Battlefield Heroes was a free to play web browser game of the Battlefield franchise which used a cartoon style instead of realistic style. Battlefield Heroes was retired in July 2015. The game has been available for more than six years before it was pulled by Electronic Arts. The original article that we published when the game was first revealed back in 2009 is below.
A new chapter in the Battlefield series is coming out soon, and there are free beta keys being handed out, so go over there this instant and get one for yourself!
The new game brings a huge change, instead of going for realism, they went for a cartoon look, which looks pretty stunning I think. Many will be deterred by this, I suspect especially hardcore gamers, but if I want realism I'll jump down to a war zone and take a look myself. I think it's quite unique and it makes the game more accessible to other ages and our friends of the female persuasion (I might be able to get my girlfriend to play a round with me!).
I haven't played a lot with this series, I spent an hour or two with a newer one, and from what I can tell, the experience is much the same, but obviously very different due to the environment. I'm actually still waiting for my beta key, but to me the screenshots radiate much more of a fun factor than I've seen in games for a while.
Let us know if you've tried the game, I'll add a comment as an update as soon as I give it a go, I can't wait to shoot every one's cartoon bum out of the sky, woohoo!
Update: Battlefield Heroes is now open for registration. If you like to check out the browser game visit the official site, sign up for an account if you have not done so already, and download the game client to get going.
The game is obviously a lighter version of the Battlefield series, in a cartoon world. since it is a browser game, you have to understand that it is not providing the same level of controls that you have on the PC.
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