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  • Summary: As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Europe, Middle-East and North America. Expand
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  1. Positive: 60 out of 61
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  1. Nov 4, 2011
    As a complete package Battlefield 3 absolutely delivers and if you don't have some angry agenda against Origin it's a must-play. The PC version in particular ushers in a new era of graphical magnificence and the disparity between the consoles begs Sony and Microsoft to up the ante. Shooters don't come much better than this and it's a great way to kick off this year's holiday game rush.
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    Battlefield 3 offers one of the best multiplayer modes out there. The Frostbite 2 engine is capable of amazing things in order to show the most realistic war we've seen to date. Its only flaws are an extremely short campaign and a co-op mode that could have been much better.
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    Maybe Battlefield 3's off-line side is a little bit irregular, but its multiplayer options and amazing graphics justify the necessary upgrade of our computers. Those players looking for a game full of innovation will be disenchanted; however if you're looking for an amazing competitive on-line experience, this is it.
  4. 90
    Battlefield 3 is amazing. The single player campaign is definitely the weakest link, even though it's more than just decent. The co-op missions are fun, but online multiplayer is the main reason you should get Battlefield 3. Here, the game doesn't disappoint in any way and stands as the strongest entry of the series so far. This is the best multiplayer experience I've had this year.
  5. Oct 31, 2011
    An extremely beautiful looking game that takes advantage of the hardware in every way possible, resulting in an experience that's so huge and fulfilling that it will keep you satisfied for years to come, especially with all the DLC map packs int he pipelines.
  6. Nov 7, 2011
    What kind of game is Battlefield 3? Well made, extremely impressive, pretty and rich in content. But still it has some flaws and suprising peculiarities.
  7. Nov 29, 2011
    I enjoyed my time with Battlefield 3's multiplayer, and I wish my thoughts about the game could end there. Unfortunately it also tried to force a totally unnecessary single-player game on me, and the browser interface looks like it came straight out of the 90s.

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  1. Nov 10, 2011
    Battlefield 3 has the right to challenge Modern Warfare3, the destruction, graphics, weapons, and audio are beautiful. The singleplayer is good but the multiplayer and co-op experience are the best, I just love playing with my friends on co-op or private matches. I have to give this 10 and so far this has to be the best game in over 5 years Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    I give this game a 9/10. The multiplayer gameplay is excellent. The new game engine helped a lot in this release and you will notice immediately. Singleplayer is fun, it has an interesting story, beautiful scenery, and great gameplay. The AI in singleplayer (on Hard - haven't tried other difficulties) are decently challenging. To a novice, Hard would be nearly impossible. Which I like. It's a challenge. The ONLY reason I take off 1 point of 10 is because of the lack of an in-game menu of any sort. You cannot change servers from in-game. You must exit the game and use their web page (aka Battlelog) to navigate servers. No thank you. However, overall the game definitely has a lot more Pros than Cons. There is no way anyone should be able to give this game less than a 5.0 honestly. Anything less than 5 is someone Nerd Raging.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    great game single player amazing, multiplayer also amazing. so much better than the beta this is a great game and i think dice have really outdone themselves Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    A step-up in the shooter genre. Amazing graphics, great shooting mechanics, nice method of focusing teamwork without forcing the issue... just a fantastic game. Launching the game via web browser is smart and innovative. Origin? Not happy about that. No mod tools for the rabidly devoted developers? Also not cool. Can't give you a 10 DICE, sorry! Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    Comparing this game to MW3 is somewhat justifiable but I always viewed both games as the same genre but different takes on it. BF3 is by far the best in the series with updated graphics and mechanics this game is not only challenging to play in multiplayer but ever kill feels well deserved. The single player however is just as cliche as ever. Though it was lengthy it was more of an after thought. But Battlefield games have always been known for multiplayer and the huge scale of it so it is somewhat forgivable. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    I thought I would like this game when I bought it about 4 hours ago. With all the hype and videos around the game I thought I might at least have some kind of fun playing the game. Sadly I was absolutely wrong. I haven't even had this game for even half of a half a day and I already listed it on Ebay. I bought it for PS3 so maybe PC may differ but the PS3 version is just plain ugly. I assumed that the game wouldn't look quite like the trailer but the presentation just killed my interest. I've been shooting at russians/terrorists in just about every shooter in the last 10 years, I didn't need to do it again. I tried the multiplayer but even that couldn't hold me very long. I played about 2-3 matches before I realized it was not much better than the beta. I'm no CoD fanboy but I do have to say at least I had fun playing it, this game not so much. Not that I will be buying MW3 anytime soon. I'm boycotting this genre, and buying all my games used from now on. Biggest waste of $60 I could think of. Expand
  7. Apr 22, 2013
    Horrible singleplayer and coming to the game at this stage the dlc and additional "catch up" packs that have to be paid for mean that to stand any chance at all in current multiplayer games you have to spend at least another 30 F(*&ing way i'm paying extra just to play on a level playing field, GJ EA...FU Expand

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