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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 VS Modern Warfare 2: Which is the better game overall?

Ok, lets put the recent server issues surrounding Battlefield: Bad Company 2 aside shall we? It has been almost a week since the game was released in the US. How are you finding it, from a gameplay point of view?

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 (see what we did there), the benchmark has now been set for all other developers releasing a first person shooter game.

Many had predicted that Bad Company 2 would be the game that could challenge Modern Warfare 2, in the best console shooter stakes, so what game do you think is better?

While both games offer a deep and compelling single player campaign, the stand-off will really take place in the multiplayer department. Maybe it is hard for a lot of you to see past the server issues with Battlefield, but personally speaking – I think Bad Company 2 is the better game overall.

Do you agree or disagree with me? We have created a poll below, for you to voice your opinion on this. Give us your feedback afterwards. Be nice now!

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Ros_alexander
Ros_alexander

hax:P said 2,099 bf2 mw2 851 said 2,951 voters please explain

Guest
Guest

mw2 more idiots bought that game bc2 still owns it in this poll what does that say? pretty much that mw2 is just a shitstorm of kids with no skill or taste in games a good thing tho dont want them in my battlefield

John Andrew
John Andrew

Modern Warfare is Poker.
Battlefield is Chess.
Both are great games.

Odi
Odi

It's funny that so many people think MW2 takes skill. Have you noticed how crazy the aim assist in that game is, the overpowered explosives, unbalanced weapons and the tiny camper friendly maps. There is a reason 12 year olds prefer Call of Duties, they require such little skill.

cpt.mw2
cpt.mw2

definetly mw2 beacause u get better guns and attachments

daniel
daniel

and plus with mw2 you get blood on the screen and you can hardly see worth shit and the before you know it your shot and killed yes bc2 has blood on the screen to but at least it does not cover the entire screen where you cannot shoot and i mean come mw2 better than bc2 give me a break in mw2 you are just one with a gun you do not go in the war by yourself you fucking mw2 lovers can shove that crappy game up your ass and yall say mw2 is better by saying the… Read more »

Kevin
Kevin

Mw2 is for those who suck at fps. Yea like everyone else who played bc2 i've owned mw2 right when it first came out. It was good at first but then got incredably boring. And I'm not saying that because I started sucking, it's because I was good from the begining but just got bored of how repetative the game was and how little skill it took. yea it takes a certain about of skill to run around shooting with precision. I was very good at that, but eventually I realized that it was all the same shit over and… Read more »

alexamerling20
alexamerling20

Bad Company 2 is a thousand times better than the unrealistic piece of shit that is modern shitfare 2…come on, commando perk? Extends your melee length? How in the world is that realistic? The deaths I get in bad company 2 are way less annoying because the players who kill me earned their kill and not relied on a dumbfuck perk like commando…Honest to god, when I get knifed, their knifes go through my character's' body….Not to mention, the weapon selection in BC2 is way better….BC2 is the better game period and its an insult to battlefield to compare any… Read more »

Fainting Hope
Fainting Hope

So i must say that as a person who played modern warfare 2 that it is my oppinion that Battlefield Bad Company 2 is better. I'll elaborate on why. Campaign: -MW2 features a campaign across many enviroments, sometimes giving you different weapons than you had in the last mission as the same guy. If you wanted your weapons back, you would have to play through the level in the HOPE that you find them. There are a few vehicles spread around thinly that you can use, not many of them any good. There is good enemy resistance on veteran mode.… Read more »

TheMW2Dude
TheMW2Dude

All the people who voted for BC2 just suck at Mw2. Mw2 takes skill not jst jumping in a fcking tank and shooting

BODADDY
BODADDY

BATTLE FIELD is the BEst GaME MONEY Can buy

ninjakins
ninjakins

Started to notice the textures of MW2 are quite low, you can see the pixels whenever you take cover. The guns don't seem to have any weight, more like shooting a bb gun. your team is winning all match to get nuked cos 1 players been protected or an ac130 and no cover. ninja perk was broke, some plants have the resilience of lead, knifes give the ability to cover 6 feet in a millisecond. in short, it's worse than the first MW, if only there were another run and gun fps that was fun for the ps3, good thing… Read more »

mrdick
mrdick

My friend is a huge fan over bc2, i in the other hand love cod6, but after playing both games over plenty of times i think out of 10, bc2= 7/10, mw2=8/10, now that is just my opinion. 🙂

The Truth
The Truth

When people ask me which game is better MW2 or BC2 i look at the stats and see BC2=67% and MW2=33%
bummer dude if you play MD2 and dont have BC2!

