Battlefield is arguably one of the most popular video game franchises of all time. The series has been releasing games since 2002 and is a big contender with Call of Duty. Its fast-paced FPS gameplay is what makes it a favorite amongst many gamers, and many still choose it over every other FPS game today.
But just how many Battlefield games are there? And when did they all release?
Battlefield: Every Game in the Franchise and Their Release Date
The Battlefield franchise is made of games from multiple wars, even futuristic-fictional ones. The games not only have a popular multiplayer mode, that many love, but they also have action-packed campaigns. The campaigns have unique stories that always keep the gamer in.
Here is a list of every Battlefield game in order of release.
Battlefield 1942 (2002)
Battlefield 1942 was the first title within the Battlefield franchise. The game took on a popular time period at the time, World War II. The game was extremely popular upon its release, certifying the title as the beginning of a long and successful franchise.
Battlefield Vietnam (2004)
Moving on to a later war, was Battlefield Vietnam. Few games had created a title centered around this time period, making the game stand out. The only problem though, was the game was only playable on Windows, making it have a limited number of players.
Battlefield 2 (2005)
Released only a year after Battlefield Vietnam was Battlefield 2. While the game was technically the third game released in the franchise, it got its name as Battlefield 2 due to being a direct sequel to Battlefield Vietnam. Like its predecessor, this game was also only available to play on Windows.
Battlefield 2142 (2006)
A year later, Battlefield decided to take a different route with its games. Battlefield 2142 was the first futuristic title within the series, literally putting players in the year 2142. This was an innovative advancement in the series, and the game was also available to play on Mac OS, and not limited to Windows.
Battlefield: Bad Company (2008)
Breaking away from Windows was Battlefield: Bad Company. This was the first Battlefield title to be released on a console (Xbox 360 & PS3). Its release was massive, as this opened up a whole new player base for the franchise. This title was set in the near future, with a more modern take on war, making it loved by the FPS and Battlefield community.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)
A direct sequel to the 2008 release, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 pulled players in due to the first game’s unique storyline. Not only that, but this was the first game to be released on consoles and PCs, making its fan base grow even larger. Everyone who was a fan of FPS video games needed to take a shot at playing Bad Company 2.
Battlefield 3 (2011)
Battlefield 3 is arguably the title that put the franchise on the map. Released during the height of the Xbox 360 and PS3, everyone wanted to try out the new FPS. It also featured a huge online multiplayer system that became a direct rival to the Call of Duty games.
Battlefield 4 (2013)
Battlefield 4 may not have done as well as its predecessor, but that does not mean the game was any less legendary. Being the first Battlefield to release for the next-gen consoles at the time (Xbox One and PS4), many had to get their hands on it. The game was also released for Xbox 360 and PS3, making it available to almost all gamers.
Released primarily for the Xbox One and PS4, Battlefield Hardline was a bit less popular compared to the previous Battlefield titles. Instead of following soldiers, Hardline followed Miami detectives. While this was a unique take on the series, it did not end up grabbing the hearts like EA intended.
Battlefield 1 (2016)
Battlefield 1 marked a large milestone within the Battlefield franchise. The series had been releasing mainly modern-day and futurist titles for a while now, while Battlefield 1 brought players back to World War I, a time period very few other games had covered. With innovative graphics for the time and a unique style of gameplay, Battlefield 1 became one of the most-played games of 2016.
Battlefield V (2018)
With the success of Battlefield 1, the franchise decided to stay in the past with Battlefield V. While its name may be confusing, this was obviously not the fifth installment within the franchise. Battlefield V took place during World War II and was released around the same time as Call of Duty: World War II, making them opponents at the time.
Battlefield 2042 (2021)
The most recent installment within the franchise is Battlefield 2042. Going down the futuristic route again, 2042 offered a unique style of fighting that still allowed for the game to feel somewhat modern. What made this title different than others was its lack of a story campaign. Instead, Battlefield 2042 was entirely multiplayer.
There is no release date for the next Battlefield, but we can only assume it will be announced soon.