X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Continue with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Battlefield 4

By EA Games $19.99 Editors' Rating
Clicking on the Download Now (Visit Site) button above will open a connection to a third-party site. Download.com cannot completely ensure the security of the software hosted on third-party sites.

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 1, 2014

Following the critically acclaimed Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 continues the tradition of nonstop mayhem that is the sandbox/first-person-shooter genre. Battlefield 4 has a large selections of weapons, vehicles, and maps and keeps the action coming.

Pros

Bigger arsenal, more customization: With over 100 weapons and 35 vehicles, Battlefield 4 carries an even greater arsenal than its predecessor. Keeping its tradition of load-out customization, the game lets all players find their perfect bread-and-butter setup.

New engine, new mechanic: The Frostbite 3 engine not only brings brilliant graphics clarity to Battlefield 4, but it also lets players level the playing field -- literally. Players can destroy the majority of terrains and structures in Battlefield 4, changing the maps for better or worse.

Different ways to play: The new Obliteration mode, where players make a mad dash to compete and plant explosives at common points, is plenty of fun. The Commander mode from Battlefield 2 makes a comeback in Battlefield 4, as players can support their team by setting targets, spotting enemies, and even launching counteroffensive attacks against the opposition. An iPad app means that you can even lead your army on the go.

Cons

Weak campaign: Battlefield 4 has improved on the cinematic design of its Campaign mode, but -- although it's not as bad as the single-player missions of Battlefield 3 -- it still lacks that captivating draw of other first-person shooters. With a cheesy story and even cornier dialogs, you'll need some wine to go with it (or maybe some macaroni, if that's your thing). Battlefield 4 makes an effort, but after a few hours, any gamer will see that multiplayer mode is a better draw.

Bottom Line

Known for revolutionizing the FPS genre with its vehicle- and team-based, sandbox-style play, the Battlefield games have always pushed the envelope. Terrain destruction is good and bad. On some maps it can drastically change your tactics; on others it may shift the balance of power. Battlefield 4 may not have brought many new ideas, but it did bring more of the memorable mayhem that Battlefield is known for. With enhanced graphics and well-modeled physics, this is a game for those who love the thrill of working together and competing online with other players. Running and gunning may get you far, but it won't help you win matches, as the series continues to encourage teamwork over the lone-wolf-style of gaming. With new maps released every few months, you can expect to keep returning to the danger zone for that next weapon unlock.

This is a review for Battlefield 4 for Windows with the March 31/14 PC Game Update.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

General

Release November 13, 2013
Date Added November 13, 2013

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements AMD Athlon X2 or Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 512MB Video RAM, 30GB HD space

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,159
Downloads Last Week 9
Report Software

Related Software

Halo: Combat Evolved

Free to try
Halo: Combat Evolved

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

$39.99
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty 2 demo

Free to try
Call of Duty 2 demo

Call of Duty: World at War

Free
Call of Duty: World at War

Best VPN Services for 2021

Best for privacy

3 months free with 1-year plan

Best for customer support

$39.99 for the first 12 months

Best for zero logs

$4.87.99/months for a 1-year plan

Best money-back guarantee

$2.99/months for a 3-year plan

User Reviews

5/5
1 User Votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Developer's Description

Battlefield 4 is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power of Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other. Only in Battlefield can you demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. Only in Battlefield will you lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic, character-driven campaign that begins with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home.