While the destruction is kinda dissapointing not letting you blow an entire building down, it can destroy pretty much all of the cover which is satisfactory.
Graphically, the game looks good. Textures are great and character models are more than satisfactory. The game has good volumetric particle effects too. The only negative aspect about this game's visuals is that it has a horrid film grain filter all over it that spoils how the game looks and can make it hard to see on an SDTV. The game was designed for a HDTV and it isn't configured for standard viewing. If you don't have a widecreen tele you get the infamous black bars at the top of the screen.
The sound really packs a punch with HDR which changed the sound depending on the enviroment and how far you are away from an explosions etc. Prepare to jump when you hear a gun sound for the first time...
The game plays how you would expect an FPS to play but can be kinda clunky compared to CoD4. There is a delay between pressing the knife button and the game actually knifing. It also has a very slow pace compared to that game too. You won't care while blowing away cover and killing dudes with makinds most destructive weapons, such as grenade launchers, RPGs, artillery, airstrikes, tanks, AA guns and the list goes on.
The story driven campaign is rather humerous thanks to your squad mates. I won't spoil anything but the game makes war look like alot of fun. It goes on for about 6 hours and provides some incentive to replay in the form of hidden unlockables. The online multiplayer has one mode that ships with it called gold rush. You either spawn as the attackers, where you must destroy two gold crates, or the defenders, where you have to prevent this from happening by killing enough attackers until they fail. If the gold crates get destroyed, they must retreat to a base further away and they have about 4 bases which they can move to. The real deal comes from the free downloadable conquest mode, in which you have to secure 5 positions and then take out the enemy team. Thanks to the fact that 24 players can be in one game and the maps are really large, it feels less like a deathmatch arena, instead it feels like a war, thanks to the destruction and the presentation. Every tiem you rank up you unlock a credit which can be used to buy a new gun or gadget. It gives you more freedom than call of duty, but you can't create your own class.
Bad Company is a good buy for anybody who like console FPS games online. The multiplayer here will keep you going for ages, I didn't even delve into every aspect.