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Battlefield 4 Campaign: Only 4 Hours, But Still An Improvement?

Obviously, most people buy shooters for the multiplayer. But is the dramatic Battlefield 4 campaign a roller-coaster ride you shouldn't miss?

Possibly. According to a Reddit user, the campaign in the freshly released Battlefield title is only about 4 hours in length. However, he did say it was an improvement over the story mode in Battlefield 3, so that's something. Better is always good.

Here's his brief analysis of the camapign:

"It had more cinematic moments and the options to choose how you get past a section kept it interesting. Also the character development reminded me of the bad company games (although there wasn’t as many funny lines of dialogue). The environments were various enough to keep it fresh and interesting and the points system made it worth taking the time to take out enemies. Overall worth the time, just short."

For those who don't care about multiplayer, this may or may not be annoying. Four hours is definitely on the short side - I'd be hoping for six or seven - but again, these games are made for multiplayer; the story mode is absolutely secondary these days and in some cases, if you ask fans, they'd probably call it superfluous. That's sad to me, but that's the way it is.

Related Game(s): Battlefield 4

Tags: battlefield 4, battlefield 4 campaign, battlefield 4 story length

10/29/2013 10:39:03 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (36 posts)

Temjin001
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 10:54:44 AM
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meh, don't care. BF3's campaign was a yawn-a-thon by my liking. people mostly play these for their superior multiplayer elements anyway.

except for rukia-chan, an author listed at metacritic. He reviewed the game with a 0/10 score. He states, "Rehashed, uninspired, military dude-shooter sequel. Shouldn't get more than 4/10" -rukia-chan Oct 29th 2013


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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:19:17 AM
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Personally this is lame. I was hoping that after that terrible BF3 campaign they would try and redeem themselves. 4 hours isnt enough to do that.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:20:10 AM
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Okay I rarely complain at a games length, but 4 hours is rather pathetic... you have to wonder why they don't just do Battlefield Online and be done with it.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:22:55 AM

No joke...

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 1:44:56 PM

Most people buy FPS for the multiplayer. Obviously the developer knows that, so why bother putting in more effort in campaign to attract a smaller target market when they would be much better off focusing on multiplayer and attract a huge array of gamers?

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Cesar_ser_4
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 1:56:52 PM

Because they wouldn't make as much money if they couldn't sell it at the price of a new game. Since they would only need to keep updating it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:23:24 AM
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Hahaha

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matt99
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:54:44 AM
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According to IGN's review it's about 4-5 hours but not worth playing.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 1:43:52 PM

Nope, I saw the video review, the guy repeatedly says the game is absolutely worth picking up.

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Shauneepeak
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 7:28:36 PM

Think Matt simply meant the campaign not the game itself.

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matt99
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 7:42:32 PM

Ya I meant the campaign, the MP is amazing.

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infamousgodV2_0
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 12:37:53 PM
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lmao only 4-5 hours welp i'll pass on that. Shame though i WAS hyped for battlefield 4 was gonna be my first military FPS in ages. I guess i'll maybe try Call of Duty if there story is longer. Heres a idea for military first person shooters for next-gen make story mode longer like at least 10 hours.

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Cesar_ser_4
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 2:04:53 PM

They may do it next gen, now that the boxone uses blu-ray.

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Tim Speed24
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 6:11:40 PM

This is awesome news.....now I only have to rent the game at Redbox and return it a day or 2 later, saving big bucks and get to finish the campaign.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 1:07:30 PM
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Lame,I'm done with these shooters until they hit the bargain bin.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 6:05:11 PM

Well Bioshock did it right, but this typical military shooters are awful I wouldn't even hit that in a bargain bin.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 2:25:22 AM

Of course but I don't consider Bioshock just a shooter. It's in a different league than these military shooters.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 1:43:19 PM
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According to IGN, the campaign was a disappointment because it steps away from what a traditional Battlefield campaign would be like.

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kraygen
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 2:38:07 PM
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This is the biggest reason I don't like FPS, I don't feel any value.

If you ask me more cinematics in a shorter game sounds like a lot less game play. I beat BF3 in just over 5 hours easily, only way I'm playing BF4 is if I get it free like I did 3.

