Let’s get this nice and straight; this is NOT Modern Warfare 2, it does not play or feel like Modern Warfare 2 and the only real similarities are that it is an FPS and involves shooting people in the face, sometimes the chest but preferably the head. Bad Company 2 contains a single player mode and of course, multiplayer, which is the game's main draw. But I shall start with the single player, because y'know, I want to..
Battlefield Bad Company 2’s single player is a solid if unspectacular journey through a very short 6 hours of gameplay. But in that 6 hours you will be treated to some beautiful vistas that the Battlefield team have really nailed thanks to Battlefield's amazing visuals. There are some rough patches with textures but overall they stand out and look amazing as you wander out of a small enclosed jungle path and stand on a hill overlooking a sunlight clearing with massive mountains in the background. It looks amazing and is certainly a standout part of the single player campaign.
But while Bad Company 2's single player is a solid, enjoyable effort, it’s lacking in any real standout moments. It has lost the large, open battlefield feeling of its predecessor, instead going for much more linear levels. While this does help focus the action I can’t help but walk away with the feeling that its lost that "Battlefield” feeling that the series does so well. In some ways this is a good thing thanks to the more focused action, but it does take away some of the strategic flanking and sniping from the first Bad Company.
Developer Dice has made an effort to make Bad Company 2 a more dark and mature story; sadly this has resulted in the main characters swearing every couple of sentences and much of the humour has been lost. However, it still elicits the occasional laugh, and the often cheesy scenes will also bring a smile to your face, though most likely not on purpose.