Battlefield 4 [PC/MAC]
Battlefield 4 
The fourth installment of the first-person shooter series, which is known primarily for its multiplayer mode. Fighting on the web rolls on huge maps, and players can use vehicles. Another feature of the game is the system of destruction, which allows to destroy certain elements of the environment.
Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter created by the Swedish studio EA DICE. The developer has previously appeared in Battlefield and several other titles (such as Mirror’s Edge, Pinball Dreams). DICE is not only known for its great games but also advanced graphics engines (Frostbite).
The main attraction of Battlefield 4 is multiplayer, but the game also includes a solo campaign. Its plot is set in 2020. We play the role of Recker, a member of the US special unit called Tombstone. Together with us in “Grabarzach” there is also Sergeant Dunn, guest nickname “Irish”, “Pac” and Ruger. The role of Irisha was played by actor Michael K. Williams, known to the wider audience as the gangster Omar Little from The Wire. Most of the campaigns take place in the territory of the People’s Republic of China, and the main goal is to save some of the VIPs in Shanghai. Due to the serious political friction between Russia, the United States and China, this is not easy and leads to Tombstone’s global conflict.
The campaign consists of several missions taking place in different locations. The creators tried to diversify the game by introducing tasks with vehicles and dynamic scenes (eg, escape to the helicopter). It is important that the player can pick the equipment himself and sometimes gets a bit of freedom. Still, the game is fairly linear and based on scripts. A small addition is the ability to give the company a simple command to attack.
In Battlefield 4 there is no co-operation mode, which did not work in the previous series. This time the developers decided to give up and concentrate on creating a playable and demanding campaign and a satisfactory multiplayer mode.
One of the most important issues with the multiplayer is the return of the commander mode that first appeared in Battlefield 2142. The person who plays the role has a big impact on the team’s performance, because it sets goals and manages the available resources. Among them are vehicles and special prizes awarded for the achievements gained during the game. In this way, the commander can help his colleagues, for example, with precision-guided missiles. Play in the role of a commander is somewhat like a strategic game. At the command of the commander is a dedicated map, with which it can track everything that happens in the area of the whole battlefield. This way, you can play in Battlefield 4 using your tablet.
There are three playable factions in the game: the United States, Russia and China, and you can take on a representative of one of four character classes: Stormtrooper, Engineer, Scout, or Support Specialist. For example, an engineer has been given an anti-tank rocket launcher and mines, which makes it necessary for combat with enemy vehicles. And there are plenty of Battlefield 4s. From helicopters and airplanes, through tanks and armored vehicles, and from boats to boats. In addition, you can freely customize their appearance and enhancements by choosing main and optional weapons and camouflage.
Clashes roll on maps of a size comparable to the previous series, which can be destroyed during the game. This gives Battlefield 4 even more depth than ever before in the previous series of tactical depth and dynamics of the gameplay. It also highlights the possibility of playing up to 64 people at a time.
The Frostbite 3 graphics engine used in Battlefield 4 is characterized by very accurate graphics and realistic physics. The latter makes the swaying of trees under the influence of virtual wind or hitting the side of the wave boat has been credited. This affects the course of the game itself – the rough sea makes it difficult to aim, and the strong wind causes the replacement of fire over long distances to be ineffective.
The water simulation is interesting. It means that all water bodies are characterized by real-time real-time physics for all players. If the weather changes turbulently calm water, the waves will be the same for all participants. Awakening of high waves allows you to hide from enemy fire, and the need to fight with the current stream limits the maneuverability of water vehicles.
The most characteristic feature of the Frostbite 3 engine, however, is impressive, though scripted destruction of the environment. “Levolution,” because it is mentioned here, means dynamic map transformation under the action of specific players. May this best example be used to break the dam and flood the entire town. The fight is then transferred to higher levels of buildings.
Battlefield 4 hardware requirements
Recommended: Core i5 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 3 GB graphics card (GeForce GTX 660 or better), 30 GB HDD, Windows Vista (SP2) / 7/8