Now that most people have probably used up all the 10 hours of their Battlefield 1 trial, EA has lifted the review embargo just ahead of the Early Access launch of what is undoubtedly the most anticipated FPS game this year.
Judging by Battlefield 1 Review roundup so far, EA and DICE may have yet another stellar Battlefield game on their hands, provided the game’s launch goes smooth instead of the case with Battlefield 4.
Battlefield 1 currently holds a score of 86 on OpenCritic calculated through 18 critic reviews, although many reviewers are still in the process of finalizing their scores.
Hardcore Gamer – 4/5
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.
EGM – 8/10
Battlefield 1 does a service to the series’ core fanbase with a unique, yet strangely familiar take on World War I.
Polygon – 9/10
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.
Metro – 8/10
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.
GameSpot – 9/10
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.
Battlefield 1 will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 21st October however, those who purchase the Early Enlisters Deluxe Edition will get 3 day early access to the game, starting 18th October.