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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 Collapse
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    Good game, still waiting for the dlc, been playing since release and havent really got any problems with it appart from the auto join needs to be fixed so you get put in servers in your own country :) Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    Single player = 6/10 Haven't bothered to finish it yet, not bad just nothing special especially compared to Multiplayer

    Co-Op = 7/10 nice
    idea, mainly good teamwork just too short especially if trying to unlock everything.

    Multi = 9/10 Good variety of map sizes more path options for most maps (so its not just a sniper fest like BFBC2) only needs to intergrate teamwork better - not sure how they would do this but maybe give squads specific objectives eg you join a squad to take out objective in rush or certain points in conquest. Rush = almost perfect muliplayer game just need more cohesive team work.

    Graphics = 9.5/10 (needs 3d vision enabled properly but otherwise its the best looking game out there.

    Compared to CODMW3 - if you like teamwork with objectives (or just love great graphics) then BF3 if you like small (read tiny compared to BF3) spray and pray maps that are very intense and are onyl really about the k/d ratio then CODMW3
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    An average shooter with some good graphics. Very linear and static. It does steal a lot from the COD franchise. There are alot of problems with the mp version and the sp version is very linear and quite average in comparison to other great fps(Crysis1). Too much shine and not enough substance. Expand
  7. May 27, 2013
    The game itself is decent, but the online servers that they use to run the game is very poor. A lot of times, you try to log in to play and you get all kinds of errors, and there is never any information or help. Until they fix these problems, buyer beware. Expect to be frustrated. Expand

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