Battlefield 2: Point of Existence and Point of Existence 2

An Introduction: The Battlefield game series lives up to its name in every way. Large landscapes, multiplayer gameplay, and the ability to employ military jets and other combat machines make this first-person shooter famous.

The goal of the game is to keep the places you’ve conquered while still fighting to conquer the remainder of the regions.

It’s no surprise that Battlefield has been a gaming classic since its release, thanks to its adrenaline-pumping storyline and effects.

Point of Existence

Point of Existence is a set of comprehensive conversion mods for the Battlefield series. It began as a mod for the Battlefield Vietnam computer game. The mod included content based on a fictional fight in Africa between US and Russian forces, with a mixture of real and prototype weaponry and vehicles from both countries. The team behind the PoE mod made an effort to make the inner workings of the mod visible to the public, which can be observed by reading their news postings or visiting the “Interactive Development Section” on their main site. On August 26, 2006, a sequel to Battlefield 2 called Point of Existence 2 was launched.

Unlike the first Point of Existence, Point of Existence 2 pits the Ukrainian Army against the United States Marine Corps and the German Bundeswehr.

We’ll go through Battlefield 2 and Battlefield Vietnam to further understand its whole existence and most importantly, gameplay.

Battlefield 2

Electronic Arts released Battlefield 2, a multiplayer online first-person shooter created by Digital Illusions CE. It’s the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Battlefield 1942, and it takes the series into the current conflict. It uses the same tried-and-true game system of its predecessor, in which two teams of players compete for control of a wide, open battlefield by employing a diverse range of weapons and land, air, and sea vehicles. The United States Marine Corps, the People’s Republic of China’s army, and the fictional Middle Eastern Coalition are the three sides available to players. The game has grown known for ongoing class balancing concerns, although this appears to have had little effect on its massive popularity.

The Gameplay

Although there is a single player mode in Battlefield 2, the game is mostly centered on multiplayer action. With the exception of being inhabited by AI ‘bots’ rather than human players, this is nearly identical to the multiplayer mode. ‘Conquest’ is the only game mode included with the game. Two teams of players fight over a variety of battlefields in this mode, vying for possession of ‘Capture Points,’ crucial places strewn over the map.

These Capture Points, or CPs, are flagpoles in the middle of crucial regions that display the flag of the commanding team. Capturing a CP entails destroying enemy forces in the nearby vicinity and holding that region for a defined period of time until the CP is secured. The larger maps will typically feature ten or more of these control points scattered around the battlefield, forcing teams to coordinate their efforts in order to hold on to key locations while assaulting the enemy’s.

Players can choose from seven different classes, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. A good team will make the best use of these classes’ skills to help each other. There are a range of vehicles available for use that spawn at a faction’s CPs in addition to the seven classes. These include everything from small buggies to main battle tanks, helicopter gunships, and fighter-bombers, and they can make the difference between success and defeat.

The Maps

There are a lot of maps to play on in Battlefield 2. From modest 16 person maps with limited play space and few vehicles to massive 64 player maps with large play areas and numerous vehicles to choose from. Each map gives each team a distinct advantage and/or disadvantage based on its geographic location. Maps are also popular in various ways, ranging from Sniper servers to modded servers. For example, sniper server maps like Gulf of Oman and Wake Island 2007 are popular, but regular online play in conquest mode maps like Strike at Karkand are popular.

Classes

In Battlefield 2, there are seven different kits to choose from, each with its own set of unlockables. All kits will have a combat knife and hand grenades (with the exception of basic Assault, which includes rifle grenades), although weapons will vary. The Special Forces/Spec Ops package contains 5 packets of C4 explosive, which can be used to demolish a wide range of game objects, from light vehicles to bridges. Two Claymore Mines are included in the Sniper kit and can be used to deny an area.

