Top 10 Reasons Bad Company 2 Was the Best Battlefield

Aaron Sampson recounts the top ten things he loved about Bad Company 2 and why it was the best Battlefield ever made.

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jollyboy00
jollyboy00

I agree with this video. My only wish is that there would be more playing Vietnam expansion

zmanjace
zmanjace

I really liked how you could destroy the rush points with rockets, c4, tanks, and collapsing the buildings. Kept things rolling because you could just camp them.

SpartanEdge
SpartanEdge

I played Bad Company 1 again the other day, and was reminded of how glorious the destruction physics used to be in Battlefield. I miss that destruction and the possibilities it created. it Made me realise how toned down the destruction is in Battlefield 4, and to a lesser extent, 3.

SpartanEdge
SpartanEdge

I completely agree with this piece. The maps were the best in any Battlefield game on console, with the possible exception of Battlefield 2. The pacing was spot on, and by that i mean you could play at your own pace without feeling like the game was trying to force a faster, less tactical pace. It really was a Battlefield, with none of these close quarter maps that are trying to be like Call of Duty, and was completely set in open 'Battlefields'. We can have 66 players in a match now, so lets have some epic maps. If only BF2 had the tight shooting that a 60fps frame rate can give, it would have had the better gameplay too, but as it is, the shooting is much tighter and responsive in Battlefield 4.


To be honest, all the campaigns in all the BF games need to be better and certainly longer, and have the option to play them in Co-Op, seeing as they are squad based games, because a lot of people like a good campaign, especially with Co-Op, so a lack of Co-Op seems like a massively missed opportunity, but at least Bad Company 2 has made the best effort at a campaign by far compared to the others in the series.

whakyZ86
whakyZ86

good god...so many memories.  2 of my favorites: 


1) playing atacama and I see a head breeze past a window of a house.  Without skipping a beat, I tagged the wall with C4 and jumped into the doorway of the adjacent house as I detonated it for the kill.  my friend says, "woa...I would have never thought of that!  lol"


2) playing panama, I am a sniper and covertly sniping on that little stretch of hill when all of a sudden I hear a tank coming from behind.  I lie in wait for him to get next to me with C4 at the ready, then I run and tag him and continue past him for cover at the bottom of the hill, detonating as I go.   But JUST as I do this, i turn around to see if I accomplished destruction...ONLY TO SEE THE DAMN TANK TUMBLING DOWN THE HILL AND OVER MY HEAD.  My dad, who detests games to the fullest, just happened by at that moment and said this: "wow, i think you made his day" !!!!!

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

Nope Bad Company 2 wasn't the best BF, it's Good Game but not Great

BF3, BF4 and Hardline is Great and best Battlefields yet on my opinion.

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

I got myself into Battlefield shortly after Homefront came out. I loved the big maps with lots of players. My brother said "Hey, give Bad Company 2 a try, I bet you will like it". And he was 100% right.

This game was what created my love for Battlefield. I wish my Bad Company 2 wasn't stolen otherwise I would go play it right now. Loved that game!

biohazardX-87
biohazardX-87

F*$&ing agreed. Best. BF. Ever.  (coming from a mainly console experience).


I remember when I was young and full of hope and was thoroughly decided that when BF3 was released it would be better, and I have been left with a continual sense of longing after BF Vietnam.


Here's to hoping the next one (after whatever you consider Hardline) could be better.

jazmineheard
jazmineheard

Bad Company 2 is my absolute favorite FPS. Hands down!!.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

BF2 on PC was MUCH better and with the "Project Reality" mod makes it even better.

duderdave
duderdave

BFBC2 was a fun game. I agree with a lot of what he said in the video that made it so, such as:


- destructibility, generally quick load times, varied maps, a much better rush game mode experience


- fun campaign game, parachute spawning, and a great expansion game with BFBC2 Vietnam.




However, BFBC2 did have its drawbacks as well, such as:


- squads that were way too small - only 4, servers that were way to small - maxed out at 32


- probably the worst helicopter controls of any BF game I have played in (have played them all)


- possibly the worst and most unrealistic effects in hardcore - prime example: an $8.6 million modern tank that has worse vision restrictions than a WW1 Mark V. Hardcore or not, a modern army is not going to allow all of its tanks to run around getting blown up because they basically can't see. That is not hardcore mode; that is sabotage mode.


- ridiculous server settings, especially toward the end. It was like walking in a minefield at times due to all the written restrictions on what you could and could not do in different servers.


- even though there was a good variety of maps and modes, especially toward the end, the majority of the servers did not use them, preferring to run only their same old favorites, over and over and over and over again.


