Northern Strike serves as a small Battlefield 2142 booster, but it brings big game play enhancements. Although 3 maps, 2 vehicles and a new game mode might not sound like much, they enhance the already enjoyable experience. The maps, mainly centered on urban environments, keep up the pace of the game by establishing multiple choke points across the city landscapes. Things become especially intense when the diverse new vehicles come into play. However, the new Assault Lines puts the European Union forces at such a severe disadvantage that some players might be put off from playing it. However, the fast-paced and challenging gameplay is difficult to resist.