The Support kit contains an infinite number of Ammo bags (which renew over time) that can be used to completely replenish an ally’s ammo. The Engineer is equipped with AT mines capable of damaging all vehicles, as well as a wrench for repairing vehicles, Allied installations, and bridges. The Medic has an infinite supply of medical bags (which replenish over time, similar to ammo bags) that can be used to heal allies on the battlefield and shock paddles that may be used to revive dead teammates. The Anti-Tank kit comprises a rocket launcher (the SRAW for US Anti-Tank, while the Eryx for MEC and PLA.) including 5 rockets for ammunition.

Each class has a distinct purpose:

  • Sniper – Mostly used for long-range elimination and area denial against troops, whereas Spec Ops is primarily used for eliminating enemy installations (UAV trailers, Artillery Pieces, and Scan Trailers).
  • Engineer – For area denial against vehicles and repair of allied installations, Medic to heal including reviving the teammates on the battlefield, and Anti-Tank, ont the other hand, for Long-Range elimination of vehicles.
  • Assault – There’s also Assault for conventional attack and defense.
  • Support – For suppressive fire and replenishing allies’ ammo.
  • Engineer – For area denial against vehicles and repair of allied installations
  • Medic – To heal and revive teammates on the battlefield
  • Anti-Tank – For Long-Range elimination of vehicles.

Weapons

In terms of aesthetics and functionality, the weapons in Battlefield 2 are fantastic. Weapons in the game range from slow, melee-only combat blades to agile, lethal fighter planes. Each of the three armies (US Marines, MEC, and PLA) has its own set of weapons that can be used for a variety of purposes.

With the exception of rifles with scope attachments, infantry firearms are very well done, as they all look almost identical to their real-life equivalents and perform similarly. Small, weak handguns/pistols (M92F,MR-444, and QSZ-92) to massive, powerful Light Machine Guns (such as M249 SAW,RPK-74, and Type 95) to.50 BMG sniper rifles are among the weapons that can be used (such as the Barett M95).

Except for assault kits with the default rifle w/ grenade launcher or FN2000, all Infantrymen have a combat knife, a handgun/pistol (varies by team), and hand grenades. The soldier’s primary weapon depends on the class he or she is playing as.

Special Forces

Special Forces troopers’ primary weapon will be a carbine:

 M4,AKS-74u or Type 95

For Snipers

The primary weapon slot in the Sniper kit will be a sniper rifle:

M24, SVD/Dragunov, or Type 88

For Assault

The army’s main weapon:

M16A2,AK-101, or AK-47

All of which will be fitted to the Assault kit, along with a grenade launcher: M203,GP-30, or GP-25

For Support

The primary armament of the Support kit is the default Light Machine Gun for each army:

M249 SAW, RPK-74, or Type 95 LMG with a bipod attached to the barrel but this does not improve the weapon’s performance in any way.

For Engineer

 As a primary weapon, the Engineer will have a CQB weapon, preferably a shotgun:

Remington M1187, Saiga/S12K, or NOR-18

For Medic

 A medic will be equipped with the army’s standard rifle, which has no attachments.

For Anti-tank Personnel

As a primary weapon, anti-tank personnel will use a CQB weapon, preferably an SMG or Submachine Gun such as:

 MP5, PP-19, “Bison,” or Type 85

Unfortunately, all firearms in the game do not match their real-life equivalents in terms of specs, particularly in terms of power, as it takes more than 2-3 shots to knock out an enemy.

Battlefield Vietnam (BFV)

Battlefield Vietnam (also known as BFV) is the second edition in the Battlefield series, created by Electronic Arts and distributed by the now-defunct DICE Canada.

The game was re-released as Battlefield Vietnam: Redux on March 15, 2005. It showed off the game’s most recent patches, as well as the new weaponry, vehicles, and levels that came with them. The official World War II Mod was also included.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam was designed as an indirect sequel, incorporating many of the first game’s elements and features as well as leveraging the Frostbite Engine’s total destruction capabilities.

Official servers were shut down on June 30, 2014, as part of Glu Mobile’s mass GameSpy server shutdown that day. However, because Battlefield 2 lacks a stat-tracking backend, server browser functionality can be restored by modifying a user’s hosts file to ignore the original Gamespy addresses.