- even though BFBC2 Vietnam was a great expansion, not enough players bought it when it came out, so it was in some ways a missed opportunity. By the time the sale price dropped, it was almost too late. For me it was a no-brainer, but it came out at a time iirc when CoD MW2 was heavily pushing out its map packs, and unfortunately that was where a lot of the $$$ were going.

watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

bad company 2 was not the best battlefield. since I haven't played battlefield 4 yet battlefield 3 is the best battlefield game by far.

duckhugh
duckhugh

i real like BC2!! that's my first BF game!! i Love it!!!!

gulinotm
gulinotm

My favorite thing was just sitting and listening to their conversations, great writing and great characters

markest
markest

Everyone has their opinion...and seems the interests are varied.

Imho best version is BF 1942!

In a close second is the modern desert warfare mod for BF1942 AND add on the realism mod you get the best tactical outdoor shooter!



animaldrumscrea
animaldrumscrea

ok, just bought it , 20 bucks on steam and 17 for the vietnam expansion!

RadPro
RadPro

I've never enjoyed a Battlefield game as much as Battlefield 1942.

iiRickk
iiRickk

60fps video?


Btw BC2 was amazing and so much fun!

nirvanamaniac
nirvanamaniac

This game was garbage. The game had a crap campaign, a netcode as bad as BF$, clunky controls and oversized guns. Conquest mode sucks too, there are too little capture points and they are too close together.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Thank you, thank you.. (just imagine 8 more repeated "thank you" repeats).

How do they not understand how much greater Bad Company is than its modern Battlefield versions??

Red_Dawn345
Red_Dawn345

I thought the dialogue was funnier in bad company 1, but otherwise I certainly see your points 

Pauly_D
Pauly_D

NO. BC was the downfall of BF. BF2 on PC was the best. 7 classes. 64 players on one server. It wasn't crapped down for your consoles on your mother's TV.

Takeno456
Takeno456

I have enjoyed every BF game since the first one. BF2 and BFBC2 are probably tied for my favourite games in the series. BF3 and BF4 have been huge let downs in my opinion. I don't think the series will ever be as good as BFBC2 was. After buying and disliking 3 and trying and thankfully not buying 4 I am going to wait a long time and carefully look at what players are saying before I go near Hardline.

fadersdream
fadersdream

I LOVED bad company 2... it is why I bought BF3 and BF4... so in many ways I should HATE it for leading me on.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Aaron Sampson didn't play BFBC2, then, because it wasn't. BC2 had good maps - that is it.  Also like someone said, excluding the "PC exclusive" battlefield games....no. The PC battlefield games (1942, Nam, 2142) are the only battlefield games. 1942 may be super ghetto and 13 years old, but it's still better than any of the other games.


Anyone who actually took part in BC2 on PC knows it was a god awful lag fest with jacked up hitboxes, jacked up netcode, and broken as hell weapons - not to mention the worst unlock system in the history of time. Just like BF3 and BF4. If you played on console, that's great, but it's irrelevant.


And to all the BF series noobs and consolites: Battlefield 2 is not the best battlefield. Sorry. Battlefield 2 was the first battlefield on consoles, and it shows. I was there at E3 in 2005 when they demoed it, it was stupid and I put the controller down after 10 minutes of murdering with an overpowered Abrams. I owned it, it wasn't that good. They literally copied the idea for BF2 from the BF1942 mod Desert Combat - the only mod DICE officially supported - and Desert Combat was FAR better than BF2.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

I have to agree with about 95% of the list. I would add that BC2 had amazing VOs. MP had full Russian dialogue. BF3 had Russians that sounded more like Europeans than SOBs from the mother land.


I would also like to point out that when they do make BF:BC3 I hope they follow more closely to BF:BC1 in terms of SP map design. BC1 literally had dozens of ways to go about completing the level. It was amazing.


So for people saying about BF3 is better let me first say that I am on PS3 so im probably gonna get bashed by PC elitists. BF3 on PS3 was fun but the issue was some maps really only shined on PC and some maps only shined on console. Armored Kill only had 2 maps that were any fun on console. That DLC was built for PC while Close Quarters was built for Consoles. BC2 maps were fun for everyone on any platform. The maps also forced players to play as a team. Also keeping the upgrades to a minimal was great and kept the learning curve down. Nowadays with all the attachments you have to worry about so much stuff. BC2 was so simple, you either liked the gun or you didn’t. Don’t like the iron sights well then you have to give up an upgrade slot for a scope.

SpartanEdge
SpartanEdge

@Wahab_MinSeo I disagree with you personally, but that aside, Harline isn't even out yet, so how did you work THAT one out... :/

SpartanEdge
SpartanEdge

@CUDGEdave It's all down to format preference isn't it. Many people prefer to game on console, therefore making anything else academic.

giuliocc
giuliocc

I have BF4 (PS4) and also played BF3 (PS3) and DICE ruined BF4. The gameplay mechanics and vehicle operation has changed and not for the better. DICE only recently fixed a lag issue but the manner in which you operate vehicles is less realistic and quite unbalanced. BF3 had t right..

