Product Type: Electronic Arts PC games
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War of the future
Battlefield 2142 (PC)
Member Name: Thebaker50
Battlefield 2142 (PC)
Advantages: Titan mode
Disadvantages: Not as good as bf 2
battlefield 2142 is honestly a one of a kind game. Its a fps war simulation game, that is also massively multiplay and is online... but there is a twist, its set in the year 2142. The earths resources have started to run out (food, land, oil), and war has broken out. Nations have pooled their resources to form the PAC (pan asian coalition) and on the seperate side the EU (america, uk etc). They must now battle it out.
To start with, this game reduced the number of classes seen in BF2, now there are only 4, sniper (a combination of sniper and special ops in 2), assault (a combination of assault and medic), support and engineer (combination of heavy weapons and engineer in bf2). Each class has distinctive weapons, such as the engineer having anti-tank weapons, support having heavy machine guns etc etc. The only problem I would say with this is that one of the most common played solider on some maps is assault... who is also the medic... and as you can revive each other in this game, sometimes it becomes a bit of a revive-session. Ah well....
As well as futuristic guns, my favourite part of this game is the futuristic vehicles. Like the deadly walker, the floating fortesses that are the titans, and stuff like this. There are 2 main game modes, conquest (where you win by capturing bases, and killing opponents), and titan mode. In titan mode, you must capture missile silos, which then shoot rockets at the enemies titan. Once this happens for enough rockets, it will break the enemy titans shield. At this point, 1 of 2 things can happen. Either you can just wait for the enemy titan to be shot out of the sky by the rockets. Or you can board the titan via people carriers or via the escape pods in armoured carriers or your own titan, and break into 4 control rooms. Once you do this, you can detonate them, and finally detonate the titan core.
This game is pretty good for this titan mode, it really is that good. However, I personally found conquest mode better on BF2 (i have a seperate review on this). Its just because there were more classes, so it wasn't like you have to kill people 5 times or so before they actually die. However the grenade camping issue (see BF2 review) is sadly still a problem, and it sort of detracts from the overall experience slightly. Also some of the maps could do with a few more windows for snipers and stuff like that. But overall, this is a pretty good game.
Summary: Still a good game