Classes

When compared to its predecessor Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam has a new Class system. The factions’ kits are more diverse, with practical and visual differences. This distinguishes and distinguishes each faction. Unlike its predecessor, which only had one loadout per kit, Battlefield Vietnam has two loadouts for each kit.

  • Assault – The primary purpose of this duty is to engage in combat with foes at a medium distance.
  • Engineers – Mostly responsible for repairing or destroying vehicles.
  • Heavy Assault – Primary role is anti-tank actions and combat engagement with opponents.
  • Scout – The Scout’s primary mission is to engage targets from afar.

Reviews

Battlefield Vietnam has garnered generally positive reviews, with Metacritic giving it an 84 rating based on 48 reviews and GameRankings giving it an 83.50 percent rating based on 52 reviews. The graphics enhancement, large number of maps, vehicles, and weapons, and online multiplayer were all appreciated by critics. The single-player mode was panned by critics due to the adversary AI’s lack of intelligence.

According to GameSpot, the game received an 8.5 out of 10 rating “Even with the new vehicles—specifically, the helicopters—Battlefield enthusiasts will have the feeling that they’ve played this game before. Perhaps it’s because so many of us have spent countless hours playing Battlefield 1942, yet the excitement of discovery has faded. But make no mistake: Battlefield Vietnam is a fantastic and tremendously entertaining game.”

IGN gave the game an 8.2 out of 10 rating, stating that “You’ll have a good time in Vietnam if you like 1942. If you’ve never played a Battlefield game before and want to give it a shot, this is a fantastic way to do so with combat that is likely to be more recognizable thanks to the more current weaponry. Hopefully, EA will provide a sample in the future to allow new players to try out the game for a few minutes, but if you can’t wait, I’m sure most people won’t be too disappointed with this purchase.”

“It is, without a doubt, one of the best multiplayer games out there today,” Thunderbolt said, “and if you don’t fall in love with it the second you get in a Huey and turn on Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio, then you’re just not trying hard enough.”

Trivia

In just 11 months, 35 persons were said to have worked on Battlefield Vietnam and completed it even before the deadline.

The Battlefield game series lives up to its name in every way. Large landscapes, multiplayer gameplay, and the ability to employ military jets and other combat machines make this first-person shooter famous.

The goal of the game is to keep the places you’ve conquered while still fighting to conquer the remainder of the regions.

It’s no surprise that Battlefield has been a gaming classic since its release, thanks to its adrenaline-pumping storyline and effects.

Point of Existence

Point of Existence is a set of comprehensive conversion mods for the Battlefield series. It began as a mod for the Battlefield Vietnam computer game. The mod included content based on a fictional fight in Africa between US and Russian forces, with a mixture of real and prototype weaponry and vehicles from both countries. The team behind the PoE mod made an effort to make the inner workings of the mod visible to the public, which can be observed by reading their news postings or visiting the “Interactive Development Section” on their main site. On August 26, 2006, a sequel to Battlefield 2 called Point of Existence 2 was launched.

Unlike the first Point of Existence, Point of Existence 2 pits the Ukrainian Army against the United States Marine Corps and the German Bundeswehr.

We’ll go through Battlefield 2 and Battlefield Vietnam to further understand its whole existence and most importantly, gameplay.

Battlefield 2

Electronic Arts released Battlefield 2, a multiplayer online first-person shooter created by Digital Illusions CE. It’s the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Battlefield 1942, and it takes the series into the current conflict. It uses the same tried-and-true game system of its predecessor, in which two teams of players compete for control of a wide, open battlefield by employing a diverse range of weapons and land, air, and sea vehicles. The United States Marine Corps, the People’s Republic of China’s army, and the fictional Middle Eastern Coalition are the three sides available to players. The game has grown known for ongoing class balancing concerns, although this appears to have had little effect on its massive popularity.

The Gameplay

Although there is a single player mode in Battlefield 2, the game is mostly centered on multiplayer action. With the exception of being inhabited by AI ‘bots’ rather than human players, this is nearly identical to the multiplayer mode. ‘Conquest’ is the only game mode included with the game. Two teams of players fight over a variety of battlefields in this mode, vying for possession of ‘Capture Points,’ crucial places strewn over the map.