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Knightzane
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 3:18:38 PM
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Its been tough, not buying every new game that comes out, but since I haven't been doing so I realize how much money I save. BF4 was tempting but obviously I once again made a good choice in waiting. Seriously what happened to making a decent story AND multiplayer? Its one thing Halo and Killzone do well. The MP feels like the war continues from the story. I guess the Russians and Chinese aren't Helghast or Covenant.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 3:21:09 PM
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Seeing as how none of the Battlefield games had a single player campaign until BF3, to even have one is a bonus. It isn't that great of a campaign though but still it's something extra the franchise never had before now. Nobody complained when there was no campaign all those years. Now that there is, people complain it's too short.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 3:25:40 PM
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Everywhere I've read claims that it's the same by-the-numbers narrative that you'll find in any such game, with weak characterisation and too much of a focus on set-piece moments.
Even if it was ten hours, such a description wouldn't make it worthwhile. I don't know why they don't give up on the story mode and make Battlefield (and CoD, for that matter) Online into an ongoing service that can go through a major update every year, rather than doing a boxed release.

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MRSUCCESS
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 3:46:21 PM
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I always play the campaign first in the few FPS games that I have. The last thing I want to experience is b***chin and whining 5 minutes after playing the game. Additionally --- only 4-5 hours? Wow, I'm turned off completely... U_U

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PC_Max
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 5:43:18 PM
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Um, I know this might sound... odd and I don't play CoD or BF, but.... why bother with a campaign? Like is that suppose to draw us single players to purchase it? MMMMMMMmmmm I don't htink so.

As "visual" impressive as the game looks for multiplayer... no. They should not waste time on a campaign unless that honestly think its worth it and will sell the game. I mean its good they are employing people to build the single player.. helps pay their mortgages and such... but why bother at all. Its almost an insult to us single players.

Anyway, for those looking forward to the MP aspect of BF, hope its a blast! and always check the pin is still in the grenade release. Don't want to be caught without it and blowing up at the most importune moment is embarrassing.

Keep playing!

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GamerKid123
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 5:51:03 PM
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To be honest, they are just catering to the masses, the probably just did a survey and saw that most people just want the multiplayer, so they didn't bother spend money that wouldn't give a huge impact on their return profit

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Cuetes
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 5:51:09 PM
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Well that is disappointing.. I actually had this on my "pick up on day one list" but I guess it's Killzone all the way. (not a problem cause I was leaning heavy on the Shadow fall side anyway.)

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ulsterscot
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 7:00:53 PM
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Can anyone who has the game advise if there is an option to swap aim/shoot from the L1/R1 buttons to the L2/R2 triggers?

Otherwise i'll wait for the ps4

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Godslim
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 7:03:28 PM
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4 hours rofl!

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DarthNemesis
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 8:19:32 PM
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This is why Killzone the best fps last gen.If these games are going have SP then they should be decent at least.BF is trash anyway.

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ulsterscot
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 9:15:09 PM
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Unbelievably there is no option to aim/shoot with L2/R2 and enjoy my new new dual shock 4 on my ps3 with triggers. If EA want to take Activision's FPS crown then they need to wake up. Its little things like this that piss people off. At least Activision's games give decent control layout options

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Teddie9
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 9:39:37 PM
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It's the type of game it is. Though 4 hours really is the epitome of the trend.

Fortunately as we've seen in the past year it really hasn't affected other genres.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:36:50 PM
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well thats gud to know cso i only played a lil bit of the bf3 campain so i will probably give the bf4 one a bit of a go too.

happy gaming =)

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Gamer46
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 12:29:05 AM
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With Killzone reportedly being 10 hours, I refuse to let the 'these games are made for multiplayer' excuse slide. Want to charge $60 for a game? Fine, but it better damn well have a complete single player component with much more than 4 hours of gameplay. Killzone is going to run circles around this and CoD. If the past few KZ games are anything to go by Shadow Fall will have a great campaign, very good/great multiplayer and graphically it destroys BF and CoD. Unfortunately it won't pull in the same kind of sales but it absolutely deserves to.

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___________
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 3:38:35 AM
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what im more concerned about, is the campaign a battlefield campaign or a CoD campaign?
BF3s campaign got slagged so much for being such a CoD wannabee, i mean its closed and restricted as possible.
really fast paced, and there is very few if any open fields where the true battlefield formula is at work, ie tanks, planes, vehicles, not just you bang bang in a courtyard.
only good mission from 3 was the fighter jet mission, and you dont even get to fly!
WTF!?
come on!!!!!!!!!!

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 3:55:32 AM
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I enjoy playing these games but only the single player. I love the cinematics but I cannot justify putting down £40 for a game I am going to be done with on my first play through.

No matter how exciting and engrossing this 4 hours are, it's just not good value for money. Not when I have games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Skyrim to keep me entertained for 50 hours plus, and that's without replaying.

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smileys_007
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 7:14:14 AM
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I don't play online games and I only care on the single player campaign on all the games that I buy, and I must say that a 4 hour game isn't worth it for my $60 bucks.. It's a good thing that I didn't bought this game, I'm just gonna borrow my friend's copy and play it..

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