Parents' Guide to

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Shooter series gets more graphic, bumped from T to M rating.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 44 parent reviews

age 15+

Instant Classic Multiplayer Shooter. Rated M Mostly for frequent profanity

Similar blood as Uncharted 1 (reactions are more realistic tho). 61 F words. Multiplayer has less modes than most shooter on the market now but each is VERY fun to play on the many well made, balanced and varied maps that feel dynamic and open to a variety of playstyles as well as spacey without being overstretched, providing planty of opprutunities for intense squad skirmishes after a vehicle blitzkrieg. And it has FULL Destruction rqther than that "destroy one big building to slightly alter the map in BF4". It may not play or run as fast as its sequels but it will always be my favorite. If you have never played it, get it on PC were people still play it.
age 10+

Great game for tweens!

I got this game for my son and he loved it. Every time you get shot the screen turns white (not red). No one else says anything about the destruction missions like destroying an enemy base out of a plane! all of vehicles and planes are real types not just made up (good learning aspect). surely a great alternative to other super violent games (order 1886).

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (44 ):
Kids say (65 ):

Battlefield: Bad Company 2's most striking feature is that there is no place where you can hide for long. It has some of the most destructible environments ever seen in a game. Buildings, cement walls, and wood piles may provide cover for a while, but if struck at the right place with the right weapon, they'll disappear. This is good news for strategic players, who can use environmental weaknesses to their advantage, flushing out enemies or destroying the buildings they're in. However, since the enemy can also destroy your cover, it's bad news for players to like to hole up and patiently wait for just the right moment to pop out and attack. Consequently, your enjoyment of the game will likely hinge upon the sort of player you happen to be.

The rest of the game is slick and polished, as one might expect from the experienced developers at DICE studio. The story is compelling, the acting is believable, the play mechanics are intuitive, and the online play, which includes an innovative mode that supports a quartet of four-player squads, is terrifically tactical.

Online interaction: This game allows for open voice communication, which creates a strong possibility of the player being exposed to excessive profanity and inappropriate discussions. Common Sense Media does not recommend non-moderated online play for pre-teens.

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