Submitted by SwiffEpics 897d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons Why Battlefield Is Better Than Call of Duty

Gary Swaby from TheKoalition.com writes: When it comes to first-person shooters there is none more redundant that the military based shooter. The concept has been done so many times by a number of different publishers ever since 3D environments were possible. However in 2013, I feel like publishers have significantly cut down on putting out generic military shooters. The reason being is because there is only one military based shooter that dominates the market every single year, and that game is Call of Duty.

I'm a Call of Duty player myself, and have been since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Therefore, I can fully understand the appeal of these games. The single player offers some of the most exhilarating action set-pieces and the multiplayer is addictive. Call of Duty changed the face of military based first-person shooters, to the extent that every FPS now follows their formula. (Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ElectroJade  +   899d ago
Hopefully the upcoming Battlefield 4 becomes the successor to the CoD franchise..
ZodTheRipper  +   898d ago
Hell no. I don't want Battlefield to be anything like CoD.
C4BL3  +   896d ago | Well said
Nor do I want the community from COD in BF.
KillerBBs  +   896d ago
is Battle field a client side server.
COD Black Ops 2 is and it is horrible if you have a great connection.
Client side servers should be outlawed.

But I have a trick if you are running 50mb or better.
LAG your connection to 12mb... no more no less and see the improvements. WOW its incredable.
T2  +   896d ago
@killerBBs - so true I have high speed cable and I got punished for it in BOPS2... I had turned to league play for a while but it's so full of try-hards it loses fun after a while. That is one dusty game on my shelf.
HammadTheBeast  +   896d ago
Only 5 reasons? I can give you 50!
skeletons  +   896d ago
have u guys even played battlefield 3 lol
HannibalBarca  +   897d ago
I thought this was already a well known fact
SolidStoner  +   897d ago
any smart grown up human being, after playing COD and later Battlefield can truly and honestly say that BF is more mature, complex and realistic game!
fossilfern  +   896d ago
I would very loosely called BF realistic but yes BF is fantastic nonetheless
VersaVulture89  +   896d ago
While I'm pretty bad at the multiplayer aspect of Battlefield, with the experience I had with it, I can say that it's one of... if not the most strategic shooter I've ever played. I'll probably suck at Battlefield 4's multiplayer, but I'll try it out anyway.
T2  +   896d ago
@versaV - not sure why people disagreed, unless they don't feel its' strategic? Anyway, like any game it takes some practice and you become better with some sights/attach for your gun. Also you need a good squad, join a squad with varied perks and don't try to run and gun at first.... good luck
FITgamer  +   896d ago
You read my mind.
Max-Zorin  +   897d ago
Everything is better than COD. Even Superman 64.
coolmast3r  +   896d ago
Which COD exactly? The first three games of this series were fantastic and innovative. Just saying. If you talking about this diarrhea coming out of COD franchise for the last 5 years then I completely agree with you.
Kurt Russell  +   896d ago
After Modern Warfare (original) it doesn't feel like it has gone anywhere. It is fun, but it's also an empty husk of a game. I can enjoy it, and I see why others do... but then I find myself huddled in the shower crying afterwards.
objdadon  +   897d ago
While I enjoyed the change of pace that battlefield provided, it just isn't as fast pace, fun, and addictive as cod. People don't understand it is the formula that keeps cod surviving. This is why it only changes minimal from each release. Battlefield is different and that's what I like about it but most of my hours are put into the love/hate fast paced kill streak cod!
Legion  +   896d ago
They said the same of Quake... look where that is now.
T2  +   896d ago
I see where objadon is coming from that is what drew me to cod4, but it's pretty badly degraded to kids hiding to earn kill streaks. And the connection issues ruined it in the last few ones.
fsfsxii  +   897d ago
I don't want anymore shooter craze.
NatureOfLogic  +   896d ago
I play COD, I don't play BF( Since BC2 ). You BF fanboys should #DealWithIt. Just be happy and enjoy your BF games and stop trying to convert COD gamers. I like BF also. They're two different games and I like both of them for different reasons.
bumnut  +   896d ago
I hate COD but gave you an agree for a sensible comment, they are different games so why try to convert people?

