Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Dec 28, 2011
    90
    Packs a fancy new jet that can take off vertically. [Feb 2012, p.112]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Dec 13, 2011
    9
    Finally some DLC with some value! New maps, vehicles, weapons, and objectives just add to an already amazing online experience. These maps,Finally some DLC with some value! New maps, vehicles, weapons, and objectives just add to an already amazing online experience. These maps, although having been released before in past games, have been redone with exceptional care and quality. If this is the standard that this franchise is going to have with their DLC, then I am already anticipating the next batch. Full Review »
  2. 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 goodexcellent 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 yourAmazing. 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... Full Review »