Freebie Friday: Project Reality (Windows)


Freebie Friday is a semi-regular news feature where we talk about a freeware, just free or open source game. It can be anything from a throwaway web game to a free-to-play RPG or mobile puzzle game. This time: Project Reality for Battlefield 2.

Battlefield 2 came out in 10 years ago – in 2005 – with little to no mod support. But that didn’t stop a few intrepid modders from having a go at it. Although it never became the haven fro total conversion and mods like other games at the time, there was certainly longevity to the gameplay that you don’t tend to get anymore. It’s pretty amazing that, 10 years on,  there is still a hardcore scene around the game and in particular, a total conversion called Project Reality.

Project Reality (PR) is a modification for the retail Battlefield 2 multi-player PC game. Project Reality’s aim is to create a more realistic combat environment than standard Battlefield 2, and place a greater emphasis on teamwork and cooperation.

The mod wasn’t just for BF2, mind… it was also being worked on for Bohemia Interactive‘s open-world military simulator, Arma 2. But after all this time, it’s the BF2 version that’s still going… and now it’s completely standalone. Everything you need is in the installer for v1.3. It’s a completely separate game now.

Major Features

  • Standalone game. No Battlefield 2 installation required.
  • 100 player dedicated servers with up to 8 man squads.
  • Integrated custom VOIP system with 3D local speech.
  • Realistic behaviour for all aspects of the game while keeping it fun.
  • Heavy focus on teamwork based squad-gameplay with many new soldier classes.
  • Over 40 maps spanning 5 unique gamemodes.
  • Over 15 factions.
  • Many additional features such as deployable defences, thermal vision, logistics and many more
  • Modern warfare & insurgency but also historic battles such as Vietnam,Normandy and Falklands are featured.

If you’re in to gritty, relentless realistic military shooters and have a PC, you can do worse than Project Reality 1.3. You can download the standalone version of Project Reality from their download page.

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About Dan Morse

From the Atari 2600 right through to bleeding fast PCs, Dan's played on them all. One thing that's never changed is an unwavering passion for video games. Twitter: @happydan | Steam: happydan | GOG: happydan