Today I get to talk about one of my favorite games of this generation, Battlefield 1. I freaking loved this game when it was first released and it still stands as one of my favorite games in the entire series. Dice and EA truly did a phenomenal job with this one and thankfully you can still easily find a game online to this day.
One of the things that I feel often gets overlooked when people talk about Battlefield 1 is the campaign. Or should I say, campaigns? The reason for that is instead of one big long narrative, Battlefield 1 has something called War Stories which breaks things up into 6 different stories. The setting of World War 1 is certainly different from the many WWII era games we have had over the years.
These are shorter stories, but they are very well done and have that Hollywood movie quality you would expect from a game in this series. I really liked how different the stories were from playing as a pilot who thinks they are the best ever to being in a battle where you are on the losing side!
A huge part of what really brings the War Stories to life is the presentation. Battlefield 1, in general, is a great looking game as pretty much anything Dice does is. This one though really is quite spectacular. It has a really “Michael Bay” kind of vibe in terms of the presentation and I mean that in a good way.
It is not just the single player that looks great. In the multiplayer, each map is full to the brim of little details. It really is quite amazing how good looking this game still is even a few years later.
Shoot To Kill!
While the War Stories is great, we all know that the reason we keep playing these games for so long is the multiplayer. Battlefield 1 thankfully has a fantastic multiplayer and it is a multiplayer that I still play now. What I like about the multiplayer here is that when you pick your class you really need to embrace it. Battlefield 1 like the other games is a game where you really need to play a role if you want to help your team win.
There is an impressive amount of game modes here, but my personal favorites are Deathmatch and Conquest. You really cannot go wrong with either of these modes, but there are plenty of others that you can jump into as well. I play on PC and still manage to find games very easily.
It may not be the most recent first-person shooter, but Battlefield 1 is still a great game. It is fun, exciting and it puts a real emphasis on skill. It is the kind of game where you really have to play as part of a team. Add to this a fantastic single-player and you have a first-person shooter that is going to keep you busy for a very long time.
Final Score: 9/10
- The presentation is truly amazing
- War Stories is 6 fun stories
- The online community is still strong
- Plenty of modes to enjoy in multiplayer
- It is the kind of game that gets more and more fun the more you play it
- Its follow up was a massive let down!
- Will the online community be so strong for much longer?
Download Battlefield 1
With Battlefield 1, Dice really did nail it! This is one of the best games ever made that is based on World War 1. Of course, the fact that Activision took us to space with their offering at the same time as this made people take extra notice of Battlefield 1. While Battlefield V may not have quite lived up to expectations, this remains one of the best FPS games in years.
6 Stories For The Price Of One
To say that the campaign in Battlefield 1 is epic is a massive understatement. Sure, some people do not care about the campaign in these games, but Dice really did an amazing job with this game. It actually is 6 smaller stories that you play through and these are all very different. For example, the first one has you being thrust into a battle that you are on the losing side of, you get to play as a guy in charge of a tank and you even get to play as a cocky pilot. These are just three of the war stories that you will be playing through. I thought each one was fun and exciting and think that it was a clever way to tell a story in the game.
What About The Multiplayer
I usually refer to the Battlefield games as the thinking mans first person shooters. That is not meant as a knock-on Call of Duty at all by the way. It is more that, Battlefield really requires you to play to the strengths of your class. If you do not do this, you will die a great deal and also you will end up screwing over your team! You have a nice selection of game modes to play in the multiplayer portion of Battlefield 1 and I can tell you from personal experience that Battlefield 1 still has a very dedicated player base. No matter if you want to play some Deathmatch, Rush or conquest, you are going to be able to get into a game pretty easily.
Like A Movie!
One of the most amazing aspects of Battlefield 1 for me is the presentation. Dice make fantastic looking games and this one here is certainly no different. The campaign actually looks like a Hollywood movie and it is incredibly well done. What is just as impressive is the multiplayer maps. You may not take it in as you are so focused on the match and not getting shot! However, if you do take a moment to look at how detailed the environments are you will be pretty blown away by the attention to detail that Dice has done here. Just as good as the looks are the sound. If you have a good sound setup then you owe it to yourself to crank the sound all the way up! If you have a surround setup it really does make you feel like you are in the middle of a way. Also, the voice acting in the camping is great and really makes you care about what is going on.
Even though it has been a few years since the release of Battlefield 1, it stands as a truly amazing first-person shooter. This is one of the most fun FPS games released this console generation. It does require you to think about what you do, but when the bullets start flying and the action gets heavy, you really do see how much fun this game is.
- The game looks like a million bucks
- The sound has a real “punch” to it
- The campaign features 6 stories to enjoy
- Some awesome multiplayer modes to enjoy
- It is still easy to get into a multiplayer match
- It makes you realize how disappointing Battlefield V is
- Some might prefer one large campaign over the six smaller ones