EA DICE returns with the latest iteration of their long-running Battlefield series, and the first game of the core series since 2013's BF 4. Battlefield 1 takes the players to the hectic battlefields of the First World War, from scorching, rocky deserts to mountains and coastal villages you will fight to reshape the landscape of the world with your victories and explosives. Fight on the fronts of WW1, ride period vehicles or mount a horse, pick up your weapon and set out to relive a hundred-years-old history as a soldier of one of the six core factions split between two sides of the massive conflict.
Battlefield is back in shape and more so with fresh theme of the first Great War! After a long time, the campaign is successful and multiplayer is traditionally excellent. So, this year your choice is set! [Issue #269]
Smoke-filled skies, destroyed buildings, ever-present dirt, trenches and heavily armored beasts, clouds of poisonous gas and panicked feeling that you’re being shot at from every direction and there’s not a square inch of ground that’s truly safe. The setting feels not just grim – more like apocalyptic. [Issue#214, p.52]
Just the shot in the arm this franchise needed. Ok it's not accurate to the tech of 1911-1918 but who cares? The change up in weapon accuracy and vehicle speed/firepower was just what BF needed.
It feels like being asked to play a game of football at a funeral and then made to keep the noise down when you score.
The campaign is worth checking out, Operations delivers clear forward thinking for Battlefield as a series in a way I think Rush never really did, and the maps are absolutely spectacular. Battlefield One is utterly brilliant.
I'll probably get some hate from people who idealize this game, but it is by no means perfect. I'm really enjoying some aspects of this game - my review is focused on the multiplayer since I have no interest in the campaigns. It feels fresh, the weapons are generally balanced, the maps all look great, flying planes and driving vehicles is fun - I could not stop laughing as I rolled a heavy tank full of people down a mountainside without taking any damage on one map. That said, what is up with horses? Why can't you use regular weapons on them? Why is the trample detection so janky? I ran over a guy laying in front of me three times in a row with my horse and he just shot me off, which made me feel like a total idiot. Also, why did DICE make the rear facing machine guns on planes so powerful on planes? Those machine guns do so much more damage than the actual machine guns on the fighter planes that it is nearly impossible to destroy a plane you're chasing if that plane has even a decent gunner on board. Why do you have to unlock pistols for every class, and why do different classes have different pistols? They're just pistols. Let me get a decent pistol for the scout class; the class is already bad enough for close quarters combat. Anti air guns, even if they don't hit your plane cause it to bounce around as if it is entering a sharknado. I'm sure I could go on, but as I've indicated, the game is not perfect; and some of the 'balancing' Dice has done since the beta (the light tank, it shoots so incredibly slow and is so much weaker now that I personally find it nearly useless) has actually made certain features that were overpowered so underpowered that they've become useless.
Overall a good experience, but i felt that the campaign was way too short.
With all the different scenarios and battlefields in WW1 it really had potential to dish out a larger campaign.
Good multiplayer game, good graphics, awesome sound design, only experienced 2 or 3 non-game-breaking bugs
Battlefield 1's solemn campaign and over-the-top multiplayer may feel like polar opposites, but the complete package is all-around excellent.
Best BF I ever played
Graphics / Performance: Some of the best graphics in gaming to date and already runs well before release.
The WWI setting means the weapon are inaccurate, machines unreliable. The gameplay is more than I expected
Very polished and very entertaining! This is the best Battlefield game yet. I liked previous BF games but this is better then ever. Running on high settings with GTX970, game looks amazing!
Battlefield 1 has a conservative approach, despite its unusual historical setting. This means it is technically impressive and multiplayer is fun and spectacular. We also like the way the campaign is told, almost as a documentary.
Battlefield 1 is a monumental shooter. Putting "aside" the Single Player campaign (fun, varied and spectacular but very short), the strengh of the production is obviously represented by the PvP. His large-scale battles are an experience that all multiplayer fans should try.