These Capture Points, or CPs, are flagpoles in the middle of crucial regions that display the flag of the commanding team. Capturing a CP entails destroying enemy forces in the nearby vicinity and holding that region for a defined period of time until the CP is secured. The larger maps will typically feature ten or more of these control points scattered around the battlefield, forcing teams to coordinate their efforts in order to hold on to key locations while assaulting the enemy’s.

Players can choose from seven different classes, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. A good team will make the best use of these classes’ skills to help each other. There are a range of vehicles available for use that spawn at a faction’s CPs in addition to the seven classes. These include everything from small buggies to main battle tanks, helicopter gunships, and fighter-bombers, and they can make the difference between success and defeat.

The Maps

There are a lot of maps to play on in Battlefield 2. From modest 16 person maps with limited play space and few vehicles to massive 64 player maps with large play areas and numerous vehicles to choose from. Each map gives each team a distinct advantage and/or disadvantage based on its geographic location. Maps are also popular in various ways, ranging from Sniper servers to modded servers. For example, sniper server maps like Gulf of Oman and Wake Island 2007 are popular, but regular online play in conquest mode maps like Strike at Karkand are popular.

Classes

In Battlefield 2, there are seven different kits to choose from, each with its own set of unlockables. All kits will have a combat knife and hand grenades (with the exception of basic Assault, which includes rifle grenades), although weapons will vary. The Special Forces/Spec Ops package contains 5 packets of C4 explosive, which can be used to demolish a wide range of game objects, from light vehicles to bridges. Two Claymore Mines are included in the Sniper kit and can be used to deny an area.

The Support kit contains an infinite number of Ammo bags (which renew over time) that can be used to completely replenish an ally’s ammo. The Engineer is equipped with AT mines capable of damaging all vehicles, as well as a wrench for repairing vehicles, Allied installations, and bridges. The Medic has an infinite supply of medical bags (which replenish over time, similar to ammo bags) that can be used to heal allies on the battlefield and shock paddles that may be used to revive dead teammates. The Anti-Tank kit comprises a rocket launcher (the SRAW for US Anti-Tank, while the Eryx for MEC and PLA.) including 5 rockets for ammunition.

Each class has a distinct purpose:

  • Sniper – Mostly used for long-range elimination and area denial against troops, whereas Spec Ops is primarily used for eliminating enemy installations (UAV trailers, Artillery Pieces, and Scan Trailers).
  • Engineer – For area denial against vehicles and repair of allied installations, Medic to heal including reviving the teammates on the battlefield, and Anti-Tank, ont the other hand, for Long-Range elimination of vehicles.
  • Assault – There’s also Assault for conventional attack and defense.
  • Support – For suppressive fire and replenishing allies’ ammo.
  • Engineer – For area denial against vehicles and repair of allied installations
  • Medic – To heal and revive teammates on the battlefield
  • Anti-Tank – For Long-Range elimination of vehicles.

Weapons

In terms of aesthetics and functionality, the weapons in Battlefield 2 are fantastic. Weapons in the game range from slow, melee-only combat blades to agile, lethal fighter planes. Each of the three armies (US Marines, MEC, and PLA) has its own set of weapons that can be used for a variety of purposes.

With the exception of rifles with scope attachments, infantry firearms are very well done, as they all look almost identical to their real-life equivalents and perform similarly. Small, weak handguns/pistols (M92F,MR-444, and QSZ-92) to massive, powerful Light Machine Guns (such as M249 SAW,RPK-74, and Type 95) to.50 BMG sniper rifles are among the weapons that can be used (such as the Barett M95).

Except for assault kits with the default rifle w/ grenade launcher or FN2000, all Infantrymen have a combat knife, a handgun/pistol (varies by team), and hand grenades. The soldier’s primary weapon depends on the class he or she is playing as.

