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  • Summary: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new drivable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, this expansion pack also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault. Armored Kill also includes the biggest map inBattlefield 3: Armored Kill ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new drivable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, this expansion pack also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault. Armored Kill also includes the biggest map in Battlefield history.

    KEY FEATURES:

    * All-out vehicle warfare on four new maps
    * Includes the biggest map in Battlefield history
    * Drive five new vehicles, including tank destroyers, mobile artillery and an ATV or spawn on the gunship and man the cannons
    * Earn 20+ unlocks for the new vehicles
    * New Tank Superiority game mode
    * Earn five new Assignments
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Oct 28, 2012
    100
    The pinnacle of full-scale multiplayer warfare, Armored Kill is Battlefield perfected. [Nov 2012, p.85]
  2. Jan 2, 2013
    93
    All in all the maps offer a nice diverse package with plenty of tactical possibilities.
  3. Oct 17, 2012
    90
    Finally, BF3 gets some DLC emphasizes everything that makes the series great. With a focus on maps and new game modes that enhance both the team-based and vehicle gameplay, this pack does exactly what every DLC release should do: makes the base game better. This should pull those who have drifted away from the game in recent months back into the battle!
  4. PC Gamer
    Nov 6, 2012
    83
    After some missteps, it's Battlefield back to focusing on what it does best. [Holiday 2012, p.73]
  5. Oct 15, 2012
    80
    A well-made DLC bringing fights with ground/air machines on large maps for all the fans. Here and there you may get into infantry encounters, but that is not the point. Battlefield 3 successfully expands its possibilities and gaming styles portfolio.
  6. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    A few nitpicks aside, Armored Kill is the best Battlefield 3 expansion so far.
  7. Sep 20, 2012
    70
    Armored Kill add-on doesn't change the basics of Battlefield 3 in such a way, that we'd want it to. Quality of new maps is uneven, and there are no massive vehicle based battles (even though the title can suggest it). There is some disappointment spread around this DLC - most importantly the new Tank Superiority game mode is not as interesting as one might think. But all in all, fans of Battlefield 3 should consider buying this expansion - for them it'll be worth it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Feb 26, 2021
    10
    Disclaimer: Due to the behavior of premier servers, buying BF3 DLCs individually doesn't allow you to play on them even if you own the DLC ofDisclaimer: Due to the behavior of premier servers, buying BF3 DLCs individually doesn't allow you to play on them even if you own the DLC of the map that is currently in rotation. In other words, none of the DLCs are worth buying over premium. If you want a specific DLC, get premium or don't bother getting it at all.

    Excellent DLC that provided big maps with plenty of vehicles which were more common on BF1942 and BF2 maps. It doesn't feature any new weapons but does come with two new vehicle classes (Mobile artillery and Tank destroyers) and their own unlocks.

    New vehicles: tank destroyers and mobile artillery are found exclusively on the Armored Kill maps. TDs resemble IFVs but have the firepower of a tank while mobile artillery are unique and don't really have a counterpart in previous BF games, only a similar role to the artillery of the BF2 commander.

    Maps: Four excellent maps provide all out vehicle warfare but still with good dedicated infantry locations to fight in. Armored Shield, Bandar Desert, and Death Valley are some of the best maps in the entire franchise. They're very balanced, provide diverse playstyles, and are all vehicle oriented. Due to the dedicated infantry locations, TDM plays very well on them despite not being specifically designed for them.

