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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: 60 out of 61
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  1. Nov 4, 2011
    100
    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
    95
    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
    93
    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
    90
    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
    85
    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
    70
    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
    10
    Simply amazing game. I have been an fps fan for ages and played all the different series. This is easily the best fps game I've ever played.Simply amazing game. I have been an fps fan for ages and played all the different series. This is easily the best fps game I've ever played. The single player campaign is a fun distraction, but multiplayer is where this game really shines. Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2011
    10
    This IS the perfect shooter. Do not believe what the Cod-fanboys and braindead "BF-veterans" are saying. This IS perfection. It is hard to putThis IS the perfect shooter. Do not believe what the Cod-fanboys and braindead "BF-veterans" are saying. This IS perfection. It is hard to put to words how amazingly, astonoshingly awesome this game is, all i can say is: GREAT job Dice/EA, this IS superior to all other FPS-games. Buying COD instead of BF3 this season is the dumbest thing you can do. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    10
    great game single player amazing, multiplayer also amazing. so much better than the beta this is a great game and i think dice have reallygreat 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 Expand
  4. Aug 7, 2018
    9
    Years after its release, Battlefield 3 is still a very impressive shooter, both visually and gameplay-wise.
  5. Nov 15, 2011
    8
    The game looks and plays great. There are some issues, but there seems to be with any of the releases these day. They'll get addressed after aThe game looks and plays great. There are some issues, but there seems to be with any of the releases these day. They'll get addressed after a patch cycle or two. The game feels like a return to the days of 1942 and BF2. I've not had any desire to play the single player so I'll not even reference. Battlefield started out as a multi-player franchise, they should just let it stand at that. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2011
    6
    Battlefield 3 can be a fun game when it works. To play BF3, you'll need to install Origin. Origin is completely useless unless you want toBattlefield 3 can be a fun game when it works. To play BF3, you'll need to install Origin. Origin is completely useless unless you want to play EA games. What raises concerns is that Origin scans your PC for information. In laymans terms, it's both a game launcher/EA store but also a form of spyware. In both the visual and sound department, BF3 soars. I haven't played a game that sounds are looks as good as BF3 to date. The sounds that guns and explosions make add to the immersion and bring the game to life. Sometimes though, it can be difficult to locate the source of a sound. This can create a problem because situational awareness is key to win in BF3. Despite the cutting edge visuals and great sound, the gameplay in BF3 is poorly executed. The game is riddled with bugs and game mechanics that have made me scratch my head a bit. For instance, while playing on hardcore servers if a teammate kills you the kill counts against your K/D. Most, if not all, the servers I've played on had sever lag. Rubberbanding was suppose to be fixed in the latest server patch but in my personal experience the problem became more pronounced. Hit detection hasn't been fixed either. During the beta this was a concern raised by the community and apparently ignored by DICE. Battlelog has replaced the standard ingame server browser. It's a nice idea but poorly executed as well. Whenever I attempt to join a server BF3.exe will force close every other time I attempt to connect. This requires me to make two attempts to connect to a game. It can become frustrating when the server I'm trying to connect to is full. Most of the weapons in BF3 feel very similar. Rather than have multiple weapons with different strengths and weaknesses, DICE pretty much made them all nearly identical. In fact, weapon statistics are no where to be found other than a brief description of each weapon. Some of these descriptions are accurate while others are not. The various multiplayer maps have their strengths and weakness. Most of the close quarter maps are non-linear while some are linear. The linear maps aren't as fun to play but are more tolerable since spawn points are bearable. The non-linear maps have players of either team spawning in random locations. This leads to spawning near opponents or having opponents spawn right behind you. Many issues were fixed from the beta but many weren't. RPGs sometimes make the "shot" sound but actually never launch the missile. It's obvious bugs like this that make the game seem rushed and why this game could have easily scored a 9 or 10 for me but I can't overlook the carelessness of DICE. This game, as it stands now, is nothing more than a 6. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Одни читаки и задроты, графоний посредственный, но спрятан за голубыми цветофильтрами.Одни читаки и задроты, графоний посредственный, но спрятан за голубыми цветофильтрами.

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