Another Friday as arrived and it’s time to have fun and forget about spreadsheets, meetings and documents. Today we take a look at Battlefield Heroes which is a free online first person shooter game developed by EA.
To begin playing Battlefield Heroes you must register for an account. Here we take a look at installing it with Firefox. You need to install the Battlefield Heroes Updater and restart Firefox.
When you get back you’ll need to install the updater.
Accept the EULA…
Then wait as everything is downloaded and installed. It’s a fairly complex game so the amount of time it takes will vary.
After installation is complete you can start playing right away.
Playing Battlefield Heroes
When you first start out you might want to go through Basic Training so you can get a feel for the controls and learn what they do.
You start out completing different assignments throughout the tutorial…just follow the arrows to the next one.
You learn how to enter tanks, planes, jeeps and other vehicles and maneuver them.
Driving a jeep to the next checkpoint for a new assignment.
Learning to use weapons and attack enemies…
Firing at other tanks in the tutorial…
Flying a plane around… this is very fun and you can shoot targets as well.
There are plenty of settings you can change from the video and audio quality to keyboard controls.
You’re allowed to create up to three hero’s and can choose the way they look and the type of soldier they are including a gunner, soldier, and commando.
Unfortunately while I was writing this up I was kicked off the server during battle because I was idle and trying to get screenshots. But I’m sure you get the idea of the game. During the game other players can hop in a vehicle with you and shoot at the enemy while your driving. It’s kind of a “capture the flag” type rules. The controls are fluid and the graphics are very nice. It’s definitely a lot of fun.
Even going through Basic Training is a fun experience and would be perfect while you’re at work. Then when you get home and have free time you’ll be ready for real battle. We’re interested in hearing from those of you who have played the game. Tell us what you like or don’t like about Battlefield Heroes.
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- Published 02/5/10