It was unfortunate, because really was a solid game - expanding on the new mechanics of Battlefield 2 with faster combat and a more varied arsenal. Your conclusions about Battlefield 5 will ultimately depend on what you want from a Battlefield game, but it's hard to deny this instalment lacks that special X factor compared to the higher ranking entries on this list.
It was one of the first Battlefield games with a proper story, with characters who are funny, genuine human beings and a plot, and it represents the first use of the now legendary Frostbite engine in the Battlefield series.
Multiplayer was a sticking point too, as the game only shipped with a mode called Gold Rush a prototype of the new classic Rush mode.
Adapt to the new conditions as the Battlefield alters. Battlefield How could a Battlefield game with hover tanks and fighting mechs possibly go awry? Battlefield: Bad Company Many fondly remember Bad Company 2, but few talk about the original with quite the same enthusiasm.
Probably for the best, aye? The whole thing was probably a bad idea… but it was still fun to play. Not to mention the still-whispered-of greatness that was Titan, a new game mode that had players fighting to control missile solos on the ground then board the opposing team's Avengers-style hover carrier.
As with any list of this kind, there's bound to be debate over which game should go where, but we think we've found the right balance by giving each title its fair due, controversy be damned.
Aside from the unpleasant graphics, lifeless settings, and serious lack of features like the ability to switch characters, Battlefield Play4Free suffered from an identity crisis.
Pilot vehicles, take advantage of the dynamic destructible environments and don't let your squad down. Below, we've listed each Battlefield instalment in order from worst to best, recently updated to include our verdict on where Battlefield 5 ends up in the hierarchy.