Want to know what Battlefield 1 feels and looks like? Well, some of us still have to wait but until we have full access we bring you the ultimate list of reviews done by almost every credible game critic out there. It looks like Battlefield fans will go nuts when they get their hands on this game.
AusGamers – Joaby – 9.4 / 10 (PC)
The things I’ve complained about with Battlefield One–collision detection, Suez as a map, people who play Scout, matchmaking–these are all ignorable issues. And the fact of the matter is that DICE has created one of the flat-out best multiplayer games in years. And with 60hz servers from the get-go and no noticeable issues with hit detection, it has clearly learned from Battlefield 4’s launch. The campaign is worth checking out, Operations delivers clear forward thinking for Battlefield as a series in a way I think Rush never really did, and the maps are absolutely spectacular. Battlefield One is utterly brilliant.
EGM – Nick Plessas – 8 / 10.0 (XB1)
Battlefield 1 does a service to the series’ core fanbase with a unique, yet strangely familiar take on World War I.
Forbes – Paul Tassi – 8 / 10.0 (XB1)
No one makes more beautiful shooters than DICE, but their gameplay still leaves something to be desired, despite what appeared to be a total refresh with the WWI setting. Fans of the series may look past these faults or even embrace them, but some of them are hard to get past, and can define the entire experience.
Game Revolution – Peter Paras – 4.5 / 5 stars (XB1)
Battlefield 1 isn’t just a great addition to the series, it arrives as a thunderous explosion that will impact the military shooter space for many years to come. A memorable single player campaign in an FPS is a rarity, and it delivers that without compromise. Operations is an instant classic for multiplayer lovers, while the other modes will keep you invested, supported by fantastic gameplay. Visually breathtaking and fun to play, DICE has delivered an instant classic that has raised the bar.
GameSpot – Miguel Concepcion – 9 / 10 (XB1, PC)
EA’s shooter franchise goes back in time to the end of the imperial age with spectacular results in both its single and multiplayer experiences.
GamesRadar+ – David Roberts – 4 / 5 stars (XB1, PC)
Battlefield’s tried and tested multiplayer feels wonderfully at home in the WW1 setting, and the solo campaign tells interesting – if historically lightweight – stories.
GamingTrend – Mike Pearce – 95 / 100 (PC)
Like a bayonet charge to the face, Battlefield 1 packs a serious punch, and it looks damn good while doing it. With a revamped, emotionally charged campaign, the single-player experience is, without a doubt, the franchise’s best. The multiplayer combines solid classics and unbeatable mechanics with new modes that fit the WWI setting brilliantly. Could this be the Battlefield to end all Battlefields? It just might.
Hardcore Gamer – Kevin Dunsmore – 4 / 5.0 (XB1)
Putting to rest any qualms about the World War I setting, Battlefield 1 is a true Battlefield game with everything you’ve come expect from the franchise.
Metro GameCentral – Unknown – 8 / 10 (XB1)
The First Word War setting feels a little less daring than you might’ve hoped, but as a complete first person shooter package this is one of the best of the generation so far.
NZGamer – Ben Wilson – 8.4 / 10.0 (PS4)
While the campaign’s experimental short stories may just be the most interesting thing about Battlefield 1, this is not a niche experience to accurately portray the history its borrowing. This is a Battlefield game, and that means World War One in the Battlefield style, with all the compromises therein.
Polygon – Arthur Gies – 9 / 10.0 (XB1)
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 is less surprising than a campaign that takes a difficult setting and navigates it with skill and invention. The end result is a shooter than succeeded far beyond my expectations, and one that exists as the best, most complete Battlefield package since 2010.
Telegraph – Kirk McKeand – Verdict after more time with multiplayer
Usually I would not recommend a Battlefield game on the strength of its single-player, but Battlefield 1’s War Stories have toppled this tradition like a well-placed mortar to a windmill.
TheSixthAxis – Stefan L – 8 / 10 (XB1, PC)
Operations mode is the standout addition to the multiplayer, bringing together the behemoths, the destruction, the hellish screams of people charging into the fight. I do wish that the single player had been able to push on and draw more from that excellent opening, but stepping back to the First World War helps to give Battlefield 1 a refreshing and invigorating veneer to the game, and it’s lost none of the series’ explosive gameplay in the process.
ThisGenGaming – Josh Perrins – 9 / 10.0 (XB1)
Ultimately, Battlefield 1 goes back to move forward and it’s a delight to experience. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a video game that dares to throw you into the horrors of a Great War and yet Battlefield 1 feels modern, something one might assume to be oxymoronic considering the setting of 1914-1918. Whilst other FPS games this year and in previous years have switched to jet-packing and wall-running, Battlefield 1 feels like its reinvigorated a genre that I had grown tired of in recent years. By making this risky decision, DICE and EA actually have proven you don’t need to go futuristic in-order to reinvigorate a genre. In fact, DOOM as well as Battlefield 1 this year prove to me that sometimes reverting back to the basics can be one of the most refreshing experiences possible.
USgamer – Kat Bailey – Review-In-Progress (XB1)
In general, I think there’s a lot to like about Battlefield 1. It retains the best parts of the series—the vehicles, the scope, the weightiness of the action—while shaking things up just enough to be interesting. Whenever I start to grouse about it being too modern, I see a horse gallop past or a biplane fly overhead and I smile. This is Battlefield as it should be: a chance to dive into a series of historical battles and have fun.
Xbox Achievements – Dan Webb – 90% (XB1)
DICE should be praised for taking the risky move and turning back the clock with Battlefield 1, both in terms of the era and the direction for the franchise. Very often these moves can cripple a series, but thankfully for us – and DICE – it’s a move that has revitalised the franchise.
Stevivor – Ben Salter – 9.5 / 10 (XB1, PC)
Battlefield 1 is the definitive Battlefield game not only of this generation, but this decade. By focusing on moments and emotional realism, rather than a continuous campaign, it’s crafted the best single-player experience of any Battlefield game, and backs it up with stellar multiplayer. Operations is the best addition in years, and the returning favourites suit the World War I theme to a tee.
We Got This Covered – Shaan Joshi – 4.5 / 5 stars (PC)
I’m glad to say that it’s a refreshing take on a single player campaign and its refined and robust multiplayer mode has thoroughly impressed me. Simply put, Battlefield 1 is the best Battlefield game yet, and I can’t wait to see what direction DICE and EA take the series from here.
Time – Matt Peckham – 4.5 / 5 (PC)
A stupefyingly gorgeous first-person shooter.
Digital Spy – Sam Loveridge – 4.5 / 5 stars (XB1)
Warfare has never looked so good. Battlefield 1 is brutally beautiful, even if you’re just admiring the emotional power of a shelled-to-shit landscape that was once a picturesque village.
DICE has done something impressive with the War Stories, even if they are a little cheapened by the repetitive death of the multiplayer.
We love the new Operations and War Pigeons multiplayer modes too, as they add some much needed variety to our usual rotation of Rush and Conquest.
It’s easily the best Battlefield we’ve had in years.
PC Gamer – Phil Savage – Review-In-Progress (PC)
Battlefield 1 is a fine take on the formula.
Digital Trends – Phil Hornshaw – 4 / 5 stars
By bringing the series to World War I, DICE has created a tighter, more intense take on the Battlefield formula.