BC2>MW2
BC2>MW2

the heat in MW2 is like a freezer now. i like action that gets my blood pumping so im going with BC2

Michael
Michael

mw2 all the way.. better campaign, better graphic, better overall singleplayer, more realistic than bad company 2.. bad company 2 however is still good because of the multiplayer and the destruction of all building but overall as a game modern warfare 2 still wins and that its still and will be the king for many years to come for FPS game

Eran
Eran

Lol…if u cant handle the heat dont play MW2……its for people with Skills….

F***Fanboys
F***Fanboys

Personally I like them both, It depends what mood I happen to be in at the time. Arcade action ala MW2, or realistic warfare ala BC2.

lucas
lucas

Battlefield Bad Company 2 is so much better than COD MW2. I hate campers in modern warfare. I cant leave a spawning zone without dying. In BC2 u can even drive vehicles. Think about it, u and a infantry squad are pinned down. ur playing online on the 360 with a headset and ask ur buddy for air support. hey u are all clear. i also hate call of duty modern warfare 2 because its a run and gun game which makes online terrible. i love strategy and thats why BC2 FTW

craig
craig

he is a moron..let them play MW2…my thoughts are this…MW2 are welcome to keep all the campers, boosters, and hackers who protect this games image like it is family. Most people who are playing Bad company came from COD so its not like we dont know what is better haha. all you campers can keep your MW2, we dont want you on Bad company anyhow, its hack free, and we would appreciate it staying that way

Pat
Pat

Modern warfare 2 is better bad company 2 is a copy cat and a cheat people say it better but look at the ratings in mw2 it is one of the best games ever created bad company 2 ill give it 1 ta 2 months till peope, hate it. Its like Cod5 people only liked Nazi Zombies. Bad company 2 people only like the multi.

Sweet Mysery
Sweet Mysery

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 FTW!!!!

MW2
MW2

People who downgrade mw2 are just crap at it and cant take the pressure and handle a real war

ABD
ABD

BATTLEFIELD ALL THE WAY

Mike
Mike

first off let me the first guy to say i have played both modern warfare 2 (rented) and battlefield bad company 2 (day one purchase) Because Modern warfare 2 doesn't have full scale map destruction or VEHICLES in a WAR GAME, Bad company 2 owns the hell out of it. When i played mw2 it felt like i was playing an old ps2 game with the 360 graphics, by old ps2 game i mean those with very little destruction. I literally ran around mw2 run n gun isnt what a war game SHOULD be. Battlefield.. you won't hide for long,… Read more »

Jay
Jay

Oh and not to mention how hard it is to bring down an air vehicle in cod, where as in battlefield there is a tracer dart as well.

Alex Sachter
Alex Sachter

Battlefield BC2: Is simply realistic, unlike in COD MW2 it doesn't matter how hard you hold down a gun when you spray from say any LMG such as the AUG the gun should go haywire and bullets all over. But that's not the case in MW2 instead the bullets hit the target say from even 500 meter distance. Even if you spray say the UMP45 in BFBC2 if has a huge kick back while you're holding down the gun in a proximity of 50-100 meter. Now that's reality v. arcade fun. Depends on you. COD MW2 had awesome Spec OPS… Read more »

Jay
Jay

I dont know, ive never been a real fan of the battlefield series because of the limited abilities. So far the controls and level of polish in MW2 far outways the level of polish in BC2. Today was the first day I tried out BC2 and it was ok, the quality of the game looked ok, the shooting mechanic was not up to par with whats in MW2, when you shoot an enemy there is a reaction and its easier to see whats going on. In BC2 there are alot of pathfinding issues. Dont get me wrong, BC 2 is… Read more »

Mike
Mike

MW2 has gotten to the point where it's gone completely boring and frustrating. It has so much campers and nOObtubers, while BC2..just basically pwnz mw2. I have yet to see a camper, It's not even boring considering I can ride these tanks and black hawks. It's simply fun and pump up the volume on yer t.v….the sound of shooting is awesome. Plus maps are free…so..BC2 wins overall.

sickness
sickness

i thought mw2 was pretty good at first. when i played bc2 i was blown away. mw2 felt like a arcade game, when bc2 feels like WAR. I think bc2 is superior against mw2.

rich
rich

bc2 wins hands down on so many counts. but the biggest i have found is that when i ply bc2 i am not getting 100s of sodding msgs from cheating gimps wanting to boost cos they cant ply games and then act like there amazing cos they cheat. bc2 seems to have none of this. am sure some pc bc2 plyers will find away to put there health up or have unlimited ammo but till they bc2 is a soooo much better game END.

