Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 10, 2012
    A must buy and hopefully only the first of many map packs and add-ons! [Jan 2012]
  2. Mar 1, 2012
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 19, 2012
    I simply can't imagine Battlefield's multiplayer mode without this brilliant DLC. [February 2012, p.60]
  5. Jan 18, 2012
    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.
  6. Jan 26, 2012
    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]
  7. Dec 21, 2011
    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.
  8. Jan 10, 2012
    Three of four new maps offer full-scale urban combat that was sorely missing in Battlefield 3. But why this expansion is so sparse on content?
  9. Dec 17, 2011
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 149 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Oct 25, 2011
    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. Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2011
    To be honest, I don't know why people can rate it 0 , either they are on crack or get pissed on their own computer that can't play this awesome dlc.Seriously, the remake of BF2 is the best idea, wide maps with Freedom, with the destruction ability of frostbite 2, B2K is simply the most recommended dlc, at least not only remake of maps but also added new vehicles to the game . Though there is some bugs and glitches but it doesn't mainly effect the game. Good map pack , New assignments and vehicles, free for pre-order, worth any penny Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2011
    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 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. Full Review »