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  1. Packs a fancy new jet that can take off vertically. [Feb 2012, p.112]
  2. Dec 14, 2011
    90
    Paid or free, as map packs go, Back to Karkand is hard to fault. The maps themselves are excellent, tried and trusted classics that (Wake Island's diminished scope aside) have been thoughtfully reconstructed for modern FPS play.
  3. Dec 15, 2011
    90
    Back To Karkand is a great DLC. The four maps are true classics from a glorious past, now even more awesome than ever thanks to the Frostbyte 2 engine. The new objective system is really nice and grants a brand new experience to the original game.
  4. 80
    The return of Battlefield 2's Conquest Assault mode doesn't bring a ton to the table, either: giving one side possession of all control points right at the outset is an interesting wrinkle, but it hardly reinvents the experience. On the other hand, when those four classic maps are this much fun to storm around in, who says anything needs to be brand-spanking-new?
  5. Jan 3, 2012
    80
    If you are a big Battlefield 3 player it is a no brainer to purchase this DLC, even if it is purely just to have no restrictions when finding a server to play on.
  6. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    Four great maps and a bunch of tweaked weapons and vehicles, all for the annoying price of about NZ $30. Casual fans might want to wait until this thing sees a price drop, but if you're heavily invested in your Battlefield 3 multiplayer then you'll get a lot out of these new maps.
  7. Dec 14, 2011
    70
    An odd mixture of the classic and the inessential, but there's no arguing over the quality of at least three of the maps in this relatively content rich download.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Mar 1, 2012
    10
    Excelente!! nice work with the new maps, vehicles, weapons and objectives... amazing experience playing this DLC Excelente!! increÃ
  2. Jun 1, 2012
    10
    The Karkand map is worth the 1200 MS Points this DLC costs by itself. I do prefer the Battlefield 2 MC version of this simply because of the larger map, but with a 12 v 12 situation this version for the consoles is still great and makes sense since the consoles can't handle the large-scale . The other three maps included are great maps too, but Karkand is timeless. We probably won't really NEED more maps with this expansion for BF3, but I'd certainly welcome a few more quality maps into the rotation. Expand
  3. Dec 21, 2011
    10
    Very good DLC. Everything has worked perfectly for me. No lag issues have appeared at all.
    Pros:
    -Great update to a few old, but very good
    maps.
    -Assignments are a welcome addition. Adds more "carrots at the end of a stick" to keep you pushing to unlock more things
    -Great value for the price (especially if you preordered the game and got the DLC for free)
    Cons: -Conquest Assault game mode seems a little unbalanced/unfair (attacking team begins losing tickets at the beginning of the game while defenders do not)
    - A few "stages" on RUSH are favored heavily toward the defenders
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  4. Feb 21, 2012
    9
    Classic Maps, Great Vehicles, New Weapons, Basically Free if you bought the game new.
    Everything about this expansion is just great. Although
    i have to give this a 9 because I'm not too fond of the "Assignments" system you have to use in which to unlock the new weapons, some are easy, others are hard. Expand
  5. Dec 13, 2011
    9
    excellent dlc everything works great.only downside is the 2.7 gigabites the whole update takes.the new weapons and vehicles are a good addition to the experience and conquest assault rockss. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2011
    9
    Amazing. EA and DICE has made Battlefield 3 even better than it was, increased destruction, more vehicles, wide open space to take out your enemies in.. The only thing that keeps this from being a 10 is the lag and rubberbanding... Expand
  7. Mar 27, 2012
    0
    Untill you bring us back the previous way to play the game is COMPLETELY useless!!! Guys don't let you be blackmailed by the game dev. Simply because the wake-up one day and thought:"Oh, lets make some more money, from the gamers!!!" Great game, ruined by its creators!!! TRAGIC!!! Expand

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