So you’ve decided you want one of the big shooters that came out this October, but you can’t decide between Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2. The system won’t determine your choice, since both games are available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Which one should you buy?
The setting may play a big role in which game you choose, because they’re about as different as can be. Battlefield 1 is set during World War I, with weapons, equipment, and vehicles appropriate for the time period. Titanfall 2 is a science fiction shooter set on an alien planet and features giant mech-like exoskeletons called Titans as a key part of its gameplay.
If you want a game set in the early 20th century with a more grounded feel, go for Battlefield 1. If you want a sci-fi game with futuristic themes, pick Titanfall 2.
Although the original Titanfall was a multiplayer-only game, both of these feature a single-player campaign. Battlefield 1’s is not a unified story, but rather six separate stories following different characters, showing World War I through the eyes of people from different countries. Titanfall 2’s story follows a soldier who is unexpectedly partnered with a Titan. Their bond is an important part of the story, and it was received surprisingly well by fans.
Which story sounds more interesting to you? Maybe that will determine which game you choose.
But while the story may draw some fans, the multiplayer is what keeps a majority of people interested in Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2. Battlefield 1 features 64-player battles and tactical elements that emphasize the importance of teamwork. Titanfall 2 features combat both on foot and while piloting Titans, as well as parkour moves like wall-running.
Large-scale combat with tactical elements or fast-paced combat with mechs? If you prefer the former, look into Battlefield 1, but if the latter is more your speed, check out Titanfall 2.
Between Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, which game sounds more appealing to you? If you’ve already played one or both, share your thoughts on them, as well.