Verwustung
Verwustung

BC2 is fail you think by now they would make a little more realistic. The whole knifing is lame!!!! Oh and dont get me started on the servers going down. The friend request is also fail and does not work properly. Each time I log into the game I lose my friends.

Rob
Rob

The battlefield series has been around since 2002, so to say that the entire game is a rip off of MW2 is simply misinformed. Furthermore, BFs weapon upgrade system has been around since 2005 with the launch of BF2 for the pc. I agree with many of the posters. It's time for a change. I can't wait to get my hands on BF2 for the 360; I've always enjoyed the ticket based gameplay of BF as well as the team mechanics involved. Though, for me the leap between platforms may be a little rough. I've never played any of the… Read more »

abc
abc

i haven't played bc 2, but I'm about to get it because it sounds more fun. mw2 is all about connection speed and skill takes a back seat. You'll go to knife someone and think you've got him, then all of a sudden you die and killcam shows you were about 10 meters away from him. Like i said it's all about your connection in mw2.

BC2 Fan
BC2 Fan

Ok, see the reason why people love to camp in MW2 is because there is hardly a penetration through walls. However, in BC2, you get to blow up alot of sh!t. MW2 multiplayer is slow paced while BC2 is more fast paced, more action. Also BC2 has a more challenging campaign which is more fun. Without a doubt, BC2 is better than MW2. MW2 is getting old and BC2 is fresh sh!t. Wow is also right. MW2 has only a FEW better ways, but think about it. People say that MW2 and BC2 are almost alike. However, Many say MW2… Read more »

 mw2 is better
mw2 is better

mw2 is better. bbc2 is crap. mw2 has a much better multiplayer with persistent rank. battlefield copied everything from mw2. People will get bored of it in a month and go right back to mw2. Just watch. Maybe dice should stop copying inifinty ward and grow a pair.

The Comment Guy
The Comment Guy

Bad Company 2 is a much better game than the campfest/boostfest/glitchfest/hackfest that Modern Warfare 2 is. Also Modern Warfare 2 is so unrealistic, seriously akimbo Desert Eagles… It's hard enough to use one let alone two, because there is too much recoil and they are too heavy. Bad Company 2 would win all the time.

seamus
seamus

Modern Warfare 2 was good for about a month and it just got boring with the glitchers campers and nuke booster. the game is broken and battlefield bad company 2 is awesome its like your really in a War. I hope they make more battlefield games and less call of duty games. And people see the light that Bad company 2 is a good game and stop playing modern warfare 2 like everyone else.

Wow
Wow

i agree with unborn, the games single player is suck-ish, im about halfway thru, and wenever i decide to play single player, i get bored after 15-20 minutes, i have a 2.33 KD in BC2 and a 1.16 in MW2, and i must say, BC2’s campaign is difficult, i find myself dying every 5-10 minutes! Multiplayers a blast thought except for the scrub medics who spray n pray and then JUST HAVE TO throw out a med kit t heal themselves, get some skills. Snipings a blast, assualtings fun, and i LOVED engineer in the demo, but find myself going… Read more »

unborn chikken
unborn chikken

ive played both games and have always been a fan of both franchises in their own right as already mentioned COD has always nudged out the singleplayer experience but falls short with its standard DM style MP which is more like any old shooter from 8-10 years ago and BF has always had awesome multiplayer with average singleplayer. recently got my hands on BC2 and was never a fan of BC1 now ive played bc2 singleplayer and multiplayer and the same with mw2, id have to say hands down BC2 wins in every dept BC2 has extremely polished mulitplayer which… Read more »

M

MW2 is the better single player.
BC2 is the better multi player.

But with single player lasting less than 10 hours and multi player lasting way over 100 hours, then BC2 is the better game.

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