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Battlefield
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Genre(s) First-person shooter
Third-person shooter
Developer(s) EA Digital Illusions CE
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows-based PCs, Mac OS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Official website http://www.battlefield.com

The Battlefield franchise is a series of computer and console games that started with the Windows/Mac game Battlefield 1942. The series is developed by the Swedish company EA Digital Illusions CE, and published by Electronic Arts. The games feature a greater focus on large maps and vehicle warfare than traditional first person shooters. The PC games in the series are mainly focused on online multiplayer. The Battlefield series had sold 17 million units.[1] The series has a recognizable 6-beat sting which is often used in promotional material for the games.[citation needed]

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Battlefield series games usually focus on large, online multiplayer battles, with emphasis on piloting a number of vehicles as well as team-based infantry combat.

Games

Codename Eagle, released in November, 1999, was the predecessor to the Battlefield series, using the Refractor graphics engine that formed the basis of Battlefield 1942. Battlefield 1942 was released on September 10, 2002, and introduced the "Conquest" gameplay mode, in which players fought for "capture points" throughout the map. The game marked a turning point in first-person shooters towards teamwork objectives rather than deathmatch play. Two expansion packs were released, The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WWII. Battlefield Vietnam, released in 2004, moved the setting to the Vietnam War, and was built on a modified Battlefield 1942 engine with various gameplay improvements.

The 2005 game Battlefield 2 takes place in the modern day, during a fictional war between the United States, China, and the fictional Middle Eastern Coalition (MEC). While requiring numerous software patches due to the large number of bugs and glitches in the game upon its release, it was a commercial success, selling over 2,250,000 copies worldwide, as of July 2006.[2] It also received widespread critical acclaim, with an aggregate review score of 91%.[3] One expansion pack, Special Forces, and two booster packs, Armored Fury and Euro Force, were also released. A version of the game called Battlefield 2: Modern Combat was released for consoles, with an improved single player mode but more limited online play.

Battlefield 2142 was released in 2006, taking place during a global ice age in the 22nd century. While much of its gameplay is similar to Battlefield 2, it introduced a variety of equippable items to unlock and battles between two giant "Titan" airships. Its use of in-game advertising was controversial among players.[4] While generally praised by critics, it received lower review scores than its predecessors, with an average GameRankings score of 80%.[5] The Northern Strike booster pack was later released, including new maps, vehicles, and a new game mode.

In 2008, EA released Battlefield: Bad Company, which follows the infamous "B" Company's AWOL escapades and their search for mercenary gold. In 2009, EA released Battlefield Heroes, a free-to-play download-only game supported by advertising and micropayments. Battlefield 1943, also download-only, was released in July 2009 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while scheduled for release in Q1 2010 for Microsoft Windows. [6] In 2010, A sequel to Battlefield Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, was released on March 2, 2010 in the US and on March 5th for EU users. It continues from where BFBC finished.

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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The Battlefield series, is a series of games created by games designers Digital Illusions CE, and published by games publisher EA Games. The games that feature in the series are:

  • Battlefield 1942
  • Battlefield 1942: The Road To Rome
  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII
  • Battlefield Vietnam
  • Battlefield 2
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Battlefield 2: Special Forces
  • Battlefield 2: Euro Force
  • Battlefield 2: Armored Fury
  • Battlefield 2142
  • Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike
  • Battlefield: Bad Company
  • Battlefield Heroes

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Game Compilation Packs

Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition

PC box
Mac Box

On October 21, 2003 EA Games released Battlefield 1942 Deluxe Edition. This Compilation pack contains Battlefield 1942 and its expansion The Road to Rome.


Battlefield 1942: World War II Anthology

Battlefield 1942: World War II Anthology was released on April 16, 2004. It contains Battlefield 1942 and its expansion The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WWII.


Battlefield 1942: The Complete Collection

EA Games Released Battlefield 1942: The Complete Collection on October 26, [[2005]. This comilation pack contains Battlefield 1942, its expansions; The Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WWII, and Battlefield Vietnam.

Battlefield 2: Deluxe Edition

The Battlefield 2: Deluxe Edition was release by EA Games on June 6, 2006. It contains Battlefield 2 and its expansion Special Forces.

Battlefield 2: Booster Pack Collection

On November 7, 2006 EA Games released the Battlefield 2: Booster Pack Collection which contains Battlefield 2 and its expansion Special Forces, and the booster packs Euro Force and Armored Fury.


Battlefield series
1942-1943
Battlefield 1942 - The Road to Rome - Secret Weapons of WWII
Misc: Weapons | Vehicles | Maps

Battlefield 1943
Misc: Weapons | Vehicles | Maps

Vietnam
Battlefield Vietnam - Redux
Misc: Weapons | Vehicles | Maps
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2 - Special Forces - Euro Force - Armored Fury
Misc: Weapons | Vehicles | Maps
2142
Battlefield 2142 - Northern Strike
Misc: Weapons | Vehicles | Maps
Console
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat - Battlefield: Bad Company

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