Battlefield 1 takes you back to The Great War, WW1, where new technology and worldwide conflict changed the face of warfare forever. Take part in every battle, control every massive vehicle, and execute every maneuver that turns an entire fight around. The whole world is at war – see what’s beyond the trenches.
I’m absolutely impressed by every aspect of Battlefield 1. While it’s easy to think that the weapons and machines available to a game based on the first World War might feel like a step back for military shooters, I think you’ll be surprised by how exciting and modern Battlefield 1 still manages to feel.
DICE takes aim with Battlefield 1 and it ends up being a jackpot. It couldn't be a better game taking into consideration the limitations imposed due to the game taking place during WWI. It offers some of the best maps ever seen in the franchise. Tons of charisma for a franchise that stands tall against the dictatorship of sci-fi and double jump.
Battlefield 1 is a hugely refreshing take on not only the series but the shooter genre in general.
Battlefield 1 is a triumphant return to form for the series and a must-have for any first-person shooter aficionado.
Set in the past but still a defining modern day shooter. Smart and uproariously entertaining. [Christmas 2016, p.62]
The blessing and curse of Battlefield 1 is that it is another well-polished entry in a series that clearly follows a sacred gameplay formula. Fans who have enjoyed the series thus far will find the same enjoyment in this latest entry, and aspects of World War I have clearly been carefully curated and incorporated into the game. However, it does feel that the series is playing things too safe. As good as the multiplayer is, I'm hopeful that future entries will take more risk. In the meantime, Battlefield 1 is another great offering that follows the series' enjoyable gameplay template.
Battlefield 1 is a fantastic game. If you want a shooter that replicates the epic scale of two armies at war, or one that prioritises tactical thought over twitchy trigger fingers, this is the FPS for you.
November 28, 2018
Battlefield 5 sells 63% less than Battlefield 1 in the UK. Read more
April 20, 2018
Battlefield 1 players receive a new map for free: Rupture.
October 19, 2017
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides: four new maps and six weapons. Read more
August 22, 2017
Battlefield 1 unveils Incursions: a new competitive mode for eSports. Watch video
July 28, 2017
Battlefield 1 surpasses the 21 million players milestone. Read more