84dublicious
84dublicious

@Pauly_D Clearly the ones made for your Mom's computer were better. Your Mom's TV was obviously made for watching Jersey Shore (since we're talking about quality entertainment), which is probably what she was doing and why you weren't allowed to play it on your console.

ilayoeli
ilayoeli

@Pauly_D BFBC2 was different from BF2. BF2 was more strategic and had far bigger maps and BC2 was more fast-paced and relied on skill & quick tactic. However I love them both (BF2 more but still). BF3 and BF4 however... they seemed more like CoD and Crysis (W0W GRAFIKS!) rather than Battlefield

TacticaI
TacticaI

@Pauly_D BF3/4 are "the downfall" of BF. Period. BC was right on the money for the consoles. How on earth did you miss him agree with you BF2 was the best, were this a PC only discussion? It's in the first 20 seconds of the video. 

_Roo_
_Roo_

@Takeno456 Hardline BETA was fun but it felt like an $ 20.00 expansion not a full price game.  It also had all of the slow load and connection problems of BF3 and BF4.  I skipped on BF4 (which felt like a BF3 expansion) and won't be buying Hardline.


TacticaI
TacticaI

@grenadehh The PC version simply wasn't the best version of the game, no matter how you spin it. Honestly, I played BF games exclusively on PC, but my friends only had consoles to game on, and after giving that god awful "BF2: Modern Combat" on 360 a whirl I thought I had sworn console BF games off for good. I loathed that game, hated everything about it. Then eventually BC2 (360) completely won me over. I saw the issues PC gamers were having with it, but I couldn't empathize, and to make a long story short, I had a blast playing the console version and simply opted out of ever giving it go on PC, especially when to me it didn't look like a ''real'' BF game to begin with.  Anybody who plays PC only I would think share your point of view, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that 1942, Nam, and 2142 are the ONLY BF games, though I wouldn't disagree they were the best.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@grenadehh  Shut up. *sorry bout that* :( BC2 overall was a well polished game. The only game breaking glitch was in Nam where you could take the boat under the map. Also when BC2 did have lag issues it was addressed in a timely manner. BF3 had its issues taken care of in a less timely manner and BF4 hasn't had its lag/netcode issues resolved. Again I haven't played on PC, BUT I can understand why PC players say that BC2 isn't the best BF game made. From a console POV it is the best one made and since all I have is a PS3 I agree with this. But this is why we have discussions about this. This is what makes the video gaming community great. No matter what we think is the best we all enjoy the games. I for one just hope that BC3 does not have the same fked up launch that BF4 has.

Pauly_D
Pauly_D

@84dublicious @Pauly_D lol good one. This is my name and always has been. It's sad that my user name i've had for years is ruined.

SpartanEdge
SpartanEdge

@Wahab_MinSeo @SpartanEdge Its cool that you like and are enjoying the Hardline Beta, but that's all it is, a Beta. I have the Beta too, but you can't properly judge and compare a Beta to a full game, based on one map from one mode, and the fact its a Beta means the gameplay or any number of other aspects could change before the final product releases. I wasn't keen on what i experienced in the Beta personally, and i feel that Hardline is getting too much away from what makes the Battlefield games the Battlefield games, and is trying to become too much like Call of Duty. But as i say, if you like what you saw from Hardline that's cool, but it's really not a lot to go on, and for me, it's just too much of a departure from Battlefield for my liking.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@SpartanEdge @Wahab_MinSeo True, But When i played BF3 and BF4 Beta it's exactly like the final releases of the game but the beta has more glitches and few maps

So Battlefield Hardline is Great Game and yes it's look like become Call of Duty because of almost same game as Previous BF4 but in Polices vs Terrorists and that make the game similar like Counter-Strike too.

Have a Good Life my friend!

SpartanEdge
SpartanEdge

@Wahab_MinSeo @SpartanEdge I understand what your saying, in that the Beta will probably not be all that different to the final release, though it will be in some areas. You've still only seen one mode on one map, and for all you know, the other maps could be pretty rubbish. I personally prefer the main Battlefield games, and to me, this isn't really a Battlefield game, but if some people prefer this game to them, who am i to argue :) But as i say, to me, it's not really a Battlefield game in the true sense.. Maybe i will like the campaign a lot in Hard line, because in the Battlefield games, the campaigns tend to be a bit weak, so i hope the campaign is Hardline proves to be a good one.

Anyway, hope you have fun with Hardline when it releases, have a good one dude :)

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@SpartanEdge @Wahab_MinSeo Thanks my friend and I Really appreciated!

They are Still Battlefield Games but it Call Spin-offs such of Hardline and Bad Company Series, the best Style I like BF3 look a lot similar to BF4 and HardLine Gameplay that's why i say it better than Bad Company 2 in Online. =)

SpartanEdge
SpartanEdge

@Wahab_MinSeo @SpartanEdge Yeah, you too mate :) Actually, seeing Hardline at Gamescon has impressed me quite a lot.. There's some multi-player modes that look quite interesting, particually the car case one.

Also in particular, the campaign is looking pretty decent! I just hope its longer than the Battlefield 4 one was, because that was far too short..


All the best :)