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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: 53 out of 57
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  1. 96
    Every FPS game has its place but if you loved Battlefield 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2 and sunk hours into the multiplayer of those games, then be prepared to sink another few hundred hours into Battlefield 3.
  2. Oct 31, 2011
    91
    Maybe Battlefield 3's off-line side is a little bit irregular, but the multiplayer mode is outright stunning. 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.
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    90
    All in all, Battlefield 3 is one of the best multiplayer experiences around.
  4. Oct 31, 2011
    85
    Sadly, Battlefield 3 is only capable of being the game it should be on a decent PC. As good as it is on the console (looks pretty good for a console game, and is technically pretty stable) - it is still a shadow of it's true self. We don't know if DICE actually favoured the PC as a platform over the consoles, but we feel they did try their best. Sadly, the ageing console hardware naturally limits what is possible.
  5. Dec 13, 2011
    80
    All the other components are in place and Battlefield 3 is a good game, but the x-factor of the players is holding it back right now.
  6. Nov 2, 2011
    80
    Your enjoyment of Battlefield 3 will be dependent on what you want out of it. If you are the type of gamer who only wants to play the game for its story then I would highly suggest you rent this game first so that you know what you are getting in to. The multiplayer is really where the fun is here and if you have been a fan of the franchise in the past then you should have a great time here.
  7. Oct 26, 2011
    70
    Still, as a complete package it in no way lives up to the expectation. Only one of its three core elements (single player, co-op and multiplayer) is worth your time, the other two feeling as though they've been added merely to increase the number of potential bullet points on the back of the box. Depending on which elements you're interested in Battlefield 3 will either be your game of the year, or your letdown of… well, the year.

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  1. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    Campaign, very disappointing but multiplayer? Awesome! Amazing! The action and excitement comes from all around you, 360 degrees! But as forCampaign, very disappointing but multiplayer? Awesome! Amazing! The action and excitement comes from all around you, 360 degrees! But as for Modern Warfare3 it's all in a straight line which is fun at times but people prefer the fun to be all around you and getting shot by jets from up above. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    This game is awesome. Great addition to the BF franchise. Flying jets? check. Driving tanks? check. Best FPS multiplayer ever? check.This game is awesome. Great addition to the BF franchise. Flying jets? check. Driving tanks? check. Best FPS multiplayer ever? check.

    Only downside to this game are the players who refuse to play as a team, and players that camp vehicle spawn points.
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  3. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    This game is incredibly fun. Never was a big fan of the BF series, but BC2 was what turned me. The online is hectic and tactical/slow andThis game is incredibly fun. Never was a big fan of the BF series, but BC2 was what turned me. The online is hectic and tactical/slow and deliberate all at the same time. This iteration shows a huge leap in the controls and hit detection. Your movement is tight and fluid. Gone is the BC2 clunkiness. Minimal lag so far which is surprising on launch nite. IMPROVED EVERY SINGLE ISSUE MANY HAD WITH THE BETA! First game i got in i had a "Battlefield Moment". Its an amazing feeling to be defending an MCOM and feel a huge explosion and turn around to see the building you are in now has a huge hole in the wall. It is so immersive. The campaign is akin to a blockbuster movie more so than a huge adventure, but thats how fps games are in todays industry. Anyone saying this experience is less than an 8 needs to stop basing their review on how well they play online and start basing it on the game itself. BF3 is sure to be the top contender for shooters this year. i give it a 10 simply because it lives up to all it was said to be, which is all most gamers ask for. Great work DICE! Expand
  4. Nov 11, 2011
    9
    At first I bought the game because of the hype. Now, after weeks, I can truly say this game is one of the most addictive games ive played,At first I bought the game because of the hype. Now, after weeks, I can truly say this game is one of the most addictive games ive played, save for skyrim. The campaing is crap. I mean if theres one point im willing to give COD is that their single player is aways an awesome time. But BF3 multiplayer is were the good stuff is at. Every round plays so differently, its basically neverending fun. I honestly cant stop playing this damned game. Anyway, the graphics are amazing, the maps are huge, games run mostly lag free. I love this game Expand
  5. May 19, 2012
    8
    Yes the game has flaws (multiplayer glitch weapons mainly). On the whole this game is jawdroppingly amazing. The length and width of maps isYes the game has flaws (multiplayer glitch weapons mainly). On the whole this game is jawdroppingly amazing. The length and width of maps is second to none. They are huge and varied and take ages to traverse without vehicles. The huge range of weapons is also second to none with approximately 20 per class to master.
    As far i am concerned, this knocks any cod game out cold as everything just works so much better and now that private& totally customisable servers are available, the game has received a fresh breath of life. Dice listened to the fans and gave them what they wanted (a rarity these days) and with new content planned at regular intervals between june 2012 & march 2013, this behemoth game can only get bigger and better, even adding battlefield premium (akin to cod:elite but more powerful). This game will continue to go from strength to strength, whilst cod fans will have to rely on their yearly november rehash / rerelease of the same game again and again
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  6. Dec 14, 2013
    7
    Reasonable game, i do prefer the bad companies better as they had more of a destructive feel and had heavy team work game modes as well asReasonable game, i do prefer the bad companies better as they had more of a destructive feel and had heavy team work game modes as well as lone wolf game modes online, this game doesn't and is teamworked base but not quite enough and should have lone wolf style e. It can be a glitchy with spawns at some points but is a good now and then game. Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2011
    0
    Seems like a cheap MW knockoff. It is hard controls. The campaign is so bad you will throw up. I didn't know Xbox games allowed games toSeems like a cheap MW knockoff. It is hard controls. The campaign is so bad you will throw up. I didn't know Xbox games allowed games to ship with this many bugs, bad MS! Worst buy ever. Expand

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