Its kind of like trying to convert people from liking Ridge Racer to Gran Turismo.
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noctis_lumia  +   896d ago
they r both fps so means same genres so nope they arent diff games
bumnut  +   896d ago
You've got more bubbles than me, no justice in this world!

I can't even be bothered explaining why you are incorrect :)
KONAAs  +   896d ago
noo plzz dont convert over to Bf3 all u CODs stay in COD u guys suck at team play and objectives, all u care is ur stupid KDR/ even tough your WLR is likea at 0.40. win loss ratio
trenso1  +   896d ago
exactly this. i was playing metro conquest last night and joined late my team was stuck at A and some guy in my squad was all "i have more kills then you, i have my own play style" so continued to be feeder for the other team while i got to C and back capped them eventually winning the game.

which is why COD people should just stay in COD if they arent going to try and win
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SirBradders  +   896d ago
@kingelixir although i agree with your comment, it seems rather misplaced being on this article i dont see the guy trying to convert anyone hes just simply giving 5 reasons why he thinks bf is better than cod in which i totally agree.
FunkMacNasty  +   896d ago
@ king elixir,

I don't think any serious BF3 players would ever try to "convert" a serious CoD player. The two different styles of play are so completely different, and they don't translate across the two games. Your either a team-playing thinker or a lone-wolf shooter.

Either way, you are correct. Everyone should just enjoy what they like and not worry about the other guy.

I personaly prefer BF3, but I can find the fun in CoD at times. But BF3 is my go to IF i have the time (since there's no such thing as a "quick" game of conquest). I find CoD to be a great way for some quick tension releif for a half hour or so before bedtime, or a great way to keep in touch with friends that I dont see to often anymore (since EVERYBODY and their mother plays CoD)
MizTv  +   896d ago
Love the bf games
Ill take them over cod anyday
Wizziokid  +   896d ago
1 reason, it's battlefield. It's always been the better game
josephayal  +   896d ago
Nothing can beat COD Ghosts
noctis_lumia  +   896d ago
bf4 say hi
FunAndGun  +   896d ago
Dirtnapstor  +   896d ago
I am BF all the way, but I do hope the 'Ghosts' story line is a good one. I've always enjoyed the SP experiences.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   896d ago
5 reasons why only battlefield players care about being better than cod...
noctis_lumia  +   896d ago
BF is better than cod in every single possible way only the kids cod fans are reffusing to accept it
_QQ_  +   896d ago
Both are pretty lame shooters.Nothing but shooting, maybe BF has a tiny bit of teamwork but nothing compared to Moba's or RTS.
FunkMacNasty  +   896d ago

As far as FPS games go, BF3 is hardly "nothing but shooting".. not even close, unless you're exclusively playing the Close Quarters expansion maps.

A skilled BF3 player can rack up 5000-7000 points in a match, and only achieve 5 kills or less. Battlefield is all about tactics and teamwork.. cap the objectives, re-supply/revive teammates, spot enemy poitions, provide vehicle support/transport, etc.

Also I'm not sure what Moba's are, but RTS games are very far from first person shooters. I think you are comparing apples and oranges here.
ninjahunter  +   896d ago
War of the casual shooters.
My money is on that people will say BF Is better then they will turn around and buy cod.
mayberry  +   896d ago
I kike cod better, but for shooters, it's Killzone 2/3 allday!
Dirtnapstor  +   896d ago
Killzone is indeed sweet. Looking forward to the PS4 release!
KONAAs  +   896d ago
no killzone 3 is a disgrace, i prefer KZ2 alot better,
venom06  +   896d ago
sadly though, CoD has many fanboys reviewers at major sites like IGN, KOTAKU, etc. So no matter how garbage the game is (that horrible P.O.S. MW3 is the perfect example of this), any CoD game will get a 9 score NO MATTER HOW BAD IT IS... at this point, CoD for those sites are more than just a game, but a revenue generating method that's too big to fail.

