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Battlefield 1 Review Roundup

Here's what critics think of DICE's Battlefield 1.


After a few modern and futuristic Battlefields, DICE's first-person shooter series returns to historical theatres of war with Battlefield 1. The newest entry takes place during World War 1 and, based on initial reviews, looks to be the best we've had in years.

We've gathered up a selection of Battlefield 1 reviews from across the internet and put them in a list below. Take a look and, after seeing the scores and excerpts from the reviews, you'll have a good feel of how the game is being received by critics. We'll continue to update this post with more review scores as they become available, so check back regularly.

For wider view on the critical reaction to Battlefield 1, go to GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

GameSpot -- 9/10

"With Battlefield 1, EA and DICE have proven the viability of World War 1 as a time period worth revisiting in first-person shooters. It brings into focus countries and nationalities that do not exist today while also shedding light on how the outcome of that war has shaped our lives. As World War II shooters proved many years ago, no game can truly capture the entirety of a global conflict. This is why the focused structure of the War Stories anthology works well. Moreover, Operations succeeds as an effective educational primer on the battles that this gripping adversarial mode are based on. Battlefield 1 is just an introduction to one of the deadliest world events in history, but it is an outstanding, feature-rich package in both its emotional stories and strong multiplayer." -- Miguel Concepcion [Full review]

Polygon -- 9.0

"Battlefield 1 marks an impressive, risk-taking reinvention for the series. That the multiplayer is as good and distinctive as it is is less surprising than a campaign that takes a difficult setting and navigates it with skill and invention. The end result is a shooter than succeeded far beyond my expectations, and one that exists as the best, most complete Battlefield package since 2010." -- Arthur Gies [Full review]

The Sixth Axis -- 8/10

"Operations mode is the standout addition to the multiplayer, bringing together the behemoths, the destruction, the hellish screams of people charging into the fight. I do wish that the single player had been able to push on and draw more from that excellent opening, but stepping back to the First World War helps to give Battlefield 1 a refreshing and invigorating veneer to the game, and it’s lost none of the series’ explosive gameplay in the process." -- Stefan L [Full review]

Forbes -- 8/10

I've enjoyed my time with Battlefield 1, but the shooter genre is more competitive than ever, so it's hard to know if I'll be playing it over Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2, Destiny or Overwatch this fall. For every cool moment I have inBattlefield 1, whether it's bayoneting a soldier or chopping someone in half from horseback, I'll be blown up by twenty tanks or be headshot by twenty snipers, and often it's more frustrating than fun. The campaign is mostly great, but again, probably no more than a 6-7 hour experience, and obviously not the worth the price of admission by itself. You will have to love multiplayer to make this game worth it, and if you don't, well, you're out of luck." -- Paul Tassi [Full review]

Metro -- 8/10

"The complaints you can level against Battlefield 1 are almost solely about what it’s chosen not to do, rather than any problem with what it actually offers. The minor letdown at the lack of historical novelty or major gameplay innovation is countered by the fact that this is still a highly refined and entertaining multiplayer shooter. That in itself only underlines the fact that war, war never changes. Even if when it comes to video games, it would be nice if it actually did." [Full review]

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