Battlefield™ by DICE and Electronic Arts is a great game indeed. If you don’t want Call of Duty’s lack of realism but abhor the realistic military simulation of ARMA, you should opt for Battlefield.
Battlefield’s sequence of titles would easily make one misled. Numbers, numbers, numbers – and all of it only differing in setting.
1. Battlefield 1942 (2002)
Though the title’s simple name length is misleading, the first Battlefield game, Battlefield 1942 pits the Allies and the Axis in the European, African, and Pacific fronts. It includes expansions, such as that of the Secret Weapons of World War II.
2. Battlefield Vietnam (2004)
The next in the series, Battlefield Vietnam showcases the American campaign in communist Vietnam, with each side fighting for different territories.
3. Battlefield 2 (2005)
Arguably the most successful Battlefield game release, Battlefield 2 has spawned many mods, and includes a fully-built map editor that can also build mods in every way. New technology in the game include unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite scanning, and guided missiles.
4. Battlefield 2142 (2006)
DICE decided to make a turn for the future in this game, where a futuristic Earth in another ice age is fought over by two factions.
5. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (2006)
Playstation 2 still wasn’t obsoleted back in the day, and Battlefield: Modern Combat was made for that specific platform. In the game, you may swap between soldiers in real time, with a single flick of a button.
6. Battlefield: Bad Company (2008)
DICE moved from a skirmish-based gameplay to that of a campaign-style set. Bad Company follows the story of the titular “Bad Company” in the Battlefield 2 fronts.
7. Battlefield: 1943 (2009)
With Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 on the rise during this game’s release, DICE got into the niche and pushed through with the online game Battlefield: 1943.
8. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)
Now, EA got serious and furious in this game. Bad Company 2 includes a campaign where the player may play as one of the soldiers, once again of the Bad Company crew. It is essentially a direct sequel to Battlefield Bad Company.
9. Battlefield 3 (2011)
Battlefield 3’s amazing physics engine and graphics overhaul make it a beauty to behold. Forums are abuzz as to whether this game would soon have bot support or not, but DICE, however, said an outright no.
9: Battlefield 4 (2013)
Sandbox-like elements and revolutionary AI control make Battlefield 4 a breath of fresh air. New vehicles and a new setup of kits also show the mastery that DICE put into this game.
10. Battlefield Hardline (2015)
EA and DICE decide to move to a setting closer to home in this one. In Hardline, the user may play as either a criminal or the police force, in missions akin to those of bank robberies and hostage-taking.
11. Battlefield 1 (2016)
Leaving many fans surprised, Battlefield 1’s new name makes it odd and seem like it was the very first. Its revolutionary setting of World War 1 has not been touched on so much in the gaming world.
The Battlefield series is a great piece of work. DICE made a good job making all of them stitched together, and at some points even inventing some history to make things work. We hope to see more of them soon, especially since Electronic Arts is known for releasing downloadable content all the time.