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  • Summary: Enter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield 5 as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Lead your squad to victory with new ways to turn the battlefield to your advantage. Assemble your Company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehiclesEnter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield 5 as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Lead your squad to victory with new ways to turn the battlefield to your advantage. Assemble your Company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles then take them on an epic journey through the Tides of War. Experience the most intense, immersive Battlefield yet. You will never be the same. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Nov 14, 2018
    95
    Battlefield V brings a lot to the table. Between the great gameplay, superb story from singleplayer, and customization of your character, there's something for everyone.
  2. Nov 11, 2018
    90
    After spending quite a while with the game, I’m blown away that there’s still so much to discover. With dozens of collectibles to find in the single player campaign, a seemingly-unlimited number of weekly challenges, and the Tides of War looming large on the horizon, Battlefield V is the best this series has ever been, and easily the best FPS of the season.
  3. Dec 16, 2018
    87
    With the return to World War 2, Battlefield reaches a new zenith thanks to meaningful innovations - if one disregards the single player.
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    Despite the bad press at the start, I have a lot of faith in Dice as a developer and they have delivered a fantastic shooter this year with Battlefield V after listening to their community and taking their feedback seriously.
  5. Nov 17, 2018
    80
    The Battlefield series has a winning formula that Battlefield V doesn't deviate far from, at least for now. Conquest and the map roster don't mesh well together, however, Grand Operations--and the other modes within it--steal the show and foster some of the greatest moments the franchise has offered.
  6. Battlefield V successfully delivers expectations from gameplay perspective. The new featured Grand Operations mod and War Stories are great. But releasing with only 8 maps and lack of content is also concerning.
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    60
    Battlefield V fails to impress the same way Battlefield 1 did. By all means, give it a try if you’re a fan of DICE’s previous work, but know that you’ll have to put up with some pretty glaring faults.

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  1. Dec 19, 2018
    10
    **UPDATE**

    They've reverted all the terrible TTK changes, so I will revert my review change as well. On December 12th, 2018, they rolled
    **UPDATE**

    They've reverted all the terrible TTK changes, so I will revert my review change as well.

    On December 12th, 2018, they rolled out a TTK update, which essentially reverted all of the hard work the team did to improve gunplay. This update wasn't asked for, as TTK was one of the highlights of the game. I'm changing my score from 10 to 2 due to this atrocious and unwelcome change.

    ** ORIGINAL REVIEW**
    I've been a Battlefield veteran for a little under 10 years now, and Battlefield V is by far my favorite title in the series so far. I canceled my pre-order after the beta, but I decided to give it another shot as I love the series. DICE really took the constructive criticisms to heart. There are NO microtransactions in the game at launch, and when they arrive, they will be cosmetic only and no random boxes. All future content is free. The gunplay is comparable to BF3, which many people consider to have the best gunplay in the entire series. The character customization, while lacking an actual character creator, is in-depth enough for people who are into it yet not so in-depth that those who don't enjoy that aspect of a game won't find it tedious and distracting. The gameplay itself is fast paced and has a sense of urgency that I feel was missing from Battlefield 1. The weapon progression is fantastic, and the idea to have the starter weapons full upgraded on start prevents new players from being run over by veteran players (something that occurred in Battlefront 2). I was skeptical when I played the beta, like I'm sure many of you were, but rest assured, the final product is by far worth the money and a fantastic addition to the series. They took the better parts of the previous games, specifically regarding players' feedback, and created, in my personal opinion, one of the best FPS games in that last decade. If you are a fan of previous Battlefields and took a break due to the change BF1 saw in the series, I implore you to give Battlefield V a chance.
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  2. Jan 23, 2019
    10
    The Gameplay is fun and I'm enjoying both multiplayer and singleplayer modes. The Developper reacted to critics appropriately and so far I'mThe Gameplay is fun and I'm enjoying both multiplayer and singleplayer modes. The Developper reacted to critics appropriately and so far I'm satisfied, there are bugs yes, but I'm confident they will be fixed. Historical accuracy was never a thing that was promised and as you know our forefathers didn't run to different flags to defeat the Nazis, so I find the whole debate ridiculous. I really enjoyed the Last Tiger Mission, it was outstanding and nice to see the war from the german view. Microstransactions can only be used for cosmetics so it's everyone's own choice if he/she wants to buy a skin or not. Also one can't criticise BF5 for having them while enjoying other titles with the same System (OW, Anthem,Fortnite, Fifa,...). I think the ratings aren't quite as objective as they should be.
    All in all a great game, also I'm happy you can play as a woman, makes the game also more interesting for female players.
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  3. Jan 2, 2019
    8
    Awesome game! AAA visuals, shooting feels great, overall quality shows here. Glad to see single player is still a thing, i think its importantAwesome game! AAA visuals, shooting feels great, overall quality shows here. Glad to see single player is still a thing, i think its important to include in the Battlefield series, even if its not where you spend much time. War Stories give the game some atmosphere and the WW2 theme is still one of my favourites. Didn't really follow the internet politics leading up to launch and just had fun playing with friends. Battlefield 3 is still my favourite in the series, but BFV is pretty good. Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2018
    1
    I actually enjoyed the Beta, but with the full game the fun had gone. All of a sudden there are tons of women characters in the game, and itI actually enjoyed the Beta, but with the full game the fun had gone. All of a sudden there are tons of women characters in the game, and it sounds like a One Direction concert with female characters groaning and screaming all over the place. Also, all the focus on the idiotic visual/pimping of guns is ridiculous. The magic has gone, it doesn't feel like Battlefield anymore, nor like a WW2 setting. I'll be spending all my time on RDR2. Too bad, I've really been looking forwards to this game, but all the political correctness **** ruined it. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2019
    0
    I never rate games, but I just had to make a Metacritic account after getting this game for free with my 2080Ti and trying it out for theI never rate games, but I just had to make a Metacritic account after getting this game for free with my 2080Ti and trying it out for the first time. All I can say is WOW. I've always LOVED the BF series, back to BF2, I've had almost every single game since, with my favourite being BF4. I got BF1 on my PS4 but played about 1 hour and just stopped because I didn't like it, but even though I actually paid for that one, I didn't feel the need to rate it negatively. However, this? This thing absolutely deserves every negative rating it has received. If you are on the fence, DO NOT PURCHASE!

