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Battlefield 4 fan-made video shows the cinematic side of war

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"Through my eyes, I will show you war," claims this first video in a fan-made series of Battlefield 4 shorts. What it should really say is, "through a position just behind and above my right shoulder, I will show you war," the action of the piece taking place entirely in third person. And while it may not have Kevin Spacey delivering a bitter polemic , it's still a nice reminder that DICE's shooter can be a dramatic and beautiful thing. When it works.

The video was created by YouTube channel The Two Scotsmen, and is the first in a planned series of shorts. It shows our protagonist soldier running through a variety of the game's multiplayer maps—all while helicopters, tanks and people explode. It's an incredibly stylised representation of the game. For one thing, there's nobody in map-chat calling everybody involved a noob.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.