Battlefield 3 PC

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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 andAs 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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    100
    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
    95
    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
    93
    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
    90
    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
    85
    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
    70
    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
    10
    After sitting and getting some real time in i think this was a great game by dice they never really slack when it comes to their games. AlotAfter sitting and getting some real time in i think this was a great game by dice they never really slack when it comes to their games. Alot of people are kind of down on the single player witch i really like and as for the online play well it's the best out their MW3 can't even come close to what bf3 can do. The nice thing is dice does not rush out a copy everyyear but maybe with as much as this game has sold we will see bf4 and more of frostbite next year. I hope they are useing forstbite on the new mirrors edge. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    This game is great... it reminding me of when I fell in love with Battlefield 1942. That game blew me away and I spend hours and hours justThis game is great... it reminding me of when I fell in love with Battlefield 1942. That game blew me away and I spend hours and hours just playing the Wake Island demo. Battlefield 3 makes me regret not really playing all the other Battlefield games. I'm back Battlefield and I'm looking forward to playing many more Battlefield games in the future! This is a game for true hardcore gamers... get it for PC like it's meant to be played!! Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    great game single player amazing, multiplayer also amazing. so much better than the beta this is a great game and i think dice have reallygreat 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
    9
    The single player is short and kinda bad (cinematics aside - those are seriously well done) - but the Multiplayer is where the game is at. ItsThe single player is short and kinda bad (cinematics aside - those are seriously well done) - but the Multiplayer is where the game is at. Its great. The graphics and more importantly the sound are excellent also. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    This game is generally enjoyable. The graphics aren't as impressive as I was told (blur and bloom effects everywhere), the unlock systemThis game is generally enjoyable. The graphics aren't as impressive as I was told (blur and bloom effects everywhere), the unlock system attempts to get you more playtime, and it's tied to Origin. Nevertheless, you should have fun with this game after delving through all of its BS elements. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    6
    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 leastI 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. Nov 2, 2013
    0
    best multiplayer to date!!! its a fantastic game that after playing 160 hours, doesnt get old. the multiplayer is just so awesome!!!! therebest multiplayer to date!!! its a fantastic game that after playing 160 hours, doesnt get old. the multiplayer is just so awesome!!!! there are tons of vehicles, weapons and accessories. the maps are awesome and mostly have great design. there are few places were the design feels a bit flawed but overall its great and every map feels unique. in its launch the game had a lot of stability issues but it s ok now. the netcode (some kind of code in the game) isnt so good. for instance you can get shot even if you got into cover or the game wont do your reload even if you just saw the animation. this moments arent so bad, but in my opinion thats what holds this game back. the game is also a bit glitchy (though they patch it a lot. the multiplayer also has these amazing epic scenes that you get from playing (theyre name is battlefield moments). theyre not artificial and thyre really awesome and epic.
    the campaign is good, though pretty linear. the story is told in flashback (i dont really like this and isnt really special but its good enough to keep you in it. the missions are cool, even if near the end they can get a bit repetetive (the way shooters tend to do). the game is also beautiful, and one of the best looking games i have ever seen both in multiplayer and singleplayer). the games textures and effects are amazing, and they the game to a new level. there are also 6 co op missions, which are pretty fun.
    overall an extremely good game and one of my favorites. it has the best multiplayer to date!! the campaighn is also pretty good, if you want a multiplayer game buy this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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