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Aliens invading Battlefield Heroes

They're in it for the money
Feb 28
// Conrad Zimmerman
Extraterrestrials are landing in Electronic Arts' free-to-play game Battlefield Heroes, and there's a trailer for it here which I have to admit to having found a bit charming.  But what's kind of funny about it is the m...

In Battlefield Heroes you can fight with science!

Feb 18
// Fraser Brown
I was pretty intrigued by Battlefield Heroes until I actually played it. I still like the aesthetic and humor, but I never felt compelled to drop money on it, so it only held my attention for a weekend. Despite this, mad sci...

Battlefield Heroes introduces Capture the Flag mode

Nov 21
// Jason Cabral
If you have spent any time over the past 15 years or so gaming on a PC, you more than likely have played your fair share of Capture the Flag game types. EA has just announced the addition of Capture the Flag to Battlefi...

Barbarians plus guns leads to chaos in Battlefield Heroes

Aug 17
// Sterling Aiayla Lyons
Today, EA showed off a new trailer for the current running free-to-play online shooter Battlefield Heroes. It shows off a new set of skins that you can purchase for your character based on the barbarians of the north. The vi...

Preview: Battlefield Heroes Wake Island map

Jul 07 // Wesley Ruscher
Battlefield Heroes (PC)Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE, Easy StudiosPublisher: Electronic ArtsTo be released: July 7, 2011 Dropping into Wicked Wake (Heroes take on Wake Island) for a brief tour of duty I was greeted by the calm relaxing sounds of waves crashing on shore. Just listening to the harmonious ambiance, made me want to be face down on massage table. It doesn't help either that Battlefield Heroes bright, cartoon style visuals provides such an inviting paradise for a little summer vacation. But hey this is Wake Island, not Gilligan's Island. I learned (remembered?) a couple of things quickly once the action got started. One; it doesn't matter what Battlefield game I'm playing, getting in any kind of aircraft is a recipe for disaster. Two; nobody should attempt riding on my wing if they want a chance of surviving for more than ten seconds. And last but not least, I'd better make sure my character is properly equipped, because it doesn't matter how crafty I am with a knife or sniping rifle, I will never take down the bastard with the minigun. Outside of my ineptitude with a knife, taking capture points and (my favorite) running fools over with a jeep easily provided a good time with my hands-on. The classic design, strategy and all around enjoyment of this map transition quite well into Heroes. Planes (if you're not me), tanks and AA guns litter the main island and provide all the chaos needed for blowing stuff up. Sniping towers, bunkers and all the classic choke points keep the same vintage tactics that Wake Island is known for alive. It really goes a long way to say just how much good map design can make up for mediocre gameplay. Whether you love Battlefield Heroes, hate it or like me fall somewhere in the middle it's pretty apparent why Wake Island is such a legendary map for the franchise. Fans of Heroes are in for a treat when the Wicked Wake map goes live, but even if the third-person take on the franchise isn't your cup of tea it's at least worth a look until Battlefied 3 lands on October 25. Why not? It's free.

So admittedly I am not the most versed in the annals of the Battlefield franchise. I've dabbled in its different iterations from 1942 to Bad Company 2, but I would far from call myself a diehard fan of the series. Regardless ...

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