Bad Company has been one of this year's most pleasant surprises. TrustedReviews didn't expect anything more than a decent effort at a single-player Battlefield tied to another spin on the classic online action. Instead they found the first modern-day FPS to give Call of Duty 4 a run for its money.
It hasn't quite topped Infinity Ward's classic, but that's no disaster when Bad Company has such a strong flavour all its own. The most hardcore fans of military shooters might get annoyed by the mediocre AI and respawn mechanics, but for more casual action gamers this is the first must-have FPS of 2008.