    Pitfalls: The AC-130 is a marketing gimmick that doesn't have a place in the game. It's either underwhelming when played on Conquest or ridiculously overpowered when played on Rush. The rush game mode is singlehandedly ruined by the AC-130 making this the a worse DLC for consoles. The new game mode Tank Superiority is not very well thought of and quite unfun.
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  2. Nov 13, 2012
    9
    This DLC is what Battlefield 3 should be from the VERY FIRST DAY, new maps are simply BEAUTIFUL on a strong PC. This is the most beautifulThis DLC is what Battlefield 3 should be from the VERY FIRST DAY, new maps are simply BEAUTIFUL on a strong PC. This is the most beautiful multiplayer i have EVER played. Also gameplay is amazing on a new maps. I must admit that new vehicles type dosen't bring much new into the game, but that's it, all the rest is Amazing and i think you should go out and buy it NOW. Expand
  3. Oct 9, 2012
    9
    I really like this expansion over B2K and CQ. I bought Battlefield for the epic battles with tanks, jets, choppers, and the like. BFBC2I really like this expansion over B2K and CQ. I bought Battlefield for the epic battles with tanks, jets, choppers, and the like. BFBC2 ruined some of the fun I had going with each expansion in the series, and 2142 is no different. BF3 brings it all back, although, if anything the maps still feel too small. How about a jet only map similar to Coral Sea and really expand the fighting area. I love the fact that uncap areas are off limits. My only gripe is that the AA/Tunguska is no where to be found in most games. It spawns, but it's either the favorite target of everyone or I just cannot ever find except when I'm in a jet of course.

    I'll admit, my skill in this game is terrible. And yet, one game I'll be in the top 3, the next dead last. Balancing the game is more important in this DLC with teams. It really is evidenced when you are at a flag in one tank and the rest of your team is AFK, charging off alone in random jeeps, or waiting for the helicopter/jet. Meanwhile, I'm a sitting duck for the coordinated tank army fast approaching. And the AC-130, I love it. I hate it when I get shot capping a flag, but it adds an element that is super fresh and fun. I find myself only joining servers with this DLC or have this DLC in constant rotation. I have no major complaints. If anything it is still too small. This is coming from someone who plays flight simulators (ironic that I would play arcade); if anything I would like to see double or triple the size. Have us in what they call a furball with guns blazing, missles flying, and even have crazy stuff like battleships with AA, emulate real Tunguskas, and dare I say terrifying things like S300s. Bring in things like flying under the radar, loft bombing, and other cool things. Keep it arcade, but add in more elements and bigger areas so I do not feel like my role is to do 8G turns the whole time.
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  4. Sep 26, 2012
    9
    Fantastic Expansion for Battlefield 3. Brings in some massive maps with exciting vehicle warfare. Each map has a unique look and feel andFantastic Expansion for Battlefield 3. Brings in some massive maps with exciting vehicle warfare. Each map has a unique look and feel and bring a new level of combat to the game. They are beautifully designed and fit in perfectly with the maps already included in the game. Tank superiority is a bit disappointing as it can be fairly boring but every other game mode is exciting and a lot of fun to play on these maps. This expansion is well worth purchasing on its own or with the Premium package. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2012
    9
    Huge, beautiful and very well designed maps. New and interesting vehicles like the tank destroyer or the AC-130. The best DLC for BattlefieldHuge, beautiful and very well designed maps. New and interesting vehicles like the tank destroyer or the AC-130. The best DLC for Battlefield 3 so far in my opinion. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    8
    So far this is my favorite expension pack for BF3. The new vehicles are a great addition and provide some added variety to the roster. TheSo far this is my favorite expension pack for BF3. The new vehicles are a great addition and provide some added variety to the roster. The maps are obviously huge and on the hole are generally well designed and provide a step forward for the BF3 game. My only gripe is that because the maps are so big if there are a lack of vehicels about (which does sometimes happen) there is a long walk ahead of you to the next checkpoint or to pick up a ride. This asside i have and will spend many more hours on this expension pack Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2012
    3
    In Battlefield I love using tanks on maps such as Caspain Border, I expected this to be fun as such and it just wasn't. What a complete letIn Battlefield I love using tanks on maps such as Caspain Border, I expected this to be fun as such and it just wasn't. What a complete let down and waste of money, the maps are absolutely terrible. If you love Battlefield tanking I would avoid the expansion and instead play normal maps with tanks on, because it's a lot more fun than what this expansion offers. Expand

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