Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    A few nitpicks aside, Armored Kill is the best Battlefield 3 expansion so far.
  2. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    If you've had issues in the past with the balance in Battlefield 3's larger, more open maps, I don't expect that anything added in Armored Kill will solve anything for you. But if you were happy with it and still play BF3 to this day, then just suck it up and get Premium, because DICE is delivering some great action with these addons, and the new unlocks, vehicles, and weapons included in each of their DLC packs means these are a lot more than just map packs, like you might be getting used to with military-themed FPS games now. Armored Kill doesn't try to vastly expand the scope of Battlefield 3, but it does add more of the exact kind of action that other shooters out there are incapable of giving us.
  3. Sep 13, 2012
    90
    Those who don't like the vehicular action in Battlefield should probably go and play Call of Duty instead of even considering Armored Kill, but for the rest of us this expansion pack is as good as Battlefield 3 gets. But please, if you do end up buying the pack, for the love of all things holy, when you get in a vehicle, wait for your fricking team mates before you put your pedal to the metal...
  4. Sep 22, 2012
    90
    The stupid players taking vehicles for themselves and leaving an entire platoon on foot at the homebase, are the only reason you should not buy this great DLC for Battelfield 3, which gives the best on PC.
  5. Oct 15, 2012
    80
    A well-made DLC bringing fights with ground/air machines on large maps for all the fans. Here and there you may get into infantry encounters, but that is not the point. Battlefield 3 successfully expands its possibilities and gaming styles portfolio.
  6. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    Battlefield Premium members have access to Armored Kill right now, and everyone else who's interested will be able to buy it for $15 on September 25th. If you're still playing Battlefield 3, or burnt out from claustrophobia or lack of tanks, I suggest that you do.
  7. Oct 17, 2012
    90
    Finally, BF3 gets some DLC emphasizes everything that makes the series great. With a focus on maps and new game modes that enhance both the team-based and vehicle gameplay, this pack does exactly what every DLC release should do: makes the base game better. This should pull those who have drifted away from the game in recent months back into the battle!
  8. Sep 20, 2012
    70
    Armored Kill add-on doesn't change the basics of Battlefield 3 in such a way, that we'd want it to. Quality of new maps is uneven, and there are no massive vehicle based battles (even though the title can suggest it). There is some disappointment spread around this DLC - most importantly the new Tank Superiority game mode is not as interesting as one might think. But all in all, fans of Battlefield 3 should consider buying this expansion - for them it'll be worth it.
  9. Jan 2, 2013
    93
    All in all the maps offer a nice diverse package with plenty of tactical possibilities.
  10. Sep 12, 2012
    90
    Some of the best map design DICE has ever come out with and a combat experience no other game can match. Useful range of new vehicles and Tank Superiority is great.
  11. Nov 6, 2012
    83
    After some missteps, it's Battlefield back to focusing on what it does best. [Holiday 2012, p.73]
  12. Oct 28, 2012
    100
    The pinnacle of full-scale multiplayer warfare, Armored Kill is Battlefield perfected. [Nov 2012, p.85]
  13. Oct 13, 2012
    89
    Armored Kill brings Battlefield back to its roots after courting codofiles. [Oct 2012]
  14. Sep 23, 2012
    80
    Absolutely recommended for all the old fans and all those who love the intense battles with aircraft and armored tanks.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 7, 2012
    9
    Huge, beautiful and very well designed maps. New and interesting vehicles like the tank destroyer or the AC-130. The best DLC for Battlefield 3 so far in my opinion. Full Review »
  2. Sep 26, 2012
    9
    Fantastic Expansion for Battlefield 3. Brings in some massive maps with exciting vehicle warfare. Each map has a unique look and feel and bring a new level of combat to the game. They are beautifully designed and fit in perfectly with the maps already included in the game. Tank superiority is a bit disappointing as it can be fairly boring but every other game mode is exciting and a lot of fun to play on these maps. This expansion is well worth purchasing on its own or with the Premium package. Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2012
    3
    As this was the only DLC I was waiting for, there was great disappointment. With it's COD styled DLC approach. you get 4 generic maps and little more. The new vehicles don't bring much, except for the mobile artillery. As for the maps, only 1 has an actual good design and that is Alborz Mountains. It brings some refreshing play with it's vertical approach. the other 3 maps brings nothing new and doesn't bring much fun with it. The anticipated "biggest map in BF history" is horrible with 3 capture points next to each other where all the action is and the others are just 1000 meters away over some desert. This DLC confirms how EA destroyed DICE entirely. And I think back how great their DLC was in the past with BF2 and BC2. It's such a shame it has turned to this Full Review »