One of the most addictive FPS on the Xbox 360! At only 1200 MS Points, this game is an absolute STEAL!!

User Rating: 8 | Battlefield 1943 X360
When I heard that Battlefield 1943 was being released as a downloadable game on XBox Live, I was skeptical. When I heard what the price was going to be, I was even more skeptical. I mean, how good can a $15 (1200 MS Points) game be? Clearly, this game was going to be a watered-down shell of a real game. But after playing this game about a half-dozen times, I couldn't have been more wrong!

After the brief tutorial, Battlefield 1943 will feel instantly familiar to anyone who has played other military shooters like COD, Halo or Star Wars Battlefront. The controls are intuitive and feel very natural, making the on-foot battles very intense! Vehicles add another level of intensity but can be difficult to control (planes are particularly frustrating). The 3 Pacific islands that serve as the battlefield are HUGE and offer diverse terrains.

However, Battlefield is not without a few problems. Online voice-chat is so unreliable that it practically doesn't exist. Also, you'll occassionally see shots that are spot-on their target but don't hit it. This is made worse by the fact that it seems to take a few too many shots to bring down your enemy (other than for headshots, be prepared to unload half a clip!). Finally, all the vehicles can be driven with either 1st or 3rd person view but they don't work nearly as well in 3rd person. But none of these issues can detract from a game that is good enough to rank among the most addictive shooters on the Xbox 360!