Battlefield 1 is the video game many gamers want to get their hands on due to the popularity of the franchise. However, reviews from critics still play a huge role in the deciding factor, so if you haven't decided as of yet, we're going to help.
One of the main things that have always been the biggest selling point is the multiplayer aspect of the game. That's where Battlefield games shine, and Battlefield 1 seems to continue the tradition. However, single player is a major weakness the developers have failed to get under control for the better.
The Battlefield: Bad Company games were different, but ever since Battlefield 3, the single player campaign has taken a back seat. It feels more like Call of Duty than anything else.
The developers made sure this did not happen in the new game. The singleplayer feels natural, and as such, for the first time in years, a Battlefield game has a campaign worth giving a shot.
Miguel Concepcion: GameSpot - 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.
Arthur Gies: Polygon - Small issues aside, Battlefield 1 marks an impressive, risk-taking reinvention for the series. That the multiplayer is as good and distinctive as it is less surprising than a campaign that takes a difficult setting and navigates it with skill and invention. The end result is a shooter that succeeded far beyond my expectations, and one that exists as the best, most complete Battlefield package since 2010.
Hayden Dingman: PC World - I like it. It's Battlefield, for better and for worse. I still think Battlefield's multiplayer is more suitable for a World War II setting-the pace makes more sense. But as an era-specific adaptation of the standard Battlefield formula? Yeah, this works.
Overall, it's possible Battlefield 1 might very well be the title to give Call of Duty a serious run for its money. Gamers have gotten extremely frustrated with Call of Duty's need to have characters bouncing about on jetpacks and other activities.
Folks seem to prefer boots on the ground, and that's what Battlefield 1 has delivered to the masses. You know what they say, "let the games begin."