"Battlefield: Hardline is a dumb game, both in a literal sense and in a ‘dumb fun’ kind of way (a term usually reserved for media with little substance that nonetheless entertains – provided you can turn your brain off for a few hours). Hardline treads a thin line between the two, mixing some baffling design choices and comically bad writing with some genuine, and often ridiculous, fun. It’s an uneven game for sure, not least in the execution of its brand spanking new cops and robbers motif. While this novel change of pace may set Hardline up for a more low-key outing than the rest of the franchise’s brash military hoo-rah, first-time Battlefield developer Visceral Games has still found time to cram its police tale full of Michael Bay-esque action sequences, a healthy plethora of explosions and absurd tank sections, and even a fight with a full-sized alligator, guaranteeing the nought-to-dumb ratio never wavers too far from the latter end of the scale.
I kind of like it." - Thunderbolt