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Looking back to 2006 and the Full Metal Warfare of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

Paul writes: "The game I'm looking at today, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, was the first title in the series to be released on consoles, initially appearing on PS2 and the OG Xbox back in 2005. The version we are concerned with today was an enhanced version of the game released back in 2006 on the Xbox 360."

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Sidewinder-28d ago

Remember playing this with my mate, switching to Paratroopers in-flight while Trivium's cover of Master of Puppets was blasting lmao.

JEECE28d ago

The ability to switch units at anytime was a pretty interesting singleplayer mechanic that I thought we would see more of, but it never really caught on. I guess maybe the recent Watch Dogs Legion had something similar, although I didn't play it.

Sidewinder-28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

Good observation. Yes, it gave singleplayer a more tactical feel due to the scale. I suppose at that time, with the rise of online multiplayer in the console space, minds were more set on developing new multiplayer experiences.

We had a game on PC with a similar mechanic called "Wargasm". (yes, that was it's actual name, haha). Combined Infantry, Tank, APC & Helicopter combat, controllable from a map like an RTS, but with the ability to jump in directly and fight FPS/TPS style.

It was pretty cool at the time. More "Arcadey" than Battlefield became.

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