Special Forces

Special Forces troopers’ primary weapon will be a carbine:

 M4,AKS-74u or Type 95

For Snipers

The primary weapon slot in the Sniper kit will be a sniper rifle:

M24, SVD/Dragunov, or Type 88

For Assault

The army’s main weapon:

M16A2,AK-101, or AK-47

All of which will be fitted to the Assault kit, along with a grenade launcher: M203,GP-30, or GP-25

For Support

The primary armament of the Support kit is the default Light Machine Gun for each army:

M249 SAW, RPK-74, or Type 95 LMG with a bipod attached to the barrel but this does not improve the weapon’s performance in any way.

For Engineer

 As a primary weapon, the Engineer will have a CQB weapon, preferably a shotgun:

Remington M1187, Saiga/S12K, or NOR-18

For Medic

 A medic will be equipped with the army’s standard rifle, which has no attachments.

For Anti-tank Personnel

As a primary weapon, anti-tank personnel will use a CQB weapon, preferably an SMG or Submachine Gun such as:

 MP5, PP-19, “Bison,” or Type 85

Unfortunately, all firearms in the game do not match their real-life equivalents in terms of specs, particularly in terms of power, as it takes more than 2-3 shots to knock out an enemy.

Battlefield Vietnam (BFV)

Battlefield Vietnam (also known as BFV) is the second edition in the Battlefield series, created by Electronic Arts and distributed by the now-defunct DICE Canada.

The game was re-released as Battlefield Vietnam: Redux on March 15, 2005. It showed off the game’s most recent patches, as well as the new weaponry, vehicles, and levels that came with them. The official World War II Mod was also included.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam was designed as an indirect sequel, incorporating many of the first game’s elements and features as well as leveraging the Frostbite Engine’s total destruction capabilities.

Official servers were shut down on June 30, 2014, as part of Glu Mobile’s mass GameSpy server shutdown that day. However, because Battlefield 2 lacks a stat-tracking backend, server browser functionality can be restored by modifying a user’s hosts file to ignore the original Gamespy addresses.

Classes

When compared to its predecessor Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam has a new Class system. The factions’ kits are more diverse, with practical and visual differences. This distinguishes and distinguishes each faction. Unlike its predecessor, which only had one loadout per kit, Battlefield Vietnam has two loadouts for each kit.

  • Assault – The primary purpose of this duty is to engage in combat with foes at a medium distance.
  • Engineers – Mostly responsible for repairing or destroying vehicles.
  • Heavy Assault – Primary role is anti-tank actions and combat engagement with opponents.
  • Scout – The Scout’s primary mission is to engage targets from afar.

Reviews

Battlefield Vietnam has garnered generally positive reviews, with Metacritic giving it an 84 rating based on 48 reviews and GameRankings giving it an 83.50 percent rating based on 52 reviews. The graphics enhancement, large number of maps, vehicles, and weapons, and online multiplayer were all appreciated by critics. The single-player mode was panned by critics due to the adversary AI’s lack of intelligence.

According to GameSpot, the game received an 8.5 out of 10 rating “Even with the new vehicles—specifically, the helicopters—Battlefield enthusiasts will have the feeling that they’ve played this game before. Perhaps it’s because so many of us have spent countless hours playing Battlefield 1942, yet the excitement of discovery has faded. But make no mistake: Battlefield Vietnam is a fantastic and tremendously entertaining game.”

IGN gave the game an 8.2 out of 10 rating, stating that “You’ll have a good time in Vietnam if you like 1942. If you’ve never played a Battlefield game before and want to give it a shot, this is a fantastic way to do so with combat that is likely to be more recognizable thanks to the more current weaponry. Hopefully, EA will provide a sample in the future to allow new players to try out the game for a few minutes, but if you can’t wait, I’m sure most people won’t be too disappointed with this purchase.”

“It is, without a doubt, one of the best multiplayer games out there today,” Thunderbolt said, “and if you don’t fall in love with it the second you get in a Huey and turn on Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio, then you’re just not trying hard enough.”

Trivia

In just 11 months, 35 persons were said to have worked on Battlefield Vietnam and completed it even before the deadline.

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