Battlefield 2: Armored Fury
It Took Several clays and several phone calls to lure Armored Fury from its EA servers using the hateful EA Downloader, but it took even longer to convince Battlefield 2 that I'd actually installed the thing, and investigating the forums revealed a whole bunch of angry people having similar troubles. That's why this review is a month late.
In typical Battlefield 2 contrast though, the booster pack's content turns out to be worth the asking price (which, let's be honest, isn't really that much). Two new vehicle classes totalling six new vehicles are introduced, the most notable of which is the A-10 bomber with its distinctive plus-shaped design, and the H-6 Littlebird (that one out of Joint Operations), capable of spotting units and marking them on the map. The three maps included are brilliantly designed, with Operation Road Rage's spaghetti junction providing the best moments of the update, Operation Harvest's countryside terrain favouring any team with a competent pair of pilots to provide aerial support, and Midnight Sun's forested Alaskan suburbs making great use of the new recon helicopters. There are also two civilian vehicles available, a Mustang and a truck cab, neither of which are exceptionally useful but are nice touches nonetheless.
While still exhibiting all of the fundamental problems of these content booster packs, Armored Fury is a definite improvement over Euro Force. And that's pretty much the best plaudit I can muster.
Download Battlefield 2: Armored Fury
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP