Battlefield 1 is engaging, has great production value and presentation, plays well and smoothly on a standard PS4, and is overall an enjoyable experience. With surprisingly touching moments, a self-aware and at least substantial understanding of the actual events, and great orchestration playing in the background of the intense FPS action, there is much to love here. The highlight is of course the setting of World War 1, an unjustly overlooked moment in world history, especially considering its massive repercussions and importance to all of geopolitical thought and history. With these positives in mind, however, the game's shortcomings have to be mentioned. The graphics, while nice, are not an exception to the graphical homogeneity in today's over-reliance on realism. The game has a good single-player campaign - which is made better concerning Star Wars Battlefront did not contain one and Star Wars Battlefield 2 contained a lackluster one - but the campaign is short and leaves the player wanting more, and because of this the obvious fun and focus was on the multiplayer, with the single-player experience being an unfortunate afterthought. If you are looking for an FPS with a good single-player campaign, you would be much better off with something like BioShock, Wolfenstein, Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal, or even earlier Call of Duty titles. If you are looking for some quality multiplayer action, even though the server base as of writing this review is very limited, then you should consider purchasing this game. Because of the surprising quality found in the game, it just barely manages to scrape by a 2/5 and into a 3/5.
Length of ownership: 1 month
No: I don’t recommend this product