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.