Video: Battlefield Hardline's image problem

You have the right to remain violent.

Battlefield Hardline has come under fire before (ha ha guns) for being a 'wacky' militarised police game, scheduled for release at a time when tensions with the police are particularly strained stateside.

EA has stressed that it's purely coincidental, but that doesn't change the fact that Hardline has a serious image problem. I decided to have a look at exactly what it is that makes Hardline such a problematic release.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (65)

About the author

Johnny Chiodini

Johnny Chiodini

Head of Video, Dicebreaker  |  johnneh


Stalker 2 delayed until December

"It requires thorough testing and polishing."

Deep Rock Galactic doubles player count to 10m

After less than two weeks on PlayStation Plus.

Feature | Looking forward: hardware accessibility

"Disabled gamers just want to enjoy gaming without additional hurdles or more costs."

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (65)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store