    So, I started the game, and realized my CPU (Ryzen 7 1700X OC'ed to 3.825ghz) severely bottlenecks this game; I can't maintain 60FPS on Ultra + high Raytracing. No other game has an issue except maybe X Plane, but that's a flight sim! Oh, and I'm only running 2560*1080! Anyways, I turned down raytracing and one other setting and got 50FPS sustained, so I just left it at that. Not ideal, but ok. Oh, and when changing settings, the developers stupidly have the game apply entire presets on the fly as you click them, no apply, nothing, so as I'm trying to change from the default max fidelity setting, it's trying to apply every setting, and freezes for a good 30 seconds while it does that, and I'm sitting there hoping it doesn't crash for the 3rd time until I finally got to the custom toggle and could change individual settings.

    Now, let's start with the loading screens; they're HORRIBLE. In the name of minimalism, they decided to not have a loading bar or really much of anything. All you get is a black screen with a little loading icon; I'd normally be fine with that, but this game is incredibly buggy. It launches about 50% of the time, so watching that little icon with no other indicator or anything else on screen is extremely frustrating. Oh, and if you alt+tab or hit the windows key, the game will either crash, stop loading, or continue to load and then say "server disconnected" as soon as the map loads.

    Next is combat; I used to love BF big open maps and even the smaller ones, but these suck! They feel very littered and busy with small corridors where players are forced to move through. I couldn't figure out how to get into any vehicles, I don't know if they made that DLC or something, but I couldn't get into any vehicles, which I really hope is just something I messed up and not some DLC bs, because then I'd hate this game even more.

    Combat sucks because the map is crowded, guns feel horrible, you don't really feel in control. You either get lucky or you don't, it doesn't feel skillful.

    Finally, the SJW bs. Why is this game full of sjw stuff? do you really need to add wmn and other races in there (I'm not white btw, I'm a minority myself)?? If they recreated some other battle in Asia and replaced the game characters with white characters, people would be up in arms, so wtf is up with the distortion of history? Absolutely disgusting and disrespectful to the people who gave their lives in that war.

    Overall, avoid this game at absolutely all costs
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  6. Dec 15, 2018
    0
    Game is NOT finished, they sell an early access title for full prize!
    Many bugs
    Performance is bad (mutch bigger framedrops then BF1)
    Game is NOT finished, they sell an early access title for full prize!
    Many bugs
    Performance is bad (mutch bigger framedrops then BF1)
    Visibility is bad because the game is so blurry, there is no RSP anymore no community features.
    Game pushes grafics over good gameplay.
    Updates for gamebreaking bugs come way too late.
    Movement is bad you stuck on every little stone
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  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Very sloppy production. Tons of bugs in addition to the politically correct trash make me regret I bought it.

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