I wouldn't say it is a terrible cpu....
BC2 really needs a quad to run correctly IMHO.Like a Q8200 or X4 640.
A unlocked Sempron 140 aka Athlon II X2 4400e is on par with an e7200. the reason the e8600 wins is because of the 6mb level 2 vs 2mb yet the e8600 is also much more expensive.
E7200 at same clocks would be quite a bit faster....