The third expansion for battlefield 4 naval strike review brings more frenetic combat and a new take on a classic game mode. It also demonstrates the power of DICE's Frostbite 3 graphics engine, with walls and aircraft carriers crumbling before your eyes and explosions offering satisfying percussion.
The campaign sees you playing as sergeant Recker, a US Marine leading Tombstone Squadron in an attempt to stop a tyrant admiral from plunging China into all-out war with the United States. It's a cliched affair but it does the job of introducing you to the world and characters of Battlefield 4, and it offers up some heart-pounding action.
There are four new maps to play, each of which is massive and packed with opportunity for heated infantry clashes, airborne combat and the occasional sea battle. You can blow open a crashed passenger airliner on the tropical Lost Islands, rush between shipping docks and rocky islands on Nansha Strike or storm an abandoned cliff-side resort on Operation Mortar. The pack also introduces five new weapons, the amphibious hovercraft vehicle and ten assignments, as well as a re-imagining of Battlefield 2142's Titan mode in Carrier Assault.
It's the best multiplayer expansion yet for Battlefield 4. The maps are incredibly impressive, the graphics are outstanding and it is a lot of fun to battle alongside up to 64 players on PC or next-gen consoles. You can even parachute down to an aircraft carrier and enter its bowels in an infantry assault.