Solid military shooter
While most gamers' attention will be focused on the recent release of Battlefield 4, it certainly makes for an interesting diversion to take a step back in time and visit this early game in the series. To be honest, little has changed with recent additions to the franchise, with games simply getting bigger, bolder and even more explosive and Battlefield 2 displays most of the options which make them popular. Although this sequel includes a fairly mundane single-player campaign (something which forever plagues the series), the main focus is the multi-player game, where teams of hardened soldiers do battle with some serious weaponry and of course, vehicles. It is this aspect which has always marked out Battlefield from rivals like Call of Duty, and even here it really adds to the fun, making deathmatches chaotic and supremely over-the-top (something else which the series is known for). Maps are interesting, with a good variety of environment types and which are represented well visually and in terms of gameplay, while weapons are as satisfying as ever to use. The real drawback to Battlefield 2, besides the lacklustre single player campaign, is the lack of multiplayer options, with only a couple of modes available. If you can get over this, and can find other people to play against, then you will find a solid, military-themed shooter, which compares favourably to Medal of Honor or Brothers in Arms.