Ever since Bad Company 2, the Battlefield series has ALWAYS BEEN BETTER and more complete in everyway to CoD. Battlefield just doesn't have the embedded fanboy reviewers that CoD has at the major sites to get it the proper promotion is deserves.
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GodsPerfectK7ng  +   896d ago
1.Bullet with drop with snipers is priceless on bf3!!!:) 2.gunship 3.knife take downs 4. big maps 5.frostbite engine!!!
Chapter11  +   896d ago
Spunkgargleweewee will always be spunkgarglewee, there is no "this one is better than this one".
GABRIEL1030  +   896d ago
Battelfield 3 Multiplayer is very deep and adictive, the best multiplayer ever made with Planetside 2 and Killzone 2.

A lot of options, weapons, maps, tools and vehicles. Battlefield is years ahead of COD series. The game can be played in tiny scenarios like scrapmetal to large battlefields like armored shield. Battlefield 3 is a masterpiece. I'll buy B4 for PC or PS4 with 64 players.
Blues Cowboy  +   896d ago
Battlefield's multiplayer is superior all day long, but I wish they'd stop putting in a terrible campaign. Come on, release it as MP only, at a cheaper price - I bet loads of people would prefer to buy that rather than silly RRPs for the next Call Of Duty (I do like the series, but am starting to get slightly bored of the Infinity Ward-developed titles). Or at least give us a Bad Company campaign instead of the boring seen-it-all-before ratstabbing nonsense.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   896d ago
But there is one thing Call of Duty has of Battlefield................... ........celebrities who plug it in the social pipeline for casual gamers.
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KillrateOmega  +   896d ago
There Is Actually Only Reason Why It's Better:
It's not Call of Duty
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Klonopin  +   896d ago
Battlefield is a superior game on so many levels. How do i even begin to explain?
Dfooster  +   896d ago
Five reason why I don't care.

1. The single player campaigns are way too short
2. They've both got that whole "America **** yeah!!" Thing going on
3. Looking beyond the fancy graphics the gameplay is incredibly shallow.
4. Too many angry young boys who spend too much time playing online to contend with.
5. Modern warfare is boring and has been for a few years now.
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T3AMRR  +   896d ago
Of course there are 5 (THOUSANDS)of reasons to Battlefield being better then COD....end of Story !
AlexTheAlex  +   896d ago
love Battlefield xD
with the aircrafts flying all around, a tank busting down the wall beside you, then blowing up the wall of the building you and your mates are hiding in, making run like fuuuucge lol
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   896d ago
I hardly see people working as a team. On the rare occasion I meet someone who's willing to play like that we are the only two on the entire team doing so... I can't count the times I've signaled for Ammo but only get a blank stare while I spam ammo requests then he just runs off. Hit collision isn't all that great in BF3 either... maybe not as bad as the example for Cod but it's no reason to praise one game over the other when they share the same problem. Dare I mention the spawn rape apparent in both games?

violents  +   896d ago
Too many people play it like its COD unfortunately. Cod has ruined an entire generation of FPS players. The only good way to play Battlefield is if you have a group of friends that all have mics and are working together. Its too much of team based gameplay to run around all Rambo style like COD.
BladerunnerZX  +   896d ago
i prefer Battlefield Bad Company 2. BC2 has great maps and the environmental destruction is still the best.

Im sure Battlefield 4 will be good but I would sell my left nut for Battlefield Bad Company 3 on PS4.
violents  +   896d ago
Just the vid on the animation problems is enough do you really need 4 more?

Although it is kind of late in the game for an article of this nature, I have been fed up with COD for a long time now the only reason I play is to stay in contact with some of my clan mates on my friends list, who only ever buy COD games for some reason.
molsen81  +   896d ago
I prefer Battlefield over COD but I occasionally enjoy a match or two of COD just as a change of pace.
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Truth  +   896d ago
I enjoy playing CoD, but got really strained after Black Ops. I've been playing both series since their beginnings on PC and have always found BF to be the more engaging series. I usually run a squad of two medics so I'm constantly being shocked back to life or vise versa. If you have a decent squad with rotating perks and player types, its a blast. There have been many a nights I've seen CoD players struggling to get the hang of the play mechanics and I always find it fun to show them the ropes. Normally they end up loving the game and hopefully down the road preferring it. As many have said though, two very different games with two very different fan bases. To each their own.
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