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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 10, 2012
    93
    A must buy and hopefully only the first of many map packs and add-ons! [Jan 2012]
  2. 90
    Back to Karkand is a wonderful map pack that highlights the best parts of Battlefield 3 and the series in general. If you like the game, you shouldn't miss out on this DLC pack under any circumstances.
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    90
    Back to Karkand is an enjoyable expansion, that increases the value of Battlefield 3 itself. You should look at it in a most positive way, but we still hope for more. DICE have hit the nail on the head and have given the fans a solid piece of great fun.
  4. Mar 1, 2012
    90
    So good that it's become the only way to play Battlefield 3. Buy this now, and enjoy a bit of nostalgia in a new light. [March 2012, p.56]
  5. Jan 26, 2012
    84
    These four fantastic maps are pricey, but they're more than just a nostalgic throwback. They present Battlefield 3 at its best. [Mar 2012, p.74]
  6. Dec 21, 2011
    80
    As long as it runs well, BtK's four new battlefields hold the potential for hundreds of hours of explosion-packed entertainment. It'd be easy to pass these off as just mere rehashes of old content, but there are enough tweaks and changes to breathe plenty of new life into the experience.
  7. Dec 17, 2011
    70
    If you want an excuse to jump back into BF3 or you want to play Wake Island again, you should pick up this expansion. You'll have fun and you'll give that 2.7 GB of data a purpose to exist on your hard drive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    Very cool game. Awesome graphics, probably the best around today.

    Swedish DICE did an excellent work on this, I can play it for hours! :)
    Very cool game. Awesome graphics, probably the best around today.

    Swedish DICE did an excellent work on this, I can play it for hours! :)

    See you guys on the battlefield! :D
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  2. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    AWESOME. So far BF3 has become the new benchmark in FPS gaming. It is everything i expected and more. With this expansion it is just addingAWESOME. So far BF3 has become the new benchmark in FPS gaming. It is everything i expected and more. With this expansion it is just adding more goodness to an already near perfect game. If you are buying this expansion pack now you are dumb because you should have pre-ordered the main game to get it for free.... however I would gladely pay for it now anyways. The maps are not the biggest highlight... the fact that they have included something like 15 new guns to unlock is the real draw. I myself never played BF2 so this was the first time for me playing 3 out of the 4 maps. really the only disappointing map was Wake Island... Mainly because I played it to death in BF1943. OVERALL A 10.... BUY IT NOW... SO I CAN FRAG YOUR ASS :) Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    Epic map. Open, wide, no railrracks. liberty and freedom.

    Battlefield 3 is no doubt the fps benchmark for the next 24 months to come whith
    Epic map. Open, wide, no railrracks. liberty and freedom.

    Battlefield 3 is no doubt the fps benchmark for the next 24 months to come whith its incomparable sound and lightning possibilities offered by frostbite 2 engine. Enter war and feel it.
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  4. Feb 5, 2012
    8
    The best Battlefield game yet. Highly ragequittable. Either incredibly fun, or incredibly frustrating. Don't see a lot of hackers. WayThe best Battlefield game yet. Highly ragequittable. Either incredibly fun, or incredibly frustrating. Don't see a lot of hackers. Way better for cheat free gaming, rather than say CODMW3. A must buyt...go get it now. Expand
  5. Dec 13, 2011
    7
    Haters gonna hate. I find Back to Karkand (first DLC i have ever paid for!) pretty good as it gives you almost the half of the actual game atHaters gonna hate. I find Back to Karkand (first DLC i have ever paid for!) pretty good as it gives you almost the half of the actual game at a... normal (?) prise. Having 4 new maps is sure nice, when you think about how many maps the game now haves. Maps are quite good, weapons too, vehicles same... Still only a DLC but a good one. Only for hardcore BF3 fans. But still nice. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2011
    7
    This is pretty good for a map pack. Maps are very PC player friendly, with vast detailed maps as opposed to the vast barren maps with a smackThis is pretty good for a map pack. Maps are very PC player friendly, with vast detailed maps as opposed to the vast barren maps with a smack of detail in the middle you find in the stock maps. The new vehicles are a let down though, a jet that takes the worst parts of a jet and a helicopter and merges them, and a dune buggy that's less armored and only as fast as the growler with less armament. The Russians now have a comedy super fast do-crazy-jumps-through-the-air APC like the Americans do which is actually pretty cool. The new weapons aren't very good, with an exception of one or two they're statistically worse in every way than the vanilla weapons they compete with so there's no reason to do the new "assignments" in order to unlock them apart from bragging rights. A pretty good expansion if you were looking for new maps like me, not so much if you were hoping for awesome new guns to pawn knubs with. Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2011
    0
    1.graphics=really bad,high contrast,blue filter,blinding lights,color "art' style headbob and other constant screen shakes=headache,eye1.graphics=really bad,high contrast,blue filter,blinding lights,color "art' style headbob and other constant screen shakes=headache,eye strain,epilepsy 2.a lot of 3d spoting visual in the game=it feels like you are a robot .MP=worse then SP mouse problems,basic functions missing from the game,no in game menu,you start the game with browser no ping in the game cant set different sensitivity for vehicles etc. bad maps no blood,gore,when you kill someone they just drop down bolt snipers nerfed,added cod style hold breath,scope sway ugliest scopes ever small scopes,just watch bc2 and then bf3=tunnel vision in bf3 prone=more campers OP spray guns broken knifing you want like this game if you like cod,cs,bf2,bc2 or any other fps game and constant crashes also Expand

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