|Battlefield 2: Euro Force|
March 14, 2006
Battlefield 2: Euro Force is the first booster pack for Battlefield 2, allowing players to play as a new European Union army, armed with new weapons and vehicles from the various countries of the EU. It is available for purchase online at the Electronic Arts download service, or as part of the retail Booster Pack Collection.
Euro Force was scheduled for release in February, but it was delayed due to a substantial number of new bugs caused by the release of patch 1.2. It was later made free with the release of the 1.5 patch.
The booster pack includes one entirely new faction, the European Union, whence also the booster pack's name. To go along with the EU, new weapons and vehicles were included in the booster pack, such as the Leopard 2A6, FAMAS, and Eurofighter Typhoon. Three entirely new maps were included with the pack, listed below. Additionally, a new award was included with the pack: the European Union Special Service Medal.
Singleplayer & Multiplayer MapsEdit
Great Wall of ChinaEdit
- A newly-negotiated peace with Russia has allowed the European Union to attack into mainland China from the north. The EU hope to break into the Great Wall of China and establish a base of future operations before continuing south to the coast, but their supply lines are stretched dangerously thin. If the Chinese forces can head off the assault and hold them back long enough, the EU will have no choice but to retreat back into Russia. It's vital for them to link up with American forces advancing from the coast, or a sustained assault on China will be impossible.
- --Official description.
Operation Smoke ScreenEdit
- War continues to rage in over the precious oil in the Middle East. The European Union has come to aid their allies, confronting the MEC head-on in one of the most brutal battles of the war. Multiple assaults on both fronts have pushed both sides back to their bases, decimating the middle ground and leaving the oil field a smoking ruin. Even though the oil reserves have been destroyed, what remains below the scorched desert sand makes this battleground worth fighting for.
- --Official description
- The EU forces are en route to reinforce an American division that has been cut off from the front lines. The MEC have moved to intercept them, and both armies are about to meet at the Taraba Quarry, the only crossing point of the Taraba River this side of the Caspian Sea. If the MEC can hold their side of the river, the Americans will be cut off and surrounded. The EU must break through the enemy lines before the Americans are overrun!
- --Official Description
Battlefield 2: Euro Force has sold more than 200,000 copies since it was released, and though the relatively small sale, both GameSpot and GameSpy gave Euro Force a good rating; GameSpot: 7.7 while they concluded the good stuff: "European army brings variety and new toys to the virtual war. Some beautiful and exciting new maps to fight on. Battlefield 2 combat still as intense and wild as ever." GameSpy rated Euro Force 3.5/5 and concluded: "Three kick-ass new maps breath extra life into this amazing, if still flawed, game."