Aero wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 23:36: It's a real shame they didn't put bots in there like the earlier BF games so that you could play single player or with just a few friends in multiplayer while still having a large scale battle. Even though the AI was pretty terrible, that was still a lot of fun in BF2. I'm sure they could have done a decent job of it if they put their mind to it.
Version 1.5 of BF2 started the move to get you away from enjoying BF2 single player. v1.5 broke the AI commander function, purposely, so you would have to go on-line to get the 'BF2' experience.
Version 1.4 of BF2 is arguably still the gold standard of AI-assisted squad/company level modern warfare. I still play it.