise
finally explodes onto the PlayStation®2 and Xbox™, dropping players into
the heat of battle with Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™. Battlefield 2:
Modern Combat features a propaganda fuelled single player campaign where
gamers see both sides of a conflict in one of the most treacherous
regions in the world – Kazakhstan. Gamers will plunge headlong into the
fog of war and must ultimately choose sides in a furious showdown where
nothing is as it seems.
story-driven single player mode drops players deep into an
action-packed war framed by government-sponsored propaganda forcing
gamers to choose sides and decide the outcome.
More than 10 maps
for online multiplayer action for up to 24 players**. Clan support
VoIP and a deep stat tracking system help round out one of the
deepest online console shooters to date.
Persistence and Growth. With in-game success, players increase their
rank through promotions. Go from a private to a general as you lead
your unit to victory.
Own the battlefield
with more than 50 state-of-the-art weapons.
The battlefield universe
is clearly one of the most popular online first person shooter
experiences on the PC and now it's time for XBox users worldwide to be
initiated into the franchise with Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. Unlike
the PC version, the XBox version has a dedicated single player storyline
that has the gamer serving both the NATO and the Chinese troops.
Although the gameplay of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is similar to all
good first person shooter, the title also allows the gamer to 'hot swap'
between any of your squad members which makes for some interesting
gaming. That is, you can swap between your squad members in the gaming
environment. The gamer also has access to a variety of character classes
that include assault, sniper, special operations, engineer and support
officer. Each character has their own pros and cons but each character
actually manoeuvres differently. The single-player missions include
neutralizing war zones, driving engineers around so they can dismantle
the enemy’s technological efforts to wreak havoc and using whatever
means possible to suppress the enemy.
Apart from a extraordinary single-player campaign, Battlefield 2: Modern
Combat also offers some great online content that include conquest and
capture the flag with up to 24-players simultaneously online which is
quite a large playing field for consoles. As with the PC version, the
beauty of the XBox version is that the online maps are gigantic and can
virtually takes hours to explore every gaming nook and cranny.
Graphically, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is fairly impressive on the
XBox but when compared to the insane resolutions of the PC, it
unfortunately comes a close second. However, all the characters in the
game have been professionally designed and contain some realistic
textures and character models that truly help draw you into the
The game also contains
some great special effects such as particle explosions and realistic
lighting, however every now and then, the game does start to chug but
that's because this engine was designed to be run a modern PC which is
far more powerful than the XBox or PlayStation 2 console. The title also
contains some realistic gaming environments that truly immerses the
player into modern warfare.
The musical score of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is perfect and sounds
like it has been taken from a Hollywood war epic and match that with
some realistic explosions and voice acting and you have one impressive
sounding title. Apart from having the option to play your own music, the
gamer can also use their headsets for live communication through XBox
live that really takes first person shooter military gaming to the next
stage of realism.
In conclusion, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is a decent game on the XBox
that features a phenomenal single-player mode, addictive online play and
brilliant sounds and sturdy graphics. The only downside to the title is
the frame rate that sometimes suffers because of the high detail in the
game but it's a small price to pay for what was a great game on the PC
to be a great game on the XBox. Check it out!